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Etsy!

Funky Designs is on EtsyI have started adding my work to the popular handcrafted site Etsy, beginning with the Concrete & Steel earrings. Rather than making specific pairs for the site, I thought it would be more fun for you to be able to choose your own colors. So, for each listing, you can select one of 24 color palettes for your earring stones. 

I will continue to add my work to the site. You can find my Etsy listings here.

Curate & Co.

Curate & Co. is a lovely shop full of handmade goods located in historic Hartville, Ohio. They are now carrying a line of my concrete planters, available in store and online. This is the only place online that currently has these planters, so if you can’t get to a show, check them out. There are a lot of local artisans with decor, clothing, cards, and accessories available here.

Concrete Rainbow Pride Bracelets

Thank you so much for the support you showed during the rainbow pride bracelet fundraiser. The fundraiser is over now, but it will return next June in some form. Together we raised $243.75 for The Trevor Project.

Again, thank you for your interest. This was a labor of love and a tribute to the many friends and students that have trusted me during an emotionally challenging time. I love you all and I am proud to call you my friends.

-ERIC STRICKLAND

Summer 2020 update

This is both exciting and nerve-wracking… Some shows are starting to happen, while others are being cancelled. Most recently, Wildroots has cancelled their 2020 season,  the Cleveland Bazaar has cancelled June and July shows after the city pulled all permits for events through July,  and the Kent Flea and Maker’s Market cancelled all theirs shows for the year. For the events that are happening, the state and the event organizers have guidelines to help keep vendors and customers safe.  The most common ones are:

  • Maintain social distancing. Only one customer in a tent at a time.
  • Vendors are required to wear masks.
  • Minimize physical contact with products.
  • Clean display areas frequently.

Different events will have different guidelines and regardless of whether you agree with them or not, please follow them or you will be asked to leave.

Pre-ordering

One request I am seeing from organizers is to allow for and encourage pre-ordering so that customers can just pick up their purchases at the show. I am taking this a step further. I will custom cast any of my products in your choice of color. Just let me know what you want, what color you want it in, and what show you will be able to pick up your order. You can also arrange to pick up at my home studio, have items shipped, or I can deliver to the Canton area. I will send an invoice by email that you can pay securely using a credit card. So, anything you have ever seen on my Instagram feed, I can make in pretty much any color. Just hit the button below to email me with your request or questions, even if you just want to know how much a piece would cost.

See you this summer! 

Eric

Events

2020 Event Schedule

Come find Funky Designs  on the road around Northeast Ohio.
When possible, the title of the event links to a Facebook event page.

11:00 – 4:00

September 26
Sidestreet Markets 

Oakwood Square
Plain Township

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9:00 – 3:00

October 3
 Youngstown Flea  

110 Freeman Alley (Next to Covelli Centre), Youngstown

Map

11:00 – 4:00

October 10
Sidestreet Markets 

Oakwood Square
Plain Township

Map

12:00 – 6:00

October 18

Art On The Alley

New Philadelphia

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More will be added as Funky Designs receives acceptances to shows.

A list of previous events can be found here.