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?

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