Buy this, give back

If you've always admired the intricate metal pieces from Beyond Borders that the Artful Hand gift shop has carried for years, you can feel even better about buying a piece -- or several. That's because the proceeds from each sale go directly to Haitian artisans, providing them with a living wage in a place that, since the devastating earthquake, has become even less livable. Each piece is handcrafted from 55-gallon oil drum cast-offs using only a hammer and a chisel. Pieces range from small decorative hearts and crosses to large three-dimensional scenes incorporating such imagery as birds, mermaids and flowers. The pictured piece, called "Circle of Birds" ($78), was crafted from an oil drum lid. 3408 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. 817-738-4438.