The Artful Sojourn - Best of Etsy 2016

For my birthday this year my sister gave me a beautiful pair of gemstone earrings from The Artful Sojourn.  Of course, I'm now realizing I don't have a picture of me wearing them - so just trust me that they are swoon worthy.

The Artful Sojourn is a local artist that designs & makes boho style jewelry pieces that have a dual purpose.  She donates 20% of the profit from every purchase to Big World Project to help women & orphans in India.  Not only can you pick up a statement piece, but you can make a difference in lives across the globe.  If that's not a win-win, I don't know what is.  

How cute are these state bracelets?  (There are necklaces too if thats your jam).

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

These copper bar necklaces can be stamped with a word, name, or initials that you choose.  Even better is that she makes them from recycled copper wire!

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

My absolute favorite item in her shop right now are these hammered petal earrings.  I'm not a fan of heavy earrings so I usually end up with studs - otherwise I feel like my ears stretch beyond recognition more resembling that of an elephant.  But these have so much dimension and are lightweight, I can't help but drool over them & think they are the solution to my big earring dilemma.  The picture of her model wearing them sold me.  

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

So cute right??

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

Photo used with permission from The Artful Sojourn

The Artful Sojourn will be at the Vintage Lynchburg Holiday Market (along with yours truly!) - so jump over and check out her Etsy site & come say 'Hi' and support her mission on November 5th in Downtown Lynchburg!