It's that time of year again. The season of giving, gifting, and going all over to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Why not ditch the crowded malls, and help support a talented creative entrepreneur in the process? To help you out, I've gathered a list of a few of my favorite creative makers. Check them out below!
(Disclaimer: I know each of these amazing people personally, and, yes, this is the most shameless of shameless plugs for their work. Sorry, not sorry...)
Eager Hands is one of my favorite jewelry sources, and a huge supporter of Bright Ideas. Her specialty is hand-stamped metals, be it necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. She also works with found objects like keys, beads, and charms. Need a custom design? Send her your ideas, and she'll help you create the perfect gift!
Curio is the perfect gift for the book lover in your life! The first book in the Kingdom of Light Chronicles, Curio is a lightening fast adventure through a fantasy world brave warriors, evil politicians, and a battle between good and evil. Fair warning: only read this book if you have time to abandon everything else until it's finished.
Susan is part of Bright Ideas history, and was one of the first to push me and Emily into starting our journey. She's also an amazing fine artist who's work is full of dynamic color, motion, and energy. Her original works are acrylic on a variety of surfaces, but you can get prints, bags, phone cases, and more through her online store.
Love hammered jewelry? Justice and Beauty is the place for you! Run by one of the brave souls who took part in our very first Bright Ideas group, Justice and Beauty is a treasure trove of hand-hammered and hand-stamped bracelets and earrings. Check out those cuffs!
Sarah is the co-founder of Bright Ideas, a designer by trade, and an artist by passionate choice. She was born and raised in South, and delights in sharing Southern culture with anyone who cares to learn. Sarah collects creative hobbies; when she isn’t making art, you can usually find her on the dance floor. Follow her creative adventures on Instagram and Twitter!