CosmiziAvocado – Avocado Seed Art Jewelry

The shop:  CosmiziAvocado
The owner:  Dimitrios Nikolaidis from Athens, Greece
The products: All natural, vegan jewelry art pieces, expertly hand-carved from avocado seeds. Prior to placing your order, send Dimitrios a message about this blog post, and you’ll receive free shipping! 🙂 Customers also receive a 10% off coupon code after their first purchase, to use on a future purchase.
Fun facts:  Dimitrios loves working with natural substances; he combines the avocado seeds with other organic materials (precious stones, Swarovski crystals and more) to create one-of-a-kind pieces you just won’t find anywhere else. 

Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, CosmiziAvocado has 8 sales and a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CosmiziAvocado:


Hot Air Balloon Pendant, Avocado Seed, Original carved design, Silver 925, Natural art piece, Mother's day, Recycled, Ecological, Woodland 
Red-eyed Crescent Moons Earrings, Avocado Seed, Swarovski eyes, Sterling silver chain and hooks, Summer, Boho chic, Woodland, Ecological 
Wise Owl Bolo Tie, Avocado Seed, Swarovski eyes, Handcarved, Knowledge symbol, Boho chic, Summer style, Ecological, Vegan friendly 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

StarShineVintage – Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

The shop:  StarShineVintage
The owner:  Krista Morrison from Seattle, Washington
The products:  A great assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and decor – with items dating from the 1800’s all the way to the 1990’s. Use coupon code 15OFF for 15% off your order. 🙂 
Fun facts:  Krista has always had a passion for design; Drawn to vintage and antique items, she loves coming across pieces that are timeless & designed to last.

Reviews & Sales:  1200+ sales with a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop StarShineVintage:


White Mini Butterfly Lace Dress 
 
Giant Puka Shell Hawaiian Surfer Necklace & Earrings 
Mother of Pearl Chinese Carved Ship 
1960's Mod Round Oversized Italian Sunglasses, Jackie O 
 
Victorian Chemise Lace Blouse 1800's 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

NamedKeychains – Personalized Metal Key Chains

The shop:  NamedKeychains
The owner:  Rowena Tulio from Kuwait
The product:  Handcrafted, personalized metal key chains available, with several styles to choose from. 
Fun facts:  Each key chain is made from 0.1 inch stainless steel; sanded & polished to a mirror finish 🙂  You can also find more products at Named-Keychains.com
Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, NamedKeychains has no sales on their Etsy shop yet, but I imagine that will change soon.
Here’s my 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop NamedKeychains:


Personalized Inside Box Hollow Cut Single Named  Metal Key chain 
Personalized Inside Box Hollow Cut Single Named  Metal Key chain 
 
Personalized Couple Two Metal Key chain Set 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

MinaKindo – African Handmade Jewelry

The shop: MinaKindo
The owner:  Aminata Amadou Kindo from Carlisle, Pennsylvania
The shops: Colorful handmade African jewelry – necklaces, bracelets and earrings 🙂 

Fun facts:  Aminata always begins her jewelry projects by sketching a design, before jumping into creating & assembly. You can find more information on her jewelry, including tutorials, on MinaKindo.com
Reviews & Sales: Opened this year, MinaKindo has 7 sales and a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop MinaKindo:


Beaded bracelet Blue Navy, handmade bracelet, bracelet Crystal beads, simple bracelet, mother's day, modern bracelet 
African earrings green and orange, African jewelry, Beads jewelry, Beads necklace, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic jewelry, tribal jewelry 
African earrings elegance pink, African jewelry, beaded earrings, simple earrings, handmade jewelry, modern earrings, tribal jewelry 
African necklace, African jewelry,red and turquoise, Beaded African necklace, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic necklace, tribal jewelry 
African earrings elegance blue, African jewelry, beaded earrings, simple earrings, Niger, handmade jewelry, modern earrings, tribal jewelry 
Geometric earrings illusion, African jewelry red blue, geometric earrings, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic jewelry, modern earrings 
Yellow beaded bracelet, handmade bracelet, bracelet Crystal beads, faceted beads Rhinestones, baptism, birthday, mother's day, modern 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

