Sticks And Stones

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird 

Winter always reminds us of the beauty, bounty and power of nature — and what better to celebrate that than an exploration of what Etsians do and have in the way of wood and/or stone. Do you make (or buy) planters from driftwood? Jewelry from gemstones? Collect wooden breadboxes or paint pet rocks? Whatever you have and/or love, we hope you’ll comment and tell us about it! Here’s what some of your Etsy team-mates had to say about this subject. In the meantime, happy BRRRRR time of year… (For many of us, anyway…)

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:

 This “Italian Dinner” theme cutting board is perfect for a kitschy kitchen!

Bright painted art includes the dinner menu, tableware, along with a city scene!

cutting-board

Italy Cutting Board “Italian Dinner” Kitschy Art Painted Wood Kitchen Decor Travel Retro Menu Cheese Server Collectible Butcher Block Gift

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 said:

Most of my work features vintage materials but I confess to a weakness for some gemstones. Opals and jade are among my favorites. These sweet dangle earrings combine the two.

In addition to the untreated blue Peruvian opals these earrings feature two different variations of light green jade.

The twenty gemstones are hand-knotted onto teal linen thread. Each stone is spaced expressly to mirror the opposite earring.

peru

Peruvian Opals and Jade Earrings

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies said:

 I love natural materials which stems from a childhood of wandering through natural environments!

These wooden beads feature gorgeous natural variations and would make great additions to organic jewellery pieces – or any other craft project you may have in mind.

wood-beads

Half Circle Wooden Beads – Dark Brown with Tan Fleck – Set of 8 – Jewellery Supplies – Macrame Beads – journaling – Craft Supply

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:

We have been spending our time inside and cozy creating new designs for our picture frames during the inclement weather. We have added a number of new designs already this year including wedding flowers and rustic design options getting ready for wedding season! We specialize and offer a number of designs for weddings and vacation destinations, and can create a design for every special occasion!

We offer our customers the option of choosing from any of the designs in our shop or commissioning an inspired design for any recipient, occasion, or destination. We offer gift wrap and cards for shipping direct to your recipient and can engrave your contact information or a gift message on the back of the frame as well. Support the arts and small business on Etsy and make every gift unique!

Wedding Flowers Customizable Bouquet Picture Frame

we Wedding Flowers Customizable Bouquet Picture Frame

Thanks to everyone for the inspiration!

Until next time,

Sheila

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