Friday, April 20, 2012

Featured Friday: ReDeFindVintage

I don't always find vintage jewelry to be my style. But when an artist takes vintage items and turns them into jewelry, the end result is often something I could wear! ReDeFindVintage is full of the sort of awesome jewelry, made from vintage pieces, that I like. ReDeFindVintage has jewelry in a variety of styles.

Whether you're looking for something simple or elaborate, she's got you covered. She also has a wide array of jewelry types--brooches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more! Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, it's likely that you'll find something that fits the bill at ReDeFindVintage!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Colorful Stitch Markers!

Stitch markers can be a knitter's best friend. Check out these lovely colorful stitch markers from members of Team EtsyRain!

Multicolored Glass Stitch Markers from Fiber Catcher

Rainbow Chainmaille Stitch Markers from Woven Chains

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Daffodils!

Brightly colored daffodils always make me smile, but I'm also loving these super elegant vintage cabochons with daffodils on them!

2 Vintage Cabochons from Treefrog Beads

Sunny Daffodils from Sabrina Design

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tulips!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, all of the flowers are in bloom. Today, I'm featuring some tulip items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Garden of Tulips Photographic Mandala Card from Gratitude Jewelry

Watercolor Tulips from Jackwood

Monday, April 16, 2012

Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Apple Dumplin'

Today is my middle sister's birthday, so I went looking for vintage items from her birth year. It seems that Strawberry Shortcake was at the height of her popularity when middle sis was born, though the toys stayed popular (and scented!) for long enough that she played with them as well. Looking back at them, I'm struck by how much Apple Dumplin' reminds me of my sister's daughter. So enjoy these Apple Dumplin' items from Etsy vintage sellers, in honor of my middle sister! Happy birthday, Sarah! :)

Vintage Apple Dumplin' Barrettes from Retro Meow

Vintage Apple Dumplin' Pendant from REdesignkc

Friday, April 13, 2012

Featured Friday: Geek-A-Bye-Baby

Two of my geeky friends just had their first baby, and I made him a sleeping Cthulhu crocheted hat. But I know I'll have lots of other gift giving opportunities for this cute little one, and Geek-A-Bye-Baby is likely to be my first stop! Blankets, changing pads, bibs, clothing, and more, all for the geeky baby (or the baby with geeky parents) in your life. The fandoms that Geek-A-Bye-Baby spans are extensive--Star Wars, Firefly/Serenity, Doctor Who, comics, and pirates are among their number.

Geeky parents will love the many options for dressing and caring for their babies, and geeky babies will love the bright colors and soft fabrics used! Keep the whole geeky family happy and comfortable with baby items from Geek-A-Bye-Baby!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pastels of Spring

Before the vivid colors of spring flowers emerge, pastel colors hint at what's to come. Check out these lovely periwinkle jewelry items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Periwinkle Blue Forget Me Nots and Daisies Pendant from Botanical Creations

Periwinkle Crystal Bracelet from Tissage

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Party Time!

Throwing a party? Check out these fun party items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Felt Cake Bunting from Hugaroo

Bunny's Lust 3 Tiered Cake Stand from Bunny's Baked Goods

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow?

There's nowhere at our apartment for me to have a garden, which is a bummer. But if I could have a garden, I'd be happy to fill it with these items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Garden Bon Bons from Garden Bon Bons

Herb Garden Markers from Wire Tree Words

Friday, April 6, 2012

Featured Friday: ShayDDesign

I recently learned that one of the baristas at the coffee shop we frequent has an Etsy shop where she sells her jewelry: Shay D Design. Shay makes all kinds of beautiful jewelry pieces, but her feather earrings are what always catch my attention. Some are in muted colors, while others, like the pair shown here, are bright and vibrant.

In addition to these earrings, I also really love her necklaces with pendants made from sheet iron. The rustic finish gives these pieces a striking color, and their unique design makes them an instant conversation piece! Be sure to poke through the sections at Shay D Design, because Shay has so many different jewelry pieces to offer that I can't do all of them justice in this short blog post!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rainy Days Ahead

April in Seattle means lots of rain, but it also means that the days are getting longer and warmer and that flowers are blooming. If you have to live with rain, you may as well accessorize with great rain-inspired pieces like these from members of Team EtsyRain!

Rainy Day Dangle Earrings from Forged in Life

Rain Plumeria Hair Flower from Lost Aloha

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter is coming!

Easter always seems to sneak up on me, but I should know that it's always the weekend after I go out of town. Check out these lovely Easter items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Shadow Leaf Pysanka Ornament from Dandylion Eggs

18" Cashmere Bunny from Haute Goat