Friday, May 8, 2015

Looking for Handmade? Check out The Artisan Group

In case you haven't read any of my previous posts, you're in for a treat today. I want to share with you all an amazing organization I am honored to be a part of.

The Artisan Group (TAG) is a group of handmade artists of all kinds, brought together by one spectacular woman, Valerie. This group has about 1,000 members- from photographers, jewelry designers, graphic designers, crocheters, soap makers and more!

Valerie, runs this group and I honestly don't know what I would be doing with my life if myself and my mother never met her. She has provided this group with so many amazing opportunities and resources, our business would not be where it is today without her.

TAG is a way for small businesses to get their products into the hands of celebs, on tv shows & movies, and given to exclusive members of the press.

I am lucky enough that I have gone out to do some celebrity and press events representing the members of TAG. I've come across so many talented people in this group and am blown away by the work these artists create. If you or someone you know have your own handmade shop, please take a look at The Artisan Group and if you think it's a good fit, apply! I promise, if you get accepted into the group (it's a juried organization) it will change your life! My mom keeps saying TAG is going to take over the world. We both believe so much in Valerie and what she has done with this organization that we know it's only up from here!

Take a look at some of the special shops below! Here is proof that TAG really is an amazing organization that helps promote well crafted handmade items/businesses!

1. Jewels For Hope (of course I have to show ours in this list, haha)

2. Soap Cauldron

J-Woww posing with Soap Cauldron @ MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge

3. Nature's Image's By Design

Dot Marie Jones posing with Nature's Image By Design @ MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge

4. Jody Edwards Art

Kelly Clarkson with Jody Edwards Art @ CMA Awards Gift Lounge

5. Zoe and Piper

Product Placement.. Zoe & Piper Jewelry on Modern Family

6. SoapyBliss
Anthony Anderson with Soapy Bliss @ Golden Globes Gift Lounge

If you have any specific questions on The Artisan Group please feel free to email Valerie @

Go check out some of these amazing shops! Want even more handmade greatness? Head on over to TAG's Pintrest Page. An item from every one of TAG's members is pinned!


  1. I've never heard of this. Thanks for sharing! Will check out that Pinterest page.

  2. Handmade is really a great way to go when you want something personal

  3. There really is so much more reach when artisans work together. This is the perfect example. Each of these items are stunning! There's just something so special in giving or receiving a handmade and unique item as a gift.

  4. I'm liking what I'm seeing here. My favorite things are handmade!

  5. Excellent! I love it when celebrities share/use products from the little people :D

  6. I have quite a few friends who make their own stuff. I need to tell them about this group.

  7. I love handmade thing and especially from people who really put their heart and soul in to what they make. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love handmade things. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love anything handmade. I'll check these out. I'll give soap making a try. Thanks for sharing.

  10. The Artisan Group sounds amazing! I absolutely love handmade items so I will be checking TAG out!

  11. I have not heard of this before. What a great one stop shop to find an amazing group of handmade products!!

  12. OMGoodness... I swear one of my friends was a part of this group - she had a handmade soap business that got featured at the Grammys, Oscars, etc. These are the same type of the photos that I remember seeing of her products.

  13. What great artisan brands! It's always nice to see celebrities supporting handmade arts!

  14. I'll go and check it out. Maybe they can use a goat milk soaper. Thanks. I'm also always looking to buy from artisans rather than big box

  15. I LOVE it when women band together to help one another! I will definitely be checking this out and I already saw a photo above of an item I WANT! Thank you for posting!