SweetBabyJamesShop – Newborn Photo Props & Accessories

The shop:  SweetBabyJamesShop
The owner:  Barbara Gaddis from Marietta, Georgia
The products: Colorful, adorable and whimsical newborn photo props – including wraps, faux fur, headbands and more! Use coupon code FIRSTTIMEPURCHASE for 10% off your first purchase.
Fun facts:  Barbara is a photographer, who also has a passion for crocheting & knitting. A lot of the photo props featured in her shop also make great baby shower gifts!
Reviews & Sales:  6600 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop SweetBabyJamesShop:

Lavender Flower Baby Headband, Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Photo Prop, Baby Shower GIft, Ready to Ship. 
SUPER SALE, Newborn Baby Superhero Superman Cape, Photo Prop, Baby Shower Gift. 
Latte / Cream Faux Fur Prop, Ready to Ship, Newborn Baby Photo Prop,  Layering Blanket, Neutral Photo Prop. 
New COLOR......Baby Pixie Hat and Pants, Suspenders, Elf Hat, ,Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Outfit, Baby Photo Prop. Baby Boy Outfit, 
LAST CHANCE.....Curly Mint Green Sheep Faux Fur, Newborn Baby Photo Prop, Flokati Look, Faux Sheep Fur,  Luxury Photo Prop, 
Baby Newsboy Outfit,  READY TO SHIP, 0 - 3 months, Newsboy Hat, Diaper Cover, Suspenders, Bow tie, Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Boy Prop. 
CHOOSE your Color, Stretch Knit Wrap and (or) Headband Set, Wrap 14 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CYDesignStudio – Handmade personalized jewelry

The shop:  CYDesignStudio
The owner:  Candice from Cary, North Carolina
The products:  Gorgeous, personalized handmade jewelry – use coupon code Friday13 for 13% off until May 20th, 2016!
Fun facts:  Candice has an impressive 1500+ items in stock – plenty for you to choose from. Jewelry from CYDesignStudio has been seen on Jane The Virgin & The Vampire Diaries, and has been featured in the 2016 Golden Globes swag bags!
Reviews & Sales:  11,000+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop CYDesignStudio:



Vampire Diaries Necklace - Garnet Gemstone Wire Wrapped Briolette Teardrop Necklace - January Birthstone - Garnet Necklace 
Druzy Earrings - Sparkling Faux Druzy Stud Earrings - Glitter Earrings, Druzy Stud Earrings, Boho Chic, Gift for Her 
Personalized Angel Wing Necklace - Memorial Necklace - Miscarriage Necklace - Loss Necklace - 14k Gold Filled - Memorial Gift for Her 
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SugarbirdHollow – Miniature Houses & Village Accessories

The shop: SugarbirdHollow
The owner:  Sugarbird Hollow from Thousand Oaks, California
The products:  Handmade miniature houses, decorative trees and other adorable village accessories 🙂 Use coupon code spring16 for 30% off until the end of May 2016. 
Fun facts:  All trees & houses can be done in custom colors – just message the shop owner for more information! 
Reviews & Sales:  290+ sales with a 5 star average review rating
Here’s a very special top 7 favorite items from Etsy shop SugarbirdHollow:


Assorted set of 12 glittered bottle brush trees: four of each size of colorful sisal trees 
Miniature western retro style Putz style glitter house paper teepee 
Miniature village Woodland Scene set: miniature brown deer, 4 green bottle brush trees, and one teal blue glittered pond 
Miniature kitsch glitter house trailer with palm trees and yard flamingos 
Miniature Valentines set of 4 1in tall trees pinks, red, white sisal trees 
Purple Traditional winter putz style glitter house, paper house. 
Miniature Silver Glittered Fox figurine 



Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop – KoolBreezeSolarHat – Solar Powered Fan Hats

The shop:  KoolBreezeSolarHat
The owner:  Vernice N. from Fresno, California
The products: Stylish hats with solar powered fans attached, designed to keep you cool and comfortable. 
Fun facts:  All of the products from the shop are available for bulk orders; contact Vernice for more information! 🙂 
Reviews & Sales:  4 sales, and no reviews yet.
Here’s 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop KoolBreezeSolarHat:


 
Cooling Palm Sun Hat - Lady's Floppy 
Straw Cooling Solar Sun Hat - Lady's Gardener 
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CollarsBySebastian – Handmade Paracord Dog Collars

The shop:  CollarsBySebastian
The owner:  Rebecca from Charleston, South Carolina
The products:  Handmade, custom paracord dog collars, as well as a select amount of leashes. Use coupon code CRAFTYGIRL16 for 5% off your order – coupon is good until June 30th, 2016. 🙂
Fun facts:  All of the paracord used in the shop is made in the USA! 
Reviews & Sales:  18 sales with a 5 star average review rating
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CollarsBySebastian:



Custom #550 Paracord Dog Collar 
Reflective Blue Fishtail Style Paracord Leash 
Reflective #550 Paracord Dog Collar 

Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: 8Mermaids

The shop:  8Mermaids
The owner:  Jini Neumayer from Wilton Manors, Florida
The products: Custom and trending clothing for babies, girls and women, as well as decor, party & wedding supplies.
Fun facts:  You can find more items for sale at 8Mermaids.com
Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, 8Mermaids has 3 sales and no reviews yet.
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop 8Mermaids:


Shopkins Custom Glitter Dress/Party Dress/ Shopkins Custom Dress 
 
Shopkins WHITE Girls Custom Flip Flops  All Sizes All Colors 
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HappyPoppyJewelry

The shop:  HappyPoppyJewelry
The owner:  Vijaya Bylaiah from Tempe, Arizona
The products:  Handcrafted, unique gold & sterling silver jewelry – Use coupon code TENOFF for 10% off your order!
Fun facts: Looking for coupon codes or specials? Follow HappyPoppyJewelry on Instagram! You can also find the store on HappyPoppyJewelry.com
Reviews & Sales:  4 sales, with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop HappyPoppyJewelry:


Druzy with silk tassel necklace 
Personalized Druzy Bracelet 
Orange Agate Slice Quartz Necklace, Big orange pendant, big statement necklace, One of a kind necklace, Natural agate crystal pendant 


Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ZoneO3

The shop:  ZoneO3
The owner:  Alex C from Cleveland, Ohio
The products:  Organic skin care, infused with activated oxygen – Use coupon code THANKYOU for 25% off!
Fun facts:  Alex has a passion for creating natural & effective skin care products. 
Reviews & Sales:  59 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ZoneO3:


Ozonated Coconut Oil 2 ounce with Essential Oils 
Ozonated Olive Oil 2 ounce with Essential Oils 
Ozonated Avocado Oil 1 ounce 


Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

Red Heart Yarn Closeout at Dollar Tree – SALE!

I love a good sale….and I love yarn. So, when I came across this, I just had to share.
Right now, Dollar Tree is having a closeout on Red Heart Boutique Yarn – $1 a skein! Some of these colors and styles are still selling online at major craft stores for upwards of $2.70 a skein, so I think this is a really great deal. Just think of all the scarves, blankets, hats, etc, you could make at that price!
So, head on over to DollarTree.com and check it out!
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: WoodFinds

The shop:  WoodFinds
The owner:  Anne Young from Bedford, Canada
The products: Rustic wood pallet signs & home decor!
Fun facts:  Anne really loves doing custom orders, working with buyers to create the exact design they want.
Reviews & Sales:  37 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my 3 favorite items from Etsy shop WoodFinds:

Pallet wood sign - Family Initial Family Name Sign,  rustic sign, Pallet style sign, Wedding Gift, rustic family sign, Farmhouse Decor 
Wood Sign - You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky/Hockey Sign/Hockey Decor/Hockey Player Gift/Hockey Quote 
Pallet wood sign - The Best Days are at the Trailer/Camping Sign/Trailer Sign/Campground sign 
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

WONKA Candy Cake from MyCupcakeAddiction

You can be crafty in a number of ways – crafting, baking, decorating. The possibilities are endless =) One of my favorite YouTube channels to watch – MyCupcakeAddiction – posted this great video tutorial on making a WONKA candy cake. It looks SO good!
What do you think? Would you try this? I’d like to…but I might just eat the candy before it makes it on the cake =)
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HandmadeLoveStories

The owner:  Melissa from Houston, Texas
The products: Detailed and beautiful hand-stamped metal jewelry, key chains, and accessories. Use coupon CYBERSAVE for 15% off your order 🙂 
Fun facts:  Melissa loves creating new products, and is constantly thinking of new designs & working on custom orders.
Reviews & Sales: A very impressive 7,000 sales with a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop HandmadeLoveStories:


Step Dad Keychain, Stepfather Gift, Step Dad Gift, Thank You Keychain, Father's Day, Father Gift, Father's Keychain, Father Of The Groom 
Hand Stamped Mother's Bracelet, Grandmother's Bracelet, Birthstone Bracelet, Bangle Bracelet, Mothers day, Mothers Gift, Grandmother Gift 
Autism Awareness Keychain, Every Child Deserves A Voice, Aspergers, Autism Spectrum, Special Needs Awareness, Autism Mom, Autism Dad 
The Reasons, Father's Bottle Opener Keychain, #1 Dad, Fathers Day Gift, Gift for Dad, Gift for Husband, Gift for Grandpa, Custom man Gift 
Hold You In My Heart, Memorial Necklace, Infant Loss, Child Loss, Miscarriage, Still Birth, Lost Loves, Mother's Necklace, SIDS Awareness 
Hand Stamped Mother's Bracelet, Grandmother's Bracelet, Birthstone Bracelet, Bangle Bracelet, Mothers day, Mothers Gift, Grandmother Gift 
Father's Money Clip, Custom Money Clip, Funny Dad Gift #1 Dad, Fathers Day Gift, Gift for Dad, Gift for Husband, Custom Dad Gift 
Until next time, stay crafty!
Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PrintsandKisses

The shop:  PrintsandKisses
The owner:  Patricia Seldomridge from Cary, Illinois
The products:  Vegan, plant-based lotion bars, lip balms, and perfume oils, as well as inspirational postcards
Fun facts:  Postcards ship free!
Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, PrintsandKisses has 1 sale so far. 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop PrintsandKisses:




Vegan Lotion Bar // Lotion Bar // Solid Lotion Bar // Hard Lotion Bar // Lotion Bar for Men // Omega Plus Lotion Bar with Sea Buckthorn Oil 
Perfume Oil Roll On // Fragrance Oil // Fragrance Roll On // Green Tea // Lilac // Lavender // Bamboo // Jasmine // gift bag // gift basket 
 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PaperartziBeads

The shop: PaperartziBeads
The owner:  Carol S. from Oakville, Canada
The products: Colorful handcrafted paper beads & assorted handcrafted jewelry – all great ideas for gifts!
Fun facts:  Carol’s handcrafted paper beads are water resistant, and UV treated to prevent color fading.
Reviews & Sales: 29 sales with a glowing, 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop PaperartziBeads:


Mint Green and White Paper Bead Necklace. Silver-toned Leaf Pendant with Swarovski Crystals. Matching Earrings. 
Non-Magnetic Hematite Pendant. Purple and green. Organza Voile. Cotton Cord Necklace. 
Round Labradorite Pendant Necklace. Reds, Pinks and Greys. Pink Swarovski Crystals. Wire-wrapped. Genuine Leather. 


Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtisticHenricci

The shop:  ArtisticHenricci
The owner: Henricci N. from Redwood City, CA
The products:  High quality recreations of his own original paintings, available in two sizing choices.
Fun facts: If you order 3 or more paintings, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your order!
Reviews & Sales:  Having just opened, ArtisticHenricci doesn’t have any sales as of yet.
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ArtisticHenricci:


Twists & Turns 
Sensual 



Remote African Village 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirlMerch on Etsy is back!

When I first started this blog, I was an Etsy shop owner looking for ways to promote my items. As the blog grew, I decided to take some time off from my shop… After a few years off, I’m excited to say that I’m back! With a new focus and new products, CraftyGirlMerch is back on Etsy. 🙂
Printable Wall Art - Bless This Home - Home Decor - Instant Download 
One of my newest passions has been creating printable wall art downloads, as my husband and I are getting ready to buy our first house. I really put a lot of thought into the things I create – is this something I would want in my home? Is it inspirational, uplifting, funny? I really, truly believe that the words around you can influence your mood… and I don’t know about you, but I like feeling inspired and happy 🙂 
Printable Wall Art - Inspirational Home Decor Wall Art - Appreciate the Little Things - Instant Download 
Currently, I’m running a special promotion at my shop – If you use coupon code WELCOMEBACK16, you’ll get 10% off your order (no minimum!)
So, if you’re in the market for new home decor, or you’re looking for a great, easy gift..please check out CraftyGirlMerch. I’d love to help you decorate your home =)
Until next time..stay crafty!
-Katie

