Besides the wine, fried food and cover bands, why are street fairs so much fun? All the handmade jewelry of course! And I have found my festival favorite fair jeweler, Monkapaws.
Renee Berlung, the creator of Monkapaws jewelry, designs her pieces out of turn-of-the-century typewriter keys, vintage buttons and antique broken china. The jewelry resembles a modern design of 1920s pieces with a rough but delicate appeal.
She creates necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants and earings, all of which are eye-catching and original. The jewlery can fit any occasion, from the "first date" to "everyday accents".
Renee's creations can be purchased online, or if you are a street fair fanatic like me, you can visit these upcoming events to see her collection in person.
August 15-16: Los Gatos Fiesta De Artes
September 12-13: Mountian View Art and Wine
Courtesy SF Bay Style