Handmade Roundup, May 12-18, 2014

Time for this week’s Handmade Roundup! Here are some of the great shops I’ve found over the last week.

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Inspirae Studio makes beautiful miniature handmade books and journals. She uses lots of earthy natural materials, like wood, leather and clay, to make books with a wonderful old-timey rustic look. These journals look like they should be on the desk of an old grizzled wizard, filled with magic spells; or in the backpack of an adveturous traveler, filled with ancient maps of the lands she hopes to explore. I love the beautiful colors and textures of these little books.

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Pasiphilo is a shop with lots of cool tabletop gaming related items. My favorites are the cardstock gaming figurines; there are archers, lizardmen, orcs, skeletons, and more. All of the figures are original characters that are imaginatively designed and beautifully drawn. I think these colorful paper figures would be a great alternative to the usual resin figurines! He also has a variety of dice bags to carry your gaming dice. Neat shop!

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I adore the art style of Mandy Budan, the owner of BudanArt! She creates lovely, detailed landscapes and nature scenes, but instead of being painted the usual way, her scenes are made with many tiny, intertwined colored shapes. The effect is like a painted mosaic, or a stained glass window. The artwork almost has a double effect; from a distance, the colors blend and look like shading, shadows, and highlights. Move up closer, and you can see the detail in the hundreds of meticulously painted curving shapes. The experience of viewing the art is different depending on your distance and perspective. I love it!

Favorite item of the week: this beautiful father’s day card from CardamomsArt. I love the rustic texture and the gorgeous rich browns.

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Tune in next week for another Handmade Roundup! πŸ™‚

Check out last week’s Roundup.

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My shop: PeachPod

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3 responses to “Handmade Roundup, May 12-18, 2014

  1. Thanks for including me in your roundup! Great post!

  2. Great post πŸ™‚ I just did a roundup also on my blog.

  3. Pingback: Handmade Roundup: May 26 – Jun 1 2014 | PeachPod Chronicles

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