And now for something completely different....
Every so often, I enjoy plugging other Etsy artisans' work. That is, I can't tell you how much in particular I love the earring stands made by Ed Roberts, artist and owner of The Turning Point.
Each piece he makes includes a lovely piece of turned wood, highly polished, not only gorgeous, but functional as well. I use his earring stands for my shop when I am on the road for shows, and have at least one for my own use too. Presently, I'm considering buying one as a birthday gift for someone dear to me, and although it's too late for Valentine's Day as a gift at this point - it's not too late to pick one up as a Mother's Day gift, if you're looking to beat the crowds, and want something small and easy to hide.
Ed is a very friendly artisan, and extremely helpful - and his items ship *fast*!
So... Go! Take a look!