Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gathered: An Artisan Shop Supporting Handmade!

Last February Cadyn Speziale, a talented beadwork artist, invited me to be among the artisans at a shop she was opening April 2013 in Front Royal, Virginia. She beautifully named it Gathered. I was honored and excited about this wonderful venture she was about to embark on to support handmade.

She has a fantastic eye for design in both her jewelry (her beadwork is absolutely stunning) and her shop, as you will see in the photos below. She has worked very hard to promote both the shop and the artists that sell their handmade creations there. Not only has Cadyn opened Gathered as a brick and mortar store but she also opened the shop online as well, enabling people across the country to purchase a variety of beautiful handmade items.

Each month, she features one of the shop's artists. I am proud to be December's featured artist!

Take a stroll with me into a fabulous artisan shop named Gathered in a quaint town named Front Royal...

Gathered: Homespun Gifts!

Cadyn Speziale, artist and owner of Gathered with her collection of beadwork jewelry.

Cadyn creatively uses found objects to display jewelry and prints in the shop.

Handbags, scarves and framed art.

One of the rooms in the shop filled with fabulous art by fantastic artists.

Handmade jewelry by Modern Nature Studio and Elaine B Jewelry.

Textiles and art.

Notebooks, note cards, quilts and more.

Welcome to Front Royal, Virginia!
If you are ever in town, stop by Gathered located at the corner of  201 E. Main Street and Church Street.
There are also a number of antique shops and small cafes too!


  1. What a perfect shop for handmade lovelies!!!! Congrats to you! :)

  2. This is such a great post, Kathleen! I am so honored to have such a gracious article written about me and my lil' ol' shop. Thank you for being an integral part of it all!

  3. What a beautiful store! Your photography is always stunning. Thank you for sharing with us.