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Diane Bard of Sea Cliff runs 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) Photo Credit: Peace Soap

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

When Diane Bard of Sea Cliff reconnected with
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo Credit: Ivy Cottage

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

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

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

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