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Virtual Women's Makers Market

Virtual Women's Makers Market

March 10, 2021 // by MOCA Staff

MOCA Virtual Women's Makers Market

In honor of Women's History's Month, we are sharing the creative work of fantastic women in our community in our Virtual Women's Makers Market. Encompassing art, curation, craft, and activism, MOCA celebrates and uplifts women and the work they do. We encourage you to follow their stories through social media to learn more about these talented women that are helping to grow Jacksonville's creative culture. From exploring our exhibition, Romancing the Mirror, which features all female artists, to shopping our Virtual Women's Makers Market, we hope you take the time to support women with us this month!

 


 

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KiArtist

Kiara Sánchez

Kiara Amaris Sánchez is a Puerto Rican illustrator and designer local to the Jacksonville area. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Flagler College and has since been creating illustrations and fine art that support local businesses, especially those that are woman and BIPOC owned and operated. Kiara's illustrations have been featured in two children's books-"Happy Too" and "Carlito the Bat Learns to Trick or Treat"- as well as in Edible Northeast Florida and Void Magazine. She also creates custom portraits through KiArtist, including playful depictions of weddings, families, and pets. She makes every piece unique and loves clients' happy reactions when they see the finished product. KiArtist also sells prints celebrating Latin heritage. It is very important to Kiara to show pride for her culture and to have representative art people can display to showcase their own pride.

Instagram @kiartist | Website kiartist.com 

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Jibara, gouache on mixed media paper, 2021
KiArtist 2
Puerto Rico Skyline, starting at $10

 


 

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MIJA

Kyra Rosa

Kyra is a 28-year-old Latina photographer and designer based in Jacksonville. Her work focuses on feminism, social constructs, and environmentalism. She also started the brand MIJA as a way to showcase her culture and inspire other Latinx women through media and merch. MIJA was created because growing up, Kyra didn't see woman who looked like her in the media. She wanted to build confidence in young girls and help them embrace their culture. Products include apparel, jewelry, journals, and stickers. The brand also publishes a monthly blog covering topics such as success, traditions, and art. 

Instagram @yas_mija | Twitter @yas_mija | Youtube Yas Mija | Facebook YasssMija | Pinterest yas_mija

MIJA 1
MIJA Signature Tee, $25; Yas Mija gold plated necklace, $25; Sigue Adelante journal set, $35
MIJA 2
Respect Women Tee, $28; Respect Women sticker, $3

 


 

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This Girl's Kitsch

Ana Calise

Ana, the girl behind This Girl's Kitsch, is a self-taught artist with a fondness for retro flair. While she has always loved art, it wasn't until her late 20s that Ana decided to pursue it as her full-time career. Enter This Girl's Kitsch, artwork heavily inspired by midcentury figurines that aims to evoke a feeling of whimsy. While This Girl's Kitsch started off small by offering eyelash cat magnets, over time, the range of artwork has grown to include wall hangings, original paintings, brooches, and hand-painted resin figurines. From the mold the piece is cast in, all the way down to the finishing touches, each and every one of This Girl's Kitsch creations are crafted entirely by hand.

Instagram @thisgirlskitsch | Website linktr.ee/thisgirlskitsch

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Eyelash Cat Magnets, $20, crafted from a cold ceramic mixture, painted with acrylic paint, sealed with a high gloss enamel, and topped with hand dyed natural fiber bouffants. Each magnet is about 3 inches wide and 2.5 inches long. 
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Resin Fawn Figurine, starting at $60, 4.5 inches in height and handmade out of resin

 


 

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Retro Luxe Resin

Lauren Gherardi

Lauren Marie has been a photographer for more than a decade and runs Retro Luxe Resin, which specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade resin jewelry and accessories inspired by decades past. She wanted to create something funky, lightweight, and wearable with a retro feel and a modern vibe. Her love for bright colors, loud patterns, and fun textures became the inspiration behind Retro Luxe Resin. She blends her unique style of fashion imagery with her eclectic creations to design accessories that merge nostalgia with today's trends.

Instagram @retroluxeresin | Facebook @retroluxeresin

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Bee and Honey Comb Earrings, $30, featuring a gold leaf bee with clear resin and multicolored honeycombs, hanging from a clear stud with gold leaf
Retro Luxe Resin 2
Sundae Funday Retro Textured Drop Hoops, $25, featuring real sprinkles with a pastel pink background and a textured front. From the Sundae Funday collection.

