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Sterling Silver from Taxco Featuring sterling silver jewelry from the artisan community in Taxco Mexico
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 574.622.0055More Information
Location:
56257 Dana Dr
Bristol, IN 46507
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Scott's Rock and Gem Quality crystals, minerals and fossils
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 541.621.2558More Information
Location:
1009 Talent Avenue
Talent, OR 97540
The Clock Lady Unique Artisan Clocks Proudly Made In America!!!!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 770.425.5466More Information
Location:
4613 Mctyre NW
Marietta, GA 30064
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Hope Glass, Inc. Beautiful Gifts of Inspiration~Glass Crosses, Jewelry, Candles~Also Call 573-820-3308
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 870.897.7394More Information
Location:
4200 S. Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Fax: 573.624.2509
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Saltbox Signs Inc. Individually Hand Crafted Signs--Each One Has A Unique Appearance
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 866.305.7877Local: 316.729.7877More Information
Location:
3737 W. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Rocky Mountain Leaf Company Our leaves and cones are carefully hand-picked for their size, shape and quality.
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 877.888.2151Local: 720.981.9954More Information
Location:
11757 W. Ken Caryl Ave. #F161
Littleton, CO 80127
Fax: 303.973.7577
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Fayette Wrought Iron Your Source For American Made Iron Works & Ornamentals
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 937.402.6677More Information
Location:
8730 Old Charleston Road
Leesburg, OH 45135
Witzend Workshop LLC Twiseez Wire--Sculpture Wire--Great For Floral, Craft, Weddings, Plants & More
Wholesale WebsiteVisit Witzend Workshop LLC Online!Visit Witzend Workshop LLC Online!Local: 203.393.2397More Information
Location:
8 Carmel Road
Bethany, CT 06524
Fax: 203.393.1721
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Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo Rustic Yet Elegant Accessories For The Home
Quintana RooTollfree: 866.847.3770Local: 512.847.3770More Information
Fax: 512.519.1213
Fiber Canyon Studios Art From The Heart-----Contact Us For Wholesale Pricing
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 719.686.1302More Information
Location:
PO Box 299
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Fax: 719.687.3857
www.theartfulpenguin.net
The Artful Penguin, LLC "Unique Products for Unique Retailers!"
Fine Fork ArtLocal: 847.721.6995More Information
Location:
2155 Gossell Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
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Forest Sculptures Something for every occasion
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 866.641.5134Local: 570.387.8969More Information
Location:
276 Arbutus Park Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
www.karascreations.com
Kara's Creations ™ "The World's Most Beautiful Wind Chimes!"
Handcrafted Stained Glass WindchimesTollfree: 866.856.5272Local: 866.856.5272More Information
Location:
7521 222nd St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Fax: 360.631.5580
Mary Kay Crowley Designs Beautiful Giclee Prints On Canvas--Perfect For Home, Office, Galleries, Gift Shops & More
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.860.1588Local: 949.581.2826More Information
Location:
22221 Treeridge Lane
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Fax: 949.581.3640
Grama Tortoise Beads & Jewelry
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 301.865.4754More Information
Location:
11302 Windsor Rd
Ijamsville, MD 21754
Time and Quiet Press Books That Invite Children To Value & Respect Nature
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 207.985.5523More Information
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P.O. Box 311
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Eloxite Corp Your Complete Rockhound & Jewel Craft Supply House--Low Wholesale Prices
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 307.322.3050More Information
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P.O. Box 729
Wheatland, WY 82201
Fax: 307.322.3055
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Expressions By Lauralee Greeting Cards Sharing The Beauty & Wonder of Life--Greeting Cards & Notecards for Holiday & Everyday
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 866.599.9055Local: 714.544.2342More Information
Location:
2632 Dunstan Drive
Tustin, CA 92782
Fax: 714.544.2342
Craft Wholesalers Your #1 Source For Country Gifts and Crafts
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.666.5858Local: 740.964.6210 ext. 125More Information
Location:
77 Cypress St
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Fax: 800.955.5915
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Ellie Pots Inc. Hand Made Crystalline Glazed Pottery--Vases, Bottles, Bowls, Plates & Tiles -Formerly Blair Pottery
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 785.748.0979More Information
Location:
731 E 850 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66047
H & K Steel Sculptures Whimsical Steel Sculptures & Unique Wine Bottle Holders Personalize Your Home & Office!!
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteLocal: 973.598.0505More Information
Location:
11 Middlebury Blvd Suite 10
Randolph, NJ 07869
Fax: 973.598.0506
THEM Tropical Rainforest Insects--For Wholesale Prices Use Username wholesale password 17859
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 877.728.2284Local: 570.683.6852More Information
Location:
89 Pealertown Road
Orangeville, PA 17859
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89 Pearlertown Road
Orangeville, PA 17859
Fax: 570.683.6853
