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Weekend Market Picks – June 9 & 10, 2012 + Paz Sintes Textile Jewelry

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I have admired the work of textile jewelry designer Paz Sintes for a long time. I ran into her recently Bedford Barrow Commerce Village Craft Fair recently, and she had many new designs to show me. She makes absolutely divine necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of the finest textiles and handmade laces from Europe. You have to admire the details of each silk, cotton and metallic thread, and every tiny stitch in these pieces. Paz also designed her own unique findings to attach clasps to the delicate materials. You can see the variety of her work in the photos above, but you really have to see them in person and touch them all to appreciate just how magnificent each and every piece is. Paz will be at Crafts at Lincoln Center on June 16th & 17th and at the Renegade Craft Fair on June 23rd & 24th!

And now, your Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday Only June 9, 2012:

P.S. 175 Flea Market: I always support markets that benefit school programs, and this one is no exception. I know the school is working hard to make sure this market in Harlem has some great treasures! (9:30AM – 4PM, 135th St. between 7th and Lenox Ave., Manhattan)

Tribeca Potters Spring Cleaning Sale: The Tribeca Potters are a talented group of ceramicists, and they’re having a sale! The group includes a wide range of creative styles, and the high level of craftsmanship runs throughout the entire collection. The sale actually opens today (Thursday) with a reception from 5-8PM and runs through Saturday. (Friday 11AM – 7PM, Saturday Noon – 5PM, 313 W. 37th St., 4th Floor, between 8th & 9th Ave., Manhattan)

Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2012

Crafts at Lincoln Center This classic craft show sponsored by the American Concern for Arts and Craftmanship (ACAC) opens this weekend and next outdoors on the ground of Lincoln Center. It is a lovely setting for a large gathering of some of the finest crafters in the country. (Saturday Noon – 9PM, Sunday 10AM – 9PM, Lincoln Center, 64 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan)

ID Pop Shop: They’re back! This collection of high-end independent designers are hosting two pop ups this month inside Chelsea Market. The current event runs daily through this Sunday. Then they open again on June 26 through July 2nd. (Inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue between 16th & 17th St., Manhattan)

Hell’s Kitchen Flea: This flea market is consistently filled with amazing finds: designer shoes and dresses, antique chests, and so much more. It’s different every weekend, so go ahead and get addicted to going there to explore. And Sunday is their monthly Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar! It doesn’t get much better than this at the markets! (9AM – 5PM, West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Ave., Manhattan)

Better Than Jam Summer Handmade Gift Shop:  The Better Than Jam Coop and the New York Etsy Team have once again created a handmade wonderland in one of the historic residences on Governor’s Island. Spend a lovely summer day by taking the free ferry across the New York harbor to Governor’s Island and shopping for truly unique handmade objects that will definitely add some whimsy to your life. You can bring your own bike to tour the island or rent one when you get there. (10AM – 6PM, Governor’s Island)

Sunday Only, June 10, 2012

Jackson Heights Greenmarket: This farmers market is special to me because the neighborhood is so diverse, and the farmers bring the products to meet their customers’ needs. Loads of hot peppers, onions and cilantro, for example, and piles of squash blossoms for Hispanic and South Asian cuisines. Plus the giant trees around Travers Park provide lovely shade all summer long. (8AM – 3PM, 34th Avenue at 77th Street, Queens)

OK! Now Thursday and Friday will go quickly because your weekend plans are all set!

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