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.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ecorock

Edward Mills is a ceramic artist in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I really enjoy these these two little salt and pepper birds and I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to find something you like for yourself:  ecorock

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

agoodturnco - Handcrafted wood creations - Made in Colorado

Jason and Jessica Jones are working with fine woods in Centennial, Colorado.  I have a soft spot for fine pens, so to see all of their other cool creations, please use this link to their Etsy store:
agoodturnco  Or this link to their website:  agoodturnco.com

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Roundhouseblacksmith - Hand Forged Fire Tools & Wrought Ironwork for the Home

Eric Dennis is hand forging metal in Marlboro, Vermont.  He makes these beautiful grilling skewers and so much more that you can find by using this link to his Etsy store:  Roundhouseblacksmith
Or this link to his website:  roundhouseblacksmith.com

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BlueElkCarvings

Pedro Jimenez III is hand carving stone in Sedona, Arizona.  I love how he has used the natural colors in the stone to bring out this bison.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see his other pieces:  BlueElkCarvings  Or this link to his website:  blueelk.net

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DaveRittGlass

Beth and Dave are in Nederland, Colorado.  Dave is the artist who has created these beautiful pieces.  The one I chose to show you is a wall sconce and I chose it because it would be perfect for displaying lavender wands!  But I really hope you use this link to his Etsy store to see the beautiful bowl I posted to the Pinterest board for ArtisansOfAmerica:  DaveRittGlass

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

Rocksntwigs - Rocksntwigs Stone Birdhouses~ Functional Garden Art

Judy is repurposing all kinds of materials to make her cool birdhouses in Grass Valley, Californa.  So I've added her to the Mixed Media section!  And as an avid birder and feeder of wild birds, I believe every yard or patio would benefit from a bird house or two!  Please use this link to her Etsy store to see more:  Rocksntwigs

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

georgiedesigns - Personalized Bangle Bracelets and Handwriting Gifts

Robyn Klauer is creating personalized gifts in Phoenix, Arizona.  She can make something just for you or your loved ones!  See what she can do by using this link to her Etsy store:  georgiedesigns
Or use this link to her website:  lovegeorgie.com

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