Here are few Valentine picks that got my eye around the handmade web. But be sure to also check the big selection of handpicked handmade jewelry at Heartful Village, including the collections of Love Jewelry and Heart Jewelry.
This lovely ceramic heart sculpture was handcrafted and signed by the artist, Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi. Using a combination of wheel throwing, coil, and slab techniques, Laurie transforms vintage designs into contemporary stoneware. Her work possesses a feminine, playful touch, with bits of nostalgia woven into each piece. $89 at Amazon. Click over the Shopping Portal and check out more of Laurie Eskenazi’s hearts and other works.
Your gift cannot get any more handmade than made with your own hands. And this do-it-yourself chocolate truffles kit makes DIY easy and tasty. You’re in for a treat with this easy-to-use kit that allows you to make 36 melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles at home. You just melt the organic dark chocolate morsels and add in any of the included coconut flakes, peppermint, vanilla, or Himalayan sea salt. Add cream to make your bon-bons milk chocolate, or coconut milk to keep them vegan. $34.95 at UncommonGoods. And to make this loving gift extra special, I suggest you serve your handmade truffles in the beautiful red heart bowl below.
This 4-1/2 by 6 inch red heart bowl by Jim Loewer is perfect for presenting your made ’em myself truffles. The hand blown glass churns with a passionate rush of color that circles around the outside. And Loewer uses an ancient technique called lampworking to form the rim into an open heart. After all those yummy truffles are gone, this bowl will remain as a treasured memento of your love. $98 at UncommonGoods.
This pretty Red Valentine Wreath is also available in both pink and white. And you have an enormous selection of ribbon choices. You can order it in small (12″ x 18″) or large (18″ x 24″). $29 at Ever Blooming Originals in Annapolis, Maryland.
Jewelry artist Rebecca Lankford calls this matte finish hand hammered 10kt gold heart ring a Tender Love Ring. It’s handmade in the USA of fine gauge wire fashioned into a delicate heart for daily wear. It’s available in whole sizes 5 to 9. I think it makes a perfect pinky ring. $165 at Sundance.
Post updated 1/29/17.