1140 S.W. 67th Ave.
Miami, FL 33144
Jerry’s Artarama, located in the Trail Plaza, features low prices – some products are sold for up to 70-percent off. The extensive supplies on offer range from acrylic paints and charcoal to light boxes and portfolios. It’s difficult to leave Jerry’s Artarama without all of the tools and materials needed for a project. The Miami location is joined by two other South Florida locations in Deerfield Beach and West Palm Beach (one in each of the three counties).
Easel Art Supply
470 N.E. 167th St.
Miami, FL 33162
North Miami Beach is home to the over-three-decades-old Easel Art Supply (with a second location in West Palm Beach). The shop has an extensive amount of products for projects ranging from airbrush painting to drafting and architecture. Custom framing is done on site and there are over 1,000 molds on display in the store. The shop even offers easel rentals for a less common but very useful service offering. Students taking art classes or attending art school may enjoy discounts upon the presentation of their student i.d. cards or syllabi with art supply lists.
Raging Wool Yarn Shop
1380 S.W. 160th Ave.
Sunrise, FL 33326
Raging Wool Yarn Shop is a fun place to shop for products for knitting, crocheting and weaving. The expertise of the staff makes it easy for beginners to get the supplies they need as well as the pros. All of the necessary accessories are on offer as well as such items as needles, hooks and looms, and the shop boasts quite the selection to choose from. The staggering list of brands on offer includes Ewe Ewe Yarns, Berroco Handknitting Yarns and Shibui Knits.
Yarns and Arts
3330 N.E. 32 St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Yarns and Arts is a unique art supply store for several reasons. The first is that it only sells yarn, needles, patterns and related items for knitting, looming and similar crafts. It’s also a welcoming oasis for relaxation, creative brainstorming and classes. The yarn comes from designer names like Berroco, Malabrigo Yarn, Artful Yarns and Filatura di Crosa, guaranteeing excellent results. Yarns and Arts is a great resource for newcomers to the crafts and advanced knitters alike.
Miami Ceramics and Clay Supplies
1031 E. 52 St.
Hialeah, FL 33013
Another specialty shop, Miami Ceramics and Clay Supplies offers products for just such activities. The stock includes kilns, glazes, molds, brushes and more necessities for crafting gorgeous pottery and other works of craftsmanship. Classes are offered by the company which confirms the expertise of the staff. Each staff member is ready and willing to answer even the most specific questions regarding kiln parts and other queries. The store works Monday through Friday but calls are accepted during off hours for assistance.
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.