Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - Online

If you are an online shopper you can still find locally handcrafted goods. There are several websites to take a peek at,  Artfire, Bonanza, Aftcra and Zibbet are a few of the better known ones based in the U.S.

Ocean Jasper, Labradorite, Pewter, and Glass Bead Necklace
Just listed in Beadware's online Etsy shop.

The largest marketplace, and the one where you will find Beadware, is Etsy. To shop local on Etsy you will need to first register with the site so it knows where you live, then scroll down the home page and towards the bottom right you will find a link that says Shop Local. You then put in where you want to shop. A page showing items from local sellers opens. To ensure you are only lokinig at hand crafted products be sure and select Handmade and then the type of item you are searching for. Be warned there is so much to see her that you may find yourself addicted!!

Here are links to a few of my favorite local shops: 

Archival Fine Art Animal Print - Moonrise - Nursery or Children's room Art
Blue Dog Rose

Rice Bowls
Heidi's Pottery

Rusted Flower Garden Art - Garden Stake Decor
Metal Garden Art

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