I am constantly wowed by the talent in my home state. I'd like to share a few of the artists with you.
Faith Ann Originals from Milwaukee and Appleton often uses my favorite shade of green. I go wild with joy when I see that soft shade of green. I reminds me of Chinese celadon pottery. Here is a link to Faith Ann's store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FaithAnnOriginals
There's a shade of blue I also adore, and funny thing, I found it on a clutch from another Wisconsin artisan. Here's that link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74688626/madeline-pleated-clutch-with-removable. Pieces By Jen hails from Janesville, WI, and she loves to sew. Check it out. You might just need a new purse.
I'm thinking about buying this unique sunflower necklace. It's sort of retro--got to love retro--and calls to me. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45613354/picnic-day-vintage-button-necklace.
Whimsy House has lots more cool jewelry. Working from Middleton-Madison, I could hop on the freeway and be there in three hours.
Do check these out. I'll be posting more ideas in the next few days.