Friday, March 18, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things....

Though I do try to love all my children equally, I have to admit that I have my favorites.  And here are some of my favorite handmade and vintage items right now (a salve to my other items is that my affections are fickle and I often change my favorites list!).

These are apatite chips that have been woven together to form these funky, little, blue planets that hang from one and a half inch long sterling silver ear wire.  To me, they are simple, but still interesting.  Funky, but can also be worn with more classic clothing.  In a word, versatile!  And it doesn't hurt that they are my absolute favorite color. 

In the vintage world, I am so loving this bright, happy, yellow necklace.

It is long & chunky and I love the big, bold beads.  But who are we kidding, it is all about the color!  It is a totally saturated yellow that pops on any dark color and it just the epitome of summer, sun and fun.  I have found all of my vintage wonders on the East Coast, especially in New England.  I love antiquing in Vermont and New Hampshire and, actually, am jonesing for a good buying trip soon. 

One of the great things about being on Etsy is being a part of the handmade community and getting to know other amazing artists, like Maite at Tamsy Trends.  This is a beautiful pair of fairy cluster earrings with red and gold that I am totally diggin' right now in her Etsy shop.

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If you haven't checked out Etsy before, wander around on it for awhile.  I guarantee you will find some really cool things!


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