- Norwegian Kraskake
- Cheveux Hair & Make-up
- Beadie Beads Book Jewelry
- International Puppetry Museum
- Geta Clean Soap
- DK Ornaments & Things
- Society For Calligraphy
- War to Peace
- Ceramics by Chiyomi
- The Wedding Dress
- Huitchol Art
- Dahn Yoga
- Artistic Expressions
- Arm the Animals
- Creative Idea Shop
- Laughing Spirit Gourds
- Fat Rabbit Farms
- A Fuji Sushi
- Gilda Moshir
- Rose City Ballroom
- Rusitc Renaissance
- Lather Tech
- Thea Villanueva
- Jurassic jewlery
- Japan Relief
Ellen will be demonstrating how to make and decorate a Norwegian Kraskake and what is a Kraskaka in the Norwegian culture. She will also have a vendor space where you can learn more or order one for all your celebrating special occasions something different and special.
She has also written and performs a solo show entitled, “Now That She’s Gone” which was nominated for a Pulitzer. “Now That She’s Gone” was at the Edinburgh Theater Festival in August of 2011. She’s a professional writing coach for first time authors. She’s on the boards of Fifty-Fifty Leadership and Consumer Watchdog. She’s a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project.
She lives in Altadena, CA with her beloved husband, Ken Gruberman and their two ill-behaved and darling dogs.
Selling “Viking Biscotti”, an package of individual sized “cookies” made of the same dough as the larger cakes, Kransekake and taking orders for Christmas for the Kransekake.
Ellen makes a lovely, gluten-free, heirloom recipe Norwegian Cake for the holidays. Made from ground almonds, it’s almost addictive with its unique chewy crispy texture. It’s Norwegian name is Kransekake, which sets up a lot of giggling for many Americans so I call it Crown Cake, which is the English translation of Kransekake.
My Mother was a very peaceful person. The only time I heard her swear was when she made “Kransekake” or in English, Crown cake. Years later, I understood what all the #$@#@!!! was about when I first attempted to use her recipe. Now, I no longer curse when I make these cakes but instead, shower them with blessings, love and good wishes for whatever holiday your family decides to use them for: weddings, anniversaries, holidays, bar and bat mitzvahs, with the traditional 18 rings, these cakes are beautiful, delicious and a memorable conversation piece.
DIY DEMONSTRATOR: SHE will have one previously assembled Crown Cake, and the various stages it goes through wearing her mother’s hand-made “Bunad” which is a national costume for Norway.
Cheveux Hair & Make-up Salon
One lucky attendee will also win A MAKEOVER by Michael
at his salon with his donation for the OPPORTUNITY DRAWING.
Michael David Gallego of Cheveux Hair & Make Up Salon in San Marino will be offering Hair & Make Up demonstrations at the Bonjour Boutique Spa as part of The Artisan Faire.
Beadie Beads Book Jewelry
Beadie Beads BookJewelry™ are bookmarks that are so unique, they have to be called BookJewelry. These handmade, colorful, one of a kind BookJewelry have two completely finished ends and are made to fit up to a standard size novel.
Every Beadie Beads BookJewelry™ is created using beads made from glass, crystal, semi-precious stones, wood, metal and other natural materials that are hand-strung onto leather cord or tiger tail. Some BookJewelry even include a gold or silver tone charm accent.
The leather cord or tiger tail used in Beadie Beads BookJewelry™ gently nestles inside of the book, while the decorated ends extend outside of the book at the top and bottom. Because of their unique design, Beadie Beads BookJewelry™ look spectacular displayed as an accent to your décor when dangling from a novel resting in a bookcase or on a table.
Beadie Bead BookJewlery™ will make an exquisite gift for even the most discriminating recipient.
The purchase of each Beadie Beads BookJewelry™ includes either a velvet gift box or velvet pouch to make your gift-giving experience even more special.
INTERNATIONAL PUPPETRY MUSEUM (IPM)
We are honored and excited to announce the participation of the Pasadena-based, International Puppetry Museum (IPM) as the featured nonprofit exhibitor and vendor for 2012. Meet IPM’s curator, Alan Cook and other professional puppeteers who volunteer at IPM. Cook has amassed one of the largest collections of puppets in the U.S. from around the world.
Enjoy demonstrations by masters of this art form. Proceeds from puppet sales support the purchase, restoration, storage and presentation activities of IPM.