 


 

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Wild Cherry Parlour

Michelle Chapple

Michelle Chapple, also known as Mickey, is a self-taught nail artist that used her background in graphic design and branding to create Wild Cherry Parlour. Wild Cherry Parlour is an online press-on nail shop that specializes in one-of-a-kind press-on nails. After a disappointing visit to a local nail salon, she was determined to specialize in nails herself, with a mission to make every client's request come to life. From hand painted portraits, 3D sculpted artwork and nails that light on fire, Mickey delights in the challenge of pushing the boundaries of what is expected in the world of nail art.

Instagram @wildcherryparlour | Facebook @wildcherryparlour

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Custom Press-On Nails; To get started we send out a fit kit ($7) for you to try on your sizes and see if you like the shape and length. Then you send us photos that inspire your designs.   
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Once we get a good idea of what you’re looking for, we move forward with a mockup and talk through any changes. Once that is complete we enter all of your sizing details and design info into a pricing matrix and send it over for review.

 


 

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Paper Serene

Kellea Roberson

Kellea Roberson is the owner and curator for Paper Serene, a carefully curated collection of eclectic finds for the eclectic individual. Her inspiration for fashion comes from her family's iconic outfits worn in the 60s to the early 2000s, and she wants to commemorate and honor her family by recreating their looks from different eras. The brand also uses collecting and repurposing old items to pursue a sustainable lifestyle.

Instagram @paperserene | Facebook @paperserene

Paper Serene 1
1980s Members Only Two-Piece Short Sleeve Sweatsuits, $65 each, Tag Size: Men’s Medium || Fits Size: Men’s Medium and Women’s Large, Material: 60% Cotton || 40% Polyester, Colors Available: Burgundy | White | Black, Measurements Lying Flat: Short Sleeve Bomber Length 26”, Width 20”, Shoulder to Shoulder 18”, Sleeve Length 10”; Pants Waist Across (elastic) 13”, Hips 21”, Length 42 ", Inseam 30”, Pant width at the bottom 9”  
Paper Serene 2
1970s Catherine Ogust for Penthouse Gallery Rainbow Mod Dress, $55, Tag Size: One Size || Fits Size Small to Large, Material: Cotton, the fabric is a vibrant rainbow print with accented detailed ball buttons, has 2 side pockets at the side seams, there are 2 small brown spots in the shoulders and discoloration on left bottom sleeve, due to age and has not been treated. Measurements Lying Flat: Bust 22”, Hips 23”, Sleeve Length 14”, Length (top to bottom) 35”  

 


 

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The Wandering Jew Co.

Bella Kitzis

Bella Kitzis is a Jacksonville local, eco-nerd, and Jewish woman. She focuses on open conversations about anti-Semitism, being environmentally conscious, and woman empowerment. She has a bachelor of arts in biology from the University of North Florida and is currently working on her master of arts in teaching at UNF. She created the brand The Wandering Jew Co., which creates eco-friendly and sustainable macrame art and accessories. All of the materials used are sourced from other woman-owned small businesses and they exclusively use 100% recycled cotton. Cotton scraps from larger projects are re-used for smaller items, such as keychains and earrings, in an effort to be zero-waste.

Etsy TheWanderingJewCo | Instagram @thewanderingjew_co | Facebook @TheWanderingJewCo

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Convertible Envelope Clutch, $58, this envelope clutch purse is made from 100% recycled cotton in a beautiful olive green. Hand knotted, it functions as both a clutch or a crossbody bag with a removable strap. Keep your valuables close to you with a hidden hook and eye closure. This purse measures 5 inches tall by 7 inches wide. 
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Tea Light Candle Holders (pair), $25, this set of tea light candle holders is made from 100% recycled cotton and knotted by hand. Both holders are made from recycled glass jars and include unscented tea lights. 

 


 

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Camp Craft Cocktails

Rhonda Stringfellow & Suzanah Raffield

Rhonda Stringfellow & Suzanah Raffield originally launched an ice pop food truck from a 1969 camper. While towing the camper from Florida to a California music festival, they took the down time on the road to evaluate their business model. Camp Craft Cocktails emerged as they deconstructed some of their best pop recipes and turned them into jars of ingredients that just need alcohol added and three days in the refrigerator. "We started our small business as a way to break out of the boxes that confined our dreams for our family. Camp is our love story. We are grateful for the opportunity to share with you and yours."

Instagram @campcraftcocktails | Facebook @campcraftcocktails | Website campcraftcocktails.com

Camp Craft Cocktails 1
Apricot Cranberry Smash, $25, Camp Craft Cocktail Kit includes: Apricots, Cranberries, Lemons, Citrus Infused non-GMO vegan sugar.  Add 12 ounces of alcohol, refrigerate for three days. Shake before serving. Add 1.5 ounces to soda, juice, and/or tonic. Alcohol not included. Serves 8, can be infused twice for a total of 16 servings. 
Camp Craft Cocktails 2
Bloody Mary, $25, Camp Craft Cocktail Kit includes: Whole black peppercorns, lemons, cilantro, lacto fermented probiotic full sour Kosher pickles, horseradish root sriracha salt.  Add 12 ounces of alcohol, refrigerate for three days while kit infuses. Shake before serving. If serving single drinks, add approximately four ounces tomato juice per drink and up to 32 ounces if serving entire jar. Alcohol not included. Serves 8. Consume within 30 days of infusion. Kit lasts up to one year before infusing. 

