Handmade for the holidays
by Deirdre Long
dlong@annistonstar.com
Nov 25, 2012 | 482 views |  0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While Walmart and Target may have you covered for that flat-screen TV or tablet computer, a handcrafted gift by a local artisan ensures you are giving something that’s extra special. Whether it’s art, jewelry, clothes or home decor, here’s a sample of some of the handmade items artisans in our community have to offer.

1. Nature photography by Pam Smith, Jacksonville

Available in size 5x7 to 16x20, from $4-$50

www.naturereflectionsphotography.com, psmithnaturephotos@gmail.com

2. Jewelry by Heidi B. Woehler, Oxford

Mother of pearl with biva pearls and abalone pendant, $35

256-835-9641, heidibw@bellsouth.net

3. Seasonal wreaths by Diane Adams, Anniston

Holiday and football wreaths, $40 256-238-8187

4. Pottery by Chyrose Arts (Lynn C. Phillips), Oxford

New Guinea tribal dance mask, $65

chyrosearts.com, chyrosearts@yahoo.com

5. Children’s clothes by Purple Fig Designs (Donna Branaugh and Wilson O’Dell), Jacksonville

Child’s apron, $20; heirloom dress, $85 (custom orders available)

www.facebook.com/purplefigdesigns

6. Nail polish by Model City Polish (Nina Kasper), Anniston

O Christmas Tree (blend of shredded matte green glitter with various sizes and colors of holographic glitter, silver bar glitter and gold stars), $8

Available at Gold Post Pawn (intersection of Alabama 21 and Anniston Beach Road) and at www.etsy.com/shop/ModelCityPolish

7. Handcrafted party supplies by PaperPartyGirl (Candricka Sutton), Ohatchee

Moustache straws, set of 20, $7

www.etsy.com/shop/PaperPartyGirls

8. Vintage home decor by AnnaGrayce (Kimberly Snider), Anniston

Water faucet handle art, $25; vintage block photo holders, $4-7

Available at Golden Springs Pharmacy and at www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaGrayce

9. Crocheted hats by Annelle Lee, Anniston

Elephant or tiger hat, $25

Available at the Rabbit Hutch in Anniston and at www.etsy.com/shop/AnnelleLee
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