Take shopping local to the next level with these unique items that are handcrafted right here in Charleston.
Founder and Charleston native Haley Keisler makes jewelry influenced by her Southern lifestyle and the coastal landscape at her studio and showroom in Mount Pleasant. The bee tassel earrings are a fun twist on the tassel trend!
JoJo Rings celebrates individuality with its one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry made from recycled keys and leather. The Charleston-based company has upcycled about 2,400 pounds of scrap metal and a portion of each purchase goes to charity.
Oysters All Around
Friends Jan Stone and Elly Craver turned their love of crafts and the Lowcountry lifestyle into a line of oyster-themed accessories, creating key rings and bold necklaces out of the shimmering shells.
We just love the pretty and whimsical fabric local artist Lulie Wallace designs to cover her retro tin lunch boxes. Great idea: She suggests using the lunch box to store wedding invitations, cards and notes.
Designer Emily Papuga creates modern textiles inspired by Charleston’s landmarks and gardens and uses them to make throw pillows and the cutest sweetgrass clutches. The product line is handcrafted in Mount Pleasant.
Stacey Bradley hand prints tea towels and notecards using blocks of wood or linoleum that she carves. Our picks: the Charleston and pineapple-motif tea towels.
Quirky, one-of-a-kind soft animals such as the alligator and crab are made with high-quality fleece fabric and soft cotton, and are intended to be loved and treasured for years. Nice touch: Each animal comes in a handmade drawstring bag.
The J. Stark Workshop opened on Coming Street in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood earlier this year, where the company makes some of its rugged leather bags and wallets. It’s also hard at work developing new bag styles influenced by Charleston.
Smithey Ironware Company
These cast iron skillets start as rough, raw castings and are polished by hand and machine in Charleston to achieve their glassy-smooth surface. Each piece is cast with “US Made Charleston, S.C.” on the bottom. It would make a stylish statement piece hanging in your kitchen, when you’re not using it to cook your favorite recipe.
Molly & Me Pecans
Kay Holseberg harvests the pecan trees on her 150-acre farm in Holly Hill and buys more from local farmers to make her time-tested recipes she cooks on the farm. Our favorites? The pralines, of course!
Pluff Mudd Mercantile
The store carries a line of its own handmade soaps and candles, including Southern Stone Ground Grits Handcrafted Soap scented with honeysuckle and gardenia.