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SUNDAY FINDS ON ETSY

Why do I love Etsy?  There are so many wonderful handmade and vintage items, you can find something for everyone on your gift list!  The best part is that your purchases are helping artists make their dreams become a reality.

Here are some gorgeous items I have found from some awesome Etsy shops, I hope you will take a moment and visit their Etsy shops, you wont be disappointed!

I found this beautiful sterling silver midi heart ring by MinimallyMeJewelry

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Minimalist, thin, delicate heart ring. Lovingly hand forged, soldered and polished.
I’m not sure about others, but to me it works perfectly as midi ring, pinky ring and toe ring. 3 in one kind of ring 🙂   The interior diameter of this ring is 1.5 cm – size 5. Please convo me if you need a different size.  My daughter loves hearts. I love my daughter. Therefore, math says I must love hearts…
Part of my “Heartbeat” collection.

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If you are a lip balm fanatic you will love the Lip Butter from VictoriasBoutiqueArt!

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WHAT IT IS
Luxurious lip butter with orange flavor goes on super smooth and adds a *mild* tint to bare lips or cheeks. With a variety of nourishing butters and oils, this lip balm is sure to become a must-have in your daily routine.

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Get cooking with these awesome wood burn spoons from HummingbirdCraftsLLC!

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Give the “cook” in your life a unique gift with handmade wood burned kitchen spoons. A truly special gift that will be remembered daily with love. This makes the perfect housewarming gift or hostess gift! A great addition to any kitchen! Wood spoons are strong, look nice and are able to handle high heat. Each spoon is wood burned by hand with a Pyrography pen and given special care to ensure a unique design and effect. A Hummingbird Crafts LLC original design! Hand washing is preferred. Both spoons have been sealed to protect.

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I know many of you love your pets and pampering them is a must, you will love these adorable cat beds from CatHouseRU!

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Cat bed easy to fold, you can take with you to the exhibition of cats and dogs, as well as on the road.- The lower part of the pet bed sewn from Raincoat fabric, which is enough to wipe with a damp cloth, if stained. – Pet mats Inside two layers of Padding polyester, making the pet bed soft and warm. – The upper part is made of strong Coarse calico, it is environmentally friendly, long does not spoil. – Pet bed is bright, colorful, practical – your Pets will be happy!

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I have a confession…I am a tea fanatic!  When I saw these beautiful tea post from CeramaStudio I had to share with you!

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This Black Owls tea set made of clay and painted by hand.
The owl is a symbol of prosperity, wealth and wisdom. It is believed that the image of an owl protects people from excessive and unnecessary spending.
Tea kettle with pottery mugs – a beautiful and useful things in everyday life, a nice gift.

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I love art prints, and anything that is unique and has to do with coffee!  This BT FIRST COFFEE print from MyColorMood is a must have!

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BUT FIRST COFFEE printable poster – ampersand sign digital print. This modern and minimal black and white typography print with an “Ampersand girl” drinking the tastiest morning drink will be an excellent decor for your living room or office. Start your morning with coffee, start your morning with ampersand, start your morning with beautiful printable wall art! 🙂

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Need a unique gift?  These teacup planters from flowerfilledweddings are beautifully unique!

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Grapevine teacup planter with grapevine forming a saucer and cup attached together. Rim and handle are covered with green moss and trimmed with natural rope. Sewn in liner.
Create your own tea party, bridal shower, luncheon or gift floral centerpiece with these trendy planters.
Set of two teacup planters.

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For the music lover why not a Music Notebook by Sunbrilo.

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Music notebook, Moulin Rouge, Handmade recycled LP vinyl record notebook, vintage vinyl handmade journal music, retro wedding guest book.
This original vinyl record journal is completely handmade with love by me.
It could be a perfect gift for a musician, a music lover or anybody who loves making notes on paper and appreciates handmade objects!

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I hope you will visit these wonderful Etsy shops and show your support by buying handmade!

Mint Green Monday

What can make Monday better? These beautiful handmade items I found while browsing on Etsy!

Mint Green is the hottest trending color right now, and after you see these beautiful items I have found you will see why!

