Bend and Snap Market Gift Guide (1/3)

This month we will be celebrating a fabulous 2013 of Bend and Snap Market by bringing all of you market lovers not just one day filled with market love but an ENTIRE WEEKEND of art, design, fashion and vintage wonders, sweet treats, a gift wrapping station with locally designed gift wrap created by textile designer me.u and lots of fun times.

We will be having our market day on both Saturday 21st December 11:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city.

Amongst a golden wonderland over the weekend, you will find a range of wonderful wares and perfect gifts from talented artists and designers such as unique artwork, jewellery and trinkets, leatherwork, glowing mushroom landscapes, various homewares, soy candles and an array of crafty miscellany, vintage clothing and accessories.

Here is a little peak (a gift guide*, if you will) into some items created by our talented troupe of makers that you will see on market day on Saturday 21st December 11:00am to 4:00pm amongst a bevy of beautiful stall holders with AGNI LASS, CREATE COMMUNITY, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CUTE HAPPY ROUND, DESMOND WOLF, DREAMING CO. ♧, EELAV MCBEE, ELIZABETH & MARY, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, GIRL IN A CLOUD, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, ME-UMIA CHICKADEE, PEPPERMINT FOX, ROXANNE COLK, SCRABBLE KITTY, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, VICKI LEIGH JEWELLERY and ZIN & BERT.

*this guide is just the very tip of the amazement you will find at our market day(s), we could not possibly cover the entire scope of all the wonders that await!

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Agni is currently traveling in Australia from Estonia, writing stories and making crochet jewellery inspired by the places she visits and stay. Many of them are made of shells she collect from different Australian beaches. See more of her beautiful pieces and stories here.

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These cheeky little guys by the prolific creature maker, The Creature Workshop, to let the cheer linger all year round. See more from The Creature Workshop’s 2013 Christmas Collection here. Also, see the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with The Creature Workshop here.

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The cutest cards by Cute Happy Round, expect to also find lots of gift tags, badges and magnets to make you smile. See the recent stall holder interview we had with the colourful designer here.

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This geraldton wax piece by leather craft extraordinaire Desmond Wolf. See the stall holder interview we had last month with Desmond Wolf here.

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Beautiful creations from felt based artist Dreaming Co. ♧ See the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with Dreaming Co. ♧ here.

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Delicate and delish soy candles from by our sweet peas Elizabeth & Mary, repurposing jam jars and filling them with sugary scents to sweeten up your life.

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Ethereal art work by Girl in a Cloud (pictured: “Portrait of a song”) and while you are on floating her cloud, be sure to also check out the artwork by Roxanne Colk. See the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with Girl in a Cloud here.

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Avant garde art pieces by recent jewellery design graduate, Helen Fleur Designs. See the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with Helen here.

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Foxy items for foxy ladies and gentleman by Peppermint Fox. See the stall holder interview we had with Peppermint Fox last month here.

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ALL THE OWLSES from our favourite crazy owl lady, Scrabble Kitty and a whole range of festive owls (and other non-owl treats too!). See the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with Scrabble Kitty here.

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Sweet ear candy singing loud lusty songs by Vicki Leigh Jewellery.

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Concrete bowls by Zin + Bert for the pestle to your mortar. See the stall holder interview we had earlier in the year with Zin, Bert and Erin here.

And we are thrilled to be having me.u showcasing their exclusive designs on unique gift wrap as part of our gift wrapping station running throughout the weekend.

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See all the details on the me.u gift wrapping station here and the gorgeous stall holder interview with me.u from earlier in the year here.

Be sure to also indulge in a merry feast in the 1000 £ Bend cafe out front with their delish newly revamped menu. while admiring some of the amazing Cafe Artwork on the cafe wall, and featuring a curated selection of our regular stall holders, including artists: The Creature Workshop, Girl in a Cloud, Joining Forces Collective, Julie’s Little World, Lauren Nicholson, Sharntay and Tom Cartoonist.

And be sure to also pop by on the Sunday to fossick about the wonderful wares on show by stall holders: And more on SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER 11:00AM TO 4:00PM with  BOLD AND STRIKING, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTREADS, EELAV MCBEE, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HERBERT FOUND & HERBERT MADE, JUX, LIBERTY’S HEART, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MADE INC., ME-U, MIA CHICKADEE, MOOM SHOOM, MONTAGE MOSAICS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, RUBY LOUISE, SPIRIT OF LIGHT, STEF COLLECTIONS, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and TOPCAT VINTAGE.

Stay tuned for more of the sneaky peaks, the gift guides* for Sunday and for the entire weekend (*remember the gift guides are just the very tip of the amazement you will find at our market day(s), we could not possibly cover the entire scope of all the wonders that await) and stall holder interviews to prepare you for all of the market fun we will be having for our Bend and Snap Market Weekend on Saturday 21st December 11:00am to 4:00pm to Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend.

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