Ring in the season with these fabulous gifts, all Handmade in America.
And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to buy locally and support your hometown on Small Business Saturday.
Yin-Yang Tea Set for Two by ceramic artist Marianela Borsten of Nela Ceramics, $80.00. Made with porcelain/stoneware and glazed in black and white with incised leaf design decoration.
Handpainted Purse from the Alyson Chase Studio, $96.00. The artist paints and prints canvas using hand cut stamps of original designs, then sews the canvas into beautiful one of a kind bags.
Hive Mind cuff bracelet by Alex Fethiere, $85.00. Recycled material is carved from an aluminum oxygen tank, then anodized for durability after its design is articulated. Its size conveys substance without weight because of aluminum’s natural lightness — 1/4 the weight of sterling silver.
Ready to hang Paper Sculpture titled, “Confidence” from Paper Moon, $80.00. Measures 5″ x 7″, and is part of a butterfly series which can be grouped together on a wall.
Needle-felted sheep from artist Kris Keese of Scarlet Cord Design, $55.00 each. Shown is “Shamus” in a wool felted recycled-wool sweater, scarf and cap. His sweater has three mismatched buttons, and he’s ready to snuggle!
“Victorian Steampunk” earrings by artist Kristine Schroeder, $97.00. Based on a drawing of a brooch found in a 19th-century jewelry catalog, the inch-long “Hannah” earrings are designed to be “asymmetrically symmetrical”. Just thread them on – they’re never the wrong way around. All jewelry by Kristine is proudly hand-sculpted.
Hand embroidered felt Snowflake Ornaments by Etsy Shop owner Mary Louise of Boston, set of four $50.00. On pure wool felt in aqua, red, green and plum. Silver grosgrain ribbon embellishes the three inch wood hoops.
Ethnic Red Mala Prayer Bead Bracelet by Gloria Ewing of Chrysalis Too, $72.00. Turquoise, coral, copper, leather and even dyed Yak bones are components in this fashionable accessory.
Teal Beveled Candle Holder by Jack Chapman, $65.00. Made of teal water glass and clear textured glass, it measures 4″ x 4″ x 8″. One of the many stained glass items available from Jack at fairs and online.
Hand turned wooden pen made of Maple, Purple Heart and Bloodwood by Studio G, $90.00. Excellent choice for the executive, or anyone who loves a quality writing instrument.
Handwoven cowl by Jennifer Blaesing of Openyourize, $88.00. Made of durable materials – mostly acrylic, wool and nylon, it wraps like a scarf, and buttons on one side. Adjustable.
Red Empress Earrings, $50.00 by Kathy King Jewelry. Hand-woven tiny glass beads in a technique called “quilling” is used to construct intricate shapes, with the thread providing the overall color of the final design.
Plush Monster Doll Toy Imp by Freaky Fleece, $50.00. “Igor” is 22″ x 20″ with bright green wings and shocking red hair, and is guaranteed to delight. Best for ages 3 and up. Machine washable.
Gathered Fabric Hobo Purse in Olive and Brown, $65.00. Designed and made by La Toya Stevens-Agbai of Miss Pretty Perfect. Measures 15″ wide and 8 1/2″ tall. The strap has a 10″ drop and two solid brass rings.
Repurposed Pendant by Mckenna Hallett of Currents Low Impact Jewelry, $80.00. Made from scraps of various metals, her line of found-object jewelry is made using no fossil fuels.
Masquerade Headband by Friday I’m Sassy, $50.00. Completely handstitched using a variety of textured and colored fabrics and re-purposed denim at the back, allowing for needed stretch so the headband stays secure and comfortable.
Fused Dichroic Glass Bracelet by Glass House Jewelry, $75.00. Made with Precious Metal Clay and a sterling silver toggle closure, this attention-grabbing bracelet measures about 8″ long.
Hippo Mint Tin Sculpture by Karen Furst of TrilbyWorks, $85.00. An Altoid tin, a tea strainer, vintage wood blocks and various hardware are combined to create a charming one-of-a-kind hippo figurine to hang from a special place in your home or office. The mint tin opens up to reveal a three-dimensional snowy scene complete with a blue sparkly sky, snow flakes, and pewter hippo with a copper bird perched on his back.
Mother Nature’s Sister ceramic mask, $65.00, from Leslie Hagen’s Clay Laboratory is sculpted from stoneware slab. Vines and leaves are rolled and cut from clay and added one at a time. Measures 9 1/4″ long x 5″ wide. Signed, dated and ready to hang in your garden or house.
Handpainted Cuff by artist Cathe Hendrick, $55.00. This 2.5″ cuff bracelet is aluminum with applied canvas. The canvas is embellished with a variety of paint and ink to create an aesthetically pleasing design.