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Welcome to Handmade for Humanity!


Welcome to my site!   Thank you for stopping by to check out the products.   I am a lover of all things handmade, useful and/or good for our environment!  I still try to stay with the fair trade practices when I can.  

I am also an Artist!  I have been painting for many years.  I decided to offer some of my work to you through this site.  I have an art studio in Fairfield County, Connecticut and welcome commissions!

I specialize in pet portraiture but I also enjoy creating still life paintings, beautiful scenic landscapes and more!  

You can order custom pet portraits by contacting me at 203-942-0145 to discuss the type of project that is right for you.  I ask my clients to provide a few images of the pet making certain the lighting and the pose is sufficient.  The best portraits start with a great image for me to replicate.  

I am still working on the site to incorporate my work so that it may be purchased.  I will have custom prints and original canvas art to purchase in the very near future.   I am very excited to have an opportunity to bring these to you.  

I have searched extensively for high quality products that have a cause.  Many products are handmade, some are functional or are good for our environment.

I carry a line of hand crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry with 100% authentic Gemstones.  I decided to sell these products because of how well they have been designed and because the business is family owned and they give back to communities in India.

The family actively supports educational and care projects in India. Through the years they have helped the artisans develop their business ensuring fair trade policies. Together we share in each other’s success.

Another Jewelry line I sell is crafted by an all women organization that has a Holistic Care Program that cares for women that escaped human trafficking and exploitation.  Women and girls experience freedom, establish independence and develop careers by crafting jewelry.  They have employed and trained hundreds of women and served thousands more through their community outreach.  The jewelry is packaged in a cute box and each box is signed my the Artisan who made it.  I am proud endorse this cause by purchasing the jewelry because it is such a worthy cause.  I enjoy wearing this jewelry as well to show support my support for this organization.  

I have a fun Jewelry line that are made from Pressed Flowers.  It is called Tree of Life Necklace and Earring set!  These are made from real flowers and each piece also has a few tiny little butterflies in them.  Check them out, we think you will really like them!  They make colorful and fun gifts!

My leather handbags are made from the finest, softest leather!  The bags are lightweight and functional.  I believe they are a great value for such fine quality leather.  

The Canvas Tote Bags and Eco-Friendly Shopping bags are made for multiple uses.  Stop purchasing these shopping bags in the grocery store and purchase some strong Jute bags that you will use over and over again.  They can even be washed when dirty.  

Have you ever hear of RFID Blocking Wallets for men and women?  RFID stands for radio frequency identification.  With identity theft being so common these days, I thought these items are essential for everyday use.  With the new chip technology, a thief can pass you and scan the credit or debit card information right out of your wallet without any contact!  The best way to protect your information is to purchase one of these wallets.  They are made with a thin metal lining that blocks these skimmers keeping your information safe when you travel or shop.   Currently, I have a small selection but will be building my stock up soon.  

Please visit the site often and don't forget to sign up for the newsletters to learn more about our high quality products and stay abreast new products that will be offered in the future. 

My Guarantee

I believe that you will be very pleased with each purchase you make from Handmade for Humanity.  I am committed to providing customers with complete product satisfaction.  If you have any questions about our products or want to commission me for a pet portrait, please send us a message at info@handmade4humanity.com!  I am looking forward to hearing from you!

I appreciate your business. 

Nancy Cuoco




Custom Pet Portraits are Now Available by Commission!

May 22, 2022

I am excited to announce that I offer custom dog and cat portrait commissions online now!  I replicate the image from a few high quality photos that you will email to me of your furry family member!  To get started, I ask that you send me approximately 2-5 shots of the pet you want painted.  I work primarily in acrylic paints.  However, I offer oil paintings as well.  The prices quoted here are for acrylic painted works.  I will be happy to quote portraits in oil paint if that is what you would prefer.   The turn around time for oil paintings is much longer than acrylic.   A commissioned painting of a family pet is one of the most unique,...

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