All posts tagged: handmade

3 Girls & A Kiln: Gift Guide Island Chic Ceramic

Meet The Girls! 3 Girls and a Kiln is composed of the three dynamic artists based here in the Cayman Islands.  Their signature style is ceramic artwork that is “Island Chic” with a great emphasis on capturing the essence of island vibes.  They primarily draw their inspiration from the natural beauty of our island— a place they call home.  Other inspirations come from their love to create fun designs, witty typography, and their artistic backgrounds.  Their collection is always evolving but staying true to island vibes.  This year they released a chic black and white lion fish themed collection.  The beauty of this collective talented trio is that they come different art backgrounds which compliments one another whist bringing innovation to their brand and sophisticated line of modern ceramic products. Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50 from the 3 Girls & a Kiln Collection   ’Tis the season to seek out handcrafted island chic gifts perfect for your friend, loved one or family member that is the artist, the hostess, the homemaker and/or the foodie.  …

Buzzing About: Bee Line Designs

  The holidays are quickly approaching and supporting local is a wonderful place to start when buying gifts for loved ones this holiday season.  An island favorite is the exquisite handcrafted designs made by Gale Tibbetts, founder of Bee Line Designs by 24k-Mon Jewelers & Art Gallery.  Gale is a Caymanian artist and from an early age she has had a desire and infatuation to have some form of art as a career. Always being her happiest when her hands are occupied and creating something artistic. Her collection is inspired by her love for the ocean and the island’s natural beauty.  Bee Line Designs is composed of handcrafted jewelry and unique crafts.  Gale has been creating handmade jewelry for the past 35 years.  Her signature style for Bee Line Designs, is her use of Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gem stones, pearls and a selection of metals.  Her collection is hand forged by Gale creating one-of-a-kind pieces.  Bee Line Designs has an array of products, including: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, anklets and key chains all of which are …

A Breath of Wild Air

The winds are changing, spring is gone and summer is here. For many, with a change in seasons, comes a change in fashion and accessories. Now is the time to breathe in “Wild Air.” Eco chic is a fashion trend on the rise. Who wouldn’t love owning jewelry that is not only a handcrafted work of art, made with love by artisans, but also incorporates sustainability and the raw beauty of nature? If that fits your lifestyle and fashion sense, and you would love to add more eco chic jewelry to your personal collection, then check out Wild Air & Co. Meet The Fabulous Designers Behind Wild Air & Co. Brooklyn and Casey, this creative duo, are the ladies behind handcrafted jewelry with a sustainable element.  Two friends sharing their love for design, fashion and the environment with the world. This creative duo, are bonafide artisans, creating handcrafted jewelry in the good old USA. Their collection of unique jewelry is a beautiful mix of vintage, glamour and southern charm. Each piece is created with an environmental sustainability …

Eco Art: Repurposing Cayman Logwood Into Exquisite Art Pieces

For everyone who loves local artwork which showcases the essence of Caymanian Heritage then you need to check out Cayman Logwood Products! As some of you may remember way back in the olden days Cayman Logwood was once a prime export for dye from the Cayman Islands.  Today, Cayman Logwood has evolved into a source for  producing exquisite art pieces.  The beautiful logwood is crafted by local artists into exclusive pieces of art, which are symbolic of the roots of Caymanian Heritage.  Owning a  Cayman Logwood art piece allows you to hold onto a piece of Cayman’s History which  transcends into the modern art world.  It will make an exceptional conversational piece in your home decor. Cayman Logwood products are not only aesthetically captivating, they are also eco friendly.  Only fallen Logwood trees are harvested, and repurposed into the handcrafted artwork.  Thus, there is a renewable local wood supply available for the manufacturing of Cayman Logwood products. If you love art and the environment then please support Cayman Logwood Products. Each piece is as collectible …

Eco Fashion: Para De Sol Cayman Islands

It is always lovely to hear about eco friendly products here in the Cayman Islands.  Back in April I had the pleasure of meeting Helene Anziska, the creative mind, along with her international design team, behind these lovely parasols.  Para De Sol creates beautiful and unique parasols that are eco friendly.  These lovely parasols are all ” handmade from beautiful rice paper, bamboo and cotton string. They are 100% environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable.” (Para De Sol). When you get a chance visit their store and check out their eco chic and eco friendly parasols.  Set an eco fashion trend with your handmade parasol.  Support local and support sustainability.  These unique parasols are versatile they can be used for the beach, decorative, a gift or wedding accessory. Support Para De Sol visit their website http://www.paradesol.com and support Para De Sol on Facebook. Be sure to get your eco friendly parasol this summer for those long beach days. From one eco fashion lover to another xo