The purpose of the Artisans & Crafters Guild is to spotlight the talents of the people of the Cumberland Gap Region. The appalacian history is ripe with arts and crafts passed down through generations. We are proud to present the Artisans and Craftsmen of our region.
My name is Mary. My business name is M L I Creations. I am an artist and very passionate about my work. I love to create and am always experimenting with new things. I do laser engraving, airbrushing, wood burning, wood carving and gourd art. I am now experimenting with resin jewelry and am really enjoying learning that process. I create custom work to suit my customer’s needs. I can laser engrave on just about any medium; wood, leather, glass, etc. Here is just a small sample of some of my work, Enjoy!
Pysanky Style Decorated Eggs. Pysanky means "to write". The egg is decorated by hand with a wax resist dye technique involving a series of dye baths and waxing. She learned this technique as a child from her Coratian grandmother. 40 years later, she says, "after finding the tool my dad made for me to "write" on the eggs, I rekindled my love for the art". These unique eggs make wonderful gifts.