May212012

Scout Vendors: Pink Gargoyle Design and Hopscotch Goods for Your Home

Monday May 21st 2012, AT 6:00AM   2 Comments;

Delish Magazine is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! This fantastic event is brought to you by Rachel & Lily of Birch & Bird Vintage Home Interiors, the same dynamic duo who brought you the Fieldstone Vintage Market.

From now until May 25th, Delish will be bringing the sellers to our readers! Consider this a sneak peek to entice you to come to the market (make sure to say hi to us at the Delish General Store booth!), or an introduction to an amazing artisan, handcrafter or business for those of you who are not local to the Lower Mainland, or cannot make it out. Check back every day for new vendors!

Pink Gargoyle Design

Owner/artisan: Christine Rio

What is the story behind your business?

After having worked in the corporate world for over 20 years I decided to leave my career to pursue life at home with my children. Not the best of housewives, I started a small catering business, The Bite Size Food Company. However, it was the random purchase of an earring kit from a local craft store that was the catalyst for launching Pink Gargoyle Design. Jewelry design quickly took over my life. Looking to go beyond simple beading, I learned how to solder and took silversmithing classes. Soldering became my passion as I realized how far I could push the technique. Several years later, I am now being recognized for creating soldered collages of vintage elements, stones and intricate wirework.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

I am becoming a familiar face at a variety of local farmer’s, craft or art markets. I’ve done the White Rock Farmer’s Market since the beginning. I also sell at markets such as Make It Vancouver, Fab Fair, Mikelson Festival of the Arts, Harrison Art Festival, Bloom, and Spend on Trend. My work can also be found at Influx Jewellery Gallery in Calgary, Seymour Art Gallery, and Plush on Main in Vancouver.

What will you be selling at Scout?

I’ve been working more with combining natural objects with vintage pieces so I will be selling my jewellery that features abalone shells and stones with old watch parts or other found objects. While my jewellery cannot be classified as true steampunk, I am inspired by my love of the movement and for my respect of the artisanship of antique watchmakers. I will also have my new handbound journals that featured collaged covers that also use authentic vintage objects.

Why do you like these events?

I like meeting and chatting with people about my work, and what they like or see in the designs. It’s always interesting to me how people view the same image or object differently, seeing their own themes and images in the pieces. Most of the pieces have some kind of story, and it’s great to share those ideas. Buying through pictures off of a website doesn’t really do the work justice. Plus, I love seeing the work of the other artists. This city has so much talent, and I am happy to bring home treasures from these markets.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

Really getting the word out about Pink Gargoyle. I would love to see it for sale across Canada in some high-end retail stores, so it’s time to get up the nerve to approach them with my portfolio. I have an upcoming feature in Belle Armoire Jewellery magazine. There’s always more to skills to learn, and I would love the opportunity to apprentice under a talented silversmith. Personally, just keep growing too – do more yoga, raise the kids, cuddle the pugs.

Find it here: Pink Gargoyle Design

Hopscotch Goods for Your Home

Owner/artisan: Noelle Rawlins

What is the story behind your business?

Hello there my name is Noelle, mother of two and Interior Designer who loves to collect vintage fabrics. My business is called HOPSCOTCH goods for your home. It all began over 12 years ago as a hobby. A love of collecting all things vintage combined with the need to create something handmade and one of a kind for the home.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

Until recently I never had a dedicated space to sew. With the encouragement from my husband I took over the dining room. Needless to say, we aren’t throwing the elaborate parties we used to anytime soon.

What will you be selling at Scout?

I will be setting up a space to showcase my goods. My space will be filled with all things vintage found and repurposed: vintage chairs with white slipcovers, pillows made from vintage textiles, wood stools, chalkboards, pretty vintage stuff and a few items from my second Etsy store PARCELS dedicated to trims and small paper goods. Can’t wait…

Why do you like these events?

I enjoy having a deadline to create new items for the markets I have attended in the past year – it also is a good way to add new items for my etsy stores HOPSCOTCH goods for your home and PARCELS by HOPSCOTCH.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

I am currently working on designing a small townhome site in the Panorama Ridge area of Surrey. It is amazing the amount of planning and effort that goes into designing multi-family residences. My scope of work on this project has also included advertising and marketing. We are planning to break ground this summer with the project completing early 2013.

I wish I had more time to create and blog! You can learn more about me at goodsforyourhome.blogspot.com.

Find it here: Goods For Your home and ParcelsbyHOPSCOTCH

Scout Vintage + Handmade Market Info

When: May 25th-26th, 2012
Friday, May 25th from 6-9pm will be open to ticket holders and invited guests only. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on April 15th for a First Dibs night of shopping, wine + cheese and live entertainment. Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public from 10am-4pm for a small admission fee.
Where:The Parallel Marketplace (across from Thrifty Foods) 1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC.
Partial proceeds of the admission will go to a local charity, Life Recovery, a non-profit residential women’s recovery program.

See them here: Scout Vintage + Handmade Market

And see you there!

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2 Responses to “Scout Vendors: Pink Gargoyle Design and Hopscotch Goods for Your Home”

  1. colleen says:

    wow great jewelry & wonderful soft things for the home!

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