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Meadowbrooke Gourds Beautiful, Handcrafted Creations For Holiday & Everyday
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 717.776.3470More Information
Location:
125 Potato Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015
Timeless Traditions Wholesale Supplier of Historically-Inspired Tear Bottles & Other Gifts Of The Soul!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 406.388.2900More Information
Location:
1627 West Main Street #368
Bozeman, MT 59715
Fax: 866.338.8003
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www.jentosoaps.com
Jento Soaps "Real Soap.... Feel the Difference"
Wholesale Personal Care ProductsLocal: 814.899.2152More Information
Location:
8741 E. Lake Rd.
Erie, PA 16511
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Bella Company Dog and Cat Lover T-Shirts, Caps, and Prints Make Unique Gifts
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 816.803.3434More Information
Location:
616 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
Fax: 866.397.7643
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Sabbath-Day Woods Fine Handcrafted Clocks, Serving Boards, Cutting Boards, Furniture, Candles & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 828.235.9444More Information
Location:
722 Freedom Drive
Canton, NC 28716
Miller Designs Handcrafted Copper, Brass & Nickel Treasures---Contact Us For Wholesale Pricing!!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 207.846.4369More Information
Location:
36 Fenderson Road
Chebeague Island, ME 04017
Fax: 207.846.4369
Photographs in Motion Beautiful & Unique Creations From Light Painters--Images Can Be Used on Most Anything!!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 407.670.4080More Information
Location:
629 Sailfish Road
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Scottish Lion Wrought Iron Handcrafted Wrought Iron Home & Garden Decor
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 207.563.5788More Information
Location:
587 Bristol Road
Bristol, ME 04539
Activa Products, Inc. Instant Paper Mache, Colored Sand, Plaster Cloth & More--Great For Craft, Floral & Educational
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.883.3899Local: 903.938.2224More Information
Location:
512 South Garrett
Marshall, TX 75670
Fax: 903.938.3899
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The Bottle Benders, Inc. Wholesale Handmade Windchimes. All Wind Chimes Made From Recycled Glass Bottles, and All Made in Georgia!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 706.779.5048More Information
Location:
66 Hickory Hollow Lane
Eastanollee, GA 30538
Eur Decor Featuring The Ecri & Dutz Collections-Vases & Containers for Home or Office--Ideal for Floral Needs & Interior Decorating
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 877.327.4692Local: 908.534.1524More Information
Location:
1 Pond View Court
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Fax: 908.534.2755
StoneCraft Collections Handcrafted Brazilian Natural Gem Offerings--Jewelry, Amethyst & Agate Art & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 270.746.9923More Information
Location:
1570 Greenhill Baysfork Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Mark Steel Jewelry Sterling Silver, Gold Filled and Niobium Earrings, Rings and Bracelets
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 866.999.0699Local: 866.999.0699More Information
Location:
568 S Foothill Dr Ste #1
Kamas, UT 84036
Fax: 866.783.2949
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TOWER STOOL LLC COMPANY Folding Custom-Made Stools & Tables--Great For Home, RV, Boats & More--Made In The USA
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.568.4228Local: 605.967.2418More Information
Location:
219 Main Street
Faith, SD 57626
Fax: 605.967.2419
On Q Designs Enter the Bronze Age for all the colors of Your Life.
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 763.428.4695More Information
Location:
26125 Tucker Rd
Rogers, MN 55374
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Antelope Beads Beautiful Beads & Jewelry Components---Kazuri Beads, Findings, Cords, Wire, Clasps & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 303.447.0725More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 547
Boulder, CO 80306
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Gibson Holders Adjustable Plate Stands, Wire & Acrylic Display, Brochure Holders & More--Mention Promo Code FG152012 To Receive 25% Off Web Orders
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.444.2944Local: 541.342.7265More Information
Location:
745 Powers Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Fax: 541.342.7357
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BLOSSOM BUCKET INC Gifts That Celebrate The Journey
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.662.5923Local: 330.834.2551 ext. 133More Information
Location:
13305 N. Wooster Street NW
North Lawrence, OH 44666
Fax: 330.834.2552
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www.laurennicolegifts.com
Lauren Nicole Gifts "For all the Things You Want to Say"
Wholesale Hand-Stamped JewelryLocal: 719.650.9636More Information
Location:
630 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427
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Good Buddy Notes Stationery Products Unique Personalized Gifts & Stationery for Babies,Children and More.
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 314.614.5213More Information
Location:
11317 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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www.stdickies.com
St Dickies LLC "Decorative Accessories Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.!"
Decorative Tapestries for the HomeTollfree: 866.870.4184Local: 517.589.8181More Information
Location:
P.O. BOX 531
Leslie, MI 49251
Fax: 517.589.8181
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www.kcpottery.com
KC Pottery "Hand Thrown Reduction Fired Stoneware" Made in Minnesota!
