Vendor Spotlight: Inspirations Studio and Gift Shop

Jo Reynolds has always loved glassware and been fascinated with all processes used to create it. Her mother has worked with stained glass for years, so it’s no surprise that Jo’s creativity found that outlet as well. In November 2014 a college roommate invited Jo to go to a class at Minnetrista in Muncie to … Read more Vendor Spotlight: Inspirations Studio and Gift Shop

Vendor Spotlight-Steph Tanner, Art-Maker

Steph Tanner has always been an artist. Her paternal Grandmother was a talented seamstress as well as a fiber artist (she could knit, crochet, needlepoint) and she was hugely inspirational  to Steph as she grew up. Steph learned to sew when she was 12.  Throughout her life she has been a poet, a photographer, and … Read more Vendor Spotlight-Steph Tanner, Art-Maker

Vendor Spotlight: Wired, Fired, and Vintage Inspired

Gloria Schotter has been an art fiend since she was a child. In her own words, “There is nothing better as a child than the smell of a new box if Crayola 64 with the sharpener in the side!” Backroads Market couldn’t agree more. As for making jewelry, it’s been a long journey with lots … Read more Vendor Spotlight: Wired, Fired, and Vintage Inspired

Vendor Spotlight: Metal Trends and Wooden Blends

 

Metal Trends and Wooden Blends is an artisan vendor appearing at Backroads Market on October 7, 2017 Mindy Bounds and her sister,  Marlie, create gorgeous metal and wood pieces that will have you drooling.  But when you hear the story of they got started, you’re going to love them even more.

Their mom’s death in 2013 ended their parents 44-year-long love story.   Their dad, Don Bounds, was at somewhat of a loss as to how to fill his time. In 2014, with his overabundance of time and his love of all things wood and metal, he came up with the ingenuity and creativity for Metal Trends & Wooden Blends as a way to fill his time and to spend some quality time with his daughters or “girls” as he called them.  In July of 2015,  Mindy and Marlie’s dad was tragically killed in a car crash but he had taught his girls enough of his MTWB “bag of tricks” that they opted to continue the business to keep his special blend of creativity alive.

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