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Inspirations For The Outdoor Lover At Jackalope Pasadena

We all know someone who would live outside if they could, or you are that person! Here are our picks for any nature lover all from our artisans in Jackalope Summer Nights this August!

Mussel Earrings

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Grey Jays
Price: $52

Take part of the ocean with you anywhere you go with these beautiful oyster shell stud earrings. The shells were found along the Oregon coast!

Freefall Graphite Legging

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Wear AM
Price: $88

Be ready for your next adventure with this set. Whether you want to rock climb, hike, dance or just be one with nature you will look and feel good while doing it!

Grapefruit Mint Mist


Morning Blossom
Price: $15

Who doesn’t feel rejuvenated after a quick spritz, especially after being outside all day?! Nourish and condition your skin (and hair) with organic aloe vera juice, rose water & 100% pure essential oils.

The Drake (Olive) // Ribbon Collar

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Trax Ties
Price: $20

Man’s best friend loves to be outside just as much as you do so make sure they are ready for their next adventure too.

The Geode

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Shop Blue Bridge
Price: $10

The most important thing is to hydrate, so feel good doing it with this awesome geode water bottle! We guarantee you won’t forget this beauty at home.


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Price: $70

Put a spring in your step with Vamvas! The worlds most comfortable sneakers (according to us and anyone who owns them!).



Erva Brew Co
Price: $

Cool off with a nice glass of yerba mate! Get the boost you need to continue your day into the night, plus the nutrients your body craves.

Wild One Muscle Tank

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Wee Monster
Price: $29

Let the wild rumpus start! Make sure your young explorer is dressed to take on the world with you.

Don't miss your chance to shop all of our Jackalope Pasadena artisans in person this August 2nd and 3rd . Click below to add us to your iCal calendar!

Meet Pasadena Juror: Gloria Prins, Owner of Belle's Nest

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Q: Tell us a little about yourself & your background in the arts & crafts world: 
As a young girl, growing up in Los Angeles, I found influence in my family trips to Mexico. I have distinct memories of cobblestone streets lined with quaint shops of many flavors. My cross-cultural background blessed me with a tasteful fusion for crafts. From then on, handmade artisan work became my mission and my passion. 

Q: What / who is your biggest inspiration?
My father is a superhero. Manuel endured more than my naivety could handle at the time. He ventured from Mexico to America, with no knowledge of English, and eventually came to own his own body shop in Culver City. I thank him and my mom for supporting my decisions to conquer the risks that I took to get me to where I am today. 

Q: How did you get into your position in the arts & crafts world?
Roughly 25 years ago I owned a shop in Old Town Pasadena, before the resurgence, when it was primarily mom and pop. Dusk lasted about 9 years. After that I worked for my dad, raised three dorky boys, and opened my treasure, Belle’s Nest. 

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Q: Tell us about a few favorites of yours: 
Soozee Woods and Tracy Chamberlin from Ramona Paloma Tiles are an all time favorite. They are both an absolute joy to work with—their tiles reflect the warmth in their personalities.

Q: What do you love most about the handmade movement?
I love that social media and wonderful events, like Jackalope, allow a myriad of creatives to expose their work. For me, connecting with my customers is the best feeling ever. 

Q: What is the most important feature in an artist's application for you? 
I need to make sure that my vision stays on track.  Above all, I look for well made, original and unique creations. 

Q: What are you most looking forward to in being a part of the Jackalope Arts jury?  
It's such a pleasure to be part of something that helps the handmade community. It's gratifying in so many ways for me because I've had experience in all aspects of this process. 

 Q: Where can we find out more about you? 
You can visit me on Instagram and my brick and mortar shop in Sierra Madre, or you can visit me online as well.

Belle's Nest: 55 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024


Handmade Shopping With A Caus​​​​​​​e This Spring at Jackalope Pasadena

Pasadena’s Central Park will play host for a third year to local handmade design as the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair makes its return this April 29th & 30th.  New to 2017, Jackalope will be partnering with the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) to promote their programs and services by accepting donations on their behalf. 

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