Posts Tagged: jewelry

Etsy Wednesday – 10 Great Valentine’s Day Finds!

You’ve only got 11 days left to shop for Valentine’s day!  Of course, if you’re shopping on the internet,  you really only have about five left if you want to make sure your gifts get here on time.  So hop to it already!

Customized Birch VaseWhat: Customized Birch Bark Slip Vase
Who: Little Retreats
Cost: $55
So smart, so sweet, just perfect.  Have your initials and that special date carved into this truly unique gift. I want one!

Valentine's Day CardWhat: Red Silhouette First Kiss Card
Who: Eden Creative Studio
Cost: $15 for 10
This set of cards comes with red envelopes.  Head to the shop for more gorgeous cards!

Button Heart PillowWhat: Button Down Heart Pillow
Who: Rustic Patriot Girl
Cost: $11
Tiny (6.5″x7″) hand stitched pillow.  A perfect little gift for anyone special in  your life.  Make a friend feel great on V-day!

SmittenWhat: Smitten Mitten
Who: Love Driven
Cost: $16
A glove for two?! How could I not share this adorable creation.  You can even have one personalized for $20.

TweetheartWhat: TweetHeart Pendant
Who: Zephyr Woods
Cost: $10
This shop is filled with adorable little pendants.  This Tweetheart piece is perfect for anyone, but especially us twitter geeks.

Etsy Wednesday – Lurve is in the air…V-day’s a comin!

Birds ParadiseMust Be RaindropsScales Cuff

Although I’m not a huge fan of its overuse on the internets, I am a big fan of Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall”, the first place I heard the word “lurve.”  So what better way to spread the lurve than a nice shiny necklace, eh?

That’s right, this is your official reminder that Valentine’s day is on the way.  Although the fella and I don’t really celebrate it, I know some of you out there are pretty sweet on the big day.  Or have a significant other who is and expects a shiny gift or two.

The pieces in the Katy Scudieri Art Jewelry Etsy shop are perfect. Unique, made from solid sterling silver or karat gold and so much variety you’ll be hard pressed not to find something for your loved one.

Prices range from $25-$400 so there’s something for everyone’s wallet. Head on over and check out the necklaces, earrings, bracelets and words.  The big day is just around the corner!

Etsy Wednesday – Lapis Beach is Open for Business

Wire Cuff
Black Tie CuffGlam Ocean RingVolcano Cuff

What: Hand Knit Beaded Jewelry
Who: Lapis Beach
How much: $20-$60

I can tell you first hand that these pieces are really gorgeous.  That top photo was taken by me because the lovely Lauren was kind enough to send along a prototype of her wire cuff!  I honestly thought the wire would scratch and/or be too flimsy and bend, but I was way wrong.  I wore it all day to test it out and it didn’t scratch me or fall out of shape.

The bracelets and ring below that?  Well I’m happy to announce I get to giveaway a set of the Black Tie (cuff and ring)  to you in celebration of her Etsy shop opening!

I’ve seen a lot of knit beaded jewelry before, but I have to say Lauren has really mastered the art and created something truly unique. The pieces are durable, comfortable and she really has a knack for color combinations.  (I’m drooling a little over that Volcano cuff pictured bottom right). 

Lapis Beach on Etsy is barely one week old today and it’s already off to a running start with a sale before the opening could even be announced. So be sure to enter the giveaway to win a set for yourself, but don’t forget to head over to her shop too.  These one of a kind pieces are sure to move fast!

Etsy Wednesday – Adorable Pendants

Hold Up the Ballloons
Taking a ShowerMuriel with her TurtleneckGuitarist Girl

There are so many wonderful things in the .:mu urban jewelry shop that I had a hard time choosing which pieces to feature. Of course, after seeing the photos above, is it any wonder why I picked them?

I mean, have you ever seen anything like ’em?

The little girls you see are engraved on sterling silver plates…and yes, they do move by the way, adding an even more interesting element.  They’re only 0.62 inch long and 0.43 wide making them a lot more delicate than they seem.

And what do you pay for such a unique piece of jewelry?  Only $42!

Of course, as I mentioned earlier, there’s much more to be seen in this shop. More pendants, earrings, rings and cufflinks!

So go check it out already!

Etsy Wednesday – Summer Sea Glass

Maliblue Green Sea Glass Necklace
Swirling WatersSeaglass and Beachstone VaseCage Earrings

Summer is officially here and naturally that’s got most of us dreaming of or heading out to the beach.  I don’t know about you but I’ve always wanted to find a piece of genuine sea glass, but in the end I give up the search and head to the local gift shop to grab a handful.  However, oddly enough, I’ve never actually owned a piece of sea glass jewelry. 

I know, weird right?

What I love about the beautiful designs in the Sea Find Design’s shop is the range from simple to intricate.  I have a preference for a piece like the necklace on top, but also “ooh” and “aah” over the detailed, sterling silver casings the designer creates.

And as you can see, it doesn’t stop at jewelry.  There’s also vases like the one pictured above and other gorgeous treats for your home.

With prices ranging from $15-$150, there’s definitely something for everyone.  So if you can’t make it to the beach this summer or just don’t feel like seeking out your own piece of sea glass, it looks like you’ve found the right place!

Etsy Wednesday – Birthday Special

It’s my birthday this Friday and I figured this would be a good week to showcase some of the Etsy treats I want all for myself, including some I’ve featured this year already.  I’ve narrowed it down to five, but I gotta tell you…I could have gone on forever!

Ladder EarringsLadder Earrings from the mu urban jewelry shop.
2.5 inches long made of Sterling Silver

I had the hardest time picking any one thing from this shop.  I truly love everything there!  Check out these totally unique rings and pendants!

