Category Archives: Crafter Guests

GlassAcademy

Glass Academy

GlassAcademy

 

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

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Our products are all hand made from molten glass here in our Dearborn, MI studio. For comic con our items will include mugs and shot glasses themed after our favorite heroes and villains as well as replica items inspired by top rated shows like Game of Thrones. All product is of great quality, stability, creativity and safe for any buyer; nothing sharp.

BarrelOfMonkeys

Barrel of Monkeys Buttons

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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The original pinback buttons, magnets and accessories created by Barrel of Monkeys are tiny pieces of wearable art, fridge graffiti and functional crafty items. Whimsical, sarcastic, inspirational and funny – express your mood or reflect your passion – there’s something for everybody! Additional items include magnets, badge reels, pocket mirrors, bottle openers, jumbo paperclips, necklaces, bookmarks, hair accessories and more. All items are made using quality, professional button parts and findings.

BasementArtCreations

Basement Art Creations

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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I fell in love with taking pictures when I was pretty young and someone gave me a miniature camera that was literally the size of the film you put in it, after that I was hooked!  Never far from a camera (usually hidden up my sleeve spy-style) I really liked the idea of documenting things around me.  I am complete crap at writing in a journal but look at my years of photos and you will definitely see a narrative of events in my life.
My photography has certainly changed over the years, I have spent many years working as an independent product, wedding, baby, portrait, pet, newspaper and a music loving band photographer!  Slowly searching my way through what photography would eventually be to me.
These days I think I have finally found my photographic happy place, here in this little niche where my love of toys and taking photos makes sense and work so nicely together.
I really just like making stuff that looks cool.  A lot of my subjects are recognizable (if not oddball) toys from the past so when someone steps into my booth at a festival and sees something they use to play with when they were young they instantly get a giant grin on their face.  My hope is that I am bringing these pieces back to life for them and in a way that would be suitably cool for them to display now.
I enjoy having to scoot up close to an object to really see the details and for this, toys work wonderfully.  I like feeling like what I am looking at, even if it is plastic, has life behind it’s eyes.
I feel lucky, I mean really, what other job is there where people just stand around and smile at your work…and hey, sometimes they even buy it!
FurryFelineCreatives

Furry Feline Creatives

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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Furry Feline Creatives is the character design studio representing the lifestyle brands Purridge & Friends and I Heart Poop Culture.  Started in 2012.  Two newly proud parents, Alvin & Cheri wanted their kids to grow up and recognize their individuality and differences.  Embracing themselves for who they are.  So they turned into creating their own characters to share the message of IndividualityCreativity and Family.  A bond between everyone in the family regardless of age to share the same interest and passions.

CreepyNCuteLogo

CreepynCuteShop, LLC

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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CreepynCuteShop’s motto is “Share the Love”!!! During Summer 2013, Metro Detroit based pals, Piper Smith (co-owner & artisan) and Doreen Defauw (co-owner & artisan) started designing and making original, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted creepy-n-cute zombie dolls. While their shop makes original, one-of-a-kind dolls, some dolls may be similarly reproduced by “special order” like the ‘celebrity’ dolls and their shop takes “custom order” requests for ‘portrait’ and ‘specialty’ dolls. CreepynCuteShop won ‘Staff Pick’ in 2014 and ‘Reader’s Choice’ in 2015 for Metro Times Detroit Best of Detroit Best Local Etsy Shop, has been featured on Fox2 News Detroit, as well as in several other media platforms.

CoolCritters

Cool Critters

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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I create stuffed critters. They can be plush monsters, extraterrestrial softies, unsettling couch companions, pet sacrifices or best friends. They are 100% hand made in Ypsilanti, Michigan and are all one of a kind.