Thursday, August 25, 2011

Handmade Artists Shop and More

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am a huge supporter of handmade artisans and their products. I think that it is imperative for us to support the individual rather than the big conglomerates whenever possible. That being said, I have been a proud member of the Handmade Artist's Group for over a year and have loved meeting other artists and seeing their lovely work. A new shop has been formed specifically for handmade pieces and contains some amazing gems, a few of which I would like to share with you. One of my favorite etsians, Swipxa, has recently opened  a shop there. His handmade Chinese paper-cutting is simply astounding. I own his piece entitled "Life Circle" and find it even more amazing in real life!
One of my favorite jewelry artists is Haffina who creates some amazing beaded necklaces. I have always loved the beaded arts but lack the necessary patience to work with all of those tiny seed beads.It doesn't stop me from collecting books and magazines on it though. ;)
 Haffina also makes some amazing chainmaille creations like this beautiful autumnal choker.
When you start thinking about Christmas presents this year, I suggest heading over to the Handmade Artist's Shop and taking a look around. If not for presents, then just head over to get inspired. There is plenty there to inspire you!

To help jump start their new shop, they are hosting a giveaway for a free shop for LIFE. To participate and be given a chance to win this amazing gift, go to here.

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