Corn Husk Dolls.
The history of Corn Husk Doll making goes backs thousands of years ago to the Native American Indians. The Corn Husk Dolls were used for amusement and some were used in sacred healing ceremonies.  As you may have noticed, the true Corn Husk Dolls do not have a face.  To read about the story behind this click on the CRAFTING ARTICLES tab then on the "Corn Husk Dolls Making" article.

Click on the You-Tube link below  to watch the dolls being created.
  1. Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    Price: $123.00
    Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    110SM070. Mexico. Dolls are the work of several ladies in Mexico and made especially for Something and More. This 14 pc, 9" tall Nativity set contains: Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger, 3 Wise Men, 1 Scripture Reader, 1 Sheep, 2 Shepard, 3 Ladies bearing gifts and 1 Angel. The corn husks are treated and will keep for many years. though direct sunlight will cause fading. Colors may vary.
  2. Banana Necklace
    Price: $40.00
    Banana Necklace
    110SM037. Costa Rica. An usual piece of jewelry made from all natural products. Who would have thought bananas, oranges, seeds and nuts could make such a charming piece. This piece is a double banana, dried, dyed and coated to preserve. It hangs from a silk scarf that ties at the back so you can adjust it to the length you like. Matching earrings and bracelet sold separately.
  3. Amate Paper Art
    Price: $30.00
    Amate Paper Art
    110SM055. Mexico. Amate paper has been manufactured in Mexico since the pre-Hispanic times and was extensively produced and used for communication, records and ritual during the Aztec Empire. This piece measures 12" x 15.5" and is signed by the artist. Pieces are mounted on a board, as you would probably would chose a background color and frame to fit your decor.
  4. Stone Carved Fish
    Price: $40.00
    Stone Carved Fish
    110SM051. Guatemala. A beautiful accent piece. Carved pinkish stone with great details of the fins, tail, eyes and mouth. The fish is secured to a matching stone base and sits very nicely on any flat surface. Measures 7.5 inches at the highest point and 8.5 inches at it's widest point.
  5. Black Beaded Handbag
    Price: $29.00
    Black Beaded Handbag
    110SM009. Mexico.Cotton cloth handbags are original designs by Linda Arrizon and Rosario Luna from Guadalajara. Measures 9" x 13" with a 3" natural weave trim. 13.5" wood handles attach to the body of the handbag. Fully lined with large pocket inside. Zipper closure. Front and back are padded black manta (cotton cloth) with a natural jute weave.
  6. Woven Place Mats
    Price: $25.00
    Woven Place Mats
    110SM014. Mexico. Place mats with matching napkins woven in a small studio in Ajijic, MX called "Telares Los Reyes". Expect them to last 20 years. I can confirm that they wash up beautifully. Measures approx 21 inches with fringe by 13-1/2 inches. The napkins are 14-1/2 inches by 14 inches. They are in sets of 4 place mats with 4 napkins, one in each color-yellow, red, green and orange.
  7. Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    Price: $89.25
    Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    110SM067. Mexico. Dolls are the work of several ladies in Mexico and made especially for Something and More. This 13 pc 6" tall Nativity set contains: Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger; 3 Wise Men; 1 Scripture Reader; 1 Sheep;1 Shepard; 3 Ladies bearing gifts; and 1 Angel. The corn husks are treated and will keep for many years. though direct sunlight will cause fading. Colors may vary.
  8. Green Banana Necklace
    Price: $40.00
    Green Banana Necklace
    110SM036. Costa Rica. An usual piece of jewelry made from all natural products. Who would have thought bananas, oranges, seeds and nuts could make such a charming piece. This piece is a long slice of banana, dried, dyed and coated to preserve. It's dyed green using an avocado. It hangs from a silk scarf that ties at the back so you can adjust it to the length you like. Matching earrings and bracelet sold separately.
  9. Orange Peel Necklace +
    Price: $20.00
    Orange Peel Necklace +
    110SM052. Costa Rica. An usual piece of jewelry made from all natural products. Who would have thought bananas, oranges, seeds and nuts could make such a charming piece. This necklace is made from dried orange peels. It has a 1 1/4" circle of orange peel with smaller peel circles added to make this a lovely and unique piece. The coloring is more of a burnt orange to medium browns. This necklace is adjustable and will hang the longest to about 12 inches. Complete with matching earrings on stainless steel earwires.
  10. Guanabana Necklace +
    Price: $40.00
    Guanabana Necklace +
