My friend Desiree and I were strolling along an outdoor mall the other day. We came upon a little boutique selling handmade jewelry, bags, scarves, and other accessories. Desiree told me she always tries to buy something at these little boutiques to help keep them in business because she likes the personal atmosphere. You can always be sure to get a one-of-a-kind piece at a genuine boutique.
I think she’s right, and even if you couldn’t get to a boutique, there are plenty of websites selling handmade pieces, some even for a good cause. Why order from a designer collection when you can order something unique? Click on the pics to order.
Dasha Boutique of San Francisco has a wonderful selection of handmade jewelry, and a collection for weddings.
These lovely moonstone and rock crystal earrings are also available in yellow jade and vermeil. The unique design catches the light beautifully.
Pearl, moonstone, and crystal necklace–$155
Sounds a little steep?
Check out Matilda’s Boutique of New Mexico.
Blue quartz, amethyst, and sterling silver earrings–$25
These handmade glass beads from India caught my eye!
ASK–Africa Schools of Kenya
Beadwork symbolizes unique aspects of the Maasai culture. One-of-a-kind handmade pieces were lovingly crafted by the Maasai mothers of Esiteti School. ASK is donating 100% of the money raised through the sale of this jewelry to support their community.
$15 per strand (includes shipping)
Medallion necklances–$18 each (includes shipping)
Go on Etsy.com if you want to while away the hours. WARNING! It is addicting!