A Gift Guide For the Women in Your Life
Handmade. Whimsical. Creative. Luxurious. Cozy. Sexy. Delightful. Unusual. Unique. Hand Forged.
Many of of the featured items are made by women small business owners, an added interest point for you to share with your loved one.
For your love….
A natural black, rose cut, pear-shaped diamond ring with a pavé diamond band. Just in love with Alex Russell’s gorgeous handmade jewelry. Her stones are ethically sourced & the colors and designs are uniquely edgy.
Alexis Russell Black Diamond Ring (http://www.alexisrussell.com/collections/rings/products/w7)
Gold Druzy necklace from Nicoletti St. Paul, Missouri. I have been a long time follower of Nicole’s Etsy Shop, she has a unique way of showcasing natural stone and the work is hand forged. I have a soft spot for her, she’s a very inventive & courageous woman.
Arkansas earrings by American designer Hazel Cox. Hazel has quite a following, her beautiful endlessly cool creations are on so many wish lists!!
Sparkle Bangles From Toronto based Project Dahlia, handmade & feminine, eyecatching delicacy, run by Tess & Kim with the assistance of a dog named Hugo, who is, apparently in charge of HR matters. Also available on etsy.
Made by Gypsy is run by Philadelphia born Kate Ruggiero. Practical, easy, fun brights for the lover of the outdoors who likes pretty little things, these Hawaii based swim & lingerie pieces are absolutely stunning, tropical and surf bound. Reasonable prices.
If your love is edgy but loves romance & creativity this is the right brand for your sweets, Evgenia, Lingerie for the Modern Hearbreaker is headed by Stephanie Bodnar, an imaginative lingerie designer whose beautiful pieces have a rarified appeal, gorgeous fabric combinations & high quality handiwork make for a Boho fantasy world.
Romantic & Sensual Night Gown, from The Tempest Collection, Evgenia. Photographer: Kelly Puleio, San Francisco
For Your Love, Mother, Sister….
Les Indiennes Fabrics & Bedding
This company is run by Mary Mulcahy who developed her line with an expert kakamkari craftsman. The naturally dyed cotton fabrics are handmade in the traditional fashion, & are an extraordinarily lovely part of history. Shopping available on the website.
Finer Joy’s Long Dress Multilayer Organic Linen Dress Boho Dress, available in many sizes
Beautiful Anna, owner of Finer Joy, hails from the Ukraine & makes magical dresses that are also practical, & made for women’s body. Think princess meets bohemian organic gardener. Oh Hearts.
Jester Vase by the American pottery artist Frances Palmer.
Frances Palmer has worked as a potter for nearly 20 years. Classic heirloom products that will become a part of one’s visual memories of home.
In this day of everything digital the hardcover journal is almost a luxury. A great gift for any woman you know. Simplicity & graceful palettes with traditional patterns…at mtfold.
Okay. I know I like to feature pencils. I just like them. And I know you know someone who likes their pencils to match their desk or outfit. So here are some snazzy ones, as well as some hilariously inscribed ones.
Large Mug in Spruce from the American Studio Mazama Wares
Mazama Wares has a wide offering of works, these saturated mugs are simple & beautiful. A perfect writer’s coffee or tea cup to inspire fuel ideas while at the desk.
A long time Etsy shop, Thimble & Acorn is run by Vermont artisan Eve. Beautifully made scarves, shirts, purses & more. Plus an awesomely glamorous lady in glasses as the model.
Project bag by Thimble & Acorn. Handmade in America, linen, organic cotton, leather, antique brass, & wood