CLT Made: Artisans at work in and near Charlotte

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Trying to find designers and creators based in the Charlotte area? Check out these pins, and the Charlotte Observer's Style pages at www.charlotteobserver.com/style.

RUSTIC AND MAIN: Rings made with historic and symbolic woods, antler and other unusual materials – even rings which incorporate coffee grounds from the 1950s and wool from a WWI infantry uniform.

CLT Made: Rustic and Main

What: Rustic and Main offers rings made with historic and symbolic woods, antler and other unusual materials – even rings which incorporate coffee grounds from the 1950s and wool from a WWI infantry uniform.

MURO JEWELRY: Modern pieces made with metals, wood and resin.

Muro Jewelry

What: Modern colorful jewelry made with metals, wood and resin, using a variety of processes with which Rosa Murillo experiments.

JULA: Custom crocheted hats and accessories for adults and children. They are made of soft, non-scratchy acrylic, polyester and cotton fibers. Customers may also choose the materials they want used in the pieces.

CLT Made: jula

What: jula offers custom crocheted hats and accessories for adults and children. They are made of soft, non-scratchy acrylic, polyester and cotton fibers. Customers may also choose the materials they want used in the pieces.

DAY CREATIONS: Custom-made earrings, rings, bracelets, cuffs and necklaces using a variety of materials, such as silver, gold, brass, copper, leather, and sometimes bone.

CLT Made: day creations

What: day creations sells custom-made earrings, rings, bracelets, cuffs and necklaces using a variety of materials, such as silver, gold, brass, copper, leather, and sometimes bone.

VINYL BY GILOMEN: One-of-a-kind vegan bags and wristlets handmade from recycled billboard vinyl, nylon webbing, solid brass hardware, faux suede and velvet.

Vinyl By Gilomen

What: One-of-a-kind vegan bags and wristlets handmade from recycled billboard vinyl, nylon webbing, solid brass hardware, faux suede and velvet.

SILVER::BONE: Handcrafted women’s (and occasionally men’s) necklaces and bracelets created from natural elements.

CLT Made: Silver::Bone

What: Handcrafted women’s (and occasionally men’s) necklaces and bracelets created from natural elements such as antler, shells, sea glass, freshwater pearls and a variety of beads, strung or knotted.

KUSTOM KLUTCH bags.

CLT Made: 3 Charlotte makers create array of stylish handbags

Whether they’re funky purses with a charity bent, structured handbags in rich leathers, or edgy and artful clutches, these three local handbag makers are finding followings in Charlotte and beyond.

KITSCH + FANCY: Beauty and bath products with botanicals and more.

CLT Made: kitsch + fancy

What: Beauty products and soap favors using natural, dried botanicals, colorful earth clays, seeds and natural oils.

PIET JAC: Necklaces made out of reclaimed American leather and seeds, named for Montagnard tribes from the creator's native Vietnam.

CLT Made: piet jac designs

This story was originally published Feb. 5, 2017.

PETERSON MADE: Handcrafted studio jewelry. One-of-a-kind and limited edition rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Most pieces in the collection are designed for women, but a few pieces are unisex. Every piece is handcrafted, using traditional goldsmithing skills. Materials include sterling silver, gold, brass, gemstones and minerals.

CLT Made: Peterson MADE

What: Handcrafted studio jewelry. One-of-a-kind and limited edition rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Most pieces in the collection are designed for women, but a few pieces are unisex. Every piece is handcrafted, using traditional goldsmithing skills. Materials include sterling silver, gold, brass, gemstones and minerals.

NEEDLES AND PINS: Silver, brass and copper made into modernist-art-inspired jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and rings. Forms and motifs from famous paintings and the golden age of design inspire one-of-a-kind pieces.

CLT Made: Needles and Pins

What: Silver, brass and copper made into modernist-art-inspired jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and rings. Forms and motifs from famous paintings and the golden age of design inspire one-of-a-kind pieces.

AUBREY BUSEK: Women's apparel, from day to evening to lingerie.

CLT Made: More Charlotte clothing designers you should know

In time for the holidays, more Charlotte designers you should know (and for nearly 60 more, go to our “CLT Made” Pinterest page):

LAURA ALLISON jewelry.

Laura Allison

What: Metals, stones, feathers, beads and repurposed objects fused to create dainty but bold jewelry. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and rings range from $10 to $75.

KATE ALLEN: Copper and silver jewelry with river stones and wool.

CLT Made: Kate Allen

What: Handmade copper and silver jewelry with river stones and wool.

ELI ARENAS: Jewelry in a black-and-white palette, in metals and nontraditional materials.

CLT Made: Eli Arenas

What: One of a kind and everyday jewelry. Earrings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets using a sterling silver, brass or copper base and adorned with a range of nontraditional materials such as paper, plastic, tin cans and powder coating.

MARGE & RUDY: Eco-conscious handmade leather handbags, clutches and accessories. They are made using locally sourced leather and remnant leather.

CLT Made: Marge & Rudy

Charlotte’s Marge & Rudy offers handmade leather bags, clutches and accessories, most made by Rachel Dortch from remnants, all in a studio in NoDa.