Saturday, December 29, 2018

LocallyPreserved

Emily Marquis Vanlandingham is preserving it for you in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Doesn't this look delicious?  Lavender simple syrup to add to all of your yummy recipes!  Check out her other items by using this link to her shop:  LocallyPreserved

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Theplantchica - Unique Plants

Sandra Adis is growing lovely plants in Los Angeles, California.  House plants are back in and she can add that little something that your home needs!  Like fresh oxygen from this Dieffenbachia!  The leaves on this plant get progressively bigger and wider if it is in a good location.  They also cope with low light conditions very well.  You can visit her shop to see all the different kinds she has available by using this link:  Theplantchica

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

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Bansai8Creations - Hand Crafted Leather Goods

Susan Lanphere is working with leathers in Bremerton, Washington.  I chose this piece because it reminded me that the New Year is almost here and many people will be going to parties.  She has a wide range of items for you to select from though.  You can visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  Bansai8Creations  Or go to her website via this link:  bansai8creations.net

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

kerriblackmanfineart - Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Intuitive Art

Kerri Blackman is an artist in Oregon City, Oregon.  Her art is so colorful and moving!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see more:  kerriblackmanfineart

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

kduddy - Handmade Pottery by Karen Duddy

Karen Duddy is creating with ceramic clay in San Diego, California.  I particularly like her wall pockets or wall sconces and the surface texture she gave this one.  Check out her Etsy shop by using this link:  kduddy

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


Sunday, December 16, 2018

RoadCutGems - Designer Cabochons and Faceted Gemstones

Bill is creating with gemstones in Sylvan Beach, New York.  This stone looks like an artists rendition of an ocean cliff scene, right!?  Check out his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy shop:
RoadCutGems

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Whimsical Funk | Art by William Denton Ray

William Denton Ray is creating via mixed media means in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I really enjoy the abstract elements in this piece.  You can see much more by using this link to his Etsy shop:  WhimsicalFunk

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CCLWoodworks - Hand-Carved Home Decor & Gifts

Kristal Serna is creating with wood in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She uses a technique called "chip carving" which requires skill and a steady hand.  This pattern is all hand cut!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  CCLWoodworks  Or visit her website:  cclwoodworks.com   And you can follow her on Instagram:  kristal.serna

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

SalutationNext - Sal•u•ta•tion-A Kind Expression Of Greeting & Goodwill!

Cheryl E is creating with paper in Prescot, Arizona.  Give it that personal touch with a beautiful handcrafted set of boxes from Cheryl.  Visit her Etsy shop to see more by using this link:
SalutationNext

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

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:  hillironworks.com

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 ArtisansOfAmerica.info 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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

FatCatBake - Delectable Vegan Treats

Monica is baking vegan treats for you in New York, New York.  And they look delicious!  I hope you give some a taste by using this link to her Etsy shop:  FatCatBake

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

DebGriseArt - Small, Original Oil and Watercolor Paintings

Deb Grise is a fine artist in Barrie, Canada.  I really enjoy the brush strokes in this example of her work.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  DebGriseArt  Or by using this link to her website:  debgriseart.jimdo.com

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

ZETAleathergoods - Handcrafted Leather Goods & Personalized Carving

Rainy Zeta is working with fine leathers in Austin, Texas.  She has quite a range, from field note journals to business card holders.  She even has a purple field note journal!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see:  ZETAleathergoods

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SusanAltenauPottery - Pottery Journey of Pets, Portraits, 4 Seasons

Susan Altenau is creating ceramics in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her pet portraits in clay are wonderful!  I fell for the cat because I love lidded vessels, but you should see the Pug dog I pinned to the ArtisansOfAmerica Pinterest board!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see more:  SusanAltenauPottery
And take a moment to follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/susanaltenaupottery

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

houseplantshop - Affordable- Healthy Houseplants, Succulents, Air Plants

Andy Burde is cultivating plants in Irvine, California for you to grow indoors.  Because houseplants are back!  Bringing beauty, oxygen, and relaxation into your home.  They come in such a wide variety, from ones that need a bit of a attention every day, to those that can be left to themselves for months.  Take a look at what he has available by using this link to his Etsy store:  houseplantshop

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


Years ago, I grew ferns for a large and once famous plant nursery in Capitola, California.  They were famous for their begonias and fuchsias, and I managed an acre of ferns out back.  I had 'Birds Nest' ferns like the one shown above, that had fronds taller than me!  Each new frond can be bigger than the previous one if a source of humidity is nearby.  Here is an old photo of the stock ferns I harvested fern spore from to grow new baby ferns.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

