The Chicago Renegade Craft Fair was amazing and not only did I get some great items for the house, I also managed to snag a few unique pieces of jewelry for myself!
This whistle necklace is by Lillian Crowe and is part of her 100% reclaimed collection. It's a working whistle as well! (watch out and don't catch me unawares!)
Another awesome find is this amazing porcupine broach from Mikinora--she created it out of various findings and then cast the mold herself. It's about less than an inch in diameter and I think it'll look great paired with some of my daintier vintage brooches.
I also got a Leighelena lizard skin cuff (similar to this picture). I was surprised to find that she is an Austin designer--I can't believe I hadn't noticed her jewelry before.
I'll post more Renegade finds later on in the week. Overall the goods and craftsmanship of all the booths (lined up over 6 blocks!) were top quality and very unique. There was yummy food, a free photo booth, and fun entertainment--even a marching band (you'll have to wait for the video...)