The title refers to this weekend of course.
Small Business Saturday.
And I will be the first to agree that it is of utmost importance to shop local, support artists and craftspeople, and yet honor family and give thanks before the shopping commences.
So I have a three part post for you - inspired by these three days.
Warning: this may be seen as less than serious and a bit irreverent. You have been warned.
I am an artist. I make many of the gifts I give. So by NOW if I don't have an idea, haven't started, I panic a little. Add to that that I have to ship things to my family - all scattered across the States... you feeling the panic yet? My plan for Black Friday is to prep for a show I have Sunday (Shop local! Shop handmade!) and start work on presents!!!
If so much of Black Friday is getting more for less, deals, steals, and bargains... I wanted to do the opposite and show you pieces that are more. For more to be sure... but wouldn't you be happy with these in your stocking? ( realistically - some yes. Others... not until after I win the lottery...)
Small Business Saturday:
I would be remiss if I did not mention sales currently happening at AJE members shops, including mine. And many other small business/sole proprietors I know...
- Susan Kennedy Www.suebeads.etsy.com BLACKFRIDAY - 20% off now until Monday
- -Diana Ptaszynski https://www.etsy.com/shop/
suburbangirlbeads GOBBLE13 - 20% off Fri - Mon.
- -Kristi Bowman-Gruel https://www.etsy.com/shop/
KristiBowmanDesign THANKYOU20 - 20% - Th - Mon.
- -Karen Totten http://www.ktotten.etsy.com/ STARRY30 - 30% Fri - Mon.
www.woolywireetc.etsy.com/ WOOLY30 - 30% Fri - Mon.
- -Linda Landig https://www.etsy.com/shop/
LindaLandigJewelryTHANKS2013 - 20% off Th - Mon. http://www.artfire.com/ext/ shop/studio/LindaLandigJewelry
- -Melissa Allford Meman http://
melismaticartjewelry.etsy.com/MELISMATIC - 20% off Th - Mon.
- -Jenny Davies-Reazor https://www.etsy.com/shop/
jdaviesreazorGOBBLE13 -20% Fri - Mon
- -Lesley Watt www.theaelements.etsy.com THEA20 - 20% off Fri - Mon. www.theajewellery.etsy.com THEA20 - 20% off Fri - Mon.
- Rebekah Payne https://www.etsy.com/shop/treewingsstudio THANKYOU2013 20% off TH - Mon.
- Caroline Dewison - Blueberri Beads - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/blueberribeads BLUE20 20% off Fri - Mon.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the art of giving! Don't let the commercialism taint the true spirit of the upcoming holidays!