Wednesday, September 11, 2019

northfirestudio - Hand made ceramic tile, jewelry and home decor

Kristin De Vries is a ceramic artist in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  I love reptiles and amphibians so this cool Gecko really caught my eye!  Which one will be your favorite?
Here is a link to her Etsy shop:  northfirestudio

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WindsongGlassStudio - Creative Handmade Stained Glass for Home & Garden Decor

Pat Miller is creating with glass in Greensboro, North Carolina.  I love how the light can shine through such colorful works of art.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop:  WindsongGlassStudio
And you can follow her on Instagram:  windsongglassstudio/






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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

ArtCreationsbyVicky - Original Assemblage Art and Found Objects

 Vicky Hensley is creating original assemblage art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She takes found objects and uses them to create these fascinating pieces.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to see more: ArtCreationsbyVicky
Or you can visit her website:  artcreationsbyvicky.com/
And you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/artcreationsbyvicky

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sweetniks - Event Gourmet Nougat,Marshmallows,Caramels & Lollipops

Nicole Sieff is creating delights on request in New York.  She has such a wide range of sweet items that is was hard to choose, but I do love lavender marshmellows!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to pick something out for yourself:  sweetniks 
Or you can purchase from her website:  sweetniks.com/
You can also follow her on Instagram: sweetniks_candy/  And Facebook:  Sweetniks

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

Friday, July 19, 2019

LeatherAndEarthCo - Personalized Leather Journals Photo Albums Guest Books

Laura Benda is working with leather in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Treat yourself of a loved one to her handmade journals or guest books by using this link to her Etsy shop:  LeatherAndEarthCo
Or you can visit her website: leatherandearth.com/
And follow her on Instagram:  Laura Benda         #leatherandearthco

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

Friday, July 12, 2019

kauaiartist - Kauai Fine Art from Hawaii

Marionette Taboniar is an artist in Koloa, Hawaii.  She paints a wide range of subjects and even though I really like the ones of people doing things, I also love Plumerias.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop:  kauaiartist
And follow her on Instagram:  artbymarionette

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Eugene's Ceramics and Pottery

Eugenijus Tamosiunas is a ceramicist in Los Angeles, California.  I love how he has altered a piece he threw on the wheel into a wall sconce or hanging vessel.  I hope you visit his Etsy shop to see more:
Eugene53

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Thewoodcart - Hand crafted wood jewelry and keepsakes

Kevin Cartier is creating with wood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He has a wide range of pieces for you to choose from and I really liked this mobile that would look great on the porch.  See what you like the best by using this link to his Etsy shop:  Thewoodcart

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

ColoredInStone - Jewelry by Stone Cutter and Metalsmith

Roxanne Mendoza is a metal smith and stone cutter creating unique pieces in Portland, Oregon.  I love the name of her shop on Etsy because speaks to the wonderful colors and patterns which a talented stone cutter can reveal for us.  I hope you visit her shop:  ColoredInStone

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

fromseedandsoil - From Seed & Soil

Tobias Hibbs is creating musical instruments in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.  He also has a variety of other items he creates with wood, like cool cutting boards.  But I was looking for handcrafted musical instruments when I found his shop here on Etsy:  fromseedandsoil

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019

casadelgatto - Bronze Cat and Mouse Door Knockers

Derek Bernstein is creating with metal in Newtown, Pennsylvania.  The first time I saw one of his door knockers I was blown away!  These are so cool!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop to see more of them:  casadelgatto
Or his website:  derekbernstein.com
Tell a friend, share this on social media!

