As the holiday shopping season fast approacheth, we took a look at what the local Etsy sellers had to offer (simply click on the “Shop Local” button on the lower-left-hand side of the page and type in your zip code) and came away bedazzled by the sheer magnitude of the hidden online community of artists, crafters, designers and repurposers who live anonymously in our midst. Behold for yourselves the wonders in the slide show above and remember: shop local!

 

7 Responses to 25 Local Etsy Wonderments

  1. Bill Sims says:

    Another cool one is Give them Wings which has hand made dragons, phoenixes and other creatures! http://www.etsy.com/shop/laurigriffin?ref=seller_info

  2. david philipps says:

    It’s hard to pick my favorite, but it’s probably the Reagan ornament.

  3. hannahfriend says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad.

  4. margaret says:

    One of my favorite local Etsy artists is Whiskey Darling and her amazing necklaces, cufflinks, earrings, and belt buckles.

    http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?search_submit=&q=whiskey+darling&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

  5. Sarah says:

    I love “Sasquatch Loves Modern Chairs”. I’m going to look that one up, because it’s lovely!

  6. Mike Procell says:

    I was drawn into the soul of the “eye magnet”.

  7. Sarah says:

    I’m looking at todays cover of today’s Indy and thinking oo what a coincidence! There’s that lovely sasquatch artist again. Great minds eh?

News

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Today marked the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. We get the sounds from today’s historic race, won by rookie driver Alexander Rossi.
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · The Libertarian nominee for president criticizes both the Democrats and Republicans and argues that if he is included in debates and national polls he could bring in a significant portion of votes.
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Each year the Library of Congress adds certain sound recordings as national treasures. Curator of Recorded Sound Matthew Barton explains the cultural significance of this year’s selections.
 

Arts & Life

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Rolling the R’s tells the stories of restless teenagers in the disco era in a gritty neighborhood in Hawaii. Author R. Zamora Linmark discusses the book’s impact, 20 years after it first came out.
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Heather Shumaker and Stephanie Land are two parenting writers with different ideas about how class and conventional wisdom shape the modern view of parenting.
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.
 

Music

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Each year the Library of Congress adds certain sound recordings as national treasures. Curator of Recorded Sound Matthew Barton explains the cultural significance of this year’s selections.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 29, 2016 | NPR · The British songwriter began her career in 1999 with an album that was a breakout success. Years later, she says she looks on that younger version of herself with the protectiveness of a big sister.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 29, 2016 | NPR · A classically trained cellist with songs rooted in Haitian folk, McCalla embraces the intersections of art and history in her work. Her new album is A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab