Your Local Shopping Guide

Check out our guide to some of our fav makers, craftspeople, and small business to shop this season! We’ve rounded up pottery, jewelry, leather goods, boutiques and more so you can shop small, be unique, and support local! We are incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by such lovely and talented people - this is by no means an exhaustive list! If you feel someone’s missing I'd love for you to shoot me a message at jen@bonandventure.com! Thanks for shopping local y’all!

Bon & Venture

Artist and designer Jen Dunlap of Bon & Venture creates bright accessories in silk, inspired by the flora and fauna of the lowcountry – from snakes and cicadas to magnolias and dogwoods, it’s southern iconography with an edge! A painter turned textile designer, her work is drawn by hand with pen and pencil before being transferred to her silk scarves and silk/cotton blend bandanas. Brighten up your year with these do everything accessories!
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Pragmatic Pottery 

Abby Quirk-Royal and Mark Willhelm are the insanely talented folks behind Pragmatic Pottery, bringing you beautiful hand made mugs & pots in addition to really niche clay goods you never knew you needed – until now! The intricate glazing techniques make every piece a one of a kind treasure, elevating practical objects to functional works of art!
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Metal Sugar

Melissa Cohen plays with traditional and contemporary jewelry making methods to create a truly unique line with something for everyone! Her rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets always have something to say, whether they’re cute, edgy, classy, or everything at once! Her work ranges from hyper delicate and sweet to heavier statement pieces and she’s super open to custom collaborations – you’re sure to find something perfect for you!
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Cast & Grey

Ok plant people – this one’s for you! Emily Hinners of Cast & Grey botanical is here to curate the most amazing selection of indoor and outdoor plants delivered right to your door! If you thought it couldn’t get better than that – brace yourselves. She’s also got tips and tricks for every one of these plant babies and will walk you through caring for the most low maintenance to the most finicky of her oxygen producing beauties!
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Salacia Salts
208 W Hall Street
148 Abercorn (at Oglethorpe)

Treat yourself with Cari Phelps’ environmentally conscious, natural and holistic line of body and home goods! Her scrubs, soaks, moisturizers and more are all chemical and cruelty free, handmade in small batches, and emphasize regional ingredients (including Atlantic sea salt)! Good for your body, good for your mind, good for the planet AND good for the community? What more is there?! You can visit Salacia online or at one of her two brick and mortar locations where you may have the chance to see Cari in action, crafting up her fantastic creations! The shops also have a variety of other local goods, so be sure to stop by!
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Hali Hali

Hanna Vertanen and Liz Korsedal are the environmentally conscious dream team behind Hali Hali. Their gorgeous reusable straws and portable bamboo cutlery sets come thoughtfully packaged in cotton featuring their own hand painted designs, while their tea towels put those designs front and center! Their minimal and empowering original paintings are a gorgeous addition to any kitchen (or any room!) while their reusable straws and silverware (bambooware?) are chic AND good for the planet!
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Tribe & Temple

Calling all boho babes and accessory lovers! Emmy Davidian of Tribe & Temple has got you covered! Her laser cut wood and leather jewelry, often adorned with tassels, stones or gems, go from neutral to neon and are THE statement piece to add to your collection! Whether you opt for a small, intricate stud or a huge, equally intricate showstopper, you’ll stand out wherever you go! Don’t sleep on her leather wallets and custom creations either – her work is always impeccable!
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Love & Moxie

If you’re into everything bold and sassy look no further than Love & Moxie! Danielle and Renée’s small batch goods are both fabulous and functional, from expertly crafted carry-all bags in super fun, limited edition prints to glittery, poured resin hair clips, trays, coasters and more, not only will you shop good – you’ll DO good! That’s right - your purchase doesn’t end in a stylish and bright accessory – you’ll be supporting CaringKind, a leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving!
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Taunya Benton Design

Self taught artist and jeweler Taunya Benton’s incredible statement pieces are inspired by ancient cultures and far away lands, resulting in truly unique, wearable art! Influenced by the adornments of ancient Egypt and Greece, Africa, the Far East and beyond, each piece is made by hand in her local studio. Her work ranges from delicate earrings and rings to truly show-stopping statement necklaces, inspiring you to express yourself and embrace your inner goddess!
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Satchel
4 E Liberty Street

Established by Elizabeth Seeger, Satchel is part leatherworking studio, part local shopping experience! In partnership with Mahala Lewis, the duo offer a line of expertly handcrafted leather goods, including fully customizable options or even the ability to start your creation from scratch under their expert guidance! While you can purchase their team’s incredible work online, be sure to check out their physical space for a dose of true southern hospitality and a behind the scenes look at the process, all while indulging in their shop’s familiar atmosphere!
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Alchemy and the Sea

