Friday, March 31, 2017

SawyerCeramics - Handmade Functional Pottery

Jonathan Sawyer is a ceramicist in San Diego, California.  There is something special about eating out of handmade vessels.  You feel a connection with the artist in a way you wouldn't with most other art forms.  I hope you use this link to visit his Etsy store:  SawyerCeramics
Or use this link to visit his website:  sawyerceramics.com


SmartSeeds - Rare and wondrous seeds from around the world

Mia Myers is providing some really cool seeds for you in Claremont, California.  Take a walk on the wilder side and plant something you won't find at your local store!  Doesn't this corn look wonderful?
You can see more by using this link to her Etsy store:  SmartSeeds
Or by using this link to her website:  smartseedstore.com


Thursday, March 30, 2017

BayouGlassArts - Jewelry Made From Exceptional Things

Contina Hope uses a variety of media to create in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Here though, I am focusing on her jewelry.  This one reminds me of Tiger Eye!  I hope you will use this link to her store to see her other pieces: bayouglassarts


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

rocksinutah - RocksInUtah

Larry and Vickie Hathaway are lapidary artisans in Spanish Fork, Utah.  Natures original abstract art in the form of stone!  Here is a link to their store:
rocksinutah


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

EarthyByDesign - Rustic Handcrafted Jewelry & Mixed Media Art

Susan Anderson works with mixed medias in Silverdale, Pennsylvania.  I am no art critic, so sometimes I do not know what to say about a piece I really like.  My main purpose is to show you a piece which will inspire you to visit their store and websites.  In other words, I select what I like in the hopes that you will be curious.  Here is the link to her Etsy store:  EarthyByDesign
What I like about Etsy stores, is that you can often read more about the artists and their process, you can see their studios, and often you can also see works in progress.
Here is a link to her website:  susanandersonmmc.com/


KJPottery - Handcrafted Functional Pottery

Kelsey Jo Flatoff is a ceramicist in Spokane, Washington.  Many of her pieces are designed for everyday use in your home, like these beautiful bowls.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see more:  KJPottery
Or use this link to her website:  kjpottery.com/


Monday, March 27, 2017

LolliesByLeah - Gourmet Hand-Poured Lollies

Leah Williams concocts these wonders in Tucson, Arizona.  And I, of course, have chosen her lavender ones to show you.  I hope you will use this link to her store to see what you might like:
LolliesByLeah


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Atelieremmarose - Bulk French Lavender Cotton Muslin Bags Wedding Favors

Atelier Emma Rose is in Andalusia, Pennsylvania and has a lovely variety of lavender products available for you.  She is a great source of bulk loose lavender and dried flowers for parties, weddings, or any occasion.  This is a delightful sampler of aromatics!  To see more, please use this link to her store:  Atelieremmarose


JNartworks - Small paintings by Jenni Nolen

Jennie Nolen paints for you in Roanoke, Virginia.  She likes to paint small scale daily paintings all prima; painted in a single sitting.  And her subjects are usually everyday objects and scenes, whatever happens to be her whimsy of the day.  Visit her store by using this link:  JNartworks


CarvedByHeart - Carved By Heart *Customized Wood Crafted Gifts

Alice Wisler makes these wonderful log cabin mailboxes and more in Durham, North Carolina.  Wouldn't this be fun to have in your front yard?  Take a look the other pieces she has made by using this link to her store:  CarvedByHeart


visionaryglassarts - Visionary Glass Arts

Kyle Keeler works with molten glass in Asheville, North Carolina.  Treat someone you love to a beautiful handmade glass vessel.  This link will take you to his store to see more:  visionaryglassarts


Saturday, March 25, 2017

HawkLeather - Hawk Leather

Hawk and Bev are hand tooling fine leather goods for you in Woodford, South Carolina.  I picked out a guitar strap to show the guitarists in my circle!  They have much more for you to see by using this link to their store:  HawkLeather


Friday, March 24, 2017

DKCKnives - Damascus Knife Company Handmade

Paul Gordon is fashioning quality handmade knives for you in Castro Valley, California.  At least one good knife is a must.  Whether it is in the kitchen, at the campsite, or in your pocket.  He has them all.  You can see more by using this link to his Etsy store:  DKCKnives
Or by using this link to his website:  dkcknives.com


HandMaknIt - Hand Makn It

Corbie Kortz is crocheting for you in Grand Junction, Colorado.  She has a wide selection of items for you and your home, but I especially lover her animal hats!  I hope you will visit her store by using this link:  HandMaknIt


GeorgianaArtAndStyle - Home Decor Paper Jewelry

Georgiana is creating with paper in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  Have you ever heard of quilling?  It has a history that goes all the way back to the Renaissance and trimmings from the edges of gilded book pages.  This link will take you to her store to see more:  GeorgianaArtAndStyle


Thursday, March 23, 2017

MetalPearlFireStone - Metal, Pearls Fire and Stone

Maria Mc'Rocks designs jewelry in Houston, Texas.  Her pieces incorporate items which make them unique one of a kind artworks you are not going to find at the mall.  Earthy pieces like this one and more can be found by using this link to her store:  MetalPearlsFireStone


MedicineBluffStudio - Handcrafted fine art tile and wall art.

