Our Favorite Etsy Retailers with Roots in Rhode Island
Whether you're searching for fiber art, ceramics or a bowtie for your dapper dog, these shops are just a click away.
Home base: Cranston
Get the goods: Handmade gifts, fiber art accessories and wish bracelets If you’re looking for a gift for a family member, friend or teacher, this is your one-stop shop. Owner Kim Ledo creates thoughtful wish bracelets and macrame earrings for any gifting occasion. Bracelet styles vary from matching mother-daughter sets, dedications to loved ones and inspirational quotes, and she also creates custom pieces.
Home base: Riverside
Get the goods: Playful, colorful, personal handmade ceramics
Fill your home with delightful cups, bowls, plates and other unique objects. Ceramist Karen Bell creates beautiful pieces with a playful, colorful and personal feel. She reignited her passion for ceramics and opened her virtual shop following a successful sixteen-year career in marketing and product development at Hasbro.
Home base: Barrington
Get the goods: Pet-themed products that do good
The shop sells goods made for pets to benefit pets. Owner, Susan Ring, has a passion for animals and rescue leagues. Products include ceramic mugs, reusable canvas totes and greeting cards. The concept is a celebration of our pets, with the illustrations and messages depicting the daily life of living with them. Ten percent of net profits go to Friends of Homeless Animals Rhode Island.
Home base: West Greenwich
Get the goods: Exotic woodgrain boards
Looking for a new conversation piece for your house parties? Try a handcrafted cutting board constructed from exotic woodgrains. Shop owner Mark Nelson has been creating furniture, cutting boards and other woodwork for thirty years. He creates patterns out of different varieties of wood, so each piece is a one-of-a-kind.
Home base: Cumberland
Get the goods: Modern Art Deco, cursive name and initial jewelry
Simple, minimalist jewelry never goes out of style. Rosa Czarnomski crafts cursive letter necklaces, pendants and bracelets out of filled wire, artfully twisted to create smooth curves of names and initials. Pieces are available in silver, gold or rose gold. The shop also offers geometric and art deco earrings made from the same material.
Home base: Providence
Get the goods: Pet bandanas and bow ties
Owners and long-time best friends, Leigh Mazo and Melissa Barnett, got to work after searching for the perfect fashion accessories for their pets. They create patterned bow ties and bandanas. As much as they share a passion for animals, the one thing they could never agree on was the age-old argument of cats versus dogs, hence the shop’s name. They donate and hold fundraisers for various pet rescue organizations.