Ultra Violet – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Ultra Violet.

PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July team has been inspired by the color Ultra Violet! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

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1. Ultra Violet Drop Earrings by Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals

2. Ultra Violet Cushion Cover by Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann

3. Ultra Violet Pendant by Mairi from mairidesign 

4. Ultra Violet Socks by Solveiga from Knitwoolsocks

5. Ultra Violet Ring by friedasophie from friedasophie 

6. Ultra Violet Beaded Photo Holder by Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey 

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1. Ultra Violet Stuffed Snowman by Mary Bollinger from ByFreddismom

2. Ultra Violet Brooch by Mairi from mairidesign 

3. Ultra Violet Bead Ornament by Marjorie Scenna from mscenna

4. Ultra Violet Appliqued Quilt Block by zizzybob from zizzybob

5. Ultra Violet Dangle Earrings by Kristen from KestrelCollection  

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Ultra Violet board!

Are you a member of the Etsy Christmas In July team? Do you have Ultra Violet items that you would like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the #EtsyCIJ forums to participate!

Coconut Milk – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2018 is Coconut Milk.

PANTONE 11-0608
Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Coconut Milk! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

friedasophie from friedasophie says:

This piece reminds me of yummy coconut milk cocktails!

friedasophie

zizzybob from zizzybob says:

I love making coiled fabric bowls. When I first started at Etsy I made lots of them and sold lots of them. But in recent days, more and more sellers are making them (and some so much more beautiful than mine). So I am going back to my original focus of quilt blocks and fabric postcards.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love neutral colors, particularly soft earth tones like “Coconut Milk” because they pair well with just about any color. I chose to highlight the Magnolia Plaque because the Magnolia flower is a white/off-white color, and also it’s the Louisiana state flower!

SpoiledFelinesArt

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Coconut Milk board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Harbor Mist – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2018 is Harbor Mist.

PANTONE 14-4202
Harbor Mist

A mid-tone dove gray; Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.

PANTONE 14-4202
Harbor Mist

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Harbor Mist! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

zizzybob from zizzybob says:

I designed this quilted fabric postcard myself. It is based on an old National Geographic photo. Fabric postcards are a great way to send a greeting, to friends or family (or just keep it for yourself).

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Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

I love delicate shades of gray. It’s a perfect balance for colors in any interior design. Harbor mist is very inspiring. I use these shades as backgrounds for my pastel colleges and drawings. Harbor mist and other shades of gray are also good as a border – passepartout for artistic works on paper. You will find these colors in my shop.

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

Who knew gray (grey) could have so many different shades yet to me they all evoke a feeling of calm and serenity. This Inukshuk made from stone looks out over mist covered Lake Ontario and was left behind by some visitors to the area. Strength Serenity and a sign of friendship.

TheOldBarnDoor

spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love neutral colors, and the soft gray of “Harbor Mist”, while still a neutral, is a departure from the warmer earth tones that I tend to use on my items. It’s a nice cooler earth tone shade, and I love the way it highlights the under belly of our hand carved wood male Baikal Teal duck!

SpoiledFelinesArt

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

My Elephant plunger became a reality after I made my Flamingo Plungers for my Florida friends. In one of my Facebook groups, I was given many suggestions of other plungers. The elephant and giraffe were next, then the flower ones. After the flowers came the Poop Happens and Foxy Lady and Foxy Dude. My last request was for a Retro Camper plunger. I made four different Retro Campers so my potential customer would have a choice. That is my last addition to the plunger family. My home is being overrun by plungers!

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

I am always on the look out for inspirational sayings for my products so when this one came across my path it jumped right at me to make it apart of my collection.

I can do all things is part of Philippians 4:13 and in the world we live in this scripture has great meaning to a lot of us or will if you’re looking for something to hold on to.

This ensemble can be gotten in a lanyard, keychain or dog collar! The gray color makes the wording pop out a great deal!

DesignsbyCristal

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

As I always look for interesting beads, I stumbled across this Dyed Gray Jasper Bead. There is always something about each stone as the colors come out. In this stone, I could see blue. Gray and blue, a fun potato chip spacer and some fire polish, just a fun necklace for the hot summer months! After all isn’t Gray the new Black?

