Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Buying Handmade Goods

I have had this on my mind for some time and really feel that it needs to be heard and understood.  In no way am I trying to tell people what to do, but what I do want people to do is think about is what is the best thing to do/right thing to do.

When I was shopping around Christmas time I got frustrated by what I saw in the stores.  There was mostly mass produced products (most likely made overseas) that looks like everything else and probably won't last very long because they ARE mass produced with inferior parts.  What has happened to us?  Why does everyone think they have to have this stuff?  Of course our need to have so much "stuff" is a whole other topic.

Our country is having difficulties now and I don't think I will get any arguments on this statement.  I have my opinions on this matter and believe we need to start giving business to the little guy again; buy handmade products instead of mass produced (made overseas) products.  Buy locally and from people in the USA.  Personally, I think that is what is going to help this country.  I have heard that small business may make a comeback in this country, but it can't without the help of each other giving business to the smaller companies.  You may need to do some research to find them, but there are great small companies who are more than willing to do business with you.

I welcome any feedback on this matter; to have an open dialog and maybe we can more ways to get this country on its feet again.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Finding Inspiration!

I recently got back from Tucson (the BIG gem and jewelry show) and though it wasn't quite as fantastic as it has been in the past, but it was still fun. 

So I have gotten a bit of inspiration and put some jewelry together.  The first and second items are now on etsy.

I have so much to catch up on and am going to try and get some different kind of things up for sale including more supplies, so please keep in touch and thanks for looking.