HollyODesigns: Handmade Pearl Jewelry & Gifts

The shop:  HollyODesigns
The owner: Holly O’Connor from Madisonville, Louisiana
The products:  Handmade pearl jewelry – necklaces, earrings and more!
Fun facts:  Holly has a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, with a concentration in jewelry design and metal smithing. 
Reviews & Sales:  99 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s 3 of my favorite items from Etsy shop HollyODesigns:

Vintage crystal earrings Vintage pearl earrings Vintage style jewelry Vintage wedding earrings Bridal pearl earrings Crystal dangle earrings 
Grey pearl chunky necklace Braided pearl necklace Bridal pearl jewelry Silver Statement necklace Elegant wedding Bridal jewelry Gift for her 
Braided pearl BRACELET Chunky pearl bracelet Blush bridal jewelry Chunky pink bracelet Braided statement jewelry Blush wedding bracelet 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

DinnerWearJewelry: An Interview with Owner Mary-Ann Wood

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about these unique artists’ process and inspiration!

When asked about how crafting became a part of her life, DinnerWear Jewelry owner Mary-Ann Wood muses, “Crafting has always been a part of my life, for as long as I can remember”. Growing up in a family of artists, artistic expression came naturally to her. Not with a brush and canvas, but with found objects and vintage components. Mary-Ann originally experimented with china mosaic art, but didn’t enjoy the process. She did, however, develop a passion for playing with the vintage china.
Creating her own style and process, Mary-Ann began to carve vintage china plates into gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Choosing pieces based on their patterns, colors and places of origin, Mary-Ann takes something old, and makes it new again. To most people, vintage china – especially if chipped or cracked – isn’t of much interest these days. But, with an eye for creativity, Mary-Ann takes china pieces and transforms them into the best possible parts of themselves; there are no more cracks or chips, just beautiful pieces of china, waiting to be worn.
Mary-Ann’s favorite projects to work on aren’t always the ones that are closest to her heart…but are the ones closest to ours. Customers can send in china that they want custom jewelry made from, often the china of loved ones or eras gone by. It’s a great way to keep and hold onto the memories, without having to worry about dropping the china plates while clearing the table. Often, when receiving an order, Mary-Ann gets to learn the history behind the china; why it’s special, and how much it means to the customer. From the way she speaks about this process, I feel that learning about it only spurs on her desire to make every order the best order possible; to provide the customer with their memories and cherished loved ones in the form of broken china jewelry.
As for her crafting regrets? Mary-Ann only has one – “I wish I had taken more photographs of my work”. I know the feeling; often we finish a project and give it away, only to wonder later about the specifics of the projects. Photographs of past work are a great way to learn from yourself, and your process.
You can find Mary-Ann and her broken china jewelry at DinnerWearJewelry.com, as well as DinnerWearJewelry on Etsy. She’s also active on Instagram and Facebook – drop in, like/follow her page, and say hi!
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CharmMonkey – Handmade Jewelry & Charms

The shop:  CharmMonkey
The owner:  CharmMonkey from Rapid City, South Dakota
The products:  Handmade polymer clay charms and jewelry in an assortment of cute shapes – donuts, muffins and more! Look for the NEW Back to School line to launch later this summer.
Fun facts:  If you sign up for the Charmers Club (CharmMonkey’s newsletter), you receive a 30% off coupon code! You can sign up by clicking here.
Reviews & Sales: Recently opened, CharmMonkey has 4 sales, with one 5 star review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CharmMonkey:
Chocolate Best friend Vanilla donut necklace, donut necklace, Donut charm, Polymer clay charm, clay charm, food charm, novelty jewelry, 
Miniature food charm / food jewelry / lollipop charm / clay lollipop charm / clay charm  / polymer clay food / charm bracelet 
Kawaii donut earrings,  polymer clay earrings, polymer clay, fishook earrings, Donut earrings, happy earrings, gifts for her, mothers day 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

AmariesShop – Genuine Gemstone Bracelets

The shop:  AmariesShop
The owner:  Alicia Marie from North Fork, California
The products: Colorful, genuine gemstone bracelets – check out Alicia’s available coupon codes:
 
