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We spotlight a local handcrafter who plies her wares on Etsy.com.

  • PioneerHouse Letterpress and Design/Julie Belcher Published 12/11/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments

    PioneerHouse (also a storefront art gallery on Gay Street) is the latest hand-printing letterpress endeavor from Julie Belcher, who has been a devotee for more than 15 years.

  • Gail DeLuca/White Fox Beads Published 10/16/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments

    “I continue to be inspired by the beads themselves, often getting pleasantly distracted when doing routine things like inventory or checking in new stock.”

  • Jujubeeartworks/Lara Duren Published 9/11/2013 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments

    A big-city education has affected Lara Duren’s artistic outlook, but not her enthusiasm for this area.

  • Anika Toro: Photography, 3D Mixed Media, Unique Keepsakes Published 8/7/2013 at 10:55 a.m. 0 comments

    You have to love an Etsy artist whose favorite materials include both film and glue—Anika Toro uses all sorts of bits and pieces to enhance photos that include shots of nooks and crannies in Knoxville.

  • Jessica Weiss Jewelry Published 6/12/2013 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments

    A professional metalsmith, Jessica Weiss creates custom-made jewelry such as this wraparound ring with its turquoise, emerald, peridot, and chrysophrase. Though she ditched her marine biology studies for fine arts study after “three hard years” of classes, all Weiss’ jewelry ...

  • Dayberry Creations—Beverly Pridemore Published 5/8/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville is lucky to have many Etsy proprietors who studied at the University of Tennessee, and Beverly Pridemore is among their number, though she says she’s also been drawing and painting most of her life.

  • Smoky Mist Gardens—Cheryl Morgan Published 4/10/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments

    The occasional handcrafted wool item or jams, jellies, or jars of chow chow made from the last of summer’s green tomatoes do make it onto Cheryl Morgan’s Etsy site, but most of what she proffers is the product of a ...

  • Guerillagranny—Sherry Ward Published 3/13/2013 at 2:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Though she calls herself Guerrillagranny, Sherry Ward of Maryville is never far from the influences that held sway when she was a child.

  • The Twisted Pine—Amy Strange Published 2/13/2013 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments

    Amy Strange has lived in Knoxville less than a year, and the home-schooling mom hopes (“Lord willing”) it will be her family’s longtime residence after 10 moves in 13 years. However long she’s here, she’ll sell quirky photo-note cards and ...

  • New Eve Jewelry—Megan Craig Published 1/9/2013 at 12:30 p.m. 0 comments

    Megan Craig has been making jewelry for eight years, and says her latest venture, an Etsy shop begun in November, came out of a desire to repurpose vintage bits into beautiful, modern jewelry.

  • Sassy Glass Studio Published 12/5/2012 at 9:21 a.m. 0 comments

    Along with hand-crafting fused glass art at her brightly-colored, aptly named Sassy Glass Studio in Knoxville, Lisa Mueller now teaches glass-fusing classes throughout the year and somehow finds time to be a partner with her husband in ALM Photo.

  • Cindy Day Studio Published 10/31/2012 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments

    She’s done lots of graphic design and work with local ad agencies, but Cindy Day’s “fascination with the detail of things” is most evident in her watercolors and pen and ink drawings, many available as prints or notecards.

  • Lahla Deakins/Burning Fork Studio Published 10/3/2012 at 11:36 a.m. 0 comments

    We’re here to tell you that the journalism degree is not the typical path to artisan success, but Lahla Deakins is proof positive that it can work.

  • Flea Puckett Published 9/5/2012 at 9:31 a.m. 2 comments

    Even Flea Puckett thinks it’s funny that her Etsy shop sells dog and cat quilts—but she’s had the name since childhood relatives couldn’t quite master “Felicia.”

  • Konane Wildcrafted Designs Published 8/8/2012 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments

    A glimpse of a local handcrafter who plies her wares on Etsy: Konane Wildcrafted Designs.

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