With Etsy, I don't have to wait until those weekend craft fairs in order to buy handmade (and local, if I so choose!)
One of my favorite shops right now is Cheri Art. (my partiality might be due, in part, to being related to the artist ... but seriously, check out her stuff. It's impressive). Is it just me, or does some of her jewelry look like it should be sold in Anthropologie?
To buy from this artist and others, visit Etsy