Fun facts:  Supporting small businesses is important – Alicia purchases most of her semi-precious beads from other Etsy sellers!  
Reviews & Sales:  1800+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop AmariesShop:
8mm Howlite Turquoise Bracelet Set, Bead Bracelet Set, Gemstone Bracelet Set, Womens Mens Bracelet Set,  Stretch Yoga Bracelet Set, Gift 
10mm White Agate Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Beaded Bracelet, Sterling Silver Stretch Bracelet, Mens Womens Stone Jewelry, Gifts 
8mm Purple Banded Agate Bracelet White Jade Bracelet Mens Bracelet Bead Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Womens Yoga Bracelet Jade Jewelry Gifts 
10mm Chrysoprase Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Green Beaded Bracelet, Womens Mens Bracelet, Sterling Silver Bracelet, Luxury Gifts 
8mm Red Crazy Lace Agate Bracelet Mens Bracelet Stacking Beaded Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Mens Womens Yoga Bracelet Healing Jewelry Gifts 
ON SALE 12mm Green Aventurine Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Womens Mens Bracelet Bead Bracelet Silver Heart Bracelet Rare Stone Jewelry Gifts 
8mm Lava Rock Bracelet, Black Bead Bracelet, Volcanic Bracelet, Mens Bracelet, Womens Bracelet, Stacking Bracelet, Yoga Bracelet, Gifts 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

FunkyFleurDesigns: Czech Glass Earrings

The shop:  FunkyFleurDesigns
The owner:  Tracy Farley from Saint Paul, Minnesota 
The products:  Colorful, handcrafted Czech glass earrings – use coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping on your purchase of $20 or more.
Fun facts:  Tracy makes sure to purchase authentic Czech beads for her creations, buying them directing from sellers in Slovakia & Prague. (And her earring findings are purchased from fellow Etsy sellers!)
Reviews & Sales:  31 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop FunkyFleurDesigns:



Czech glass earrings, boho style earrings, patina spacer, caramel and pumpkin beads, rustic earrings, earthy beads 
boho earrings, czech glass earrings, hawaiian earrings, blue and red earrings, flower earrings, pansy earrings, small flowers, casual 
SALE Boho Earrings, Czech glass, pansy earrings, copper hoops, flower earrings, bohemian earrings, hoop earrings, golden pansy beads 


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: 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: 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: 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

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: KATjDesign

The shop:  KATjDesign
The owner: Shelly K. from Tel Aviv, Israel
The products:  Eco-friendly, handmade diamond jewelry – rings, necklaces, & earrings.
Fun facts: Shelly keeps her jewelry-making process as eco-friendly & green as possible, using recycled & ethically sourced materials (including diamonds). 
Reviews & Sales:  4 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop KATjDesign:


Pear Diamond Solitaire ring - Pear Engagement Ring - Simple Ring 
Round Cut Diamond Necklace / Solitaire Bezel Pendant / Diamond Pendant / personalized 
Diamond Ear Threaders earrings / Marquise Diamond Earrings / Diamond earstuds 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DropsfromJupiter

The shop:  DropsfromJupiter
The owner:  Rebecca from New Rochelle, NY
The products:  Handmade semi-precious jewelry – Bracelets, necklaces and more! 
Fun facts:  Rebecca has always had problems finding jewelry that looks right on her petite frame. Determined to find a solution, she began creating her own jewelry, which soon became popular with a local jewelry store owner. 🙂
Reviews & Sales:  450+ sales with a 5 star average review rating
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop DropsfromJupiter:

Dainty Iolite & Sterling Silver Necklace 




Dainty Garnet & Sterling Silver Bracelet 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SweetsLand

The shop:  SweetsLand
The owner:  Ido from Tel Aviv, Israel
The products:  Fun, colorful eco-friendly jewelry made with satin clasps and strong plastic findings – perfect for anyone who has a metal allergy.
Fun facts:  Ido enjoys playing with color and different materials to create a one-of-a-kind look. 🙂 
Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, SweetsLand doesn’t have any sales yet – but I imagine that will change soon!
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop SweetsLand:


Gotic gift , Raven necklace , Polkadot necklace,  Spotted necklace ,  Red and Black necklace , Mysterious 
Matryoshka Necklace , Matryoshkas Nesting Dolls , Babooshka , Matryoshka jewelry , Funny Jewelry , Colourful Babooshka , Russian matryoshka 
 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CoastalCalamity

The shop:  CoastalCalamity
The owner:  Toni Finnimore from Brighton, England
The products:  Delicately designed necklaces, bracelets and more. Customers automatically get a coupon for 20% off their second purchase!
Fun facts:  Toni has a passion for creating jewelry; something that started as a hobby to help her relax.

Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, CoastalCalamity has just one sale and no reviews as of yet, but I imagine more will come soon 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CoastalCalamity:


Delicate Disc Necklace, 14K Rose Gold Filled, 14K Gold Filled, Stirling Silver, Copper 
Delicate necklace, Rose Gold Filled 14k, 6mm Disc Necklace, 
Necklace heart , Rose Gold Filled 14k, Gold filled 14k, Stirling Silver 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: dbsteampunk

The shop:  dbsteampunk
The owner: db steampunk from Croatia
The products:  Rock ‘n’ roll themed jewelry, wall art and more!
Fun facts:  Based in the beautiful Mediterranean town of Rovinj, Croatia, dbsteampunk can also be found on their website here
Reviews & Sales:  6 sales, and no reviews yet
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop dbsteampunk:
 
 
Bob Dylan Wall Art -Vinyl LP Record Clock or Framed -Great Rock'n'Roll Gift 
OWL Steampunk jewelry ring 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TuaregJewelry

The shop:  TuaregJewelry
The owner:  Ineke Hemminga from Groningen, Netherlands
The products:  Vintage Tuareg and Berber jewelry & accessories
Fun facts:  Part of the profits from the shop goes to support Tuareg nomads in South Algeria
Reviews & Sales:  516 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 7 picks from Etsy shop TuaregJewelry:





Tuareg Silver Amulet with Agath Telhakimt or Tanfouk with Onyx and Silver beads 
Old Tribal Berber pure Silver bracelet 
Beautiful Berber Cross Necklace with Coral and Turquoise Beads 
North African Berber Bracelet, South Algeria 
Moroccan Berber Necklace with Enamel Eggbead, Coins, Faux Amber Resin, Chevron, & Amazonite Beads 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy vintage)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Schmucktruhe

The shop:  Schmucktruhe
The owner:  Martina Willms from Aurich, Germany
The products:  Beautiful handmade jewelry and hair accessories.  Use coupon code SPRINGSALE for 10% off your order! Schmucktruhe is also having a sale until April 3rd on select items – see their shop for more information.
Fun facts:  Owner Martina was originally a painter, but decided to expand her hobby of making jewelry & hair accessories into an Etsy shop. 
Reviews & Sales:  With 1,100+ sales, Schmucktruhe has a 5 star average review rating. 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop Schmucktruhe:









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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JEsquireCreations

The shop:  JEsquireCreations
The owner:  Jenny from Sylvania, GA
The products:  Colorful illustrations on cuff bracelets, compacts, buttons and more! Join the mailing list for a 20% off coupon code. 
Fun facts:  Jenny & her friend Jennifer wrote and illustrated a children’s book, Yam Yamz and Friends.
Reviews & Sales:  12 sales, and a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop JEsquireCreations:


Hipster Cat with Blue, Pink, Black Mustaches Aluminum Bracelet, Silver Tone Arm Band 
Cute Cupcake Pinback Button 
Colorful Sugar Skull Bracelet 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Nakkashe

The shop:  Nakkashe
The owner:  Anakiz from Turkey
The products:  Delicate, beautiful crocheted jewelry – Use coupon code CRAFTY20 for 20% off your purchase between now and June 2016!
Fun facts:  Anakiz and her assistant designer Zeynep crochet intricate pieces of jewelry with slim lace thread, making them delicate and lightweight. I think they’d make great gifts and would also be amazing accessories for music festivals! (Coachella, anyone?)
Reviews & Sales:  590+ sales and a 5 star average review rating
Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop Nakkashe:


Crochet Necklace Crochet Flower Necklace / Statement Neclace / Boho Crochet Bead Necklace / Crochet Choker / Gift under usd 30 
Crochet Necklace Crocheted Leaves Choker Necklace - Fall Colors - Turkish Oya Jewelry - Multicolor Statement Necklace - Tatted Lace Jewelry 
Crochet Necklace Red Blue White Layered Star Necklace Crochet Star Beaded Necklace with Stone Beads Choker 04th of July Knitted textile Jewe 
Crochet Necklace Bold Colorful Statement Motif Crochet Circle Necklace – Stone Bead Crochet – Stacked – Layered – Christmas – Holiday – Gift 
Crochet Statement Necklace ~ Orange Floral Thread ~ Spring Gift for Her, Mother’s Day   ~ Boho Chic Statement Jewelry 
Pastel colors Crochet Necklace  Boho Chic Unique Crochet Jewelry, Festival costume Summer Necklace Gift For Her 
Colorful  Motif Crochet Circle Necklace – Stone Bead Crochet  Unique Statement Jewelry - Bohemian Necklace, Summer Jewelry 
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: PeaceOfMindInc

The shop: PeaceOfMindInc
The owner: Stephanie C. from Los Angeles, CA
The products: Handcrafted necklaces, bracelets & more made with semi-precious stones, 14k gold & other high-quality materials. Use coupon code SURPRISE15 for 15% off the entire store!
Fun facts: Owner Stephanie moved to Los Angeles, CA, after graduating from the University of California, Berkley. She feels that certain gemstones and colors can play a huge role in our lives, and can help heal our emotions, as well as help us to focus & embrace our creativity.  With 350+ items in stock, there’s plenty of gorgeous jewelry options to choose from. $1 from each order will go to a non-profit or charity at the end of the year – you can shop and give back at the same time!
Reviews & Sales: With an average of 5 stars for reviews, Stephanie’s shop has over 2,300 sales!
Here’s a very special top 7 favorite items from PeaceOfMindInc:

