Amanda has always been an artistic soul, finding expression in many different mediums. She started this series of pieces during the 2020 Lockdown, and has created pieces featuring deities from several different cultures (all carefully researched so as to respect and honor the cultures these deities originate from). Here are just a few of the pieces she has at the shop; stop in to see the rest!
Three Clover Candles
Hailing from Portage County, Beth and Denise started out as a mother/daughter team, and now the whole family is involved! Their soy-wax, dye-free candles and melts produce some of the most heavenly scents! Soy wax burns cleaner and longer than paraffin, and avoiding the use of petroleum products is better for our planet too! Come on down to the shop and give their wares a sniff!
Gina is a licensed aesthetician and trained herbalist with over 25 years' experience, based right here in Akron, OH. She creates luscious, plant-based beauty products that work wonders! Whether you're after silky smooth hands and feet, an extra-soothing bath experience, or something to address an inflamed or blemished visage, she's got something for everyone.
Amal's Laser Crafting
This week's vendor spotlight is Amal's Laser Crafting! A Moroccan-born artist, Amal is a skilled craftswoman & laser technician. Amal's passion for art began at a young age. After being a henna artist for many years, circumstances forced her to shift her focus. She has since honed her skills in laser cutting and engraving, studying the latest techniques & technologies in the industry. Amal uses her state of the art equipment to create intricate designs on wood, acrylic, leather, metal, and more. Stop in to see more of her gorgeous decor!
Set Trendz by Tiera Wade
Tiera received her first set of African Waist Beads in her teens. Years later, she began making waist beads herself as she explored her her heritage. Now, as a wife, mother, cervical cancer survivor & advocate, and artist, she brings the beauty and tradition of African Waist Beads to the women around her. In her words, "Waistbeads are an act of self love and a beautiful journey that I hope you enjoy."
Wild Primrose Creations
Jennifer is from Portage County as well; she uses natural materials and upcycled antique silverware to make beautiful and whimsical jewelry! The concept of taking something old and making it new again fits right in with the vibe of The Artful Cricket Henna Studio & Gift Gallery. Stop on in and see which of her fantastic creations looks well on you!
Wrappin' Osborne: Be the Motivation
Alyssa's work comes to us from Medina County. An artist with a background in many mediums, Alyssa's current focus is ceramics. We have an assortment of her beautiful wall-hangings in various shapes and arrangements, as well as a large selection of beaded wrap bracelets with ceramic or beach-glass centerpieces. You'll swoon over the lovely colors and glaze effects - stop in to The Artful Cricket Henna Studio & Gift Gallery and check them out!