Handmade is a boutique, gallery and workshop devoted to contemporary handmade goods. We are located on the east end of Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis, IN. We sell the work of more than 300 artists, crafters and makers from across the U.S. and Canada.
ICYMI March 29 – New earrings, Easter ideas, and handmade treats of all kind are here! Read on in this week’s ICYMI blog to see why you should definitely visit the 800 block of Mass this weekend!
New spring scents from JKM Soy Candles, fresh scented soaps from Get Lathered Soap Co., new t-shirts from New Art Rivals, and neighborhood canvas prints from Cuyahoga Collective!
Talk Nerdy to Me
Grab a butter beer, your pumpkin pasties, and settle into your evening with a “Sorting Hat” bath bomb! From pins to keychains, framed art, and actual film strips, we have something for every Potter fan out there!
Got a bowtie lovin’ gamer in your live? Check out the bowties made from the perler beads you used to play with as a kid!
New treats, cards, DIY kits, and university mugs are on the shelves for you!
If only those velvet leggings came in our size. But at least your kiddo can be fashionable this spring with cute clothing selections from our handmade makers!
New in store – donut play food! Because the best picnics include donuts.
Two-Day Weaving Workshop! -All supplies included!
Saturday, April 20th from 1pm-3pm + Saturday, April 27th from 1pm-3pm! Join us for a 2 day Weaving Workshop with local textile aficionado, Ribbon + Roving!
This is a 2 day class, split up between 2 Saturdays in April (April 20th and 27th). The price of the workshop covers both dates!
During your first day, April 20th, you’ll learn how to build your own loom! -That way you can continue your weaving adventure long after your workshop!
The second day on the following Saturday, April 27th, you’ll learn basic weaving techniques to get your started on your textile love affair!
And all supplies are included! Space is limited in our workshop area, so snag your seat ASAP! Click here for tickets!
Crafternoon: Clay Tassel Earrings
Go ahead and plan your Mother’s Day weekend now! We’re offering special 2-for-1 pricing so you can bring Mom with you to our May crafternoon, the Saturday before Mother’s Day!
In this class, you’ll learn how to sculpt, cure, and paint polymer clay pieces. Youll also learn basic jewelry making techniques to create 2 pairs of tassel earrings!
All supplies are included! Come craft with Mom and make this Mother’s Day super special! Tickets here.
May and June Gallery Show
Join us for First Friday gallery reception on both Friday, May 3rd, and Friday, June 7th, from 6:00-8:00pm in store featuring work by student artists at VOICES Corp!
100% of the proceeds from the sale of these works will go back to VOICES Corp!
The mission of VOICES is to enhance the lives of youth through an expression of self, community involvement, and providing options that will empower them to change their lives!
What’s even better, is that if you did wait until the last minute, you’ll have a chance to score this awesome Valentine’s Day Package! Hand-tied bouquets from Willow + Star Flowers will be arriving at 10am and are first come first serve. When you purchase a bouquet, you’ll get to choose a Homespun Valentine’s Day card for free! Hurry in -limited quantities available!
Who are you shopping for?
Whether you’re shopping for your partner, your mom, or your kiddos, we have something for you.
For mom, pick up some relaxing bath soaks, face masks, and scrubs from local bath and body maker, 407 Botanicals. And for the kids, you’ll find fun sorting hat and love potion bath bombs inspired by Harry Potter!
ICYMI July 19, so many new items, so little time! The ever-popular pins from 1606 Supply Co. are back. And she’s got some new ones to boot! From Feminist power pins to no-bullshit-babes, watch the video above to see the ones we’re really loving!
We Need Your Help!
Help us choose our next Crafternoon for August! Vote between an asymmetrical, faux-greenery wreath or a boho dreamcatcher! You can vote by commenting on our Instagram post here. Your vote gets you entered to win a $5 gift certificate to be used in store!
Nice, Nice Baby
You know we’re the place to go for cards of all occasions. And we’ve got quite the lot of baby and to-be parents cards in store right now. So, if you know someone expecting, expect to find the perfect card (and gift) for them in store!
Plants and Rocks
With the naturalist trend in full swing, stop in to find the goods that’ll keep you on level.
Crazy plant mom? Us too. Find the cactus and monstera leaf earrings of Grey Theory Mill on our jewelry wall. And yes, that cactus plant is real (and for sale too).
The new jewelry line from Third and Co. calls to the modern-minimalist. Geometry meets gemstone in nearly every piece, and you can find both gold and silver options in this collection.
The Bungaloo is a one-man talent out of Denver, CO. And, being from Denver, it makes sense that he’s clearly inspired by nature (and we love it). Each piece above measures 16×20 and runs at just $25.00. -A bargain for something certain to make an impact on your walls.
