Making things and selling them at craft fairs—that’s the stuff dreams are made of, especially layoff-fueled “Plan B” dreams. But from looks of things at the Renegade Craft Fair over the weekend, one might need genuine artistic talent to pull this one off. Like Kristen Aronsson of Williamsburg, an eyeglass designer by day who was at the fair selling these cut-leather necklaces at left for $40 and bags for $60 to $300. Find out more about her on www.kristenaronsson.com.
Here, a quick look at what some of the other Brooklyn-based artists are up to.
Keiko Hirosue from Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy sells fabric-lined suede booties for $100. www.kstar-nyc.com
Tamara Brooks of Bed Stuy sells wood, sterling and concrete jewelry, $25 to $90. www.tamaura.com
Handmade ceramic cupcakes and muffins, $30 a piece from the Brooklyn-based kg+ab. www.kgrandey.etsy.com
Williamsburg’s Joshua Ben Longo is making furry dolls with severe underbites, $40 and up. www.longoland.com
Colin Gentle of Carroll Gardens sells leather cuffs and chokers for $45 and up. www.cuffmodern.com