May Artist Spotlight… Handy Crafted Goods!

Our monthly “Artist Spotlight” takes us to the small town of Eagle Creek, Oregon where jewelry artists Hannah & Andy park their tiny home on wheels.  We recently met Hannah & Andy when they popped into our store on one of their road trip adventures.  We immediately fell in love with their vintage leather ‘upcycled’ jewelry.   The jewelry is lightweight, very affordable, and comes in a wide variety of styles from playful cactus and sasquatch designs to geometric shapes made from old tooled leather belts and handbags.

When not making jewelry, this Oregon couple spends their time adventuring in the woods, fishing, and looking for materials to use in their art.  They also scour thrift stores for vintage leather goods to create their amazing and unique jewelry line.  But that’s not all that makes Hannah & Andy special.  The two have also been traveling to places ravaged by natural disasters and volunteering their time to help these communities rebuild.

During the 2018-2019 hurricane season in the Gulf states of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia the two volunteered for 7 months on the front line.  Hannah says, “On many occasions, we were overwhelmed by the devastation, but more often we were overwhelmed by the generosity, kindness, and fellow feeling displayed by both the volunteers and the victims of Hurricane Michael.”   Hannah has been deeply and profoundly moved by their experiences as volunteers and calls it “love in action”.  She adds, “There is truly more happiness in giving than receiving!”

We think their work reflects that happiness!  Please stop by our shop or check out the ‘Jewelry’ tab under ‘Accessories’ on our website for a look at our special collection of Handy Crafted Goods!

by Rebecca Meade

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