Hand Crafted In USA (DBA Alternate Elements) began in 2005 in Poteau, Ok as a side business to our online horse tack catalog. When we sold the online catalog in 2011 we thought we would retire. Good intentions aside, retirement can be boring when you want to be active so we began making things in our pottery studio and wood workshop. Even with the warehouse space we still have from our business, we soon found that we would be running out of storage space if we didn't find a market for our crafted items.
Early in 2013, we opened a booth in the Brick City Emporium located in Fort Smith, AR. In that space we offered for sale our hand crafted items along with other decor items such as wood signs, glass vases, wooden bowls, ceramic teapots, and metal art. We enjoy locating unique items to sell to discerning customers. We are still crafting, but we are also spending time searching out local residents who enjoy creating items.
www.HandCraftedInUSA.com is the expected offshoot of this search and our own crafting. Now we can offer handmade items from people across the USA. Each item is unique in either design, color, or workmanship. We hope you enjoy viewing and purchasing such individual handmade items.