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    10 posts, 6 voices, 884 views, started Feb 8, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2009 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      Everyone here knows I have a passion for chocolate and I have a passion for being a small producer of fine chocolate products. But what many don’t know about me is I also am a huge supporter of small manufacturers, artisans and small producers. Of everything and anything!

      I live in a place that has a lot of creative people and great local “stuff” for me to buy. But I also like to buy regional specialties from other parts of the country and from Europe. Gosh, I even ordered some special honey produced in Tuscany as a special surprise for my husband.

      So what I propose is, if you know of a company in your area or an artisan who makes something special and is able to ship their creations, tell us about it. Share their link. Give us a review of their company. Allow us to help your local businesses grow through a larger network.

      I’ll start.

      We have a great glass shop on the island that is a couple of generations old. They make beautiful things and they ship all over the place.

      Their link is [Link Removed]

      This is a photo of one of their bowl holding some of my chocolates.


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          Myrna Perez wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • That’s a great idea Cynthia!  

          By the way, your chocolates look delicious!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 2, 2009
        • Got another one but this is a fun read and has lots of good stuff about Maui. Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, I think the site is [Link Removed]

          The publisher is someone I know and she’s very supportive in our community. It’s nice to promote nice people.


          Chocolatier, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Myrna Perez wrote Mar 3, 2009
        • For the jewelry makers! Once you step inside SILVER SKY Int‘l, you’ll be amazed with the myriad of beautiful gem stones, sterling silver, gold, gold filled and copper findings, SS Bali beads, exotic SS beads imported from India. Not to mention, Austrian Swavorski crystal, turquoise, garnets, amethysts, pearls, citrine, green onyx, black onyx . . .  

          If you are NOT a jewelry maker - once you step inside this shop, you want to become one! They also offer jewelry making classes within the store, tools, glues, decorative pouches, cleaners and more. Very friendly atmosphere - great customer service!  

          So, if you are in the L.A./valley area this place has a good location.  Ample and Free parking.  NOT located in the downtown area; also opens on Saturday’s until 5:30p.m.
          If you don’t reside in CA—mailorder.

          SILVER SKY
          (818) 980-6038



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          Carine Nadel wrote Mar 3, 2009
        • you‘re right-this is why so many of us love to go to art fairs and farmers markets!

          Years ago, when in Kona-a group of us went through a local art/market and I found the perfect gift to bring home for my mom-a seashell that had been “altered” by the natural layers so that a sunset scene took place.

          my mom still loves that curio.

          last trip to Kauaii-we brought everyone back coffee, not from the local Costco, but from the coffee plantation.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 3, 2009
        • Oh, that makes me think, if anyone wants Hawaiian grown coffee, just message me and I can find some and send it. There is no such thing as a bad cup of coffee in Hawaii! We truly have some of the best. And I have good sources to buy it.



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