CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RumiArtShop

As time goes on, and people become more ecologically conscious, creativity blossoms. How do we make the most of the resources we have? I love featuring shops that use resources that most people would normally throw away, and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Rumi, owner of RumiArtShop, which is based in Oreshak, Bulgaria. Using scraps left over from leather apparel production, RumiArtShop handcrafts home decor & 3D wall art statement pieces that are sure to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party or family gathering. Opened earlier this year in April, RumiArtShop has over 50 items currently in stock for you to choose from! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop RumiArtShop:

3D Hand-Painted Leather Wall Art Decor, Wooden Plate, Hand Painted Ceramic Vase, Leather Roses, Leather Leaves, Unique Gift

Unique Wine Holder, Leather Monster Face, Home Decoration, Wine Lovers, Original Wine Holder, Cranky Wine Holder, Brown Wooden Wine Holder

Handmade Ceramic Mask, Leather Mask, Wooden Eyes, Leather and Wooden Earrings, Coloured Leather Art, Home Decor, Wall Decor, Wall Hanging
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GipsyDharmaCreations

I really appreciate Etsy shops with amazing pictures…and today’s featured Etsy shop definitely has them! Check out GipsyDharmaCreations, an Etsy shop based in London, England, that specializes in handmade lace up leather boots. With vividly detailed pictures, recently opened shop GipsyDharmaCreations creates comfortable, but very stylish, handmade leather apparel & accessories. Currently, GipsyDharmaCreations only has lace up boots available in their Etsy shop, but offers a wider selection of boots & more at their website, Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop GipsyDharmaCreations:

Handmade red leather lace up boots for women.

Handmade knee lenght leather boots in brown.

Handmade tan leather lace up boots for women.
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KylieLamLeather

In today’s digital world, cell phones are often held close to our bodies…why not hold them in style? 🙂 Check out Etsy shop KylieLamLeather! Based in Hong Kong, owner Kylie Lam opened her shop in late 2013 and makes all of her designs by hand. Not only can you find Kylie’s designs in her Etsy shop, but you can also find them at her website, Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop KylieLamLeather:
iPhone 6 Plus Crossbody Bag, Brown Shoulder Bag - Stylish iPhone 6 Plus Case 100% Handmade From Italian Leather 
iPhone 6 Sleeve Leather with Magnetic Snap & Concho Button - Secure and Special Blue iPhone 6 Leather Case 100% Handmade with Care 
Leather iPhone 6 wristlet iPhone 6 plus wallet case iPhone 5s sleeve Brown- Clutch Leather Wristlet 
With a wide array of styles and options for many different phones, there’s sure to be something you’ll like at KylieLamLeather!
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

Etsy Find: Personalized Leather Luggage Tag

If you’re looking for a gift for the world traveler in your life, check out today’s Etsy Find from shop CheckOutLA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, owner Phil enjoys creating custom, bespoke leather luggage tags & gladly accepts large orders. Currently, Phil is offering a special coupon code – CRAFTYGIRL – for FREE U.S. shipping!
Personalized bespoke leather luggage tag and strap with your name, contact info, and favorite quote! 
So, here’s the Etsy find: this handmade luggage tag is made of heavy weight vegetable tan 8-9 ounce leather and hand stamped & cut. Then it’s dyed & coated with a water resistant sealant for protection and shine. It would look great with any style of luggage!
You can personalize the tag with any combination of capital letters, numbers, and certain punctuation marks. (See the listing description for a list of the punctuation marks available) 
CheckOutLA has over 120 sales and very positive reviews, & I honestly think that this would be a great gift..whether it’s for a friend or a gift for yourself. 🙂 
Until next time, stay crafty (and do some traveling)!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GORIANI

One of the things I love about Etsy is that it’s made it easier to see handmade creations from all around the world…like today’s featured shop. Meet Georgi Dimitrov, owner of Etsy shop GORIANI. Based in Dobrich, Bulgaria, Georgi handcrafts custom leather cuffs, wristbands, watch straps & more. GORIANI has glowing reviews, and pictures that make you feel like the item is right in front of you; like you could reach through your screen and pick it up. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from GORIANI:

Tooled Handmade iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Wallet, Leather iPhone 6 Case, iPhone 6 Leather Wallet 
Pilot watch strap, military strap, nato leather strap, pilot watch band, nato watch band, leather straps, men's 24mm strap

wood watch box, wood storage, tooled jwelery box, wooden watch box, montres wood box, husband gifts 
Moneyclip Wallet Brown , Mens Wallet, Money Clip Card Holder, Leather Moneyclip

Leather cuff Bracelet , Leather bracelet, Leather cuff watch, Leather Watch Cuff 
Make sure to check out GORIANI and the rest of Georgi’s items!

Until next time…stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
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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 CoverJoshua 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. Joshua designs all of his items, preferring minimalistic designs to let the materials speak for themselves; and he gladly accepts custom orders! Here are a few of JcLeathercraft’s items that caught my eye:
Leather Bible Cover. Personalized 
Leather Bible Cover. Personalized $149.99Handstitched and handstamped, custom sized to fit your Bible. Pick between natural, light brown, chestnut, dark brown and black colors.
Handmade Personalized Leather Wallet. Wedding Coordinates.
Handmade Personalized Leather Wallet. Wedding Coordinates. $60.00   – Handstitched with two quality pieces of thick leather, this customized wallet measures 3.5 inches by 8 inches.
Owl Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace 
Owl Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace $14.99+ – 100% vegetable tanned leather and a stainless steel chain, perfect for a gift or for yourself!
Cross Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace
Cross Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace $14.99+Featuring price breaks for bulk ordering, this necklace is also 100% vegetable tanned leather.
Leather Headphone Cable Organizer 
Leather Headphone Cable Organizer $6.00+  – Save yourself from a tangled mess of cables with this great handcrafted leather cable organizer. Available in packs of 1, 3, 5 and 10.
As a special treat for CraftyGirl Creates readers, use coupon code CRAFTYGIRL10OFF for 10% off anything in the store at JcLeathercraft! Make sure to check out JcLeathercraft’s website, as well as their Facebook page!

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