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Carry it all with a Handmade Bag from Aegis Handcraft

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Jessica Ledesma and Sean Murray are creative due behind San Francisco Bay Area-based, Aegis Handcraft. These handsome handmade bags feature domestically produced denim, copper rivets, gorgeous leather and a home-made wax blend using locally made beeswax.

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The Bold and Beautiful World of Voz Collective

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In my quest in bring you the best handmade collections on the planet, it seems like a crime that I haven’t featured  Voz Collective before. I mean, look at these baubles? Aren’t they fantastical? Southern California-based sisters Lauren and Jackie…

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Handmade fun from Clive Roddy

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These were too irrestable not to share. Satisfying my love for tiny houses and handmade rings, Clive Roddy delivers these fun little treasures, found in his Etsy shop.

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Amazing Handmade Necklaces from DDSLL Girls

JEWELRY

Alise Abele-Dekslinga and Kristine Zakalovska continue to blow my socks off with their colorful and brilliant collection known as DDSSL Girls. DDSSL stands for “DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE.” I’m pretty sure you’ll be doing all of that and more when you adorn yourself with one of these amazing creations.

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Handmade Profiles: Jimena Bolaños

HANDMADE PROFILES, JEWELRY

I’ve spent an hour or so going through Jimena Bolaños’ website and Etsy shop, enjoying her collection and marveling at her way of expressing herself. I’m also a sucker for work-in-progress pictures and Jimena has some fantastic shots showcasing herself in…

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Handmade Profiles: Sonya Monique

HANDMADE PROFILES, JEWELRY

I love it when a friend tells a friend about the LAB and then that same friend tells the LAB about their friend. You got that? My friend and LAB Partner Gee, the creative force behind Leilei Aloha and Aloha State of Love, passed a note to me about her talented compadre Sonya Monique.

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Get Inspired with Designspiration Everyday

CREATE/INSPIRE

We all need inspiration, but did you know that you also needed Designspiration? Oh, you will after you read this post! I’ve been a member of this site for a couple of months now, and I can tell you that it is my new go-to resource for modern and fresh design inspiration. Shelby White is the mastermind behind Designspiration, so I did a little sleuthing to find out more about his crazy-cool project.

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Monday Morning: Things Are Looking Up

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Good morning! I hope you’ve had a restful weekend. No matter how stressful things are, it’s always good to find something positive to focus on. As creative people, focusing on the positive can have a profound impact on our well-being and sense of purpose.

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