Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vendor Spotlight ~ Stella's Face Painting

 The greatest part about painting people is seeing there face's light up with joy
After they look in the mirror
Sometimes it brings a tear to my eye. How happy it makes little girls.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vendor Spotlight ~ Carr’s Unique Metals

Carr’s Unique Metals is a family owned business. With a passion for welding we turn rusty metal treasure into art. If were not in the shop welding, you can find us enjoying this beautiful state were so blessed to call home.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Vendor Spotlight ~ Pen and Primer, aka Winterheart

Winterheart is inspired by our love of winter and the good life we live surrounded by water and mountains in our home in Seward.  Our surroundings inspire our “maker” side whether it is building chairs from old wooden skis for our porch or fashioning skirts from upcycled sweaters to ward off the chill skiing or hiking.  Our beach hangings are the result of years of cleaning beaches on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula and a desire to keep as much out of the landfill as possible – 10% of beach hanging sales go to help fund continuing beach cleanup efforts. Completing a neglected log cabin shell entirely with recycled materials has inspired our oar and ski racks, cupboards, cabin d├ęcor and furniture building.  The result is a variety of accessories and necessities made for Alaska living.  Most of what we offer started life as something else, and we are very proud of that.  Dan and Madelyn Walker

Vendor Spotlight ~ Josephine the Queen

I love making whimsical, nature Inspired wreaths, jewelry, fairy houses. I love to upcycle and refurbish furniture and vintage pieces!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Vendor Spotlight ~ The Distressed Mermaid

The Distressed Mermaid has just recently become a dream come true! However my love for antique furniture comes from very long ago, when my Mom and Dad would take me to the furniture auctions every weekend as a young girl. After my first daughter was born I painted my first dresser and haven't stopped since!!
This is my first market show and I am beyond excited and nervous and await with great anticipation.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Vendor Spotlight ~ The Bear Scentials

I started dabbling in candle making over 18 years ago and have worked hard to test and perfect my recipes while still keeping the personal, handmade touch.  I used to just make fragranced items for family & friends, then expanded to open my business in 2006.  
I still personally make each and every one of my handmade items as well as attend all of our bazaars and craft shows to try to personally meet each customer.  I love the friends and relationships I've built through the years and that is why I rarely sell wholesale.  I want to provide the best possible experience for my customers, and feel it's an experience you can't gain in a store (ok, and may be it's also because I'm a bit of a control freak.)
I make every item in our Wasilla, Alaska home.  I am a certified Made In Alaska crafter.  I am proud of my products and proud of our great state--we have so many creative people that call Alaska home.  I am continuously adding new and exciting items to keep my customers with many choices and options to fragrance their homes and lives.  I always welcome feedback.  
My motto is:  "It's easy to sell something ONE time, the key is to make items that are worth enjoying and sharing so I may gain longtime customers and friends."
Thank you again for visiting my online shop.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me thebearscentials@gmail.com and please follow me on Facebook & Instagram!