Etsy Shout-Out – PinkSnakeJewelry

Since I’ve recently reopened my Etsy shop, CraftyGirlMerch, I’ve been spending a lot more time on the Etsy forums. I could get lost for hours browsing the promos section 🙂 Every now and then, I come across items I just have the urge to share – hence, today’s Etsy Shout-Out!
Handcrafted Artisan OOAK Karen Hill Tribe Fine Silver Etched Metalwork Bohemian Hippie Rustic Minimalist Gypsy Long Dangle Hoop Earrings 
These earrings, as well as the majority of the jewelry pieces from PinkSnakeJewelry, are one of a kind – so if you like them, I suggest you get them before they’re gone! 🙂 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NADEGEgifts

The shop: NADEGEgifts
The owner:  Nadege from Denham Springs, Louisiana 
The products: Gorgeous bridesmaid jewelry, birthstone jewelry and more! Use coupon code PROMO10 for 10% off your order
Fun facts:  When ordering, you can personalize the jewelry card that your order comes on – A great, easy way to personalize any gift 🙂 
Reviews & Sales:  1500+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop NADEGEgifts:


Bridesmaid Earrings Gift Bridesmaid Gift Bridesmaid Stud Earrings Bridesmaid Jewelry Bridal Earrings Bridal Jewelry Gift for Bridesmaid Gift 
Family Tree Birthstone Necklace,Grandma Necklace,Mother Necklace,Grandma Jewelry,Mom Jewelry,Gift for Grandma,Mother Gift,Grandmother Gift 
Sapphire Bridesmaid Jewelry | Blue Bridesmaid Jewelry | Blue Wedding Jewelry | Sapphire Necklace | Sapphire Earrings | Blue Necklace | Gifts 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Chrysandals

The shop:  Chrysandals
The owner:  Kymberly from Las Vegas, NV
The product: Eco-friendly, recyclable gladiator sandals – ankle, knee and thigh heights available! – with interchangeable laces. 
Fun facts:  After having difficulty packing for a trip, Kymberly set out to create the perfect pair of sandals to go with any outfit – comfortable, compact, and with changeable laces that stayed in place.
Reviews & Sales:  1300+ sales with a 5 star average review rating! 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop Chrysandals:


Lace Up Gladiator Sandal with Desert Wanderer Laces-FREE SHIPPING in the USA- Women's Sandals-Vegan Sandals-Boho Sandals 
Thigh High Lace Up Gladiator Sandals in Black- Women's Sandals-Boho Sandals-Vegan Sandals 
Knee High Lace Up White Gladiator Sandals - FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Women's Sandals-Lace Up Sandals - Vegan Sandals-Boho Sandals 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BossandMichaels

The shop:  BossandMichaels
The owners:  Carlene and La-Shana from Santaquin, Utah
The products:  Handmade, screen-printed apparel for men, women and children. 🙂 Use coupon code craftygirlcreates15 for 15% off your order!
Fun facts:  Carlene and La-Shana originally started their shop as a way to make money while they stayed home with their children, originally starting with scarves and leggings.
Reviews & Sales:  23 sales and a 5 star average review rating
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop BossandMichaels:


Have Courage and Be Kind Girl's Shirt 
 
Will Work Out For Queso Women's Fitness Tank 
 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HomeRight

The shop: HomeRight
The owner: Michele Battise from Albany, CA
The products:  Colorful & fun pillows, decorative boxes and other handmade home decor pieces. Use coupon code THANKY2 for 20% off! 🙂 
Fun facts:  Michele is currently running a special giveaway for Mother’s Day! You can enter here.
Reviews & Sales:  14 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s a very special top 7 favorite items from Etsy shop HomeRight:


 
Fabric Covered Box in Pink with Stationery for Mother’s Day Gift, Office Storage or a Gift for Woman 
Blue, White and Lavender Ikat Pillow Cover, Ethnic Pillows, Shabby Chic Pillows, Ethnic Pillows, 16x16, 18x18, 20x20 
Set of 2 in Pink Velvet for Couch, Sofa or Livingroom in 16x16, 18x18, 20x20 
Bright Green Ikat Pillow Cover , Shabby Chic Pillow, Denim Pillow, 16 x 16, 18 x 18, 20 x 20 
Black and White Fabric Storage Box in SILK and Quilted, Black Jewelry Box Storage Box, Gift for Woman or Man, Silk Box 
Purple Velvet Pillow Cover, Velvet Sofa Pillow, Purple Couch Pillow, 16, 18 inches, 20 Inches 

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