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17 Cool Locally Made Items on Etsy Right Now
By shopping these crafty items, you can support area designers, artists, and collectors without leaving your desk. By Diana Elbasha
DC-based painter, known online as Julia, sells abstract and contemporary paintings on Etsy under the username ArtPoet.
Comments () | Published October 9, 2013

Here at Shop Around, we’re huge proponents of shopping local (have you seen our September issue?)--it’s hard to justify spending hundreds at a mainstream department store when there’s a fierce, one-of-a-kind jewelry maker right next door. But Washington’s creative talent certainly isn’t limited to the brick-and-mortar shops that line Old Town or U Street or Bethesda Row; so many of our designers, artists, antiques collectors, and more live online in the treasure trove that is Etsy. Click through our slideshow for a glimpse at some of our favorite items from these talented sellers on the community site, who offer everything from cosmetics to cleaning supplies to stationery.


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  • Lena Shirinian

    Wow what great finds! I sell cute detergent free soaps on etsy as well! It's a great site. I am also local and based in Rockville! Please take a look at my page at

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