GetaClean Body Soaps
Handmade Soaps using cold process method & Lip Balms
GLENN OCHI: I am a local vendor who has the passion of creating handcrafted soaps using the cold process methods and utilizing all natural food grade ingredients without the use of animal fats, artificial colors or fragrances, I use pure essential oils and high quality oils of coconut, palm kernel, olive oil and shea butter.
It all started back when I graduated my bachelor’s degree and flew out to Burlington Vermont to walk the ceremony and where we were staying at the rooms amenities had homemade soaps. I fell in love with the way it lathered up and leaving you clean and refreshed. I took some home and called them back asking if they sell their soaps which they were pleased with my complements and they sent me some more.
Then I started thinking of making my own. I am professional chef and started doing some research and realized that making soaps is very similar of making sauces which is one of my specialties.
After purchasing a book on soap making and watching numerous You Tube videos I took the plunge and committed on moving forward to make my own handcrafted soaps. At this point I was so inspired and motivated I began to make my own molds, purchased a soap making software to help with the formulas, and purchased the basic ingredients to make my first batch. I was a bit nervous at first and followed every step by the book and everything looked right. I waited patiently for two days before unmolding and behold my first batch of soap set up and was ready to slice.
Since that day some 3 years ago I am still very passionate in making and creating my handcrafted bars and decided to turn it into a small side business which I am in one grocery store, organic produce market, and my doctor’s office, along with my internet sales. I love what I do and produce as every batch still has the same passion as when I made my first batch. I still have my very first bar next to my first dollar of sales.
DK Ornament & Things
by Kathryn Endo-Roberts
Crystal Ornament - Japanese Lacquer Ornament - Washi Paper Magnets & more...
Society for Calligraphy
Society Members will write your names in Calligraphy on bookmarks they are handing out.
Members of the Society for Calligraphy will be there on Sat are:
Jackie Matosian Shirley Cromb Dee Anderson Beverly Womack
On SUN: Xandra Zamora DeAnn Singh Gardenia Cheung-Lau
DeAnn Singh has been a calligrapher and calligraphy teacher since 1981. She has taught for Beverly Hills and Los Angeles School District for 25 years. She conducts many private classes and workshops. She has been a calligrapher for the County of Los Angeles. She specializes in doing realistic historical lettering for movies and television. She served as president of the Society for Calligraphy of Southern California for 4 years and is editor of the magazine, “Calligraph” for 10 years. She owns and operates the calligraphy studio, “Designing Letters” and is the originator of “Letters California Style,” the annual calligraphy conference in Southern California. DeAnn has had her artwork and articles in many magazines and was featured in the LosAngeles Times in August, 2011. She contributed to Marci Donley’s, Simple Stroke Calligraphy (Sterling Books) and co-authored Hand Lettering: Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More (Lark Books). Her work can be seen in a number of television and movies, including; Sometimes They Come Back Again, National Treasure, Book of Secrets, Seven Psychopaths and Charmed.
War to Peace
From War to Peace creates jewelry and art out of disarmed and dismantled nuclear weapons systems. Our creations are recycled and repurposed and include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, house blessings and mezuzahs, belt buckles, bottle openers, and wine stoppers. From War To Peace is committed to giving to our community and world as a whole by donating 20% of it's profits to social justice charities such as Homeboy industries, Peace Corp, and Veterans for Peace, while promoting world-wide nuclear disarmament. All of our products are made in America and we are a Green America Gold Level Certified environmentally conscious company.
From War to Peace is also involved in creating peace awards out of our peace bronze. We currently cast the awards for the Ghandi Peace Award, which has been awarded in the past to Eleanor Roosevelt and Cesar Chavez and the Sean McBride Peace Award. This year, that award is being presented to Nawal Saadawi, a leading, internationally known Egyptian feminist.
The Wedding Dress
Stephanie Auditor-Fujihara, "It was my honor and pleasure working with Chiyomi this weekend. She was celebrity-like status (aka “The Bride”) for sharing her story about The Wedding Dress. It was interesting to be able to talk to so many people this weekend. We both agreed that we had never talked so much before! Some people passed our table hesitantly thinking we were promoting a wedding photographer’s business… but when we reached out and grabbed them with the story… they stayed and asked a lot of questions and personally thanked Chiyomi not only verbally, but actually reaching out to shake her hand in honor of meeting her. We had so much crazy-fun this weekend. I can’t wait to see Chiyomi again. She’s truly a gem!"