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friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I live in San Francisco and we have daily foggy days. When I found this stone it reminded me of those gloomy beautiful misty afternoons here!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Harbor Mist board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Secret Santa – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are going to have a Secret Santa with a twist! Usually it involves picking a name and then giving them the gift, but since we’re virtual we are improvising!

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have chosen these Secret Santa gifts!

Mairi from mairidesign says:

A star for a star colleague, which can be hung in the window or on their tree. It can even be personalised with their name scrolled in wire. With this secret Santa gift, no-one need know from whence it came, only that they are your Christmas star.

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Joanna from Aromatika Sapounia from JoannasScentedSoaps says:

This would be a nice secret santa gift for anyone: a set with luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck, a handmade glass ornament.

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patontheback from patontheback says:

What a thoughtful way to cheer a co-worker and a practical gift. A handcrafted mug rug. Gender neutral, yet good looking.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I think this handmade natural bracelet would be a great Secret Santa gift for any female on your gift-giving list. I think it would be great for a friend, co-worker, family member because its shades of neutral, earth tones makes it a great jewelry accessory, and will work well with anyone’s wardrobe

This bracelet has 7 of the 3/4 inch fancy beads with swirls of earth-tone hues; each is separated by a 1/4 inch dark brown, oblong wood bead (8 wood beads in total). The length of this bracelet is approximately 8 inches in length, which should fit an average-sized wrist, and has a antique-gold toned, fancy toggle-style closure.

SpoiledFelinesArt

friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I would give this necklace to my friend Tatjana who is currently going through chemo-therapy, so that she will get energy & protection through the stone. And just to put a smile on her face!

friedasophie

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

This scarf features one of my own photographs (of birch bark). The colors and design are neutral enough to go with just about anything a lady has in her wardrobe and can accent a casual turtle neck, a fancy blouse even a spring coat. So soft and luxurious, the scarf is one of a kind and sure to surprise and delight the recipient. A great price point too!

TheOldBarnDoor

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I would give a Bucilla Heart Felt Holiday ornament kit, an easy project that someone could make without major crafting skills!

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Rebecca Turkovics from OrnamentsByRebeccaT says:

I would give this vintage Santa ornament because… well, it is a secret “Santa” exchange.

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

This lanyard would go to my daughter who I’m praying will start to study the Bible soon and give her life completely to God. I always try to instill the word of God into both my children and especially more so in today’s time.

I look at this scripture lanyard as a tool for her to carry around when times get hard to be faithful in God’s word. This lanyard has some very helpful scriptures to give a new or old Christian a boost when it’s needed. In my belief having this close and personal relationship with God is by far one of the most important and unconditional relationships one can ever have!

DesignsbyCristal

Carla from CarlasCraft says:

I would share this Secret Santa gift with one of my friends, Isis, who was laid off from her job in February and has been diligently interviewing since. I love the Peace theme and using the wooden letters for that 3-D effect. Also, the use of an old book cover embossed and then mounted on the canvas is a fun technique I so enjoy!

CarlasCraft

Favorite Holiday Item In Your Shop – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings  and Mairi from mairidesign

We all have a favorite item that we have in our shop. It could be our favorite because of the process it took to make it, its color or any other reason.

Here, the team share their favorite Holiday item from their shop and tell us why they like it so much.

michael tarter from BurntEarthHorseHair says

One of my favorite Xmas items is my Luminaria Bags. They are ceramic clay and have holes in them to let the candle light shine through. I crave out different designs on the bags. One of my favorite designs is the Corrales Old Church. I have several sizes available and over 20 different designs.
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Luminaria Bags

Dianna from HoneyMyrtleStudio says

One of my favourite items is my blue hand dyed cushion cover. It was one of the first items I made using hand dyed fabric that I had done myself.
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Blue Throw Pillow

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says

I love my Harris tweed baubles. They bring the beauty of hand-woven fabric to something purely decorative. Lovely enough to be kept as heirloom pieces.
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Harris tweed Christmas tree decoration

