Written by: Danielle Bluford, Chicago Community Manager

This past weekend, Dabble had the privilege of being at the Handmade Market at Empty Bottle where local talent showcases and sells their creations for the Chicago community. This monthly event that is unique, and definitely worth a visit!

Here are 5 vendors to look out for on your next visit:

1.) Ginger Shells Candles

Shelly’s got it goin’ on. Her handmade soy candles are uniquely scented (think hot cocoa, pine, and bacon!) and poured into vintage containers. Do not miss.


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2.) Bedford Wood Works

Beautiful wooden creations made by Chris. You can see his passion (and feel it in his handshake) through these incredible bowls.

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3.) Bezel and Thread – Janna has an eye for one-of-a-kind pieces that will make you feel special as soon as you try them on. She uses copper, brass and silver along with stones such as Jasper and Agate to create a collection of bold handcrafted jewelry and unique metalwork.

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4.) Page Free – Recycled and repurposed, Joelle’s creations are made from reclaimed and repurposed wood, and turned into beautiful handmade coasters, papers, magnets, and beyond. Windy City-themed gifts are perfect for friends and family that could use a nod from their favorite city.


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5.) AngMir Designs – Angie has designed her own unique artistic graphic, which inspires every creation that she makes! Picture frames, magnets, ornaments, stickers, and beyond– her designs are a perfect gift for someone with a flair for style.

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 2.21.30 PMNext month’s Handmade Market is February13th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Snag something original for your sweetie or for yourself, and make sure to bundle up – it’s bound to be chilly in Chicago!