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Welcome, Mabel Chong!

Mabel Chong is a woman to praise. From growing up in rural China, to becoming a successful jeweler, she has accomplished much in her life. Her design, her mission, and her dedication to her business is such a notable goal to achieve.  Women trust Mabel to bring out their individual strengths and beauty, with designs that [...]

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Sizzle Sizzle!

GUYS! My absolute favorite season is Summer. WHY? Who doesn't love backyard barbecues, pool parties, longer days, beach trips, and sunshine? I hope you are just as excited as me for the warm Summer days ahead of us. I am a big advocate of anything that is thrown on the grill. Since I was little, my [...]

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Market Pick: Joan of Artware

Dive into the wide world of Joan of Artware and find your inner confidence. A California local and frequent feature in our Makers Market in the Park events, Susie Gaffney has become a beloved member in our maker family. Susie started selling her Joan of Artware line back in 2015. What inspired her to pursue her [...]

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Introducing Less is More Jewelry!

Just around the corner, in the city of Palo Alto, resides a jeweler by the name of Ha Le. Le is the founder and creative mind behind the Less is More jewelry brand. Strong in spirit, she advocates kind and hard working women. She believes that each piece she designs is a reminder that one [...]

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The Start of Independence

July 4, 1776, marked one of the most important times for our beloved country! Our 13 colonies claimed independence from England. On June 11, 1776, a committee came together to draft a document to break away from Great Britain. The great men in this committee included none other than Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger [...]

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Welcome Leslie Francesca!

No two stones are alike – each piece has it's own unique characteristics, making a collection of jewelry that is perfectly imperfect. These words are what complete the essence of Leslie Francesca Designs. Born and raised right here in the Bay, she has always been intrigued with anything that is creative. Her eye for design has [...]

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7X7 Magazine: The Made-in-CA Father's Day Gift Guide for Last Minute Shoppers

We want to share with you what 7X7 Magazine is saying about our American Made products! Check out their complete gift guide HERE"Help him take care of that dad bod with the Wildman skincare kit created by Megan Taber of Among the Flowers based in Placerville. The products are all sourced from fair trade dealers and [...]

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The Backroads of Dad's Day

Why do we celebrate the fathers, or father figures in our life we look up to? Well, why not? Days dedicated to mothers and fathers are certainly deserved. Let's take a history trip to the roots of Dad's Day. Said to have started right here in the states, Father's Day was brought to recognition by a [...]

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Introducing Santa Fe Stoneworks!

Founded in New Mexico and nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe Stoneworks is home to some of the most beautiful, handcrafted knives and kitchen cutlery. The founder, Bill Wirtel, follows the idea of tradition that dates back to Native American times. He believes that each knife should signify honor and respect. Elements [...]

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Father's Day Gift Picks

That special day is coming up to honor the man that you look up to! Father's Day is right around the corner and Makers Market has a few products in mind to help you in your search for that perfect gift for dad. Here are a few picks that I recommend. Every guy needs that standard [...]

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