The Best of Silicon Valley 2012

Jewlery and Accessories Shopping

Best Local Handmade Goods

(very close voting)

Bugs & Monsters

Gilroy's Bugs & Monsters specializes in slightly skewed whimsy, like a piranha plant mug, a card depicting a steampunk octopus with a wrench and goggles, and an irresistibly cute hand-crocheted yellow and pink squid. They can be found at attractive prices on Etsy.

Shannon's Curious Creations,Shannon Amidon

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Best Jewelry Store

Joe Escobar

450 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell. The multi-faceted jewelry story specializes in diamonds—both loose and in custom settings—as well as estate finds, watches and gems of all kinds.

The Jewel Box Jewelers 350 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell; 17190 Monterey St., Morgan Hill

The Yellow Brick Road 17 N. Santa Cruz St., Los Gatos