Cholla Cactus

Artist: Jim Pipe - Creative Cholla Cactus

My Cholla products come from my mother asking for "cholla napkin rings". I had to remind her she always said to stay away from cactus.  "Mothers! " I say. First market was in Green Valley with four to five items, and now 20+ items, all brown, no color yet. Cholla products didn't really catch on until I started adding the inlays.

Dreamcatchers

Artist: Jim Nelson

The Dream Catcher is fashioned from a seed pod of the Sonoran Desert known as a "Devil's Claw". The shape of nature's gift lends itself to the creation of a netting of sinew.  According to legend, bad dreams are trapped in the netting, to be dissipated with morning's light.

Hummingbird Feeders

Artist: Nancy Biggins

Professional zookeeper at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with 

22 years of experience caring for hummingbirds.  


My hummingbird feeders are bee-proof, drip-free and spill-proof and are hand-crafted in Tucson, Arizona.  The nectar is well-contained out of the reach of bees, wasps and small birds like finches and sparrows.

Pine Needle Baskets

Artist: Mary Nelson

Mary is a prize-winning pine needle basket artist, and has been a Hospice Volunteer and Grief Counselor for 19 years. In the past, she has been a quilter and the creator of "Wish Pockets", intricate beaded fetish bags.

Prayer Feathers

Artist: Jim Nelson

Jim is part Native American, with ancestry from the Otoe-Missourian tribe. He works with traditional materials in producing Prayer (smudge) Feathers, unique Dream-catchers, and also works with leather to decorate Mary’s burden baskets. He is also an author, with 13 books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles in print.


Skin Care

Artist: Michelle Haden

Monene is our new brand! Formerly The Scented Desert Apothecary. Same great products and formulas, just a new look.


Zentangle

Artist: Sandy Czachor

A Zentangle drawing is an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns according to the trademarked Zentangle Method. True Zentangle drawings are always created on 3.5 inch (8.9 cm) square tiles, and they are always done in black ink on white paper with grey pencil shading. The invention of the Zentangle® was intended to make the act of drawing pleasurable, meditative and accessible to all.