Earth Day - There is no Planet "B"!
Local Goods Chicago has a nice selection of handmade earth friendly gift items from local artists: Made by Q, Feltwerker Recycled Wool Accessories, Art Gecko, Muirwood Reclamations and Tactile Craftworks
Hard Wear Jewelry with artist TRAcey Dobson
Tracey is the creator of "hard wear" jewelry. She is inspired by existing materials and is an expert in salvaging and turning them into beautiful creations.
"Upcycling" is the art of making something new from something that was headed to the landfill.
Reuse has always been her inspiration for making things. She finds a wealth of opportunities as far as materials go, especially in Chicago. Her journey started in 2007 after having her second child and deciding to not go back to the restaurant business.
"It was as though a Pandora’s box of creativity was opened. I developed a line of jewelry from tiny hex nuts found at Resource Center’s Creative Reuse Warehouse "hard wear”."
Since 2008 Tracey has sold at craft markets around Chicago as well as in city stores in the Midwest and boutiques coast to coast.
Tracey grew up in Australia but has been living in Chicago since 1995. She has a daughter, a son, and a step-son, in ascending order of age.
You deserve something special for Mother's Day! Help your loved ones find a gift for you! Fill out a wish list and we will keep it on file so that your friend's and loved one will know what you would love to receive as a gift. We will also enter your list in our Mother's day giveaway raffle. We will be giving away 5 beautiful items donated by Local Goods Chicago artists from May 9th to May 13th. You can fill out the wish list below or stop by the store.
Please note: raffle entries are collected from April 12th to May 7th only. Winners must be able to pick up their prize at Local Goods Chicago 5422 W. Devon.
Prizes Generously donated by the artists
Mixed Media Artwork by Amati Originals
Necklace (your choice) by Eric Craig
Set of four coasters (your choice) by Reformado Photography
Briolette Earrings (short, your choice of color) by Substance Designs
Print (your choice, small) by Eric Craig
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