Contributed by Heather Wallace, Director VISION House Series, Green Builder Media
Last Saturday I was able to take some time and shop a couple local artisan fairs. I love seeing all the ideas people come up with. Here's a couple of my favorites:
These bracelets are made from recycled copper. Robin Duis uses cut-offs from roof, gutter or vent-hood installations from a local sheet metal shop then sands and buffs the pieces and decorates each of them using etch, patina and hammer techniques.
Jessie Morrow not only makes gorgeous jewelry she also creates wreaths out of chicken wire, organic potting soil, local moss and succulents. I am one of those people who are challenged when it comes to keeping plants alive. These wreaths just need a little water. If you end up forgetting to water it you can just dunk it into some water and it will come back to life. Just my style!
Instead of your typical consumer shopping this year try visiting one of your local artisan fairs and see what gifts you can buy locally. You might be surprised at the great finds!
Posted: 12/3/2012 12:45:16 PM by
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