Check out this fabulous mint green tie from TheBestBoysTiesSkinny Tie light Mint  Each tie is 100% made of natural flax.  Tie by Jacob 100% handmade are perfect for all occasions. • Necktie Sizes: Approximately over 60″ tall  Length = 59 inches
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If you love to Knit or crochet, you will love this gorgeous Ceramic Yarn Bowl created by blueroompottery.   It is 6 1/2 – 7 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall.  This lovely yarn bowl is made on the wheel and glazed with my off white shiny glaze and the leaf is hand painted with a soft green glaze.  il_570xn-351529849

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I think shades of mint can really brighten up a room, these salt and pepper mills from HuckleberryVntg would do just that!  Our most highly desired salt and pepper set. The tall salt shaker and pepper mill. This set is done in a milky, creamy, mint green color. Very mid century.
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These are solid wood, vintage salt and pepper sets that are tested, cleaned, painted, shabbied, and then waxed for a soft, durable finish. This set is tall enough to make a serious statement! They measure 10-11 inches tall (including the knob on the pepper grinder) and 2.25 -2.5 inches in diam.

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Dress up any hairstyle with this lovely soft mint green hair comb from Marolsha.  A gorgeous soft minty green chrysanthemum flower cabochon accompanied with two small ivory mum flowers are secured on an Art Nouveau antiqued brass filigree hair comb. A romantic comb that would be be perfect for that special day or everyday wear !
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Add some sparkle to your evening make up look with this gorgeous eye-shadow from  SpectrumCosmetic.  Eyeshadow Shade: SPEARMINT
Shade Description: This mint green mineral eyeshadow is SPEARMINT. It is a fantastic medium pastel green with lot of sparkle! This shade is FANTASTIC for green and brown eyes!

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Can you say YUM?!!!  Authentic French Macaron Cookies from SplendidSweetShoppe . Introducing our couture collection of fine French macarons. We have taken elegant macarons and have dressed them up for any glamorous affair. Beautiful mint green macarons are encrusted with gold glitter sugar crystals and filled with our signature Madagascar Vanilla Ganache.
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Our couture confections are made using only the highest quality ingredients. We grind our own almond flour fresh for each batch of macarons and only use organic sugar and organic cage-free brown egg whites. We make all of our fillings such as our decadent ganaches, creamy caramels and fresh fruit jams. Macarons arrive individually packaged to ensure freshness and we take great care to ensure that they arrive as dainty and beautiful as they were when they left us.
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I hope you will check out these wonderful items, there is nothing more unique and desired as handmade items!  To visit any of these featured shops just click on the shop name that is in RED.
Wishing you all a fantastic Monday!
Peace, Love and Hippie Chic Jewelz

Shop with me for handmade!

I love shopping on Etsy for handmade, you can find some of the most beautiful and unique items from all over the world!  

I love purple, and purple is a trending color for Autumn.  Here is some PURPLISCIOUS handcrafted lovelies created by some of Team Elites talented artists.

Handmade Romantic Roses Rug in purple hues from sestras, what could make a room more beautiful? handmade romantic roses rug decorative modern knitting rose felt powder pink lilac purple powder color flowering wedding gift.

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I love this beautiful Hand crochet Lariat Scarf created by nurlu!  I crocheted this beautiful lariat scarf by using acrylic thread. 100% Acrylic It can be used several ways as scarf, head band, bandana, wrap, even very attractive belt. length=120 inch-140inch (300cm-350cm)

 
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A dancing Butterfly Bracelet created by GloryGift  is just what you need to add a touch of beautiful whimsey to any outfit! Single layer to mix and match with other bracelets to customize your look. The arrangement has such rhythm made from elegant high quality deep plum purple translucent Czech Fire polished facet beads on dark brown leather with butterfly high quality pewter button. You can go from the office in this one to a night on the town. Beautiful pewter butterfly button closure for ease of wear. Experienced craftsmanship in the hand woven craftsmanship with extra care given to secure all knots.  
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Add some purple shimmer to your eyelids with this beautiful purple pigment vegan eye shadow from DesertOfRoses!  Looking for just a hint of pigment but a lot of sparkle? You’ve found your perfect purple! You can apply this eyeshadow dry or, for a more dramatic look, with a damp brush.  DesertOfRoses packs our all natural mineral makeup full inside 5 gram jars. Our cosmetics are made from scratch using high quality minerals. We never use unnecessary fillers so you always know what you’re putting on your skin!
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One of my favorite forms of artwork is mixed media, I love the creativity and texture of this Word Art on Canvas created by HomeTimeArt!  In purple hues and a mystical fairy the inspirational words I Do Believe jump from the canvas and into our hearts for inspiration and comfort. 

This original mix media painting was painted by artist Stefania Grieco in spring of 2012. 
It was created using high quality acrylic paints, a double primed 12x12inch (30.5×30.5cm) canvas and other materials from my mix media collection. It was inspired by imagination, and a positive message to uplift the mood of any room. 

