Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dutch Inspiration

Being originally from Holland and since I don't get the chance to go back very often...maybe once every five years or so......quite often I go online and just start trolling through the boutiques and webshops there. The Dutch shops and boutiques always manage to bring a smile to my face! They are so vrolijk (cheery) and full of unique ideas.

For some Dutch inspiration check out this cool bead shop and their kitsch slide show featuring funky objects used to create unique jewelry and accessories.Click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of their page, click on the arrow in the green box, sit back and enjoy the show!  Hope it brings a smile to your face too! 


Saturday, October 9, 2010

OneofaKind Christmas Show and Sale

Just been reading about the OOAK Christmas Show and Sale to be held in Toronto. The selection of Artisans is over 800 this year! Soooo nice to buy all your Christmas presents there, particularly with them being one of a kind!

Here's a gorgeous piece by Monica Graves of GlamJulz, Burlington, Ontario. She will be displaying at the Toronto Show and has her pieces for sale in over a hundred boutiques across Canada.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I love custom orders!

I had such fun  with this custom order from one of my best Etsy customers to date. She asked me for some really big, bold, HALLOWEENISH earrings and this is what my imagination (and a  glass of red wine) came up with!

Friday, October 1, 2010

'A little teal, a little aqua, a little scary' ......

Such a refreshing change from the traditional orange Halloween color, this striking.... 'a little teal, a little aqua, a little scary' ......Etsy Treasury by Vintage Poppies includes one of my bracelets,  'Retro Rock Chic grinning skull bracelet'.  Personally I think it would be a great Halloween gift for a sister or friend and here is the perfect gift tag handmade by none other than Vintage Poppy !

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Divided Hearts

Divided hearts, gold tone vintage feel leverback earrings set and embellished with 6mm Swarovski amethyst and emerald crystals.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Etsy Treasuries

Check out this beautiful handmade corduroy wristlet from Simply Donna Lee, another great Etsy artisan. She also put together a beautiful Etsy Treasury dedicated to all things chocolate which included my Cacao Gypsy earrings......check out the below link for more chocolately goodies!