September 24, 2009

The Fabulous Life of...Part Deux

In an earlier post, I shared some photos of old brooches and findings and promised I would do some before and after features so you can see how I upcycled them. Here is one example of an Art Deco era piece that I transformed into a glamorous necklace. I don't know what this piece was in its former fabulous life - a brooch, a dress clip or a pendant - but its new life is one of a pendant mixed with new but Art Deco style Czech glass beads. Perfect for a formal event, a wedding or Holiday time.

September 16, 2009

Dear Lillie Does Flowers Right

I have a weakness for flowers both in jewelry and clothing designs. A picture of a ring bearer's pillow with a beautifully handcrafted pink peony flower caught my attention on Etsy's home page. It led me to Dear Lillie's shop where I found amazing tanks and tees embellished with huge flowers. So feminine. Dear Lilly also has adorable baby clothes. Definitely worth a look!

September 10, 2009

Funky Cuff Links

Etsy often features quirky items on its home page including Star Wars cuff links. That's right - who would have thought? That's how I stumbled upon these a while ago and just had to feature these.

There are quite a few to choose from believe it or not in several shops on Etsy! I particularly like these Darth Vader cuff links from Cosmo Fashion Slave's Etsy shop along with the AC/DC Guitar Pick cufflinks. These definitely add some flavor to any shirt!

If you know of other funky or quirky items, please share!

September 2, 2009

The Art of Soap

If you want to make a scent-sational difference in your bathroom, try it with handmade soap. If soap were edible, I'd sink my teeth into this wonderful soap I discovered on Etsy at DeShawn Marie's shop. Her soaps are gorgeous. They are works of art and would make wonderful housewarming, hostess or holiday gifts.

Even better? They're made from all natural ingredients.