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CLEVELAND, Ohio Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly. buy canada goose jacket This year, I have a gift guide full of beautiful things made by artists and craftspeople right here in the Cleveland area.

I talk a lot about shopping local and being unique. Last year’s Gift Guide looked at 101 great things to buy at local boutiques. I’m taking it a step closer this goose outlet canada year to look at some of the amazing things created right here in Northeast Ohio.

If buy canada goose jacket cheap canada goose outlet uk sale you’ve ever been to the Cleveland Flea (Dec. 11 13), the Last Minute Market canada goose coats on sale (Dec. 19), the Cleveland Bazaar (Dec. 12 13) the ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale (Dec. 5 6), the Hudson Flea and many of the other pop up markets around town, canada goose outlet online uk you may have seen some of these talented makers. And if you haven’t had the chance cheap Canada Goose to attend, here is a sampling of what canada goose black friday sale you’ve been missing.

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They sew, paint, photograph, hammer, cast, crochet, canada goose outlet store solder canada goose jacket outlet and saw. They bring creativity to life in the most unique ways. They bring us conversation starters and items with a great story. They bring us those things that will get you stopped and asked, “Where did you get that?”

There is nothing better than giving gifts while supporting our local artists. The following information is a look at many local makers, what they make and where you can find them.

SToNZ Jewelry, by Cleveland born and bred metalsmith Susan W. Saltzman, combines new and vintage sterling silver chains with authentic Lake Erie seaglass and natural beach stones, vintage canada goose outlet uk keys, tokens, thimbles, padlocks, charms, and hand stamped personalized messages. Susan studied illustration and graphic design, and worked as an artist at American Greetings cheap canada goose for many years. She took metalsmithing classes from the time she was a teenager, canada goose outlet reviews and has always been inspired by her favorite Lake Erie beaches. People all over the world wear her eclectic jewelry. SToNZ charm necklaces and seaglass and beach stone bracelets are particularly popular. Many pieces are one of a kind, and she adds new designs to her collection regularly.

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red i jewelry Susan Scaparotti

Susan has been designing and creating her red i jewelry since 2004. Her jewelry is ever changing, always unique, and coveted by many. Perhaps best known for her lariat necklaces, (Knuth has sold more than 1,000 of them!) most of her energy is put into making one of a kind canada goose uk black friday pieces such as sterling silver wrap bracelets, charm necklaces and colorful gemstone earrings.

Stores: Evie Lou, Knuth, Find Me, Mitchell Sotka, Inner Bliss Yoga, Finestra Gallery.

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Valerie Tyler began hand crafting jewelry in 2007, and has managed the Valerie Tyler Collection full time since 2012. Her jewelry includes anything from minimalist charm necklaces to bold statement pieces with bohemian and geometric themes as well as personalized gifts and accessories to show off your Cleveland pride. All are made with special attention to detail through texture and form. Coming soon is a steel decor line canada goose outlet in usa that is a collaboration with her husband.

Find the Valerie Tyler Collection locally at Heights Arts, Elements Gallery, and during the holidays Loganberry Books. There is a small selection of CLE merchandise available at Native Cleveland too.

Prices range from affordable $20 gifts to $400 luxury items.

She is a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art and this is her 25th year in business. She makes mostly one of a kind jewelry that uses an unusual variety of found objects. The canada goose outlet parka jewelry is both nostalgic and industrial, reflecting the romance of cheap canada goose the rust belt.

Places available: Nationwide, but locally available at Valley Art Center, ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale, Dec. 5 6, website.