Owner and Designer Carol Webster has been with the Markets since its inception over 24 years ago and through it, she's expanded her designs, met with many repeat customers, and created memories that have become real gems.
Alexandra Rose Designs, formerly Eleda Fine Jewellery, is the latest vision by Jeweller Ian Ward who has been in the business of designing and retailing jewellery for over 30 years. They focus on designs that draw out the colours of the Australian landscape. Think brilliant blue skies, rusted red earth, and turquoise oceans.
Moving on to the last segment of Spring, we look forward to a visit from TraXion Big Band who will play fantastic music that will be well-suited for Remembrance Day commemorations. Tinker's Cuss has been livening things up, and Lisa Maps has been busy playing at more gigs.
Karen Kowald's Moondrop Pearls is a true staple to the Old Bus Depot Markets known for her stunning designs of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. With Jewel of Canberra right around the corner, we spoke to one of our longest standing stallholders about her knowledge of pearls and her experiences at the markets.
This October we celebrate the best of the swingin' 50's with a free taster class run by the award-winning Canberra Swing Katz on 11am for Retro Depot. Also on for the month are two performers strongly influenced by the late great Johnny Cash. It's the return of The Guitar Cases and the first performance at the Markets by Andy Nelson.
There will be two exciting yet very different performances on Makers-Con thanks to Guyy and the Fox and AFK Choir. The latter of whom have been known to sing about topics like Star Trek and zombies. We also have two musicians on tour, Nathan Power and Zac Saber, both on the 23rd.
Know someone who needs a break? Perhaps a back rub after a long day at work? With Father's Day coming up, we know that a day of fishing at the lake or an afternoon drinking with mates at the pub sounds like the perfect way to unwind. But first, why not drop by the Markets where there's plenty of fabulous gift ideas for dad.