Sarah M. Holm

Artist | Designer | Maker


Shopping for the Holidaze!

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It seems like there is a craft market every day this month in Minneapolis, amiright? This new trend in adding a market to every event is a little overwhelming for customers and vendors. Luckily you have your pal over here at Black Spoke to help in the decision making process!

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and Jackson Flats presents:

A Winter’s Night Market

For high quality, last-minute gift shopping, this market shouldn’t be missed! With over 30 vendors from the art collective: A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and the artist lofts: Jackson Flats, you are sure to find some truly unique, edgy, and eclectic handmade wares. Also, this is the last market that Black Spoke will be participating in this year! I’ll have my classic designs, some new belt and jewelry, and some trash art, my mixed media illustrations on cardboard.

Other markets that I’ll be shopping at (but not vending) are:

Upcoming End O' Summer Sales

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Hey y'all!  I hope you have been enjoying your summers!  I know that I have been!  Between long walks with the dog and lazy days reading in the hammock in the back yard, I've been brainstorming some ways to tweak my current designs to make them even better!  I'll be rolling out some new versions of the basics in the months to come, but first, I need to make some room for all the new product by selling some of the oldies but goodies!  

I've got two events coming up in the next two weeks, where you'll be able to get some leather goods at discounted prices (25-50% off!).  Mark your calendars for these:

-August 20th | 10am-7pm | Back Alley Bazaar at Golden Pearl Vintage

-August 28th | 10am-4pm | Five Watt Flea Market at Five Watt Coffee


More info on both:


THIS SATURDAY (!!!!) from 10am-7pm in the back alley/parking lot behind the Golden Pearl Vintage, we'll be having a "Back Alley Bazaar".  I'll be hanging out there with marked down Black Spoke Leather Co. merchandise,  the Golden Pearl Vintage will have a huge amount of "not perfect, but still dang cute" vintage clothes and accessories for every gender at crazy low prices, and neighbors Urban Violet and Find Furnish will be joining in the fun with great sales merch.  

Enter through the Golden Pearl at 507A E. Hennepin Ave. or through the alley between Conga and Find Furnish on 5th St. NE.  

Parking is a bit tricky in this area, but there is metered parking on 5th St. NE.  Busing, biking, and walking are easy in this neighborhood and your best bets!


Five Watt is, hands down, THE BEST coffee shop in Minneapolis!  On Sunday, August 28th, from 10am-4pm, grab a cup o' joe (I recommend the Gin Basil Smash) and head out the back door for a fabulous flea market filled with hand-made goods, vintage finds, records, books and tchotchkes.  What else could you possibly want to do on a Sunday, but dig for treasure? 

Five Watt - 3745 Nicollet Ave. S. 

American Craft Council Show: St. Paul Edition

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Mark your calendars and get your tickets!!! The American Craft Council Show is coming to St. Paul from April 8th - 10th (with a preview party April 7th).

Show Dates/Times    -    Tickets $12 (free for ACC members or children 12 & under)

Friday, April 8     10am - 8pm  ($5 after 5pm) 

Saturday, April 9     10am - 6pm

Sunday, April 10     11am - 5pm

Preview Party:

Thursday, April 7   6pm - 9pm, Tickets $75  (proceeds benefil ACC's educational programming)


Here is a sneak peak to some of my favorite artists at the show:

P.S.- I'm giving out free tickets to 3 lucky newsletter subscribers!  If you haven't subscribed yet, you can HERE.



Black Spoke Leather Co. is now available at The Golden Pearl Vintage!

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There is something cool brewing in Northeast Minneapolis, and although I do like a good brew (mmmmm, Indeed's Midnight Ryder), I'm not talking about the abundance of craft breweries.  I am talking about the new businesses moving into Lower-Northeast/East River neighborhood, the newest of which is THE GOLDEN PEARL VINTAGE!

The Golden Pearl Vintage is the best shop ever!! (yes, my opinion is biased, yes, it is owned by my dear friend, and yes, I helped open it, and well yeah, I currently work there with a bunch of my buds, but it is also an amazing boutique).  The Pearl is owned by Audra Frizzell, a long-time vintage clothing connoisseur, costume history buff, and seriously stylin' shop girl.  

Photo of owner Audra Frizzell by TJ Turner for Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Photo of owner Audra Frizzell by TJ Turner for Minnesota Monthly Magazine

With a carefully curated selection of women's and men's clothing and accessories from the 1920's- the 1990's.  You won't have to dig for treasures here, because we inspect, clean, and mend every piece before it goes out on the floor.  

Display of Black Spoke Leather Co. goods at The Golden Pearl Vintage

Display of Black Spoke Leather Co. goods at The Golden Pearl Vintage

Sprinkled around the store, you'll find displays of my leather goods.  The Golden Pearl Vintage is currently the only place in the Twin Cities to shop Black Spoke Leather Co. in person (outside of craft shows).  

After being open for a little over a month, The Golden Pearl Vintage has been nominated one of the Best Vintage Stores in the Twin Cities.  You can vote in the reader's poll HERE.

Before voting though, make sure to stop in and check out the store, peruse my new leather goods, and say hello!  Hope to see you soon!


July Shows: Made Here Market & Bauhaus Brewery Nightmarket

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July is shaping up to be an exciting month for Black Spoke Leather Co.!  

Not only did we make some custom pieces for L'assassins new music video (more on that once it is released), we have a few really great craft fairs coming up in Minneapolis!

JULY 19 & JULY 26

The MADE HERE Market will feature local artisans displaying and selling Minnesota-made handicrafts and art. Up to 35 eclectic vendors, selected from a broad open call, will participate each Sunday. The Market will stretch from the parking lot to an adjacent indoor event center. The Third Bird is also hosting a pop-up art gallery.

Sundays July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30



More info HERE.


July 21

Come see the spectacle of NORTHEAST NIGHT MARKET at Bauhaus Brew Labs! Hang out with friends, be entertained and support local craftspeople and artisans. Leave reality behind for a few hours and get a taste of New Orleans' special kind of awesome. The market will have over 30 local artisan booths as well as local musicians and street performers wandering throughout the space for a spectacle for the eyes! 

Black Spoke Leather Co. will be sharing a booth with the kick ass screen printing artist, LOWWBONES.  

Due to an amazing turnout at the first Night Market in June (20,000 people!!!), tickets will be limited to 3,000 and are available HERE for $2 ea.  All ticket proceeds go to fund future markets and pay the amazing group of volunteer performers (they're working for tips, too y'all...hint, hint!).

July 21



More info HERE.

Pop-Up at Pompadour!

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Black Spoke Leather Co. is popping up in South Minneapolis!

For the month of June, Pompadour is hosting a pop-up shop of our goods.  This is a great opportunity to try on some suspenders, feel and smell some leather, and pick up a gift for your dad (and yourself!).  

Display of the Deluxe Hip Bag in Inkblot at Pompadour.

Display of the Deluxe Hip Bag in Inkblot at Pompadour.

Also, we'll be there JUNE 12th,  5-7pm for a social hour.  Stop by, meet Sarah Holm (owner/maker of Black Spoke Leather Co.) and Anna Wells (owner/stylist of Pompadour), and drink some WINE with us!


Pompadour: a Lifestyle Salon is located at 3743 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis, MN.

Hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am-9:30pm, Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-4pm

Social Hour: Friday, June 12, 5pm-7pm