DSC00506By Richard Burroughs

Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, The Brooklyn Reader is encouraging readers to shop local!

We have assembled a holiday gift guide with some fantastic suggestions for several unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade gift items that will help you stand out during the holidays while helping our local economy!DSC00458Store: Elma Blint

Location: 739 Fulton Street, Fort Greene

Types of Items: hand-crafted jewelry and other accessories

Description: Elma Blint is where you’ll find the bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings that Elma designs for her eponymous jewelry shop– the kind of artisanal nook that you will find in many small towns in Europe.DSC00490One look at her collection’s exquisite crafted silver, platinum and 14kt. gold pieces, the exotic stones she employs in her designs, the fluidity and sheer ease of the shapes she favors, and you immediately know that you are dealing with an extremely gifted artisan.

It’s a continuance of the artisan spirit and energy that was the lifeblood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, which lent it a particular, jai ne sais quoi, that attracted people to the neighborhood, from across the globe.

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