Work: No Labels is an apparel and goods market specializing in handmade items sourced with recycled materials. The clothes are one of a kind items either repurposed, reworked or made from scratch. Materials are sourced mostly from Creative Reuse and Bay Area Goodwills and Salvation Army Stores. The jewelry is made using second hand beads, with new hardware. Art and Activism have always gone hand in hand weather it is direct or indirect, and Activism is “woven” into the cloth of the No Labels mentality. No Labels is about not letting your expression be boxed in. For the holidays No Labels will be offering 50% off all apparel and jewelry.
About: I am an interdisciplinary creator. The Bay is my home and my inspiration. I have a compulsive drive to make but a general discomfort with how much waste is created for the sake of art. My goal is to continue making without being wasteful. Everything I make has a second hand identity. I love color, custom, and playful creation.
Contact: No Labels always encourages commissions, collaboration, and custom pieces. The goal is to make styling and sizing as positive as possible. We accept returns. All the contact information is available on the No Labels website.
Work: Selection of 3D papercut art and cards depicting wildlife and natural habitats; wooden ornaments (to accompany select POPupfoldOUTs for holidays; as well as chakras); and limited large-edition papercuts (up to 13×19 cut out of archival printmaking papers).
About: My initial fine arts training was in printmaking, followed by studies in Japan. Overseas, I learned the traditional craft technique of papercutting.
Many of the elements in my “POPupfoldOUTs”, the 3D paper art constructions (+card) featured on HollyPapercuts.com were initially created as papercuts then composited digitally and reworked for color and pattern. Every skill I have learned has been incorporated into my art, craft and sensibility.
While I consider myself an artist, the subtext of a story along with the natural world inspires me. In this, I label myself an illustrator though making art is just as much about improvising and discovering within the process as it is about rendering. All of the art work is original and every step is done by me.
For over 30 years I’ve made one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, pendants and cufflinks. Working primarily with anodized aluminum, I build jewelry in bright and light designs in beautiful colors.
KINETIC SCULPTURE The kinetic art are large mobile style sculptures in metals, on steel wire, covered with acrylic paint. These are 2′ x 3′ and larger. Themes are flowers, leaves, and mid century modern designs. This art form has given me a new expression, a view on freedom of movement. It has been an interesting year, making art now in this pandemic, the cultural explosion, continually revealed inequities. I can make relevant art that still speaks to my culture, my love of color and form, and the temperament of the world at this time. My art in motion is fun, a kinetic dance of color, wire andair.
JEWELRY I’m inspired by ancient designs, but in a modern mood with bright colors and intriguing imagery. I work in mixed media, prevalently anodized aluminum, using color as a design motif and adding glass, stones, hardware store jewels, polymer clay and wire. Each piece is hand crafted and unique.
I’ve created and sold earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces and cufflinks in contemporary crafts galleries, museum gift shops, and stores throughout the U.S. and special projects with The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. My kinetic sculptures are in homes and offices across the country, collaborating with clients to make the metal designs more personal. A current project is an Art Donation Series to share proceeds from sales with some of my favorite places: Petaluma Arts Center, Art Escape Sonoma, Marin Theatre Company, Redwood Empire Food Bank, SF Jazz Center and Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco.
About: Denise Ward has taught jewelry design and art classes, at Spring Hill Montessori School and Cinnabar Elementary School, Art Escape in Sonoma, Petaluma Arts Center and Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College.
Work: Yelloh Joy Magazine is geared to be the premier West Coast source. A print and digital hub that publishes four times a year. Designed by talented professionals who value producing quality work. Yelloh Joy’s pages excite and inspire!
Cover: Premium Semi-Gloss Soft, 80# Uncoated Matte (216 GSM) paper Pages: Premium Color Ink Print, 80# (118 GSM) paper – 80 pages (interior and cover)
About: How do we support artists of color? That’s not a rhetorical question, it’s our passion. Yelloh Joy Magazine curates social focus and politics, by default. Highlighting women of color creatives. The artistic flow of designers, writers, music-makers, entrepreneurs and innovators are the DNA of what makes our work so great.