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says

Hands down this is my favorite item… This ornament has such a sweet story behind how it came to be… I have lived in my home since I was born and one of my neighbors that had been in her home since before I was born asked me to come down to her home to look at some things 3 years ago in the summer of 2015. She then gave me a piece of a sweater that she said was one of her favorites. It was her sweater many years ago when she was much younger. She said she had reused most of it but had this one side left and she wanted to give it to me as she knew I sewed and asked me to make something so that her favorite sweater could live on. The color reminded me of dirty snow. So I made the dirty snowman out of what was left of her special sweater… I gave one to her to put on her tree. I kept one and gave my daughter one and the rest are for sale… so far a total of 6 are living on in Christmas celebrations. I have one more made and enough to make 2 more beyond that. Then all the sweater will be gone. Sad to say that she passed away in 2016 and her granddaughters came to get me and told me I could have what ever I wanted out of her sewing room… one of the things I got was many buttons that were cut off of garments once the garment was done being used. I now am adding 2 of those buttons to each of the remaining snowmen.
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My Dirty Snowman

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says

My favorite item is this Christmas card featuring Miss Abbie one of our collies on an early morning walk here on the farm just after a fresh snow fall. I was never certain what captured her interest in the trees but I like the feeling and colours of this card.

Entitled Happy Collie Days this one always makes me smile. This image has been featured by The Collie Rescue Network in their calendars and on a note card they use to raise funds.

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Happy COLLIE Days Christmas Card

This “I love cats” handcrafted wooden plaque is my favorite shop item because it declares my love of cats … I consider it to be a customer favorite as well since I have sold several of them to other cat lovers!

I think it’s a great gift idea for the cat lover on a gift list because it’s cute and inexpensive!

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Cat Wall Hanging

Mairi from mairidesign says

These Christmas bauble shaped tree decorations are my favourites because of the gorgeous iridescent glass I used and, also, that others also seem to really like them. I made some for my students and one of them ordered several for her colleagues. Then, my sister and my cousin ordered several each to hang as garlands in their windows. Then, more orders came. It was great! The little beads swing and tinkle in the breeze and add a chic touch to a festive display.
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Christmas Tree Decorations

I love this elegant set with 3 luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck!

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Trendy Soaps Christmas Gift

My favorite is this new card I created last week. I like the simple design and message. It’s warm and inviting and speaks of home.

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Happy Holidays card

I love owls and these whimsical owls on a Christmas stocking are one of my favorites.

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Felt Owl Christmas Stocking

I loved making these waterless snow globes.

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Christmas Snow globes

This was hard! I love Christmas and keep several Christmas items in my shop year ’round, because I think holiday lovers shop whenever the mood hits them. Right now it was between my red-nosed reindeer (I’m also an avid animal lover) and this guy. I guess he won out because he’s a new addition, so I wanted to welcome him.

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Felted Santa Claus

This is my favorite piece for Christmas because it reminds me of ice crystals!

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Herkimer Diamond GF Ring

This ornament is one of my favs. It reminds me so much of growing up in Iowa and going sledding on my grandparents farm with all my cousins.

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Christmas Quilted Ornament

I have so many favorite Christmas items in my shop but this one stands out to me especially since I choose to use the ribbon on a dog collar. We all have that pet who is both naughty and nice which makes this Christmas dog collar even more cute, funny and true to their personality.

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Naughty or Nice Christmas Dog Collar

Wow, hard to choose just one. Don’t you find that when you make something new, it is almost always the favorite – until the next one! Anyway, here is my favorite. I love winter animal pictures, and my DH love penguins. When I saw these delightful guys, I just had to buy them, and I bought lots! Just couldn’t resist. I knew right away that some would be made into pillows. The rest are waiting for inspiration, and time.

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Quilted Pillow Covers

 

 

Dreamy Details

Contributor post by Sheila and Shannon from BeadyEyedBird

What do you like to accessorize with, and why? Our teammates shared their favorites with us — and here they are.

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey said:

I love to accessorize with scarf pendants! They can be worn with any scarf and can really add a little character to an outfit.

