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Meet Homestead Luminary

Photo by Jessie Tymoczko.

Photo by Jessie Tymoczko.

With such an exciting weekend ahead to kick off our fourth season, we wanted to introduce you to another seller who will be bring beautiful items to the Flea: Homestead Luminary! 

Homestead Luminary is Jessie Tymoczko and she creates a variety of gorgeous pieces out of TechShop Pittsburgh. 

1. What will you be offering at the Flea?

I make wooden lanterns, lamps and light boxes that are lit with LED tea lights as well as sun catchers and magnets that use the same design elements as my luminaries.  I have a new lamp design that I'm really excited to unveil at the neighborhood flea, it's in line stylistically with the pieces from my Flower Nouveau line.  I also offer custom luminaries and wood engraving. 

2. How did you get started in your business? How long have you been at it?

I've always been fascinated by shadow and light art, so I would have to say that's what inspired my dive into luminaries.  Having access to a laser cutting through TechShop Pittsburgh was a game changer, when I realized the full capability of the machines I tried my hand at making a small hanging lantern as a gift.  I loved it, my friends loved it and Homestead Luminary grew from there.  I started Homestead Luminary at the end of 2016. 

3. Anything you are looking forward to this flea season?

I am absolutely thrilled to participate in an open air market!   Market places are already very vibrant community gathering spaces, mixing in some fresh air and sunshine... it really brings up the energy of an event. 

We hope you will join us at the Flea to meet Jessie and all of our amazing vendors. We have a filled up season and every month brings something new at our Second Sundays in the Strip!