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Esa Morrison (right) helps her mom, Shelley Morrison, at her booth during the recent Sierra Valley Art and Ag tour. Shelley will be offering her bead and felt creations, plus botanical prints on silk, at the upcoming Handmade Holiday Art Boutique in Meadow Valley. Photo by Wendy Deocampo

Handmade for the holidays Local art and artisan boutique returns in Meadow Valley

Want to support local artists and artisans this holiday season? Then the second annual Handmade Holiday Art Boutique is for you! The event is set for Sunday, Dec. 1, in Meadow Valley.

Organizer Wendy Deocampo, owner of Meadow Valley Botanicals, hosted the first Handmade Holiday in her home last year. She reported that there was so much interest, both from shoppers and vendors, that this year the event is moving to the Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse on Bucks Lake Road.

Fifteen-plus crafters and artists working in mediums from painting to embroidery, bath products to torch-cut metal, will convene on the schoolhouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to offer their wares.

In addition, local photographer Annicka Alexander, with Photoodo Photography, will be offering Christmas photos during the event, and Gayle Franzen will offer hair braiding through her business Braider of the Lost Art.

Snacks and libations will be offered, along with plenty of holiday cheer, said Deocampo. There will also be a prize drawing featuring items donated by the artists.

“This event is about supporting local and independent artists, designers, and crafters right here in Plumas County,” said Deocampo. “When you make purchases from your friends and neighbors, it supports your community.”

See the sidebar for a list of vendors; many have websites for those who would like to learn more about their specific process and products.

For more information about the Handmade Holiday Art Boutique, contact Deocampo at 927-7344 or search “2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Art Boutique” on Facebook.

Handmade Holiday Art Boutique vendors

Babs Backwoods Designs, crocheted hats.

Crystalline Creations, jewelry incorporating crystals and semiprecious stones.

Elliptical Sunrise, candles, magnets, and more with recycled materials.

Feet in the Creek Designs, original paintings on wood and other materials.

High Sierra Mermaid, handmade jewelry inspired by the sea.

Holly Klauck, textile ornaments and painted rocks.

Katie Wood, handmade jewelry.

Kristie LaMattina, wire-wrapped jewelry.

Levi England, hand-tooled leather and beadwork.

Local Motive, embroidered art on a variety of items.

Manifest Station Studio, torch-cut metal luminaries.

Meadow Valley Botanicals, natural goat-milk bath and beauty products.

Melody Moon Brooke Art, plant medicine collage and watercolor.

Sierra Creations, felt sculpture, beaded designs and botanical silk printing.

Trina Ink, intuitive designs and logos.

Wilde Iris Art, original hand-carved and printed designs.

And more!

What: Second annual Handmade Holiday Art Boutique

Where: Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse on Bucks Lake Road

When: Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

More info: Wendy Deocampo, 927-7344

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