What if we all stopped doing this? What if, instead, we bought things from people, actual people, who make things with their hands and their hearts? Let's see...we'd be helping support their families. We'd be tapping into God-given talents. We'd be getting quality, hand crafted gifts that really are one of a kind. And, we'd be showing those big chains that they don't own us. (Oh, dear. I feel another post coming on...but I'll stop here. For now.)
In the spirit of gift-giving in this way, I've started a list of links on the right hand side of this page that will list the Etsy shops of readers of this blog. Check out the links and next time you need a gift, consider shopping there. I'm going to.
Back to the business at hand! The winner of Kelley's beautiful lampwork bead earrings is...
Congratulations, Kim M !!! Please email me (email@example.com) with your name and mailing address and I will pass your information on to Kelley so she can mail out your earrings.
Thank you, Kelley, for teaching us about lampwork and sharing your work with us!!
Photograph courtesy of Kelley's Bead StudioPin It