This year has been such a rollercoaster ride. The country is in a recession and quite frankly, it's a little scary. I am personally making a lot of jewelry for friends and family to give as gifts. Handmade gifts are the best! They are economical and made with love and passion! Buying handmade supports those who want to make a living doing what they love, myself included! I really love ETSY ! I have put together a collage of some of my favorite pieces that are available.