Our community is fortunate to have a medley of entrepreneurs. Unique storefronts dot the main streets of our towns, offering knick knacks, antiques, and custom-made items to embellish your home.

Another realm of shop owners exists within our county line – the online sellers. For those artistans that choose to avoid the overhead costs associated with operating a brick & mortar store, there is Etsy.

The skill and creativity of our community members is astounding! This article took me longer to compose than it should have, because I kept getting wrapped up in amazement at the talents of these artists.

Next time you’re in the market for an original gift, consider shopping in your jammies while supporting our local craftsmen & craftswomen! These shops are all owned and operated in Beaver County – enjoy!

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Christy’s Embroidery Creations: As the name suggests, Christy’s niche is embroidered items.  She offers keychains, pins, and towels (like the “Beast Mode” cycling towel in the image above).

MeMalloy: Tie-dye is making a comeback!  Visit MeMalloy for a retro tie-dye bag, or check out her knitted neck warmers – the snow’s already flying!

Earthly Leather Design: This shop made my jaw drop.  It’s full of amazing leather designs, hand-crafted by Danielle Lutz, who has been honing her skills her whole life under the guidance of her parents – they own Lutz’s Leather in Ellwood City.

The Frozen Mouse: Linda creates some adorable cloth purses and infinity scarves that will keep Mom happy, and her Disney-themed earbud pouches will keep the kids stylin’ on the schoolbus!

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JennyLeighDesigns: Jenny Leigh makes some darling charm bracelets (I like the “hide your crazy” design above, even though I wear my crazy on my sleeve…) that are perfect for any style.

Violanda Libri: The beautiful black & red beaded necklace in the photo is from Violanda Libri.  She also crafts necklaces made of turquoise, crystals, glass pearls – with or without pendants to accent.

Hung Out On A Wire: This was another one of my favorite shops!  Donna makes beaded wrap bracelets that are absolutely stunning.  The gorgeous one above even has MOOD BEADS!  They change color just like the mood rings of yesteryear.  The variety of colors allow her jewelry to go with any outfit, and are sure to have friends & strangers alike asking where they can get one!

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The Flirty Feather: Look no further for your next front door decor. Whether you choose a wooden letter (made from an upcycled pallet) or a spectacular wreath decorated with peacock feathers (guaranteed cruelty-free, only feathers naturally molted are used), she’ll make your home extra inviting!

Jessie’s Gift Boutique: Are you planning a wedding, birthday party, or graduation? Check out Jessie’s shop for custom light-up marquee letters to enhance your decor.

Crazy Critterz: “The Shop for Party Animals”, you can find super-cute cake & cupcake toppers crafted one at a time from quality cardstock.

The Divinity Braid: The Divinity Braid offers an alternative to blowing bubbles & throwing rice or confetti at the newlyweds: Wedding Wands. Ribbons and bells are attached to a wand to create a wave of streamers & joyful jingling to congratulate the happy couple!

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The Book Revival: Bookworms with style, take note!  The Book Revival offers vintage books from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s, sold in coordinating colors to enhance your decor. Design meets function at its best.

LuckyLeesLabyrinth: This is a mom & daughter shop with a substantial variety of vintage items, like a 1st edition copy of Robinson Crusoe, 1953 New Testament Bible, and plenty of antique items of all sorts that collectors will love.

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BeaverWoodWright: Looking for a gift for the father or husband that already has everything? Browse this shop and you’re sure to find a custom, handmade shaving kit that will suit his style. In addition to the wooden-handled badger hair brushes, razors & stands, they also craft their own shaving soap & aftershave with cool names like “Shiver Me Timbers” & “Davey Jones.” Arrgh, matey!

Neville Creations: This shop offers personalized etched glass decor (see the mirror above), hand-painted signs, and distinctive textured vases & candle holders.

Chorval Cottage: You can discover some cozy crocheted scarves or slippers in this shop, but the most notable items are her stained glass pieces. She has some extraordinary pieces, ranging from hanging autumn leaves to geometric bowls.

Thank you, Beaver County artisans, for sharing your gifts with us!

Ella Parker
BC born & raised, Ella spent her childhood playing in the woods, and her teens exploring them on horseback. These days, when she’s not on duty as a vet tech, she is busy staying active with her beau and their young son.

She is forever curious and has a playful personality, but is also fiercely driven and dedicated to her passions!