Friday, 31 December 2010

Letter & Number Lollipops by Vintage Confections

A-Z or 1, 2, 3! Fantastic lollipops for your event, party, wedding or just because. Letter lollipops come in quantities of 12 and are packaged in cello. You can choose your color and flavor. All letters can be made into lollys and numbers 0-12, 25 and 50 can also come to life in a sweet treat. Terrific for kids birthday parties, wedding favors…or anything else you can think of!

***As another year draws to an end (where did that go!) I'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who visited, commented, tweeted, blogged and sponsored I Love Handmade in 2010. Thank you for your support! Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year! Happy 2011!***

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Post-It Wall by Miss Kels

OK, this is not exactly a handmade product for you to buy, but I had to show it to you anyway…a beautiful post-it wall created by Miss Kels over on Flickr ("This is the post-it mural we had in our room last semester, we need to create a new one now"). Simple but very fantastic. I'm loving the colours. Who'd have thought that post-it notes could look so good? Nice work! 

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Have You Ever Seen A Mermaid Brooch by Adatine

An original and unusual accent to decorate your clothes, scarves and bags, and also make others more cheerful! Made from 100% lithuanian linen with polyester stuffing. Hand embroidered body. Approx  7 cm /2.8 inch.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Twin Baby A/B by Snug Attack

Tired of people asking if your babies are twins? Make it loud and clear with these playful typographic designs. Have your twins stand out in these fun and creative t-shirts. Made in Los Angeles, California. Hand printed on American Apparel 100% fine ring-spun combed cotton. Fantastic!
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Monday, 27 December 2010

Silver Paper Crystal and Driftwood Mobile by ThingsTogether

This mobile is made from driftwood found on the shores of Lake Superior, and geometric shapes made with papier mâché and glitter. Its components are connected with jewelry chain. Measures approximately 14 inches across at its widest point, by approximately 20 inches long from the top piece of driftwood to the bottom of the lowest geometric shape.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Crimson Earth by Paul Bailey

A stunning watercolour painted on partially gesso primed acid-free watercolour paper using the finest quality Winsor and Newton artist paints – and lots of it too! Paul couldn't think of a more apt name for this one! I love the vibrant colours, and can vouch that it's even better in the flesh, as I bought it for my wife as a christmas pressie, and it's now hanging up at home!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas from I Love Handmade.
I hope you all have a fantastic day, full of festive fun!


Friday, 24 December 2010

Joaquin by Alberto's Family

A handmade plush in a numbered edition. 38cm tall with a button eye. Comes in a handmade paperbag and can be handwashed. Due to the nature of handmade, each Joaquin is unique.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Octowreath by Hine Mizushima

Created for the Luv-able + Hug-able (+ Wearable!) show, December 9, 2010 - January 14, 2011 @ gallery hanahou in NYC, the Octowreath is fantastic, festive and absolutely beautiful. You can see more of Hine's amazing work over on Flickr.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Dopamine Chemical Structure Necklace by Polly Lynn Silver Jewelry Designs

Dopamine is a natural stimulant that produces ecstasy, focused attention, motivation, and goal oriented behavior. It’s associated with arousal and, at very high levels, anxiety and fear. Dopamine is the driving force behind the excitement and anticipation that are a part of love. This dopamine necklace is a great way to express love to that special someone! This chemical structure pendant is fabricated in Polly's studio in Portland, Oregon and affixed to a 16 inch chain (adjustable to 17 inches). The name of each chemical is stamped into a tiny tag that hangs down the back of the necklace, and all findings are securely soldered. Each piece is then finished with a hand-rubbed, oxidized patina and arrives gift boxed on a handcrafted display card containing information about the chemical structure.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Star Wars Original Trilogy Posters by Olly Moss

Covet. Covet. Covet. I've never featured three items in one go before, but that was before I saw Olly Moss' fantastic take on the original Star Wars Trilogy. Three officially licensed 24"x36" screen printed posters, beautifully redesigned. Hand numbered. Edition of 400. These were available through Mondo Tees on Monday 20th December and, not surprisingly, sold out instantly. A small number of signed and numbered artist-proofs (numbers 1-50) will be available direct from Olly tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd December) at 5pm GMT. If  Santa is listening and has $500 spare… ;D