Handthrown Functional StonewareLocal: 507.889.8088More Information
Location:
26139 855th Ave.
Hollandale, MN 56045
Fax: 303.997.1957
Right Focus Designs Hand Painted Scripture Tiles, Magnets & Ornaments
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 901.361.2883More Information
Location:
7753 Hwy 72 Suite A
Byhalia, MS 38611
Forestique Beautiful All-Natural Wood Bracelets--Organic Fit, Flexible & Eco-Conscious
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 770.401.6015More Information
Location:
5028 Old Ivy Road
Duluth, GA 30096
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Cheep Trims Quality Wholesale Lace & Trim Products
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 877.289.8746 ext. 9046More Information
Location:
3957 South Hill Street 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Fax: 323.588.6809
Woolys.com Inc .........The Original Wooly...........Please Contact for Wholesale Pricing
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.449.6659Local: 320.286.2048More Information
Location:
710 Swanson Avenue SE
Cokato, MN 55321
Fax: 320.286.6345
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Natures Pressed Flowers For Wholesale Pricing And Info Please Call 800-850-2499 / 801-225-1169
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.850.2499Local: 801.225.1169More Information
Location:
940 East 200 South
Orem, UT 84097
Fax: 801.225.1760
Expo International, Inc Decorative Trims, Craft Boxes, Appliques, Fashion Beads & More--Perfect For Craft, Floral, Wedding
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.542.4367Local: 713.782.6600More Information
Location:
5631 Braxton Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
Fax: 800.772.7545
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Plywood Sculpture An Ordinary Material Is Transformed Into Beautiful Art--Clocks, Mirrors, Sculpture, Vases & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 850.224.5289More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 20685
Tallahassee, FL 32316
Fax: 850.531.9807
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Rainbow Water Beads Beautiful, Colored Hydrating Beads For Use With Flowers, Plants, Wedding Decorations & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 864.386.0279More Information
Location:
159 Birkhill Circle
Greenville, SC 29605
Fax: 864.551.4550
Miller's Mud Mill Pottery Fine Wheel Turned POTTERY
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 870.382.5277More Information
Location:
825 Brookhaven
Dumas, AR 71639
Fax: 870.382.8828
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Art Jewelry Creations
Local: 714.968.3234More Information
Location:
21941 Seaside Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Homestead Design Gourds for all seasons.....and ALL Reasons
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 765.342.8097More Information
Location:
112 S. Old State Rd. 67
Martinsville, IN 46151
Fax: 765.342.8037
www.michaelgarman.com
Michael Garman Productions Inc. "3-D Sculptures That Capture The American Spirit"
Wholesale Sculptures and ArtTollfree: 800.731.3908Local: 719.471.1600More Information
Location:
2418 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Fax: 719.578.2099
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Suncatcher Heaven LLC Welcome to Suncatcher Heaven! These sun catchers are original designs hand made by artisans in the Pacific Northwest. Each one comes with an attached story card with an inspirational message.
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 503.842.5610More Information
Location:
1780 Deer Ridge Road
Tillamook, OR 97141
Woodluck LLC Directly From Nature--Twig Pencils, Keychains, Bookmarks, Gnomes, Home Accents & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 305.661.0241More Information
Location:
5331 SW 65th Ave.
Miami, FL 33186
Fax: 305.661.9574
www.lucashillarts.com
Lucas Hill Art & Design "A Unique Decorative Collection for You and Your Home" Hand-Crafted in the U.S.A.
Handemade Art for Your HomeLocal: 510.882.2450More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 2325
Orinda, CA 94563
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www.ecoseatile.com
EcoSeaTile LLC "Recycled Beauty for Your Home"
Recycled Home DecorLocal: 207.244.4466More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 574
Mount Desert, ME 04660
Floraltrims Inc Wholesale Supplies to Enhance the Creations of Professional Designers
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.589.1199Local: 440.354.0666More Information
Location:
P.O Box 277
Grand River, OH 44045
Fax: 440.354.8266
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Barb Lund-Potter Handmade Stoneware Earing Holder-Artist# 26946 for Wholesalecrafts.com
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 812.339.8476More Information
Location:
520 West 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Pure Style Sale & Marketing Eco-Friendly Fashions, Personal Care Products, Jewelry, Textiles & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 561.716.3338More Information
Location:
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Fax: 888.341.5061
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Shay and Company Inc. Distributor Of Quality Oils, Butters & Soap Making Supplies
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 877.873.1155Local: 503.653.1155More Information
Location:
10639 SE Fuller Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Fax: 503.653.2255
Fiora Jewelry, LLC - The Natural Flowers Jewelry 100% Handmade Jewelry Using Real Miniature Flowers Grown With a Bonsai Technique. Ask About Custom Jewelry!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 281.764.1940More Information
Location:
8000 McBeth Way Suite # 165
Spring, TX 77382
Fax: 817.668.4133
Aspen Light Imaging Unique Custom Note Cards,Magnets, Window Jewels & Jewelry
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 970.963.4408More Information
Location:
1028 Kings Row Avenue
Carbondale, CO 81623
idiom art & gifts Funny, Literal Interpretations on Note Cards, Prints, Calenders, Magnets, Coasters, Tiles & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 707.616.6309More Information
Location:
20720 Miller Bay Road NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Sara England Designs “Happy whimsical art on unique and fun products”
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 301.685.1239More Information
Location:
PO Box 803
New Market, MD 21774
Fax: 301.685.3359
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Dana Elle LLC Luxury Scented Soy Candles & Fragrance Oil Diffusers. Hand-Blown Glass Containers
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 207.512.2961More Information
Location:
1040 Memorial Drive
Winthrop, ME 04364
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Starlite Originals - Starlite Creations Sculptured Hand Crafted Fine Art
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.726.9660Local: 323.488.9103 ext. 117More Information
Location:
1601 N Indiana St
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Fax: 323.263.8312
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Heart Gifts By Teresa Hand-Painted Ornaments for Year Round Giving, Made In USA
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteTollfree: 800.650.3994Local: 704.782.3869More Information
Location:
2507 S. Main Street
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Fax: 704.784.4282
www.wakingbearstudio.com
Waking Bear Studio "..... Where Joyful Art Happens"
Wholesale Art Home & Garden DecorLocal: 814.445.4784More Information
Location:
413 Red Oak Drive
Friedens, PA 15541
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LeightWorks Inspired by the light...
Local: 650.207.7207More Information
Location:
San Diego, CA 92107
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Alice Sturzinger LLC Beautiful Murano Glass Jewelry & Endearing Music Boxes
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteLocal: 973.746.9000More Information
Location:
408 Bloomfield
Montclair, NJ 07042
Fax: 973.746.9390
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Babies Love Them Quilts and Quilted Clothing...Love in Every Stitch
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteLocal: 207.737.4232More Information
Location:
21 Tre Lane
Richmond, ME 04357
SIMICHROME by Competition Chemicals Simichrome--World's Finest All-Metal Polish
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 641.648.5121More Information
Location:
715 Railroad St.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Fax: 641.648.9816
Sassy Stuff Unique Girly Gifts, Flasks, Wine Tipsies, Wine Glasses, Bottle Covers & More
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 800.880.1200More Information
Location:
245 Springbrook Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Fax: 501.262.5024
YumYum Bubblegum Handstamped Jewelry A handstamped metal menagerie
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 601.264.0736More Information
Location:
693 North Black Creek Road
Sumrall, MS 39482
That's Perfect Fancy Fun Hair Wraps~~Hand-Made From Polymer Clay--New Camo Colors---Limited Supply!!
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 270.563.9272More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 23
Oakland, KY 42159
Fax: 270.563.9630
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Style Hounds Hand Knits HandKnit Dog Sweaters & Kits To Knit Your Own---Contact Us For Wholesale Pricing
Wholesale WebsiteLocal: 845.339.7149More Information
Location:
95 Grand Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212.431.9548
Coastal Woodworks & Display Custom Wood Retail Displays, Racks & Packaging
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 877.279.0439Local: 207.563.1072More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 137
Nobleboro, ME 04555
Fax: 207.563.1055
Wear Me Jewels Experience whimsical elegance and whispers of nature with Wear Me Jewels handcrafted jewelry.
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteLocal: 541.543.3008More Information
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PO Box 141
Brownsville, OR 97327
Fax: 888.315.5431
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Silver Lady Jewelry Native American Jewelry - Handcrafted by Individual Artist - One piece at a time.
Local: 720.353.3313More Information
Location:
32156 Castle Court Suite 211-124
Evergreen, CO 80439
Bubble Tops,Dresses,Coats,Jackets,
Just Simply Unique We are your one stop source for novelty license plates, cards, all your personalized needs
Popcorn Shirts, Cardigan, all Sleeve lengh,Local: 813.843.4983More Information
Location:
9230 Wood Dr
Hudson, FL 34667
Teagan Co Traditional Timeless Collegiate Beads & Jewelry!!
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 888.215.0470Local: 407.740.6314More Information
Location:
5347 Factor Walk Drive
Sanford, FL 32771
Fax: 888.215.0480
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Art & SoulWorks "Home of Jesus Prince of Peace"
Tollfree: 888.308.8659Local: 303.670.0362More Information
Location:
P.O. Box 1179
Evergreen, CO 80439
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Emily Austin Designs MADE IN THE USA!!!!!
Wholesale WebsiteTollfree: 800.763.5303Local: 480.661.7909More Information
Location:
9389 E Corrine Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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www.twistedtreerusticoutpost.yolasite.com
Twisted Tree Rustic Outpost "Giving Your Home that Rustic Look You've Always Dreamed About!" Contact for WHOLESALE Pricing
Rustic Lighting and DecorLocal: 815.780.4823More Information
Location:
1705 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
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Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi Beautiful Ceramic Art--- Artist #22616 password lpeclay for Wholesalecrafts.com
Wholesale WebsiteSecond WebsiteLocal: 630.390.8310More Information
Location:
225 N Wright St
Naperville, IL 60540
Fax: 630.305.9595

