Friday, October 1, 2010

Look For Reincarnations Crafts @
St. Pauls International Fair

Reincarnations Crafts will be selling @ St. Pauls Annual International Street Fair from 10:00 am to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 2nd, starting at the corner of 263rd Street Union Tpke. Floral Park! Hope to See You There!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Meet Our New Members!

NYAC Has New Members!
Be Sure to Check out their Merchandise

Grace Anker

Handmade Ceramics

Melissa Rivera, Naturally Good Soaps
Handmade, Natural Soap

Dolores, Marikit Designs
Handmade Children’s Accessories

Verena, Urban Baby Knits
Handmade Items for Babies and Toddlers

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Reincarnations Will Be @ The M.A.R.T.E. 6/5/10

Check out Reincarnations' recycled crafts at this weekends designer market The M.A.R.T.E.


121 E. 3Rd. Street, b/w Ave. A and 1st. Ave.

Saturday, 6/5/2010 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NYAC Crafters' Brunch

Come join us at our monthly Crafters' Brunch at
Panera Bread:
73-25 Woodhaven Blvd.
Glendale, N.Y. 11385
Sunday, April 18th, at 2:00pm
Hope to see you there!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Check out our Artisans and Their Crafts at these upcoming April Craft Events!!

Hudson Guild Spring Flea Market
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
Hudson Guild Fulton Center
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
119 9th Ave., New York between 17th and 18th Streets
Email: for more info

Go Green! Earth Day Festival @ McCarren Park
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
McCarren Park
11:00am – 4:00pm
Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Email: for more info

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Host A NYAC Craft Party @ Your Home!!

Bring the Boutique Home to YOU!!
Host A NYAC Craft Party

At Your Home
As a Host You’ll Get:

1. Our merchandise beautifully displayed in your home for you and your gets to browse, enjoy, and purchase.
2. FREE gourmet cookies (you choice of chocolate chip, oatmeal, or coconut macaroon) for you and your guest to snack on while you shop
3. FREE Tarot Readings to entertain you and your guests in between the browsing and shopping
4. And a FREE gift basket containing merchandise from each participating artisan for YOU the hostess.

For more information or to Schedule a Party:
Email us @

You can also check out photos of our crafts and merchandise @

…and Be Sure to Check Us out @,

Get To Know Our Artisans

Get To Know Our Artisans!

1. Erynn Ann, Flower Gurl Crafts
Handmade Knit and Crochet Items

2. Robin Adler, Mock Frog Jewelry
Unique Bakelite Jewelry
3. Rachel Adler, Apple Sauce Moss
Art Prints and Illustrations

5. Alexandra Chalusiak , Candle Luxe Inc.

6. Angeliki Jackson, Cards and Stitches
Sassy Cards and Stationery

7. Julie Mantera, Julie’s Jewels
Handmade Beaded Creations

8. Barbara Motto, Dog Diggity
Handknit Sweaters for the Pampered Pooch

9. Maria Isabel Olivera, Reincarnations
Recycled Crafts and Gifts

10. Alexis Rodriquez, Lady Three
Vintage and Inspired Handcrafted Pieces

11. Nadeena Seodarsan, Lotus Pictures
Photographs: Capturing a Moment

Monday, March 1, 2010

Featured Artisan of the Month

Maria Isabel Olivera
Owner of Reincarnations

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of recycling. To be able to take something thrown out and discarded and transform it into something new and valuable seems to have a certain magical quality to it. It’s kind of like taking a wand, hovering it over something and “Presto”, you turned it into something totally different. That’s how I feel about everything I make.
There’s more to it than that, however. Growing up in Queens, NY, you kind of reconcile yourself to always being surround by trash. It’s everywhere; floating about on the street, overflowing from trashbins, and lying about on subway cars. It seems that if we could only manage to make use of all the things we through out, we’d never be in want of anything. During these times when everything from money to jobs are extremely scarce, it makes sense to waste nothing and to get the last bit of use from everything. I not only get to enjoy and love what I do, I also get to feel like I’m making a strong statement with every piece of trash I recycle.
To be sure it’s all TRASH. It’s stuff I’ve taken right out of the trash bin, but at the risk of seeming immodest, I make trash look really good. When I was a kid, I made my crafts and art from trash out of necessity, since my $2.00 a week allowance didn’t buy me much in the way of art supplies. As I entered graduate school and my craft hobby became more of a fettish, my tight budget once again assured me that I’d be turning to the trash bin for my materials. After working two years full-time as an academic adviser straight out of graduate school, I was able to save up enough money to start “Reincarnations” in the Fall of 2007 and in summer of 2008, I made if a full-time endeavor. I haven’t looked back since.
These last few years have been the most rewarding years of my life. I’ve learned so many things and have met so many wonderful people. It was with such wonderful people that I was able to co-found NYAC (New York Artisans Collective) in the fall of 2009. Though we are a young group by any measure, we’re constantly growing and trying new things. I look forward to many more craft fairs and events to come and I’m optimistic that this year will be better than the last for me and all of my fellow crafters.
For more info on my crafts and upcoming events feel free to check out my facebook page at You can also check out photos of my latests crafts at And don’t forget to check out my online shop at
Maria Isabel Olivera
(a.k.a. ReincarnationsNY)