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MoDA Market Excites Shoppers

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 11:00 AMCathy Risden
Lorna Green can’t help but laugh as she tries a signature piece from Reve Jewellery.
Shari Cumberbatch (left) fits one of her cloth necklaces on Kerri Ferguson.
Story and Myth Jewellery’s Kristie Stephenson (left) fits one of her pieces on Mahek Chantini.
Bobby Porter (left) and Mitzi Grant pause for a quick snap.
Empress Golding eyes a few items on this rack.
Teasea Bennett and brother Duane Bennett of Reve Jewellery.
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IF YOU were not at the ATL Audi Terminal showrooms on Oxford Road last Sunday, you would have missed the opportunity to start your holiday shopping at the island's most talented artisans of jewellery, fine art, fashion and food event - The MoDA Market.

Just two days after one of the most exciting fashion shows of the season, Collection MoDA, the one-day expo gave patrons the opportunity to enjoy the look, feel and acquire beautiful clothes, unique accessories, cosmetics, household items, decorations, hand and body products, food or giveaways courtesy of Scotiabank.

The talents were obvious in the number of companies showcased - Story and Myth Jewellery displayed necklaces and bracelets made with 'Thought and Intent' by persons with disabilities; Reve Jewellery and accessories also had their unique designed pieces, handmade in Jamaica; and Cyrendipity with custom jewellery and accessories, housewares, and interior design.

Lexitori Designs had its unique-coloured crafted accessories, earrings made in Jamaica.

Rae Marie Fine Soaps and Textiles created an aroma with handcrafted soaps and cleaners.

Pikini by Soro ensured children were not left out with a wide variety of exclusive bags, shoes, hats and accessories, crochet made in bright multicolours and unique designs.

Treat confectionery catered for the spicy and sweet lovers with baked almond and spicy cashew brittles samples.

ShopShari stunned fashionistas with a wide variety of African-printed high-waist maxi skirts and handmade fabric accessories.

RenÈe Natalie crochet clothing line, The 'Artsmart', had a variety of curio, tea packets, and domino wood boxes. Cutting-edge pottery pieces from Yabba Pottery was out with its original handcrafted ceramics.

Scotiabank gave a $50,000 cash prize to a lucky shopper who used the bank card to cash items at the event - the cash prize spent at MoDA Market.

Next year promises to be bigger and better, so mark your calendar.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com