Beautiful Genuine Sterling Silver Wrapped Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet *Only Bracelet* 
Stunning 14k Gold Aquamarine (6mm) Cabochon Necklace ~ All Pieces are 14k Gold 
Beautiful Gold Filled Wire Wrapped Fluorite Necklace ~ 4mm Stones 
Genuine Amethyst Cuff Links ~ Sterling Silver Plated ~ A+++ Stones ~ 12mm 





Clarity & Focus ~ Beautiful Handmade Gold Filled Wire Wrapped Whiskey Quartz Necklace ~ Gold Filled Chain - 14k Gold available upon Request 
Double Layered Gold-filled Necklace w/ Vermeil Tooth and Blue Kyanite Stone ~ Boho Chic - One of a Kind Collection 
Sunflower Bracelet Set of 2 ~ Genuine Bronzite, Malachite & Yellow Calcite Bracelets ~ Choice of 6mm or 8mm 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HeartfeltCreativity

The owner: Tamara from Grand Forks, ND
The products: Handcrafted crystal, pearl & gemstone jewelry
Fun facts: Having gained an interest in beading and jewelry making from her mother-in-law, Tamara decided to open an Etsy shop to express her love of crafting. Tamara is a proud U.S. Air Force wife, who loves to spend time with her two puppies.
Reviews & Sales: Glowing, positive reviews and 96 sales 🙂
Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop HeartfeltCreativity:


Turquoise and Silver Leaf Bead Cap Earrings - Dakota Sky 
Molten Caramel Bracelet - Carnelian and Gold Bracelet 
Pixie Earrings - Mystic Quartz and Sterling Silver 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BirdAndBeed

There’s something just so special about handmade jewelry – most offerings on Etsy are one of a kind pieces, each with their own unique flair. You might find other pieces of jewelry like them, but you’ll never find two that are exactly the same. Today’s featured shop specializes in handmade jewelry, with each piece capable of holding a special place in your heart. Meet Monique, a jewelry artisan and owner of Etsy shop BirdAndBeed. Opened in 2012, BirdAndBeed uses authentic gemstones – no fakes here! – as well as high quality metals & materials. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted to help you express your unique individuality and show off your personality. With glowing reviews, Monique has had a lot of happy customers! Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop BirdAndBeed:



Sterling silver labradorite earrings, silver artisan earrings, gemstone drop earrings, beadwork, boho earrings, dangle earrings, 
Sterling silver smoky quartz earrings, gemstone drop earrings, gypsy, sterling artisan earrings, beadwork, gift, Moroccan earrings, dangle 
Sterling silver labradorite ring, size 7, triangle ring, silver statement ring, gift ring, modern ring, silver flower ring, boho ring 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Taotin

I love showing off one of a kind jewelry pieces; unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else. It’s so fun seeing what creations Etsy sellers come up with! Today’s featured shop is no exception; check out the mixed metal work of Etsy shop Taotin. Owner Janice Adams has recently reopened her shop, Taotin, and will be adding more & more items in the coming weeks. Handcrafted, Taotin’s items are made from an assortment of materials; sterling silver, copper & more. Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop Taotin:


Sterling Silver Turquoise Handmade Dangle Earrings 
Green Kyanite, Reticulated Sterling Silver, Handmade Necklace 
Long Turquoise Bead Copper and Sterling Silver Handmade Stick Earrings 
Boulder Creek Gold Nugget, Raw Gold Nugget, Moose Antler Bead, Consolation Creek nugget, Sterling Silver Handmade Bangle 
Copper Patinaed Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings 
Handmade Copper Picasso Jasper Bead Earrings 
Sterling Silver, Red Enamel Handmade Bracelet 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ancienttribal

Jewelry is a fun way to change up any look – add a necklace, a new stud or a bracelet, and your outfit suddenly changes. Today’s featured shop specializes in jewelry perfect for your piercings – nose studs, cartilage piercings and more. Based in Israel, owner Elizabeth loves to handcraft jewelry for her shop, ancienttribal.  Her love of creating jewelry was passed down from her father, a master jeweler who she would sit and watch work for hours. Opened in early 2015, ancienttribal has 175+ items in stock, and already has a very impressive 500+ sales. Currently, Elizabeth is offering a special coupon code – ETI123 – for 10% off your order. Here’s my top 3 items from Etsy shop ancienttribal:

tragus stud 24g tragus stud opal tragus silver tragus nose piercing tiny stud tragus




NOSE RING gold nose ring silver nose ring fake nose ring nose rings set




GOLD STUD turquoise stone nose stud 14 k gold filled nose screw body jewelry nose stud gold studs
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie