HMC3 Vendor Spotlight: Betty Round

Betty Round – kitchen & bath designer by day… crafter by night! This will be Betty’s third appearance at a Handmade City event but she will be selling brand spanking new items! This time around you will be able to pick up her one-of-a-kind housewares. We are very excited to see what Mrs. Round will be bringing on December 3rd, we love the chalk board globe! To learn more about Betty, what inspires her and her creative process check out this Featured Artist Interview we did with her back in April. Trust us when we say you are going to LOVE HER as much as we do.  Art & crafts aside this mama rocks and her booth will most likely be one of your favorite stops at Handmade City Holiday 2011!

Betty Round’s Etsy Shop


HMC3 Vendor Spotlight: B.A.B.E. Jewelry & Accessories

We are very excited to have B.A.B.E. Jewelry be a part of the upcoming Holiday Event. Elizabeth Adkins-Hernandez is the Iowa City artist behind B.A.B.E. and this will be her first Handmade City event – make sure you stop by her booth and give a warm welcome!  Elizabeth will be one of three vendors offering jewelry this year BUT her stuff is uniquely different and will definitely stand out amongst the other vendors. In addition to jewelry she will be selling accessories such as scarves and hair items!

“Most of my work combines new materials with vintage re appropriated components.  I am very excited about my new collection because I have treated the feathers I have been collecting from my husbands water foul hunting.  This process has allowed me to make necklaces out of a material not normally suited for daily wear!  Although my work spans the range from quirky, to elegant I always focus on the workmanship.  I consistently produce unique items made well with the intent that they withstand daily wear.  I am also excited about the option to show my work in the Quad Cities since I am from there and have not had the opportunity to do so since my moving many years ago…” – Elizabeth Adkins-Hernandez


HMC3 Vendor Spotlight: The Adventure Orange

It should come as no surprise that The Adventure Orange will make it’s third apperance at the upcoming Holiday 2011 event. When we held our first show back in December of 2010 we realized we needed to get The Adventure Orange there, not only because they make amazing handmade items that we knew customers would love, but they also set the tone for our events by producing do it yourself, handmade, quality, unique, local goods! They are also active in the community and support local artists by offering individual and group classes for those who are anxious to learn a new craft. It is this combination that embodies the Handmade City spirit. When we think of HMC and what kind of art/craft we want to help promote The Adventure Orange definitely is one of the first that comes to mind. We are happy yo have them, happy to promote them and happy that so many shoppers will be taking home their creations this Holiday Season!

The Adventure Orange is a D.I.Y. cooperative started in 2007, by Anne Brown. They were located in the heart of Downtown East Moline up until recently and can now be found in the Village of East Davenport selling clothing, fine art, jewelry, furniture, accessories and other wonderful handmade things. (They also have two in-store seamstresses and offer individual and group classes in many craft areas.. Nov’11 class list HERE) We kind of like to call them the Q.C.D.I.Y.Q. or Quad Cities do it yourself queens!

Adventure Orange
2218 East 11th street
Davenport, IA 52804


Mon – Tue: 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu – Fri: 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am 4:00 pm


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