Friday, December 31, 2010

{ my favorite etsy discoveries of 2010 }

1. gocco prints by platypusfile
2. illustration jewelry by mamaslittlebabies
3. funky bird prints by justinrichel
4. victorian inspired jewelry by tinatarnoff
5. t-shirt infinity scarves by adornmentassortments
6. irresistable prints by rosiemusic
7. personalized notecards by naomilynn
8. lovely pastel cake stands by vesselsandwares
9. kick ass postcards by rarrarpress
10. hilarious luggage tags by cestsuperbe

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{ a holiday special just for you, bloggers }

Greetings, fellow bloggers! I hope you are staying warm wherever you are. I sure am trying! To show my appreciation for your support over the past year, I want to spoil you by offering 10% off your entire purchase! Just enter the coupon code BLOGGER at checkout for the automatic discount. Just 'cause I love ya! :) Until next time, here's Chloe for your visual enjoyment!

Monday, November 15, 2010

{ shop local: keys }

I have probably mentioned before Etsy's fabulous Shop Local feature, which lets you search for sellers who live and work near you. I decided to check out what other sellers in the Keys are up to and here are some highlights of what I found!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

{ simply sweet giveaway }

burlap+blue is hosting a really fabulous giveaway! Here is a preview of what you could win!

Head on over to burlap+blue to get all the deatils. All you need to do is comment on their blog post and you are entered to win one of these fabulous silhouette platters! Good luck!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

{ treasured }

Woohoo! One of my items has been featured in another adorable treasury. This vintage dice ring was selected for foreverfun's "Let the Games Begin" treasury. See the selections below!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

{ otherlovelythings: custom }

Here's a photo of a custom order I recently created for an otherlovelythings fan. Originally she purchased a pair of earrings featuring these lovely gold leaf charms, however, didn't wear them often. She came to me with a special request to turn the earrings into something more wearable, so I transformed this piece into a necklace that is more casual. She loves it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

{ treasury feature }

It really made my day to learn that one of my rings was featured in a deliciously cute treasury by a fan. How amazing are these colors? I love the springy mix and the unexpected bits of black. Totally fresh. Hope you all have a great week!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

{ everyday i'm inspired by... }

kate szabone. I honestly check out her shop everyday just to drool over her pretty things. And to be inspired, which never, ever fails. I'll let the pieces speak for themselves... but here are a few of my favorites.

Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Radiant Cut Yellow Sapphire Ring

Saturday, May 29, 2010

{ seller/buyer }

As an Etsy seller, it's almost impossible not to find things on Etsy occasion that I absolutely have to have. I love supporting the handmade community, and well, there is just some really amazing stuff out there. I also try to buy as many jewelry supplies as possible from Etsy sellers.
Anyway, as soon as I saw these lovely Turquoise Bowls, I knew they had to be mine!!! They sat in my favorites for a few days and then I just couldn't stand not having them any longer. Of course, I was in the process of moving when I ordered these, and they got shipped to my old post office about an hour away. I wasn't able to get there until a few weeks later, but let me tell you - it was worth the wait!
They are the prettiest color with gorgeous crackles and super smooth finish. I absolutely adore them and they look great with the rest of my decor. Thanks, happyhills!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{ spotted this weekend }

This weekend was my sister's baby shower and I'm happy to say that otherlovelythings made an appearance! With a small budget for the shower, I decided to give away some of my handmade jewelry for the game prizes - 'cause really, what's a shower without games? We played O-BABY Bingo and I ended up giving away four pair of earrings and three rings! The prizes kept everyone playing fiercely and we all had a great time. Here are some of the winners...

Monday, April 26, 2010

{ lovely new earrings }

Hi there! Lots of new earrings over at the shop! Check 'em out. Don't forget Mother's Day is next weekend! Treat mom to something handmade. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

{ this week i'm inspired by... }

... yummy Russel Wright designs. I'm pretty obsessed with his dinnerware. The colors, the lines, it's almost too beautiful. More about this mid-century modernist here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

{ ob-sessed }

Check out these fabulous napkins made by avril loreti on Etsy. I am pretty sure I need to throw a cocktail party just as an excuse to get these...
Wine Ring Cocktail Napkins by avril loreti, $26
Be sure to check out her shop with other goodies like coasters, tote bags, and hankies!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

{ giveaway over at gilliauna's bits n beads }

hi there,
just wanted to let you know about a great giveaway going on over at Audrey's Give Away Blog. Do you all know about this blog??? Audrey lists at least one giveaway a day and it's super easy to enter. You should check out her blog for some super deals. The one I am most excited about right now is the $20 gift certificate to Bits n Beads on Etsy.
Bits n Beads has some really cool pieces which I think you're going to love. And with the gift certificate, you can choose whatever you like!

Friday, April 9, 2010

{ new item - now with feathers! }

These lovely peacock feather earrings are now available at otherlovelythings! They're super lightweight and will be just perfect for the spring and summertime. Oh, how the bold colors shimmer in the sunlight - so pretty!

Click here to view these earrings on Etsy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

{ etsy seller spotlight: truche }

With truche, it was love at first sight. These pieces are so fun and unique - have a look for yourself!

momma tree necklace by truche, $36

I heart Florida by truche, $50

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

{ spring is in the air }

Hasn't the weather this week been refreshing? I can feel spring peeking from around the corner, I swear. As you can see, I got some new beads the other week. I'm really into turquoise and chartreuse right now. I also got some really sweet bird charms, so stay tuned for some spring-y loveliness!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

{ where to begin? }

Where in the world to begin? Ok, first of all, welcome new followers. :) Glad to have you here. I hope you find it's a good place to be. My two days "off" this week were busier than any others. What's up with that? Does this happen to you guys as well? A fun trip to Homestead, Florida actually turned up some really good finds at a huge antique store. Don't worry, you shall see some treasures from the trip soon... in the form of upcycled jewelry, of course. (Ok, so maybe not much is new).

Took a trip to Michael's yesterday to stock up on beading supplies. Got some Korean jade, turquoise, howlite, and natural shell beads, as well as some sweet birdie charms. Stay tuned to for new items. ;)

On a very exciting note, I had my 50th sale on Etsy! Whoohoo. I am happy to say that I finally sold the Vanessa Yoyo Necklace. She really deserved a good home. More yoyo necklaces in the making... I just won't sleep, that's all.

Oh yes, I almost forgot. Can you believe I got this bracelet for 95% off... I'm pretty proud of myself.

And, I've decided to do another giveaway as soon as I reach 300 fans on Facebook! So tell your friends to join so you can all enter to win! That's all for now!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

{ etsy seller spotlight }

So a few weeks ago I found this amazing new (to me) seller on Etsy. BuyHand is a line of handmade (of course!) crocheted washcloths, adorable Mary Jane slippers, and other awesome accessories like hats and scarves from vintage patterns - how cool! The bright colors are really nice and they look sooo soft. Enjoy!