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

LizHersheyArt

Liz Hershey is creating handmade paper in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  You can support people who hand make items like her so they can continue to create, by visiting their websites, e-commerce sites, and following them on their social media venues.  I hope you visit LizHersheyArt and find something you like:  LizHersheyArt

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

Monday, June 3, 2019

SawtoothGlassProject - Art Glass - Useful and Beautiful

Matt & Rose are creating with molten glass in Boise, Idaho.  Aren't these re-usable decorated glass straws cool!?  They have so many other hand blown glass items for you to choose from.
Visit their Etsy shop here:  SawtoothGlassProject  Or their website:  sawtoothglassproject.com
And follow them in Instagram here:  sawtoothglassproject
And Facebook here:  sawtoothglassproject

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

Friday, May 31, 2019

WildWomanBeads - The best of colorful handmade bohemian jewelry!

Meredith Jordan is creating jewelry in Exeter, New Hampshire.  The quality and beauty of the lampwork beads she uses in her pieces are so beautiful!  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to read more about her and pick something out:  wildwomanbeads
And you can follow WildWomanBeads on Instagram:  wildwomanbeads

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FlowerandPearlStudio - Animal miniatures and more for animal lovers

Peggy Hamlin is creating miniatures in Lebanon, Ohio.  I began collecting miniatures when I was little and still have my very first purchase of a tiny porcelain bell.  Peggy has many more miniatures for you to select from by using this link to her Etsy shop:  FlowerandPearlStudio
And you can follow her shop on Facebook:  Flower-and-Pearl-Studio-Peggy-J-Hamlin

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

Monday, May 27, 2019

ApronsByElsie - Retro Style Aprons made by hand in Minnesota with love.

Linda Wachtel is sewing awesome aprons in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I love these aprons!  I had a hard time deciding between showing you the fruit one, the peach one, the chili pepper one, and the lemon one.  So go take a look for yourself! Here is a link to her Etsy shop: elsiesflat
And you can follow her on Instagram:  aprons_by_elsie  And Facebook:  ElsiesFlat
Why does the link say ElsiesFlat instead of ApronsByElsie?  You can find out by reading the About section of her shop!

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

Friday, May 24, 2019

panternursery - Panter Nursery and Greenhouse

Vanessa McPeak Panter is cultivating a cool variety of plants in McMinnville, Tennessee.  I had a hard time choosing between the wysteria and the Star Magnolia.  But since I finally got a fragrant Star Magnolia from ArborDay.org, I went with the wysteria.  I have always wanted to train one onto a covered walkway trellis.  You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  panternursery
Or her website:  panternurseryplants

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

tasherajean - Steampunk and Robots and Jewelry- Oh My!

Tashera Jean is creating all sorts of cool items in Portland, Oregon.  It was her mixed media pieces that caught my attention first.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop to see the other items she makes:  tasherajean
And you can follow her on Instagram: tasherajean  And Facebook:  tasherajean


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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

KariGoodwinQuilts - Sustainably Hand Crafted; Purposeful, Cheerful, Quilted

Kari Goodwin is a talented quilter in Columbus, Georgia.  But I am featuring her in the All Things Lavender category because of her beautiful lavender filled quilted sachets.  I hope you visit her Etsy shop to see more: KariGoodwinQuilts Or her website:  karigoodwinquilts.com
And you can follow her on Instagram:  karigoodwinquilts
Facebook:  GoodwinsCustomCrafts
And read her blog:  goodwinscustomcrafts.com

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

This New Lavender Season of 2019

This year I'd like to introduce two new ways to take real lavender with you everywhere you go.  One is a silk lavender sachet key charm or key fob.  Which you could also just hang from your rear view mirror.  The other is a lavender filled brooch I've attached to a kilt pin with a few charms and hand crocheted lace, combing two things I love.  Crocheting lace and weaving the lavender I grow into these tiny baskets.

The lavender crop is growing fast again this year and it won't be long before once again, I am making lavender wands as fast as I can all summer and into the fall.  This is the best time of year to place orders for numbers of one color and one size.  So my Advance Order listings are back up in my Etsy shop Pedricks

Plus!  This year I opened an Amazon Handmade shop which went Prime this month.  Which means that they have pre-packaged sets of my lavender wands ready to send to you from their warehouses.  I am looking forward to offering a lot of my sets via Prime this year.  My shop there has the same name: Pedricks

I am really looking forward to also featuring artisans I also find now on Amazon Handmade this year!



