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

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

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: willynillypopupshop

The products: Fun, colorful origami Scottie dog earrings in a variety of quantities – perfect for party favors! Mention “craftygirlblog” at checkout for a FREE pair of earrings!
Fun facts: Earrings are also available in bulk quantities at wholesale prices!
Reviews & Sales: Having just opened a few weeks ago, willynillypopupshop has 1 sale and no reviews yet – totally normal for a new shop! I expect more sales and reviews will come soon =)
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop willynillypopupshop:




Wholesale Earrings / 50 PAIR / Origami Scottie Dog Earrings / Nickel Free / Dangling Earring / Origami Jewelry 
Origami Scottie Dog Earrings, Style 3 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GetKumaDesign

The shop: GetKumaDesign
The owner:  Mari Ojasaar from Miami, FL
The products:  Handcrafted leather butterfly brooches and jewelry accessories.
Fun facts:  With 16 colorful leather butterfly items currently in stock, there’s plenty of beautiful items to choose from! My favorite is the Blue Leather Butterfly Brooch.
Reviews & Sales:  3 sales and one glowing review 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop GetKumaDesign:

Blue Leather Butterfly Brooch | Perfect for a Bride and/or bridesmaids 
Butterfly Leather Brooch - Butterfly Bow Tie - Turquoise & Black | Fall 2015 Collection 
 
Butterfly Dahlia Brooch, Handmade of Real Leather, Yellow and Pink 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ElyriesEmbers

The shop:  ElyriesEmbers
The owner:  Amanda Harras from Fort Collins, CO
The products:  Handmade jewelry featuring miniature glass bottles, crystals and steampunk inspired elements.
Fun facts:  Amanda is the vocalist for Saphyre Rain, a band dedicated to suicide prevention & awareness – All profits from the shop goes towards this worthy cause!
Reviews & Sales: 4 sales and 1 glowing review so far!
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ElyriesEmbers:

 
Tumbled Lepidolite Crystal Necklace 
Copper-themed Steampunk Necklace 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AyanaJewellery

The shop: AyanaJewellery
The owner: Lauren Batten from Sydney, NSW, Australia
The products: Delicate & classically styled handmade necklaces, bracelets and more. Use coupon code CRAFTYGIRLJAN for 10% off! 🙂
Fun facts: You can also find more of Lauren’s jewelry available for purchase at AyanaJewellery.com & on follow her on Instagram!
Reviews & Sales: 3 sales, and no reviews as of yet.
Here’s a very special top 7 items from Etsy shop AyanaJewellery:
Aztec Black Tri Necklace - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Womans Gift, Craft Jewelry, Industrial Triangle Pyramid Pendant 
Circle Necklace - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Gift, Craft Jewelry, Loop Circle Pendant, 
Circle Earrings - Sterling Silver 925 Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Gift, Craft Jewelry, Jet Black, Circle 
Circle Ring - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Gift, Craft Jewelry, Circle Stackable, Planet, Geometric, Clean 
 
 Circle Bracelet - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Wedding Gift Jewelry, Clean Simple Circle Band
Long Geometric Diamond Necklace - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Gift, Chic Craft Jewelry, Box Pendant, Faceted 
Mini Chevron Necklace - Sterling Silver Handmade Craft Jewellery - Perfect Womans Gift, Craft Jewelry, Simple Bolt, Pyramid, V Arrow Shaped 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LiliyaJewelry

One of my favorite things about writing is being able to feature Etsy shops from all around the world. I may not be able to physically travel everywhere, but I can certainly “travel” with my eyes as I explore Etsy. It’s a fun and intriguing experience to be able to explore various colors, styles and designs….and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Saar Maoz, owner of Etsy shop LiliyaJewelry. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, LiliyaJewelry offers heishi handcrafted jewelry made with turquoise and other natural gemstones. Recently opened in May 2015, LiliyaJewelry has already had 4 sales! With crisp, clear photos and great prices, I anticipate they’ll have a lot more soon. 🙂 Here’s my top 3 favorite items from LiliyaJewelry:


Mala - Boho Long Necklace Jasper Lava and Hematite gemstones - Women Gemstone Necklace - Tribal Necklace - Heishi Jewelry - Boho Jewelry





Coral and White Howlite Gems Men Necklace - New Custom Handmade Gemstone Necklace - Tribal Necklace - surfer necklace 




Coral and Howlite Gem Necklace - New Custom Handmade Heishi Necklace - Tribal Necklace - Women Heishi Jewelry
So, if you’re looking for handcrafted jewelry and you’d like to support a new Etsy shop, LiliyaJewelry is the place to go 🙂 
Until next time, stay crafty (and support small businesses)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JBTilas

