Just before the holidays, I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco and was in love with all of the great designers and crafters that I met. There are some seriously talented folks out there. So here are a few of my favorite Etsy shops that I recently discovered.
Adorable fabric and felt necklaces. Her style is very Anthropologie without the hefty price tag.
Comfortable yet sexy clothes. I bought a blue and yellow dress, a black t-shirt, and a teal custom-made top. All of them are so nicely designed and seriously comfortable.
Simple, beautiful pottery. Something you would see in Real Simple magazine. Stunning, really.
Lisa Swerling is an artist who makes the coolest diorama-type art. You just have to see it to understand. So click on her website and be prepared to be amazed.
I love jewelry. I can’t get enough. Her jewelry is so exquisite. You can tell that it takes time to make these pieces.
Why shop handmade? 1. You’re supporting an artist. 2. You’re getting a quality handmade item, not some manufactured piece. 3. You get something unique.
I can’t tell you how much I love artists and their work. What are some of your favorite Etsy shops? Please share. So you can feed my addiction to all things handmade.
Beautiful Beaded Necklace from Lemon Grove
Each week, I’ll post of my very best picks of all things crafty, whether it’s jewelry, cooking, writing, new blogs, or just a great new thing you have to check out. I hope you’ll love what I’ve found.
I love handmade jewelry. Handmade Galleries and Esty.com are my top choices for finding great handmade jewelry. At the LA Bust Craftacular event back in December, I bought some lovely new items from the following vendors. Feast your eyes on these bad boys!
A gorgeous beaded chain link necklace — simply elegant and stunning. What I love about their pieces is the fact that they are so intricate yet beautiful. Bookmark their Etsy shop on your Etsy favorites.
I bought my friend Susan a great Christmas present from The Weekend Store. Susan is from Peru and there was a darling necklace with a cutout from a vintage map with the country of Peru under glass. I’ve previously bought their typewriter necklace. I used to write on a little eggshell blue typewriter as a kid so it was perfect to have a typewriter key with my intial.
Map Necklace from The Weekend Store
She molds perfect shapes of glass with animals, leaves, birds, even octopi on them. Delicate, simple, amazing shades of glass. For your friends who like glass jewelry, send them to her site.
Glass Necklaces from Scarlett Glass