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Month: January 2015

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MailedIT

Today’s featured shop has unlimited creativity. When most of us think of chainmaille, we think of medieval armor. Owner Shawn has taken chainmaille and formed it into creative pieces that are anything but boring. Check out MailedIT, based in Boise, Idaho. Crafting everything from scratch, Shawn makes his own chainmaille rings and has competitive prices. He also enjoys making items out of chainmaille that most people wouldn’t expect; a perfect example of this is the chainmaille tie below! Here are a few of Shawn’s products that caught my eye:  … Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MailedIT

A Special CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JcLeathercraft

When it comes to finding handcrafted treasures, Etsy is definitely the place to go. There’s an endless amount of creativity…and the same can be said for today’s featured shop. Meet Joshua Clukey, owner of JcLeathercraft. Based in Georgetown, Delaware, Joshua creates handcrafted leather goods, from the minimalistic guitar picks to the elegantly stitched Leather Bible Cover.  Joshua started making his handcrafted leather products when he realized how cheaply made retail leather products were. Determined to provide a better quality, Joshua started selling to friends and family before opening up JcLeathercraft.… Read more A Special CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JcLeathercraft

Around.io : Social Media Tool Review

When you’re a busy Etsy seller, you’re often multitasking; whether you’re filling orders, creating new items, or trying to squeeze in some business while taking care of your family, every tool you can use to make your business simpler is a life saver. Are you tired of trying to find time in the day to post new Tweets? Is updating your Facebook page taking too much precious time? Try Around.io, a social media scheduling tool that helps you balance your social media presence.  Around.io lets you view your Etsy shop… Read more Around.io : Social Media Tool Review

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NancysGeneralStore

Vintage items have a way of evoking certain memories, reminding us of our past, and delighting us with their exceptional craftsmanship. I’ve always found it fun to walk through antique stores and glance at the different shapes, colors and patterns of items from long ago. So, imagine my delight when I came across NancysGeneralStore, an Etsy shop that has an array of vintage items. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, owner Nancy has been given a second chance at life, and her shop features many vintage items that have been given… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NancysGeneralStore

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: hollyxholly

I’ve seen my fair share of weddings, either as a member of the bridal party or a guest. Some of the bridesmaids dresses were beautiful, and some…well, let’s just leave it at that! I know that, as a bride myself, trying to find a dress that I felt flattered all of my bridesmaids was a tough task, and I ended up picking out a color and letting them pick the style that suited them best. It’s always nice to have options…and with Etsy store hollyxholly, you have plenty of gorgeous… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: hollyxholly

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SangarisExpressions

Specializing in etched glass gifts, SangarisExpressions has a wide array of options available, and accepts custom orders. Based in Amherst, NY, owner Lorrelle offers many options for that special someone in the medical field, as well as some beautifully etched Valentine’s day present options. Here are a few of Lorrelle’s designs that caught my eye:   Valentines Day Gift For Him Glass Beer Mug $20.00  Doctor Nurse Graduation, Appreciation, Thank You Gift Glass Cannister $20.00   Valentines Day Gift For Her Glass Pilsner Beer Mug $25.00  EMT Paramedic EMS Graduation… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SangarisExpressions

CraftyGirl Approved Recipes: Brownie Batter Dip ✔

I love trying new recipes, and recently, I had the perfect occasion to test out a few new recipes. Dear Husband and I threw a small New Year’s eve open house, and I had a blast cooking. Here’s my favorite recipe of the night: Brownie Batter Dip   Brownie Batter Dip from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe  is decadently delicious. I didn’t make any changes to the recipe, except to double it! (I love chocolate, if that’s not obvious) It’s almost a chocolate cheesecake dip instead of a brownie, but either way… Read more CraftyGirl Approved Recipes: Brownie Batter Dip ✔