Artisans

Wholesale artisans creating unique handcrafted products with aesthetic interest. Stimulate your customer's interest with beautifully crafted items from our artisans. You'll be proud to present these masterful creations to your customers. With our exclusive directory of artisans you'll find unsurpassed craftsmanship.

What are Artisans?

Artisans are craftsmen who skillfully apply aesthetic designs to everyday items with a multitude of materials.

Some artisans work in a field of study known as the decorative arts. Metalwork artisans, ceramic artisans, blown-glass artisans, textile artisans and wood artisans produce ornamental, as well as, functional items. From their handcrafted tables to blown glass vases these artisans create works that range in style from simple Arts & Crafts to Victorian styles. The binding thread is their dedication to the craft and unsurpassed skill.

With a vast array of medias (acrylic, aluminum, clay, iron, bronze, brass etc.) artisans can create furniture, sculptures, decorative pieces and even detailed house wares. Consumers' value handcrafted items and artisans fulfill that need. One of the most valued handcrafted products is jewelry. Artisans use a variety of materials to create wearable works of art. Beads, gemstones, gold, sterling silver, and other materials are fashioned by artisans into jewelry.

Artisan is synonymous with craftsman, handicraftsman, sculptor and painter. Only slight distinction can be made between these titles. Although craftsmen work with a variety of medias requiring differing skills, they all create functional or ornamental pieces thus making them artisans. A handicraftsman is one who produces functional or ornamental pieces by hand usually without the help of mechanized machinery; some say the truest of all artisans. Sculptors are artisans who shape, mold or manipulate media into an ornamental piece for aesthetic beauty. With a stoke of a paint brush, a painter becomes an artisan when he/she transforms the aesthetic quality of canvas, piece of furniture or some other type of media.

A Happy Medium For Artisans

Artisans use many medias to create fine works of art. The natural beauty of these displays can be seen outside of museums as well and are popular in every business and household. The clever hand of creative artisans can be seen in the details of most pieces of home decor. From metal dinnerware to wood furniture and hand painted ceramics to woven dolls, skillful artistry is fashioned into every person's daily life.

