Join me at the second annual GOLDEN MARKET by @volitionteaco at @guildrow where Chicago’s AANHPI chefs, bakers, makers, and artists come together to celebrate our pride, heritage, and unity. Experience the most incredible drinks, food, art, AND performances! I’ll be showing all my new jewelry pieces so if you missed our sold-out event last year with 400+ guests, RSVP to secure your ticket!
When: Saturday May 13, 11AM-4PM
Where: Guild Row at 3130 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618
Come join me at POCAS + Friends May Market at Chicago Art Department! Also don’t miss the THIS IS WHAT WE BUILD Alumni Exhibition + Silent Auction happening at the same time! I’m so excited to join an amazing group of local artists and makers showcasing our work and our community. Pop in to say hi and check out the amazing interior at Chicago Art Department! This event is FREE to attend!
When: Friday May 12, 6-10PM
Where: Chicago Art Department 1926 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Windy City Made was such a smashing success, vendors and shoppers alike couldn’t wait to come back to the gorgeous Stan Mansion. Come join us for our Spring Gala, with a fresh group of 60+ artists,vintage vendors, and makers of all kinds. Give your home and wardrobe a refresh for spring, browse local artists and antique finds, while sipping some rose or a cocktail and sampling locally made treats. All in the gorgeous setting of the Stan Mansion’s historic art deco ballrooms in lovely, verdant Logan Square. I’ll be showing and making new jewelry pieces on the spot there! Get your tickets early as all advance tickets sold out last time!
Mark your calendar for February 26th to experience a vintage and art market unlike any other! It’s a free all day event so bring a friend or your date and come hang out at this gorgeous space with a magnificent view right on Michigan Avenue. There will be 67 vendors with a large variety of clothes, jewelry, art, and more! I’ll be showing all my new pieces plus doing stone setting demonstrations. Join me and come meet a super vibrant community of artists, crafters and vintage sellers at GetFlea!
Last-minute holiday shopping doesn’t always have to entail making a mad dash to the mall! I was so excited to be at Logan Square’s historic Stan Mansion on the Sunday before Christmas for the inaugural Windy City Made holiday party, where shoppers browsed handmade and vintage goods from over 60 local artists, makers and vintage sellers! I was so grateful to be part of the event at this gorgeous mansion and historical landmark, as well as the amazing local community that supported local small businesses this Holiday season!
I returned to the very last Chicago Artisan Market this year, showcasing the best of Chicago and the Midwest in food, fashion, home goods and art. All vendors here were small businesses run by hard working local artists and makers and I was so proud to be one of them! Thanks to all the wonderful shoppers that shopped with the artisans and learned how we make our products, eats, art and confections! I’m so grateful to be part of CAM and have build so many local connections vital for my small business!
I was at the largest SAUCED Night Market of the year as it returns to the Chicago Athletic Association this weekend! The market offered one-of-a-kind goods and gifts you do not want to miss including my holiday jewelry collection. Huge gratitude to all of you that shopped your holiday needs with a drink in hand and delicious treats under one very stylish roof – and resisted the call of big box retailers and corporate overlords. Thanks to Sauced that brought in an amazing local community that shopped local small businesses!
I had loads of fun at the Underground Art Market – an annual winter holiday pop-up market at Salvage One that featured 70+ artists & vendors creating works around the themes of recycled art, wellness, and functional art, as well as makers creating for charitable causes, and generally awesome things! Huge thanks to the amazing shoppers that checked out the curated group of local artists and makers showing their talent and one-of-a-kind pieces, got some holiday shopping done and supported real people making awesome art and craft!
I got to be part of Eataly Artisan Market and showcased my jewelry pieces at one of my favorite stores in my own neighborhood! Thanks to Sauced Night Market for bringing together a group of awesome local creatives and to Eataly Chicago to host us in your beautiful wine store! Also super grateful for the crowd that shopped from us and celebrated local and small businesses this Holiday season!
