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    Where buying local and the age of technology merge is the perfect place for fashionistas to find unique jewelry and baubles that they can rock with local pride.

    Local artists have become much more consumer savvy by not spending their time and money running a store front, but concentrating on the creativity and quality of their products by selling to you on Etsy. Etsy has become much more than just a crafting website that offers products and ideas, it’s become the place where local artists can be seen and heard.

    Kim Ries with Creative Eye Studio has been creating jewelry for several years, but took it to a new level when she brought her creativity to Etsy. She combines sterling silver, natural gemstones, furnace glass, lamp work beads, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystal, charms, copper to make her masterfully skilled little works of art. Beautiful fleur de lis pieces as well as colorful shapes and other designs. You can find her handcrafted unique beaded jewelry and greeting cards on Etsy, or search local Louisville artists CreativeEyeStudio.

    Another local bejeweledbynikki or Nikki Cummings jewelry is also a treasured find in our locals section of the website. Most of her business revolves around custom made pieces the reflect Kentucky and the local culture of horses, hats, and our proudly rep‘d Louisville area code (502). Nikki uses vintage pieces, buttons, keys, brooches, coins, unusual findings, and chain. She says she likes to tell a story with her jewelry.

    These are just two of the countless artists displaying their works for people to see and admire. You can find a lot more amazing locals on

    More artists for you to check out:
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    About Brandi Maynard

    A stylist and makeup artist for 8 years, I have been employeed at LeBliss Salon and Spa since 2005. I have been featured in the Courier Journal (Style Maker), Velocity (Fashionista) and Her Scene (Beauty columns and Monday Makeover) online edtion. I have a serious passion for fashion and I am very excited to spread the love.

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