Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Support small businesses this year & shop handmade!

Here's a fun list of holiday gifts that are not only affordable but all made by small business owners! Below you'll find a mix of home goods that are great for this cozy time of year to jewelry that you can wear to that special holiday party. Remember, by supporting small businesses this holiday season, you're helping your local economy grow, keeping the art community alive and showing your appreciation for finely made items!

Small Business Gift Guid - 2017

1. Mounted Staghorn Fern from Hirts Gardens, $20 - This plant has been very popular this year and for good reason, it's beautiful when hung on a wall and adds a pop of greenery! Great for plant lovers.

2. Dashes & Moons Tea Towel from Jenny Pennywood, $24 -  Abstract and with simple colors, this towel would look super cute in anyone's kitchen.

3. Modern Circle Necklace from Black Crystals, $28 - A brass necklace perfect for dressing up or down!

4. Sun Stripes Mug from Clay Factor Ceramics $43 -  Who doesn't love a nice mug to drink hot chocolate from in the winter?

5. Marimo Ball Terrarium from Bliss Gardens Boutique $16 - This little terrarium will not only make a great conversation piece, but it's also extremely easy to care for.

6. Wiggles Black Basket from Fazeek Design $58 - While a basket may seem like an odd gift, it really does have countless uses, plant holder, storing blankets, etc, and makes for a nice decoration. 

7. Moon Calendar from Sun Pizza Moon $25 - This handmade lunar calendar makes for a  very interesting gift and once the year is over, the linen can be re-used!

8. Rectangle Circle Earrings from Black Crystals $26 -  While minimal, these earrings still make quite the statement on and add quite a bit of character to any outfit.

9. Sun + Glory Candle from Moorea Seal $22 - Red cedar-scented, this candle will be wonderful for the holidays and entertaining. 

10. Emerald Crystal Soap from Rock Hound Soap $6 - At first glance, it's hard to believe this magical handmade candle is not a real quartz crystal! Get this for any of your mineral loving friends. 

2017 Summer Jewelry Collection & Inspiration

The 2017 summer jewelry line has arrived! Featuring colors of salmon pink, dusty blue, and rich lapis lazuli all mixed with warm brass geometric shapes.

My inspiration for this collection all started from the current book series I'm reading called Earth's Children by Jean M. Auel (any fellow Anthropology nerds out there?!). I couldn't help but be drawn back to the idea of mother nature's gorgeous fluid textures and patterns. I wanted to share some of these unique color palettes & textures that influenced me most this season, so I thought it would be fun to create a little mood board. Happy summer!

2017 Summer Mood Board Jewelry Line

Valentine's Gift Guide Under $50!

It's that time of year again, you know, when you have to resist going down that bright red aisle at the grocery store filled with endless Valentine's Day candy. Well, instead of getting the typical chocolate box, I've created a fun Valentine's gift guide that's budget friendly & perfect for your significant other, bestie, or just for treating yourself! 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Under $50

1. Let's Stay Home Mug by Urban Earth Co., $18 - Maybe your idea of the perfect date night isn't about going out, but rather staying in and watching a good movie! This mug is great for those cozy nights with a nice cup of tea!

2. Geometric Quartz Crystal Necklace by Black Crystals, $34 - Minimal while still having a earthy side to it, this necklace is a lovely everyday piece for your special someone wear.

3. Nightshade Candle by P.F. Candle Co., $18 - This unisex candle features notes of black peppercorn and bergamot with hints of moss and lavender. 

4. Wildflower Seed Bomb Kit by Renaissance Botanical, $24 - With spring time just around the corner, these flower seed bombs make a excellent gift for anyone with a green thumb.

5. Marble Notebook by CalliCrafty, $12 - A pretty notebook that's perfect for those looking to get organized, or simply just love to doodle in their spare time!

6. Minimalist Bar Circle Earrings by Black Crystals, $28 - These modern beauties look great when dressed up or down. With gold-plated surgical steel ear wires, these are awesome for anyone with sensitive ears.

7. Himalayan Salt Lamp from Amazon, $30 - Providing a relaxing ambiance and beautiful glow, salt lamps are well liked by just about everyone!

8. Mini Geometric Planters Set by Happy Planters, $30 - For all of those who can't resist adorable "mini" things but also enjoy having some greenery around the house. 

9. Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Mix by Krista's Baking Co., $13 - Yum! This delicious cookie mix would make for a fun and romantic date night in at home. 

10. Better Halves Enamel Pin by Stay Home Club, $12 - How cute is this interlocking enamel pin set? This would be a wonderful  little gift for your bestie, or significant other while note breaking the bank.