As a break from my usual rantings and ravings, I am providing a PSA for all you holiday shoppers in the form of some fabulous indie artists whom are far more worthy of your hard-earned Giftmas dollars than Amazon or the House the Geoffrey the Giraffe Built.
Remember, buy from your favorite indie artistans/crafters this season!
Got a fave indie artist I forgot? Add ’em in comments!
And so, in no particular order:
Honey&Ollie: All the pretty shiny things, with whimsy and glitter! Check out her “Once Upon a Time” collection!
Tangible Daydreams: All manner of dyed things and gourdy things.
Pennamite: Show your love for women who broke barriers by carrying one of these stylish and fun bags or cases!
Texas Triffid Ranch: For the person who has everything else, why not buy them an orchid or a pitcher plant? Bet they haven’t got THAT already!
Gryphon Song Gems: Combining historic Celtic designs with modern technology, with amazing outcomes!
Big Circle Jewelry: Cogs and gears and steampunk jewelry, oh my!
Saadja Designs: For all my bellysistahs out there — gorgeous dance bras and belts made of leather and other fun bits!
Blue Moon Designs: Shake yer bouti in these fabulous pocket belts with removable bustles!
Faraday Bags Fun bags that put a little steampunk into your everyday life.
Stargazer: And now for something different — a wonderous graphic novel of three girls in a strange land. Von’s artwork reminds me of storyboards for Quentin Tarantino’s next film. Please, check out his work!
Bloodsoaked and Contagious: This ebook is a awesome mashup of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series with the movie Zombieland. OK, yes, you gotta buy it from Amazon, but it is self-published. Remember, zombie is the new black!
Reclaimed Whimsy: Pretty pretty steampunk bracelets and things.
Haberdashery Accesories: Because no girl’s outfit is complete without a hat!
Phoenix Beadwork: Beads shiny!
Eggs by Bronxelf: Yes, that’s a real egg. And you can have a custom one of your very own by contacting Elf at bronxelf [at] damnedgooddesign [dot] com. Elf also helped with the design of the Tardis corset.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: Fabulously complex scents for fabulously complex people!
Arcana Soaps: Devilishly delish soaps and perfumes!
Magical Fashions: Tribal bellydance stuff to make you feel…well..magical.