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Diane Bard of Sea Cliff runs Peace Soap, (Credit: Peace Soap)

Diane Bard of Sea Cliff runs Peace Soap, selling 23 types of homemade soap ($5 per bar) made with vegetable oils. Her soap contains no animal products and uses seeds, nuts, oats, herbs and coffee. Seen here is homemade "pumpkin pie" soap. (Undated)

Local artists and their creations

Fall is prime time for local artisans who work the craft fair circuit selling homemade wares-- a look at four folks who produce unusual work.

Silversmith Susan Rodgers stumbled on a new trend
(Credit: Susan Rodgers Designs)

Silversmith Susan Rodgers stumbled on a new trend when she turned her vintage postcard collection into a jewelry line. (Undated)

Rodgers lifts postmarks from her old postcards from
(Credit: Susan Rodgers Designs)

Rodgers lifts postmarks from her old postcards from Paris, Venice and Boston, and recreates a three-dimensional mold in wax and hand-casts them in sterling silver and brass, making necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, rings and bracelets. (Undated)

A Boston, Massachusetts postmark necklace. Susan Rodgers lifts
(Credit: Susan Rodgers Designs)

A Boston, Massachusetts postmark necklace. Susan Rodgers lifts postmarks from her old postcards from Paris, Venice and Boston, and recreates a three-dimensional mold in wax and hand-casts them in sterling silver and brass, making necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, rings and bracelets. (Undated)

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When Diane Bard of Sea Cliff reconnected with
(Credit: Peace Soap)

When Diane Bard of Sea Cliff reconnected with her best friend from high school via Facebook, she learned how to make soap in Woodstock. "I really liked it," says Bard, 59. "I like doing things with my hands involving texture and fragrance." (Undated)

Diane Bard of Sea Cliff runs Peace Soap,
(Credit: Peace Soap)

Diane Bard of Sea Cliff runs Peace Soap, selling 23 types of homemade soap ($5 per bar) made with vegetable oils. Her soap contains no animal products and uses seeds, nuts, oats, herbs and coffee. Seen here is homemade "pumpkin pie" soap. (Undated)

Baldwin artist Sharon Jones is known for her
(Credit: Ivy Cottage)

Baldwin artist Sharon Jones is known for her paintings on glassware such as wineglasses, pitchers and old windows. (Undated)

A photo shows one of Baldwin artist Sharon
(Credit: Ivy Cottage)

A photo shows one of Baldwin artist Sharon Jones' flower paintings on an old window. (Undated)

Sharon Jones of Baldwin shops at flea markets,
(Credit: Ivy Cottage)

Sharon Jones of Baldwin shops at flea markets, yard sales and Goodwill stores for her items. (Undated)

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Denise Randall of Massapequa turned her pottery hobby
(Credit: Contemporary Artifacts)

Denise Randall of Massapequa turned her pottery hobby into a full-time career based on the skills she learned at Hofstra University 28 years ago. (Undated)

Denise Randall of Massapequa creates decorative designs inspired
(Credit: Contemporary Artifacts)

Denise Randall of Massapequa creates decorative designs inspired by nature and ancient ruins. (Undated)

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