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Meet the Vendors: Crafted at Frontier RTP Spring Market 2019 – Part 1

By Author Mar 05, 2019
adventures-in-bloom

Spring is on its way, and so is the Crafted at Frontier RTP Spring Market! We will be hosting this fourth annual event at an extended Happy Hour May 2 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. Shop more than 40 Triangle-based vendors at Frontier 800 while you sip complimentary beer and wine. Shopping doesn’t get any better than this!

This year, our vendors will donate 15% of their proceeds to Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast. That means not only will you be picking up a special handmade gift (Mother’s and Father’s day will be right around the corner!), but you will also be contributing to a great cause.

For the next few weeks, we will be featuring some Q&A’s with businesses who will be participating at the market so you can get to know them a little better. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 2 so you don’t miss this awesome event!

miscellanee Company: Miscellanee

Mastermind: Kristine Remlinger

Q: Give me a three-sentence elevator pitch about your business.

A: My business is called Miscellanee and I make beachy, boho-inspired jewelry. My designs can be worn at your beach wedding, with a fun cocktail dress, business clothes or jeans and a tee! I incorporate sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, sea glass, and leather in my jewelry.

Q: Fun fact about yourself?

A: I used to do team penning, a rodeo event. I also used to belly dance.

Q: Tell us a story about an experience that left you feeling like you had succeeded with your business.

A:  I love when I meet people at art shows and markets and they say they have one of my pieces and that they wear it all the time!

adventures-in-bloomCompany: Adventures in Bloom

Mastermind: Laura Gerenser

Q: How did you come up with the idea for your business?

A: I was a stay at home mom and I wanted to feel useful again, but didn’t want to “go back to work”. This started off as a fun way to interact with adults and has now bloomed into a successful, full time gig that offers ready to wear, customizable jewelry and accessories, and Hammer-It-Yourself stamping parties!

Q: What is your productivity routine?

A: I have a 3 and a 5 year old; I have to squeeze in “productivity” in any spare moment I can!

Q: What’s next?

A: I am opening a retail shop in Downtown Cary that will have a variety of handmade goods from different artists as well as my own. We will also have DIY classes! 

pens-and-stitchesCompany: Pens & Stitches

Masterminds: Hillary and Tristan Yonce

Q: Give me a three-sentence elevator pitch about your business.

A: Hillary and Tristan are a husband and wife team who create quirky, beautiful artwork as “Pens and Stitches.” Hillary and Tristan have created coloring books, figurines, hand-made stickers, embroidered wedding bouquets, cross-stitched birth announcements, tiny needlepoint floral arrangements and alphabet critters together. The work they are featuring in May is going to be Hillary’s floral needlepoint work and alphabet critters, which make cute and fun Mother’s Day gifts.

Q: Where do you draw inspiration?

A: Hillary draws her inspiration from nature and moments of life’s celebration. Tristan draws his inspiration from movies, cartoons, and comedy. Both are drawn to finding humor in their work!

Q: Fun fact about yourselves?

A: Hillary and Tristan met while performing improv comedy, and they are currently producing a vaudeville-style variety show that will open at the Carrboro Arts Center at the end of May.