Statement Scarf Pendant

Statement Scarf Pendant

Linda from LazyYVintage said:

Leaf brooches, vintage leaf brooches are what I wear on all my jackets and coats. I’m just so attracted to them. I guess that is why they end up in the Lazy Y. I have so many!

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Leaf Brooch Gold Toned Costume Jewelry B.S.K Gold Lapel Pin Fall Accessories Vintage Jewelry Stocking Stuffers Circa 1940s Autumn Pin

friedasophie from friedasophie said:

i like to accessorize with very simple pieces that i can sleep in like this piece I made:

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Saturn Oval Open Gold Ring

Bracelets are my preferred accessory. If you have a bold bracelet and earrings to match, you don’t really need much more!

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Wrap Bracelet, Red Bracelet, Beaded Bracelet, Crystal Bracelet, Memory Bracelet, Tassel Bracelet, Bohemian Jewelry

Diana from joliefemmebydiana said:

Easy everyday accessories are light and brightly colored! Like this matching set of earrings and wrist cuff in fabric. Very comfy and casual for a variety of looks.

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Matching Gift Set For Her Wrist Cuff and Fabric Covered Button Earrings Your Choice of One

JO from alustrousjewellery said:

I love gemstones, smoky quartz is one of my favorites!

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Smoky Quartz, Quartz, Sterling Silver Smoky Quartz Necklace, Gemstone Necklace, 8mm Smoky Quartz Necklace, Quartz Necklace, Brown Necklace

 

I love the trendy long necklaces, and quite often I include two necklaces that layer. My favorite is the quartz crystal ball!

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Crystal Ball Necklace Fortune Teller Wire Wrapped Pendant

We love to kick up an outfit a notch or two with a bright and vibrant scarf! This vintage scarf by Vera Neumann is sure to be a topic of conversation with it’s bold graphic design and playful color scheme!

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Vera Neumann Garden Vegetables Large Scarf Wrap Shawl – 1960s Red Black Checks – Womens Fashions Accessories Collectible – Mothers Day Gift

I love jewelry of all types, styles, and colors, trendy, old, Victorian, or modern!

I think a pretty necklace and earrings especially accents outfits nicely!

I make jewelry but also love what others make too and vintage jewelry!

It’s great to add a pop of color to an outfit with some wild jewelry!

Nature themed jewelry is fun, modern, chic, Boho, etc. and can be dressed up or down!

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Butterfly Necklace Hand Made Boho Carved Butterfly Focal Pendant, Rose and Gold Freshwater Pearls, and Sterling Silver Leaf Clasp Woodland

Earrings! I don’t feel dressed without them. I first designed these to replace a pair made from wood my daughter bought me about 10 years ago but which had lost their colour.

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Fuchsia flower earrings,origami flower earrings, flower earrings fuchsia, origami earrings, fuchsia earrings, meaningful jewellery, flowers

I love to add a little bling and functionality to my scarfs with these pretty scarf clips. Not only are they pretty they also hold my scarfs in place.

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5 1/2″ Sweater or Shawl clip with elegant multi-faceted openwork silver and gold tone gold beads. resort-swim wear clip art, unique gift

It’s Time to Feel Dreamy. Get Dressed Up For Wedding or Other Formal Affair and Wear This Silver Rhinestone Wrist Cuff Bracelet. It Shines Like Diamonds. Wedding Are So Much Fun! Especially Dancing. Dance The Night Away Wearing This Dreamy Bracelet!

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Silver Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet Front Opening Floral Design Inch Wide Spring Opening and Closing Statement Bracelet Wedding Attire Gift

Many thanks to all who contributed!

Until next time,

Sheila

Grenadine – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2017 is Grenadine.

PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine

A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PantoneFashion Color Report Fall 2017

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Grenadine. They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

 friedasophie from friedasophie says:

Grenadine reminds me of mellow beautiful summers!
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friedasophie

I love the red crystal briolettes I used for these earrings because the facets reflect several shades of red, including grenadine. My inspiration was the romantic architecture of Italy and France which I translated into a modern style.

