Want to find a really special gift for Valentine’s Day? Buy handmade, of course. Here’s a selection to make you swoon.
“Babybot” necklaces by Amy Flynn are pure fun! Each one is made of found objects, and opens to show a tiny heart. Give one to somebody you love for $160.
Black and white clutch with detachable handle is super-stylish and covered with words of love … snap one up from artist Victoria Gray for only $20. Measures 7 1/4″ x 4 1/8″.
Ceramic artist Ruth Apter offers these adorable “Bunny Love” figurines, raku fired in turquoise and green tea. Yours for $38. Each stands about 2 3/4″ high.
Who can resist this darling hand knit baby set? Handmade by Sue Miller of Black Eyed Suzies, it includes a sweater, headband and booties in size 0-6 months. Machine wash and dry. Buy the set for $45.
In love? Say it with heart. Jewelry designer Catherine Iskiw offers this stunning pendant in platinum with a .16 ct. burnish set heart-shaped diamond offset with 2 telescoping rivets in 18k gold. Back is the reverse design in 18k yellow gold and a heart shaped ruby. Includes 16″ long, 3.25 mm wide cable chain in 18k chain with a lobster clasp. The heart is 18.75 mm wide x 17.75 mm high and it is available for $6790.
So pretty! Decorative ceramic fruit bowl by Deb Babcock of Blue Sky Pottery is incised with over 100 small hearts and other designs. Bow is 5.75″ high x 8″ across, and sells for $170.
Here’s a creative gift idea for your Valentine! Artist Anna White offers custom couples portraits from your photos, with backgrounds that include quotes, wedding vows, romantic poetry, or even a proposal. Comes in 5″x7″, 7″x10″ or 8″x10″ and prices start at only $40. Use code ARTSBIZ for free shipping through 2/14/14.
Heart studs from Art Jewelry by Sistaphyre are the perfect gift – measuring only 1/2″ across, they are made of oxidized sterling silver, and priced at $45.
For the younger set, Kandyce Waltensperger’s watercolor art featuring the “Talavera Twins” decorates the cover of this 90-page journal. Available on Amazon for $10.99. Measures 6″ x 9″.
Tough but sweet! Forged bronze belt buckle by Randy McDaniel of Expressive Metals has hearts and stars measures 2 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ and will fit a 1 1/2″ wide leather belt. Unisex, sells for $270.00.
Don’t miss this “Full of Love” pendant from Tony Finnochio of Metal Rock Designs – it could be the perfect gift. Handcrafted of sterling silver and copper, the pendant measures 1 1/8″ diameter and comes on an 18″ leather cord. Retails for $195.
Use these blank notecards from watercolor artist Cynthia Warden for your love letters. Pack of 10 cellophane-wrapped cards with envelopes retails for $22.00. Each card measures 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″.
Want something totally unique to mark that special occasion? Get this Latitude/Longitude Personalized Key Chain by artist Jennifer Cabic. A cut and sanded copper rectangle approx. 3/4″x1-1/2″ is hand stamped with your special location and short phrase. Copper is riveted to a piece of brown leather with micro fasteners. Hangs from a 1″ silvertone keyring, and sells for $25.
Give her this sweet necklace by artist Diane Godlewski , $95. Carved heart design is cast in sterling silver on a black 16″ cord. Heart measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″. Matching earrings available (each is half a heart) for $85.
What a thoughtful way to say “I love you.” Artist Eileen Doughty creates Valentines with hand-marbled paper and hand-inked lettering. Each card retails for $9, and measures 4″ x 5 1/2″.
Hugs and Kisses! Kisses and Hugs! Put this wooden sign right on your Honey’s wall. Delightful wall decor is cut from sturdy, carpenter-grade 1/4″ birch plywood and hand-painted by Kristen Bangs of Spunky Fluff. Range of sizes and prices, starting at $15.
Handmade by artist McKenzie Mendel, Full Heart dangle earrings are sterling silver and 23.5k gold keum boo. The set has a hammer textured surface and a hand stamped heart to please your sweetie. Measures 1 3/4″ long. Pick up the set for $55.
Is your Valentine a wine lover? Gift them with this cherry wood wine rack from Designs by DAMI, featuring distinctive accents of maple and bloodwood. Within its compact size (12½” x 19½” x 38”), you can elegantly store 12 bottles of wine and 9 wine glasses as well as corkscrews, bottle stoppers, or wine charms in the drawer. Retails for $615; shipping & handling extra.
Art lover? Don’t miss this gift. Mixed media wall art by Tricia Skoglund is made with acrylics on aluminum, mounted on diamond plate and a wooden frame. This piece measures 16″ x 20″ and retails for $450.
Red hot clutch bag with cherry blossom design is handmade by Juana Morreale of JEM Design, and would make a wonderful gift! Fully lined, it measures 10″ across the bottom and 5″ high. Comes with a 16″ chain. Pick it up for $45.
How charming! Artist Barbara Klar offers a variety of fabulous heart charms. Some have keyholes, others have wings. Pick one out for your true love. Range from 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ high, these charms are individually price from $98 to $298.
One-of-a-kind wall art collage from driftwood and natural found objects spells out the word “LOVE”. From Dan Reeder of Bar Fly Creations this piece is 6″ x 7″ and is yours for $25.
Gorgeous 3D ceramic heart from artist Wendy Durand is a keeper! Handmade and high fired in gas reduction. This piece is 5.5” length x 4” wide x 1.75 depth. Sells for $28.
Sweet! From Prairie Primitives, this Heart Pocket Door Hanger is made from antique blue & white feather ticking, quilt and lace scraps, and some reclaimed rag rug. Antiqued for that “early” look. Declares “Forever” on a bit of vintage cotton fabric (from an old feed sack!) which is attached to the lightly stuffed heart with rusty pins. Measures 7 1/2″ x 16″ and is yours for $26.
Heart-to-Resist earrings from Lisa Johnson of Beachcomber Designs will earn you a kiss for your thoughtfulness! Priced at $74, they are made in fine silver from a wax original and hung on a sterling fish hook wire. Approx. 1″ long.
Pick a fun swirly silver heart for your sweetheart … she will love it! This selection from artist Joan Danoff is handcrafted in sterling. Designs shown range from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/4″. Each sells for $34.
Even if you didn’t meet in Paris, this photo of the Cafe Rouge by photographer Mary Serantoni will be the perfect gift to say you’d love to travel there. This 8″ x 12″ art print is on archival paper and sells for $30.
Just lovely. Mother of Pearl button necklace from artist Patricia Dippre features miniature hot pink roses that will never wilt! Swarovski crystals accent the necklace and lovely gold plated embossed chain brings it all together. Finishes with a rhinestone accented toggle clasp and measures 17 inches in length. Retails for $75.
Love and laughter go together. Pick up this cute Valentine card from Minnesota artist Kim Gordon titled “My heart for Valentine’s Day” that takes a playful approach to friendship and love! Just $3.50 and it’s yours to send.
Say you love her with one-of-a-kind clothing. 100% all natural, handmade felted poncho with separate collar wrap is created using wet-felting, nuno-felting and Shibori felting techniques. Made of merino wool, chiffon and silk from Giuliana Lezzi-Picariello of Feltro Fashion, it retails for $250.