On my most recent visit to Portland I came across Carol Risely's booth at the Portland Saturday Market. I was initially drawn in by the jewelry she had on display but quickly discovered that absolutely everything at her booth was exactly what I love right now. I kept going back to these leather and wood necklaces and this black leather and lucite bucket bag has been on my mind non-stop since seeing it. Carol and I ended up talking each other's ears off for what felt like five minutes but turned out to be almost an hour. Behind her counter she had bracelets, wallets, even the shoes that she was wearing were handmade by her (and the shoes were totally dreamy btw). Such a talent!