I was at my first ever outdoor market in the winter! Salt Shed Chicago transformed into a Winter Wonderland for their WinterGlow Market and it was so beautiful! I was so happy to join 25+ makers and vintage sellers on opening night and thanks to all that came out and braved the Chicago wind and chill to shop local!
I was excited to join the Chicago Artisan Market Holiday Edition at Ravenswood! This curated market celebrated the ingenuity of independent, small businesses who channel their passions into creating one-of-a-kind products. Thanks to the amazing crowd that met with the artisans in person and learned how they make their products, eats, art and confections. I had so much fun talking about how to make my jewelry pieces! Thank you for celebrating the local markers community and shopping from us at this two-day arts and crafts extravaganza!
I was so proud to be among 40 women owned small businesses taking over Navy Pier and showing their arts and crafts at one of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks as well as most visited tourist attractions. Thank you for all that came out and enjoyed the Chicago skyline, spent a day at Pier Park, and checked out the cool artists and makers celebrating our connection, community and collaboration!
I had a blast showing my jewelry at Chicago’s world-famous European style antique and vintage market! Randolph Street Market returned Nov 12+13 to Plumber’s Hall and it was an amazing Holiday market to be in! There were the most unusual and stylishly crafted mix of vintage and modern decorative objects, housewares, fashion for men/women/children, art, hostess gifts & more! So grateful to the huge crowd that poured in and shopped from 125+ local small makers and vintage sellers!
I loved being part of an evening market celebrating the blooming creativity within the interior design industry! Local crafters and designers were invited to strut their stuff and showcase their talents at this crowd-favorite annual market offering various artisan made products including homemade soaps and fragrances, handcrafted jewelry, vintage apparel and handbags, one-of-a-kind paintings, tasty treats and more! Thanks to all the industry insiders that came out to network and shopped from us!
I had the ultimate Halloween experience – “Get Spooked” at the haunted Stan Mansion in Logan Square! What a magnificent space with secret cellars and graveyards, winding passageways and misty labyrinths filled with undead fashionistas at every turn! I was showing my jewelry among over 80 local artists, makers and vintage sellers offering clothes, jewelry, art, oddities, and had the most wonderful time with people and costume watching! Thank you to the thousands of people coming out and supporting your artist, maker and vintage community – we really appreciate your passion to buy local!
I had so much fun at the Halloween Party @royalpalmschicago with an afternoon of food, booze, magical and amazing vendors! I set up my shop among over 30 local small businesses with all their unique offerings at a perfect Halloween event filled with horror, occult, art, apothecary, metaphysical, crystals, jewelry and edibles. Thanks to Royal Palms for the beautiful space and Lotus Elysse for hosting!
I had the best market ever returning to the 16th Chicago Artisan Market and showcasing my jewelry among the top Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods & art! Thanks to all that came out and checked out the beautiful space at Morgan MFG in the West Loop neighborhood, met & shopped with the artisans and learned how they make their products, eats, art and confections. What a crowd we had! Thank you Chicago Artisan Market for bringing in such a wonderful community looking to support local businesses! I’ll be back for your show Nov 26 + 27 at the Artifact Event!
I was stoked to be part of the Argyle Activation Walk! Asia on Argyle came to LIFE from Broadway to Sheridan along the sidewalks and trellis areas! There were Storefront pop-ups, Book Sale, Live music, Dj’s, Performances, Art, Vendors and activities for kids and families. We were so proud to celebrate our diverse cultural differences through food, music and activities. And I was so happy to be part of this collaboration with local businesses, organizations and creatives within the community!
I was back at the historical Gin Alley among an amazing group of Chicago local artisans and small businesses. There were wonderful vendors, amazing community, live music, twinkling lights above the alley, and some of the best Friday night dinner spots in Chicago. Thanks to all that came out on this beautiful evening and shopped at our last outdoor night market!