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This bangle is made from upcycled guitar strings and vintage grenadine buttons, making it an ideal gift for people who are passionate about recycling, music or being vegetarian or vegan. The handmade gift pouch it is presented in is also grenadine in colour and is made from faux felt, so again is great for vegetarians and vegans.

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DeeDeeDeesigns

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies says:

These seed beads are a stunning grenadine colour and are great for threading and sewing and are fantastic for adding a splash of glitter to your jewellery and craft projects.

DeeDeeSupplies

DeeDeeSupplies

Sue Kenny from SusySewandSew says:

My headbands can be fun to wear while keeping the sweat out of your eyes while you work-out. Who says you can’t look good when you sweat.

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SusySewandSew

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Ready for Christmas in July and Christmas with this bright red tote! Great sale price too! Can be used as decoration or as a re-usable gift tote too!

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joliefemmebydiana

Jessica Mancuso from GusandOllie:

Please meet my gorgeous Grenadine Sock Monkey Lucio.

He loves being the center of attention – and can handle all the cuddles you’re willing to give him.

I simply loved the print on these socks and imagined them as a monkey immediately. They are the ideal injection of Spring/Summer into my 2017 collection. He’s also perfect to celebrate Independence Day.

GusandOllie

GusandOllie

Jeanne from TheSandlapperShop says:

I love the flocking on some vintage hankies like this one. Call it Grenadine or Christmas Red. I repurposed a vintage Christmas card to make a lovely folder for presenting the hankie.

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TheSandlapperShop

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

There is nothing like adding a little Grenadine to your holiday decorations! It gives you just the POP you need!

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Cynhumphrey

Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann says:

I moved from the UK to Baltimore USA seventeen years and was surprised at how much bigger the robins are her:e. This artwork done in acrylic inks was done in nostalgia. I was remembering how back in the UK the tiny little robins would fluff themselves up against the cold. Their vivid red feathers stand out against the snow reminding me of home.

Later the painting was printed onto an acrylic block making this the perfect decoration for the Christmas season propped up on the mantelpiece above a roaring fire.

StudioEmmaKaufmann

StudioEmmaKaufmann

Sheila from hollyhillwreaths says:

Grenadine skiing Santa felt jacket and poinsettias. I loved this shade of red on the rustic Santa with his wooden skis. This rustic Christmas wreath along with the red plaid Christmas ribbon will provide a warm, cozy feel displayed in a family room above a fireplace.

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hollyhillwreaths

Dana Martin from IllCallYouFromParis says:

Crocuses are often called the first sign of spring, but in fact they’re such early bloomers that they can pop up in the snow months before spring has actually arrived. I think of them as a Christmas flower in that they are a resilient symbol of hope even when the world is still in the grip of winter.

IllCallYouFromParis

IllCallYouFromParis

If you are on Pinterest here is the Grenadine board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Holiday Jewelry – #CIJParty 2017

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon from BeadyEyedBird 

Holidays in the winter season, including Christmas, can be an opportunity for such happy times. And those of us who like to decorate ourselves as well as our homes and trees often do this with special jewelry. We asked our teamies to share their favorites in this regard, so we can draw inspiration from their holiday jewelry celebrations!

For all those “little black dress” occasions around the holidays, I love to throw on a long, graceful statement necklace that adds a festive, swingy pop of color and sparkle to the clean look of the little black dress! This one pairs FABULOUSLY with a pencil shaped black dress to add a swingy, slimming line of shimmer in festive greens and golds! The tassel screams party while still maintaining a polished and put-together look!

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Green Beaded Fringe Necklace with Tassel, Jewelry Long Necklace Lucky Green Tassel Necklace Gold Green Tassel, Sari silk tassel jewelry

How about some ” fire and ice ” earrings for the holidays with creamy crystals and wonderful red tassels in leather:

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Red faux leather tassel gold tone earrings – creamy crystals dangles – light weight – classic design – 2 inch long – vacation -resort wear

I love Christmas (it is summer at Christmas for me!). These drop bead earrings are great to wear out to parties!

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Blue bead earrings, two tone dangle earrings, green, Birthday gift idea, pierced earrings, hook earrings

I love to decorate myself at Christmas as well as my house/tree, and green is my favourite Christmas colour. These earrings made with upcycled buttons and beads are a great festive accessory, and can be custom made in different colours.