Saturday, May 11, 2019

TheRogueFae - Quality, Custom, Handmade Leather Goods

Tiffany and Houston are hand tooling quality leather goods in Westerly, Rhode Island.  Who wouldn't love a pair of mermaids with two seahorses and a cool octopus on their wallet!?  
I hope you check out their Etsy shop by using this link: TheRogueFae  
You can read more about them here:  theroguefae.wordpress  And follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/theroguefae  And Facebook:  facebook.com/TheRogueFae

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Bob McCabe Studio - Pen & Ink Drawing, Watercolor & Oil Painting in Tennessee

Bob McCabe is an artist in Tennessee who uses a variety of methods to create his pieces.  I picked this one to show you because it reminded me of how much my dad loved race cars and classic cars.  I hope you use this link to visit the Amazon Handmade shop of Bob McCabe:  Bob-McCabe-Studio
You can also visit his website here:  bobmccabestudio.com
And learn more about him on Artistslink.org: artistslink.org/members/mccabe-bob

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SavvyEcoLiving - Spices , Herbs and Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Candace has the ingredients you need for your culinary creations and she is in New York.  This is a photo of Tamarind pods, have you ever used Tamarind?  Find out what it is used for by visiting her Etsy shop to get some:  SavvyEcoLiving  Or you can find more ingredients in her other Etsy shop:
ATasteOfTheIslands
And you can also follow her on Instagram:  savvy_eco_living

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

EarthWindStoneware - Wind Chimes Handmade Garden Bells, Ceramic Garden Art

Bruce Fraser is a ceramic artist in Sedona, Arizona.  I enjoy the surface texture decorations he adds to his wind chimes.  You can find his Etsy shop here:  EarthWindStoneware  And you can find his website here:  earthwindstoneware.com/  Plus, you can follow him on Instagram here:  earthwindstoneware

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



Thursday, May 2, 2019

OutYonderWoodworking

Donald Shomaker is creating with wood in College Park, Georgia.  He has created a range of pieces you can use in your kitchen and more.  I love the beautiful rolling pin in this set.
You can visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  OutYonderWoodworking
Or you can go to his website:  OutYonder

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


Monday, April 29, 2019

theseptariansisters - The Bug House Lapidary: Fossil and Mineral Shop

Tana and her sisters are lapidary artists in Delta, Utah.  Bringing the inner beauty of rocks, fossils, and minerals out for us all to enjoy.  I hope you visit their Etsy shop:  theseptariansisters
And follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/the.septarian.sisters/


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

Friday, April 26, 2019

Supeckstudios - Inspiring fun and creativity

Scott Supeck is creating musical instruments in Clermont, Florida.  I can almost hear the tones of this beautiful piece!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop:  Supeckstudios 
Or his webiste:  scottsupeck.com/
And you can follow him on Instagram:  supeck_studios/

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

spindlecatstudio - Artisan Stitch Markers and More, Hand Made for You!

S.Kate is creating with metal in Hillsborough, New Jersey.  Besides hand crafted stitch markers, she also makes shawl pins like this one.  You probably know a knitter or crocheter who would love one of these!  I hope  you visit her Etsy shop:  spindlecatstudio


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

Monday, April 22, 2019

AlbrechtArtGlass - Flameworked Glass Art

Daniel Albrecht is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington.  I have a great deal of respect for artists who create with molten glass!  And as an avid bird watcher, I really enjoy this piece.  I hope you use this link to his Etsy shop to see more:  AlbrechtArtGlass
Or this link to his website:  Albrechtartglass.com
And you can follow him on Instagram:  albrechtartglass/

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

Friday, April 19, 2019

ImperialMoth - Glass jewelry handmade in the flame!

