Trinkets Aplenty at Basilica Farm & Flea

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Along with the delectable, edible items we touched upon yesterday, Basilica Farm & Flea will also have a selection of hand-made and otherwise unique jewelry vendors. Don’t get me wrong, I love food, but artisan jewelry happens to be my sin of choice. In addition to a variety of vendors, the three-day event taking place November 27th – 29th will also be hosting three workshops. On Saturday, Nancy Soriano, the mastermind behind The Jewelry Recipe Book, will be teaching how to transform mundane materials into fabulous, hand-made jewelry. The workshop is offered in the morning and again in the afternoon, and for the reasonable price of $50 includes materials, instruction, and a signed copy of the aforementioned “recipe” book. Even if you’re not the artistic type, invite a friend along and get crafty with Soriano the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Some of us made jewelry for a gift when we were little, why not give it another shot? Alternatively, check out some other vendors at the rest of the Farm & Flea, if you aren’t the artistic type.

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Carrie Bilbo: The first listing on this site I fell in love with. I’ve been looking for a nice pair of raw cut earrings for a while, and these Herkimer studs are just the ticket. Herkimer, for those not so familiar with gemstones, is mined only in Herkimer County, NY. I have a chunk of it by my bedside, because one of its supposed properties is enhancing dreams. Whether or not your nighttime experiences change, these earrings will look amazing in the morning.

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Nadine Medina Designs: This vendor seems like a good one to scope out for some simple yet edgy statement pieces. Example above: a “simple spike” necklace, available in a bullet, pendulum, etc. This vendor also seems to be on the less pricey side of things, which is nice if you’re looking to add several items to your collection.

Check out the rest of the vendors on Basilica Farm & Flea’s website. Try not to spend all your money before you get there, though; I know I’m having trouble.

About Mary Looram

Mary has been a resident of the Hudson Valley since birth. When not working, she enjoys leisurely evenings at home with her gerbil and her hedgehog.

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