Great Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2014

Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present for someone you love? The Arts Business Institute presents a handmade collection of gifts that tell her how much she is appreciated.


La vie en rose

Roses for her! “La vie en rose” is a 5″ x 5″ print from photographer Mary Serantoni on premium metallic paper that creates images of exceptional depth with rich, vibrant colors. Sells for $30.

Kirsten Denbow necklace

Don’t miss this very special gift. Stunning handmade necklace from Kirsten Denbow is titled “Homage to the Disappearing Bee” and is adjustable from 16″-18″. Made of enamel  on copper and sterling silver. Retails for $550 and is available in custom colors.

Cindy Lindgren Print

Mama loon takes baby out for a ride in this charming giclee print from Cindy Lindgren, $30. 8″ x 10″ print size on archival paper signed by the artist. Frame not included.

Jake Pfeifer glass bowl

Wow! She will love this stunning hand blown glass “scallop bowl” by artist Jake Pfeifer of Hot Glass Alley, just $40 retail. Measures 4″ tall and 7″ in diameter, and available in many colors.

Lotus flower necklace

So pretty … this will be a favorite. Lotus flower glass bronze pendant necklace from Lisa Agaran features original artwork by the artist and is yours for $35. Chain measures 24″ long.

Amy Frank Cuff

The “Blessing Band” from Amy Frank of Mindfully Made Studios is an inspirational bracelet and a thoughtful gift for Mom. Priced at $25. Choose from many different sentiments, or have one custom made.

Dami Wall Mirror

This unique wall mirror from Creative Wood Designs by DAMI is available in several different wood combinations and sells for $65. Dimensions are 16” x 12” x 2” and includes hardware for hanging.

Pendant by Dawn Lombard

Lovely pendant by artist Dawn Lombard is made of brass, copper and silver. The bead is made with Moretti glass and Double Helix shards. Measures 3.5” long and is on a leather necklace measuring 18” long. Pick this up for $120.

Chanel No. 5

Just lovely. Thrill her with this original illustration from artist Andrea Ferkul. “Chanel No. 5” is acrylic/mixed media on art board and sells for $200.

Druzy necklace

Mom will love this stunning necklace by artist Patricia Dippre. A beautiful combination of gold leaf edged Druzy Quartz and gold plated brass fishtail chain finishing with a gold vermeil hook clasp. Measures 16 1/2 inches. Modern and classic!  $70.

Balestri vase

This graceful fused glass pocket vase is perfect to hang on a bedroom or bathroom wall, outside, or in a window. Handmade by Suzanne Balestri, and priced at $27.50. Measures 4″ x 7″ x 1/2″.

Moss Hill spa kit

Pamper her with this Ultimate Spa Treat from Moss Hill, $30. Includes Peppermint Scrubbie Soap, a handmade peppermint soap with a ground pumice design on top, 2 oz bottle of Peppermint lotion and a 1 oz tin of super moisturizer, and Revitalize/Manicure Cream.

Cathy Sudzius mosaic

Delightful mosaic from artist Cathy Sudzius, who uses ceramic tiles, broken plates and vases, and stained glass to create them. This piece, titled “Tulips for Mom,” is 11″ x 14″ and priced at $200.

Tim Hall Hummingbird

Lifelike ruby-throated hummingbird alights on a morning glory in this sculpture by artist Tim Hall. The bill of the bird is steel. The size varies with the pieces of found driftwood.  Cost is $550 plus shipping.

Immaculata bracelet

Charm her with this Miraculous Medal bracelet in solid bronze by artist Betsy Shamine of Immaculata Designs. Eleven medals handcast from antique designs plus Swarovski crytals make this a very special gift. Retails for $204.

Caroline Zama bowl

This little bird is a harbinger of spring and just right for Mom! Handmade by artist Caroline Zama of Starbird Pottery, it is stoneware and measures 8″ wide and about 3″ deep. Sells for $30.

Sue Rosengard necklace

Dramatic contemporary necklace from Sue Rosengard. Pendant is 1 1/4″ and is available in sterling silver or gold-filled wire with the new Saturn bead, also sterling or gold-filled. Included is a sterling or vermeil chain that can be worn at 16″ or 18″. Priced at $78.

Knob Pulls

Charming and so unusual! Handmade Ornate Flower Cabinet Knob and Pull by Sokoloff Glass  are examples of the designs they have available. Kiln-formed glass with a cast glass flower, selection of hardware colors: brass, polished chrome, nickel and black. Knobs range from $32 to $56 and drawer pulls range from $45 to $120.

