Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, May 23, 2011

Michigan Shops - Bead Bug and The Hickory Tree

Welcome friends, summer is almost here in Michigan.  Before you run outside to play in the warm weather stop by the two great shops from Michigan I found for you today.  The first shop in Bead Bug, where Judy makes jewelry from large to very tiny beads.  You will find earrings, necklaces, made from beads and polymer clay.  Check out the small basket filled with autumn finds made from tiny beads.  The work and time that goes into her work is amazing.  Judy also sit across from me at The Sunday Artist Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The next shop is The Hickory Tree. This amazing artist makes buttons, tags, all from tree branches. If you need some unique buttons for a sweater or jacket check out this shop. The cedar tags would be wonderful to hang in your closet this fall to keep bug at bay during the winter. No trees are harmed in the making of the buttons or tags all are recycled from fallen branches. Love it!

Enjoy your visit and come back next week for more amazing shops all from the state of Michigan!

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