Besides providing a digital and literary platform, our mission is to educate. Including points-of-view from various examples of diverse, self-motivators and how they define themselves. Whether delivering practical advice, encouraging thought-provoking dialogue, or inspiring and motivating via visual content, these custom sets create memorable learning experiences.
Yelloh Joy serves as an extension for those to reveal, communicate, and connect.
Work: I have a variety of handcrafted items in my ETSY shop. I have unique gift-giving items from one of a kind hand beaded ornaments and Christmas angels to distinctive hand embroiders sweaters and one of a kind jewelry. Any of these items would be perfect for that special someone on your list, or for yourself.
About: I have been an avid maker for most of my life. I enjoy working in many mediums. Colorful threads for embroidery, beads for details all of these I incorporate into distinctive items for gift giving or to enjoy for yourself.
As a quilter I have had my work shown in museums, across the country, and in many local shows. I love textiles but anything that is colorful will capture my imagination!
Translating what I’m seeing in my minds eye into fabric is one of the captivating aspects of being creative. I enjoy working through the ideas and images I’ve imagined and turning them into unique creations. I enjoy the challenges associated with the creative process and the feeling of making something of beauty and function. I receive so much pleasure from the play of color combined with taking materials and fashioning them into something tangible. In these challenging time keeping creative has helped redirect my energy into things that have helped keep me grounded and focused on what matters.
Work: We create beautiful, fragrant Artisan & Handcrafted soaps, bath & body products – loaded with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Goat’s Milk, Cocoa, Shea & Mango butters. Our soaps do not contain harsh chemical detergents or sufactants found in most commercial soaps. They’re good for your skin while they gently cleanse.
We have 100% Soy Candle Melt Barks with botanicals & Candles in festive fragrances for the holidays. Try our popular “”Poo-La-La”” toilet spray for a festive flush – great for travelling.
Our delightful papercraft designs in holiday ornaments, boxes and cards make great gifts.
We will be creating throughout the holidays so check back often for new offerings!”
About: We are SF Bay Area natives and sisters who started creating bath & body products 8 years ago as a school project for Donna’s students. We work out of our homes and make our products in small batches which gives us more flexibility in design and fragrance choices, Donna makes candles & melts, solid lotion bars and our best-selling “Poo-La-La” toilet spray. Deena creates the soaps, cremes & lotions, salt-soaks and bath bombs. She also creates the decorative boxes, ornaments and cards, as well as some original art. For more information, you can message us through our website contact page.
Work: We make beautiful, creative confections using organic, fair trade chocolate and all natural ingredients. Lots of vegan options are always available. We also carry a carefully selected variety of remarkable confections made near and far.
About: Malena Lopez-Maggi & Clive Brown are artists-turned-chocolatiers. Leaving behind glass, metal and clay for a more sensuous material, they have been making award winning chocolates since 2006. Their shop on Solano Avenue in Berkeley has been delighting locals since 2008. They now ship all over the US through their website xocobar.com.
Contact: Order online for free local pickup or shipping throughout the US: www.xocobar.com. Learn how local pickup works in the covid era by following this link: https://thexocolatebar.com/local-pickup-instructions/
Work: Skincare by Feleciai is a manufacturer of natural, luxury skin care products including soaps, creams, sugar scrubs, body butters and lip balms. Each one is made with organic shea butter, coco butter, olive oil and scented with essential oils. Beautifully packaged in Italian Paper and recyclable glass, each item is not only beautiful but also sustainable.
About: Started in 2009, Skincare by Feleciai goal is to provide natural, soothing products for individuals with dry, sensitive skin. Committed to using only the highest quality ingredients possible our goal is create products that will make your skin feel soft and smooth.
Glass – pâte de verre – crushed glass formed in a mold made from a clay model
Encaustics – wax paintings often with additions
About: My work is a reflection of emotions, thoughts, dreams, and reality which I develop using a variety of techniques and media. I hope people will be attracted to my work by its visual qualities, then be drawn in to look closer and see the unique elements involved in the processes that are used. I try to portray energy and beauty in each piece. In all my work I focus on developing shapes and images which are pleasing to the eye as well as with a certain tactile quality which is a significant part of its allure. I enjoy exploring many different media and offer work to be purchased on my my web site (margoscarpullastudio.com) and through my Etsy store (margoscarpullastudio).