There are so many talented artists and crafters in Cordova, there’s plenty of opportunity to find a gift that is local and handmade, but more importantly; uniquely personal. Here is a selection of items from five local artists with handmade gifts available for the holiday season.
Casey Landaluce: Natural Fiber drawstring and zippered bags
With a variety of patterns, colors and sizes, these bags can serve many purposes. Great for storing art supplies, materials for journaling, make-up, jewelry or just daily keepsakes. Whether you choose the drawstring or zippered bags each one has hand embroidered details and made from natural fibers, such as linen and cotton. Check out her recent holiday collection made with homemade stamps.
Where to buy: The Net Loft
Price Range: $18-$32.95
Kacey Brown: Hand crocheted hats
Give someone a warm and cozy hand crocheted hat for winter. Choose from a selection of colors of hand dyed yarns, some are a wool and silk mixture, others are 100 percent wool. Styles are unisex and one size fits all.
Where to buy: The Net Loft
Price Range: $35-$50
Melina Meyer: Earrings made from wire and mixed materials
Wire, bone, abalone and buttons are some of the mixed materials used in these one-of-a-kind earrings. The designs and their pop of color makes it easy to find a style for the person you’re shopping for. Different designs are featured at both the Net Loft and Ilanka Cultural Center so be sure to check out both locations.
Where to buy: Ilanka Cultural Center and The Net Loft
Check out: instagram.com/AKmelina
Price Range: $40-$60
Shelby Stoltz-Avis: Handcrafted metal jewelry
Her signature earrings are Coyote teeth which hang on a silver or gold fill ring. There’s also other designs and materials used in her bracelets, rings and necklaces such as copper, turquoise and other semi-precious stones in many colors and styles.
Where to buy: metalinthemountainsjewelry.com
Check out: instagram.com/metal_in_the_mtns
Price Range: $50-$200
Kayley Babic Delozier: Seal skin accessories
Beautiful seal fur accents on backpacks, purses and clothing. She finds new, repurposed from vintage and real leather items. Each item features beadwork, which gives her seal skin accessories both a touch of traditional but in contemporary styles and shapes.
Where to buy: instagram.com/delozier_dezigns
Price Range: $135-$300
15 gifts for $15 or less
Compiled by Zachary Snowdon Smith
A well-chosen, moderately priced gift can help keep shopping bills down as the holiday season approaches. These 15 locally available items, priced at $15 or less, can provide a starting point for your gift shopping.