With the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we hope to show attendees how the items they purchase are made. To that end, we have five vendors who will also be demonstrating their craft. We hope you’re inspired!
Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD | DEMONSTRATION
Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware, ornaments, and other Christmas-themed decorations in tin and copper, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.
Offering: Handmade tinware and copperware of all kinds: tin and copper Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, colored tin icicles, tin tree toppers, tin and copper cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin and copper candle holders, pierced tin and copper candle covers, tin and copper candle sconces, tin cups, earrings using tinplate and copper, and tin candle lanterns. Also tin and copper photo frames.
Price Range: $5 – $250
Times: 15 minutes long
Thursday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Friday: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Saturday: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sunday: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Nymph In The Woods, Boone, IA | DEMONSTRATION
Find wearable art to help you show off your style! Handmade from fused glass and wire wrapping, each piece is unique. The perfect gift to a loved one or yourself!
Offering: Wearable art made from fused glass and wire wrapping – necklaces, earrings, rings. bracelets and headpieces.
Price Range: $14 – 400+
Friday: 1pm, 4pm
Saturday: 1pm, 4pm
Family business run by Marlys and Jeff Sowers, specializing in making Willow, Nantucket and Reed Baskets. They also handmake Shaker Boxes and Dovetail Boxes.
Offering: Handmade baskets, shaker boxes, wooden carriers, wooden maps
Price Range: $5 – $400
Thursday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Friday: 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm
Saturday: 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm
Sunday: 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm
Quilted Gardens & Nursery, Des Moines, IA | DEMONSTRATION
Specializing in fresh made wreaths and greens bundles, seasonal decor, Iowa made leather bells and straps, glass bird and Fair trade gourd ornaments
Offering: Fresh made wreaths and Bundles of greens, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Iowa-made leather sleigh and Door Bells, Fair trade gourd ornaments and boxes, Straw ornaments, Ice Globe kits, Table top Christmas trees, Seasonal linen towels and totes
Price Range: $10 – $75
Thursday: 7pm – 7:45pm
Friday: 11am – 11:45am, 3pm – 3:45pm, 7pm – 7:45pm
Saturday: 11am – 11:45am, 1pm – 1:45pm, 5pm – 5:45pm, 7pm – 7:45
Sunday: 11am – 11:45am, 2pm – 2:45pm
Wild Cherry Spoon Co, Rock Island, IL | DEMONSTRATION
Wild Cherry Spoon Co. handcarves a variety of kitchen, home, and lifestyle goods from pre-fallen urban lumber.
Offering: Wooden spoons & utensils, cutting boards/platters/charcuterie boards, single blade safety razors, ice cream scoops, pizza cutters, coffee scoops, shot cups, wood bowls, wood tumblers.
Price Range: $3 – $150
Friday: 11am – 1pm
Saturday: 11am – 1pm
Sunday: 11am – 1pm
Come enjoy the wonderful world of glass. You will find a variety of stained and fused glass for your home and garden. Also an assortment of glass Christmas ornaments and tree toppers you will cherish for years
Offering: Fused & Stained glass ornaments, fused glass home decor (spoon rests, card holders, nightlights, sun catchers, napkin holders, wall art, bowls and platters), Fused and stained glass jewelry & accessories (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair barrettes), Wire wrapped glass jewelry. Fused glass Pop-sockets, Stained glass art pieces, and recycled glass home decor (wine bottle clocks, lamps and wind chimes). Stained and fused glass jewelry. Stained & fused glass home decor items. Stained and fused glass Christmas ornaments and home decor items Stained and fused glass yard decorations. Stained & fused glass Sun Catchers. Stained, fused & hand painted glass lanterns and wine bottles. Fused and stained glass art pieces
Price Range: $12 – $250
Thursday: 5:15 – 5:30pm, 7:15 – 7:30pm
Friday: 11:45am – 12:00pm, 2:15 – 2:30pm, 4:45 – 5:00pm, 7:15 – 7:30pm
Saturday: 12:45 – 1:00pm, 2:15 – 2:30pm, 4:45 – 5:00pm, 7:45 – 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 12:15pm, 2:00 – 2:15pm
Swede Point Creamer’s Scandinavian Christmas. Locally produced goat cheeses, lotions and soaps, spritz cookies and Kringla. Come meet some of our “goaty girls” at milking time!
Offering: Goat Cheeses, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Krampus Socks, Apple Butter, Strawberry Jam, Knit Stocking Hat, Kringla and Spritz Cookies Christmas Decorations, Peanut Brittle, Mint Tins, Aronia Berry Jam
Price Range: $5 – $45