One of my favorite categories on Etsy to browse is the jewelry section. It’s a very popular category with sellers (and buyers, as well), and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming wading through all the listings..until you come across that special jewelry piece that you adore. It’s fun seeing all of the different styles, patterns & colors, and seeing what unique items sellers are able to come up with…like the jewelry from today’s featured shop. Meet Jill Bentley, owner of Etsy shop JBTilas. Opened in March 2015, Jill is still working on tweaking her shop and adding more items, but she’s already had 8 sales and a glowing review! Jill makes bracelets from high quality tila beads, working with patterns and colors to create one of a kind pieces. Right now, Jill is offering a special coupon code for CraftyGirl Creates readers – CRAFTY99 – for 10% off your order! Here’s my top 5 favorite items from Etsy shop JBTilas:
Tri-Colour Tila Bracelet, Beaded Artwork 
Dark Aqua & Gunmetal Spiral Bracelet, Beaded Artwork




Light Carmel and Dark Bronze Tila Bead Bracelet, Dark Bronze-Tila Beads-Light Carmel Tilas-Beaded Bracelet-Tube Clasp-Beaded Artwork 
Rainbow Jet & Bronze Matte Tila Bracelet



Antique Ivory & Clear Tila Bracelet, Beaded Artwork 
So, if you’re in the market for a new piece of jewelry – or you’re looking for a great gift idea – make sure to check out Etsy shop JBTilas to see what items Jill has in stock!
Until next time, stay crafty (and accessorize)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo

If you were to see me now, you wouldn’t think that I’m a girly girl…but I am. Pulling weeds and doing dishes doesn’t exactly inspire one to put on a dress and heels, hence my old jeans and t-shirt approach to today. 🙂 I love dressing up, putting outfits together and that sense of accomplishment when I know I’m looking my best. One of the best ways to add flair to any outfit is jewelry. I may..or may not!…have a lot of jewelry….. But looking at today’s featured shop, I’m tempted to buy more! Check out BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo on Etsy; based in Amarillo, TX, owner Kallie Schuchart offers an array of vintage & upcycled jewelry, as well as hand stamped creations. Right now, BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo is offering a special coupon code – 10OFF – for 10% off your purchase. Kallie also gladly accepts custom orders; if you don’t see a certain color or length you’d like, send her a message to discuss a change. 🙂 Here’s my top 5 favorite items from BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo:
Pink Druzy Earrings / Druzy Stud Earrings / Gemstone Earrings / Faux Druzy Earrings / Hot Pink Earrings / Neon Stud Earrings 
Wood  Wrap Bracelet / Wire Wrap Bracelet / Natural Wood Beads / Unisex Bead Bracelet / Men's Wood Bracelet / Wire Work Bracelet




Tassel Drop Earrings / Neon Tassel Earrings / Suede Tassel Drops / Gold Cap Earrings /  Color Tassel Drops / Many Color Choices 
Bee Hair Pins / Queen Bee Theme / Button Hair Pins / Flat Back Buttons / Retro Style Pins / Hair Accessories Set




Copper Heart Earrings / Genuine Copper Heart / Upcycled Earrings / Heart Shaped Jewelry / Open Heart Earrings / Vintage Jewelry Etsy 
With 90 items currently in stock,  there’s something for everyone at BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo. So, make sure head on over and see what Kallie has in stock! 🙂 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChicJoaillerie

One piece of jewelry can dramatically change an outfit; make it more flirty, more classic…the options are endless. Jewelry can be used to express your mood, your style and so much more. Today’s featured shop, ChicJoaillerie, has a wide array of options for any outfit – and any style. Based in Los Angeles, CA, ChicJoaillerie specializes in fine jewelry made with 14K solid gold with diamonds & precious stones. ChicJoaillerie takes great care in making sure that their materials are conflict free and environmentally friendly – something I think is really cool! With glowing reviews, ChicJoaillerie has options to choose from in several price categories, and accepts custom orders. Here’s my top five from their shop:


New 14K Rose Gold Ring with Smoky Quartz Black Diamonds Halo Champagne Diamonds Engagement Ring 
Tiny 14K Yellow Gold Small Diamond Solitare Necklace Diamond Pendant





Until death do us part 14K Rose Gold Ring with Black Diamond 
Polka Dot 14K Yellow Gold ring with White Diamond





SOLID 14K Rose Gold Tiny Horizontal Baguette Ring Sideways Baguette Crystal 
With 250+ items to choose from, there’s plenty of options for any style at ChicJoaillerie! Make sure to swing by their Etsy shop to see all of the items they have in stock.

