Thursday, April 30, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Harmony5

As I mentioned in my last post, Mother's Day is quickly approaching...and you'll need an awesome gift to go with the handmade cards I suggested. So, let's talk jewelry! Jewelry is a great option for many different gift giving occasions - birthdays, Christmas, and especially Mother's Day. Treat your mom to something a little special with a gift from today's featured shop, Harmony5! Based in Nashville, TN, owner Jennifer handcrafts an assortment of earrings, hair accessories and more. Harmony5 has an impressive 700+ sales and glowing reviews; plenty of happy customers have nothing but wonderful things to say about Jennifer and her shop! Here's my top 5 favorite items from Harmony5:  





Gray Druzy Earrings, Gunmetal Earrings, Silver Druzy Gemstone Earrings, Pixie Dust Earrings, Gray Earrings 




Amber Feather Necklace, Copper Necklace, Antique Copper Necklace, Long Boho Necklace, Baltic Amber Necklace




Felt Bow Hair Clip, Red Bow, Bow Hair Clip, Bow Clip, Felt Clip 




Cloisonné Necklace, Copper Colored Necklace, Swarovski Necklace, Green and Blue Necklace, Enamel Necklace




Amazonite Earrings, Antique Copper Earrings, Zircon Swarovski Earrings, Gemstone Earrings 


You can also find Jennifer and an array of exclusive products at her website, HarmonyDesigns5.com- also make sure to check out her Etsy shop to see all of the items Jennifer has in stock!

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: PlayaPaper

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching! For all you mothers out there, I hope that you're able to take this day to relax and think about all the hard work you've done - every mother should be recognized for the hard work she does! (Fathers, too..but that's next month! :) ) If you're not the celebrated one this holiday, but you're looking for a special card for that special mother in your life...check out today's featured shop, PlayaPaper. Recently opened in March, owner Vikki is based in Redondo Beach, CA, and currently has a small, but wonderful, selection of handmade Mother's Day cards for sale. Why go with a generic, store bought card when you can get something handmade that really shows the thought that you've put into picking out a card? Here's my top 5 favorite Mother's Day Cards from PlayaPaper:




Mother’s Day Greeting Card with Lilac Floral Wreath, Matching Colored Envelope, Seal, Postage Stamp, and Personalized for the Recipient 




Mother’s Day Greeting Card with Floral Bouquet, Matching Colored Envelope, Seal, Postage Stamp, and Personalized for the Recipient




Best Cat Mom Ever Mother’s Day Greeting Card from the Cat Personalized with Matching Colored Envelope, Seal, and Postage Stamp 




Mother’s Day Greeting Card with Pink Floral Heart, Matching Colored Envelope, Seal, Postage Stamp, and Personalized for the Recipient




Mother’s Day Greeting Card with Pink Floral Wreath, Matching Colored Envelope, Seal, Postage Stamp, and Personalized for the Recipient 


Make sure to check out PlayaPaper on Etsy to see the rest of Vikki's creations!

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade!)
-Katie

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: MecheleAnnaJewelry

Shopping for jewelry is fun...but shopping for jewelry that benefits a worthy cause? Even better! Meet Mechele Anna, owner of MecheleAnnaJewelry. Based in Red Bank, NJ, Mechele Anna handcrafts rings & pendants, with a portion of all sales going to local dog rescue groups. Recently opened in February, MecheleAnnaJewelry doesn't have a lot of shop stock yet, but is constantly working on adding new items & improving the shop. Here's my top 5 favorite items from MecheleAnnaJewelry:


Sterling Silver Nautical Necklace Abstract Coral Pendant. Fine Silver Abstract Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain 




Beautiful Fine Silver Designer Statement Ring. Show Stopper, Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring. Statement Ring, SIze 7.




Silver Dog Paw Pendant Necklace. Unique Sterling Fine SIlver Charm for Dog Lovers. 




Unique Sterling Silver Fine Cocktail Ring. Make a Statement with Classy, One-of-a-Kind Ring. Size 7




Unique Fine Silver Pendant Necklace With Ruby Red CZ. Sterling Silver Square Abstract Pendant- Sterling Silver Chain 


 Mechele Anna is adding new items frequently, so make sure to check in often to see what new items she has for sale!

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade!)
-Katie




Monday, April 27, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: KimberleeCreations

Accessories are a way of expressing yourself; who you are, what colors you like, etc. Most people simply accessorize with jewelry or handbags, but why not take it a step further and get a colorful cell phone case? Today's featured Etsy shop offers custom designed phone cases, available in a variety of sizes. Meet Kim McCowan, owner of KimberleeCreations. Based in Kaysville, UT, Kim creates custom cell phone cases, making sure to fit the order to the customers' needs exactly before beginning the final process of gluing the decorations on the case. Kim cares about her clients, and wants to create the perfect custom order for them. Here's my top 5 favorite items from KimberleeCreations:




Custom Monogram Phone Case 




Go Bananas Galaxy 3S Phone Case




Girly bling cell phone case 




Dreams come true




Art Deco Iphone case 


While Kim doesn't currently have a lot of items in stock, she does accept custom orders, and will gladly work with you on colors, materials, design, etc. :) 



Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie


CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: CatjuHandmadeJewelry

Today's featured shop has a very impressive stock of 450+ items. With such a wide variety, you're sure to find something you like! Meet Kathy Reading, owner of Etsy shop CatjuHandmadeJewelry. Based in Baltimore, MD, Kathy offers an array of jewelry made from semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. CatjuHandmadeJewelry has over 200 glowing reviews from happy customers, and has clearly defined policies regarding shipping, refunds and more! Here's a very special top 10 favorite items from CatjuHandmadeJewelry:    





Peacock Agate Gemstone and Copper Necklace Earring Combo, Light Turquoise Swarovski Crystals, New Color for Spring 2013 




Key Earrings Antique Gold Finish




Blue Swirl Shell and Czech Crystal Necklace and Earring Set, Gunmetal 




Green Crystal Adjustable Stainless Steel Ring, Czech Preciosa Crystal Sahara




Copper Czech Glass Button Bracelet 



Bracelet of Light Blue Pearls, Very Light Blue Tinted "Pearls of Hope for Haiti" Pearl and Crystal Bracelet




Teal Blue Venetian Glass and Swarovski Crystal Earrings, Sterling Silver Earwires 




Rose Gold Swarovski Earrings, New Color for Spring/Summer 2014




Peridot Green Swarovski Heart Earrings, Valentine's and St. Pat's Day 




Light Purple Lavender Pearl Necklace Combo with Crystal Silver Shade Swarovski Crystals Necklace and Earring Set


Whether you're looking for something for yourself, a present for that special someone, or a Mother's Day Gift, I'm sure that you'll find something that you like at CatjuHandmadeJewelry! Make sure to check out all of their current stock to see items available for sale.




Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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Friday, April 24, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: RobynsPotions

Today's featured shop offers a variety of all natural skincare & lip products designed to make you the best you possible. Check out Etsy shop RobynsPotions!  Based in Bloomfield Hills, MI, owner Robyn handcrafts lip balms, scrubs, and more with all natural ingredients and essential oils. Recently opened in March, RobynsPotions has 4 sales, which I think is great for only being opened for a little over a month! Here's my top 5 favorite items from RobynsPotions:



Cocoa Peppermint Lip Balm - Essential Oils, Natural Skin Care, Moisturizing, Vitamin E Enriched, Lip Butter, Chapstick, Organic Lip Balm 




Coffee Chocolate Lip or Face Scrub - Lip Scrub, Face Scrub, Body Scrub, Exfoliate, Natural Skin Care, Essential Oils, Coffee Scrub




BBB - Buttery Beauty Balm - Essential Oils, Natural Skin Care, Coconut Oil, Moisturizing, Vitamin E Enriched, Organic, Skin Treatment 




Green Tea Coconut Lip or Face Scrub - Lip Scrub, Face Scrub, Body Scrub, Green Tea, Matcha, Natural Skin Care, Essential Oils, Exfoliate




Apricot Nail and Cuticle Rescue Oil - Natural Skin Care, Nail Care, Cuticle Oil, Nail Oil, Moisturizing, Essential Oils, Vitamin E Enriched 



So, if you're in the market for deeply moisturized skin - which I think we all are! - check out RobynsPotions! You never know what you'll find until you look. :) 


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: TheAlteredDiaries

When I was younger, I kept a daily diary. I'll admit, going through them years later, I had quite a few laughs...but there's something so therapeutic about writing down your day, your problems, your achievements. It's a habit that I'd like to start again... If you're looking for a quality handmade journals, sketchbooks or collage sheets, check out today's featured shop, TheAlteredDiaries. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, owner Jody creates artisan hand-bound leather and cloth blank journals and notebooks, as well as tags, bookplates & collage sheets. With a variety of styles and price points, I'd be willing to bet that you'll find something you like at TheAlteredDiaries on Etsy! Here's my top 5 favorite items:




Blue and Purple Hardcover Journal,  Italian Carte Varese Cover, Handmade Journal 




Vintage Schooner Card




Digital Cutouts, Hot Air Balloons, Butterflies and French Diamonds 




French Crown Tags, Text, Manilla Tags, Victorian




Hand Bound Turquoise Heart Notebook 


If you're not in the habit of keeping a journal, there's still plenty of options for you at TheAlteredDiaries. Carefully handcrafted tags, collage prints for scrapbooking, and more. You never know what you'll find unless you take a peek! Want to learn more about TheAlteredDiaries? Click here for the shop's About page!  


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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Monday, April 20, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: HandPulledSilkScreen

I'm a huge fan of quotes - whether inspirational, comedic or motivational. So it's no surprise that I'm excited about today's featured shop, HandPulledSilkScreen. HandPulledSilkScreen opened in early 2014 and offers a variety of silkscreen prints of quotes. Owner Tellis operates HandPulledSilkScreen, located in Colorado Springs, CO, and enjoys creating the prints because they spark emotions when you see them. HandPulledSilkScreen only has one review so far, but it's a 5 star review! Here's my top 5 favorite items from HandPulledSilkScreen:


Don't Just Go Through Life Grow Through Life Art Print Typography SilkScreen Print On Art Stock 




Jimi Hendrix Quote Art Print When the power of love SilkScreen Print On Art Stock




Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quote Art Print The Sea Does Not Reward Sik Screen Print On Art Stock 




Jim Rohn Quote Art Print Don't Wish It Were Easier Wish You Were Better Sik Screen Print On Art Stock




Chinese Proverb Quote Art Print The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now SilkScreen Print On Art Stock 


If you're looking for a special print for your home or office decor, you'll definitely want to check out HandPulledSilkScreen!


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Nkuto

Offering natural and organic skincare, today's feature shop is Nkuto, an Etsy shop opened last summer. Owner Emily Elizabeth creates original skin care recipes, all of which are vegan, for the ultimate skincare experience. Nkuto doesn't have a lot of current shop stock, but they do have glowing reviews and detailed product descriptions. Here's my top 5 favorite items from Nkuto:



Classy Tones: Rosemary Shea Body Butter 




Mini Sampler Set




Deep Breath: Lavender Shea Body Butter 




Cosy Afternoon: Vanilla Body Butter and Sugar Scrub Set




 



Whether you're purchasing a special Mother's Day gift, or just treating yourself, Nkuto's vegan, natural options are sure to make you smile!



Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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