This coming holiday season, I invite you to explore the world of solo business owners and what they have to offer. In supporting these small scale makers, you are making a direct impact on another human’s life, helping support their family and their community.
Without further ado… here are the most amazing makers and small business owners I have had the pleasure of knowing and supporting through the years. Enjoy!
Elizabeth's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ninedragons
Michele's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicMoonPottery
Alex makes décor, mirrors, mosaics and crosses from reclaimed wood. With a wide variety of home decor you will definitely find something to love in his shop. No two pieces are ever the same. Alex' store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/woodenaht
Gabrielle makes the most stunning catch-all dishes and ring cones. Each individual piece is rolled out of polymer clay and decorated by hand. While the process is the same for each individual piece, no two ever come out the same.
Gabrielle's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NativePRINTcess
Black Crow Curios
Trish' store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackCrowCurios
The Woodland Story CoKrysta and Josh create beautiful farmhouse style clocks in a variety of different sizes and styles. Each individual clock is designed and hand built by them.
Their store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoodlandStoryCo
Gilesi Paper Co
Evelyn creates a curated mix of modern and classic fine stationery. Her cards are foil pressed by hand in the most beautifully created designs. She also offers personalization options for your stationery. Everything, including the packaging you receive the stationery in, is recyclable.
Evelyn's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GilesiPaperCo
Alex offers T-shirt, hoodie and tank designs for men and women. She just embarked on this journey as a stay at home mom, looking for a creative outlet. In the name of full disclosure, Alex is my sister and I am also contributing to some of the designs you see in her shop. I designed the sweatshirt you see below :)
You can find Alex' store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MathiShop
Accessories by Kelli
Kelli creates hand knit hats and accessories. She also offers cotton face masks in beautiful patterns.
Prior to her offering the face masks for sale, Kelli was one of the unsung warriors, using her sewing skills to donate 100s of face masks to local hospitals and essential workers at the beginning of the pandemic.
Kelli's accessories can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AccessoriesByKelli
Fawn and Sparrow
This sister duo creates gorgeous crystal crowns, wedding crowns and bridal tiaras. Each piece is created to mimic the beauty that the crystals exude in their natural form. They design each piece with minimally exposed wiring to highlight the natural beauty of the stones. With comfort a priority, their headdresses are arranged to wear with ease and are adjustable to head size.
Their store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thefawnandthesparrow
Silver Cedar Jewelry
Irene has been creating jewelry in Cortes Island in Canada for the past 30 years. She casts organic shapes in sterling silver and gold, using nature as inspiration.
Irene's store can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverCedarJewelry
Indigo Desert Moon
Pamela is a herbalist and artisan. Her apothecary items include tinctures, salves, infused oils, and teas. She focuses on using locally wildcrafted, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients harvested myself wherever possible.
Pamela's products can be found here: https://indigodesertmoon.bigcartel.com/category/apothecary
*** Keep in mind that because these are all small makers and each individual item is made by hand, time is of the essence in placing an order. Make sure to check out their shop announcement for shipping deadlines if you are looking for gifts. If the deadline already passed, consider still purchasing the item and working with the maker to come up with an outside the box way of presenting the “coming soon” gift during the holiday season.