Lets be honest, holiday gift giving can be so overwhelming with the expectations of giving and receiving. But there is nothing better than giving and receiving a thoughtful gift during the holidays. It is true what they say “It is the thought that counts!” We have curated a list of 4 unique, artisan-crafted pieces to surprise your loved ones.
Fiddler on the Roof Ornament
Artist: Brooke Patterson
The artist, Brooke, hunts for the right materials and methods to create the perfect color and texture inside these beautiful dioramas. Each ornament is made out of real eggs and then enclosed behind custom-cut glass. There is a beautiful tradition in unwrapping ornaments each year and reflecting on their origin.
Artist: Ava Austin
Ava’s story is brave. Chemist turned painter and now jewelry designer. Ava Austin has developed her own enameling technique she’s trademarked as “Fa Paint”. Each cuff is individually handcrafted in Sonoma County, California.
They are comfortable to wear and add a great pop of color to any outfit!
Artist: Holden McCurry Ed Byers
Each prayer tower has a tiny paper tucked inside that allows either the giver or receiver to write a note of inspiration, an aspiration, a prayer, a wish or simple but strong token of love. This gift has the built in ability to give it special meaning.
Artist: Sue Burkhart Chisholm
No two wiseman are exactly alike. Each piece has its own personality by the way the head tilts and the way the clay is draped, or the patterns made by the “treasured texture tools handed down from our family”. Cut from handmade templates the pieces are individually textured and shaped. Each piece carries with it an imprint of found objects dating back to the 1800’s. It’s a simple elegant design influenced by the past.