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Purple is pleasing to the eye, especially this Eye Pillow in purple brocade on black created by taketwopillows! Depending on whether you choose an aromatherapy lavender scented eye pillow or unscented it will still create a gentle soothing touch over the eyes. They are perfect formigraines, stress and insomnia. They are perfect for healing, centering and relaxing. For hot therapy, microwave one. For cold therapy, freeze one. The oversized pillows are wonderful to cover your eyes, without feeling too heavy and can be used in the small of your back or under your neck and head. This pillow is 100% hand crafted in the USA using the very best American grown buckwheat hulls, they are locally grown and harvested, and they have been cleaned using a triple cleaning process to remove dust, buckwheat flour, and debris from amongst the hulls. 100% organic, grown totally without pesticides or herbicides and are considered hypo-allergenic. The pillow measures approx 10 inches long by 5 inches wide and 1 inch deep.
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Who says you cant wear a bouquet on your hand?  I love this purple flower bouquet ring created by our featured guest shop of the day jolcreations! Purple Flower Ring – Bouquet Cabochon on Adjustable Silver Filigree Ring – Shabby Chic – Vintage Style Jewelry. A delicate and romantic purple bouquet of roses, sits on green lush leaves that is of shabby chic style and perfect for everyday romance.
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I hope you enjoyed our featured handmade lovelies!  To purchase any of the items seen here just click on the shop name highlighted in BLUE.  

Shop of the day…. PokeyPotamus

Our next shop of the day is Pokeypotamus, this glass lamp-work artist creates the most adorable “PUG” sculpture and pendants! Here are some of her adorable creations:


The pug measures approximately 2.5 inches from his squished, puggy nose to his curly, little tail! A lot of time and effort go into each piece! Every pug has it’s own unique expression, personality and posture. I try to capture the character of a pug and bring it out in the form of glass by adding all the wrinkles, fat rolls, head-tilts and pouty eyes that we all know and love about our precious fur-babies.
Each pug is sculpted using a torch, colored glass rods and various hand tools. Because of this, no two sculpture are alike! Every sculpture is signed by me, dated and numbered!

Each pendant is hand sculpted with borosilicate glass and kiln annealed for added strength and durability!

I use high quality chalk pastel pencils on white sketch paper. I’ve experimented around with different types, textures and brands to find one that works for the quality of portrait I strive to create.

I hope you enjoyed these adorable creations, you can like PokeyPotamus on FaceBook:

SPOTLIGHT featured Artists

Today I wanted to share with you some friends of mine who are featured in the STATTEAM Spotlight, these artists are wonderfully talented and some amazing team mates!

My first featured artist is DOMINICANLOUNGE, A Supplier for Larimar cabochons and Larimar jewelry in which I am totally eyeing every chance I get! Larimar studs Larimar Earrings Teardrop 1 pair. Larimar studs Larimar Earrings Teardrop Delicate Larimar earrings studs just waiting for you or perfect for a gift. Larimar is a blue pectolite only mined in my country, Dominican Republic. The Gemstone of the Caribbean!

Larimar ring size 7 1/2 set in Sterling silver 925 has blue sky colors and for sure will be a great piece of conversation. So perfect gift for yourself or someone else. The Larimar stone is very noticeable, measure is 15 x 27 mm

Cut The Fish is my next featured artist, who loves to “Create something out of nothing”, and when she does she does it well! Check out her beautiful designs, they truly are something! Red Polka Dot Heart on White Earrings. Original handmade earings would be perfect for a nice and romantic gift or lovely accessory for yourself. Round pendant with image hangs from a ear-wire. Simple and elegant, just perfect.

Red Heart on White Necklace. Beautiful and original handmade jewelry would be perfect for a nice and romantic gift or lovely accessory for yourself. Round silver color pendant hangs from a twist cross chain.

My next featured artist is BuffaloCreekCrafts who has a fun and wonderful array of handmade items. I love her cheerful designs and can easily find something for everyone when gift shopping when I browse her online shop!
Abstract Gift Tag/Cards. These cards are 2″ x 2″ and printed on matt card stock. The listing is for 12 cards, each one is different.

Aqua Coffee Coaster. This listing is for the coaster pictured here. This is a ceramic tile coaster measuring 4″ square. The picture has been printed on quality paper then decoupaged onto the tile, the varnished with acrylic varnish.
The coaster has a cork backing.