John Beasley designs and creates his stunning ceramics in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This one has a story and is just one of many I hope you take a moment to see by either using this link to his Etsy store:  MedicineBluffStudio
Or by visiting his website with this link:  medicinebluffstudio.com



YouMakeMeSmileSeeds - We offer many kinds of flower and garden seeds

Kay Witte has the seeds to brighten up your spring garden, from Louisville, Nebraska.  Even if your garden is a few planters on a porch!  You can use this link to see all the other flowers she has to offer:
YouMakeMeSmileSeeds


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

kershawsintexas - Stone and Fossil Cabochons

Mike and Cyndi Kershaw are lapidary artists in College Station, Texas.  I have a particular fondness for fossils like this one!  They are so fascinating!  To see more of theirs, please use this link:  kershawsintexas


PamplemousseSucre - Darkly Fabulous Artisan Sweets with a French Twist

Lisa LaConfiseuse concocts fabulous artisan sweets for you from Carmel, New York.  These lavender chocolates look divine.  Wouldn't you love to see what else she has made?  Here is a link to her store:
PamplemousseSucre


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Art of the Mask - TheArtOfTheMask

Cyndy Salisbury uses a variety of media to construct her masks in Seattle, Washington.  As beautiful as this example is, it doesn't say it all, so I hope you will use this link to see her other incredible designs:  TheArtOfTheMask


Monday, March 20, 2017

WildfireBeads - Handmade Lampwork Beads and Items

Marie McJunkin works with molten glass to make these beads in Nice, California.  Why buy the ordinary, when you can buy handmade extraordinary?  I hope you use this link to see her other pieces: WildfireBeads


SchoolhouseWoodcraft - Birdhouses, feeders, & more. We turn nature into art!

Deborah and Paul Bahm are turning nature into art in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  I chose one of their bird feeders to show you, but they have far more for you to see by using this link to their Etsy store:  SchoolhouseWoodcraft
Or by going to their website:
schoolhousewoodcrafts.com


rebeccacroftstudios - Modern Contemporary Impressionist Oil Paintings.

Rebecca Croft paints inspiring landscapes and more in Arlington Virginia.  Today is the first day of spring 2017, so I chose this piece to show you.  I hope you use this link to see more of her works:  rebeccacroftstudios


Sunday, March 19, 2017

LifetimeLeatherCo - Handcrafted Authentic American Leather Goods

Ty Bowman is hand crafting fine leather goods in Queen Creek, Arizona.  This is one very cool leather carrying case for wine.  You can see more by using this link to his Etsy store:  LifetimeLeatherCo  Or go to his website by using this link:  lifetimeleather.com/


thelavendergal - Lavender Luxuries

Linda Temple grows aromatic lavenders for you in Hamilton, Montana.  Everyone needs a little lavender in their lives, it has so many beneficial qualities!  Take a look at what she has to offer by using this link to her store:  thelavendergal


Saturday, March 18, 2017

FiberArtCrochet - Unique crocheted accessories for kitchen and bath

Michele crochets items for you in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  An experienced crocheter myself, I can tell she is very skilled at this from the evenness of the rows in her items.  She not only has these wonderful washcloths which have a unique feel to them when you use them, she also has lovely baby blankets, and many other items you can select from by using this link to her store:  FiberArtCrochet


PondScumCeramics - Hand made Ceramic Art in bright tropical colors

Stephanie Pierson-Hutson has created a delightful slew of ceramic characters for you in Fishers, Indiana.  Why did she name her store "Pond Scum Ceramics"?  Use this link to read all about her and see the other items she has made for you:  PondScumCeramics


GravityLineForge - Hand Forged Housewares & Functional Art

Paul Janusz operates his blacksmithing shop in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.  He has hand forged all kinds of cool items for your home.  You can visit his on-line shop by using this link:  GravityLineForge


craftstudiopaper - Your place for beautiful handmade papers

Chrystal Schilling makes beautiful handmade papers for you in Dallas, Texas.  Make your next project special by using handmade paper!  To see more, please use this link to her store:  craftstudiopaper


Friday, March 17, 2017

weaverbirdstore - Wool jewelry and hand weaving

Elena and Konstantin work wool into jewelry for you in Westborough, Massachusetts.  To see how creative they are with this material, please use this link to their store:
weaverbirdstore

MilliesPlace - Whoopie Pies Cookies Cupcakes Caramels Cake Bites......

Donna Reynolds is whipping up delights for you in Middleton Corners, New Hampshire.  The caramels look dreamy, but the lavender cookies won out for me!  I hope you visit her store by using this link:  MilliesPlace



Thursday, March 16, 2017

BoxGardenSeeds - Fresh Natural Heirloom Open-pollinated Vegetable Seeds

Grizz is growing non GMO seeds for your garden in Ammon, Idaho.  Get a little adventurous and grow something you are not going to find in the seed racks at your local hardware and garden center!  Like these Winged Bean Thi Goa Beans!  You can eat the beans, leaves, and the roots!  He also has some winter squash and purple peas I want to try.  You can check them out by using this link to his store:  BoxGardenSeeds



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

holeystones - Holey Stones Lapidary and Jewelry Design

Ken and Lynda Dinneen are a lapidary and jewelry artist team in Sisters, Oregon.  Isn't this a fascinating stone?  They also have a beautiful piece of polished petrified wood you can see by using this link to their store:  holeystones
Or by using this link to their website:  holeystones.com



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JudiHartmanGLASSART - Colorful and Timeless Fused and Stained Glass Art

Judi Hartman designs colorful scenes with glass in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The sunset in contrast with the black branches of the trees in this one is just one example of what you will see when you visit her store by using this link:  JudiHartmanGLASSART


Monday, March 13, 2017

JShears - Original Modern and Abstract Landscape Oil Paintings

J. Shears paints with oils in Cooperstown, New York.  The landscapes I enjoy the most speak of expansive horizons.  Please see their other works by using this link:  JShears


OKVintageWood - Unique shop making quality wooden items

Rachel repurposes and upcycles wood into quality items for you in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Take a look at what else she has for you by using this link to her store:  OKVintageWood


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kara Lovell Ceramics

Kara Lovell forms her ceramics in Terre Haute, Indiana.  I love the form of this vessel and the geometric surface decoration.  I hope this piece inspires you to visit her Etsy store by using this link;  KaraLovellCeramics
Or to visit her website with this link:  karalovellceramics.com


thebuttonflorist - Button Flower Assemblage

Celia Barbieri creates mixed media assemblages in Asheville, North Carolina.  I hope you use this link to see her other delightful bouquets:  thebuttonflorist




NewSouthBooks - Leather Journals by Michael Graham

Michael Graham hand makes fine leather journals and more for you in Keithville, Louisiana.  You can not only see more by using this link to his Etsy store:  NewSouthBooks
You can also see that he does far more than work in leather when visiting his website by using this link:  studioofvisualarts.com


BlueMountainLavender - Blue Mountain Lavender Farm

Karen Grimaud grows lavender for you in Touchet, Washington.  Many of us are really looking forward to seeing the lavender bloom again this spring!  You can see more by using this link to their website:  BlueMountainLavender



FeltedFantasies - ART WITH A PURSE ATTACHED

Sheila Saxon designs and creates these in Anacortes, Washington.  Have you heard of felting?  I had not until I began looking for other items and started seeing all of these fascinating creations from felt.  I hope you take a look at her other pieces by using this link to her store:  FeltedFantasies


Saturday, March 11, 2017

PhoenixHandcraft - Handmade, sustainable decor in metal, mosaic, & wood.

Johannah Willsey and Kyle Lucia are creating items for you in Richmond, Virginia.  Although their skills cover more than one material, you will find them on the Metal page above.  Sometimes it is hard to choose, and this time I was looking for handmade boxes using metals.  I hope you visit their Etsy store by using this link:  PhoenixHandcraft
Or by going to their website here:  phoenixhandcraft.com/portfolio


Friday, March 10, 2017

DeborahCloseDesigns - Artisan Metalsmith Jewelry

Deborah Close is an Artisan Metalsmith in Columbus, Ohio.  Treat yourself to wearable works of art and visit her store to see more by using this link:  DeborahCloseDesigns


VintageConfections - Lollipops

 Heather Kelly and Cheryl Carr operate out of a fully licensed kitchen and their retail store is located next door in Clarendon Hill, Illinois.  They make all sorts of colorful and delicious lollipops!  You can see more by using this link to their Etsy store:  VintageConfections
Or by using this link to their website:  vintageconfections.com



Thursday, March 9, 2017

KrysiasStainedGlass - Krysia Designs Stained Glass Studio

Krysia Napiokowski fashions glass into items for you in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico.  You know I always have to choose the boxes!  Take a peek at all the other items she has made by using this link:  KrysiasStainedGlass
Or go to her website with this link:  krysiadesignsstainedglass


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

gardenstones - Painted Driftwood, Beach Decor, Natures Gifts

Corrie Duyzer paints on natural objects from nature in Hamilton, Canada.  I would love to have some of her painted stones!  Check out her other works by using this link to her store:  gardenstones


MysticDreamerArt - 100% Goes to Save the Rainforests

Ann Kruglak brings her imagination to life with polymer clay in Boulder, Colorado.  Check out her other works by using this link to her store:  MysticDreamerArt


DoodleBugCreations24 - Book Bindery and Paper Craft Studio

Esther Steele hand makes paper and binds handmade books in Winston, Georgia.  Handmade paper has a special texture and feel to it. It has a mindfulness to it when you use something someone made by hand.  I hope you use this link to see what she has made for you:  DoodleBugCreations24


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SeedGeeks - SeedGeeks Heirloom Seeds & Urban Farm

Marc and Angela Adler are ready to help you with all the seeds you need for your spring garden from St. Louis, Missouri.  They have a wide range of products, including luscious honeys!  But I chose their lavender seed to show you, of course...  Please visit them by either using this link to their Etsy store:  SeedGeeks
Or this link to their website:  seedgeeks.com