 


 

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Anact

Brianna Kilcullen

Brianna Kilcullen is the founder of Anact and originally from Atlantic Beach. She helped legalize hemp in Florida while launching Anact, an activist brand that makes sustainable towels. Prior to starting the brand, she worked in the apparel industry, traveling to more than 40 countries and working in factories on almost every continent. Her journeys led her to creating sustainable products that push for transparency and a more environmentally friendly textile industry.

Instagram @anactglobal | Facebook @anactglobal | Twitter @anactglobal | Pinterest @anactglobal

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Hemp-Based Face Mask, $15, Crafted to CDC specifications for cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These are not medical-grade face masks, and are intended for use by the general public when not at home. Double-layered mask with space for a filter. Made from 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. 
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Bath Towel Set, $50, one of a kind hemp based towels. 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. Quick drying + Ultra absorbent + Sustainable. Set includes 1 Bath Towel, 1 Hand Towel and 1 Wash Towel.

 


 

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Creations for Change

Jessie Doherty

Jessie Doherty is 16 years old and the founder of Creations for Change, a charity-based small creative business specializing in handmade polymer clay and resin jewelry. Prior to lockdown, she attended Douglas Anderson School of The Arts, where she majored in musical theatre. While in quarantine, she began jewelry making as a hobby to pass the time and by August had opened her own small business, selling creations here in Jacksonville, as well as shipping around the world. Every month, all profits made are donated to a different social justice or immediate need cause. For the month of March, in celebration of Women's History Month, all profits made will be going towards The Malala Fund, which is an organization fighting for girls' access to education across the globe.

Instagram @creations.for.change | Facebook @Creations-for-Change | Email creationsforchangebyjessie@gmail.com

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From L to R: Dried Half Daisy Necklace, Queen Anne's Lace Necklace and Daisy Square Necklace, $15 each, handmade with dried flowers, preserved in resin and set in either a gold or brass colored bezel. 
Creations for Change 2
Northern Star Earrings, $10, made with hand-shaped golden wire and a white pearlescent bead.

 


 

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Reliving and Co.

Olivia Hodges

Olivia is the face behind Reliving and Company, which sells easy to grow and maintain plants in repurposed pots along with modern, vintage and recycled goods for your home, patio and garden. She is a Jacksonville native who is always looking for new ways to express her creativity and pulls inspiration from her vibrant community. Reliving and Company is about conscious consumerism as a whole. Their goal is to normalize the use of second-hand goods as a way to promote an appreciation, respect and relationship with plants and Mother Earth.

Instagram @reliving.co

Reliving and Co 1
Natural colored dried pampas and flowers bundle, $15  
Reliving and Co 2
Syngonium Maria plant in a pre-loved natural colored hand spun pot, $20

 


 

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Ash&Art

Liane Roman

Liane, the hands behind Ash&Art, is a thirty-something Jacksonville native. She specializes in custom wood-burned goods, giving worn cutting boards new life or customizing ukuleles with intricate designs. Other products include signs, dog tags, and pins. Liane started Ash&Art to give herself the opportunity to run and a business while creating.

Instagram @_ashandart_

Ash and Art 1
Tropical Themed Ukulele, $130 

Ash and Art 2
Monogramed Cutting Board, $85, a custom monogramed charcuterie board with florals, sealed with organic wood butter

 


 

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Alisha Lockely 

Alisha Lockley is an author, short film producer, poet, spoken word artist, Tedx speaker, Sagittarius, and tea enthusiast. She studied performance theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and majored in English with a minor in African Diaspora studies at the University of North Florida. Equally enamored by both theatre and literature, she is always delighted to share her love of an art-form that merges the two, performance poetry. She believes that poetry is about illustrating the smaller moments suspended between connections that are often overlooked. It's about breathing life into the story and making it seem tangible. She has published The Book of Hims, a collection of poetic works that explores the mundane, humorous, and painful beauties of the human condition. The poems range from topics of spirituality, heartbreak, sexuality, mental health, to defiant expressions that challenge the norms of socially constructed masculinity and femininity. 

Instagram @ms.lockley 
Twitter @alishalockley 
Youtube Alisha Lockley 

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The Book of Hims, $15.95

 


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