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One of a Kind

Grab the perfect gift for mom and support Bay Area artists.


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Jeannine Kombush

This Mother’s Day—psst, it’s on May 8; write it down—go beyond flowers or gift baskets, and show your love with a handmade treasure from an East Bay crafter. One-of-a-kind ceramics, eco-friendly goods, and accessories will add conversation-starting flair to Mom’s home or wardrobe. All items are available online, and some are sold locally at Atomic Garden in Oakland and Modern Mouse in Alameda. 

For Her Outfit: Tangleweeds /  In middle school, Jeannine Kombush was the girl with the largest collection of earrings. Today, she creates jewelry inspired by the intersection of nature and urban landscape near her Oakland home, such as these copper leaf earrings; $59. etsy.com/shop/tangleweeds.

 Liz Dickey; Cheryl Wolff; Diva Pyari

For Her Office: 1.By.Liz /  Oakland's Liz Dickey hopes to inspire creative reuse in others. She removes grease and grime from old bicycle parts, and turns them into beautiful clocks. This chain ring clock is backed with charcoal gray reclaimed upholstery fabric; $40. etsy.com/shop/1byliz.

For Her Kitchen: Cheryl Wolff Ceramics /  Wolff discovered pottery through a community class in 1976 and now creates beau-tiful functional objects, from dishes to birdhouses, in her Walnut Creek home studio. These porcelain bowls are the perfect size for snacking; $96 for set of six. cherylwolff.com.

For Her Table: Linea Carta /  Under the name Linea Carta (“paper line” in Italian), Berkeley’s Diva Pyari creates eco-friendly stationery and linens. These bon appétit napkins feature Pyari’s original calligraphy and are screen printed in navy with water-based ink; $14 each. etsy.com/shop/lineacarta.

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