Special Spotlight: 1st Edition

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I told you earlier about how more than 60 handmade artisans from across the country have been scammed by a small boutique in Springfield, Missouri. The state Attorney General's Office and local authorities have been investigating. The scam has been covered on the news in that area over the past couple days as well.

I think what it so important to remember, though, is that handmade artisans create because they have a passion for it. I know I love making jewelry, wearing it, and hearing how a certain piece has brightened someone's day. We're not creating to get rich quick or because we have to do it. We love creating. So many talented artisans have been scammed. They may never get their money or their creations. 

I want to spotlight their shops and their beautiful work:


Dark green was all over the Golden Globes red carpet the other night. My favorite find in this color is from Black Cat Craft on Etsy.
$22



Your favorite little reader would adore this bookmark from Buttons On Everything.
$3.50



What a lovely organizer for your knitting needles!
It's from madbird
$34



What a fabulous tie from Scatterbrain Ties.
$28


This is just a stunning, feminine brooch from The Red Magnolia!
$24


Vintage barkcloth was used to create this fun bag from For the Love of Pete.
$23


If you're a regular reader, you know how much I adore milk glass. What delightful jars from Kabibi Mei!
$9




These gorgeous earrings from Crave Jewelry Design would be perfect for you!
$20



If I had a little girl, she most definitely would be sporting this fantabulous top from Kiwi Chic!
$20



Judy's Designs has created these stunning earrings made of eco-friendly acai bead.
Lovely!
$16.99
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