Who’s ready for our biggest Gin Alley Maker’s Market yet? Vintage clothes, delicious treats, lovely ceramics, and ALL of my new jewelry collections will be waiting for you in this historical spot surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the West Loop! Come out for brunch, and stop by for live music and beautiful creations by local artists!
When: Sunday Aug 14th 12PM-4PM
Where: Gin Alley at 127 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Green /Pink Line @MORGAN
I was so happy to be part of the makers market at The Hideout hosted by The Arthouse Underground Chicago. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon with art pieces, live music, drinks, food and chatting with amazing local makers! Thank you to all the amazing musicians and local shoppers that showed up, shopped local and made this rainy day a success for all!
I had the most wonderful time at the Soulmade concert showcasing my pieces and dancing with dreamy and hypnotic electronic music! Big thanks to all that came out and danced for a cause with Gab Rhome from All Day I Dream family! Proceeds from this event are being donated to a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees seeking medical care and I’m so grateful to be part of it! Stay tuned for similar fundraisers in the near future!
I had so much fun at the Honeycomb Network indoor market filled with fantastic performances, street food, artists and free activities. The live all-star salsa band by Carlos Garcia was phenomenal, so was the free salsa dance workshop and live Dj session! Thank you all that stopped by, chatted and shopped my pieces at this SOLD-OUT event. What a night!
I was so honored to be one of the featured local artists at Chicago’s world-famous European style antique and vintage market! After a 2 year absence the Randolph Street Market was back in the West Loop with continuous live music, delicious foodstuffs and libations, and the best treasure hunting I’ve ever found. Thank you to the RSM team for putting together an event and platform that brings amazing shoppers and sellers together! Special shout-out to all that turned out to buy and support small!
I was popping up at the historical Gin Alley among an amazing group of Chicago local artisans and small businesses! Wonderful vendors, live music, twinkling lights above the alley – I had such a great time chatting with the local crowd and can’t wait to come back!
I was at the 15th Chicago Artisan Market as one of the 100+ top Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods & art! The space at Morgan MFG was absolutely stunning and filled with small, locally owned & operated businesses who pour their passion into creating one-of-a-kind products. I’m so grateful to be one of them and for the awesome shoppers that poured in from all across Chicago & surrounding suburbs to buy from us!
I was popping up at Birch Road Clubhouse as part of Lincoln Park Summer Sundaes event! I was in love with the fine collection of one-of-a-kind pieces made by local artists and makers, as well as the amazing interior at the Birch Road Cellar! Thank you all that came out on this beautiful weekend shopped small and supported local artists!
I was one of the featured artists at The Martin in July! It was so nice meeting awesome Chicago local artisans in all mediums, and learning about their techniques and processes. Special thanks to the team at The Martin for providing their beautiful space and giving local artists an amazing platform to showcase their work!
I had a blast at FESTIVAL FRESH summer night market, which brought the festival vibe indoors in a curated series of pop-ups, performances, street food & activities. Thank you to the amazing crowd that came out and supported local makers, while enjoying LIVE DJ, awesome free salsa dance, as well as screen printing class and Caribbean cooking class! What a fantastic time we had!
I was featured at the Friday Night Art Market held in Pilsen Arts & Community House! Thanks to all that stopped in on your way to Michelada Fest and supported the local art community. So happy to meet so many talented local artists too!
I was at the beautiful Logan Square Auditorium with 30 awesome vintage shops and local makers showcasing one-of-a kind finds and creations! I really appreciate the chance to meet so many awesome vintage sellers as well as some old friends from other markets. And thank you local shoppers for showing my handmade jewelry so much love!
In celebration of the Asian American Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) Heritage Month, Soho House Chicago had graciously offered me the opportunity to showcase my jewelry there! I was so grateful and honored to be part of their Bodega at Soho Friends which supports local designers and makers by creating this amazing platform! Huge thank you to everyone that visited my three-day mini open-studio, chatted with me about my techniques and shopped my collection!
I was at GOLDEN MARKET where Chicago’s AAPI chefs, bakers, makers, and artists cahttps://www.etsy.com/shop/LinBaderJewelryme together to celebrate our pride, heritage, and unity. There were the most incredible drinks, food, art, AND performances including Chinese lion dance and traditional Thai dance! I was so incredibly blessed to be part of this community and was so honored to stand among you. Special shout out to the amazing crowd for this sold out event that came out and supported us!
I was at this super fun maker’s market and crawl! Thank you everyone for coming out to Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood for the Logan Square Makers Market & Bar Hop! I really appreciate the chance to be one of 45+ local small businesses showcasing their work and met an amazing crowd that come out on this beautiful Mother’s Day weekend to shop local!
I was at Chicago Artisan Market on April 9th and 10th which showcases the best of Chicago and the Midwest in food, fashion, home goods and art. A huge thank you to all the amazing shoppers who came out to meet, shop & support 100 top local artisans. I was blown away by your excitement and enthusiasm to shop small.
I was at special event PLANET HER on Sat March 11th in celebration of Women’s History Month, which brings together over 50 dynamic Chicago-based women makers and artists. Thank you everyone for coming out and for all the artists participated in the event. I felt so honored and grateful to be one of you and shared the beautiful space at Garfield Park Conservatory.
Thank you for visiting my website! I’m a jewelry designer and traditionally trained jeweler based in Chicago. I design and hand make fine jewelry using ancient jewelry making artistry of 22k gold and silver granulation, filigree, chasing & repousse, Celtic torc and hammering & forging. Each piece is unique and handcrafted in-house from recycled precious metals with no mass production involved.
I make each piece the old fashioned way, with the added beauty of taking techniques from thousands of years ago and making them not only survive but thrive in our day and time. I start with alloying gold, fabricating sheet and wire, picking a stone and designing around it. Then I pick the best fabrication process for the design, for example hammering, forging, wax carving or 22k gold and silver granulation. Sometimes making a piece will require multiple techniques. Finally after the forms are created to my satisfaction I’ll finish by polishing and setting stones. I love how each of the steps leaves marks of the maker. And during these steps, the piece takes on a life and personality of its own that cannot be mass produced. No two pieces in the line will be the same. It is naturally imperfect and unique like the creator behind it and the person wearing it.