I’ve always been encouraged to support local artists. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a family full of artists, or maybe it’s simply because local artists make the most unique and highest quality work on the market, and that their earnings go right back into the community.
A good friend of mine, Johnny Noris, is an incredible surfer and great person whose father, Joe Noris, handcrafts beautiful jewelery in the form of waves. I recently acquired one of his rings and it’s incredible. I wear it everyday, and get complements on it all the time.
Check out his work to give as a gift to a friend or family member, and pick one up for your own collection at the same time, you’ll be stoked you did.
Photos Courtesy: The Wave Collection