Erin is creating delightful creatures for jewelry with molten glass in Lee, New Hampshire.  I want every single one of her little birds!  I would love to add at least a few to my pendants.  You can see more of her work by visiting her Etsy shop:  ImperialMoth
And you can follow her on Instagram:  imperial_moth_glass/


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



You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UneekDollDesigns - Unique Miniatures and Now Featuring Original Paintings

Debbie Ritter is hand making unique miniatures in Perrysburg, Ohio.  I've been a collector of miniature items ever since I was a little girl, the tinier the better.  And I love the detail that she puts into these little historical settings!  Can you guess who these two guys are?
You can see more, plus her original paintings, in her Etsy shop:  UneekDollDesigns
Or you can visit her website:  uneekdolldesigns.net/
Plus you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/Debbie-Ritters-Art-Studio
And Instagram:  instagram.com/uneekdolldesigns/

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



Monday, April 15, 2019

TwoStitchHill - Beautiful Handmade Gifts and Home Decor Items

Jenny is sewing all sorts of cool items for you in Columbus, Montana.  I love to sew and I especially love quilting, so I know the work that goes into the variety of items she's made for your home decor. You can see them all by using this link to her Etsy shop:  TwostitchHill


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

Friday, April 12, 2019

CoastalTropicals

Tammy is cultivating an wonderful variety of tropicals in Orlando, Florida.  I want them all!  But I especially want this delightful little Bletilla orchid.  I used to have a small bed of them living under my Cherries trees in a Zone 9b area.  They would come up every spring after going dormant for the winter, but I imagine that in areas where it doesn't freeze, they'd probably be green year round.  You can see more by visiting her Etsy Shop:  CoastalTropicals
Or you can purchase from her website:  coastaltropicals.com
And you can follow her on Facebook:  facebook.com/coastaltropicalsandmore

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

HenryGreenLeather - Upscale Handcrafted Leather Accessories

Nancy is creating leather items in Tampa, Florida.  If you've ever had to deal with a tangle of cords for your ear buds, or the charging cord for your phone when your traveling, then you will appreciate this cute little device that keeps them untangled and safe for you!  You can see more of their work by using this link to their Etsy shop:  HenryGreenLeather
You can also follow them on Facebook:  facebook.com/henrygreenleather/
And on Instagram:  instagram.com/henrygreenleather/
Plus, you can see more of their items on their website:  henrygreenleather.com/

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


You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Emily Miller Fine Art - Handmade pottery & paintings inspired by the sea in Oregon

Emily Miller is both painting and creating with ceramics in Portland, Oregon.  I chose to show you one of her beautiful watercolors.  I hope you visit her Amazon Handmade shop to see her other pieces:
Emily-Miller-fine-art
You can also find her work on Saatchi Art:  ejmillerfineart
Her own website: ejmillerfineart.com
And you can follow her on Instagram: ejmillerfineart/

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

Monday, April 8, 2019

WholeHealthFarms - Health is the greatest wealth....

Elle J is growing culinary ingredients in Pleasanton, California.  I really want to try their turmeric root because I've heard how good it is for you.  As for ginger, I have to have fresh ginger in everything!  I keep it on my kitchen counter for quick and easy access.  I hope you visit their Etsy Shop to get some for yourself:  WholeHealthFarms

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

SandPointLavender - Sustainably Farmed Lavender

Kris McPeek and her family are cultivating lavender in Sand Point, Idaho.  They have a variety of lavender products they create from the lavender they grow and you can purchase directly from them via their website:  SandPointLavender
Or you can contact them to find out where they will be selling in person, as you see in one of the photos below.
You can also follow them on Instagram! sandpointlavender/

The lavender here on the northern half of Earth is just beginning to wake up from the winter.  Although there are many varieties of lavenders which will bloom practically year round, only certain varieties can be used for the production of lavender items.  Other lavenders do not possess the same scent or properties as those derived from the species Lavendula augustifolia.

And if you love lavender, you know it is all about the scent and the wonderful properties of lavender oil!


