Bill Baldwin / Bill and Sue Baldwin Leather
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Hometown: Hannibal, NY
Nature is a strong inspiration for upstate New York-based jeweler Brooke Barboza. She hand forges each piece to make unique works of art. Her handcrafting techniques ensure that each piece is truly unique, though it may be part of a series with a theme, such as moths or leaves. With her use of nature themes, Barboza hopes that each piece will make the wearer feel a connection to nature.
Each piece is made with metals such as sterling silver and gold. She also uses gemstones, precious and semi-precious stones to accent her pieces, such as tourmaline, citrine and pearl. Nature is present in many of her pieces such as the wisp of cattails growing in marshes, or the full open wingspan of a moth dotted with stones that shape the body.
Hometown: Hartland, MI
Hometown: Shelburne Falls, MA
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Long Island City, NY
Fine art jewelry lovers will instantly recognize Selen Bayrak’s inimitable creations. Noted for its variance of bold yet tasteful designs, this Queens-based artist’s work is uniquely inspired by Mother Nature. All Selen Design pieces are made with high-quality, allergen-free pewter and manufactured with an eco-friendly approach. Eclectic, inspired and artful, Selen Bayrak jewelry is finished with exquisite twisted metals and eye-catching mixed materials for a statement look.
Jewelry lovers and collectors will appreciate Selen Design’s one-of-a-kind pewter necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, pins and cufflinks. Selen Bayrak and Selen Design have been represented at many Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and we welcome you to come and view this maker’s exceptional collection first-hand at the next one. View our schedule for upcoming events and make sure to follow Bayrak for show information.
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Hometown: Millersville, VA
Hometown: Sparrows Point, MD
Hometown: Gum Spring, VA
Hometown: Crozet, VA
Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
The love of an angel is pure and eternal. That’s why Kelley Bowers’ Angels of Heart wooden angel wings plaques make such incredible gifts for loved ones and inspirational reminders in the home. These beautiful pieces are made from a wooden base with sculpted angel wings added to create striking texture and depth. Many also feature beautiful quotes or inspiring words that bring joy, love or healing to those who need it. Bowers has also crafted specialty angel wings for weddings, new babies and those who are grieving or going through a difficult time.
Each of the pieces in the Angels of Heart collection is handcrafted and numbered by Bowers. No two of these heartfelt works of art are exactly alike, making each one perfectly unique and special. View the complete collection online or see some firsthand by visiting Bowers at a Sugarloaf Crafts fair.
Hometown: Newmanstown, PA
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
If you have a funky, creative sense of style, you’ll love the show-stopping jewelry and accessories from Carli Bruno Leather. Based in Norwalk, CT, Bruno crafts each leather piece using a contemporary fusing method. This process involves layering thin sheets of hand-painted glass, which then take on a colorful and exciting look as they are fused in the kiln. Then, those glass pieces are paired with Argentinean leather to create memorable designs. In some cases, additional materials are incorporated as well, such as wood, chamois, metals and stones. The resulting one-of-a-kind pieces are something you’ll cherish for years to come as a standout piece of your wardrobe.
In addition to luxurious Argentinean leather jewelry, Carli Bruno Leather also has a number of fun and practical accessories for sale, such as leather totes, wristlets and sandals. These colorful and artistic items make wonderful gifts for loved ones. See Bruno’s incredible leather pieces firsthand and learn more about her unique creative process by visiting a Sugarloaf Craft festival.