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Master craftsman Kiva Ford (kivaford.etsy.com) toes the line between scientific beakers and delicately curlicued vessels. At his furnace, the intangible takes shape.

Witness master puppet maker Geahk Burchill breathe life into Asenath, the Appalachian witch.

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Women in the village of Lefkara, Cyprus, have been embroidering lace since the 15th century. Now this regional handicraft, recently nominated to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Element collection, is dying out -- replaced by machine-made replicas imported from abroad to meet the demand of tourists.

Sarah Faber's art dolls tell tales of dire lives of Victorian England, but not without a certain playful wink.

With a deep-seated passion for beading, Tlingit Native elder Mabel Pike is dedicated to passing on the traditions of her clan's culture.

Handmade Portraits: Chain Reaction by Etsy. Carolina Fontoura Alzaga's (http://facaro.etsy.com) social and political consciousness are reflected in the salvaged bicycle chandeliers she creates.

Inspired by fellow tech-savvy enthusiasts at hackerspace Hive76, inventor Jack Zylkin (http://usbtypewriter.etsy.com) gives new life to the vintage typewriter.

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Wherever Rick and Brenda go with their six kids, they inspire curiosity. From un-schooling to art-making, it's life as usual for the Beerhorst clan.

Muralist Maya Hayuk creates more than just a painting on the wall in this once-thriving steel mill town.

In this Etsy exclusive, Merrill Garbus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, talks about life in the loop.

As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword.

What could be a greater way to celebrate the world than acknowledging the beauty in the everyday?

What began as a clothing line producing hand-sewn T-shirts, Alabama Chanin (http://www.alabamachanin.com) now empowers local economies across the South.

Cover of the Uta Codex, Regensburg  ca.1020. Created at the behest of the Abbess Uta, it is not only one of the most beautiful of Ottonian manuscripts but also one of the most complex.

Embroidery by Joetta Maue

Vintage Craftsman and Proto ratchets... old tools are fun to work with. Yeah they aren't always slick polished chrome but they have a history. - Listen to: All my love by Noelito Flow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKdxHiWtJ6U music youtube subscribe if you like =)

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