Let happiness pass through your door with items from Peter Townsend’s Irish Collection. Born and raised in Northern Ireland in the city of Derry, Peter met his future wife, an American, there and moved to the United States in 1998. Since then, he has been handcrafting Irish gifts and keepsakes for customers around the globe. Continue reading “Celebrate Home, Family, and Ireland” »
Sari Wiaz was doing what any mother would do when she handed her baby a napkin at a restaurant so they could entertain themselves for a while. Soon, that simple act would spark an idea and a whole new business. Continue reading “Fidget Gifts for All” »
Have you ever stopped to think about where your wine bottle goes after your finished enjoying the wine inside? What if you could transform that used wine bottle into something new, without throwing it away in a landfill somewhere?
Winetini has the solution for those beautiful, but often discarded, liquor and beer bottles. They take recycled bottles, including beer, wine and liquor bottles, and transform them into brand new and unique gifts that will bring a small to any enthusiast!
One of their most popular creations is their candles. Winetini takes the bottles, cuts them in half, and pours gel wax into them to give customers a candle that makes a statement! They are available in a variety of different scents and bottle styles.
Besides their candles, they also have a great selection of unique décor and kitchen accessories. Check out their bowls, martini pitchers, and chees boards for the kitchen, or their party lights, night lights, and ornaments for lighting up your home!
Winetini takes what many people consider trash, and transforms it into a beautiful new creation that will excite customers who love unique gifts!
Arrington Design, along with Gerald Arrington Stoneware Ceramics, started up their unique stoneware crafting business after the founder, Gerald Arrington, spent 25 years in Idaho crafting his skills in the arts.
After meeting his wife, Karen, the two moved to Sonoma County in California to beginning creating his awesome stoneware creations for a living. For more than 16 years, Gerald has been honing his craft to create one-of-a-kind stoneware ceramics, made, of course, by hand.
Gerald describes his process for crafting his creations like this:
It’s a process that begins by throwing a closed form on the wheel. While the piece is still on the wheel, colored slips are added to create the stratification. After a period of drying, he begins the altering process by paddling the form until it takes on the shape and characteristics of a river stone. The resulting pieces are reminiscent of stratified sedimentary stones worn and smoothed by water. After creating several stones in a variety of shapes and sizes, he further refines his art into sculpture for the table, home, and garden.
This process leads to the creation of stoneware that’s truly beautiful, and unlike anything you’ve seen before. And because of the handcrafting process that Gerald uses each piece is also unlike any other piece.
For crafted stoneware that’s beautiful, elegant, and unique, check out Arrington Design!
When wood artisan Neal DeVore discovered his love of woodturning (a form of woodworking). He began a business he loved and never looked back.
His creativity presents itself through the meticulous beauty of his creations. From sculptural works of art to beautiful dinnerware, his talent for turning burl wood has taken his pieces to various galleries and even made him a nominee for Martha Stewart American Made 2013.
But how can these unique pieces make their way into your store? That’s when DeVore’s wholesale store, Shavings, becomes part of your shopping list.
An Artist and His Medium
Turning professionally since 1996, DeVore goes to great lengths to give each piece a nice finish ready to be admired. His salad bowls, for instance, made of primary wood are hand rubbed with beeswax and mineral oil while his sculptural pieces are finished with a food-safe lacquer.
DeVore uses primary species of wood found in Northern California and creates his product out of pieces that would be burned or thrown away, as his own personal way of recycling natural resources.
Pieces for The Home
Handmade in Lincoln, California, DeVore creates sculptural art pieces as well as a line of what he calls functional kitchen an household accessories.
From platters to salt shakers, each piece offers DeVore’s signature unique flare. Customers will love the beautiful bowls with contrasting enamel rims and one-of-a-kind tea light holders.
Surprise customers with not only beautiful dinnerware, but also high end art pieces they can display in their home by a recognized artist who loves to let his creativity blend with nature.
“I never cease to be amazed by what mother nature provides when I open a lump of burl wood and the beauty just leaps out at me,” he said. “I always say she gives me the art and as a craftsman, I just work around the edges.”
All of DeVore’s pieces are unique, creative and a customer favorite. Get Shavings sculptural art and handmade homewares for your store.