Vendor Highlight – Lonely Pine Jewelry

Spring Bada Bing is less than two weeks away! From now until the big day we will be highlighting two vendors a day so you have the chance to get to know some of the awesome makers who will be with us at the show.

Richmond Craft Mafia’s Spring Bada Bing – at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

April 29th 10am-5pm

Meet Lonely Pine Jewelry! 

Lonely Pine Jewelry is a new vendor! This will be her first Richmond Craft Mafia show and we are very exited to have her.

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How did you get started making your products?

Back in 2014 my grandfather passed away and I did not handle it very well. At the time the only thing that got me up and out of the house was walking my dog. While we walked I would pick up anything that caught my eye and amassed a huge collection of stones, pressed flowers, bones, feathers, and so on. I started making them into decorations for my house and small trinkets when I learned about resin casting. As I continued making and learning, my process changed and improved to be what Lonely Pine is today – handcrafted, locally sourced, and one-of-a-kind resin jewelry!

How long have you been making your products?

I have been an artist and a maker my entirely life, but didn’t begin making jewelry until 2014.

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Do you have any new products debuting this Spring?

Yes! I have been working on expanding my selection of unisex accessories and items such as keychains, guitar picks, cufflinks, tie bars, and more.

What other Spring Bada-Bing vendor(s) are you most excited about?

Liberatus Jewelry! She and I have been at several events together in the past and I am a huge fan of her work – so clean and sharp!

Tell us about your most memorable day as a maker?

I’ve had plenty of memorable days, but my favorite was when a customer came up to my table at an event and told me all about how she was an Instagram fan, saw I was going to be there, and came just for MY jewelry. It was nice to know that people out there are actually seeing what I do and enjoying it so much that they travel just to purchase it!

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What makes your product different than other similar projects?

My style! I always compare resin casting to painting or ceramics – there are tons of painters and ceramicists out there but everyone’s style is uniquely their own! I feel that my pieces are a lot more minimal than most nature-based resin work, which gives it a sense of uniqueness. I also think simple quality differences like having no bubbles, clean sanded edges, and careful polishing make my work stand out.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! My pup Banjo, who in a way got me started on this journey several years ago. She’s the sweetest ball of fur on four legs <3

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Come out on April 29th to see Lonely Pine Jewelry!