Marta Berk of byMarta creates unique and original wearable art. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Marta is a painter & illustrator who creates low brow whimsical characters in oil and graphite. Currently, Marta sells her art as Giclée prints that she prints using archival inks on professional archival paper, as well as wearable art jewelry and hair accessories.

I adore the bright, cheerful designs Marta creates. The hand-crafted Peace Bird locket (pictured) that includes a small key charm is lovely. This image is also available in the form of an adjustable bracelet, as well as bottlecap hair clips.

The mushroom art (pictured) is a perfect example of Marta's whimsical nature which I love! This great illustration is available as a print, as well as magnets, hair bow, and necklace.

To learn more about Marta's work, visit her blog and her Facebook page.

SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a 15% discount on all merchandise with coupon code FF15OFF. Offer expires September 27, 2012.

Vendor Call: Medieval Wine Faire

Upcoming Event

Funky Finds is proud to sponsor a Medieval Wine Faire to be held Saturday, September 29th, at The KnightLight Theater in historic Jefferson, Texas.

This Medieval theme event will feature wine tastings provided by various regional wineries, live music, door prizes, costume contest, wine seminars, professional photo booth, concessions, vendors, and more!

If you would like to be a vendor at this event, click here to download the application form. All event & submission details are on the form.

The event will also feature a full-color event booklet. For information regarding advertising, please click here to download the form.

GIVEAWAY: The Silver Craftsman

Sheldon Roy is the 14 year old creative force behind The Silver Craftsman. His shop features a wide variety of unique items made out of silverware ranging from jewelry to garden markers. I love the silver napkin ring holders (pictured) & the silverware bracelets with beads are beautiful. I asked Sheldon how he got started working with silverware.

"Last year, I saw someone stamping silverware and it was intriguing. I thought, I can do that! So I made personalized luggage tags for myself out of flattened spoons. That is where it all started and I was hooked. I made a few items for gifts and many started telling me, You have a real talent, you need to sell these! So, in March of this year, I started my own Etsy shop and it has really taken off. I like to say all my items are hand-crafted or handmade...there is a real craft involved, coming up with my own original ideas and unique items, telling their own story. My items aren't something you can find in popular jewelry stores."

He went on to say that jewelry making wasn't on his radar as an interest, but he really enjoys it now. In addition, Sheldon also enjoys basketball, baseball, fishing, playing guitar & also does lawn work. Talk about an active enterprising young man! SPECIAL OFFER: Receive free shipping when placing an order between August 6th and August 20th, 2012, with coupon code SHIPFREE.

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Elizabeth!***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a $25.00 credit for anything in The Silver Craftsman shop.

TO ENTER: Visit The Silver Craftsman & leave a comment on this post noting one of your favorite items.

ENDS: Monday, August 20th, at 9pm CST.