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All Art & HandCrafted

  • (Re)Kindle Goods

    Hand-crafted, unique gifts start with hand-cut, beautifully “ReKindled” wine bottle glass and turn into high-quality candles and herb gardens!

  • Amberly Way

    Amberly Way jewelry is handcrafted with balance in mind, featuring artisan wirework and beads of all kinds. Everyone deserves to feel confident, and beautiful! One of the easiest ways to do that is by dressing and accessorizing in a way that makes you feel like YOU! If you are looking read more

  • Candle Crest Soy Candles

    Experience a whole new candle.. Candle Crest natural hand poured soy candles are biodegradable, non-toxic and 95% soot free which means no more black candle jars and better air quality! Candle Crest is home of the ROCKFORD CANDLE. Custom candles and label are available. A great candle always starts with read more

  • CC Rainz

    CC Rainz makes handcrafted jewelry items made with semi precious gemstones, wire, glass, metal and chain. Most items are one of a kind. Some may be similar but I try my best to make sure each piece is unique in its own way. I believe that everyone should have a read more

  • Cherry On Top Creations

    Cherry on Top Creations is a paper crafting business located in Winnebago County. Cherry on Top Creations creates new items throughout the year for sale on through website and Etsy shop, as well as participates in handmade markets and holiday shows. Please visit their facebook page for the most recent read more

  • Delicious Ink Tattoo & Piercing Parlour

    At Delicious Ink, we provide custom tattoos from several of the midwest’s best and educated artists, a unique, high-end selection of jewelry, and knowledgeable, educated piercers. Also visit Lock and Key Fine Art Gallery in the basement of Delicious Ink

  • Diana Alexander

    Meet the Artist; Diana Alexander I am a self taught, 3-D functional mixed media artist and owner of local business; Pizzazz Dezynz. I design contemporary and whimsical accessories for the home, office and unique gifts for family and friends! I take pride in each piece of artwork that I create read more


    Family owned and operated business since 1995! We offer a wide variety of glassware to be personally engraved! Check out our website for more information! Personalized Engraved Glass, Beer Mugs, Wine Glasses, Cocktail Scotch and Whiskey Glasses, Flutes, Jars, Vases and more


    We are thrilled to offer “Uniquely Rockford” gift baskets and packages, each proudly celebrating our local innovations and artistic creations that exemplify the greatness of our home town. We are also happy to incorporate promotional products that represent your company to make your gifts more personalized. Thank you for visiting read more

  • High Caliber Creations

    High Caliber Creations is a local business that makes unique jewelry and accessories from real ammunition components. We are home to the original and most extensive bullet jewelry collection on the internet. Most of our products are made from the entire cartridge, which requires knowledge, expertise and experience. Furthermore, our read more

  • Judakins Bath and Body

    Come experience a healthy alternative to today’s harsh commercial soaps and lotions. So many of us worry about what we put IN to our bodies but do not think enough about what we put ON our bodies. Once you use our products you will quickly see and love the difference read more

  • Kiki Bird Jewelry

    Kiki Bird Jewelry creates wearable art from sheet metal. Kiki Bird Jewelry uses the technique fold forming and works with copper, sterling silver and fine silver. Each piece is created by hand.

  • Knit One Purl Two

    Rockford’s premier source for fine quality yarns.  A place where anyone from young to old can come together as a community with other Stateline area knitters and crocheters to learn from each other as well as our experienced instructors. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, Knit read more

  • Laynie Bug’s Bows

    Bows, Tutus, Flower Clips, Hair Accessories, Bridal Party Custom Accessories, Custom Children’s Clothing, Special Occasion Dresses, Special Occasion Hair Accessories, Leg Warmers, Scarves, Headbands, Headwraps, and more!

  • Michael’s 3D Printing & Design

    I offer 3D printing, prototyping, and CAD services to the Rockford area. All 3D prints are printed locally in my private shop. My printers are capable of printing almost any design. I am open to absolutely any idea and would be more than happy to answer any questions. I strive read more

  • Phoenix Traders

    Phoenix Traders delivers big city cool to Rockford without the headache of driving to Madison or Chicago to pay outrageous big city prices. Shop the largest variety of Fair Trade imported clothing and accessories in the Rock River Valley, straight from the markets of India and Nepal, South America and read more