In the Spotlight

You could say that David and Sally Shaw-Smith represent not only the history of hand crafts but also the future. Their world - acclaimed HANDS documentary series featured in their store captures a disappearing way of life for a people, their hand crafts and their country of Ireland.

Each of the 37 documentaries beautifully capture the traditional Irish crafts in their natural surroundings. Thanks to David... Read more
Carolyn Pham from Qute Wear is fun, friendly and up-beat. She is often juggling two or more jobs and trying to grow her online crafting business, which can be a full time job on its own.

Carolyn is one of the top sellers on our site, so we wanted to learn more about her and her crafting business. Since starting her business 4-5 years ago, she sold over 3000 handmade fleece hats that she designed and... Read more
The jewelry designers at Federikas Vintage Filigree Jewelry (FVF) are mother and daughter with several decades of design experience. Jewelry Art is the perfect description for their beautiful creations. When looking at these pieces, they almost tell a story. Your mind bounces from the beautiful gems to the filigree as they compliment each other so very well. Pura has taken a few minutes to share their story... Read more
Klaire Martin is an artist working in the natural medium of silk fibers and fabric dyes. A retired nurse, she enjoys creating the wonderful silk paintings , scarves and pillows in her Mystic Silks iCraft Creator Exhibit.

She starts with pure white silk and the finest French dyes. These organic mediums take on a "mysterious life of their own" resulting in OOAK pieces of art. She uses a custom made... Read more
From childhood, Lisa Topps has been fascinated with paper art. Her designer card business, Fairy Cardmaker , reflects her love of fantasy, magic and card making. Her "business plan" is to ensure that each customer gets just the right card. She shares her talents in other ways such as her Fairy Cardmaker's Workshop to benefit animal rescue and her iCraft blog Challenges for card designers... Read more
Never letting a single piece of fabric go to waste, Christine Skaley Reid from PillowThrowDecor creates one-of-a-kind decorative pillows from her favorite art medium - designer fabrics. Working from her studio and with the help of the "pillow fairies", she incorporates unique design details into each pillow.

You may also know Christine from her popular Sellers Bootcamp which is a very... Read more
Karen from Naturliche Body Bliss has been crafting since childhood. After trying many different crafts, she settled on creating her product line of soap and bath indulgences. "Simple and Natural" is the theme for her products which are handmade with care and from only the best ingredients. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and creates her handmade indulgences in the kitchen of her condo.... Read more
With a "day job" in marketing, Linda Harrell is very busy and designing jewelry is her way of "relaxing". Although her career has filled her days, it was not enough to fulfill her desire to create. About four years ago, she decided to follow her heart by starting her own brand of handmade jewelry, which she named GalleriaLinda .

Growing up within the artistic community of Purdue... Read more
Veronica Reis grew up in a large family with four siblings and was encouraged to strive to reach her goals in life. She has surely reached her goal of becoming a fashion designer and artist. Veronica learned the basics from Lasalle College where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in Women’s Wear Design. Starting off, her first job was as an apprentice dressmaker for a high-end Haute Couture in Westmount,... Read more
Julia Goland is a 28 year old artist living in Israel with her husband and daughter, Alice. As a child, Julia got her start in jewelry design when she bravely unstrung her great-grandmother's antique pearl necklace. Although her mother was a bit upset at the time, Julia's first bracelet and necklace creation was the start of something that would continue throughout her lifetime.

Experimentation is what... Read more

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