    110SM039. Costa Rica. Looking for an usual piece of jewelry, I have pieces that are made from all natural products. This necklace is made from dried brown to a deep green bean from the fruit of a Guanabana or Sour Sop, coated to preserve. It's beautiful. It hangs approximately 19". It's adorn with a 1" x 1.5" homemade glass bead of brown and teal with smaller glass beads of deep blue.
  11. Areac Nut Necklace
    Price: $10.00
    Areac Nut Necklace
    110SM040. Costa Rica. Looking for an usual piece of jewelry, I have pieces that are made from all natural products. Who would have thought bananas, oranges, seeds and nuts could make such a charming piece. This necklace could be worn by male or female. The nut it called Areac or Palm Tree nut. It hangs on a adjustable necklace rope. It will hang 14" at it's longest.
  12. Mug, Cherry Blossoms
    Price: $27.00
    Mug, Cherry Blossoms
    110SM020. Mexico. These beautiful mugs are created by Javier Avalos. Javier studio is in Guadalajara, Mexico. This unique handmade piece contains a series of barred colors in different textures. The mug has stylized bamboo shape. The form is simple and elegant, featuring Asian culture in its purist form. The design is 'Cherry Blossom Tree'. Base and upper rim 2.8" Height 5.5 inches Volume 13.5 oz.
  13. Mug, European Style
    Price: $27.00
    Mug, European Style
    110SM022. Mexico. This beautiful mug was created by Javier Avalos from Guadalajara, Mexico. The unique handmade piece, barring a series of colors in different textures. This mug is shaped wide at the base, allowing easy movement without spilling your coffee, tea or favorite beverage. Base 3.9 inches, Upper rim 3.0 inches, Height 5.7 inches, Volume 16.5 oz.
  14. Ribbon Handbag
    Price: $29.00
    Ribbon Handbag
    110SM007. Mexico. These 'Manta' (cotton cloth) handbags are original designs by Linda Arrizon and Rosario Luna from Guadalajara, MX. This handbag measures 9" x 13" with a 3" natural weave trim. 13.5" wood handles attach to the body. Handbag is fully lined with a large pocket inside. Zipper closure. Front and back are padded black manta with a natural jute weave. Coordinated beads add a beach like look to the front. Truly a beautiful piece.
  15. Ribbon Handbag
    Price: $19.00
    Ribbon Handbag
    110SM010. Mexico. These 'Manta' (cotton cloth) handbags areoriginal designs by Linda Arrizon and Rosario Luna from Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX. It measures 11" x 12.5" with a 3" base and sides. The manta has a crinkled look in a neutral color. There are 5 silk ribbon flowers with leaves adorning the front. This handbag has a pull sting closer and a 28" cotton shoulder strap. This handbag is fully lined with a large pocket inside.
  16. Woven Place Mats +
    Price: $25.00
    Woven Place Mats +
    110SM013. Mexico. Place mats with matching napkins were woven at a small studio in Ajijic, Mexico called Telares Los Reyes. Place mats measure approximately 22 inches with fringe by 13 and 1/2 inches. The napkins are 14 and 1/2 inch by 13 and 1/2 inch. Most are the same size but they cut when they think they are long enough so it may vary slightly but not noticeable. They are in sets of 4 placemats and 4 napkins.
  17. Woven Table Runner
    Price: $125.00
    Woven Table Runner
    110SM034. Costa Rica. Runner is 72" x 14.5". It has beautiful rich colors of reds, orange, green, gold and dark blues. I visited Costa Rica this year and was fortunate to go to an art show with representatives from 11 Central American Counties. The first pieces that caught my eye were the textiles from around the continent. Guattemala, Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru had the best I've seen. One particular weaver's work really caught my eye and I couldn't help but purchase several pieces from her. She does the weaving herself and each one takes a minimun of two weeks. I would like to present Glenda.
  18. Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    Price:$123.25
    Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    110SM069. Mexico. Dolls are the work of several ladies in Mexico and made especially for Something and More. This 14 pc 9" tall Nativity set contains: Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger; 3 Wise Men; 1 Scripture Reader; 1 Sheep;1 Shepard; 4 Ladies bearing gifts; and 1 Angel. The corn husks are treated and will keep for many years. though direct sunlight will cause fading. Colors may vary.
  19. Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    Price:$63.75
    Corn Husk, Nativity Set
    110SM068. Mexico. Dolls are the work of several ladies in Mexico and made especially for Something and More. This 10 pc 6" tall Nativity set contains: Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger; 3 Wise Men; 1 Sheep;1 Shepard; 1 Lady bearing gifts; and 1 Angel. The corn husks are treated and will keep for many years. though direct sunlight will cause fading. Colors may vary.
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Jewelry from Fruit, Seeds & Nuts.  Looking for an usual piece of jewelry, these pieces are made from all natural products.

I met Rosa by chance while on a vacation/buying trip to Costa Rica.  She is the lead crafter of a group of 30 + ladies that combine their talents and sell at a studio from her (Rosa's) home.  I like to purchase from Co-ops.  Each lady has her reason to contribute.   Some are stay at home Mom's, some are not mobile and others like Rosa just like to craft.  Rosa's company is called "D'crochet" and it is located in San Francisco, Costa Rica.

The ladies throw nothing away, they save to dry- orange slices and peels, bananas, seeds and nuts.  She actually makes necklaces and bracelets from peach seeds and pineapple tops.  The prettiest flowers I've seen are made from the very edge of the pineapple just where the green begins.  No need for a dehydrator, all this is dryed with the sun.  Some items take up to 6 months to get the way they can be worked with.  The colors are also all natural from minerals to avocados, onions and beets.  You name it they probably have tried it.
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Amate Paper Art.
Amate  (Spanish: amate [aˈmate] ) is a form of bark paper that has been manufactured in Mexico since the pre-Hispanic times.

Amate paper is 100% natural tree bark that has been boiled and soaked until soft.  It is then pounded by hand with a stone until the pulp is spread to the desired thickness and shape then sun dried.  It is traditionally made in natural tones.

Handmade Amate paper was extensively produced and used for both communication, records and ritual during the Aztec Empire. Today Amate paper is one of the most widely available Mexican indigenous handicrafts, sold both nationally and abroad.  This ritual paper use drew the attention of foreign academics in the mid 20th century, which alerted the Otomi people ofthe area of the commerical possiblity of the paper.  The Otomi handmade paper makers have received attention not only for the paper itself but for crafts made with it such as elablorate cut-outs.
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Woven Place Mats
These place mats with matching napkins were woven at a small studio in Ajijic, Mexico called "Telares Los Reyes".  We had the opportunity to tour their business and the looms are rough but effective.  At the time we were there, there were two gentlemen working on one loom each.  Slow going for the quantity and quality they produce.  They told us these placements will last 20 years.  I can confirm that they wash up beautifully.  They also make jackets, shawls, tablecloths, curtains and more.  Maybe I can bring back more on my next trip.  The video below shows the ladies of Ajijic making these place mats
Woven Runners.
I visited Costa Rica last year and was fortunate to go to an art show with representatives from 11 Central American Counties. The first pieces that caught my eye were the textiles from around the continent. Guattemala, Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru had the best I've seen. One particular weaver's work really caught my eye and I couldn't help but purchase several pieces from her. She does the weaving herself and each one takes a minimun of two weeks. I would like to present Glenda.