Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Miniature Gardening - Imagination ¸.• Inspiration ¸.• Joy

Lauren Kyes is growing miniature plants in Winter, Wisconsin. "The art of miniature gardening is the art of imagination and everything you need to create an enchanting miniature garden can be found here."  You can explore their miniature world by using this link to their Etsy store:  miniaturegardening  Or by using this link to their website:  miniature-gardening.com/



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ROSEBRENNER - Original Oil Paintings in lots of sizes and colors.

Rose Brenner is painting in Bedford, Indiana.  I have a particular fondness for landscapes with awesome reflections in the water.  This one makes me want to go there!  You can learn more about her by using this link to her Etsy store:  ROSEBRENNER
Or by using this link to her website:  rabrenner.com
You can even see her work on a site called Daily Paintworks:  dailypaintworks rose brenner
A site I will be visiting often now that I know about it!



Monday, May 29, 2017

FireandEarthJewels

Aaron Kleiser is a lapidary artist in Madison, Wisconsin.  Isn't this a beautiful stone?  Imagine what it could become.  Please use this link to see more: FireandEarthJewels


Sunday, May 28, 2017

QuiltSewPieceful - Quilts for Holidays and Everyday!

Gail Straka is quilting in Gilbert, Arizona and has all kinds of quilted items for your home!  Or as wonderful handcrafted gifts.  As one who loves to quilt myself, I hope you visit her store by using this link:
QuiltSewPieceful


ChicStatements - Unique and Bold Jewelry Designs

Lisa Dillon Arsenault is designing and hand making jewelry in Milford, Massachusetts.  I particularly enjoy the use of awesome carved stones in her work.  To see more of her work, please use this link to her store:
ChicStatements


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hughespottery - Artisan ceramics handmade for your table and kitchen

Charles and Rowan Hughes are throwing clay in Tionesta, Pennsylvia.  What I like about the form of this cup, besides the luscious colors, is how wide it is.  Perfect for doubling and a soup mug!  You can find out more about them by using this link to their store:  hughespottery



ColdCreekIronworks - Blacksmith Forged Furniture, Art, Gifts, D├ęcor, Jewelry

Brandon and Rochelle Hunt are working with metal in Cocolalla, Idaho.  Isn't this a charming moose?You can see more of their pieces and read more about them and their process by either using this link to their Etsy store:  ColdCreekIronworks
Or by using this link to their website:  coldcreekironworks.com


Thursday, May 25, 2017

TannerGlass - FUNctional Objects for Everyday Life

Suzanne Tanner is working with glass in Cranston, Rhode Island.  Having fun making glass functional pieces for everyday life!  To see more of her work, please use this link to her store:
TannerGlass


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SugarBakersBakery - Liquor Candy,Organic Flowers,Birthday Gifts,Cake Topper

Janet Best is whipping up deliciousness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Of course I chose the lavender candies to show you!  And I hope you use this link to see what else she has cooked up:  SugarBakersBakery


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SLLavender - Handmade, Natural, & Calming Lavender Goods

Dawn Pritchard is cultivating lavender in Eldersburg, Maryland.  There is nothing like the scent of lavender!  To see her other items, please use this link to her store:  SLLavender


Monday, May 22, 2017

HumbleandStone

Lucy Tash is hand making paper in Chicago, Illinois.  Add something special to your next project by using handmade paper!  To see more of her papers, please use this link to her store:  HumbleandStone


Sunday, May 21, 2017

RistWoodWorks - Quality handcrafted wooden boxes

James Bruce is wood working in Bellvue, Colorado. There is something so beautiful about the natural grain of wood.  Take a look at his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy store:  RISTWOODWORKS
Or by using this link to his website:  ristwoodworks.com


Saturday, May 20, 2017

HirtsGardens

Alan Hirt is cultivating his green thumb in Medina, Ohio.  Even if you've got most of your summer garden going, I bet there is something  you'd like to add!  Like a perennial herb!  This is one of my favorites and not one you will find in most garden centers.  It is Lemon Verbena.  A friend of mine described it as smelling like sweet lemonade.  Hirt's Gardens is proud of their long history of growing and selling healthy plants for over 100 years. To see what else he is growing for you, use this link to his store:  HirtsGardens


WestSage - Native American Handmade Leather Goods

Cameron Mackey is hand tooling fine leather items for you in Redlands, California.  Like this beautiful leather cuff.  To see more of his pieces, please use this link to his store:  WestSage


Friday, May 19, 2017

ThrowinStones - Gem Minerals, Metaphysical Lapidary and Jewelry

Nicole & Rusty James are lapidary artists in Asheville, North Carolina.  It must be such a thrill to cut into a stone and discover the hidden beauty inside.  You can see much more by using this link to their Etsy store:  ThrowinStones
Or by using this link to their website:  throwinstones.com


Thursday, May 18, 2017

BillieBeads - Handmade, bejeweled accessories & art made in Brooklyn.

Billie Tannen is an artist in Brooklyn, New York.  I chose her work as another fine example of what you can do with polymer clay.  Like any art, it takes time, practice, and imagination to make pieces like this one!  I hope you use this link to check out her store and help an artist continue:  BillieBeads


spirosart - Dmitry Spiros OIL PAINTINGS The Official Shop on Etsy

Dmitry Spiros is an artist in Tampa, Florida.  This scene is so warm and relaxing, I love how the colors of  the boat pop against the back ground.  You can either use this link to his Etsy store:spirosart
Or use this link to go to his website:  spirosart.com


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DEMET - Knit & Crochet Boutique

Demet is hand crocheting lace in Oceanside, California.  I hand crochet lace as well, so I know the work that goes into her pieces!!  Today though, such beautiful pieces can also be mounted as wall decorations, keeping them from wear and tear.  Or, they can be used to make a blouse or jacket really something special!  I hope you visit her store to see all of the wonderful pieces she has made:
DEMET


BeadTwirls - Handmade beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings!

