Last week I had to take my youngest in to the children's hospital to get an EEG done, and while waiting my mother and I had the chance to check out a few venders inside the corridor of the main hospital the Health Sciences Center. We saw a few, but three caught my eye. One didn't have a website. I bought a ring from another. Then I came upon one and I wanted all the bracelets and necklaces she had. I asked if she had a website and was pleased to hear she did! Plus I was given a business card. As my mother and I were about to leave, the owner of Covet Designs , Tannis Wilson came over and we had a lovely conversation.
I absolutely love her necklaces, and quite honestly her website doesn't do it justice. You will find a few samplings of what she has on display. However, to see the true beauty of all her pieces you NEED to find out where she is and get there and take a gander. She is also really personable and nice to talk to. Which, when it comes to purchasing a product (at least for me), is very important.
Unfortunately, right now since my children are so small if I buy a necklace they will rip it from my neck. The bracelet would end up in pieces on the floor. (My daughter can break anything) So I didn't buy anything that day. I wanted to so badly. So, because I can't support my local business by buying their product (at the moment. I WILL find something I can wear), I figured the next best thing was spread the word about the awesomeness that is Covet Designs.
On her page Tannis has a listing for the year of where she will be selling her local wares. So you will never be wondering where you can find her next. If for some reason you cannot make it out to even one of those places, Tannis also has several retail outlets that carry her designs.
Great Finds (Southdale Shopping Centre)
Artifacts (Johnson Terminal at The Forks)
Cozy Cuts (1749 Ness Ave)
Covet Designs can also be found in eight different retail outlets from British Columbia to Ontario. There are two locations outside Canada in North Dakota as well.
So really, in the grand scheme of things there is no reason NOT to support local when there are many ways available. If you are not into jewelery, I guarantee you know someone who does. These pieces of art make fabulous gifts.
(Disclaimer: I have not received any payment or product for my promotion of this local business. I did this because I believe in the product I had seen and believe in supporting businesses in my community.)