Need a gift?
for a family member, friend, hostess, the woman who has everything (but would love more), under $50, $100 or more... Then look no further.
Gifts for all occasions:
1. Francine Gerson, fused glass artist
Fused glass by Francine makes an excellent gift for housewarmings, birthdays, hostess gifts, anniversaries, weddings, births or just something for yourself or someone special.
Stainless steel flatware is wrapped with coated wire and glass beads from the Czech Republic. They come in a varied selection of cheese tools, forks, spreaders, spoons and serving utensils that can be custom decorated to pick up the colors of your giftware.
Custom handcrafted glass serving dishes and sushi plates with chopsticks are always a sure bet.
Contact Francine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-495-6477 as each piece is custom made to your color choice and specifications.
2. Grace Birch
Grace Birch, Founder of the Grace Birch Community Alliance, makes reading fun for children while instilling self-confidence and community respect. With the help of donors and book proceeds, Grace fills community centers and personal home libraries with books, provides personalized reading programs, workshops, pod-casts and videos, all geared towards showing children their potential for today and tomorrow. She also provides diversions to children sidelined by illness, with visits to hospitals. See CBS/Maine Interview below:
Grace’s series, The Adventures of Otto Von Schnoodle, is based on a little dog, Otto, who searches and finds his Forever Family, then sets out to make friends, all the while have fun adventures and learning little life lessons along the way. Grace weaves a bit of magic into everything Otto does.
3. Renata Vigoda
Renata designs one-of a-kind dichroic fused glass jewelry. Every creation is fused and shaped in a variety of ways and wrapped in gold plated wire while embellishing with beadwork. Every one-of-a-kind design and custom order of wearable art is created in studio.
“My jewelry business has been established for over 10 years, though I have been an artist for all of my life. My work has been on display in galleries, art shows and my studio. I teach fused glass and wire wrapping techniques.” Renata Vigoda
Each pillow handcrafted by Sheri is personalized and often one of a kind. Sheri uses a three inch jute strap to hand print a “happy” word that works with the fabric pattern. The rough jute is an unexpected contrast to the rich fabric
"Having spent 30 years in the drapery business, my love of fabrics has led me to design decorative toss pillows. I use a unique blend of fabrics, textures, prints and trims to add a warm expression to your decor." Sheri Levine
5. Valerie Taloni
Currently, the mainstay of Valerie's handmade jewelry designs is mixed media most often in a neutral color palette. (“Mixed media jewelry” is a creation made from two or more different materials such as brass, beads, rhinestones, etc.) Some of her creations feature repurposed vintage components and found treasures: She's designed necklaces using everything from old belt buckles to keys, chandelier prisms to drawer pulls, and everything in between. Her current obsession is making bracelets from old sterling or silver plate napkin rings. And, she loves to incorporate parts and pieces of vintage jewelry—especially rhinestones—into herhandmade jewelry designs.
"Necklaces and bracelets are the mainstay of my collections. Some of my handmade artisan jewelry creations are bold and sometimes, even bodacious: statement necklaces and cuff bracelets." Valerie Taloni
6. Suzanne C. Suber
Suzanne is a French-born American jewelry designer who specializes in classic couture quality hand-embroidered Soutache jewelry for her French Mermaid Collection that is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable to wear. Soutache Jewelry is a unique, meticulously stitched & beaded art form that is reminiscent of ancient times yet melds with any current fashion style.
"Handcrafted with love, one tiny stitch at a time..." Suzanne C. Suber
Shop Now: https://frenchmermaidcollection.com/
7. Jennifer C. Laux
Jennifer enjoys making jewelry under her brand Bijoux JLC, which started as a hobby while living in New York City 15 years ago. She particularly loves working with semiprecious stones and sterling silver.