Making It

    Northeast Ohio is full of creative people following their dreams while trying to make a living. From jewelry crafted out of broken street glass to sound equipment engineered for rock stars, see what people are "making" in the community.

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Cleveland Candle Company Spreads Joy of DIY Candles

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    Cleveland Candle Company Spreads Joy of DIY Candles

    Cleveland Candle Company holds candle making classes with over 200 scents.

    Cleveland Candle Company Spreads Joy of DIY Candles

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    Mr. Neon Keeps Signs Glowing in Canton

    Neon sign shop owner says his lighting business is good despite competition from LEDs.

    Mr. Neon Keeps Signs Glowing in Canton

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    Coffee and Bikes Pair at Unique Space in Old Brooklyn

    Coffee Coffee Coffee and Sixth City Cycles team up to create a unique retail space.

    Coffee and Bikes Pair at Unique Space in Old Brooklyn

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

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    Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

    The oldest restaurant in Cleveland, Guarino’s, has been serving Little Italy for 100 years

    Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

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    Mother Trades Corporate Job to Sculpt Metal

    Elizabeth Meadows isn't intimidated by the largely male culture of metalworking.

    Mother Trades Corporate Job to Sculpt Metal

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    Cleveland Street Glass Finds Beauty After Break-Ins

    Deanna Dionne sweeps broken glass from the streets and creates jewelry.

    Cleveland Street Glass Finds Beauty After Break-Ins

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    Transforming Ohio Steel into Furniture

    Jason Radcliffe designs furniture out of unfinished, locally-sourced steel.

    Transforming Ohio Steel into Furniture

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

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    Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

    Linston achieves success as Cleveland's only African American female clothing manufacturer

    Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

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    Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

    Located in Barberton, Peaceful Fruits provides healthy snacks and community opportunities.

    Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

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    Ideal Surface Casts Concrete Countertops in Cleveland

    Ideal Surface casts custom decorative concrete that incorporates fibers.

    Ideal Surface Casts Concrete Countertops in Cleveland

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Spoil Your Pet with Locally-Sourced Treats

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    Spoil Your Pet with Locally-Sourced Treats

    When a pet treat made her dog ill, Dawn DeFrank took matters into her own hands.

    Spoil Your Pet with Locally-Sourced Treats

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    Continuing the Legacy with Humphrey Popcorn

    At more than a century old, Humphrey Popcorn keeps on popping.

    Continuing the Legacy with Humphrey Popcorn

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    Melding Chocolate and Community at Sweet Designs

    Sweet Designs creates uniquely molded chocolates and employs refugees and others in need.

    Melding Chocolate and Community at Sweet Designs

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Sneakers From Scratch With JBF Customs in Cleveland

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    Sneakers From Scratch With JBF Customs in Cleveland

    Jake Ferrato's makes custom sneakers with exotic leathers.

    Sneakers From Scratch With JBF Customs in Cleveland

    Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Bertman Mustard Has A Long History With Baseball

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    Bertman Mustard Has A Long History With Baseball

    Bertman has been the official mustard of the Cleveland Indians since 1925.

    Bertman Mustard Has A Long History With Baseball

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    Mushrooms and Building Materials Created From Waste

    The Biocycler uses fungi to transform construction and ag waste into useful products.

    Mushrooms and Building Materials Created From Waste

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    Adults With Autism Craft Handmade Soaps At Lifeworks

    People at Lifeworks have many opportunities to learn, work, and engage socially.

    Adults With Autism Craft Handmade Soaps At Lifeworks

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    Nooma - From Ice Rink to Sports Drink

    Nooma helps replenish electrolytes lost during intense workouts and when you're dehydrated

    Nooma - From Ice Rink to Sports Drink