Saturday, December 8, 2018

Hillironworks - Western home decor forged in Arizona

Kelly & Jennifer are hand forging metal in Hillside, Arizona.  It is a rare breed of artisan who can forge hot metal into beautiful items like his.  You can visit their shop by using this link to their Etsy shop:  Hillironworks  Or use this link to their website:

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DragonflyDreams1 - Wind Chimes and Garden Decor

J Pfeffer is creating with glass in Buffalo, Minnesota.  Don't you need a cool kitty like this in your garden?  Visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  DragonflyDreams1

This post can also be found on the Glass page above.

Monday, December 3, 2018

BeachPleaseCreations - Seashell Necklaces For The Mermaid In You!

Georgette Arena is creating jewelry in Mooresville, North Carolina.  Bring a bit of the beach into your life with one of her creations!  I really enjoy how shells can be as naturally beautiful as cut and polished stones.  You can visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  BeachPleaseCreations

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

KnotsAndNeedle - Macrame Plant Hangers, Doll Bedding, Knit, Crochet and Needle Crafts

Christa is creating with all kinds of fibers in Milford, Pennsylvania.  Macrame is a very versatile art which can be used to make all kinds of things from functional to decorative and both!  Visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  KnotsAndNeedle

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

OldWestMiniatures - American Old West Miniatures

Bill Northam is hand crafting incredible miniature scenes in La Grange, California.  I confess that I have always had a soft spot for anything miniature and his old west buildings are an inspiration for me.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy shop to get one for yourself:  OldWestMiniatures

This post can also be found on the Special page above.

Monday, November 26, 2018

StrumShop - Handmade stick dulcimers and other stringed instruments

Joe Schonbok is hand building stick dulcimers in Vashon, Washington.  He is very knowledgeable about dulcimers and the art of playing a dulcimer.  I hope you consider giving the gift of a handcrafted musical instrument by visiting his Etsy shop via this link:  StrumShop

This post can also be found on the Musical page above.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pedricks - Lavender Wands and Lavender Filled Pendants

Today I am celebrating two years since I bought the domain name and began looking for artists to promote via Blogger.  Since then, the blog has received over 65,000 views and the Pinterest board for ArtisansOfAmerica averages 30,000 views per month!

And I am introducing a whole new item for my lavender shop, Lavender Filled Pendants.  I only made then using the ultra thin double-sided satin ribbon, which doesn't come in the same range of colors at the wider ribbon, but I was able to make them in 28 colors.  With a few of them, I even used the vintage Jacquard ribbons I began using this summer for some of my huge lavender wands.

So now you can wear real lavender around your neck and be able to enjoy the aroma.  I also made them in the form of a bookmark with a clasp at one end so you could hang it from the rear view mirror of your vehicle instead.

I hope you visit my Etsy shop to see them:  Pedricks

And here is to many more years of celebrating Artisans Of America!

This post can also be found on the Pedricks page above.