With the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we hope to show attendees how the items they purchase are made and to bring attention to heritage crafts. To that end, we have seven vendors who will be providing demonstrations throughout the weekend. We hope you’re inspired!
Andy Klindt creates using wood and iron, utilizing anything from chainsaws to traditional hand tools when working in wood and time honored methods of blacksmithing when working with metal.
Offering: Chainsaw carvings, Wooden ornaments, Hand forged kitchen ware, decorations, tools, knives, jewelry, Hand carved wooden kitchen ware, Handmade wooden boxes, totes, tables
Price Range: $7 – $3000
Thursday: 6pm, 8pm
Friday: 11am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm,
Saturday: 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
We make everything we sell in Indianola, Iowa. They are one of a kind fused and stained glass jewelry and home decor pieces. Will be demonstrating blown glass ornaments.
Offering: Fused glass pendants, earrings, bracelets, hair accessories, pop sockets, tie-tac’s, tie-bars, money clips & key chains. Fused glass plates, bowls, soap dish, spoon rest, business card holder, napkin holder Christmas ornaments. Stained glass Christmas ornaments pendants, earrings, picture frames and small panels. Blown glass ornaments, hand painted glass Christmas ornaments and hand painted wine bottle lights with winter scene.
Price Range: $8 – $150
Friday: 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8pm
Saturday: 11:15am, 12:45pm, 4:45pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm
Sunday: 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm
Handcarved wooden home, kitchen, and lifestyle goods made from ethically harvested urban lumber.
Offering: Hand-carved wooden: spoons, spatulas, kitchen utensils, cutting, serving, and presentation boards and trays, pizza cutters and paddles, shaving razors, shaving brushes, shaving stands, baby spoons, coffee scoops, beer flights, bottle openers, muddlers, wooden bowls.
Price Range: $5 – $125
Thursday: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm
Friday: 11:15am, 12:15am, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm,
Saturday: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
Sunday: 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware and ornaments, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.
Offering: Handmade tinware of all kinds: tin Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, pierced tin candle covers, tin candle sconces, tin cups, earring using tinplate and copper and tin candle lanterns.
Price Range: $5 – $150
Thursday: 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Friday: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Specializing in fresh made wreaths and greens bundles, seasonal decor, Iowa made leather door bells and bell straps, glass bird and Fair trade gourd ornaments.
Offering: Fresh Wreaths and Greens, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Iowa-made leather Christmas Door Bells, Ice Globe Kits, German inspired Paper Cutout art, Fair trade gourd ornaments and boxes.
Price Range: $15 – $75
Thursday: 5:30pm, 8pm
Friday: 1pm, 3:45pm, 7pm
Saturday: 1pm, 3:45pm, 7pm
Sunday: 1pm, 4pm
Swede Point Creamery’s Scandinavian Christmas. Locally produced goat cheeses, lotions, soaps, Swedish cookies and kringla. Come meet some of our “goaty girls” at milking time.
Offering: Goat cheeses (flavored chevres,
feta, cheese curds, etc), goat milk lotions and soaps produced from our
farm where we milk 50 head of goats. Swedish Rye Crisp, Swedish Wish
cookies, spritz cookies, kringla, Lingonberry jam, Christmas
decorations: wheat goats, tomtes, dala horses and Scandinavian
Price Range: $5 – $160
Friday: 12pm, 3:30pm, 7:45pm
Saturday: 4pm, 8pm
Nymph in the Woods creates one-of-a-kind jewelry combining fused glass and wire wrapping! See how the pieces are created during wire wrapping demonstrations!
Offering: Jewelry combining fused glass and wire wrapping – necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and more!
Price Range: $15 – $150
Thursday: 5:45pm, 7pm
Friday: 2:45pm, 4:45pm
Saturday: 12pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 5pm