While many pieces of art commandingly leap into the foreground, some crafted home décor pieces are more understated in their beauty and usefulness. The following guide will help you and your customers to visualize the craftsmanship of common pieces and discover art in daily surroundings

Guide To Artisan Medias

Acrylic—refers to chemical compounds that contain acrylo-nitrile, an acrylic acid derivative. Can be formed into fiber, paint, or glass to form paintings, signs, and bulky fabrics.

Aluminum—a metal chemical element with a silvery-white color whose powder form is often used in paints. Recent technology advanced methods for coloring aluminum leading to its use in wall surfaces, jewelry, and kitchenware.

Antique buttons—often interchangeably used with ‘vintage buttons,’ a number of styles and materials of buttons collected for the type of material or the time period. Popular antique buttons include celluloid, brass, Bakelite, boxwood, and Civil War era buttons.

Art clay—molded clay fired and finished with a paint or lacquer. Clay is especially popular in kitchenware, pottery, jewelry, floor tiles, and other accessories.

Bamboo—baskets, chairs, placemats, and more made of the durable and water-resistant wood derived from the bamboo plant. Often used in furniture as an alternative to wicker.

Beads—ceramic, glass, or plastic pellets ranging in shape from round to octagonal, square to oblong, and more. Beads are especially popular in jewelry but also in art or as accessories to home décor pieces such as lampshades, paintings, tabletops, and more.

Brass—a muted gold-bronze colored metal popular in candlesticks, as parts of lamps, instruments, and as accessories to other home décor pieces.

Bronze—a metal with a deep orange-brown color popular in jewelry and sculpture.

Cement—a heavy material formed of mixing tiny particles of rock, ash, and water. Cement sculptures make excellent outdoor planting pots, garden statues, and monuments.

Ceramic—pertaining to heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant pottery, porcelain, tile, and art formed of clay then fired at high temperatures. Painted ceramics are commonly seen as sinks, tile, small tabletop items, pots, picture frames, and even jewelry.

Clay—a heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant material used in ceramics.

Copper—a heat-resistant metal with a brilliant gold color that is used predominantly in kitchenware and electrical hardware such as copper wire for lamps. Because of its versatility copper may also be used in sculpture, water fountains, candlesticks, and more.

Dichroic glass—pieces of glass containing multiple layers of metal oxides totaling three to five millionths of an inch in thickness. Pieces are formed into art through a process of firing the glass together in layers. Light then either passes through or is reflected which makes visible a large number of colors. Each piece is unique because the firing process cannot be exactly duplicated at any time. Dichroic glass is very popular as jewelry.

Fiber-textiles—a number of crafts designed and made from fabrics. Common pieces include bags, placemats, teddy bears, quilts, pillows, fur, dolls, throws, wall hangings and more.

Gemstones—also called precious and semi-precious stones, gemstones are attractive minerals popularly used in jewelry. Some beautiful rocks such as lapis lazuli are also used in jewelry and therefore also dubbed gemstones.

Glass—the hard, brittle product of the fusion of silicates and an alkali at high temperatures. Glass is commonly used as dinnerware and tabletop items such as candlesticks, figurines, oil lamps, vases, beads, and sun catchers. Glass may also be found as furniture, jewelry, and other uses.

Gold-filled—jewelry made of a layer of gold backed with a base metal such as brass. Gold-filled or filled gold is popular because only a small amount of the product is made from pure gold while the rest can be created with a more cost-effective metal.

Hand painted—decorated crafts painted with a human touch as opposed to a machine. Though pieces may be similar, none are ever exactly the same. Hand painted items are popular and valuable because of this individuality of each piece.

Hand printed—Invitations, stationery, and other materials requiring writing that have been written or drawn by hand. Calligraphy is a popular form of hand printing.

Iron—a metallic chemical element with a silver-gray color that is durable, heavy, and useful as a stylish material for the creation of candleholders, pot racks, benches, sculptures, and other fixtures requiring sturdiness and functionality.

Ivory-bone—Bone and ivory are materials widely used as knife handles, jewelry boxes, piano keys, and the decorative finish on other accessories. These fragile and not easily obtainable materials increase the value and popularity of items made of the beautiful pale-white pieces.

Leather—leather is formed from a process of curing cowhide. Leather is extremely well known for its use in clothing such as wallets, pants, vests, bags, shoes, bracelets, and pet accessories.

Mixed media—pieces made of two or more materials such as iron and glass works or wood and fabric.

Niobium—a metallic chemical element with a gray-white color. Niobium is a soft, malleable, ductile metal used in the creation of some stainless steels. Niobium carbide is popular in hardware while the malleable and soft properties of niobium are valuable in jewelry production.

Oils—oil paints are popular to painters who value slow-drying oils with luminous color suspension properties. Oils do not dry up quickly when left out, and painters are able to resume the painting through several sessions. Oil paints offer subtle blends as the oils of one paint begin to mix with nearby oils of other colors.

Pen and ink—refers to an art technique of using a special pen or stylus to apply colored and black ink to paper. Sketches and calligraphy are examples of pen and ink art.

Pewter—a metal with a bright brushed silver-gray color. Pewter is popular in jewelry, kitchenware, and other locations where an alternative to stainless steel, nickel, or platinum is desired.

Poetry—an excellent addition to greeting cards, inspirational posters, as a painted border décor and much more.

Porcelain—nearly everyone is familiar with porcelain as bathroom fixtures, but porcelain is a ceramic material also popular as fine china, dinnerware, and tea sets.

Recycled materials—mediums that have been used, discarded, and reworked as a medium into another piece. Glass, paper, and aluminum are very common recycled materials that can be reused as jewelry, more paper, bags, and even clothing.

Reed—an alternative to wicker or bamboo used in bags, furniture, instrument accessories, and more.

Steel-stainless steel—an iron-carbon alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium. Stainless steel is not rust proof but is more corrosion resistant than steel. Stainless steel is commonly used in cutlery and as watch straps. The oils of human fingers are less abrasive on stainless steel which makes it an excellent alternative to silver, steel, pewter and other silver-gray metals.

Sterling silver—silver alloy containing at minimum 92.5% pure silver. The other 7.5% can be a variety of metals though copper is the most common. Other metals are incorporated into the alloy to provide the soft pure silver with more strength and durability while maintaining the majority composition of precious metal. Jewelry is the most widely recognized example of sterling silver though it may be used in kitchenware, lighting, and other places that desire an alternative to pure silver, pewter, or platinum.

Stone—like ceramics and cement, a durable and sturdy material commonly used as decorative jewelry boxes, monuments, dinnerware, plaques and sculpture. Semi precious stones such as lapis lazuli are used in jewelry while large finished stone such as marble are used for elegant countertops, tile, and home furnishings.

Tin—a metallic chemical element with a silver-white color that is very soft and malleable. Slightly harder than lead, tin is easily formed into sheets for use as tin foil or to be molded into cookie cutters and other unique items. Tin is also used as a coating for other metals such as iron or steel because of its greater resistance to corrosion by contact with water.

Watercolor—refers to pigments mixed with water rather than oils to form paints as well as the style of medium and artwork produced of the medium. Watercolor is popular for the playful and less realistic qualities it holds in artwork and is therefore largely produced on greeting cards, note cards, stationery, paintings, wall art, tissue boxes, and other items needing a cheery touch.

Wood—wood is among the most common mediums in home décor. Wood is a sturdy, durable material that comes in many colors, grains, and textures depending on the region in which the trees were grown. Stains, lacquers, and paints allow wood to be transformed into a wide range of colors making wood popular for use as carvings, statues, furniture, candleholders, clocks, chests, baskets, cabinets, bowls, figurines and much more.

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April Featured Wholesalers

World Buyers Wholesale Gifts & Home Decor, Vista, California
May Arts, Riverside, Connecticut
Gift Box Corp of America, Carlstadt, New Jersey
QMT Associates Inc, Manassas Park, Virginia
GRAND BRASS LAMP PARTS LLC, West Haven, Connecticut
Music of the Spheres,® Inc, Austin, Texas
InspiredLiving.com, Dundee, Oregon
Bargain Balloons, Mississauga, Ontario
BobbleMaker.com, New Port Richey, Florida
Witzend Workshop LLC, Bethany, Connecticut
Lotioncrafter, Olga, Washington
Moss Acres, Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Swanson Christian Products, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Store Supply Warehouse, Saint Louis, Missouri
Lifeforce Glass, Inc., Kingsport, Tennessee
Forked Up Art, LLC, North Salt Lake, Utah
SEMINOLE DELIVERY SYSTEM, Sanford, Florida
Justice Distribution LLC, Akron, Pennsylvania
Craft Wholesalers, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
India Handicrafts, Inc. (IHI), Roseville, Minnesota