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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

GwenDudaStudios - Nature-Inspired Original Paintings & Hand Pulled Prints

Gwen Duda is an artist in Toronto, Canada.  I really enjoy the movement of color in this piece!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see much more of her pieces:  GwenDudaStudios  Or this link to her website:  gwenduda.com

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

PixiesPatch - Whimsical Garden Accessories

Jeanne Northum is designing whimsical garden accessories in La Grange, California.  I fell in love with this little wagon caravan.  It was a hard choice between it and the hobbit houses!  I hope you use this link to visit her Etsy store:  PixiesPatch
And you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/JeannesPixiesPatch

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


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

StarMountainLeather

Mark Rhoades is hand tooling fine leather in Burleson, Texas.  Working with leather is one of those skills which require a skilled hand, as you cannot just erase a mistake!  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to select one of his pieces:  StarMountainLeather

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

KauaiGarden

Bijan Habashi is growing beautiful plants in West Hills, California.  Did you know house plants are making a major come back!?  Yes they are.  They are good for you.  They relax you just by looking at them.  Plus they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.  I have chosen a plant that used to be in almost every home in variety or another.  This is a beautiful Tradescantia pallida aka Wandering Jew makes a wonderful and easy houseplant.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see what else he has available:  KauaiGarden

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

Friday, September 7, 2018

MiasCeramics

Mia is a ceramic artist in Seattle, Washington.  It takes a lot of skill to throw clay and even more to make a nice lidded vessel.  I really enjoy her surface decoration techniques on this one.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out:  MiasCeramics

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

SculptureByLaura

Laura McCormac is sculpting with stone in Boulder, Colorado.  I love the flowing form of this almost musical piece.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see her other pieces:  SculptureByLaura

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

foodiebords - Cutting Boards and Lazy Susans from Kentucky woods

Robert Ellis is working with wood in Columbia, Kentucky.  Every kitchen needs a fine cutting board like one of these!  Pick one out by using this link to his Etsy store:  foodiebords
Or this link to his website:  robertelliswoodworking

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

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Elementmetalandwood - L.A. Based Wood & Blacksmith Shop

Nathaniel Winkler is working with both metal and wood in Los Angeles, California.  Why buy mass produced handles when you can get handmade ones from an artist like Nathaniel?  Check out his store on Etsy by using this link:   Elementmetalandwood

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

vesselstudioglass - Hand blown glass pumpkins, ornaments, vessels, and more

Drew and Jeannine Hine are hand blowing glass in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  As fall is approaching, I selected one of their beautiful glass pumpkins to show you.  I hope you use this link to their Etsy store to pick something out:  vesselstudioglass

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WiseCrackinMosaics - CUSTOM Mixed Media Mosaics, Glass, Beads, Stones, Gems

Tina Y. Ruppert is cracking it up in Atlanta, Georgia.  I knew I had to add this artist the moment I saw her colorful pieces and then the name of her store sealed it!  She has signs, numbers, letters, and more for you to choose from when you use this link to her Etsy store:  WiseCrackinMosaics

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Celebrating 2500 Lavender Wands This Summer

Catherine Pedrick grows and weaves English Lavender near Moss Landing, California.  Located almost midway between Santa Cruz and Monterey on coast.  This is me, and this summer I used almost 40,000 stems of lavender to break my own personal record by making over 2500 lavender wands.  The season is drawing to a close, there is very little lavender left now.  

And to celebrate, here is the tenth in a new series of huge lavender wand I began making this summer when I discovered Jacquard ribbon by accident when I was looking for more double-sided satin ribbon to use for my normal wands.  Jacquard ribbon has the pattern woven into it, not printed on the surface like most ribbon today.  So it is almost all vintage and hard to find.  This last ribbon came all the way from Turkey!

I hope you will use this link to my Etsy store to see all of the other lavender wands: Pedricks


Friday, August 24, 2018

SodaAndLime - Flameworked Glass Jewelry by Jamie-Lynn Gardner

 Jamie-Lynn Gardner is creating flameworked glass jewelry in Hampton, Canada.  I really enjoy the colors and design of this one and I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to see more:
SodaAndLime

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

And woot, woot!  This makes 700 artists I've added to this site!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

ModernMeetsRusticMP - Macrame wall hangings, plant holder, keychains and more

Mandy Petermichl is tying complicated knots in Naples, Florida.  Macrame is one of those arts I wish I had time for myself!  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see all the various forms she has available for you:  ModernMeetsRusticMP

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

FlorigamiAndMe - Florigami + Me -welcome to the grand REopening

Nikki Farthing is creating with paper using the ancient tradition of origami in Fairmont, West Virginia.  I really enjoy making origami myself, but do not have the talent she has!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy store to pick something out:  FlorigamiAndMe

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

bonboninstruments - HandPainted Henna Tambourines, Festival Accessories

Danielle is creating musical instruments in Atlanta, Georgia.  I really enjoy her surface decorations, but I especially like this percussion instrument for children.  I hope you visit her Etsy store by using this link:  bonboninstruments

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ThirstiesSaltCo - Natural Mineral & Sea Salts - Salt Yeah!

Shelly is gathering all the cool salts for you in Kansas City, Missouri.  Did you know salt was the original currency?  Because you can't live without salt.  And that is why we have the saying "he's worth his salt."  Discover all the combinations she has available by using this link to her Etsy store:
ThirstiesSaltCo
And you can follow her store on Instagram so you'll know when there are new items:
instagram.com/thirstiessaltco

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

Sunday, August 19, 2018

FloArtStudio1 - Animal art and illustration. Find unique gifts.

Flo Meylan is an artist in Wolcott, Colorado.  Decorate your home with unique animal illustrations on everything from pillows to mugs! 
You can see more by using this link to her Etsy store:  FloArtStudio1
Or by using this link to her website:  floartstudio.com

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


Saturday, August 18, 2018

jenniejeandesigns - Jenniejean Designs

Jennie Rizza is hand tooling leather in Bulverde, Texas.  I really enjoy her designs and the color contrast on this beautiful belt.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy store:
jenniejeandesigns

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gardenbonbons - Handmade Gifts for the Garden - Garden Bon Bons (TM)

Anne Dowell is creating something special for you in Seattle, Washington.  These look like chocolates, but no!  These are seed bombs for your garden or as a really cool gift.  In many areas, it is not too late to plant some kinds of seeds for fall color.  Or they could be holiday gifts for next springs gardens.  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see more:  Gardenbonbons

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