Time for another expo at Coex Mall in Korea! Coex has several expo halls and every weekend a new event comes in so I try to keep an eye out for the interesting ones because it is a nice thing to do on Sunday date sometimes ♥ This July they had an event called the “Handmade Fair” and after checking out the events facebook page I knew I wanted to attend because it was all sorts of crafty cuteness~ etsy style fun!
The event had an assortment of Korean craft vendors selling cute jewelry, art, furniture, knitted toys, clothing, etc as well as some invited international fine artists painting murals, a few scattered fine art installations, and craft areas run by sponsors of the event. It was a nice mix of things and was a lot of fun to explore~ Korean handmade crafts are usually extremely adorable and this expo did not disappoint!
One of the more popular installation pieces at the event~ visitors could play the instruments if they wanted
This artist made adorable custom portraits for weddings, birthdays, etc~ I LOVE the style!
My favorite rings~So cute!
Handmade ice cream scoop and waffle headphones!
One of the several Japanese artists they had invited to the event to paint large murals.
These are soaps in the shape of traditional Korean rice cake snacks! I saw a few people that make these online too, they seem to be popular gifts for holidays and are always very pretty colors. Really want to try making some of these myself *_*
This artist makes all of her own dolls, they are so stunning! She often sells at the doll trade shows like “Doll Free Market” that is held every few months as well, so she is easy to find if you are interested in her work.
They even had a vendor with amazing little clips and outfits for your dog!
one seller had the most amazing miniature displays~ I have had a thing for miniatures since I was little, so I snapped a bunch of photos! A lot of these items are made with clay, wood, or paper~ amazing!
a miniature room of someone making a miniature room *__*
Tiny panty shop!!!
The detail in this one is amazing, they even made the little cheap black bags held up by a tie the street carts use.
Mini ice cream waffles~ ♥
If you want to attend future events at Coex or are just looking for something to do you can check out the exhibit listing in English on the official site ♥ HERE ♥ Each exhibit/expo/show/etc usually runs one weekend, Friday-Sunday and costs about 10,000won a person to get in. The event organizers facebook page “Hand Arty” is also ♥HERE♥ online if you want to keep an eye out for future events by them.
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You can always buy coex expo tickets right outside the event hall, so no need to order in advance unless you want to! Since they have new shows coming in and out every week a lot of them are boring, so just keep an eye out on the listings online so you can catch a fun one!
What is your favorite thing from this expo? Have you been to any other cool events like this or at Coex mall before? Know a cute Korean craft brand? Share your comments below!