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Photo of Shelly, the owner of Artefacts who purchased the shop in 2019

Shelly purchased Ärtêfacts in October 2019 and is having the time of her life adding new items to the shop almost daily! She is a self-taught wire and leather wrap artist. Using the ancient technique of wire wrapping, she has a passion for making unique jewelry and sculptures. Shelly's creations are intended to exemplify the beautiful coastal environment she has loved for many years. Her artwork has drawn praises from around the country and through social media. She is open to new designs, concepts, and challenges and always trying new things!

Photo of Claudia, a painter who works at Artefacts on Saturday mornings


Claudia is an exceptional artist and her main medium is water based oil.  You can see her originals, prints and cards at BackStreet Gallery, but we are lucky enough to have some of her work in our shop in the form of beautiful canvas totes with pictures of her artwork on the front and back of them.  Claudia works Saturday mornings 10-2pm, stop by and say hello!

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Photo of Meredith, a jeweler and wool felting artist who works at Artefacts


Meredith is a jeweler extraordinaire and she makes lovely vintage timepiece pendants and earrings which can be found at BackStreet Gallery, but we are lucky enough to have her newer artwork made using the ancient technique of hand-felted wool.  Stop in on Friday mornings and catch Meredith behind our counter, probably thinking of what she is going to make next!

Photo of Kathee who is an artist, gardener, and retail expert at Artefacts


Kathee is one of the first people I was lucky enough to meet here in Florence. Her talents are many:  wire wrapping, rock painting, merchandising, gardening, and I could go on and on. We are so thrilled to have her working Mondays and Tuesdays!

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