Join us in celebrating the holiday season with a delightful collection of gifts, all Handmade in America.
This week, our Handmade Holiday Gift series will present gifts in all price ranges. When doing your holiday shopping, please support the arts and don’t forget to shop locally on Small Business Saturday!
Lava Orb Series Dichroic Glass Necklace, $260.00 by Dolores Barrett Artistry. Three 2″ fused glass orbs with textured dichroic interiors. 18″ vermeil omega style chain with lobster clasp. Matching earrings also available.
Wine Knots by renowned sculptor Robin Antar, $1200.00 – $1500.00. These are sculptures that hold wine, but they are also stand-alone works of art. The modern and simple design makes a bold statement. 16″ x 11″ x 9″.
Green Tip Bluegill Fish Wall Art, $112.00, by Crain Art Studio. One-of-a-kind hand formed ceramic Blue Gill wired and ready to hang on the wall.
Jennifer Beaudet’s original oil painting, “Irises and Lemons”, $450.00. Canvas measures 24″ x 30″. This canvas has a gallery wrap and can be hung framed or unframed.
Buck-eye Burl Heirloom Pen from Ammo Head Design, $375.00. The stunning appearance of Buck-eye burl accompanied with the features of sterling silver and carved 22 karat gold inlays offers the ultimate prize of functional art to your fountain pen collection. Schmidt gold and iridium nib. Artist Doyle Wheeler offers a large selection and price range on his website.
White Sapphire Necklace, titled “Between the Sheets” by artist Barbara Smith McLaughlin, $595.00. One carat white sapphire set in 18K gold, between reticulated silver and patinated Nu-gold side rails, on 16 inch black leather double cable. Dimensions 2″ x .875″ x .375″
Wheel thrown stoneware casserole dish by Julie Windler of The Riverside Potter, $225.00. Lead-free, oven and dishwasher safe. Julie also accepts requests for custom work.
Art-to-wear hand painted silk chiffon ruana, trimmed with a bit of satin all around, by Joy Light, $225.00. A ruana is similar to a cape, but open on the sides. Very versatile as it can be worn as a special occasion overlay with your basic black or worn euro-style as a scarf in cool weather.
Large Leaf Cuff bracelet by Lisa Weber, $180.00. Hand forged and fabricated from sterling silver sheet and wire, this is a one-of-a-kind piece and is signed by the artist.
Custom Pet Portrait by artist Consuelo Okdie, $150.00. Unmatted size is 9×10″ done on bristol board using high end artists’ markers. Prints of breeds are also available on her Etsy shop for $25.00.
Necklace by Jennie Lorette Keatts of JLK Jewelry, $395.00. Made of sterling silver, 14K gold fill, brass, mixed glazes pottery handmade cabochons, labradorite and amethyst.
One of a kind hand-carved ceramic ostrich eggs by Armando Veve and Sean Gerstley, founders of Veve & Gerstley, Philadelphia. Prices range from $125.00 to $200.00, based on labor and material expenses.
Small “SeaScapes” by Florida Gulf Coast artist Denise Choppin, $200.00 each. These paintings are 12″ x 12” on 1.5” deep cradled birch boards, ready to hang. Worked in acrylics, including interference and iridescent colors, the layers are built up and scraped back to capture the light. Inspired by the water and sky of a Gulf Coast barrier island.
Wheel-thrown ceramic teapot, hand decorated with hand molded oak leaves and acorns by Rowan Rose of Hughes Pottery, $125.00. Glazed in green with iron oxide accents, this teapot is 8″ tall (with lid) and has a 30 oz. capacity.
Candleholder/luminary set by All About Henna, $175.00. Three pieces measure 8″ x 4″, 6″ x 4″, and 4″ x 4″. Made of specially hardened wax, painted with henna and adorned with mirrors & genuine Swarovski crystals. Use tea lights inside for a lovely glow.
Brooch by Betsy Bensen, $425.00. Made of 43mm x 20mm Opal, Holly Blue Agate, Sterling Silver, 18kt Gold, fabricated. Betsy’s work is one of a kind. She’s been a full-time metalsmith and jewelry maker for over twenty years.
Soda-fired stoneware open vessel titled “At Sea: Sunshine” from potter Wendy Durand, $225.00. This is part of her “At Sea” series, and is handbuilt, textured and finished by the artist.