Favor is the retail side of owner Caramia Visick's Hotcakes Design Jewelry, where she creates bold, colorful carved resin jewelry. She creates all the jewelry at her studio and shop Favor in Berkeley, California. Doesn't it look good enough to eat? The colors are so great!
Besides selling her beautiful jewelry, Caramia stocks jewelry, accessories, and trinkets from other artists around the world!
I haven't had the pleasure of going into Favor in person, but Caramia is a pleasure on the phone. I bet she's great in person too! And the shop looks so beautiful in these photos. I hope the next time I'm in California I can go!
There's some really nice Yelp reviews about Favor, too. Here's an excerpt from Shoole S., "Favor is a well curated treasure trove of wearable and useable art. Everything is handmade, much of it locally. They have unique and playful jewelry, coin purses, makeup bags, cards, decorative accents, and more. It's the kind of place you might visit, intending just to pick up a present for a friend, but also leaving with a little something for yourself (and there is nothing wrong with that.) The pricing is very reasonable for hand made quality pieces, plus, it is always nice to support local artist. The owner really knows her stuff and was even able to customize some earrings for me. "
And Beth T. says "What a delightful store! Favor is now my "go to" for gifts for my female friends. The store is chocked full with locally-made jewelry (much of it made right on site, in the studio just behind the retail floor). The owner is friendly and helpful, providing lots of information without ever being pushy. The prices are quite reasonable for the high quality you find there. You could pick up a simple necklace or set of earrings for around $25 or go for something more intricate or with finer materials for $30-$50. The space is bright and cheerfully decorated; and all in all, I say that Favor is a wonderful addition to the increasingly interesting local retail offerings on San Pablo in West Berkeley."
Actually, all the reviews are five stars! I'm quite honored to have some of my things displayed in such a lovely space.
Each month there is an exhibition with several pieces from a featured artist. The exhibition opening usually coincides with Second Saturday Art Walk, so it's like a great art party! Right now it's Jack King with his exhibit Crossing the Barriers. He has a variety of mixed media free standing and wall sculptures that reference transition and migration.
I started working with Michele last year and am excited to be partnering with her for this year's St. Pete Sunrise Sale on Thursday, July 21st! I will be set up outside the gallery offering really steep discounts such as BOGO art prints until 10am! Also we will have coffee and donuts :) Make sure to stop by and say hi to me and to Michele (she's so fun!)
I was inspired to have The Disco Dolls as this week's Friday feature as I had the pleasure of popping in there this morning. It was just a quick visit to drop off some cards and a whole load of prints, but it definitely got my day moving in the right direction! I love this place... and I'm going back tonight for First Friday!
And here are some images from the spring collection:
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