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Shipwreck Beads is excited to announce our FIRST EVER Artisan Market.  We had been toying with the idea for a while and decided, what the heck, LETS DO IT! We are hosting a craft fair in our parking lot on August 3rd.  Our local radio station, ROXY 94.5,will be here to do a live remote. There will be food and fabulous local artists.  There will be spots for over 50 vendors, so if you are interested, get your application in right away.

We wanted to celebrate our customers and our local crafting community.  Its our hope that we will have artisans of all mediums.  Not a jewelry artist? That’s okay! ALL hand-crafted artisans are welcome.  Perhaps you quilt or maybe you make clothing? Everyone is invited.  I am so excited to see what kind of turn out we might have.  Olympia is a hot bed for artsy and creative types and there is nothing us locals love more than supporting our own.

If you’ve never done a craft fair or market before, this would be a good opportunity to start.  $35 is a bargain price for a vendor fee and a 10×10 booth could easily be shared by more than one person.  We want to encourage anyone who is interested in participating to take a crack at it.

If you are in the Puget Sound area and are interested in participating as a vendor, please check out this link. Or, if you have any questions, email


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11 thoughts on “Shipwreck Beads Artisan Market

  • June 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Kelsey-
    Thanks for visiting my blog today and for the invite to join the Artisan Market. I was already on it! Ha! I already forwarded info about it to a friend of mine and I plan to apply! 😉 It would be fun to meet you there, too.

    • June 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

      YAY! I am so happy to hear that. It would be great to meet you as well. 😀 I’m so excited about this market. It will be a great experience for everyone involved, I think.

  • June 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Kelsy, I was really interested to learn of your new venture. I am part of a small artisan collective (8 of us, with specially invited guest artists to add variety, and workshops at each event). We are in Longridge, Lancashire, England and are called Design Platform. We set up our market with a similar ethos to yours three months ago and held our first event in May, which was a spectacular success. I was wondering if you would like to ‘twin’ with us to share experiences, ideas etc?

    • June 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Lindsay. Thank you for your comment! I would love to hear more about your experience. We are really excited about all of the new opportunities this could bring. Any feedback would be great. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

      • June 26, 2013 at 2:53 pm

        Are you thinking of setting up a Facebook page specially for it? That’s was one of our first actions; and we regularly share news of guest artists and new products on the page; it has been very successful. Ours is, come and have a look.


        • June 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

          That is on our to-do list. We will likely be starting one in the next week or so. I think its a great way to spread the word and high-light our vendors.

          • June 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

            Super, I’ll look out for it. Feel free to check out ours and use any of the ideas we had to start up; local celeb to open the first one; bucks fizz on arrival etc. All worked well.


          • June 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

            Bucks fizz??? I don’t know that term. LOL

          • June 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

            Ohhhhhhhh! Okay. We call that a mimosa. Yummy!!! We are thinking about doing a raffle and probably a simple, kid-friendly make and take at our own booth. Our local radio station will be here to do a live remote. We still have a lot of details to be ironed out.

          • June 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

            Sounds good, and yes we are having a raffle this time in aid of of the heritage centre where we hold our market …it is an old former railway station. We are all putting in a nice item. Our local paper came and did a two page spread on us, it was great publicity.

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