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Best South Florida Artists To Buy From This Holiday Season

December 18, 2012 8:00 AM

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Everyone gets into gift-giving ruts between birthdays and the winter holidays. It starts to become more and more of a challenge to find quality gifts. Why not skip the mall for some of the gifts this year and try a new route? Miami has several highly talented artists and craftsmen with much to offer for the holidays. From natural, handmade soaps and shampoos to semiprecious stone jewelry, have everyone in the family covered this season with options from local artists.

designed by Diana

Miami, FL
(305) 812-1692
www.designedbydiana.blogspot.com

The designed by Diana handmade goods are created by craftsman Diana Buznego. Her colorful pieces are usually covered in fun prints and they’re heavily retro-influenced. Browse through aprons, wallets, pouches and more. Custom pieces are also available upon request. Everything is priced affordably with items like bandanas at $10 each and aprons for children starting at $20.

Lana Bella

Miami, FL
(678) 321-SOAP (7627)
www.lanabellasoap.com

Jenni Feingold of Lana Bella makes lovely products by hand in Miami. Her Lana Bella line encompasses everything from herbal teas and lip balms to aromatherapy soaps and shampoos. Besides looking good and smelling good, all products are made from natural ingredients that include palm kernel, shea butter, clays and herbs. Items are usually in the $10-and-under price range and there are many to choose from.

Lexi Jewelry

2950 S.W. 27th Ave., Suite 110
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 785-7468
www.lexijewelry.com

Lexi Segre’s Lexi Jewelry is a great South Florida handcrafted line for women. The collection consists of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets inspired by the sea. The one-of-a-kind jewelry features brass, sterling silver, and 14-karat, gold-filled chains and wires outfitted with semiprecious stones. There is something affordable for everyone with some items below $30 and the most expensive pieces just skimming $200.

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Jewels by Dunn

Alene Too
3013 Yamato Road, Suite 20
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 394-0899
www.alenetoo.com

Jewels by Dunn is a bright, optimistic collection by Taryn Aronson. All pieces are handmade and locally produced in South Florida. There are great pieces with contemporary price points starting at around $80 for a bracelet and spanning up to over $300 for some with more precious materials. These are fun and versatile and they also look great when layered, mixing one style with another.

marce shirts Best South Florida Artists To Buy From This Holiday Season

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Marce Shirtmaker

2920 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 774-1480
www.marceshirtmaker.com

Those seeking a custom, personal gift for the holidays can find what they need for that special man in their life at Marce Shirtmaker. Colombian-born Mariano Arce learned his custom shirt craft in France and Spain. Every Egyptian cotton shirt and guayabera is specially made to each customer’s specifications. The shirt-making services are at contemporary to designer price points. But hey, quality doesn’t come cheap and he deserves only the best.

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Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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