I was so honored to show my pieces in one of the country’s best loved treasure hunts and art extravaganzas! The September Randolph Street Market showcased the best art, antiques and vintage decor, designer fashion and jewelry, vinyl, global goods, fancy and fun foods! There were thousands of top-quality goods presented by dealers from around the country at this fancy European style flea market and the best people watching anywhere guaranteed! Thank you to the MASSIVE crowd that showed up for small business and vintage dealers. And I really appreciate the RSM team for bringing these amazing shoppers to us! See you again Nov 12-13!
It was so nice to pop up at the brand new Den Marketplace – a new day-spot to shop, day-drink & try bites from local chefs! I’m in love with this part art market, part local showcase. It was such a collaborative space that brought amazing local makers, eats from local restaurants, cocktail specials, DJs, comedy & performances, tarot/energy readers and more local talents together! I had so much fun chatting with fellow makers and can’t wait to come back!
I was so glad to be part of an amazing group of Chicago local artisans and small businesses coming together at the historical Gin Alley! This beautiful hidden gem was filled with fabulous vendors, great community, live music, and surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the West Loop. So grateful for all that came by and shopped for beautiful creations by local artists!
What a great time I had popping up in front of Her&Ziba at the Damen at Night event! I loved the last taste of summer in the Ravenswood neighborhood and so glad I was part of a group of amazing Chicago makers popping up at local small businesses. Thank you to the crowd that came out and explored the uniqueness of the small stores, and supported independent artists!
I had a great time making new friends at the Pop-up art market hosted by @jomula & @acvacaphotos featuring dope Chicago artists selling photographs, paintings, cutlery, jewelry, and other creations. Thanks to all that came and hung out with us, enjoyed some artwork and a chill Sunday afternoon!
We had so much fun at the LAST Sundays on State of the summer! Four whole blocks on State Street Chicago transformed into a final summer festival with tons of free classes, free performances, amazing live music and food, as well as the best local artists and small business! We had a downpour in the morning and rain in the afternoon but it didn’t stop the shoppers who showed up and bought local! It was the perfect ending of the summer season thank you!
I returned to Guild Row Social Club for another vintage and maker’s market! Thanks to all that shopped from a fine collection of vintage sellers, home goods vendors, and local makers. Special shout out to Guild Row for having their bar open plus grilling delicious food in the courtyard! We had such a good time at the amazing club and co-working space normally not open to the public!
I was so stoked to be part of the Annual Hecho En Arts & Craft Fair with a wonderful lineup of Painters, Illustrators, Mixed Media Artists, Jewelry Makers, Ceramic artists, Fashion Designers, and so much more! Thank you to all who came out and supported an event like this in Pilsen! We appreciate your love for art, culture and community. Special thanks to Pilsen Art and Community House for hosting this special event!
I returned to the Friday night market with an amazing group of Chicago local artisans and small businesses at the historical Gin Alley! There were live music, amazing vendors, and plenty of good vibes right next to the best local restaurants in the West Loop! It was such a beautiful summer night with an amazing local crowd that shopped from independent artists and makers. So grateful for your support!
We had so much fun at Sundays on State! Four whole blocks on State Street Chicago came to life with local artists, music, food, free giveaways and classes. Special shout out to the local and out-of-town crowd that showed up for us after the thunderstorm and shopped our art and jewelry pieces! Stay tuned for the next and last street fair in the Loop on Sunday September 4th!
I was in a show at the hottest new venue in Chicago, The Salt Shed! It was so amazing to be in this three-day event with 30+ local vendors and artists each day. We had 5000+ RSVPs, vintage clothing, home goods, furniture, all of my new jewelry pieces and it was a total blast! I was blown away by the crowd and their enthusiasm to shop local small businesses. A massive thank-you to The Salt Shed, show organizer and the extraordinary shoppers!
I just had the biggest Gin Alley Maker’s Market yet! Vintage clothes, delicious treats, lovely ceramics, and ALL of my new jewelry collections were part of the showcase in this historical spot surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the West Loop, Huge thank you to all that came out for brunch, stayed for live music, and shopped the beautiful creations by local artists. I’m so grateful for your support!
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.