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#MadeInBoston: local makers you should know about

Through our research process for our Inspiring Stories series, our team comes across so many incredible local creations everyday – from one of kind furniture and unique dresses to art, photography and a world of handmade goods.  In depth, personal stories are at the heart of BostonVoyager, but we also want to take time to highlight and celebrate individual creations that have the power to inspire.  Below, you’ll find a collection of local creations that our editorial team is in love with.

Brianna Klingensmith of Brianna’s Handmade Soap

My biggest goal in creating Brianna’s Handmade Soap is to offer high-quality vegan soap and skin products that promote kindness over suffering. Brianna’s Handmade Soap is not only cruelty-free but actively strives to make a difference by supporting organizations that minimize suffering. I support Maple Farm Sanctuary by donating 5% of all profits to this amazing organization. Read More >>

Lisa Scala of Lisa Scala Handmade Jewelry

I specialize in one of a kind art jewelry and have just started incorporating healing gemstones and empowering messages to connect on an even deeper level. I am known for my simple clean designs that reflect nature. I am also being recognized for my custom healing jewelry. Very excited to be adding another layer to my work. I am most proud of the diverse loving place I have created. The response has been remarkable. Read More >>

Lisamarie Pearson of Scatterbrain Handmade

I design playful eco-friendly plush toys using recycled & repurposed fabrics such as denim, corduroy, tweed, upholstery fabric, & fleece made from recycled water bottles. I currently offer handmade, one of a kind plush toys, limited edition runs, & custom toy design. About 85% of my materials are repurposed or recycled, with a small percentage of brand new material. I also use polyfil that was made from recycled plastic. My main message of Scatterbrain that I share with my customers is that we are all different, no two people are alike, and so your toys should be just as unique & cool as you are. A brother & sister can both like an octopus toy, but why can’t his be neon green & grey and hers between & magenta? I provide that option with mustaches, silly grasses, and pirate eye patches to boot. I have 3 main characters currently, an octopus design I call “octopals”, bat buddies that are a WEARABLE bat toy, that also doubles as a puppet, and my newest character, ‘Sully the Sloth’ who has velcro on his hands to hug you and hang out. Read More >>

Alison Murphy of Concord Handmade

Concord Handmade sells handmade goods from makers throughout New England. It is known for unique products and high quality handmade goods. I am most proud of the community of artists my shop supports. Its great watching artists and their craft grow over time. The nontraditional selling venue sets Concord Handmade apart. I describe it as ‘adventure shopping’ because it’s a unique experience being in Concord Handmade. Read More >>

Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd of Beehive Handmade

Jim (my husband) and I have been designing and making metal and ceramic kitchenware, housewares, holiday ornaments, and baby gifts together for almost 20 years. We make functional objects that are useful, decorative, and that hopefully tell a story. As craftspeople, our intent is to bridge the gap between traditional craft and contemporary design, by making everyday objects that are both heirloom quality and useful in daily life. One of our very first products was a set of heart shaped measuring spoons, which has become somewhat of an iconic design. Read More >>

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