Featured next is BlackRedDots with a wonderful shop full of Colorful Little Things!!! I love her creativeness and unique designs!Rubber band necklace. A very original piece of art! Shiny rubber bands in black and pink, are carefully tied one by one and secured in place to make this amazing necklace! All these attached on a braided leather cord that closes wit a safety magnet clasp!

Ladybugs pouch Eyeglass Felt Case. A ladybug on your glasses??? Yeah, sure! Felted eyeglasses or sunglass case. Size: 10cm x 15cm (6in x 3 3/4inches) when flat.

Last but not least is CanadianCraftCritter with custom made crochet , custom t-shirts and paintings. Check out this very retro and cool painting:This 20″ X 14″ acrylic painting was created by up-and-coming artist Robert Earl Whitworth and has the artist’s signature visible in the corner. The picture was made to hang as you see it and would make a great addition to any modern home decor.

Handmade crocheted men’s suede scarf and hat set. This hat and scarf set will be great for any man who wants to keep warm in the cold. it is made of a suede yarn which is soft to the touch but very warm. Different colors on request.
This one is tan and black.

I want to congratulate each of the Spotlight Featured Artists, you each make STATTEAM awesome!

Meet Marshfellows!

I have a treat for you today, an interview with Marshfellows!

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What is the name of your online shop and link?

Marshfellows
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marshfellows
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MarshFellows
Blog: http://marshfellows.wordpress.com/

How has your experience been selling your art online?
So far it’s been very positive. I’m still a ‘beginner’ in many ways, but I have been lucky and grateful to those who have extended their help, expertise and advice.

What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
When I first started making Marshfellows, the biggest thrill was just the idea that someone would pay for my artwork. It still amazes me that so many people want to bring my little guys into their homes and lives. But it’s also wonderful when other artists contact me and want one for their own.

How long have you been an artist?
I’ve been working with polymer clay for about five years now, but I’ve always loved arts and crafts ever since I was a little kid.

Who or what had the greatest influence on you as you developed as an artist?
All the credit goes to my Grandmother. When she was still with us, she was always crafting. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, sketching, painting, pottery, ceramics. You name it! But working with clay was something the two of us always did together. She encouraged my love of art and even taught me some of the techniques I know and use today. I absolutely have her to thank for my deep rooted obsession with all things arty and crafty.

How would you characterize your work?
Marshfellows are cute, chubby, silly, sweet, funny and whimsical. They’re like little reminders to smile and giggle. Which you should, it’s good for you!

Describe your workshop/studio for us:
I don’t think I’ve ever actually eaten at my kitchen table, it always has materials, tools, papers and empty coffee cups scattered all over it. When I’m working the music is always playing and the coffee maker is always on. I work at high speed when I’m on a creative buzz and being in the kitchen to work is a reminder in itself that I need to stop every once in a while, come up for air and eat something. Lol.

What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
I think the hardest part has to do with pricing. I have come across situations where a would-be buyer didn’t agree with a listed price and suggested I come up with a more ‘realistic number.”
Of course for the obvious reason it bums me out. It takes my time, money and materials to create a piece, so I can’t just give it away for free, all those variables are valuable to me.
And at the same time a potential customer should see their purchase as a gain, not a loss.

How many hours a day do you create?
Anywhere between 1-4 hours. It’s usually a mixture of creating new pieces, answering e-mails and updating information on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

How does creating art make you feel?
Being able to sit down and create something new and fun is like a drug to me. I love just listening to my tunes, sipping a hot coffee and bringing something new to life. I enjoy the entire creative process from a simple idea in my mind to the final product sitting before me. It’s very relaxing.

“What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
When I’m going about my daily life and I pass by a Marshfellow sitting on my shelf or on the window sill or even as the background for my desktop, I can’t help but smile. That’s all I want for anyone who brings a Marshfellow into their lives.

What are your artistic goals?
I would really like to venture into different mediums by collaborating with other artists. There are plans already being set in motion for future projects. I’m really excited about working with new people, pooling ideas, designing new products and taking advantage of learning opportunities. I think 2012 is going to be a great year for Marshfellows.

How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
I have been lucky to have received help from those who are more experienced when it comes to running a small business. But the most important aspect of any business, providing good customer service, is probably what I’m best at. I figure as long as I remember to take good and proper care of my customers, the rest I can learn along the way. Because in the end, if you don’t have happy and loyal customers, you don’t have a business.

Where else on the Internet can we find your work?
Right now I’m working on setting up my shop at TheArtLand.com and I hope to set-up an Etsy account in the future. But for now I’m taking orders via e-mail and Facebook, which I prefer for custom orders. That way I can work closely with the customer and create something that is exactly what they want.

