Renegade Craft Fair – A Great Weekend in Williamsburg

Renegade Craft Fair 2013This weekend kept us on our toes – eye-crossing heat, sudden rain, a sporadic wind that felt like a gift but had a habit of flipping over anything not pinned down. The many tremendously friendly people we talked to made it all worth while.

This was my first outdoor market and I learned that the experience can be even more enjoyable if one’s booth neighbors are interesting to talk to. We lucked out.

And, as the weekend comes to an end, I love to think of my jewelry going off to be worn around the world!

Renegade Craft Fair 2013

There were many features to this event – 300 vendors, food, DJs, jewelry making workshops with a team from Martha Stewart magazine, and a clear view of the Empire State Building across the East River.

Renegade Craft Fair 2013

There is the food on the right, and the beginning of the vendor tents on the left. (Ours has the blue top and clever shade canopy out the back – a lifesaver that my husband rigged when it became clear we might be lobster-red without a fix. On Sunday, many other tents had grown their own back canopies.)

Renegade Craft Fair 2013

As I said, it was hot. Beyond wanting ice cream hot. Huddle in the shade hot.

Renegade Craft Fair 2013, Blue Dot Jewelry tableThere I am with Ian, on the left, who came from Taiwan with his beautiful, soft Italian leather goods, and Gillian, who makes wood-burned flasks and pocketknives, in town from Providence. When the DJs played Beastie Boys, Ian showed us a photo of his cute 10-month-old son back home in a Beastie Boys t-shirt!

Renegade Craft Fair 2013, Blue Dot JewelryHooray for a well-run, successful event. We loved seeing everyone who came by (especially some familiar faces) and look forward to next year’s Renegade Craft Fair!

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