Clara's Loom in Foley, AL

Specialty Items Found Along Alabama’s Beaches

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Coastal Crafters Series

Some of our crafters are so unique that they deserve their own category. From yarn and beads to soaps and funky framing, these specialty items crafted by local artisans each have their own story to tell.

Harmony Creek soaps Orange Beach, AL

Blue Girl Beading

For those of you that love bling, look no further than Blue Girl Beading. Here you can choose from over a million beads, jewels and other supplies to craft jewelry on your own, take a class or purchase a one-of-a-kind piece from the owner Tara Gifford. Recently Tara and her team embarked on a new endeavor – purchasing Bon Secour Candle Company. When you stop into to Blue Girl you can now find their hand-poured soul candles and wax melts.

Clara’s Loom and Coastal Textile Center

Add some texture to your life by visiting Celia Dionne at Clara’s Loom and Coastal Textile Center. Clara’s Loom is a gallery of shawls, looms, yarn and other textile accessories crafted by Celia. Visitors can also book a class with her or book an open studio time at the Textile Center.

Tino's Fine Arts and Frames Gulf Shores, AL

Harmony Creek

If you’re looking for a gift for mom or grandma, Harmony Creek is the perfect place to shop. Ruta Qureshi is a master soapmaker specializing in the old-fashioned cold process method. Harmony Creek prides itself on using the highest quality ingredients while also offering a ton of scents. Ruta also hosts soap and bath bomb making classes that are fantastic outings for a girlfriends getaway.

Tino’s Fine Arts and Frames

To know him is to love him. Rick Tino is a jack-of-all-trades whose shop, Tino’s Fine Arts and Frames, reflects that. Whether you’re looking for watercolors, pottery, funky frames or jewelry, he’s got it all. Tino’s shop features eclectic gifts and artwork from a variety of local and regional artists. 

Be sure to check out all of our other Coastal Crafters while visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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