You know how it is with entrepreneurs and innovators…they always have multiple streams of creativity. We’ve discovered that NextSpacers have some pretty cool hidden talents and many make really cool stuff. This year instead of the fighting crowds at the mall to buy stuff of questionable ethical origin come to Member Happy Hour and have a glass of holiday cheer and finish up your last minute holiday shopping.
Here’s what you’ll find so far
(NextSpace members if you or an immediate family member would like to sell your stuff please contact Lydia.)
Moana Gems by Christi Hilton Sea Glass Jewelry from the Monterey Bay and Hawaii. Keep a bit of the beach with you or share some beach with landlocked relatives. (Click image for more info)
Ooohhh! Shiny object! Glass bead and silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings by Sara Isenberg. (Click the photo learn more about Sara's other biz)
Heron LED Personal Task Light by LittleFootprint Lighting by Nancy Wahl-Scheurich (Click image for more info on this energy saving light made in the USA from recycled e-waste.)
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween (Click image for more info)
Wine from Santa Cruz's own Rexford Winery. (Click the image to learn more about the winery)
Liquidation of NextSpace t-shirts! What do you get the entreprenuer who has everything? The coolest coworking t-shirt in town.
Lydia Snider will be liquidating the absolute end of the Kitecycle reusable grocery bag inventory. The bags are made from recycled kiteboarding kites. When these are gone that's it!
Organic Cotton No Enemy Sportswear from member Elizabeth Borelli (Click image to learn more)
Grow your own sprout kit for a salad on your windowsill or as a gift for relatives who don't have the privilage of living in America's Organic Salad Bowl like us here in Santa Cruz! (Click image for more on Sustainable Santa Cruz)
Hand Made Elastic hair ties (scrunchies) that look BEAUTIFUL in your hair or on your wrist – ready to go into your hair at a moments notice. I make these hair ties with specialty yarn and elastic that I get in Hawaii. Much of the yarn is made in small dye lots and only sold in Hawaii. I make many of the hair ties to look like you are wearing flowers in your hair. They are PERFECT for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa presents, or several in different colors make a great gift. The big bonus…they don't pull out your hair like regular elastic bands do.
Afterwards you may want to head across the street to the MAH’s Winter Solstice Art Market. Ring in the winter solstice with cozy winter activities that will ignite your holiday spirit. Make your own snow globe, crafty holiday cards and handmade wrapping paper just in time for the holidays. Local artists will be selling their work in our indoor Art Market with handmade prints, drawings, sculpture and jewelry. Homegrown Specialties Marketplace will bring a pop-up marketplace of infused honey, milk soaps, lotions and salvaged succulents that are perfect for the holidays.