Thursday, November 12, 2015



Gifts that are creatively designed, are made in America, and support small businesses...are easily found online-courtesy of the Artisan Group - a marketing resource for artisans-entrepreneurs.

The selections we previewed ranged from delicate jewelry, divinely scented pure soaps, fragrant candles, festive hairpieces and small accessories...all unique...and ideal for the stylish- socially conscious types.

Some highlights:
people might have everything-but one's pet(s)=never. Four Black Paws Bow tie with slots for the collar on back 

Forest of Jewels knotted Swarovski pearls and crystals on silk thread  festive necklace
Susi D Jewelry feminine necklace for that friend who needs a positive sentiment!

Nellmarie Jewelry Innovations delicate-silver sterling with diamonds, gemstones+glass look luxurious without the price tag
Design Me Jewelry-customized options for the personal touch

nifty-a photograph on this brass locket...opens up for a keepsake a pic of your own the tin owl

long 34" necklace with Czech glass beads 14k gold plate great to loop around a neck or arm-by Boy Cherie
Love Your Bling Swarovski Crystals -on plated chain 
Jewelry by Andrea -tassel necklace with glass stone- fashionable

sweet dangling earrings-Zoe&Piper-'spiritualized' jewelry for the yoga lover

very cool-repurposed Kodachrome slide...retro pin by The Glossatteer  -for the hipster on your list
Raven Boutique -flirty fun hair barrette made of soft wispy chiffon, ostrich feathers and sparkling Swarovski crystal will dress up any outfit-good for girls of all ages

Inventive use of textiles...Rosy Toes Asian motifs on repurposed wool sweaters woven into a shoulder bag-fav part is the fab vintage print lining!

.Rosy Toes wristlet as inventive gift wrapping...put something special inside- 
Better than home fragrances...and made from natural ingredients...are great stocking stuffers!
Brosily Bath & Body intoxicating aroma of Vanilla Spice-luxury soap from plant based, ethically sourced materials.

Kudos to terrific packaging-Three Sisters Apothecary by Soap Caldron ph balanced, synthetic-cruelty free, natural bar soaps

House of Matriarch-deeply revealing scent Madrona had the unmistakable aroma of Vetiver with hints of lavender and cedar. Fabulous. No wonder the creator has won so many fragrance awards

Beautiful jars-of natural soy wax candles, pure fragrance oils infused with natural ingredients, and cotton braided wicks-LIT and Co

Send a REAL quality paper thank you note- and season much classier than an email...paper goods by Hennel Paper Company