Handmade, recycled candles

Discarded wine bottles transformed into candles in Charleston, SC.

Handcrafted jewelry

I’m drawn to the simplicity and elegance of these pieces of handcrafted jewelry from the Vivid by Esther Etsy shop.

Handmade wooden clocks

These unique clocks are from the Uncommon Handmade Etsy Shop run by a husband and wife duo outside of Chicago.

11:11

11:11 is a small company in Los Angeles that uses recycled materials to make handmade wallets, passport covers, cardholders, and notebooks. The about page almost made me weep: “I always wanted 11:11 enterprises to be a transformational force for good in the world. I never knew how that would actually work out, since I am [...]

Little brown bear

One of my favorite etsy shops is run by a woman named Kate who lives in Vancouver, and I’ve got a bit of an irrational obsession going on with her wonderful, hand-stitched animals. I’ve already bought several of the hand-stitched elephants (see here), and when she ran out of those I couldn’t resist this bear, [...]