Times are tough and the holidays are coming. Friends, family and co-workers all need to be bought for. What's an art lover to do? Browse the following gift guide to find great hand made items for a variety of folks. Designed with skill and handmade with pride, these gifts are all sure to strike the right cord with the right recipient.
Fingerless gloves, $15 by Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories
Fun polar fleecey fingerless gloves keep you warm while you text, drive, walk the dog or go to the farmers market. Available in a range of colors and designs.
To see more, go to jenafusion.etsy.com or visit Jen at any of her many December market days. Check at the schedule at left.
On The Go pouches, $15 by oblinaknit
Toss one in your tote and go - fill them with makeup, id, or even knitting notions ....the list is endless!
Find this and more at www.oblinaknit.etsy.com
Wire-wrapped Key Chains, $12 by Reinvented Elegance
Each key chain features a wide variety of wire-wrapped novelty beads, from dogs to chickens to mushrooms!
Joyce Wagner, of Reinvented Elegance, will be the featured December Artist of the Month, so there will be much more on her next week. For this week, you can find her at Santa’s Craft Show in Ellicott City, MD, November 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Portrait, $5 from Joanna Barnum Portraits & Illustration
On special until December 15, you get a 4" x 6" quick portrait sketch from your photo in graphite, ink, and marker on paper.
For more details about this special for ordering information:
There is also information in the post about larger portrait options.
Visit www.joannabarnum.com or jbarnum.etsy.com to see a portfolio of other work available.
"FUKITOL" Box, $16 by BoxBoy Demented Decoupage
Wooden 3.5 x 2.25 x 2.25" Trinket Box ... BoxBoy's all-time best seller!
BoxBoy will be at Eastern Market on Sundays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and the Downtown Holiday Market, Dec. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. More boxes can be seen at www.boxboyboxes.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robots Decoupage Piggy Bank, $20, by This Little Piggy
Hand-decoupaged robot-themed ceramic piggy bank
Jessica sells little piggies online at www.ThisLittlePiggyMarket.net & www.thispiggy.etsy.com and at A Show of Hands in Alexandria (Del Ray) & PetMac in Arlington (Virginia Square). She will also be around town doing the craft show circuit!
Pressed Flower Greeting Cards with Coordinating Envelopes, $4 each or 3/$10 by Reinvented Elegance
Happily designed with local flowers and leaves; no two are alike!
Unique polymer clay pendants, Prices range $10-20, by Jennifer Judd Designs at Jen Judd Rocks!
These are handmade polymer clay pendants with one-of-a-kind patterns that'll work with just about any choker or chain you already have.
You can see more work at www.jenjuddrocks.com and you can shop for these pendants at www.jenjuddrocks.etsy.com.
From The September Artist of the Month~Red Tape Earrings, $17.95 by Jenny's Pretty Things
These earrings are handmade with a piece of the original red twill tape once used to bind U.S. Government documents.
They are available online on the National Archives eStore.
Crocheted Earrings, $15 by Reinvented Elegance
Whimsical, lightweight, and a treat to wear; no two pairs are exactly alike … and, yes, they really are crocheted!
Black and Gold Felt Cut-Out Bracelet, $18 by ShesSoCrafty Art & Design, the August Artist of the Month
Hand cut black felt cutouts, hand sewn and blanket stitched with metallic gold threads.
Find this and much much more at www.sunflowerexpress.etsy.com.
Jumbo Pressed Flower Magnets, $6 by Reinvented Elegance
Bring the beauty of nature indoors to bloom on any magnetized surface; outstanding stocking stuffers!
Potomac River Orbs, $10 by Reinvented Elegance
Created featuring recycled river glass and shells happily collected from the shores of the Potomac River; equally great as desk accessories or unique holiday ornaments.
Various Photos, including cards $4-15, by Love to Create
Greeting Cards - $4.00 each, 3 for $10.00 or 5 for $15.00
5x7 matted prints - 1 for $6, 3 for $15.00
8x10 matted prints - 1 for $10.00
Love to Create will be selling at the Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA Friday, December 4, 7-10pm, Saturday, December 5, 10-7pm, Sunday, December 6, 12-4pm. For more images, check out www.lovetocreate.net.
Thanks for taking a peak and supporting small business people and talented artist. Hope to see you at a show or two in the next month!~Jen