TheStoneLab - The Stone Lab

Deborah Alderman is cutting and polishing awesome stones in Montpelier, Vermont.  I like to say that natural cut and polished stones reveal the original abstract artist!  This stone is a Ajo Shattuckite Cabochon.  You can see all of her other pieces by using this link to her Etsy shop:  TheStoneLab

The post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MyBonny - Fabric Collage Folk Art

Bonny Gorsuch is creating mutli-media art in Canon Beach, Oregon.  The mixed media art form really enables one to use so many things in such a creative way!  You can use this link to her Etsy shop to see much more:  MyBonny

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ScenicRiversNets - Handcrafted with Pride in the Ozark Mountains, U.S.A.

Tim Moen is using his skills to handcraft beautifully handled nets in Cabool, Missouri.  I know quite a few fly fishermen and women who would be thrilled to have one of these!  I hope you us this link to visit his Etsy Shop to get one:  ScenicRiversNets

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2ndChanceMetalArt - Metal sculpture/metal art/custom fabrication

Eric Harty is creating with re-purposed metal objects in Andover, Massachusetts.  His creatures are so cool!  I have to break my rules and post two of them here because I was going to post the second one in time for Halloween and wasn't able to.  I sure hope you use the link to visit his Etsy shop:
2ndChanceMetalArt 
And if you'd like to follow him on Facebook, here is a link to his page: facebook.com/2nd-Chance-Metal-Art


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

Friday, November 2, 2018

PaperSprouts - Plantable paper party favors and gardening gifts

Christine is using handmade paper to make unique items in Denver, Colorado.  From seed embedded gift labels, to beautiful paper flowers, she has a lot of offer you by using this link to her Etsy store:
PaperSprouts  Or this link to her website:  papersprouts.com

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

KJBStudiosInc - KJB Studios Inc. Hand Blown Glass Art

Kevin and Jennifer Brown are creating with molten glass in Dallas, Texas.  Can you imagine the practice and skill it takes to make a beautiful hand blown glass ornament like this one?  I hope you visit their Etsy shop by using this link:  KJBStudiosInc

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

SimplySerasi - Name and Initial Jewelry, Modern Art Deco Jewellery

Rosa Czarnomski is designed customize-able jewelry for you in Providence, Rhode Island.  Have her make a special piece just for you by using this link to her Etsy shop: SimplySerasi
Or you can visit her website here:  serasijewelry.com/


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

Thursday, October 25, 2018

TopDrawerThreads - Colorful...Whimsical...Atypical...Aprons!

Barbara is sewing it up in Portland, Oregon.  Yes, you do still need a fun and colorful apron to wear while you cook or even while you are doing certain crafting activities!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see all of her aprons:  TopDrawerThreads

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NGKawaiiCrafts - Polymer Clay Ocarinas

Nataliia Grigoreva is creating musical instruments in Bothel, Washington.  Her Ocarinas are one of a kind!  In case you have never seen an Ocarina, they are a little flute instrument often in the shape of an animal.  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see them all:  NGKawaiiCrafts

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Beachhouseteas - Local small batch artisan loose leaf teas & more

Crindalyn and her family are creating artisan blends in Long Beach, Washington.  You might be surprised at what can be used to create wonderful blends of teas.  You can find their blends by using this link to their Etsy store:  BeachHouseTeas
Or this link to their website:  beachhouseteas.com
And you can follow them on Facebook:  facebook.com/beachhouseteas

Of course I chose their lavender honey spoons to show you!
This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.



Friday, October 19, 2018

JamesCobbanFineArt - Original Oil Paintings by James Cobban

James Cobban is a fine artist in Toronto, Canada.  I really enjoy landscapes which give you an impression of expansive skies like his do. 
You can see much more by using this link to his Etsy store:  JamesCobbanFineArt

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

IndigoLavenderFarms - Growers * Distillers * Purveyors

Trish is growing wonderful aromatic lavenders in Imlay, Michigan.  It takes a lot of lavender to distill it into essential oils.  It is a lot of work!  But there is no other aroma like real lavender, so it is all worth the effort.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to get some for yourself:
IndigoLavenderFarms

This post can also be found on the All Things Lavender page above.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

BethanyLynnOriginals - Original handmade dolls and other fun things

Bethany Lynn McCotter is creating originals in Aiken, South Carolina.  Each one of her pieces have such personalities!  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy store:  BethanyLynnOriginals