Wine Knot

For the wine lover, this unique wine knot holds two bottles, and is the work of artist Robin Antar. Measures 16″h X 11″w X 9″d, with a weight of 27 pounds. Comes in color for $1500 or White for $1200.

Kujawa ring

Looking for that perfect gift? This could be it! Metalsmith Julie Kujawa presents a gorgeous stacking ring, of sterling silver and rainbow moonstones. Size 7.5, it sells for $330.

Handpainted scarf

Breezy chiffon silk/rayon blend makes this scarf great for spring and summer – the perfect gift for Mom by Alyson Eshelman. Hand dyed. Shown in raspberry; other colors available. Measures 14″ x 72″ and sells for $45.

Curt Miller print

This sentimental print could melt any mother’s heart. Created by artist Curt Miller, it is a 4″ x 4″ print mounted on 10″ x 10″ foam core inside a poly sleeve. This print is available for $25.

Evelyn Pelati necklace

Inspired by Arts and Crafts era Prairie style architecture, this lovely necklace by Evelyn Pelati is sterling silver with a modern vintage look. 24″ in length, and finished with a hand-fabricated spiral hook clasp. Pendant measures 11 x 32 mm.  Retails for $95.00.

Polymer Owls

“Owl Always Love You” says this tiny pair, made of polymer clay by artist Stephanie Perry. Just one inch tall and one inch wide, mom and baby owl hold a heart full of love that you can give to a deserving mother. Retails for $23.

Sunflowers painting

Award-winning painter Lynn Dunbar offers this lovely still life with sunflowers for Mom, and could be the perfect gift. Nicely framed, this piece of art is 9″ x 12″ and can be yours for $500.

Poppy plate

“Graceful Poppies” decoupage 10.5″ glass plate from Crafty Cat is food safe and can be displayed when not in use. It has a unique semi-transparent crinkle look.  Retails for $18 plus shipping.

Stoneware yarn bowl

Wheel thrown stoneware yarn bowl by artist Leslie Hagen is a clever gift for the Mom who loves to knit or crochet. Hand carved and glazed, it measures 5″ in diameter. Sells for $35.

Key Pendant

Could this pendant be the key to her heart? Wire-wrapped by artist Kristine Schroeder, it is inspired by antique skeleton keys and is made of sterling silver and garnets. Measures 2″ long by 3/4″ wide at the widest point. Snap this up for $125.

Meadows Pottery bowl

Pretty and very useful for the next party, this ceramic bowl by Meadows Pottery is wood fired and measures 16” x 16” x 8”. Retails for $150. Any mom who loves to entertain will appreciate it!

Peace of the Earth soap

Looks pretty and smells great! All-natural, handmade soap made with moisturizing coconut, olive and palm oil and scented with pure essential oils by Peace of the Earth. $5.99 each.

Engelbretson chickadee

This little chickadee needs a home – perhaps with Mom? He is 3.5″ high, 3.5″ long, densely needle felted from 100% new wool with an onyx eye and stands on linen wrapped wire legs. $38 from KJE Felties.

HEXAPODA bumble bees

From artist Mielle Harvey, The Bumble Bee Pendant is available in a choice of bronze, sterling silver or sterling silver with 23K gold. Hand-finished with a color patina and sealed with a protective varnish, each pendant comes with an adjustable black silk cord. Price ranges from $195 – $275.

Leather Journal

From artist Melissa Oesch, this sweet journal is created from reclaimed leather, re-purposed fabric, bells, and a bead.  It has recycled, archival paper inside and is handbound using a variation of long-stitch binding. It is 3.5 x 5.25 inches and sells for $38.

Patric Rudzinski necklace

Stunning art to wear from Patrice Rudzinski will help Mom make a fashion statement. Collar size is available in either 18″ or 20″ length. Sleek silver plated magnetic clasp which makes attaching much easier.  Flexible and lightweight at only 2.5 ounces, it sells for $62.


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  1. I am tickled pink to be added to your Handmade Mothers Day Gift Guide 2014. Thank you! 🙂


  2. Wow, a STUNNING collection! So many gifted artists and I’m honored to be included.

  3. Thank you for including my Chickadee in the Handmade Mothers Day Gift Guide again this year! It’s an honor to be in such good company.

  4. I am so honored and thrilled to be featured along with all these truly talented artists. Thank you very much. A beautiful collection!

  5. Patrice Rudzinski says:

    Lovely collection for your ABI Mothers Day Gift Guide! Thank you for including my necklace, and I will spread the word.

  6. Chiming in to say thank you for curating my Idalis Skeleton Key Pendant into this Gift Guide! Going to share it far and wide.

  7. Great collection, something for every taste & budget, so many unique items from talented artisans.

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