Almost equal parts witch, equal parts mermaid, the natural creations of Alchemy and the Sea seem borne of mythology! Shells, stones, crafted metal and even feathers adorn the work of artist and designer Ashley’s pieces, creating truly mystical items that seem at once accessory and talisman. If you’ve never heard the term “gypsea” before, brace yourself – it’s exactly what it sounds like and it’s time all of us mermaid witches embraced it!
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Moss & Marsh

Candace Brodmann of Moss & Marsh is a true blue, start to finish, handcrafting queen! Her ever-expanding line began with functional items for parents of small children and has grown into a fabulous collection of women’s fashion, furry friend accessories, collegiate paraphernalia and more! Her process is entirely executed by hand, from original drawings, to screen printing and dying, to ultimate product construction! As if that’s not enough, be sure to check out her facebook page for her fun new series, Making with Moss & Marsh, featuring a variety of crafting tutorials with other local makers!
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ElonWick Candle Co.

The hand poured, small batch candles from ElonWick founder Elondia will infuse your home with southern charm! You can find classics like lavender, citrus and linen based scents, or try something new and unique to the brand, like Black Mermaid (pineapple and sage), Sankofa (honey, tobacco and oud wood), or Southern Holiday, a magical blend of apple cider, cedar, citrus, red wine, and cranberry! Her candles are free of synthetic fragrance and parabens and are complete with lead-free cotton wick candles so what are you waiting for?! Enhance your home game, stat!
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Gillian Trask

The unconventionally beautiful work created by Gillian Trask is borne of fire – literally! Her technique of sculpting moldable, super heated metals result in pieces meant to empower the wearer and act as a talisman. When you purchase one of her beautiful, seemingly delicate items you aren’t just supporting yourself in your quest for jewelry superiority – a portion of all of her proceeds goes to benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), supporting the incredible volunteers that work with foster children and their families! Treat yourself AND others – what’s better than that?!
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Claire Parrish Pottery
There’s nothing Claire Parrish can’t do with clay! As evidenced by her vast catalogue of beautiful hand crafted items, she’s got you covered in all of your kitchen, dining, and party needs, PLUS homes for your plant babies (I mean pots)! From her gorgeous plates and bowls, to party platters, wine coolers, votive holders and more, you can bring unique beauty to all aspects of your kitchen and entertaining game! And be sure to check out her registry service – hand crafted sets made just for you and your partner? Yes please!
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Dierra Jones Studio

Jeweler, maker, ceramicist, and all around fine artist Dierra Jones creates incredibly distinctive wearable art while maintaining an artistic and non-traditional installation practice! Her unique eye for color and shape is evident in each of her colorful pieces, all of which combine her complementary skills of ceramics and metal work to make something truly beautiful! These hand crafted pieces are created in an effort to inspire freedom and reflection, not only in her role as creator, but for all who adorn themselves with these gorgeous wearable objects!
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mmb by hand

Melissa of mmb by hand is passionate about sewing and sourcing eco-friendly materials and goods, so when you pick up any of her awesome hand made bags, wallets and more, you can feel extra good about it! Utilizing unique materials like cork, her designs are totally chic AND sustainable! As if that wasn’t enough, she’s got home goods like pillow covers, napkins and coasters, accessories from scarves to aprons, plus THE 2020 accessory: face masks! All made by hand with certified organic fabrics!
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Daughter Handwovens

The fantastically beautiful and intricate creations of Alex Forby, owner of Daughter Handwovens, are sure to elevate your interior design game exponentially! Her gorgeous, hand woven towels, washcloths and napkins will be the star of your kitchen, and her pillows and throw blankets are the perfect cozy addition to any living space! A true creator, her shop is packed with a variety of goods – accessories, clothing, hand crafted wood items and more! Plus, attention all makers, small business owners, and anyone with a display need: she’s created an incredible tutorial for making your own amazing peg board display! Check it out!
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AJ Stone Jewelry

Annissa Roland of AJ Stone jewelry totally rocks – literally AND figuratively! Her necklaces and earrings are all extraordinarily unique and are here to make a statement! Each piece is created from a distinctive variety of semi-precious stones, and no one piece is quite like the others. Rock (I couldn’t resist) her pieces and take your look from ordinary to extraordinary or glam up an already fabulous look - if you refuse to blend in, this is the attention grabbing accessory for you!
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Smoke and Spirits

We can get behind anyone who loves bourbon as much as we do, and Smoke & Spirits is where it’s at! Matt and Chrissy Rippetoe of Smoke and Spirits craft their products from reclaimed bourbon barrels, imbuing each creation with that sweet bourbon scent! From barware and home décor to jewelry and more, every piece exudes hand crafted charm – and don’t sleep on their custom creations! Their laser engraved and hand painted options are the perfect unique gift for the bourbon lover in your life!
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