Eve Martin is crocheting beaded cuffs for the jewelry she designs in Houston, Texas.  To see her other pieces, please use this link to her store:  BeadTwirls


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RehnWorks - Traditional Korean pottery with a modern twist.

Rehndell Masi is a ceramicist in Long Island, New York.  Yarn bowls like this enable one to work with more than one color at a time with ease!  To see more beautiful pieces like this and learn more about this artist, just use this link to her store:  RehnWorks


Monday, May 15, 2017

EttaAndOdie - || Modern Wares || Cement • Rope • Copper • Wood ||

Etta and Odie are metal smith's in Asheville, North Carolina.  They made this solid copper plant stand.  And you can visit their store by using this link:  EttaAndOdie


MiradorGlass

Bryan Raskin is a glass artist in McKinleyville, California.  This one reminds me of what a storm might look like on Saturn.  You can find something special for that someone by using this link to his store:  MiradorGlass


Sunday, May 14, 2017

SouthernJamsandJelly - Jam & Honey Rustic Wedding & Party Favors

Michelle & Michael Donoho are cooking it up in LaFayette, Georgia.  If you are having a wedding or a big party, they've got you covered!  To see more, use this link to their store:
SouthernJamsandJelly


BlueflyFarms - Organic Lavender Plants, Essential Oils, and Hydrosols

Kemper Barkhurst & Elizabeth Arnold are growing organic lavender in Peralta, New Mexico.  They have lots of lavender items for you to choose from by clicking on this link to their Etsy store:
BlueflyFarms
Or by using this link to their website:  blueflyfarms.com


Saturday, May 13, 2017

OsborneArtwork - Authentic original Artwork, all skillfully handmade!

Jeremy Osborne (Father and sons) are wood working in Saint Peter, Minnesota.  When people think of wood, they don't often think of sculpture.  But these guys are doing some beautiful wood sculptures!  Take a look at all of their pieces by using this link to their store:  OsborneArtwork


Thursday, May 11, 2017

AmishLeatherWorks - Amish Leather Goods Handmade in Southern Indiana

Gary Spear is hand working fine leather goods the Amish way in Mitchell, Indiana. Someone on your gift list is going to appreciate one of Gary's pieces.  To see more, please use this link to his store: AmishLeatherWorks


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

eweniquelyewe - Handwovens - Scarves, Shawls, Linens, Felted Gift Items

Cindie is hand weaving in Grants Pass, Oregon.  The sound of a hand loom at work is almost meditative.  A calming rhythm, like an ancient dance kept alive in the hands of the artists of today.  You can see more of her pieces by using this link to her store:  eweniquelyewe


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

AlexboxArt - Original still life paintings by Aleksey Vaynstheyn

Aleksey Vaynstheyn is an artist in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  I love pears and these look wonderful to me!  To see more of his works, please use this link to his store:  AlexboxArt


papermaker - Handmade Paper

Gayle Fitzpatrick is hand making paper in Ogunquit, Maine.  Handmade paper will give your next project that little something extra special!  To see her other papers, please use this link to her store:
papermaker


Monday, May 8, 2017

JamminGems

Total Whimsy is a lapidary artist in Tampa, Florida.  You totally need to check out their other amazing cut and polished stones by using this link to their store:  JamminGems


Sunday, May 7, 2017

SaraMadeCreations -

Sara Smilnak is creating miniatures wonders with polymer clay in Southfield, Michigan.  It is amazing what you can do with polymer clay if you are willing to take the time to learn how!  Check out her other pieces by using this link to her store:  SaraMadeCreations


SongbirdCabinDesigns - Beaded Jewelry, Leather Cord Necklaces, Mens Jewelry

Eileen Engel is designing and hand making jewelry in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Like this beautiful copper cuff bracelet.  Visit her store by using this link:  SongbirdCabinDesigns


Saturday, May 6, 2017

MeadowValleyLavender - Sachets .... the perfect little gift!!

Linda is cultivating lavender in Byron, California.  And she is right, lavender sachets are a perfect little gift!  The aroma of lavender has many wonderful qualities.  The best of which is bringing a smile to everyone's face.  Take a look at here store by using this link:  MeadowValleyLavender


Friday, May 5, 2017

FiredintheFoothills - ceramic garden markers & yarn bowls

Barbara is a ceramicist in Rocklin, California.  These plant markers for your garden are going to last more than a life time.  And she has much more for you to see by using this link to her store:  FiredintheFoothills


Thursday, May 4, 2017

honeyrunfarm - Honeyrun Farm

Jayne and Isaac Barnes are keeping the bees healthy and happy in Williamsport, Ohio.  They have pure raw honey, handcrafted soap, and beeswax candles. and much more for you in their Etsy store:  honeyrunfarm  Or by using this link to their website:  honeyrunfarm.com


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

StudioAtPennyLane - The Studio at Penny Lane, LLC

Karen Young Levi is working with glass in Medford, New Jersey.  You can see more beautiful bowls like this one by using this link to her store:  StudioAtPennyLane


Monday, May 1, 2017

JBcreationsNJLLC - Hand forged items by Bill and Jenny

Billy and Jenny Kucharski are hand forging metal in East Stroudsburg, New Jersey.  Read all about them and see more of their pieces by using this link to their store:  JBcreationsNJLLC