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Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: bjwCREATIVE

The Cleveland Handmade Countdown to the New Year continues today with bjwCREATIVE. JukeboxART is Brooke Witt’s own personal line of illustrations and photography inspired by music. In her own words “It is the blend of visual stimulation and audible references that trigger an emotional connection to a love, a memory or a sweet place in time.”

I decided to feature her print “The Best Thing you Ever Had” which was inspired by Radiohead, since it happens to be one of my favorite bands.

The Best Thing You Ever Had, $18

Natural Christmas Centerpiece

If you are a regular reader you may remember me mentioning that I live right near a national park. I have gorgeous evergreen trees all over my backyard. Due to this I have a large supply of evergreen branches strewn about my property as well as pinecones. This year I thought I’d bring a bit of that gorgeous nature indoors for my dining table centerpiece.

I used a large birdcage, which was remnant from our wedding. (It was our card holder) and two second-hand vintage birdcages previously used as part of my Halloween party decor. A simple bold red runner provides bright and festive color. Inside the bird cages I arranged a variety of evergreen branches, pinecones, twigs, moss and red berries.

Sunday Sustainability Tip: Never Throw Out Glass

Did you know that glass can be recycled over and over again?

Making new glass uses lots of various raw products such as sand, limestone, feldspar not to mention heat and energy to produce products from it.

Recycled glass doesn’t use all the raw materials, and it melts at a lower temperature saving energy costs.
So next time before you go to pitch that glass bottle in the wastebasket, or toss broken shards in the trash toss them into the recycling bin instead.


Recycled Stemless Wine Glasses by Bodhicitta

SUPER END OF SEASON SALE

Yes, I am shouting in my title. Why? I am shouting because I’m excited to tell you I’m having a major end of season clearance sale.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support me at shows this year. I especially had a lovely time at Bazaar Bizarre and the Cleveland Handmade markets the past couple of weekends.

However, inventory time is fast approaching and I’d like to have as little to count as possible, so I’m offering some pretty big discounts in an end of season clearance sale. Visit my clearance section to get deals from 25% off to as much as 75% off original jewelry prices.

Thanks for a great year! See you in 2010!

Good Fortune Necklace
Regularly $29 on sale for $19.50!

Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: Daniels Beads

I was a bit lax last week with my Cleveland Handmade countdown. (As a teacher, the last week before the holidays is so incredibly hectic!)

I thought I’d resume coverage of the wonderful art and craft available from Cleveland Handmade by showcasing the glasswork of Daniel Echeverry aka Danielsbeads on Etsy.

Small world it is, I actually met Daniel at a party of a friend and only then came to discover his work. He’s a highly talented glass artist who creates stunning lampwork beads.


Boro Lampwork Bead Set $24.99

It’s Cleveland Handmade Market Day!

Time is running out to get those Christmas and Holiday gifts…if you’re a last minute shopper visit the Cleveland Handmade Last Minute Market today!

Sunday Sustainability Tip: Clean Your Indoor Air Naturally

You may be tempted to purchase one of those expensive indoor air cleaners to improve what you breathe. This may be especially true when you feel trapped inside during winter months. A better solution however is to add houseplants to your decor throughout the house. They clean the air, help with humidity levels, and in general all around make you feel better. With a little sunlight and water there are many plants that can still thrive indoors with minimal work.

I’ve found bamboo shoots particularly easy to grow, but also consider spider plants, small rubber plants, ivy and snake plants.

Do keep in mind if you have pets or children check safety warnings as not all plants are safe for them.

Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: Blue Brunette

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, with celebrations and parties, gatherings and gift-giving. This year Cleveland Handmade has geared up to showcase a variety of handmade goods for giving by stocking shops on etsy and throwing three handmade markets.
Here is another featured artist in my ongoing series, to let you know of all the great local handmade items you can find.

Today’s featured Cleveland Handmade Etsy shop is Blue Brunette. Her shop includes a variety of handmade paper goods including notepads, wedding favors, and cards. With all the holiday gifts you may receive as well as give, you might want to consider stocking up on some of her mini thank you cards or larger cards such as this Pale Green Thank You

Pale Green Thank You, $2.50

Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: Mandizzle

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, with celebrations and parties, gatherings and gift-giving. This year Cleveland Handmade has geared up to showcase a variety of handmade goods for giving by stocking shops on etsy and throwing three handmade markets.
Here is another featured artist in my ongoing series, to let you know of all the great local handmade items you can find.

Today’s featured shop is Mandizzle. If she looks familiar it may be because you have seen her lovely face numerous times on the front page of Etsy. She has the perfect shop to update your look for the new year with gorgeous hair accessories.

The Siren, Satin Flower Headband, $28.00