Local Handmade: Lake County Etsy Shops

Nothing quite beats a good quality, handmade product. Nothing, that is, except maybe a locally handmade product. Lake County is really lucky to have so many local designers, crafters, and makers that have provided us with a wide array of unique handmade goods. Let’s visit some of our local Etsy shops, and see how creative our Lake County locals can get.

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Terlie Design Co. {Mundelein}
Terlie Design Co. specializes in custom designed paper products, such as handcrafted personalized stationery, greeting cards, stickers, and so much more.  Terlie Design is committed to keeping snail mail alive by encouraging letter writing. In business since 2006, the owner and creator of Terlie Design Co. has always had a passion for art and design. Her products are handmade, unique and she is local. Check out all of Terlie Design Co.’s merchandise on Etsy.

Terlie Design Co. Etsy Shop, Mundelein
Photo Courtesy of Terlie Design

Nestling Designs {Round Lake}
Nestling Designs was created out of love of celebrating life’s special moments. They offer art prints, party printables and invitations for ever occasion. They promise a beautiful, custom design based on your occasion and needs. This company is local, and you can find Nestling Designs on Etsy.

Nestling Designs Etsy Shop, Round Lake
Image Source Nestling Designs on Facebook

A Just Love {Hainesville}
A creative mother-daughter team is behind this local Etsy shop. Through adoption, a mutual love of all things creative and beautiful was discovered. They not only create beautiful, handmade decor items, but they also donate a portion of their profits to families who are adopting or hosting orphans from Eastern Europe. A Just Love believes in spreading beauty through creation and action. Find them on Etsy, and check out their unique designs.

Lily Pad Lights {Mundelein}
In this local, Mundelein-based Etsy shop, you can find candles and wax melts handmade with love. Lilypad Lights candles look and smell beautiful, and burn clean. Each candle is handcrafted and created in small batches using pure soy wax, fine quality scent oils and wood wicks. Check out the full selection of Lily Pad Lights on Etsy.

Lily Pad Lights Etsy Shop, Mundelein
Photo Courtesy of Lily Pad Lights

Lou Lou Lollipops {Mundelein}
Are you looking for some adorable crocheted items such as hats, headbands, booties and stuffed animals? If so, Lou Lou Lollipops is a shop just for you! What started as a fun hobby, quickly turned into a business and the owner loves the challenge of custom requests and trying out new ideas. Right now, shopping at the Lou Lou Lollipops Etsy shop is even better! Readers can use the code LLC15 and take 15% off their order. As always, shipping is free too. Local, handmade and a good deal? You cannot get much better than that–check out the Etsy shop to see these great designs.

Lou Lou Lollipops Etsy Shop, Mundelein
Photo Source Lou Lou Lollipops on Facebook.

Tilia Hills Designs {Lindenhurst}
Inspired by her hometown in Vermont, Nichole Dietrich of Tilia Hills Designs makes custom handmade growth chart rulers. You can shop her latest designs on Etsy.

BeatBlocks {Mundelein}
The owner and developer of BeatBlocks has been a K-5 music teacher for twelve years, with a strong passion for all things musical. Beat Blocks are way for children to hold musical elements in their own hands. Abstract concepts such as melody, harmony, rhythm, and beat are constructed and deconstructed for a deeper understanding. Kids can learn how melodies are made by physically building one. They can understand how beat and rhythm are different and yet work together. Hundreds of classrooms and private music studios across the country and the world are now using Beat Blocks and accompanying lessons. Check out Beat Blocks on Etsy.

Beat Blocks Etsy Shop, Mundelein
Photo Source Beat Blocks on Facebook.

Sweet Cherries {Libertyville}
Custom Tote Bags, one of a kind aprons and cosmetic bags are just a few of the unique, hand-sewn items for sale in this local Etsy shop based out of Libertyville.

Sweet Cherries Etsy Shop, Libertyville
Photo Source Sweet Cherries Etsy Shop

Carla Bank {Barrington}
Carla Bank Art boasts a lovely selection of paintings, prints, notecards and custom signs. Her selection is colorful and vibrant, and has a unique flair. Locally owned and operated, it is a great stop for beautifully handmade prints. Find them here on Etsy.

Never Felt Better  {Gurnee}
This local Etsy shop will provide all of the hand knitting, felting and monogramming services you need, all while staying local. Started in 2007, Never Felt better uses beautiful, quality materials to make their items and even takes custom orders.

Never Felt Better Etsy Shop, Gurnee
Photo Source Never Felt Better Etsy Shop

Tarinee {Lake Forest}
Tarinee is a shop started with a passion for beautiful jewelry. Beautiful Thai Silver Jewelry made to provide inspiration and strength and is all beautifully handmade. Find them here on Etsy, and shop their beautiful designs.

Tarinee Etsy Shop, Lake Forest
Photo Source Tarinee Etsy Shop

What is your favorite local Etsy shop? What do you shop for on Etsy?

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Heather is a busy mom of three who loves exploring Lake County with her kids. When she, her husband and kids are not embarking on new adventures, you will most likely find her cooking and posting some great family friendly recipes at Girl and Her Kitchen.

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