FINALISTS AND ACHIEVEMENT HONOREES ANNOUNCED!

We have two big awards show announcements... we have the Academy of Handmade Awards Finalists narrowed down and are also announcing the Achievement Honorees!

Here are your 2014 Academy of Handmade Awards Finalists! This is quite a stellar group of artists and we can't wait to celebrate them and announce the category winners at our awards show


Achievement Honorees are those businesses receiving the most nominations. We are recognizing them because all those nominations means that there are some pretty big fans of these businesses! It is also the highest honor the Academy currently bestows on handmade support businesses.  

BATH AND BEAUTY: Soapy Layne

BLOGGING OR WEBSITE (BUSINESS FOCUS): Unanimous Craft

BLOGGING OR WEBSITE (CRAFT FOCUS): Lovely Indeed, Miss Make (tie)

CRAFT BUSINESS SUPPORT (CONSULTING, COACHING AND OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES): Hearts and Laserbeams

CRAFT EVENT: NON-MARKET (CAMP, CONFERENCE, WORKSHOP, PARTY, ETC.): Craftcation

CRAFT INSTRUCTOR/AUTHOR: Eleanor Whitney

CRAFT MUSEUM (SPACE FOR DISPLAYING CRAFTS): CAFAM LA

CRAFT SHOW/MARKET (50 OR MORE VENDORS): Patchwork Long Beach, Renegade Craft- San Francisco (tie)

CRAFT SHOW/MARKET (UNDER 50 VENDORS): Eastside Handmade

CRAFT STUDIO (SPACE FOR CREATING CRAFTS AND BUYING SUPPLIES): The Tinderbox Craft Collective

FASHION - ACCESSORIES: Foamy Wader

FASHION - APPAREL KIDS & BABIES: Bugaroo

FASHION - APPAREL MENS & WOMENS: Ermie

FOOD- BAKED: My Favorite Indulgence, Soft Peaks Confections (tie)

FOOD- OTHER: Culinary Couture

FOOD- PRESERVES, PICKLED GOODS AND SAUCES:  Savour this Sauce

FURNITURE AND LIGHTING: Backwoods Beds

HANDMADE RETAIL (FOCUSING ON SELLING FINISHED CRAFTS AND BRICK & MORTAR): A Little Known Shop, Ugly Baby and La Ru (tie)

HOME AND GARDEN ACCESSORIES: Blooms in the Air

JEWELRY: Mad Dream Design, Plastique (tie)

ONLINE CRAFT MARKETPLACE (A PLACE FOR PURCHASING FINISHED HANDMADE GOODS): Aftcra, Brika (tie)

PET ACCESSORIES: Merrily Yours

PLUSH AND TOY: Janie XY

STATIONERY AND PRINTMAKING: Yellow House Handmade, Miriam Dema (tie)

UPCYCLED ITEMS: Jomama