Monday, 20 December 2010

Bird On A Wire Bangle Bracelet by BuyMyCrap

A beautiful chunky bangle bracelet by (the charmingly named) BuyMyCrap :) BuyMyCrap have created a durable transparent resin with an invigorating vibrant green hue. Silhouetted birds rest on telephone wires to create a sweet bangle that is fun, fresh and funky. Internal diameter 2 1/2". Height: 1 5/16". No artificial "shine" is used on any of BuyMyCrap's pieces (such as varnish, top coat, clear glaze, floor polish etc), the luster you see is created using good old fashioned elbow grease and finely gritted sand paper! This bangle is made to order.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Mountains Wait by Liesl Pfeffer

Part of an ongoing body of work called 'Souvenir', this collage is made from small pieces of other pictures. It's an imagined landscape, carefully put together by hand over the course of many days. The Mountains Wait is reproduced on lustre photographic paper, measuring 30 x 30 cm (or approx 12 x 12 inches). Each print is signed by Liesl.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Handwoven Unisex Scarf by Peshte

Handwoven at a traditional wooden loom, this beautiful scarf is made from the finest organic yarn. Due to mechanization, traditionally made peshtemal are getting harder and harder to find. Lots of other beautiful colours and designs are also available.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Electric Mavis by Gregory Bonasera

Made from recycled pre loved tea cups and saucers Electric Mavis is a cheeky take on discarded domestic crockery. With minimal modification, these fine porcelain objects are transformed from clutter and potential landfill into chic contemporary light fittings using one low voltage halogen bulb. Beautiful!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Apples by Jamie Littler

My wife bought a copy of this beautiful print this week, and I couldn't resist featuring it. This is a beautiful high quality artwork print of a raccoon holding an apple and looking at a distant city. 8.3 x 11.7 inches / 21 x 29.7cm in size and with a white border. Signed and dated on the front. Printed on good matte cartridge paper/card. Perfect for framing, or as a gift to friends, family or yourself! A raccoon and a night-time cityscape...perfect for all ages!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Pixel Camelia Brooch by Francesca Vendramin

Italian ceramicist Francesca Vendramin's Pret-à-Fleurir collection, looks at traditional representations of flowers through a contemporary lens. Hand-polished, hand-decorated and waterjet cut from a bone china dinner plate, these fantastic brooches add a superb modern twist to traditional accessories. Materials: bone china dinner plate, silver brooch. Dimensions: 7 x 4.5cm.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Tassle Flapper Hat by Dolly Knits

This is a great chunky knit hat for keeping your ears warm, with earflaps and long tassles. The hat would be great for a guy or a girl. Made from a 50% merino wool and 50% micro-fibre blended yarn. Freshly knitted to order and available in a variety of beautiful colours.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Owls by Matt Pugh Design

These fantastic little owl sculptures will add a touch of fun to any interior! 10cm x 5cm x 5cm. Available in Oak or Walnut with a variety of colours on top of the head. Also available in Oak with a stained top.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Wooden Flower Rings by Gossimar Wings

These fantastic little handmade wooden flower rings will bring a touch of summer to these dark winter days! Lots of beautiful blooms to choose from. Each little ring is set on an adjustable antique brass ring base and is gilded with gold leaf.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Mantis Attacks by Chris Samnee Art

11" x 17" print of 'Mantis Attacks'. Printed in black ink on 100 pound paper. Chris is a comic book artist who has drawn for Marvel, DC Comics, Vertigo and Oni Press. Absolutely stunning!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Sly Red Fox Hand Painted Locket by kharaledonne

Not only is he sneaky looking, he's also hiding inside an antique brass & copper locket. Sleek and stylish. Painted in black, white and fire red oil on a cream oil enamel backdrop. The oil paint makes for a rich, vibrant and water-resistant finish. Painted to have a little sass in his step! The locket is antique, with the diameter of just less than a penny, and may be worn open or closed. Chain measures approximately 20", is raw brass and will darken to a deep patina over time. Linked with a lobster clasp.

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Above by Erin Tyner

Above, an original signed fine art photograph by Erin Tyner. In her 'Half Awake' series, Erin constructs scenes by combining household items, natural objects, and train figures under one inch in height. By pairing figures and context she creates characters that are engaged with an unfolding narrative. Size: 6”x6” on 8”x10” photo paper. Printed by a professional lab on matte finish archival paper. Photo is dated and signed by the artist.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Vintage Clock Ring by Ruby Spirit Designs

Just one design from Ruby Spirit's new range – this is a gorgeous ring featuring a clock face taken from a photograph of a Victorian timepiece. The image has been printed with archival pigment ink and sealed for longevity, then encased behind a glass cabochon. The glass has the lovely effect of magnifying the image. The ring is adjustable for size and is made from brass with an antique finish.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Bather by Harmony VanLue Tanguay

