Friday, July 19, 2013

Dasvidaniya, people!

My favorite word (in any language), dasvidaniya. It means "goodbye" in Russian. (Or so I gathered from watching Anastasia every week for six years of my childhood.) Such a beautiful word. Anyway, yes, I am leaving this summer tourist destination we call home for some relaxing family bonding in the mountains. And, in honor of my leaving on vacation tomorrow, I have put together a little treasury, inspired by our destination, the Great Smokies. (You thought it was going to be Russia. Nope, I told you, I just like the word!) See ya in a week!

'The Mountains are Calling' by Nutmegan

Forest Mountain Painting "The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go" from Etsy
11x14 - Going Home - ve...
Unique handmade wooden clock with lace detail
Kirie04 - Birdies Small
Etsy handmade blanket
Custom Hand Crochet Afghan k...
Rustic handmade notebook that says "Adventure?" from Etsy
Adventure Travel Journal: Po...
Homemade artisan smores kit from Etsy
S'mores Kit with house-m...
Handmade Birch wood tea light holders
River Birch Tea Light Candle...
Homemade artisan jam from
Blackberry Chambord Jam as s...
15 handmade mini soap favors in various colors and scents
Custom Soap Favors - 15 Mini...

Black and white Bird / Art C...

Crochet Wash Cloth - 100% Co...

CIJ SALE Beaded beads stud e...

Pale Yellow, Sky, Trees, Fi...

CIJ SALE Woodlands nature ph...

ON SALE Rabbit Print Illustr...

90s boots / vintage Nine Wes...

The Mountains are Calling / ...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Front Page Freak Out

My item was featured on Etsy's front page

Yep, I'm pretty much famous. (The ring, left hand side, second row...that's me. On Etsy's front page!) I was running around the house screaming "I'm famous! I'm famous!" Ok, so, maybe it's not as big of a deal as I made it out to be, but it was my first time!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Adopt a Necklace

At some point, I had made more bracelets, necklaces and rings than I could reasonably wear, or even give away (without becoming that friendwho gives every person she knows handmade bracelets for Christmas, birthdays and baby showers). So, I launched my Etsy shop in the hopes of finding a good home for the fruits of my passion. But I still feel a slight pang of loss every time I list a one-of-a-kind item. I say a teary-eyed goodbye as I click "publish," and hope that it will find a good home. Which brings me to my latest piece, this extra long, extra awesome statement necklace:

Handmade vintage upcycle necklace for sale on Etsy
Handmade vintage statement necklace on Etsy
Made by hand from unique vintage materials (do they even make sixty inch chains anymore?), you just won't find another like it. So, if you have a empty spot in your heart (or your jewelry box), I invite you to consider adopting this one-of-a-kind necklace. Quick, before I name her.

[By the by, isn't that a dreamy photographthe one on top there? I can say that because my husband is the photographer, so really I'm bragging about him not myself...Yep.]