Love to walk around in Old Town because they give the old fashioned crafts as well as hand made items a chance to show. Since San Diego is close to the border with Mexico there is a strong Hispanic influence. Please click on image to enlarge.
The bowls are made from gourds. Gourds look a little like pumpkins. When gourds are dried the shell or peel is so hard that it can hold food. Then they are hand painted, and the artist also made use of branding.
A mirror with a handpainted frame. My hubby likes to trick viewers with his photos. what you see in the frame is a reflection of glasses on shelves across from the mirror.
Pretty had painted dishes.
A woodwork shop with horses and other items made of wood. This whitewashed horse is my favorite. Sorry there was little space to make a perfect picture without bumping into something else:)
Hand made jewelry. A glass and enamel work pendant in bright colors. The artist did an excellent job on this piece.
This is a refined work or artistry. The combination of silver with pearls, coral and turquoise is beautiful. This necklace was displayed underneath glass, so I could not reposition the necklace.
If my pocket was filled up more, I would have taken each of these small treasures home with me! But it was fun even to show you these.
Another time I'll show you the candle making, the tin artistry in lamps, and the taffy making.