Check out some really fabulous shops I found scouting out Cleveland, Ohio. This midwest city has a vibrant craft community and you can find out more about activities in and around Cleveland as well as the artists that call it home at the Cleveland Handmade group website.
Jenny Karlsson has a great shop full of one of a kind bags and accessories. From the wintery photography, to the carefully selected fabrics, I dare you not to purchase something from her.
Bio: I’m a Swedish lass who loves to create things.
I like to laugh and to feel and to find wisdom. I love trees and plants and birds and nature in general.
I have always been making things, and now a days it’s more of a necessity in life for me.
I easily get stuck in shops selling fabrics, yarns and beads. As well as vintage & second hand shops…
I like old things.
Jenny Karlsson Design makes handmade accessories with the aim for ‘feeling before fashion’ and individuality, uniqueness & quality is very important. I make each bag & item from scratch, I never use a pattern, except the ones I keep in my head. :) Each handbag is unique and marked with an embroidered number.
Bags range from $35 – $65, and if you see one you like you’d better grab it, because they’re all one of a kind.
It should go without saying that as an environmentally-minded individual (and avid shopper), I am always on the hunt for cool, eco-fabulous handmade goods. The things that always catch my eye and win my heart are the ones that start off as ordinary household items, but become objects of beauty once they pass through the imaginations of clever, talented people. One such piece is this upcycled necklace by Danish maker PalePink, which I stumbled upon during a recent browse through the many “green” shops on Etsy. At first glance, you would never guess that something so lovely could’ve started its life as a common rubber inner tube! Each one-of-a-kind necklace is carefully cut by hand from a single tube in PalePink’s Copenhagen studio. Each piece is as unique as its wearer.
quejimenez /kay’ he-men-ez/, noun, moniker for artist kiandrajimenez.
a boutique of artisan crafts, original art created by kiandra jimenez.
quejimenez started in 2005 after years of me creating art and other crafts for myself, family and friends. it has become my vehicle to sale all that i do from orginal artwork, handbags to quilt and fiber art.
everything i create is out of love and purpose. love of creating and the purpose of spreading love and goodwill.
my hands live to create…so i create.
i am a self-taught artist, who loves to play with all types of materials. i create from a place inside that thrives to find balance, peace of mind, love, and understanding of myself and all things around me. i love to tackle the emotional side of life in my art and hand-crafted bags and accessories.
although, i am new to selling on etsy, i have been creating art and various things for the past nine years. my art work and art bags have been shown and sold in local galleries and the riverside metropolitan museum.
although some may separate my art pieces from my artisan hand-bags, in my heart both are created as pieces of art; the process, the materials, and the media often intersect and overlap.
RARAMODO bags is a little studio designing bags for women valuing the originality and wanting to express it through the style of clothes. For women who are avoiding mass-produced objects.
All bags were created according to the original RARAMODO project. Every bag is being sewn here, in the RARAMODO studio, with special attention to the high quality of the workmanship and the detail.
You will find here the unique style and design. Bags are being sewn in limited series, designed in order to combine the attractive appearance and the functionality.