Summit County residents find creative outlet through shops on Etsy |

Summit County residents find creative outlet through shops on Etsy

by Jasmine Listou Bible
special to the Weekender
A lover of beautiful artistry, Valerie Connelly was drawn to Etsy in 2009 first as a consumer and then opened her own shop shortly thereafter. Her shop has been an evolving collection of her digital artwork and correspondence.
Special to the Daily |

Shop: Wild Balance

Owner: Annie Kerr

“I wanted something simple, slightly rustic and elegant at the same time. These were better than I could have hoped for. Absolutely beautiful earrings,” wrote one happy customer of Wild Balance Jewelry.

The delicate and raw, yet refined, creations are handmade bits of beauty from local Annie Kerr. She creates her jewelry in her Frisco home studio and then sells it through her Etsy store and to several shops throughout the county and the state. Her jewelry has been available locally since 2009, and in 2012, she decided that she needed to have an online option for sales and launched her Etsy store.

Kerr understands the importance of online sales and said she’s revving up her own website and hoping to increase her online presence in the months ahead.

“I will still maintain a small inventory on Etsy, because as I have witnessed the site gaining consistent popularity over the past few years, I recognize it as an opportunity to be seen/found and create traffic over to my site, as well as maintain repeat business,” she said.

Kerr embraces the art community in the mountains and has been grateful for its support. Each of her pieces harkens back to the inner beauty and balance she hopes her line represents.

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