Vendor Spotlight: TOASTLESS

Vendor Spotlight: TOASTLESS

Toastless specializes in unique handmade gifts. Started in 2014 by Cecelia Hotzler, Toastless is your place to find something a little different. From paintings to tooth ornaments, there's something for everyone and every occasion.

Materials: New
Location:  Waterloo, Iowa
Years as a Pear Fair Vendor:  First Year

Instagram: @Toastless
Facebook: www.facebook.com/toastless
Etsy Shop: www.toastless.etsy.com

Vendor Spotlight: VanezzaWithTwoZZs

Vendor Spotlight: VanezzaWithTwoZZs

VanezzaWithTwoZZs brings a fantastic mix of vintage & modern to freshen up your jewelry collection! Founded in 2012, the jewelry line VanezzaWithTwoZZs is the creation of indie crafter, Vanezza Van Buskirk. The two Zs in her name aren't the only unique thing about her. Her handmade creations are derived from new and vintage found pieces. 

All of VanezzaWithTwoZZs jewelry has been handcrafted with only the best found objects. Styles both old and new come together in every VanezzaWithTwoZZs piece to provide a statement item for years of enjoyment!

Materials: New, Thrifted, and Vintage
Location: Des Moines, IA
Years as a Pear Fair Vendor: 1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanezzawithtwozzs/
Instagram: @vanezzawithtwozzs

Vendor Spotlight: SUNSET SKATE

Vendor Spotlight: SUNSET SKATE

John Potter has lived in Cedar Falls his entire life. He started skating over 30 years ago and has been woodworking as a hobby for over 15 years. John has built 100+ longboards and calls his company Sunset Skate.  Sunset Skate will offer old school style skateboards, longboards, wall art, and misc. woodworking crafts. Most of John's creations are built from recycled lumber or locally grown lumber many are built using recycled lumber that I source from a local cabinet manufacturer. 

Location: Cedar Falls, IA

Materials:  New Materials, Natural or Found Materials, Upcycled, Recycled, or Repurposed

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Sunset-Skate-176892359578950/

Vendor Spotlight: Ultraterrestrial

Vendor Spotlight: Ultraterrestrial

Ultraterrestrial was conceived through a synthesis of inspiration from two sources. The word "ultraterrestrial" in Philip K Dick's novel "Valis" is defined as "a superior, non-human entity of natural or supernatural origin that is indigenous to planet earth." In other words, aliens are among us! At the same time, trademarks from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, made for everyday products like shampoo and spark plugs were filled with wit and imagination. Ultraterrestrial was born to make fun, colorful products inspired by these passions, including stickers, pinback buttons, keychains, jewelry, tshirts, and artwork for those wanting to adorn themselves and their lives with things that are cartoony, colorful, and perfectly bizarre.

Materials: New
Location: Dubuque, IA
Etsy: etsy.com/shop/ultraterrestrial
Instagram: @ultra_terrestrial

Vendor Spotlight: No Coast Paper Co.

Vendor Spotlight: No Coast Paper Co.

No Coast Paper Co. started with a line of sarcastic, every day postcards and quickly branched off into snarky greeting cards as well. Today, No Coast Paper Co. carries over 120 greeting card designs, over 40 postcards designs, and multiple prints and notepads, with new products coming out every few months! 

Their products vastly focus around tongue-in-cheek humor, mixed with feel good vibes, which are meant to make the reader smile. Within their line of products you'll definitely find your fun, every day card, but there is also a strong emphasis on products meant to help empower women, and a line of products in support of the LGBTQ community.

All products are designed and printed within the US, with most being printed and packaged in their in-home studio in Madison, WI.

Materials: New
Location: Madison, WI
Website: nocoastpaperco.com/
Etsy: etsy.com/shop/nocoastpaperco
Instagram: @nocoastpaperco
Facebook: facebook.com/nocoastpaperco/

Vendor Spotlight: Quicksilver Designs

Vendor Spotlight: Quicksilver Designs

Quicksilver Designs offers affordable handmade jewelry for any occasion. From sleek sterling silver pieces to copper and raw stone jewelry, find your next go-to accessory!

Materials: New, Natural, Found
Location: Ames, IA
Instagram: @byquicksilverdesigns
Facebook: facebook.com/QuicksilverMakesThings