This Holiday season I want to remind everyone about how important it is to support small businesses, especially in these difficult times. We really need to think of whose economy we are supporting, the big corporations will be fine, but these are trying times for small businesses, artists and brick and mortar stores and restaurants. When you invest in small businesses you are supporting dreams, and communities. Plus, I truly believe that the love that an artist/maker puts into things is transferable! I am including some of my favorites artists, makers, shops, and yes some movement instructors, as I believe we all need to keep our body moving and strong throughout this, we will be much healthier physically and emotionally! I hope you find some gems in this list, just click on the image to find out more about each one.
Artists & Makers
Hi, I am a jeweler/enamelist based out of Oakland, CA. My early years were spent in South America, mostly in Peru, I then moved to California as a teen and have been here since. I love making things from an early age, and tried many mediums before focusing my talent on jewelry when I was 18. I am inspired by nature, ancient and antique jewelry, and the luminosity of gems. I am also passionate about color, which comes through in my work, playing with color is my favorite part of the process.
Vanessa Mellet© 2020