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Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it.  It is a day that started with pagan roots, associated with the Roman festival, Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February (February 13-15), Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders, Romulus and Remus.  Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity but was outlawed around 496 A.D. when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 as St. Valentine’s Day. It is not known, however, which of three St. Valentines (all of whom were martyred) Pope Gelasius was honoring.  In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer, a famous English poet, first associated St. Valentine's Day with romance in a poem he wrote in honor of the engagement between Richard II and Anne of Bohemia.  The engagement, the mating season of birds, St. Valentine’s Day and true love were all linked . . .  and it’s been a day for lovers ever since.  

Red, pink and hearts are all associated with Valentine’s Day.  Because of that, I browsed through the shops of artist friends and picked two items from each that would make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts.  Some are more traditional and some have a more boho flair.  Some are red and/or pink and some are not.  Most have hearts, but some do not.  But rest assured, a loved one will enjoy receiving any one of these artisan handmade beauties.  Enjoy.

 

 

Embossed Heart and Sun Copper Earring Components, 1 Pair, Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign 

 

 

>Heart and Square Crocheted Cotton Washcloths with Roses, Ready to Ship, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage

 

 

>Red Wire Hearts and Light Pink Bead Earrings Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Design 

 

 

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Lovely Hearts Blue Valentine Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle Handmade by Donna of Sew Amazin

 

 

>Garnet and Peruvian Green Opal Gemstone Boho Braclet with Bronze Heart Clasp Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry

 

 

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Hand Knit Plum Passion Neckwarmer with Heart Buttons Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More

 

 

>Sterling Silver Physical Therapist Heart Charm for European Style Bracelets Handmade by Lin of Flaunt Designs - Jewelry

 

 

"Heart of Space" Muliti-colored Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

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Rustic Pearl and Copper Wire Wrapped Heart Earrings Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet

 

 

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Valentine's Red Czech Glass and Swarovski Crystals Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 

 

 

>Large Copper Woodblock Heart Focal Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign

 

 

>Pink Hearts and Cat Altered Journal Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage

 

 

>Blue and Gold Ceramic Heart with Wild Grasses Handmade by LInda of Linda Landig Design

 

 

>Chocolate Truffles Dog Bandana, Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie Style, Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

 

 

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Sterling Silver Heart Cross Pendant Necklace with Rustic Tribal Beads Handmade by Gloria of Chrystalis Tribal Jewelry 

 

 

>Pink Stack Wrap Bracelet with Heart Charms Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More

 

 

>Rose Quartz Earrings with Gemstone Cluster and Sterling Silver Handmade by Lin of Flaunt Designs - Jewelry 

 

 

Candy Apple Red Dichroic Glass Pendant and Earrings Jewelry Set Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

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Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Opal and Copper Wire Wrapped Boho Yoke Necklace Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet

 

 

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Valentines Lampwork Heart Necklace with Amethyst, Aventurine and Agate Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this selection of handmade creations from talented artists, any of which would make perfect Valentine's gifts..  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

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