Unique, unusual, off-the-wall products made in the PA Wilds

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Unique, unusual, off-the-wall products made in the PA Wilds

If you’re looking for a gift that’s as unique as the recipient, the PA Wilds Marketplace has plenty of products to choose from. These artisans create products that you can’t find in the big box stores, and they’re handcrafted with heart and soul.

Whether you’re looking for something unusual and rare to wear, eat or display, you’ll find it at the PA Wilds Marketplace. Best of all, you’ll know that you’re supporting local PA Wilds artisans, allowing them to spend more time making these off-the-wall items.

 

Rust-Dyed Silk Scarf

Wear a real piece of the PA Wilds and the region’s history with this 100 percent silk rust-dyed scarf. Crafted by hand in McKean County sunshine, this scarf design is an actual rust "print" made using retired fencing from the historic Dr. McCleery Wolf Farm located in Kane, Pennsylvania. This unique product is the result of a collaboration between the artist and the McCleery Wolf Center. Because each scarf is dyed by hand, each rust pattern is slightly different, ensuring that it will be a one-of-a-kind gift!

Neuron and Brain Jabebo Earrings

Jabebo earrings are unique in several ways! For one, they are made using recycled cereal boxes. In fact, on the reverse side of the product, you can even see the cereal box that was used in the making of the earrings. However, the artwork itself is also eye-catching. Although the earrings go together, the images are mismatched, sparking curiosity and interesting conversations. For example, this set of earrings shows a neuron for one earring and human brain for the corresponding earring. An unusual product, made in Bellefonte, here in the PA Wilds!

Maple Mustard

Maple… it’s not just for pancakes anymore. Made with 100 percent PA pure maple syrup from Patterson Farms in Tioga County, this 8-ounce bottle of maple mustard is a pleasant surprise for any foodie. Sweet, savory and tangy all at the same time! Use it in any way you would typically use mustard, with the sweet sensation of supporting a local PA Wilds business.

La Turista Renaissance Alien Print

Definitely a unique and unusual piece of artwork! This limited edition, archival signed print of an otherworldly and noble visitor to Earth was inspired by Renaissance portraiture and the compelling mystery of the greys. Ellen Paquette uses her artwork to highlight otherwise overlooked creatures or endangered species. This artwork is sure to invite some questions and smiles.

Adult Elk on a Bike T-Shirt

Up for a laugh? This shirt will have friends, family and strangers asking, "Is that an elk on a bike?!" With beautiful scenery all around and a growing number of rail-trails and mountain bike courses, biking is one of the most popular activities in the PA Wilds, which is also home to the largest elk herd in the Northeast. If you like to peddle, this shirt is for you! 'Cuz sometimes you just don't feel like hoofin' it. This design is also available in long sleeve adult, youth, toddler, and onesie sizes.

  1. Adult Elk on a Bike T-Shirt
    Adult Elk on a Bike T-Shirt
    As low as $21.95

Orange Red Spotted Newt Waterproof Sticker

Are you a fan of hiking and want to carry a little bit of nature with you? Or are you looking for a gift for someone who enjoys spotting the littlest of creatures in nature? This sticker features a little orange newt that you might find on your adventures! His bright colors are never hard to miss when you’re on the trail. It’s on a thick, high-quality vinyl that is waterproof and dishwasher safe. They’re great for water bottles, mugs, tumblers, coolers or cars.

Looking for more unique items?

No matter who you are buying a gift for, check out all of the fantastic handmade and designed items at the PA Wilds Marketplace!

October 24, 2022