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Featured Artist Alixandra of The Alchemists Vessel


Crayons, play-doh, painting, knitting, anything to keep her hands moving; this is how Alixandra describes herself from the very beginning. Born and raised in sunny San Francisco,California; Alixandra spent her childhood surrounded by the wonderful art of the area whether is was going to the Japanese Tea Garden or the California Academy of Sciences or […]

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This story is dedicated to all Artist’s working with their hands


Grandpa, some ninety plus years young, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, he just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him […]

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The Handmade Artists’ Shop is Celebrating its Grand Re-Opening

Grand Re-Opening

We are very happy to announce that we took the old shop and threw it out. It was just not bright and shiny enough LOL. The new HAFshop is fast and simple to use. That was our goal and we definitely achieved it. The vendor interface is simple and clean, shop set up is a […]

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A Book Review of Chained By Rebeca Mojica


Well our long time friend and member of the forum Rebeca Mojica,  from Blue Buddha Boutique,  is now a published author of what I found to be a  great book about chainmaille. We were lucky enough to get an advanced copy of  “Chained” so that we can give it a once over and make sure […]

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Handmade Artists Forum Etsy Street Team Sale!!


We have exciting news!! Selected members of our Handmade Artists Forum Etsy Street Team are coming together to have a sale!  Some will be offering Free Shipping, others will be taking a percentage off their items and all will be showing you their fabulous handmade designs just in time for spring!!  The sale starts Monday, March […]

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Featured Artist – PamStudio


Ever since I was a young girl I’ve always loved to draw and create things. While attending Maryland Institute, College of Art I discovered my love for metals. I graduated in 1983 and for the last 26 years (could it really be that long?) my journey has been varied. I’ve spent about 15 of these […]

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Featured Artist – Gina’s Jewels

One of the fun things about doing these features, is that I get to find so many wonderful creations by some fantastic artisans.  Jewelry, it’s amazing how many different designs you can find, there are of course similarities but everyone has their own unique way of designing a piece of jewelry.   One such artisan is […]

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Featured Artist Sheran M. Simo


I come from a long line of artistic personalities, most notably my father who was the Celtic Craftsman (silversmith, leatherworker, metallurgist, and woodworker) prior to his death.  In high school and early college, I had learned the arts of silversmith, leatherwork and lapidary and created and sold macramé jewelry.  Years and three children later, I’m […]

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