This store is a hybrid of hand crafted, fairly
traded goods along with a selection of popular mass produced offerings. This
hybrid developed from combining items we obtain directly from artisans with
items that my customers frequently requested.
Lately people kept asking about my website so here it is.
began this store in 1989 on a blanket under a tree near Ohio State University
with a few beaded necklaces. From there,
I began to slowly fill up the shop with colorful and shiny things from a
network of artisans from around the world that I met along the way. I decided to hit the road and eventually was
setting up a booth 30-40 times a year at street fairs, music festivals, and
college campuses … even had a pushcart store on High Street in Columbus Ohio
for most of the 90s. As the website builds, I will travel with the booth only
to a few of my best shows.
of the colorful items in this store are unique, hand-made things from
indigenous peoples of Guatemala, Pakistan, Perú, Nepal and México and therefore
reflect millennia of tribal expression.
My pewter pendants are strung on a cord by me; silver rings and earrings
are ready to go as is. I want you to have the item seen on the page so I scan each item one at a time. Check back periodically for the growing variety!! Please
don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail about your particular requests
regarding color, size, or style variation.