Lucile Martin / Lucile Martin Jewelry
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Since 1992, Lucile Martin has been designing fine silver and gold jewelry. She has taken an unconventional approach to traditional jewelry making techniques - establishing her own brand of design. Lucile embraces the natural imperfections of the gemstones and pearls she chooses to embellish the silver and gold foundation. Because of her unique style, each piece has a charming character that cannot be replicated. In 2009, Lucile Martin decided to become a traveling gallery and was welcomed into the Sugarloaf Craft Festival family.
Shandor Madjar / Madjar Designs
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
"Mechanical Wearable Works of Art"
Life as an artist isn't always easy. Early on, Shandor Madjar was faced with hardships in which many artists are familiar. Unsuccessful attempts at selling his work door to door led him to join the art festival circuit. Throughout the years, Shandor has flourished as a successful jewelry designer. His multi-dimensional talents can be seen through his wearable works of art. He fuses sculpture, metalsmithing, and mechanical engineering together to cleverly compose each piece of adornment.
Lynne Manning / Bartholomew's Brilliant Boxes
misc / mixed media
Hometown: Hull, MA
Caroline Manzo / Manzo'd with Children
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Though she’s recently started a fast-growing homemade soap business, most people know of Caroline Manzo as one of the famous “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” As a result of her popularity on that reality program, she now has her own Bravo show called “Manzo’d With Children” that details the daily ins and outs of being the matriarch of a loving, loyal and sometimes unpredictable Italian family.
She’s come to be known as a relatable wife and mother on TV, but Manzo’s talents extend far beyond her own household. Today, her online shop, Friendly Monkey Soap Company, is attracting new fans from around the world. Her artistic forays have even been featured on “Manzo’d With Children” in Season 3 Episode 4: Crafts Sales and Orgy Tales, where she first debuts her soaps at New Jersey’s Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Manzo continues to feature her soaps and bath bombs at other Sugarloaf art shows, and her products can be found on Instagram @friendlymonkeysoapco.
MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN
Season 3 | AIR DATE: Sep 25 9/8c
While Caroline and Lauren stay home in Jersey to focus on business, the Manzo men and Vito meet up with Greg Bennett for some boys bonding in Las Vegas. Caroline's nerves are on edge as she takes her soap-making hobby to the major leagues at NJ's Sugarloaf Craft Festival, where she quickly realizes that she is in way over her head. Meanwhile, an angry Lauren stews over frustrations about Vito leaving town during an important time for her. Finally, Chris and Albie both find themselves in sexy situations that have the entire group gasping in disbelief.
Robin Markowitz / SDJ Designs by Robin Markowitz
jewelry / glass
Hometown: Rockville, MD
"Contemporary Heirloom Jewelry"
Using vibrant-hued glass to express her admiration of color, artist, Robin Markowitz, designs striking jewelry. Her style is contemporary yet classic - designed to be passed down to future generations. Robin has been hand making jewelry for over 25 years! Her dedication to the craft is inspirational!
Christie May / Deneaux Design
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
George McCoy / GRM Custom Leather Design & Repair
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Merlys McGraw / The Merlys Collection, LLC
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Inspired by a shooting star in the South American sky, Founder and Creative Director, Merlys McGraw began designing earrings. Each earring requires only one single piercing, but looks as if the entire ear is bejeweled in decadence! First, she shapes sterling silver or yellow gold wire in a unique design that flows up the ear, then decorates them with the natural stones, crystals, and pearls. Her designs are 100% original and customizable to any ear size and shape.
David Meshberg / In the Dark with Dave
Hometown: Danielson, CT
Matthew Messenger / Twisted Wire Artisans, LLC
Joan Michlin / The Joan Michlin Collection
Patricia Mika / Treadled Threads
textiles & fashion design / weaving & knitting
Hometown: Center Harbor, NH
Jane Miller / Fresh as Paint
textiles & fashion design / clothing
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Jane Miller began the children's clothing line cleverly named after one of her great grandmother's favorite expressions - Fresh As Paint. Her intent was to design clothing for little ones that would grow with them, through the changing seasons. To accomplish this she uses comfortable yet durable fabrics and lots of elastic! Jane then dyes the garments with vibrant colors. Kiwi green, goldenrod, and periwinkle are a few of her favorites! She then paints delicate designs on each item to add an adorable finishing touch. Her children's clothing is so sought after that women started asking her to start a line for themselves. Lady Jane Designs was launched with the same comfort and durability standards in mind.
Paul Miller / Irma and Paul's Designs
wood / functional wood
Hometown: Brockway, PA
"Furniture that families want to gather around and pass down."
"Amish Fusion" is how woodworker and business owner, Paul Miller, describes his furniture. The combination of Amish craftsmanship and modern design make for a comfortable, trusted, beautiful product. Miller exclusively uses Appalachian hardwood, giving each piece of furniture a rustic finish. Dining sets are Oak Heritage Furniture's specialty, however any order can be customized and built for all rooms of the house.
Seymour Mondshein / Maple Leather Company
Lucy Moore / Lucy's Toys
textiles & soft sculpture / toys
Hometown: Anniston, AL
Luxurious man-made fur products the entire family can enjoy!
What once started as a handmade children's toy business, quickly evolved into something much greater... In 1967, school teacher, Lucy Moore, began sewing toys and puppets using man-made fur. She then turned her hobby into a business and started hand producing a wider variety of items including blankets and clothing. Nearly 50 years later, Lucy is still sewing away! She has won many awards from the best art and craft festivals across the nation for quality and creativity. All of Lucy's Toys are easy to care for and can be machine washed.
David Morrison / Dave's Woodcraft
wood / wood boxes
Hometown: Concord, NH
Mark Moss / Seven Barrels
Mark Mowen / Mowen Leather Designs
Hometown: Copley, OH
"America's finest leather craftsmen"
Using American Top Grain Cowhide, Mark Mowen hand makes attractive leather goods including fashionable clutches and bags. Having over 45 years in the industry, Mowen has become an expert in leather working. His designs are classic, elegant, and functional. The cowhide used is drum-dyed without using a finish to provide a "melt in your hand" softness. The quality of materials combined with expertise craftsmanship guarantee a long lasting product.
Mylynne, Cyndi / Double Vision Studio
Hometown: Palmyra, VA