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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.