MONOLISA Vendor Details
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 crystals and finished with Italian edge paint.
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 crystal 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 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, GRS Microblock, engravers, 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: 2021, 2020
Publication - Product Images, Content & Videos
Previous Booth Displays and videos
Proof of Insurance
Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Channel, Pinterest
Lisa promotes each show by a variety of the following marketing efforts:
- Email Marketing - Lisa's Growing Customer Database
- Facebook Events
- Instagram Posts & Stories
- Twitter Posts
- MONOLISA Show Schedule
- Handout event print collateral (provided by event planners)
Saratoga Rotary Art Show in Saratoga, California. - Video click here
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. In 2020 during the pandemic, I participated in 9 shows.
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 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, 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, California - Photo by James L. Mullins
"CHAM Highlight: Lisa Ramos's Minimal Elegance" - CROCKER ART MUSEUM
"Unique Designs Key to Clayton Artisan's Jewelry, Handbags" - CONCORD CLAYTON PIONEER
"20/20 Vision: A Clear Eyed Gift Guide to the Finest Locally Made Apparel & Accessories, Part 2" - BAY AREA MADE
"The Ultimate Gift Guide For Every Personality Type" - CALIFORNIA.com
"Valentines: Red or Blue, We’ve Got Just the Thing for You" - BAY AREA MADE
"Mother's Day Gift Guide: Bag of Ideas for Mom" - BAY AREA MADE
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival in Lafayette, California
In The MONOLISA Studio
MONOLISA Studio - Workstations & Machines
MONOLISA Studio - New Workbench added in 2020
MONOLISA Studio - Industrial Juki Sewing Machine
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
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In The Studio - Fringe Tassel Cutting
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In The Studio - Blending Italian Edge Paint