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.

DC-based painter, known online as Julia, sells abstract and contemporary paintings on Etsy under the username ArtPoet.

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.