BRIKA is one of our favorite shopping sites for discovering one-of-a-kind, authentic products from makers, artisans, and designers. Co-founders, Jen Lee Koss and Kena Paranjape drew on their shared values of following one’s passions and building a beautiful life through well-crafted, everyday objects, when they developed the concept for BRIKA. Weaving a sense of community and creativity into the fabric of the brand, BRIKA is a place shoppers can come to find inspiration as easily as beautiful, modern crafts.
Brit + Co. and BRIKA both share the belief that everyone is inherently creative, so we thought it would be fun to put the “making” in the hands of our users. That’s why we’re proud to announce we’re selling two limited edition Brit Kits on BRIKA starting today!
Our first Brit Kit provides everything you need to make Rhinestone Hoop Earrings, in shades perfect for the transition from summer to fall.
And our next Brit Kit is a Layered Leather and Gold Bracelet. Dressed up with your favorite LBD or dressed down with a soft gray T-shirt, this bracelet is sure to become one of your jewelry staples.
But beyond selling our limited edition Brit Kits on BRIKA, we’re also featuring several of BRIKA’s makers at our Re:Make event in just THREE weeks! In case you missed our Re:Make announcement, here’s a recap: Re:Make is an event to celebrate and discuss how “making” has changed over the past few years, thanks to our trusty old friend, the Internet. On October 4th and 5th, you’ll have the chance to join us for workshops with makers and inspirational discussions, while also getting to see, shop, and even re-create the work of some of our very favorite artisans. Check out some of the BRIKA makers below:
1. Meagan Lewis, Brown Pigeon: Meagan’s handmade stamps are seriously to die for. We’re especially into this fun feather design!
2. Vanessa Boer & Darren Pasemko, Scout & Whistle: Vanessa and Darren create some seriously beautiful handmade pillows. Anything geometric is always on our wish list.
3. Rossella Manzini, RossLab: Rossella makes everyone of her ceramic pieces using a potter’s wheel, and then paints each piece with a whimsical design. With the whole process taking four weeks from start to finish, these ceramics really get some TLC.
4. Starlet Susilo, Meridan110: Starlet makes gorgeous leather and batik satchels using the same hand-dyed textiles her grandmother used to sell.
5. Viola Sutanto, Chewing the Cud: Viola’s gift-wrap and home accessories line is eco-friendly and beautiful to boot. Her line includes reusable wrapping paper, iPad cases, and over-size totes.
6. Lisa Andreson Shaffer, Zelma Rose: Lisa’s limited edition cross-stitched necklaces are on our short list of things we covet. Her designs range from modern to nostalgic but are always on trend.
7. Andria Sato, Lilikoi Design + Letterpress: Anything letterpress elicits sighs from our whole team, but throw in sustainable design, soy-based inks, and tree-free fabric paper and we really get excited. We can’t help but love this nod to our HQ here in San Francisco.
8. Mariele Ivy, Young in the Mountains: Born and raised in Western Montana, Mariele’s works are inspired by her beautiful surroundings. Many of her jewelry pieces combine reclaimed wood and recycled sterling silver, and all are handmade to order.
9. T Ngu, Upper Metal Class: Anything a little geek chic always gets our attention and these mix-and-match earrings are no exception. Fun earrings, rings, and necklaces make up the rest of T Ngu’s all metal jewelry collection.
Who are your favorite makers? Let us know in the comments section below!