Special

Special?  Everything I can't fit into the page headings I have already chosen.  For a while, it was called "Other", but that just didn't feel right!
Sometimes it is hard to decide.  You can find anything from home decor to lotions here!
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Laurel Kotewicz is creating with wire in Toranto, Canada.  Her crowns really captured my attention when I was looking for costume accessories in light of upcoming fall parties.  This one made me think of Wonder Woman!  I hope you visit her store by using this link:  WirePrincess



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Hollie Graze is piecing it together in West New York, New Jersey.  Mosaics is another one of the ancient handmade arts that I so enjoy seeing alive and well today.  Can  you imagine the time, effort, and talent that went into having an entire floor done in a mosaic scene?  Meanwhile, we can enjoy Hollie's mosaics by using this link to her store:  MollycatMosaics


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Bonnie Bartley is hand crafting fine soaps in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  Since I love geology and beautiful stones, her stones that look like real gems caught my eye.  I hope you visit her store to see those "stones" she has created.  But since I also search for lavender wands (that is how I found her), of course I am showing you her lavender wands!  Here is the link to her Etsy store:  Soapsmith
And here is the link to her website:  soapsmith


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Patsy Bechtold is creating with real dried flowers in Bonney Lake, Washington.  Of course I chose the real dried lavender to show you!  She has some beautiful items for you to see by using this link to her store:  patsyspressedflowers
Or her website:  patsyspetals.com


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Alice Brown is creating a wonderful array of dried flowers in Fortson, Georgia for you to use in so many ways!  I believe her initial inspiration was her idea to toss dried lavender and other dried flower petals at weddings instead of rice and her idea has taken root!
You can use this link to her Etsy store to see more blends
:  Flowerfetti
Or you can use this link to her website to see even more!  weddingpetals.com
This post is also going onto the Special page!


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Jess Massey is creating home decor in Woodstock, Georgia.  I have always been in love with maps, so I really like the idea of having the exact coordinates put onto a sign for ones house!  To see more of her designs, please use this link to her Etsy store:  WoodstockRustic
Or this link to her website:  woodstockrustic.com


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Alla Larkin is creating pieces in such a wide variety of materials in Silver City, New Mexico, that I am glad I have an "Other" category page to duplicate this post to!  Upcycled "shabby chic" has always been cool in this old hippies mind, so I chose this purse to show you.  But I hope you use this link to her store to see all of the other items she has created:  AllasOriginals


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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


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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


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Nancy in Kanab, Utah, is hand making items using polymer clay and a variety of other materials.  Polymer clay enables an artist to make colorful creations like this without the need to paint them. Check out her store by using this link:  NatureVisions
Or go to her website with this link:  naturevisionsboutique.com


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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


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Andromeda uses naturally occurring materials for her creations in Olympia, Washington.  Like nuts and shells.  I love lockets and such, so I really enjoyed this use of a nut!  Check out her store by using this link:  AndromedaEnterprises


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Hilda Naccarato looks for incredible crystals and gemstones for you in Toronto, Canada.  This one is a Smoky Congo Citrine Cluster.  She has more beautiful pieces like this for you to see by using this link to her store:  Heavenlyearthgifts


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Brenda designs her rustic and cool signs in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Add some charm to your home, patio, or yard with one of her reclaimed wood signs.  I would love to have some goats someday, so I chose this sign to show you. To see more, use this link:  TheChickenStudio


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Alicia Shult in Beaver Dam Wisconsin is carrying on an historical tradition with her products.  They are dedicated to keeping history alive & specialize in reproducing exact historical cosmetic & apothecary recipes.  This one includes lavender.  I love the historical labels they use as well!
LitttleBits

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Cindy C. grows beautiful flowers in Palm Springs, California and then dries the petals for her wide assortments of blends.  The blend shown here has lavender in it!  This brings back such fond memories.  One of my cherished possessions is an old book full of the flowers my grandmother pressed into it.  I hope you will visit this store!  LarkspurHill


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Samantha Pritchard and her family hand craft fine brooms the old fashioned way using authentic equipment and materials, in Eugene, Oregon.  I have admired her whisk brooms for a long time!  They are so well made.  Take a look,  read about their process, and get a quality handmade broom for your home:  BROOMCHICK



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Katarina designs and creates her wonderful hats in New York, New York.  I could really use a nice hat, couldn't you?  She has an Etsy store here:  KatarinaHats
And her own website here:  katarinahats.com
She has made hats in a wide range of colors and styles for you!




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Lauren Constantino designs her one of kind pieces in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Wouldn't your home be styling with a handmade mosaic house number sign?  I love her mosaic mirrors and frames, so that it was I chose to feature here.  To see the house number signs, please visit here:  GreenStreetMosaics




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Roxana creates her wonderful scents in Los Angeles, California.  I wish there was such a thing as "smellavision" so we could sample the wonderful aromas from here!  I am partial to lavender, so I chose this lovely compact, but she has much more for you to see here: IlluminatedPerfume




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Stephanie Kiker designs her works in Buxton, North Carolina.  Like many of the artists and artisans I have been listing here since I began this website on Thanks-giving 2016, I have been admiring her work for years.  I hope you visit her on Etsy or her website to see what she has created!
stephaniekiker
stephaniekiker.com

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For my first entry here, I had Janet Amelia out of St. Simons Island in Georgia and her wonderful selection of fine handmade soaps and skin care items she offers in her store:
AmeliaBathandBody
I can smell the lavender from here!
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Claybykim is filled with pieces fashioned by Kim Detmers in Millbrae, California.  And I can attest to the difficulties of learning to work in polymer clay.  Kim does wonders and I hope you go see more!
Claybykim


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Jill Burgess of Bailiwick Studio is in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, creates a variety of handmade items, often using real lavender.  Such as this lovely lavender sachet!


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Anita of Albany, New York literally breaks it up and then puts it back together in her own designs for

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Cindi Ressler in Stetson, Maine is not only a talented photographer, she has put her art onto pillows and a variety of other items for you!


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