We're excited to bring you another in a series of profiles to introduce you to a few of our artisans coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 28th-29th. This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. The following profile is Chris from Rigmarole and her response to a mini-questionnaire.
1). What's your name and what is it that you make?
My name is Chris Rutan and I make vinyl wallets, origami ornaments, hair accessories and necklaces.
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
I went to the Myers School of art at the University of Akron and earned a BFA in fine art photography. I also took a lot of extra art classes which include Metals/Jewelry, Multimedia Production, 3D, and Printmaking. I come up with, design and make all of our products. My husband earned his BFA as a graphic designer and he adds the finishing touches on all of our packaging, tags and signs.
3). What is your best seller?
Our tiny change purses and hair accessories.
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I have been vending for 6 years and this is my 6th year of doing Crafty Mart!