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Local Etsy Spotlight: Licia Beads

5 Jan

Today’s spotlight shines on Licia Beads.

Handmade jewelry using precious and semi-precious gemstones, sterling, gold, vintage style floral and brass as well as the smallest of seed beads.

The shop also links to a supply shop for all you home jewelers.

Some lovely items:

Winter Night - beadwoven Swarovski and sterling necklace

Blue Moon Pearl Earrings

Sea and Sky - Aquamarine and mixed metal floral earrings

Pool - beadwoven swarovski and sterling chain

(I guess we all know what my favorite color is now…)

Hop on over and take a look!

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My Etsy Shop

8 Dec

I just posted my first listings at my new Etsy Shop.

Feel free to go take a look.

Double Post to make up for my lack of Posting

9 Oct

Wow – almost a month has flown by already and I haven’t posted. Don’t you love how life just gets away from you sometimes?

The reason for the lack of posting is that I left my 9-5 and have become a housewife temporarily. This is a good thing and both my husband and I are happy with the decision. Ultimately I hope to get the house in order (which is has seriously gotten out of – if it was ever in order) and then try and focus and see if my craftiness might be able to be a career for me. I’m working on my chain making skills and also have a whole new book of historical corset deisgns (and as everyone tells me, Corset making is big money…we’ll see but they can be expensive).

I also have an awesome Halloween costume to work on, but that has to wait until after the in-laws come visit next Saturday, since cleaning is the priority until then.

So, what do I have to share with you today? Well…

  • Etsy lovers, meet the dark side “Regretsy“. WARNING: may contain mature content.
  • I’ve seen so many beautiful (but expensive) clutches over at Etsy lately. Surely, I could learn to make my own using awesome fabric I find. Sure enough, I did.

That’s all for today. I do have one small project I will document and hopefully post in the next week. Mainly, my cat Jayne (it’s a boy cat – think Firefly), has fallen in love with the slightly broken papazaan stool chilling out in my living room. It is rare he finds cat beds he likes, so I’d like to keep the stool, but make it a little more modern living room friendly. Not 100% sure how I’m going to accomplish that yet, but I have some ideas. Plus I don’t want it to fully break while he’s sleeping on it, so I need to fortify it as well.

Stay tuned!

Etsy Spotlight

14 Sep

I am an Etsy Stalker and proud of it.

Therefore, I thought it would be a fitting thing to do a recurring series spotlighting local, Seattle-area Etsy shop owners! Gotta stimulate that local economy, you know…

So, without further adieu, I give you Strung Out Designs

This is Rockstar elegance at it’s finest. Simple lines and lovely feminine shapes – but totally unique!

Tell me these aren’t just gorgeous. The grace and elegance of this work is just astounding!

And they’re all so fabulously priced! $18-$20 for a pair of one-of-a-kind gorgeous earrings? Sold!