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Marina Flournoy
Memphis, Tennessee
I use the Internet to help shoppers connect with people who make things by hand. Click on my website/about-me for more information on me and my websites.
Interests: handmade, indie, artisan, handcrafted
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Barrel making, or cooperage, has an interesting history that meshes with the history of humans. Figuring out how to store, preserve, and ship the things we had figured out how to make was a big step in the march of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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Although I have an affinity with artists and artisans, and although I cherish and promote handmade products, I am never very far from one or more of my way-too-many electronic gadgets: Phones, and tablets, and readers, and whatnot. These little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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These pretty oxidized copper earrings were designed by Carlos Rodas, in Guatemala. A Novica fair trade artisan, Rodas crafts each pair by hand. etching in artistic details inspired by the rich cultural identity of South America. This beautiful collection makes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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I was so happy when I spotted these pretty and unusual aquamarine earrings. The timing is perfect because aquamarine is the March birthstone. Some say this lovely water colored stone resonates to the energy of the ocean. And some say... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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The Cold Hard Truth About Popsicles, is an interesting and fun article, loaded with information about these yummy frozen treats that we mostly take for granted. For example, did you know the popsicle was invented by accident by an eleven... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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The first of these featured sweaters caught my attention when I was browsing Novica one day recently. So I did some digging and found that they have a wonderful selection of unusual sweaters that can make a fashion statement. And,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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Jewelry artist Kendra Roberts uses an ancient Native American technique to create her colorful wearable art. A lapidary artist, Roberts' mosaic stone and shell inlay style consists of hand-picked gemstones set by inlay into sterling silver. Her pieces are all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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These engaging and whimsical bookends are functional art at its best. Crafted from carbon steel and covered with automotive paint, these sturdy handmade sculptures are a wonderful way to keep books (or CDs or videos) close at hand with artistically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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These fish and sea-creature fused glass suncatchers by Susan Bradshaw were recently featured at the Heartful Hub, and they definitely deserve a repeat run here. They all began as hand-cut sheets of American-made glass that was enhanced with artistic glass... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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Here are few Valentine picks that got my eye around the handmade web. But be sure to also check the big selection of handpicked handmade jewelry at Heartful Village, including the collections of Love Jewelry and Heart Jewelry. Open Hearts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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This lovely brown agate necklace, 'Golden Brown Mistique', was originally featured on the Heartful Hub along with the trio of handmade earrings I told you about yesterday. But tis necklace is so pretty and so dramatic, I decided to present... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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These three pretty pairs of handmade hoop earrings were featured recently at Heartful Village. They were my first selections for Today's Picks. Those featured products are not actually daily picks, because they sometimes stay on the home page for several... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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Heartful Village had a very busy 2016, starting with the completion of the Handmade Lookup conversion. I first told you about it back in the spring when I was up to my ears in the project. Then I reported on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at handmade by artists .com
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The big Handmade Birthstone Jewelry collection that I first did when Skippy was a pup has had numerous updates over the years: Pieces sell out, trends change, new artists come to my attention, and other factors lead to a fluid... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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These pretty handbags designed by Sandra Barahona are handmade by skilled artisans in her workshop in El Salvador. The bags are constructed of jute, a strong plant fiber highly regarded as sustainable and eco-friendly. They also make beautiful use of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
I love listening to Damien Escobar in this video, playing Am I wrong?. But I also like watching it because he's having such a good time that his enjoyment is contagious. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Heartful Spirit
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This gorgeous and unusual bracelet circles your wrist with the first 314 numbers in pi. You never know when that will come in handy, as a conversation piece if for no other purpose. This very cool looking piece of jewelry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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Father's Day is just around the corner, so I know I'm on the late freight with this. But the late freight is right on time for those who are running late. So, if that's you, hop aboard and check out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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These artworks are just two of many smile producing sculptures at Frivolous Tendencies. This Talent, Oregon, shop gives recycled corrugated barn roofs a whole new life as art. These whimsical works are the result of some very hard work. But... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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I like small vases that let me salvage broken stems from bouquets. Or display a singe rose. Or a geranium cutting. Or an ivy stem. Or whatever else I bring back from my daily walks. At just under 7" high... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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I added what was then the one and a half year old Artifact Bags to Handmade Lookup back in July of 2011 on the basis of the beautiful bags being created by shop owner Chris Hughes. And, when I recently... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at handmade by artists .com
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Of all the many ways to add an artistic touch to your home, nightlights are especially nice. They're a great way to brighten and accent a room, even if it has limited wall space or if you're on a limited... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at handmade by artists .com
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Over the summer, articles popped up around the web about Amazon throwing its hat into the handmade ring. In the span of a few weeks, the chatter evolved from well informed speculation to this confirming Amazon invitation to artisans. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at handmade by artists .com
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I added this new BB Becker inspirational pendant necklace to the Shopping Portal today. It's called Your Story, and its inscription reads: The only people who truly know your story are the ones who help you write it. Silver Pendant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at handmade by artists .com
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The recent Etsy Blog post Create an Inviting Outdoor Space contains an array of ideas for sprucing up your garden or patio space for summer enjoyment. The article provides links to products for seating and furniture, lighting, plants and planters,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at handmade by artists .com