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  • Story Behind the Artist - Kelly Curtis

    “A lot of my inspiration comes from the beautiful scenery from all the places I see, it's the feeling that these places give me. The emotional connection to nature. It's pure, raw and unforgiving. When I sit down with a stone to start creating, it leads me in a direction. I try out different designs, and it's usually a hard no, or yes on whether it feels 'right'. I don't sketch out designs, I sit with the stone and let my feelings take charge. I'm a pretty emotional person, and for me creating this way is the absolute best!”

  • Story Behind the Artist - Kiah Smith

    You never know what curiosity will breed. It starts with a dim light as though a match is about to burn out but, instead, gets bigger and brighter, little by little. Sometimes the light will fade again and go out completely, but other times it grows to be something that cannot be ignored. This was the case for Kiah Smith with Smithmade Essentials.

  • Story Behind the Artist - Cristina, Sofia, and Mariana | Linking Threads

    This month on the blog, we are honored to feature not just one female artist but three, a mother and her two daughters, Cristina, Sofia, and Mariana, who have brought new life themselves to the world of Fiber Art. Their boho-inspired wall art feels so naturally made and adds such a soft element to any space they’re in. They make both small- and large-scale wall hangings along with wall tassels as well, each with its own unique design and character.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Vivian Fundora-Pastoriza

    Vivian Fundora-Pastoriza not only represents the “artisan” name by being a creator of beautiful handcrafted items, but she creates pottery which embodies the old-world charm that makes it a classic invention by humanity. Here is her story.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Raffieal Wallace

    Love. You will hear that word a lot this month. It is what some people say “makes the world go ‘round”. Most of the time, when we hear the word “love”, we think of it being between two people, such as a warm embrace or someone’s hand reaching for another’s. But love is not always carried out in romance; it is a deep passion for something, whether it be a person or simply something that lights a person’s heart on fire every time they’re around it. This is the case for Raffieal Wallace and her love of creating uniquely beautiful, boho-style jewelry.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Jo-Ann Nitzsche

    Modern vintage elegance. That is how we would describe the uniquely beautiful candles from Jo-Ann Nitzsche. She has taken the timeless scented favorites that carry nostalgia from multiple generations, sometimes even vintage tableware, and the vegan and eco-friendly element of the present to make a truly unique line of candles.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Sabine Dodane

    Imagine buying bath and body products from someone who literally grew up amongst the natural ingredients of the products you really love, felt the plants with her hands, smelled their natural aromas, and became familiar with them all over years of cultivating. This was the case for Sabine Dodane of Reves de Sabine.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Vonna Maslanka

    Some may see Vonna’s bracelets as eclectic and out of the ordinary as they vary widely in design and Vonna even admits, “simplicity is not in my vocabulary”, but when you look at them and see each little charm as a different memory from her past, it comes together like a storybook that, while it may have its ups and downs, is still one you want to read because it makes you think of your past as well.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Jennifer Strohm

    It takes an artistic eye to determine where to put each piece in order to create just the right design and Jennifer Strohm has found the right recipe for it.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Kate Tomasini

    Working mom. Lover of essential oils. Desire for making something her own… Sound familiar? This month’s featured artisan, Kate Tomasini, decided to take her love of essential oils and turn it into a full-blown business. Here is her story. We share it with you, not just to highlight her talent as a female maker, but also hopefully to inspire other female makers to reach out of their shell and go for their dreams just like she did.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Natalie Esfahanian

    It is within all of us to create something beautiful and, when you can do so with inspiration from artists in the past, it honors the history of the art form itself and yet keeps it a cherished memory that cannot be forgotten. We are so honored to have an artisan like Natalie amongst our group of female sellers.
  • Story Behind the Artist - Kristina Sellers

    Many artists paint from feeling and Kristina is no different as she paints to impart a special something in the viewers and buyers of her work. Her pieces focus on the humble beauty of the natural world and her desire is to bring as much attention to it as she can with each detailed stroke of her paintbrush. A single piece can tell an entire story and Kristina is honored to have been titled a visual storyteller because of her work.