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Flowers are Food for the Soul - Artisan Handmade









Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank


I love this quote from Luther Burbank because it’s true!  For those who are not familiar with Luther Burbank, he was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science, developing more than 800 strains and varieties of plants during his lifetime, including the tasy plumcot (fruit trees being a special passion of his, it seems).  One of my favorite things to do doing the winter months was to constantly browse through Stark Bro's and Burpee Seed Co catalogues (both companies sold quite a few of Burbanks’ seeds and plants after his death), planning my flower beds and vegetable gardens. Looking at the brilliant pictures and dreaming of all the flowers and veggies spring, summer and fall would bring made those winters quite a bit easier to bear.  Even now, living in the Desert Southwest where the winters are mild in comparison, I still dream of the promise of flowers.


With that in mind, since it is the very end of February, I decided to pull together a blog featuring floral items from handmade artist friends. Each artist sent me two links of their favorite flower creations.  And those cheerful items are share below. I hope each item is “sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”  Enjoy!



Upcycled Tin Flower Earrings with Artisan Purple Lampwork Beads and Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Magnolia or Bougainvilleas & Orchids Watercolor Print, 3 Choices, 11 x 14, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Red Crystal Flower Earrings with 14k Gold Filled Lever Backs Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




White and Pink Baby Shoes / Booties, Size 0-6 Months, Handmade by Jacki of ChristieCottage




Polymer Clay Floral Pendant Necklace with Jonquil and Mint Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




3D Red Rose Crochet Lace Garden Doily, Set of 2, Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber 




Pink, Green and Purple Flower Lampwork and Silver Bracelet and Earring Set Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Close Up of Ultraviolet Iris Portrait Captured by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




White Beaded Flower Earrings Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Lucite Flowers and Swarovski Crystal Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry 




Copper Flower and Indian Agate Necklace and Earrings Set Handmade by Suzanne and Tony of RivendellRockJewelry




Purple, Yellow and Green Flower Polymer Clay Lentil Beads Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Copper Daisy Flowers and Hearts Earrings with Purple Lampwork and Fuchsia Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 




Lotus Flower Beaded Necklace and Earrings Yoga Jewelry Set Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




3 Bougainvillea Flowers Variety Assortment Note Card from Watercolor Print, 5 x 7, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore 




Yellow, Blue and White Millefiori Flower Extra Small Stretch Bracelet Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Hand Painted Drawstring Jewelry Gift Bags, Upcycled Denim, Set of 20, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage




Daisy & Heart Charm Bracelet with Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pearls Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Green Shamrock Irish Crochet Art Doily with Yellow Flowers Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber 




White Lotus Flower Crescent Pendant on Textured Silver-plated Chain Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Chick and Lily Flowers In Key Hole Frame Easter Greeting Vintage Postcard Offered by Colleen of PostcardsInTheAttic




Pearl and Gold Hand Beaded Flower Medallion Necklace Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Long Boho Flower Dangle Earrings Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Amazonite and Copper Flower Pendant Necklace Handmade by Suzanne and Tony of RivendellRockJewelry



Pastel Pink and Blue Flowers Counted Cross Stitch PDF Pattern Created by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Faux Vintage Copper Red Poppy Flower with Red Coral and Swarovski Crystals Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these flower creations and, as Luther Burbank said, you are "happier!" If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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A beautiful bouquet of flowers!

I must say there are some remarkable floral photos and designs in this collection you made. Thank you so much for adding my floral lampwork bracelet and lotus flower silver necklace. A lovely bouquet to be shared!!

Beautiful flowers

Thank you, Catherine, for putting together this beautiful collection of flower and for including my necklace and earrings. Shared.

Artisan Floral Blog

Spring is in the Air!!! Wonderful Blog with Gifts of Flowers to remind us of the Beauty of Spring!! Thank you for including my Jewelry pieces in your Blog!

Gorgeous collection

Thanks for adding my pieces to this gorgeous floral collection.

Gorgeous and Cheerful Collection of Handmade!

What a beautiful gathering of flowery springtime creations! Thanks for including mine, and adding the nice intro. Will be sharing everything to Pinterest, doing some tweeting, and sharing the blog in the usual places. :) March tweets to Mr. Moose from Mr. Gonze!


Thanks Catherine

Pinned and tweeted all items and post

Beautiful Flowers!

I just love Flowers - and, Catherine, you some really beautiful Artisan Handmade with Flowers!!!

Thanks for including my Fine Thread Crochet with Flowers!!!

Will be sharing!!!

Flower blog post

This post just made me smile thinking about all of the blooming trees and flowers are about to burst into color here in Georgia! Some have already started blooming in my yard. Pinks, yellow and white selections are cheering me up even though it has been raining almost all winter. It could be worse though, at least it has been warm! Thank you for including my flower earrings and necklace with this wonderful group of handmade artisans and their beautiful creations. Sharing.

Thank you, Catherine!

Such a beautiful assortment of items featuring flowers! So nice to see to brighten the day. Thanks so much for including my red and gold flower earrings and millefiori stretch bracelet. Shared!

Many thanks

The perfect gallery of gorgeous flowers - just waiting for spring to start. Thank you very much Catherine. This is a lovely group to share and promote.

Flower Delivery Ireland

Great Blog and Amazing picture. It's very useful. I would love to recommend it with my family and friends. Gifts are one of the important parts of our life and your blog will be very beneficial for selecting a gift.

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