MONOLISA Vendor Details

American Craft Council Show - Artist, Lisa Ramos (MONOLISA)

American Craft Show in San Francisco

MONOLISA products are handmade by San Francisco Bay Area artisan, Lisa Ramos in her Clayton, California studio. Since MONOLISA launched in 2017, Lisa has handmade over 850 products and custom pieces. The hand crafted collection includes premium leather handbags, bag accessories and sculpted jewelry. Adding a touch of elegance, some pieces are designed with beautiful Swarovski crystals and finished with Italian edge paint  

Handbags Made in California - MONOLISA Bags

MONOLISA Collection 

Recently launched ~  Italian leather adjustable crossbody bags, colorful totes, and silk suede tote handbags designed with the world's finest crystals, Swarovski. 
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Artisan, Lisa Ramos - MONOLISA Designer
Artisan, Lisa Ramos Wearing a MONOLISA Tote Bag, Earrings and Sculpted Ring.


Artist Statement

My love for design started in 2013, while exploring handbag patterns. My interest in product development eventually evolved into teaching myself how to sew on an industrial machine and hand sculpt metals. Fascinated by the design possibilities, I was immediately hooked. After 20 years of working in the digital world, I decided to make a career change.  In 2017 my collection, MONOLISA launched. MONOLISA pieces include meticulously handcrafted premium leather handbags, bag accessories and sculpted jewelry designed with Swarovski elements. The brand's mission is to design beautifully handmade limited edition pieces that add a touch of elegance to any personal style. My professional background: LisaRamos.com 

Artisan, Lisa Ramos Working

 Artisan, Lisa Ramos Working on Leather Accessories

Tools & Machines 

There are a variety of tools and machines Lisa uses to hand make each bag, leather accessory and sculpted jewelry piece. A Juki industrial sewing machine, leather strap cutter, pro hand press, flex shaft, hot stamp iron, rotary tumbler and Bernina serger are the machines Lisa uses during development. Some of the hand tools used during production include leather punches, sew, stone setting tools, a digital caliper, rotary cutter, skiver, mandrels, slicker, mallets, hammers, soldering accessories, dapper set, die presses, knives, files, rulers and various pliers. To accommodate new bag designs and production growth, in January 2020 a Techsew 2750 PRO cylinder walking foot industrial sewing machine was added to Lisa's studio.

Artisan, Lisa Ramos Edge Painting Leather Accessories

MONOLISA Business Links 

MONOLISA Products - View Full Collection
Show Dates: 20212020 | 2019 | 2018
Publication - Product Images, Content & Videos
Product Lookbook
Previous Booth Displays and videos
Proof of Insurance
Vehicle
Sellers Permit
Business License
Customer Reviews
Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Channel, Pinterest 


Reviews

MONOLISA Reviews

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Other Reviews

Artisan Lisa Ramos - MONOLISA Handbags & Jewelry Booth
Promoting Events

Lisa promotes each show by a variety of the following marketing efforts:

Saratoga Rotary Art Show in Saratoga, California - Featuring MONOLISA

Saratoga Rotary Art Show in Saratoga, California. - Video click here

Booth Curation

MONOLISA participates in a variety of Northern California event types which include juried shows, art & wine festivals, craft markets, art shows and holiday shopping events. In 2018 MONOLISA products were featured at 21 shows and in 2019 46 shows. The show count for 2020 is growing - click here for 2020 schedule (events added on a bi-monthly basis). 

MONOLISA's booth displays are specifically curated for each type of event. Each display showcases a clean and elegant experience. It features white tablecloths and cream colored blocks displays. A tree branch with delicate pink flowers floats above the tables, giving the space an extra welcoming and warm feeling. The premium leather bags and sculpted jewelry pieces are displayed so people can look, touch and feel each product. When people visit my booth I often hear: “your booth is so pretty and elegant”.

Click here to view videos and photos showcasing booth display types.

 Alameda (Mother’s Day) Spring Festival in Alameda, California - Featuring MONOLISA Brand

Alameda (Mother’s Day) Spring Festival in Alameda, California photo © Meria.Agency

Outdoor Events - Fire Retardant Certified

The MONOLISA 10x10 outdoor booth is a commercial canopy tent fabric, CPAI-84 fire retardant certificated. As requested by Fire Departments or event planners, the MONOLISA booth uses a 3A:40BC rated fire extinguisher bungeed to the front, lower leg of the booth. The fire extinguisher is stamped with a tag and is fully charged.

American Craft Council Show in San Francisco - Featuring MONOLISA Handbags & AccessoriesAmerican Craft Council Show in San Francisco, California

Indoor Events - Fire Retardant Certified 

For indoor shows requiring pipe and drape, the curtains are IFR (INHERENTLY FLAME RETARDANT) FIRE PROTECTION - the drape fabric is inherently flame retardant and meets NFPA 701 and CA #C-26501 requirements. IFR Fire Protection is permanent and won't wash off. Click here to see the MONOLISA certificate. 

Art in The Park in Martinez - MONOLISA Artisan, Lisa RamosArt in the Park in Martinez, California - Photo by James L. Mullins

Active Memberships

American Craft Council
BayAreaMade
Martinez Arts Association
Ganoksin Member

 

Article about Artisan Lisa Ramos -MONOLISA Bags and Jewelry Made in California

  

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Lafayette Art & Wine - MONOLISA Artisan, Lisa Ramos

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival in Lafayette, California

In The MONOLISA Studio 

MONOLISA Studio

 MONOLISA Studio - Workstations & Machines

MONOLISA  Studio - Workbench

MONOLISA Studio - New Workbench added in 2020

MONOLISA Studio

 MONOLISA Studio - Industrial Juki Sewing Machine

MONOLISA Studio - Cylinder Industrial Sewing Machine & Belt Cutter
MONOLISA Studio - TechSew Cylinder Industrial Sewing Machine added in 2020
 MONOLISA Studio - Press Machine & Belt Cutter
MONOLISA Studio - Press Machine, Leather Strap Cutter & Stamp Iron

Product Videos

The videos below feature designer, Lisa Ramos showcasing features of the MONOLISA handmade bags and jewelry collection. Click pictures below to view videos. 

Lisa at work in her studio

In The Studio - Hot Stamp Iron
 

In The Studio - Fringe Tassel Cutting

In The Studio - Blending Italian Edge Paint

 

Product Look Book

Handmade products and photography by artisan, Lisa Ramos.