October 8, 2011

CIB: Peek Inside the Bag

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is only one week away and the goody bags are still receiving contributions.  At our spring show there were visitors lined up as early as 7am, so you're going to want to get there early to snag one of the 50 free bags.  Currently, the goody bags are valued at over $100 each and contain more than 30 handmade samples.


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Robot Pop creates cute colorful jewelry using vintage and found materials. Stephanie's work incorporates beads, buttons, fabric, yarn and other non-traditional jewelry making elements. For the goody bags Robot Pop provided a mix of brooches and bobby pins. Make sure you stop by and visit her at the show because there's also a special coupon you can use at her booth.

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Ilene Kay sent in these enameled metal charms in a variety of shapes and colors. Ilene uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create sculptural jewelry with an Asian influence.

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Casey's Clutter is a funky little shop filled with snarky sayings, Scrabble tile pendants and childhood memories. Casey contributed these fun Lego pendants on ball chain necklaces and QR code 1" pins. Every goody bag contains a green or black necklace and pin.

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Can You Pixel This? provided pretty floral, snowflake and snowman blueprint bookmarks in plastic sleeves. You can color them yourself or leave as is, and be sure to check out the special Copic class you can take with Jessica G.

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All the goody bags also contain one of these gorgeous little aqua colored charms from Bespangled Jewelry. Jessica B. creates beaded special occasion jewelry using semiprecious natural gemstones, 14k gold fill and sterling silver. Visit her at Cowtown Indie Bazaar for a chance to trade in or upgrade your charm when you make a purchase at her booth.

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YVONNE4EYES contributed these two packs of hang tags featuring her "Jack is Back" and "Acorn" designs. Yvonne creates cards, jewelry, tags, prints and more featuring her drawings and eye chart art.

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Ginny at Green Glass Designs gives new life to glass objects most would normally toss out with the trash or recycling bin. For the bags she provided a mix of wine cork key chains and magnets. You can see her many glass and cork creations in person at Cowtown Indie Bazaar along with her sister shop Ginny Goes Green, which was featured in last week's sneak peeks.

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These hand knit ponytail holders were made by KnittyKnittyBangBang. Ashley and Janie create knit hats, gloves, scarves, socks, baby items and more from high quality yarns. They will be setup at the show and Ashley will be providing yarn spinning demos throughout the day.

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For all sorts of glitzy, feathery, flowery goodness visit Cooper Street at Cowtown Indie Bazaar. Misti sews fashionable hats, scarves and baby items and makes feather earrings, feather hair extensions and leather cuffs. For the goody bags she provided a variety of flower brooches that can be added to your favorite fall accessory or outfit.

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Etsy, a worldwide marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors, was kind enough to provide us with vinyl stickers, 1" pins, lip balm and letterpress cards for the bags. Each bag will contain a sticker, pin and either a lip balm or card.

Thank you to show sponsors Unanimous Craft, BurdaStyle, Sublime Stitching, Hope Center for Autism and Etsy Fort Worth for providing pins, bracelets and other promos for all the bags. Each bag will also feature an exclusive Cowtown Indie Bazaar 1" pin designed by Ilene Kay and made by Pantherkraft.

Select goody bags will include items from Frilled and Feathered, Dave's Feeders, Make It Sick!, Fine and Dandy and Lauren Neaves.