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me interview you Autumn, your items are simply adorable!

Doing things differently

Tonight I am going to do something a bit different, I recently heard a song by Cher Lloyd called Swagger Jagger and have decided to create an item feature from the lyrics. I hope you like it, and if you like techno-pop music check out the song!
Hi haters, kiss kiss


I’ll see you later…


Hi haters,
It was very very very nice to meet you…

Here are the rest of the lyrics:
Swagger jagger, swagger jagger
You should get some of your own
Count that money, get your game on
Get your game on, get your game on

You can’t stop shoutin’ at me, holler at me, be what I be
You can’t stop looking at, so get off of my way
You can’t stop youtubing me, on repeat, running this beat
You can’t stop this one is on me, i’m laughing all the way
Get on the floor, get, get, get on the floor
My swagger’s in check

Read more: CHER LLOYD – SWAGGER JAGGER LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/swagger-jagger-lyrics-cher-lloyd.html#ixzz1jJo3xtfk
Copied from MetroLyrics.com

Because Nerds LOVE Christmas, too!

Christmas is right around the corner and you still probably have not found the perfect gift to give the “Geek” in your life… Let’s face it, geeks and nerds are hard to shop for. You need not worry, I found a great selection of Geeky Goodies that will make your special “Nerd” snort in delight like Steve Erkel from Family Matters!

‘My Geeky Christmas List’ by Hippiechicjewelz


I Love Mustaches Button…

$1.25

Green Giles Grungy Robo…

$25.00

Nerd Barcode Vinyl Wall…

$18.99

Lime Green LEGO Brick R…

$5.00

Einstein Relativity Nec…

$17.00

Computer Circuit Design…

$35.00

Black and Yellow swirl,…

$10.00

Periodic Table Beer Bot…

$10.00

Anytime card, hello car…

$4.00

yer a wizard, harry. 1….

$1.40

Circus Acrobat Trapeze …

$26.00

Moss Terrarium, BIG – G…

$67.99

Belt Buckle— with Wh…

$25.00

Custom Wooden Letter – …

$25.00

Mr. Green The Dinosaur …

$25.99

Mousepad green palm lea…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Why buy handmade?

Why buy handmade? I have asked some of Etsy’s most talented artists on why as consumers we should buy “HANDMADE”, what you read will not only make sense, but put into practice can make a huge difference not only in the economy, but also for the enviorment.

The main reason that I choose to buy handmade is simple, Buying handmade is better for the environment, plain and simple. The accumulating environmental effects of mass production being a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production. To me, its just an enviromentaly sound choice.

Here is what KelliWorthDesigns from Etsy said about buying handmade:

I made a conscious decision a couple years ago to only shop and eat local. I am a locavore!!! In turn I also believe that anything handmade by a fellow artisan is still…local! We are all a community in and of ourselves. Buy local and handmade….hormone free, free range….lolol

tarnishedandtrue on Etsy had this to say about buying handmade:

Because Handmade is the most unique and beautiful! I am so sick and tired of commercial product. Blah, Target, etc…blah! And….thrifting is not what it used to be with everyone and their dog combing through the stores! So…the only way to find truly unique items is to buy handmade these days.

When I asked Junkitlove from Etsy why she chooses handmade:

Because I refuse to believe the whole population of the world is a sheep, we all need something that ‘talks’ to us and us alone, buying handmade makes that possible. Because as much as possible and when we can afford to, handmade is an ethical choice, often (not always) when wer’e buying mass produced we are funding sweatshops.
I want people to buy MY handmade because I want to buy my family a house, because I want to always be able to work doing what I love, because I would go horribly mad in a bad way if I wasn’t able to create and know someone somewhere is getting pleasure or joy out of something I have made, just for them.

Kearl on Etsy had this to say:

Because it reminds you that EVERYTHING from supplies to finished products is there because of real human beings with lives and families who deserve fair pay for their work. Think globally, act locally and you will see the difference your dollars can make. Because a unique, handmade gift is incredibly meaningful. The giver had to look carefully through thousands of items for that special item that said “I must belong to the person you love, please bring us together!”

Here is what mojo3777creations on Etsy has to say about supporting handmade:

I love to buy handmade because it is more personal. I like the connection I feel with the artist who actually made the item I am purchasing. I know my item has been made with love and it gives me the opportunity to connect with an individual through their art. You can learn a lot about a person through their art.