Chiyomi looked stunning in her beautiful wedding dress as she and Kaz Ogawa said their nuptials in the shadow of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains on March 26, 1944. Like so many other young Americans who would take part in launching the start of the “baby boom” that followed World War II, the Ogawa’s had found love and were ready to settle down. What should have been one of the happiest days of their lives must have been dampened by the barbed wire that surrounded their wedding location. They were married while interned at Manzanar, one of 10 “War Relocation Camps” established in the U.S to house American citizens of Japanese descent and Japanese immigrants who lived along the Pacific Coast of the country.
Another internee, Chiyomi’s Auntie Nui, was a professional seamstress designed and made the weeding dress for the bride’s special day. After the war ended and Japanese Americans worked to reclaim and rebuild their lives, Chiyomi’s wedding dress was eventually worn by five other women on their special days. This garment weaved a common thread through the lives of Chickie Hino, Haru Fujihara, Hasie Ogawa, Kay Fujikawa and Nattie Koyama. Just like Chiyomi, all of them made their homes and raised their families in Pasadena, CA.
Chiyomi never imagined that her wedding dress would inspire interest 68 years after she said “I do,” nor did she ever fathom the photo of her and Kaz would generate such intrigue as a unique record of American history.
“THE WEDDING DRESS” will be on exhibit at The Pasadena Museum of History in an exhibit “I Do I Do Pasadena Ties the Knot” on August 2, 2013 through October 20, 2013.
Huitchol Art Collection
An exclusive selection of hand-crafted works by artisans in the mountainous Huitchol region of Mexico. This wonderful collection of more than 250 items has been donated by curators Karen and Lolly Blakeney-Granado from the closing of their Blackwolf Gallery. Proceeds from this fair-trade collection of exquisite Huitchol art willl be donated to The Instrumental Women Project, an all-women jazz arts agency that operates under the nonprofit fiscal sponsorship of Pasadena Arts Council.
Will be providing an instructor that will teach you the basics of Dahn Yoga
-Change Your Brain Change your Life-
A unique and dynamic practice with simple exercises suitable for all ages and body types. Dahn Yoga not only improves flexibility and strength, it also gives you tools for creating a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. With a special focus on improving Brain function through physical exercise, you can create powerful change in your life Dahn Yoga will be providing some basic yoga classes at The Artisan Faire.
Artist Ronald Jackson
Ronald create 80% and assembles 98% of his product. He creates one of a kind designs and have the ability to mass produce as well.
Ronald is a visual artist that create sculptures and a painter.
His art consists of jewelry, art and wearable art, paintings and wire sculpture. To include necklace, earrings, bracelets, beaded, wired, resin as well as my custom jewelry designs. He has been creating and designing for more than 20 years and looks forward to celebrating new ideas.
Arm the Animals
Clothing line of T-Shirts & Sweaters geared towards the
well being of animals. A portion of all their proceeds goes to
help save animals through local shelters and rescue groups.
Laughing Spirit Gourds
Fat Rabbit Farms
Fat Rabbit Farm is a magical floating kingdom inhabited by spontaneous and adventurous friends where their stories and adventures are told through our apparel, art, accessories and story books!
A Fuji Sushi
A Fuji Sushi, serving up the best Comfort, Style, and Personality!
Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the best prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you and everyone else with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.
Every piece of apparel we make was custom designed by us. That means we took our sketch drawings from a pad, scanned the image, perfected it in photoshop and illustrator, printed and then transferred it onto a garment in my little apartment! And if it got shipped to you, then we also carefully packaged it to perfection. Everything with us is our design, our work, and our company.
Gilda Moshir - Kolook
Kolook, LLC – Artisan of Quality Persian Products
Torshi is a Persian word and it literally means
Torshi has been made for centuries by the people of Iran, similar to fermenting, Torshi utilizes the fresh ingredients of your garden (carrots, eggplant, cauliflower, mango, etc), vinegar and spices cooked until the vegetables or fruits are blended in with the vinegar and spices. In the old days, the cooked Torshi would be poured into large ceramic vessels, called Kolook (a word from the Shiraz region of Iran) and the vessels would be covered with cheesecloth and left outside for the ingredients to “fall into place”. In the old days, one could not take a bite of the Torshi until it had sat for months and then it would be brought to the table to be enjoyed beside a meat or rice dish.
Now, Torshi is produced, poured into sterilized jars and sealed for sale. You are able to eat it as soon as it is made and you will get a crunchy taste of garden in your mouth. Or you can wait for the Torshi to “fall into place” by placing it in a dark cupboard and then open it and find it incredibly creamy and blended together.