Shirley Bird in BlackPreviously featured tees from the ellembee shop!
100% cotton screenprinted tees

I looove the “shirley bird” (pictured) prints at ellembee but really, I dont think you could go wrong with any of the tops in this shop!

Wide Band RingBrushed Wide Band ring from the Adorn Modern Designs shop.
Sterling silver

For years I have wanted a big, fat sterling silver ring for my pointer finger.  Until Etsy, I had no luck finding the right one.  Now I want one for every finger….

Corona Drinking GlassesPreviously featured recycled bottle glasses from Nick Paul’s shop.
6 for $60 or 2 for $20
Reformed beer and soda bottles

I really do need new glasses. Why would I go buy a boring set when I could have these?  Plus, I’m like totally saving the environment.

Victorian DollhouseDollhouse kit from the Victorian Dollhouse shop.
Laser cut Baltic Birch wood

I know, this one may seem a little weird, but I’ve been a little obsessed about having a dollhouse lately.  Not only as a unique centerpiece, but for some photography ideas I’ve had floating around in my head lately!

Etsy Wednesday – April Goes Green w/Unique Jewelry

2 Liter Soda Bottle BraceletRecycled Bottle Fish Bone Earrings

It’s the last Etsy Wednesday of April’s “Going Green” theme and I think we’re going out with a bang with this truly unique jewelry from Artwork by KD.

Kathy uses her background in art and jewelry classes to carefully create and compose each piece of jewelry.  Her mediums of choice are plastic bottles and aluminum cans which makes every piece really light weight, even the larger ones.

The bracelet you see above is made out of a 2 liter soda bottle and each circle was cut completely by hand (as with every piece)!  Best part? Only $11!

The earrings on the right are cut from a plastic bottle, measure just over 2 3/4″ long and 1 1/2″ at the widest point. These?  Only $10!

In fact, almost everything in the store is under $15 so you really can’t lose here.  Oh, and she also uses recycled materials (magazine, food boxes, brown paper bags) as packaging and shipping material, so this is truly an earth friendly shop.

Know or run an Etsy shop you think I should feature here?  Email me with the link at: submissions[@]artsanddafts[dot]com

Etsy Wednesday – Beautiful & Unique Jewelry

PodNesting Instincts
photographs property of J2Jewelry

Honestly, when I saw this weeks Etsy find my first thought was “Holy crap!”  I wanted to share a photo of every piece in the J2Jewerlry shop, but I figured I’d save some for you to go check out yourself.

The “Pod” on the left is the first piece I saw.  Made of silver and freshwater pearls, and as the creator says, “It’s classic, subtle, and tailored to work beautifully for several occasions.”  Also, it’s customizable.  You can have up to 5 pearls! (Just give them some extra time to make the order).  Would you believe it’s only $48?

The necklace on the right, “Nesting Instincts“, is the second piece that caught my eye as I scanned the amazing shop.  The shop owner says, “It just wants a good home and to provide you with inspiration.” You know how I love inspiration.  It’s features “3 speckled eggs” inside a nest of antique brass wire and it’s only….$30!.  As with the “Pod”, each one is made to order and totally unique!

Don’t stop at these two though, you have to see the rest.  Check out this customizable guitar pick pendant, this adorable felted acorn pendant, the funny “Master of Disguise” mustache necklace (check out how you can wear it!) and this beautiful Honeycomb pendant.  It doesn’t stop there so be sure to view the shop!

So, what’s your favorite piece? 

Etsy Wednesday – Uniquely Costomized

Hammered Moon Secret Poetry NecklacePoetry Bangle
photographs property of Delias Thompson

There’s still plenty of time to get your orders in for the holidays and what better surprise than these totally unique and customized pieces of jewelry? The best part?  They’re both under $50!The necklace on the left is called the Hammered Moon Secret Poetry Necklace ($35).  The pendant is made of sterling silver and has been hammered out for texture and to create it’s interesting domed shape.  The words are meant to be worn on the back (hence “secret poetry”), but of course you can flip it if that’s more your style.  You can have your own 37 character customized saying inscribed!  (Heads up, the creator says only periods may be used as punctuation).

The bangle ($48) on the right is also customizable up to 100 characters.  Want more?  Delias Thompson also offers a two-sided bangle!  This bracelet measures 2.5″ in diameter, but if that’s not the right size they’ll happily make one to fit.

Because of the customization, they need 7-10 days to process the order so get to shopping!

The rest of the Delias Thompson shop has some absolutley stunning jewelry, so don’t stop at these two beauties.  Check out the rest!

Etsy Wednesday – Black Friday Edition

Hope BirdcageHope Birdcage Worn

Today I thought it only appropriate to do a “black Friday sale” search on Etsy and this shop was one of the first to pop up.  We all know it’s one of those years when unique, handmade and cheap are a must for most of us during the holidays and though this shop might not have the cheapest stuff in the world, one of Below 14th‘s amazing handmade pendants would be present enough for me.I had a hard time picking one to feature, I truly love everything in the shop, but when I saw this birdcage and then saw how big it actually is (photo on the right), I fell instantly in love.  It’s made entirely by hand out of 20 gauge silver wire with a “delicate copper heart” hanging in the middle.  All that work for only $76 sounds like a bargain to me.

Oh, and it comes with the chain.

Everything at the Below 14th shop is handmade.  Including this awesome and truly unique Hangman pendant made out of sterling silver, this Classic Tattoo pendant, this beautiful silver cuff, a Dali inspired pendant and way more.

Oh, and like I said, it’s all on sale for Black Friday so go snatch ’em up fast!  Prices vary in the shop, so chances are you’ll find something that suits your budget.