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

Today I am celebrating the addition of the 800th Artisan!!

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.




Thursday, April 4, 2019

Purple Heather Pottery - Wheel Thrown Pottery for the Home and Garden in Indiana

Heather Conners is a ceramic artist in Chesterton, Indiana.  I feed the birds every day here out in the country and I really enjoy her version of a bird feeder!  You can see more of her work by visiting her Amazon Handmade shop here:  purpleheatherpottery
Or her Etsy shop here:  PurpleHeatherPottery
And you can follow her on Instagram:  instagram.com/purple_heather_pottery/

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dave Kwinter Art

Dave Kwinter is an artist of many mediums in Walnut Creek, California.  And for this post, I am sharing one of his mixed media pieces I saw in his Amazon Handmade shop:  Dave-Kwinter-Art
You can also find him on Saatchi Art:  Saatchiart  And Fine Art America: dave-kwinter/shop
Plus, you can follow him on Instagram:  davekwinter  Although he has not yet posted there, he might!

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BobNeffsWoodwork - Specializing in custom woodworking projects

Bob Neff is working with fine woods in Temecula, California.  I love to do a bit of woodworking myself, so I know the work that went into a piece like this!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  BobNeffsWoodwork

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

You can also see all of the artists in this entire blog by visiting the Pinterest board, ArtisansOfAmerica.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

FreeRangeBookbinding - Because your story deserves an amazing place to be told

Cindy Leaders is creating unique journals in Toccoa, Georgia.  I love maps and I really enjoy the blank journals she's made using maps!  I hope you visit her Etsy shop via this link:  FreeRangeBookbinding
Or visit her website:  freerangebookbinding.com/
And you can follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/free.range.bookbinding/

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Africansand - Unique Stained Glass Panels and Gift Items

Angela is creating with stained glass in Baltimore, Maryland.  What can I say?  This piece is awesome!  You can see more by using this link to her Etsy shop:  AfricanSand
You can also follow her on Twitter:  twitter.com/AfricanSand
And Facebook:  AfricanSandStainedGlass

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

FlockingBirdFlutes

Wes is hand crafting fine wood flutes in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.  Native American flutes have a special tone to them not found in other flutes.  I hope you visit his Etsy Shop:  FlockingBirdFlutes
Or his website:  flockingbirdflutes.com/

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

ReedsBlacksmithShop -

Brian Reed is creating with metal the traditional way with an anvil and forge in Queen Creek, Arizona.  The piece I chose to show you is one of his old fashioned puzzles.  You can see his other pieces by using this link to his Etsy shop:  ReedsBlacksmithShop
And you can follow him on Facebook:  facebook.com/reedsblacksmithshop

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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

EarthClayCo - Earth Clay Jewelry

Grace Vanderbush is creating one of a kind sculpted jewelry in Canby, Minnesota.  She packs amazing landscapes into tiny scenes.  I hope you use this link to her Etsy shop:  EarthClayCo
And you can follow her on Instagram:  instagram.com/earth.clay/
You can sign up for her newsletter, free coloring pages, and coupons here: earthclay

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

Friday, March 22, 2019

BlueDinos - Handmade Fossil Replicas and Dinosaur Sculptures

Paul Tanompong is sculpting accurate replicas of cool fossils and dinosaurs in Newark, California.  His work shows an incredible attention to detail!  I hope you visit his Etsy shop by using this link:  BlueDinos
And you can follow him on Instagram:  instagram.com/bluedinoskits/
Plus, I believe he is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign and as soon as he does, I will update this post with a link to it!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lavender Pond Farm

Chris and Denise Salafia are cultivating lavender in Killingworth, Connecticut.  Isn't this the coolest version of a lavender sachet?  A lavender stuffed doll!  You can visit them by using this link to their website:  lavenderpondfarm.com
And you can follow them on Instagram:  instagram.com/lavenderpondfarm/

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