Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Think Global....Shop Local

If you have ever visited the Etsy site and have become completely overwhelmed with the variety, beauty, and sheer multitude of handmade goods for sale, then welcome to the club. The Etsy site (if you are not familiar, I urge you to check out the site) is an online market place where artisans from all over the globe can sell their goods.

Because I wasn't blessed with the "creative and artistic" gene, I rely on other people to create beautiful things (I can't sew, knit, paint, or make jewelry. I can, however, fix stuff with duct tape. That's about as far as I go). Thankfully, the wonderful people at Etsy understand that a large majority of the world's population is just like me and have provided the "creatively challenged" with a fabulous site where we can purchase some truly amazing pieces of jewelry, pottery, furniture, and clothing. 

The Etsy site is pretty fantastic, except that there are just too many options. As of this post, there are 782,000 pieces of jewelry for sale on the site. Yes, that's right, I said "782 THOUSAND" pieces of jewelry. That's just insane. 

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(c) BlondeChick - bridal earrings $40.00
If you are looking for handmade gifts for your bridal party or are looking to give your bridesmaids a necklace or earrings (or anything else, for that matter) to wear on your special day AND want to support a local artist, I encourage you to visit the Hudson Valley Esty Team. The Hudson Valley Etsy Team is a group of incredibly talented artisans based right here in the valley. Plus, prices are very reasonable! What more could you want?

How about these beautiful silver filigree earring for a grand statement accessory for your bridesmaids?

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(c) JSWMetalWorks

Or maybe these for a more subtle look?

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(c) GetGlassy

Ohhh, so pretty!

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(c) BlondeChick

Thinking about skipping the veil? How about this posh vintage-style fascinator?

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 (c) MollysPurl

To find the Hudson Valley Etsy Team on the Etsy site, just search "hvny" or check out the Hudson Valley Etsy Team blog to keep up with the group daily! 

Happy Planning, 

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to mention your spray paint skills.