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JewelryGlow

Today’s featured shop is JewelryGlow! Based in Hifa, Israel, JewelryGlow offers a wide array of nose rings, both pierced and non-pierced, for you to choose from. Recently opened in December of 2014, JewelryGlow already has an impressive 42 sales. Here are a few of JewelryGlow’s items that caught my eye:   Nose Stud Heart Design,nose piercing,925 sterling silver,nose pin,nose screw,nose studs $7.95  Fake Septum non pierced nose 14 k gold filled or 925 sterling silver,nose piercing,nose cuff,nose hoop,nose ring $7.95   Twisted Nose Ring,Small nose ring 14 k gold filled/925… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JewelryGlow

CraftyGirl’s Feature Shop: FairyandtheFirefly

Creativity can blossom from many different places, and into many different forms. Inspired by nature, FairyandtheFirefly is owner Mia Malaine’s creative outlet. Using items found in nature, Mia creates delicate and intricate fairy houses & miniatures, with the tiniest of details. Mia’s fairy creations are perfect for your windowsill, to attract fairies, luck and peace to your home. Made with findings from the woods, FairyandtheFirefly’s creations are equal parts eco friendly and whimsical beauty. Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:   Furnished Riverside Fairy House… Read more CraftyGirl’s Feature Shop: FairyandtheFirefly

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IrenaOrlov

With an impressive 1200 items available, canvas print artist Irena Orlov’s shop, IrenaOrlov, is incredibly well stocked with a canvas print for any occasion or decor. In addition to her impressive shop stock, Irena is offering a coupon code for 20% all prints: SALE20. From florals, to skylines and everything in between, IrenaOrlov has glowing reviews and over 35,000 followers on Twitter. Here are a few of Irena’s items that caught my eye:   Frosted green succulent. Canvas Print by Irena Orlov, $350.00+    Hand Embellished Canvas Reproduction 48 x… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IrenaOrlov

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ALEXplusMAE

Jewelry is a wonderful outlet for artistic expression, and ALEXplusMAE is no exception. Owner Jessica handcrafts gorgeous pieces of jewelry in the evening, after her children go to bed. Recently opened, ALEXplusMAE features delicate pieces with bold colors, the perfect addition to any outfit. Based in San Diego, CA, ALEXplusMAE is offering a special coupon code; use coupon code “grandopening” for free shipping. (Valid until 1/28/15) Here are a few of ALEXplusMAE’s items that caught my eye:   gold vermeil and tiny turquoise beaded bracelet ••• delicate jewelry $35.00  moonstone… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ALEXplusMAE

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Qualoma

If you’re looking for quality jewelry, handmade with natural stones and shells, look no further. Meet Steve, owner of Qualoma. Recently opened on Etsy in December of 2014, Qualoma’s name comes from two sources: Qual, which reminds Steve of quality & of the word qualia, which is our subjective experience of things; and om, which is the sacred syllable or mantra that’s said to represent the vibration of the universe. Based in Tucson, AZ, Steve creates quality artisan jewelry with an array of natural materials. Steve also loves creating custom… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Qualoma

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CharlotteCoutureGlam

Featuring designer quality jewelry at affordable prices, CharlotteCoutureGlam recently opened in December 2014, and already has an array of products available. Owner Tiffany Griffith makes each piece by hand, and enjoys making jewelry that gives people a boost of confidence. Here are a few of CharlotteCoutureGlam’s items that caught my eye: Mother of Pearl Tibetan Elephant Pendant Necklace, gold chain, gold necklace, elephant charm $50.00   Gold Leaf Earrings, gold earrings, gold leaf charm, drop earrings $20.00  Gold Filagree Pendant Necklace, gold necklace, gold chain, charm necklace, gold charm necklace… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CharlotteCoutureGlam

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoelGreenStudios

Today’s featured shop, JoelGreenStudios, specializes in artisan fountain pens and roller ball & ballpoint ink pens, as well as unique gift items, like wine stoppers. Based in Spokane Valley, WA, JoelGreenStudios is the creative work of Joel Green, a former professional in the fields of archeology and illustration. Each item is handmade, and can take several days to make. Some of Joel’s favorite materials to work with are leather, gold, chrome & copper. Here are a few items of Joel’s that caught my eye: Leather and Stone Series by Joel… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoelGreenStudios