We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.
Maya Barbery of Angel’s Mystical Artifacts is a new artisan with our Muggles Markets. We asked them a few questions about their life, work, and what treasures they’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder
Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.
I’ll bring handcrafted metaphysical candles, soaps, and bath salts. I also have spell jars in a variety of forms, as well as crystals, handmade notebooks, and other altar supplies.
How did you get started making your glorious plunder?
It all started when I decided to make my own candles many years ago. I loved making my own adding intentions to them. Same with my spell jars and other items. One day, when thinking about a business I would like doing, it immediately dawned on me to share my love for candles with others. The items offered soon grew to three then four and now a wide array of handmade items.
What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?
I have to pick two. My handmade intention candles that are infused with herbs, flowers, and crystals. I enjoy making these so much. Then from Bolivia I brought handmade mini journals /notebooks that you can easily keep in a purse or pocket. They are absolutely adorable.
What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?
I take great care to ensure each of the items is made with the best ingredients. I make everything in small batches. For items that I got from Bolivia (where I am originally from), I worked with amazing artisan women. I want to make sure to offer the best quality items I can.
What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why?
My favorite love story – Is also my favorite film: The Bridges of Madison County. I saw it over 20 years ago. The passion and joy that happened in 4 days lasted a lifetime. It made me think that life is a collection of those amazing moments that carry you through the less amazing times. I also love how through reading her journals the son & daughter realize they too should live in those moments of Joy.
You can find Angel’s Mystical Artifacts on the interwebs!
And, of course, you will meet them in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!