Ever since I was a kid trading friendship bracelets with my friends, I've always had this innate fascination with everything handmade. From simple hand-drawn art to impressive handcrafted furniture, there's just something so personal about an item that is lovingly made by hand. There's this intangible connection you get with the maker that simply can't be duplicated by mass production. Plus, it always feels good to help support small, independent businesses along the way.
Below is a small sampling of a few of my favorite handmade pieces from some very talented people: