CraftyGirl Weddings: A Night in Paris

The city of Paris has become synonymous with romance. Images of candlelight, good wine and romantic whispers come to mind – which is why it’s a popular wedding theme among couples. As usual, there are plenty of wonderful handmade sellers on Etsy who create the perfect Parisian accessories for your wedding.. Here’s my top 5 favorites:



Paris Wedding - Ring Bearer Book with Blue, Silver and Ivory details 
Paris Wedding invitation package that can is DIY printable 
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10 hand stamped glassine favor bags with seam binding ribbon - Paris Wedding - Eiffel Tower - Bridal Shower - treat bags - candy buffet bags 
Wedding Garter, Lace Garter, Bridal Garter,  Ivory Garter, Lace Wedding Garter, Vintage Bridal Garter, Rustic Wedding Garter, Paris Wedding 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Tips: Fill Out Your Etsy Policies Section

 
I love featuring Etsy shops – seeing shops from all over the world is almost like traveling from the comfort of your laptop (or phone). I’m also a frequent buyer on Etsy – birthday presents, just because presents, etc. As much as I love an item, there’s one thing that can stop me (and most buyers) from purchasing : a blank policies section.
I almost can hear you saying, “Really? That would stop you?”..Well, yes. If there aren’t any policies laid out, how do you know what you (as a buyer) are getting into? Information about shipping, returns, defects, etc, are very important as a buyer. It’s important to know how you’re covered.
So, if you’re an Etsy seller, I strongly recommend that you take a look at your Policies section and make sure you have it filled out…not only for your buyers’ protection, but for your own.
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl Weddings: Shabby Chic

Burlap, lace, distressed wood…these are a few of my favorite things. 🙂 Shabby chic is a popular wedding theme for many couples, simply because there’s a wide range of options for everyone. To some people, shabby chic is distressed white paint with glass accents; to others, it’s burlap and twine. This theme really can combine the best of all tastes to bring together sophisticated or casual weddings. Here’s just a few of my favorite shabby chic themed wedding items that I think you’ll enjoy:


Wedding Bubbles Holder Rustic Tray (item P10151) 












Burlap Bouquet - Shabby Chic Wedding - Rustic Wedding - Rustic Burlap Bouquet - Wedding Burlap Bouquet 




Light Ivory Pearl Beaded Lace Wedding Garter Set , Ivory Lace Garter Set, Toss Garter , Keepsake Garter  / GT-44 

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

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 options! Based in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, hollyxholly specializes in custom made dresses and accessories. The options are endless with a custom dress, and when you buy more than 3 dresses, you receive a discount. All of hollyxholly’s dresses are handmade, and if you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, you can schedule an appointment to stop by their studio. A lot of hollyxholly’s dresses would be great for prom or homecoming, too! Here’s a few of their items that caught my eye:
Navy blue bridesmaid dress, sequin bridesmaid dress, navy sequin dress, sequin prom dress 
Lace wedding veil, Lace cathedral veil, long wedding veil, mantilla wedding veil, bridal veil, ivory veil
Purple bridesmaid dress, purple party dress, chiffon bridesmaid dress, Prom dress 
 Red Cheongsam, Wedding Cheongsam, Chinese Cheongsam, Red bridesmaid dress, Qipao
Short pink bridesmaid dress, chiffon bridesmaid dress
Make sure to check out hollyxholly for more dress styles and colors. Don’t forget, hollyxholly accepts custom orders!
Until next time…stay crafty (and wear a pretty dress)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

Today’s featured shop brings new life into old books. Say hello to RetroGrandma, an Etsy shop with over 1800 sales and sparkling feedback! Based in Saskatchewan, Canada, you’ll find a wide array of items, including hidden book safes, purses, bookends and more.
Here are a few of their items that caught my eye:
Make sure to check out RetroGrandma for great deals on vintage upcycled items!
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie

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MelodyAndWords : Custom Book Jewelry

I get incredibly excited when friends of mine sign up for Etsy! Melody, a friend of mine from our young school days, has recently set up her shop, MelodyAndWords, on Etsy, and she’s already had two sales! She is incredibly creative, and I love her product ideas. I thought I’d share a few of her items with you! 🙂 
Make sure to check out MelodyAndWords today! 🙂 
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie

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Nail Polish Creations

Culinary school, and working in restaurants, broke me of my love of painted nails for a while. Now that I’m out of school and not working in a restaurant, I can go crazy with whatever colors, shapes or sizes of nails that I want! Etsy is filled with many creative sellers, including a wonderful lot of sellers who make nail polish in more colors and styles than you can even imagine.

Here’s a few of my favorites!

Candy Shop---Handmade/Homemade Glitter Nail Polish
Candy Shop—Handmade/Homemade Glitter Nail Polish, $5.00

Bijoux 151  - 5 Free Nail Polish, Vegan - Blue, Cerulean
Bijoux 151 – 5 Free Nail Polish, Vegan – Blue, Cerulean, $12.00

Haywire:  Custom-Blended NEON Glitter Nail Polish / Lacquer
Haywire: Custom-Blended NEON Glitter Nail Polish / Lacquer, $6.00+

galaxy nail polish, Handmade nail polish, nail lacquer, gliter nail polish, custom nail polish 15ml
galaxy nail polish, Handmade nail polish, $7.00

Holographic Top Coat, Spectraflair Rainbow Spectrum 5 Free Nail Polish by MDJ Creations
Holographic Top Coat, Spectraflair Rainbow Spectrum, $9.75

Moonlight Bay Matte Shimmer Nail Polish from Life's a Beach Collection
Moonlight Bay Matte Shimmer Nail Polish, $10.00

All of Time and Space - Custom Doctor Who Inspired Glitter Nail Polish
All of Time and Space – Custom Doctor Who Inspired Glitter Nail Polish, $8.00

Purple to Pink Thermal Color Change Nail Polish
Purple to Pink Thermal Color Change Nail Polish, $10.00

So, no matter which nail polish you choose, you’re sure to get great quality, a great style and a great deal from our lovely Etsy sellers! 🙂

Until next time…stay crafty! 🙂
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

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