This is a self portrait by Harmony VanLue Tanguay that has been left unfinished. I think this oil painting fragment is absolutely stunning, and looks beautiful as it is. Painted in oils on linen mounted to a wood panel. It measures 11 3/4" x 15 3/4". Varnished, signed and dated by the artist.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Lola Stiletto Succulent Planter by giddyspinster

This is a size six repurposed stiletto heel. This shoe has a steel rod encased in lucite for the heel. The top of the shoe has been removed, and it's been sanded, had holes drilled for drainage, and then planted with an ethereal snow white/ silvery/ lavender, faintly pink succulent in the shape of a strange white rose. The genus is called "echeveria Lola". The succulent plant will need very bright light and just a little water from time to time. In return, with it's tiny thorns at the tip of each "petal", it'll repay you with a stark reminder of how hard it is to...well, to be a woman.
**As a special thank you, Rachel @ giddyspinster is offering all followers of I Love Handmade 10% off anything in her store. Just enter coupon code 'giddyloveshandmade' to get your discount at checkout! Thank you Rachel!**

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Forever Flower Garland by Emma Lamb

Forever flower garlands are crocheted using 100% cotton yarns. Each garland has sixteen decorations, including varying flower shapes and small discs strung along a cream crocheted cord, approx 180cm (70 inches) long. Simply contact Emma with your choice of colours and your garland will be handmade to order. Every one is fantastic and unique!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Small Heart Earrings by Kate Hamilton-Hunter

From a studio in beautiful North Wales, UK, Kate Hamilton-Hunter and her team create jewellery from tea caddies, biscuit and toffee tins, cake tins, golden syrup and even Jack Daniels tins! Kate can even design a piece of jewellery from your own special tin. An heirloom vintage biscuit tin can become a lovely piece of jewellery with your own story. Eco-friendly and gorgeous, these beautiful little 10mm heart earrings are great for wearing anytime, anywhere!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dancing Otter by Nicola Slater

Fine art quality Giclée print from an original drawing and coloured in Photoshop. Printed on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper. Size 8x10". A fantastic, fun print, perfect for a child's nursery!

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Paper Hummingbird by Papernoodle

A beautiful bas relief paper sculpture from the incredibly talented Cheong-ah at Papernoodle. Part of a larger custom piece, this delicate little hummingbird looks set for take-off. Click the link below to visit Papernoodle's Etsy shop for lots more amazing work. Fantastic!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Happy Birthday by 13gramm

A beautiful and delicate high grade steel silhouette that attaches to a tea light to create fantastic shadows! Arrives flat (as part of a postcard) so it can be used as an unusual birthday card. Stunning!

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Poetry Tile by Iris Millward

Do you love poetry enough to liberate it from the bookshelf and bring it into your everyday life? Iris Millward creates beautiful and highly unique tiles, using clay as a medium to carry poetry. Featuring your own choice of text, each tile is completely unique and bespoke. Most of the tiles are inlaid (the pattern is carved into the clay while it is still wet) a technique that has been used since Roman times. Stunning!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Vintage Illustrative Garland by KristinaMarie

A beautiful garland, repurposed from black and white periodical illustrations from the late 1800's. Materials: Recycled periodicals, cotton thread. Length: 10 feet. Circle sizes: 1.5", 1" and 5/8" in diameter. There are loads of other styles and colours also available in KristinaMarie's shop, click through to see more!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sea Defence Table in Oak by Andy Murray Design

Sea Defence is a beautiful and functional collection of furniture bringing together the sculptural, strong and iconic nature of sea defences, creating elegant, usable functional pieces of furniture in a collection of coffee tables, wall mounted shelves and lights. The collection is made up from the simple shape inspired by Sea Defences, that line the coasts of Britain. The table is hand crafted in Scotland from carefully selected materials. Layerd birch ply with a hand polished finish and oak veneer. Constructed from 3 "rings" each one is 45cm high, 15cm wide and 1.1m long, making a 45cm wide table.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

USB Flash Drive by Cina

Designed as a way to express the intricacy and beautiful potential of 3D laser printing. The Cina 4GB USB Flash Drive has a unique, delicate, and  fragile look, but is made from a very hard-wearing nylon material. Beautiful.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Dueling Bears by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty

The sweet sound of harmony – a strummy duet of guitar-playing bears – is portrayed in this woodsy art print. Tra la la! Signed edition of a museum quality reproduction from the "Musical Chairs" series of paintings by Susie Ghahremani. Printed with archival inks on 320 gsm acid-free Hahnemuhle 100% cotton paper. Final print size including border is approx. 5 x 7".