Until next time…stay crafty (and accessorize)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CDCMamasJewelry

One of the most important assets that online shops have in drawing customers is their pictures. As a buyer, you want to be able to feel like you could reach through the screen and pick the item up…and that’s how I feel about CDCMamasJewelry’s pictures. Specializing in mothers’ rings,couples birthstone rings, and birthstone necklaces, CDCMamasJewelry has a wide array of options, and offers personalization in all of their items. 
10k White Yellow or Rose Gold Personalized Mother & Child Heart Pendant w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6  Birthstones for Custom Family Jewelry 
Sterling Silver Personalized Mothers Infinity Ring  w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 Birthstones And Side CZ Accents  Custom Family Jewelry 
10k Personalized Couples Infinity Ring Solid White Yellow Or Rose Gold  w/ His and Hers Birthstones & Side Accents
10k White Yellow or Rose Gold Personalized Mothers Infinity Pendant w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6  Birthstones for Custom Family Jewelry 
Sterling Silver Personalized Mothers Pendant w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 Princess Cut Birthstones for Custom Family Jewelry





14k Personalized Mothers Shared Prong Ring Solid White Yellow Or Rose Gold  w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 Birthstones Custom Family Jewelry 
10k Personalized Mothers Straight Bar Ring Solid White Yellow Or Rose Gold  w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 Birthstones Custom Family Jewelry





Sterling Silver Personalized Couples Princess Channel Ring w/ His and Hers Birthstones And Side CZ Accents Custom Jewelry 
10k White Yellow or Rose Gold Personalized Couples Infinity Pendant w/ His and Hers  Birthstones





14k Personalized Mothers S Bar Ring Solid White Yellow Or Rose Gold  w/ 1 2 3 4 5 or 6 Birthstones And CZ Accents Family Jewelry 
With glowing reviews, gorgeous products and plenty of options, CDCMamasJewelry is sure to have the birthstone jewelry that you’re looking for!
 
Until next time…stay crafty (and wear jewelry)!
-Katie
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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 
moonstone and gold loop necklace ••• delicate luxe jewelry
turquoise spike and sterling silver earrings ••• everyday boho jewelry 
herkimer diamond necklace in gold or silver ••• delicate luxe jewelry
sterling silver bead bar necklaces ••• delicate jewelry 
 Make sure to check out Jessica’s creations at ALEXplusMAE and don’t forget to use coupon code “grandopening” for free shipping!
Until next time…stay crafty (and be creative)!
-Katie
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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 orders, so feel free to request a custom order from him! Here are a few of Qualoma’s items that caught my eye:
Brown oyster heishe shell necklace with magnesite & silver accents 
Purple spiny oyster shell heishe necklace with abalone accents
Bold statement necklace of jasper and Picasso marble beads. 
Elegant statement necklace of sardonyx, jasper, and sterling silver with Egyptian collar effect
Elegant, delicate aventurine, turquoise and silver necklace 
Steve’s passion of working with natural stones is reflected in his beautiful work. Make sure to check out Qualoma on Facebook for updates and new items!
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie
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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:
Gold Leaf Earrings, gold earrings, gold leaf charm, drop earrings 
Gold Filagree Pendant Neclace, gold necklace, gold chain, charm necklace, gold charm neclace
Multicolored Wrap Bracelet on White Leather, beaded bracelet, white leacher, glass beads 
Mosaic Charm Necklace, Gold necklace, charm necklace, pendant necklace, Ganesha pendant, gold chain, gold charm necklace, bohemian jewelry
Make sure to check out CharlotteCoutureGlam for great finds and wonderful quality jewelry at affordable prices!
Until next time…stay crafty (and wear jewelry)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Alaridesign

Featuring unique artisan jewelry, Alaridesign is based in Tehachapi, CA. Owner Michael creates delicate, gorgeous pieces from his studio in the beautiful Tehachapi mountains, and conducts classes at the Tehachapi Treasure Trove. There’s something for everyone at Alaridesign, including birthstone jewelry, mothers rings, stacking rings, and more. Here are just a few of Alaridesign’s wonderful items:
No matter the occasion, there’s something for everyone at Alaridesign. Michael gladly accepts custom orders, and wants to make sure that you’re happy with your order; he offers a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship! Make sure to check out Alaridesign on Pinterest for new products and more!
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie
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