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

LeonardLeatherWorks - Leonard Leather

Leonard and Renae Wall are hand tooling leather in Fort Frances, Canada.  Give someone the gift of something fine and handmade!  The addition to this belt would be useful to carry so many items.  Check out their other pieces by using this link to their Etsy store:
LeonardLeatherWorks

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Vintagepetalpushers

Stacey Mann has got you covered with both beautiful plants and fascinating vintage in Post Falls, Idaho.  Since I am adding her to the Botanical page, I am featuring one of her house plants.  One I really miss having in my kitchen window, a Hoya!  These are great house plants, easy to grow, and dependable bloomers.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop by using this link:  Vintagepetalpushers

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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

TheMagicSleigh - Dog Cat Christmas Ornaments and Figurines in Porcelain

Pamela Fleming is creating with porcelain in Orlando, Florida.  She has created a wonderful array of creatures for you to decorate with and I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to pick something out:
TheMagicSleigh  Or this link to her website:  themagicsleigh.com/


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

Friday, October 5, 2018

MetalsmithedByOlga - Handmade Artisan Gemstone Jewelry

Olga Sitnik is hand-making jewelry in Los Olivos, California.  It was hard to decide whether to add her shop to the Metal page or the Stone page, but since it is hard to find artists for the Stone page, that is where you will be able to find her shop here on the blog.  I love the incredible variety of colors and patterns that natural stone show us when they are cut and polished.  And Olga brings out their beauty when she then incorporates them into her designs.
I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see more:  MetalsmithedByOlga
Or visit her website by using this link:  olgasitnikdesigns.com/

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ckudja - Bitti Bots

Cheri Kudja is creating with recycled items in Hollywood, Florida.  And I am in love with these little "robots"!  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see her other ones:  ckudja

This post can also be found on the Mixed Media page above.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

OldeWorldCarvings - Hand Carved Artwork From the Carolina Foothills

L K Long is hand carving wood in Spartenburg, South Carolina.  It takes strong steady hands to hand carve wood.  Isn't this one cool Santa?  Take a look at his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy store: OldeWorldCarvings

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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

AmericanPewterWorks - Old & New Handmade Lead/Nickel Free Pewter Jewelry

Joan Menter is melting and forming with pewter in Egdewood, New Mexico.  Her store is a mix of items she has made herself and a few vintage pieces.  Besides this cool fish, I also pinned an awesome spider to the Pinterest board for ArtisansOfAmerica. 
Check it out! pinterest.com/pedricks/artisansofamerica/
A generous portion of the funds from her sales go towards rescuing equine animals and a helping a few humans as well!  I really admire people who help others and I hope you will use this link to visit her Etsy shop and pick something out: 
AmericanPewterWorks  Or use this link to her website:  american-pewter-works.com/

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

Friday, September 28, 2018

DirwoodGlass - Original Hand Blown Glass Art

Dirwood is hand blowing glass in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have always admired artists who work with molten glass!  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to select one of his pieces:  DirwoodGlass

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NiciLaskin - Handmade and customizable jewelry with style

RJ and Nici Laskin are creating jewelry in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.  I love bears and I love the stars, so what can be better than both combined in this pair of cuff-links!  Please use this link to their Etsy store to see more of their pieces:  NiciLaskin
And you can follow them on Facebook by using this link to their page:  facebook.com/NiciArt

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Leesorigami - Origami Paper Cranes-Origami Gift Tags-Paper Rose&Lotus

Lee is folding it up in McMinnville, Tennessee.  Making nice clean folds is not as easy as it looks!  I hope you visit their Etsy store to see what else they have to select from:  Leesorigami

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

BirdsandBirchShop - Women's Wallets and Accessories Handmade

Nancy S is sewing it up in Victoria, Canada.  I really enjoy the little foxes on this printed fabric.  To select from her other items, you can use this link to her Etsy store:  BirdsandBirchShop

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HappilyGoingMad - Percussives Stuff

Cy is happily going mad in Palo Alto, California.  I love the name of her store!  And this beautifully beaded percussion instrument.  I can hear it now!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see what else she has for you:  HappilyGoingMad

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

APocketFullofSweets - Edible Diamonds, Sugar Gems, and Custom Lollipop Favors

Doina is creating with sugar in Milton, Florida.  Although she has some wonderful handmade lollipops, it is the lavender candy that caught my eye!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out for yourself:  APocketFullofSweets

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