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Racoon Brooch by Minifelts

This cute little raccoon brooch is completely hand sewn, made from high quality red brown felt, and 100% polyester stuffing. It has a brooch pin securely attached to the back. It measures approx. 6.5 x 4.5 cm. Perfect for brightening up a bag or coat, pinning to a jumper, or as a gift for someone special.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Union Personalised Heart by Sew You Handmade

So we all know those lovely, quirky, cool couples who've maybe lived together a while and have everything already…right? Well they are missing this…A 100% handmade Union Jack heart with their new married name machine embroidered on the front in lovely blue. Standard colours are 'muted' reds and blues but can request any colours you like…The Union Jack is made from a mixture of vintage, up-cycled and designer fabrics trimmed off with satin ribbons. It's decorated with Mother of Pearl and/or vintage buttons that match. Guaranteed to Top Trump other wedding presents!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Pi Cuff Bracelet by Karla Wheeler Design

This cuff bracelet has the first 480 numbers of Pi photo etched onto copper. Blackened with liver of sulphur, sanded for contrast and protected with Renaissance Wax. This will bring out the geek in anyone! Total length of copper is 6 inches, measured from widest points is 2.5 inches (standard cuff size). Metal was left with some give so it is easy to get on and off, but work hardened so it will retain its shape.

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Monday, 22 November 2010

The Lady and The Wolf by strawberryluna

A hand screenprinted art print showing that Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up, but in no less danger. Here's Allison at strawberryluna, "I've been fascinated and in love with folk and fairy tales my entire life. These days, many people know them best as tales for children, however many of our most loved fairy tales have much more brutal original tellings than you might imagine something fit for little kids. I read folk and fairy tales obsessively, the darker the roots of the tale, the more I love it. It's super interesting how the same stories appear in similar versions and places for both children and (especially originally) for adults as well. This is the first print in an on-going series of my interpretations of the folk and fairy tales I grew up reading, but for grown ups working with themes of sex, death and the supernatural."

The Lady & The Wolf is a two colour, all hand screen printed art print with scarlet blood red and semi-transparent midnight black hand mixed and non-toxic water based inks. Edition of 75. Size: 16 x22 inches. Beautiful!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Kooky Bat Brooch by Tailor-made

This handmade kooky bat brooch has been created using natural calico and reycled materials. Stitched together using raw edge appliqué techniques and filled with wadding. Looks great attached to fabric shopping bags and equally gorgeous on clothing (especially denim!) 8.5 cm width (3.2 ") x 6.5 cm (2.2 ") length. This item is completely unique due to the recycled fabric and buttons used. Fantastic!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Caravan of Love Lampshade by House of Chintz

Inspired by a light hearted look at the suburban landscape of Middle-England. This design is a combination of photographic imagery with scans of floral fabric from the 70’s and 80's. Printed with fade resistant inks on a high quality tear-proof paper which allows light to filter through beautifully. Finished with a protective polymer lacquer to deter dust and allow gentle sponge cleaning and topped of with a velvet trim. 30cm in diameter. 

Friday, 19 November 2010

Kai, Limited Edition Print by Windy Lane Studio

A fantastic self portrait by the incredibly talented Kai Samuels-Davis, available as a limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artist. 8.5" x 11". Printed on heavyweight matte photo paper with archival inks.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Mint Green Bird Nest Hanging Clock by Joom

More tweeties today! Dress up your walls in style with this happy bird nest wall clock. A perfect addition to brighten your home! Size approximately : 8"H x 9.5"W. 1/16" thick laser cut acrylic. Available in 4 colors: White, Red, Orange and Mint Green.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Daisy Bird Cushion in Teal by Roddy & Ginger

Beautiful scandinavian inspired bird with a daisy pattern reverse hand screen printed onto crisp white linen. Handmade in Roddy & Ginger's London studio with a neat zip closure. Colours are teal and turquoise with a zingy lemony lime reverse. Size 40x40cm.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Glass Bottles by Chris Comins

Incredibly beautiful glass bottles from Chris Comins. Chris is a glassmaker who lives in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. He makes a selection of stunning blown glass including perfume bottles and vases and has also recently begun to work with enamel on copper to produce jewellery. Each of his bottles is unique. Fantastic!