Thursday, May 13, 2021

Holiday Marketplace Spotlight: The Original Mermaid and Vista Herring Art


Preview Soirée Friday, Dec. 1, 2017,  6 – 9 p.m. Exclusive, ticketed pre-shopping event featuring a party with a silent auction and drinks.
Marketplace Hours Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017,  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

See all our vendors on our Facebook page:

Jessica Leverette and Kellie Bosarge, The Original Mermaid 
Jessica Leverette and Kellie Bosarge are two crafty moms who decided to make some unique rustic jewelry. Their creative works led them to establish their jewelry business – Brown Water Design. That first year, they made a lot of rustic bohemian-style jewelry. Along the way, they began shopping for the latest and greatest beads. While shopping, Jessica and Kelli found amazing iridescent beads that “shimmer like a mermaid’s tail.” Jessica’s daughter convinced her dad to buy her one strand of clear monotone and then she persuaded Kellie to make her a choker. She loved it, but her friends loved it even more! The mermaid craze began at that time. Soon, they began selling mermaids faster than they could make them.
In March 2016, Jessica and Kellie changed the name of their business to The Original Mermaid™ and spun off the entire collection to what you see here. They are quite proud of their brand that all started from one strand of clear moonstone beads.
Since the opening of The Original Mermaid, they have added bathtub mermaid and glitter lines to complete their shimmering collection. They are the hottest tween and teen jewelry, so don’t miss their booth at The Holiday Marketplace! 
Check them out here:
Vista Herring Art, Vista Herring, White Barn Interiors, Meadville, Mississippi
Vista Herring specializes in unique texturized acrylic paintings with a resin glaze. Her paintings will definitely be a statement piece in any room. Also featured in her Holiday Marketplace booth, will be artwork from Jasmine Wilson, who will have teacher and friend gifts at affordable prices and precious nativity scenes.
Check out Vista’s work here:

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