Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Looking for something special to do this Saturday? Don't miss the "make it, bake it, grow it" adventures that await at Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction: the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural!
We'll wow you with farm-fresh produce, ready-to-eat goodies, traditional Mexican instruments, artisan chocolates, handmade body products, whimsical decor, fashion-forward apparel and the beauty, craftsmanship and creativity of Chelow jewelry.
Owner and designer Chelow began designing jewelry in 2004. Inspired by nature, the Mexican culture and most importantly, her clients, Chelow creates "fall in love with" pieces that will enhance the style and femininity of the wearer.
Chelow's unforgettable pieces fall into one of three inspiration lines:
• Brilliant and colorful, like Mexico itself.
• Classic and romantic, following Chelow's fascination with cultured pearls from Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, Africa and Australia.
• Comfort and practicality - two things that are particularly important Chelow's pieces.
"One of our most-loved lines is 'Gypsy'," Chelow says. "It is inspired by our time on the beaches and surfing in colorful Sayulita which is located 43 km north of Vallarta."
Smart and Fashionable
One of the most appealing aspects of Chelow jewelry is that each line is easily converted into many designs, styles and sizes.
"The necklaces are fully adjustable, matching the outfits my clients love to wear," explains Chelow. "For example, one necklace can be fashioned into many styles - short, long, wrap or double wrap. It's like you're buying four or five looks with just one purchase."
100% Handcrafted Jewelry
All Chelow designs are handcrafted by Chelow and her husband, Jorge. They use natural stones, turquoise, quartz, tiger eye, cornalline, coral, amethyst, aqua marine, amazonite, moon stone, jasper, agates, opals, jade, tourmaline, topaz, and much more to fashion their wearable art.
Chelow and her husband love to add an extra special touch to their Chelow line. They often use cultivated pearls and Swarovski crystals in combination with sterling silver .925, 24kt gold plating, handmade Mexican brass, cow and kangaroo leather or suede. The result is an exquisite piece that will flatter any client.
Chelow Creativity Continues
Don't think you'll come back to the Chelow market stall and see the same pieces season after season. No, the artist continues to thrill market-goers with new designs and materials. This season, Chelow has added the smart and stylish appeal of Drusy and quartz pendants. They have been a big hit and promise to make the perfect gift for you or a loved one.
Meet Chelow this Saturday, or visit her shop at Basilio Badillo 156 B, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta. For additional information, contact her at +52 (322) 147-7292, on Facebook, or by email at chelow.84(at)hotmail.com.
While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Collective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday morning through April 30th. Participation is by donation.
Meet the Market
The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.
Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit OldTownFM.com, and "like" us on Facebook.
Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.