Torshi is a preservative-free, corn-syrup-free, gluten-free,
The vinegar is the natural preservative in the Torshi and thus it can “cut through fatty foods” by the acidity of the vinegar it provides. You can enjoy a juicy, fatty steak if you accompany it with Mango Torshi. Torshi is a healthy alternative to ketchup, BBQ sauce, A1 which all have corn syrup. Torshi can be eaten with any kind of meat, dark or white, it can be accompanied with any vegetable and rice dishes. It can be eaten by itself as an aperitif, and enjoyed with cheese and crackers or chips. Check it out for yourself.
We strive to provide traditional, natural, preservative-free Persian recipes that were handed down from grandma to my mother and then to me – now I bring them to YOU!
Cooking is an art that is dying in this age of processed foods and people becoming too busy to cook. Kolook wishes to bring the art of cooking back to you by preparing good tasting food using quality ingredients and taking the time to prepare them with love and care.
Much like the book, “Like Water for Chocolate”, the artisans at Kolook are masters of Persian cooking and the delivery of a carefully
Kolook is produced locally, at the Chef’s Center in Pasadena. We strive to produce small batches of our recipes so that we retain the
We are committed to recycling and hence you will see our use of re-used rice bags, cut up and used as jar decor, or re-used baskets in our basket collection, or re-used pebbles as jar decoration for hostess gifts.
Rose City Ballroom
Group Class presentation at The Artisan Faire will be:
Saturday 10:00 am and
1:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Rose City Ballroom was founded by Dancing with the Stars’ choreographer Christian Perry to bring culture, health, and excitement to Pasadena. Rose City Ballroom prides itself on traditional and contemporary styles of partner dance including ballroom, latin, swing, salsa, and tango to mention a few.
Studio Director Christian Perry, having a Masters Degree from the New York Institute of Technology, was first put on the map in Hollywood dancing in the award winning GAP Swing Dance commercial. You may have seen him dancing on the Silver Screen in such movies as “Mona Lisa Smile,” “Be Cool,” “Meet Dave” and many more. Performing for the Oscars last year in front of a star studded audience was most definitely a highlight of his career. While staying busy dancing and choreographing for “Dancing With the Stars,” “Ballroom Bootcamp” and many music videos, he will never stop teaching and sharing his creativity, talent and passion for ballroom dancing.
“If it changed my life, it will change yours.” – Christian Perry
Upcycled and one of a kind handmade necklaces, earring, pins, broaches, large distressed and recycled decorative mirrors.
Rustic Renaissance uses recycled materials to create each of our one of a kind pieces from unique jewelry to large mirrors. We are based out of Torrance using re-purposed materials only for each of our products. You will find vintage-inspired necklaces and broaches as well as distressed mirrors made from reclaimed wood.
*Handmade Soap, Lotion, Purfume, Bubble Bath, Bath Salt, and Bath Bombs
*All products at Lather Tech are crafted by hand. Each item is a work of art. Our gourmet soaps are made from skin loving oils, formulated to nourish and moisturize.
Pamper yourself with a luxury bath. Our gourmet soaps are made from scratch. We use no animal or petroleum products. All items sold are made from the same recipes that we use on a daily basis.
If you’ve never tried a bar of real natural hand made soap, you’re in for a real treat. Handmade soap will never dry your skin the way that grocery store soap will. Big company extract the natural glycerin from their soap and resell it as lotion. Our soaps retain all the naturally occurring glycerin, making every bar extra moisturizing.
Bib, necklaces, bracelets and earrings made of semi-precious stones, different variety of genuine fresh water pearls and vintage beads from West Germany.
Products are all handmade and hand sewn bib, cuffs, necklaces, bracelets and earrings made of semi-precious stones, different variety of genuine fresh water pearls and vintage beads from West Germany. Thea's principle for her business is to help women through the healing powers of these stones at the same time beautifying them with abundance of these stones in each piece crafted in ways that women loves to buy and collect at very affordable prices.
Motives, Skincare, and Health - SAT ONLY
A professional high-end cosmetic line that is worn by Top Celebrities and used by Celebrity Makeup Artists all around the world at an affordable price. Features Custom Blend Mineral Liquid Foundation and Mineral Powder for all skin types, tones, and textures with advance skincare treatment and instant botanical ultra face firming
Watkins Quality Products
Janie's Jurassic Jewelry
Mike & Pat Nakai