From Our Hands to Yours on Valentine’s Day

As Valentines Day quickly approaches we all scramble to find just the right gift to give. We sometimes agonize over it wondering if we should or should not give a gift or flowers or a card. I always try to find something that is special and I always buy local so with that in mind I have put together a few suggestion of some amazing local artisans. The nice thing is you can get all of this at the Pike Place Market along with some beautiful flowers.  This is just a small sample of some of the most amazing gifts you can find from over 250 local artisans at the Pike Place Market .  You can also find suggestion on the Pike Place Market Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/pikeplacemarket/  .  The Pike Place Market has everything you need so come shop local.

From Our Hands to Yours

 

 

by: Kristeena Sabando ~ Sabando Design

Pike Place Producers

American Craft Week

In honor of American Craft Month we are  posting  an amazing artisan each day on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PikePlaceProducers with a link to a website where you can purchase the most awesome handcrafted items ever.
Here is a recap of our first week.
Day one: Pingi Hats by Lynn Rosskamp = the most amazing hats and hoodies you will ever get your hands on. I own many of her super designs and they make great gifts especially with the cold weather coming up. They are so wonderful they are even in the Antarctic.

http://www.pingihats.com/pages/behind-the-fleece — with Pike Place Producers.
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 Red Delicious Bags by Emma Roscoe. Emma and I share a studio space and I can attest to the time and care she puts into every handcrafted tote, sling, clutch or computer sleeve. She’s also a snappy dresser, does a wicked good Michael Caine impression (being from the UK probably helps) and is the master of finding amazing happy hours in Seattle. All of these things (and many more) make her a perfect studio partner. Please enjoy taking a tour of her lovely bags at http://www.reddeliciousbags.com/
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Heavens to Betsie : Rosetta Greek is the fine purveyor of the most eclectic pot holders and accessories I have ever seen. Not only are they fun but very useful. I love this gal she has spunk and chutzpah – she is the most creative and talented woman I know – she sews like a wild woman during the day and is on the opera stag at night. You need to pick up some of her pot holders it will make your kitchen and your life better. Enough said here is where :http://www.etsy.com/shop/Heavens2betsie
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 Stickman Leather by Shawn Bettinger. Shawn embodies all that the word Artisan describes. His hand crafted leather bags are made with the finest #1 grade domestic leathers. His designs are timeless and that is a good thing because when you buy a bag from Stickman Leather you will most likely have it for the rest of your life. You can find him at the Pike Place Market everyday except Tuesday and Thursday and you can see his designs athttp://www.stickmanleather.com/. Every one needs a good leather bag and a new belt as well!
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Orna’s Pottery: Tableware, Freeform Art and Judaica . Orna’s pottery is so beautiful you may not want to eat off of it but you can. All of Orna’s ceramic work is individually hand-made. It is made of high-fired stoneware, glazed or applied with oxides. May I suggest if you are in the market for new table ware you check with Orna first. You will love her work! You can find her at the Pike Place Market 2 or 3 days a week and you can view her schedule and her work on her website:http://www.orna-pottery.com/
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Behold the gorgeous copper wire and semiprecious gemstone jewelry of Megan and Alan Carlisle, owners of Nature’s Twist at Pike Place Market. http://naturestwistonline.com/
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April Acevez Cameron is the lovely and talented designer and owner of Vida Loca. April makes the most beautiful handmade Venetian lamp work glass beads and put them together to make amazing jewelry. You can find her at Pike Place Market on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
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 Charan Sachar – Ceramics Teacher & Ceramics Instructor in Federal Way, WA the owner of Creative with clay .  If you want to add a little color to your life check out Charan’s Unique one of a kind handmade pottery inspired by Indian designs, fabrics, embroidery, colors and Bollywood .http://www.creativewithclay.com/home.php#.UHW9rLS-Tu0
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by Kristeena Sabando
Sabando Design