Idyllwild is full of amazingly talented individuals. Three of these talented artists have come together to share a space, opening a new store.

The Kilted Craftsman and Credere Organics is the newest business in town located in The Fort between Mountain Footwear and Robin Oates Real Estate. They opened the store on July 4.

Rebecca Vasconcellos is the creator behind Credere Organics. She’s been creating organic, handcrafted products to help nourish and repair your skin since January 2017, selling her products online and creating all of her products locally.

Uniquely designed spoons crafted by Ron Shell.   Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Robert Cockburn is the artist behind the Kilted Craftsman, creating one-of-a-kind hardwood furniture and kitchenware.

Ron Shell has created handcrafted exotic wooden spoons with a unique design to dish out all of the contents inside containers or jars. 

Handmade skincare products in the foreground and handcrafted woodwork in the background. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

The Idyllwild Town Crier caught up with Vasconcellos in the store. 

“I used to sell my products at the Farmers Market and did Cayenne Pepper cream massages,” she said. “Kilted Craftsman has a beautiful showroom for his products and I have a place for my clients. It’s basically a business marriage.”  

Outside of their handmade products, they’re also selling lint-free towels and bamboo air fresheners, bamboo toothbrushes, and bamboo reusable straws. 

On Aug. 21 there will be a grand opening party from 5 to 8 p.m. Other local businesses will be a part of the grand opening, helping welcome Kilted Craftsman and Credere Organics. 

Skincare products handmade by Rebecca Vasconcellos of Credere Organics and other bamboo products available for purchase.   Photo by Jenny Kirchner

“The Candy Cupboard and Sacred Soul Creations are going to be part of it,” Vasconcellos said. “We need a reason to celebrate! We’ll be social distancing while enjoying beverages and appetizers.” 

Vasconcellos talked about Robert Cockburn’s products and the custom spoons made by Ron Shell, “He [Robert] does the custom countertops, cheese cutters, and cutting boards. They last a really long time. I use mine every single day. He also makes pens and bowls. The spoons made by Ron have been designed to get every single bit out of the jars.”

Uniquely designed spoons made by Ron Shell and the Kilted Craftsman boards by Robert Cockburn.
Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Whether you’re looking for skin products or amazing woodworkings, Kilted Craftsman and Credere Organics is the place to go. Be sure to stop by and see their products for yourself. 

While their hours may change (as of press time), the store is open Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.