IL

Juana Ryan

StellaLily Studio

Chicago, IL

www.stellalily.com

2017 booth # 32A

I hand print my photographs on fiber paper and mount them onto painted birch panels. I add lacquer, UV coating and hand pour resin over the whole piece. This adds depth and a clean finish. I also hand transfer my photos onto white marble. The paper is removed and I add multiple layer of acrylic to the surface. Cork is then added to the back. These can be used as coasters or small pieces of affordable art.

 

© Juana Ryan

© Juana Ryan

Sunny Liang

S.K Photography

Chicago, IL

www.keithliang.com

2017 booth #.

Most of my photographs were taken in the moving clouds and mist, which result in strong pictorial effects. They express the exquisite and tranquility of nature. I try to merge the tradition with the modern, the East with the West. The more you look at my works, the more you will enjoy them and relax yourself.

All my works are produced using traditional photography techniques and tools. Some of my works are combinations of two or three negatives. I have tried to show in my works special atmosphere, best pictorial layout accurate colors. Rich layers and finest framing.

© Sunny Liang

© Sunny Liang

Lisa Williams

Algonquin, IL

lisawilliamsjewelry.com

2019 booth #

© Lisa Williams

© Lisa Williams

My work encompasses all aspects of jewelry making. Each piece is a unique hand fabricated design from silver flat sheet and wire with emphasis on comfort of wearability and elegance. To manipulate the metal, I employ an array of techniques, including hammering, hollowware, rollprinting, marriage of metals, etching, and tool fabrication. My designs boast an urban flair characterized by delicate and intricate textures.
I derive my inspiration for textures, shapes, lines and patterns from simple details that surround us everyday and everywhere. My studio is filled with natural elements I have collected over the years. Among my greatest sources of inspiration is a box of “ metal things,” including scrap, as well as my own experimental designs, in various stages, which I save and use to spark imagination and evolution. 

Jacqueline Bevan

Jewels Botanica

Round Lake Beach, IL

jacqueline-bevan.pixels.com

2017 booth # 74A

My jewelry features glass with real leaves from my garden fused inside. As the glass melts, the leaves burn and the carbon is permanently trapped within. The glass is adhered onto texturized, fine silver pieces which I’ve created out of Precious Metal Clay. I’ve also wrapped the glass with hand-twisted, 14k gold and sterling silver wire. As my garden always has an element of unpredictability, so too do the leaves inside the glass. Many leaves burn-out during the firing process making opening the kiln a surprise. Every piece of my glass is as unique as the leaves held within.

© Jacqueline Bevan

© Jacqueline Bevan

Sara Hoffland

Knitty Gritty by Sara

Winfield, IL

www.knittygrittybysara.com

© Sara Hoffland

© Sara Hoffland

2017 booth # 75C

I have combined my love of fiber and fashion to create wearable art that's original and fun to wear! The nuno felt process uses soap, water, and agitation to fuse wool and hand dyed silk. I hand blend the wool into custom colors. I also use a resist so there is no sewing involved. Each piece is made one at a time so they are all one of a kind.