1. CIGAR BOX GUITAR How cool is this handmade cigar box guitar?! Each one of these little marvels is handmade deep in the Ozark hills. They are a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for the musician in your life. facebook.com/circlercigarboxguitars.
2. BEARD COMB I have quite a few beardos in my life, and I love that McClaren Woodshop makes these sweet beard combs from salvaged skateboards! These combs make the perfect gift for your favorite beard owner. mcclarenwoodshop.com.
3. WOOD MOSAIC The wood mosaics that Jake Lewis creates are intricate, bold and seem to be popping up all over the state. This one is my favorite, a Deathly Hallows emblem from “Harry Potter.” woodworxworkshop. com.
4. THE POUR OVER James Handmade Goods has just released their first product, a gorgeous pour over set up. Their coffee pour overs are crafted using reclaimed brass parts and local hardwood. The lab-style brass arm and ring adjust to accommodate a wide variety of pour over cones. The bases are finished with a simple food safe coating. jameshandmadegoods.storenvy.com.
5. RECLAIMED WOOD COFFEE TABLE I’ve had my eye on this beautiful slab of elm since Jesse Weegens salvaged it from a tree that was downed during a storm two years ago. I love the way that the steel base plays off of the elm tabletop, can you imagine having such a gorgeous coffee table? theamericanestates.com.
6. WOODEN PEG DOLLS This set of hand painted wooden peg dolls is a big favorite of mine and my kids! These are super detailed, and fantastic for a little pop of fun on a shelf, or as the official residents of your purse. @woodenlegnamedsmith.
7. STEEL CREEK PAINTING This paper painting of Steel Creek is striking. Monica Jordan is an art teacher by day, but by night she creates epic collages from ripped bits of paper. From animals, to portraits, to a series of pieces based on beloved locations on the Buffalo River, Monica creates incredible artwork that anyone can enjoy. This piece is on alder with a walnut frame. @ms.art.teacher.lady.
MEET THE CURATOR
In 2011, Olivia Trimble began Sleet City Writing with a passion to revive traditional sign painting in Northwest Arkansas. She’s a second generation sign painter, and has had the privilege of working with some incredible clients over the past five years such as Onyx Coffee Labs, Thrive, Ozark Beer Co., Shindig Paperie and Made By Few. She helps orchestrate events including Oktoberfest On Dickson and The Cattywampus Co-op, which is a fantastic new indie craft show. Her biggest project to date is raising her two fiercely smart and independent daughters, Calliope and Eleanor.