Mug from Farizula Designs and new vendor, Jaci Riley’s, etched Indiana cuff links available in store!
We hope you’re able to stop in this weekend for some shopping on the avenue! Find us by our fun chalkboards above. We hope they make you smile! Don’t forget to vote on our Crafternoon Instagram contest here.
ICYMI July 6, our shelves are stocked with new vendors, new product, and we have a new featured artist in our mini gallery space for the months of July and August!
Long loved artist, Alternate Histories, is back with new goodies and old favorites. They bring the historical to life with sci-fi fixtures and monsters – “Because everything’s better with monsters,” as they say.
And we couldn’t agree more. Look what they did below with some of our city’s most famous structures.
From sci-fi propoganda posters to “Monsters of The United States,” Alternate Histories’ prints and cards make great gifts for the history buff with sense of humor.
Grey Theory Mill
Another long-time vendor and favorite in store, Grey Theory Mill, has restocked us in geometric bracelets, stamped studs, and more!
And, what do we love most about Grey Theory Mill? She sources her materials as close to home as possible. And if she can’t find something local, she ensures that the materials are sweat-shop free.
Those studs, and all of her earrings, have surgical grade A titanium posts. -Which is more hypoallergenic than sterling silver.
Just so many reasons to love this line.
Find relief from the heat with new summer hair scarves from Pointelle Designs. Coordinate, or mix and match, your prints by pairing your scarf with button earrings made of the same fabric!
And for the summer Monon user, pick up the new painted sign from Inspired Woodcrafts. We see this in Dad’s den or office!
The Power’s in the Print
Whether it’s an attractive pattern you’re looking for, or a punny quote, our vendors deliver on both.
Hand-designed and hand-printed, Andria Green has restocked us with her wall hangings, napkins, and a few prints. And Jolly Good Designs sure makes us feel jolly-good. From dog beer koozies to “Drunken Thoughts” notebooks, we can’t help but giggle over their goods.
Ribbon + Roving
For the months of July and August, you’ll be able to shop the woven collection of Ribbon + Roving. On display in our mini gallery space in store, weavings range from just $30 – $40. So, stop in to get one before they’re gone!
Workshop: Paper Flower Tutorial
We still have seats available for our upcoming workshop with the Paper Peony! Learn how to make a beautiful paper flower like the one above! All supplies included! Get your tickets here!
Kids Rock the Park
Mark your calendars, and find our booth, at Kids Rock the Park on Sunday July 29th from 12pm – 5pm! This event is super fun and supports Girls Rock! Entrance fee is $5 per person, and kids 4 and under are free! For more info click here.
Thanks for checking out our ICYMI July 6 blog! Have a happy, handmade weekend!
ICYMI June 22, summer has officially rolled in, and she’s brought nerd inspired goods, fresh shiny housewares, and new vendors! Read on for this weeks ICYMI June 22 blog to see it all!
Perler Tricks, the purveyor of nerdy wares, has truly delivered with his new “Stranger Things” inspired piece. We can’t believe it’s still on our shelves (hint hint). And for the nerdy office mate, why not pick up a pixelated, potted plant from the Mario years.
New Vendor: Modma
Hand-dyed and printed, you don’t get more handmade than the tea towels from Modma! These sets beautifully compliment each other and they make great gifts for the hostess/host or new homeowner!
Come see all the color combinations in store today!
As if JKM Soy Candles hadn’t already been successful with her original soy candle line, her wood-wick line, or her recent Harry Potter inspired collection! She’s now developed a whole new group of modern scents and styles.
Concrete Botanicals boasts scents like Windowsill Succulents and Cactus Flower. Hand-poured into concrete-esque vessels and painted in a mid-century modern style, these were made for the contemporary lofts we all admire on Instagram.
Pretty Little Things – From Indiana notecards to stickers to buttons, check out our new stock of goodies from fresh vendors.
And the 90’s are back! We’re not mad. And you shouldn’t be either!
These glittering gloss-to-matte lipsticks have a flattering shade for everyone (trust us, we tried them all). From Gold Digger to Pumpkin Spice to Pixie Dust and more, the names are just as fun as the shades. Stop in to find yours today!
Workshop: Paper Peony
Join The Paper Peony on Saturday, July 21st from 2pm – 4pm during our paper flower workshop where you will learn to create your own Peony flower!
This workshop will focus on the techniques used to make a paper Peony; including how to make Peony seed pods, fringed stamen, how to shape petals and finish off the flower with sepals and leaves. Every participant will get to take home their own handmade flower along with a coupon for a future purchase at The Paper Peony!
ICYMI June 8 – It’s PRIDE weekend! We are a business happy to support everyone! Come shop our selection of Pride buttons, shirts, puzzles, wall hangings, and even cards! Love is love Indy! -And we love YOU!