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Earrings Green and Silver Upcycled Dangle – Button Jewellery – Christmas Jewellery – St Patricks Jewelry – Vegan Jewellery

Christmas for me is about shiny & sparkling things, like golden glitter in the x-mas tree or sparkly decorations on the table. This piece from my store is the most sparkly of all and it makes a lovely Christmas gift!

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SALE Spirit Quartz Druzy Gold Dipped Necklace

Gillian Haqqani from Gillisflowers said:

I love Christmas carols and I always love to listen to the Carol service from Kings College. I used to sing in a choir and one year had the priviledge of doing the solo first verse of Once in Royal David’s City so it has to be these musical angel earrings.

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Musical christmas angel earrings, angel earrings, guardian angel, origami angel earrings, recycled paper, vintage sheet music, Christmas

Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said:

It would be a wonderful Christmas Gift for women these gorgeous Vintage 40s crystal neckalce and bracelet set.

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Vintage 1940s Necklace and Bracelet Set Crystal and Ruby Art Deco Wediing Jewelry

Carol Braden-Williams from SilverTrove said:

How about a renaissance style ruby statement ring for all those holiday parties and gatherings!

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Renaissance Style Lab Ruby Ring, Sterling Silver Ruby Ring, Size 6 Ring, Ornate Gemstone Ring, Ruby Engagement Ring, July Birthstone Ring

Desert Dabbler from DesertDabbler said:

To celebrate CIJ I made two holiday bracelets. I used Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique, and seed beads. Here’s one of them:

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Christmas Bracelet – CIJ – Kumihimo Braided Bracelet – Red Gold Green Bracelet – Holiday Jewelry – Christmas in July – Long Bracelet

Batul from GalantaJewels said:

I would choose this elegant green onyx necklace. I think it’s both fun and glamorous and is a perfect compliment to the season!

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Green Onyx Necklace, Statement Necklace, Green and Gold, Mother of the Bride Gift, Emerald Green Necklace, Gemstone Necklace, Gift for Mom

Well, this pin isn’t for everyone, but we think it’s funny! (Don’t wear it to Grandma’s house!)

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Vintage Suggestive Pinback Button Metal “Wanna Make Me Merry?” Funny Gag Gift Unisex Holiday Jewelry Retro Pin

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 said:

The perfect earrings for that little black holiday dress!

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Vintage Black Aluminum Snake Skin Hoop Earrings

JO from alustrousjewellery said:

I love angels, there is some thing reassuring about them, one of my favourite songs is Amy Grant, Angels watching over me.

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Angel, Sterling Silver Angel Necklace, Sterling Silver Christmas Necklace, Sterling Silver Angel Heart Necklace, Gold Angel Necklace

Until next time,

Sheila

Kale – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2017 is Kale.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Kale! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

Kale is the most popular vegetable at this time of year. So get out your juicer and make a Kale smoothie. Here’s an antique pitcher to serve the smoothie in. The pitcher has charm and it’s inexpensive! A great Kale gift for mom!

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This set of three handmade pottery condiment dishes are a unique set of kitchen decor and are glazed in a beautiful glossy kale green glaze designed to highlight the subtle impressed floral pattern on the insides of the dishes. Their design is minimalist and influenced by the Japanese aethestic of Wabi Sabi – to be at peace and balanced. They are fired to stoneware temperature (1280C / 2336F) making them dishwasher safe, oven safe and microwave safe.

Unique and one of a kind these dishes would make great thank you gifts for teachers and ideal hostess gifts.

The dishes are perfect for serving condiments such as jam & cream, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger. mustard, tomato sauce, rock salt, olives, sundried tomatoes, the list goes on! Of course they can also be used to hold candles, keys, coins – anything.

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rosenthorn2001 from CrochetArtETC:

The Spring color along with the texture of this doily design are indicative of the refreshing, calm Kale green. The intricate raised patterns of this piece could very well be compared to the interesting beauty of the Kale leaf. I take great joy in creating a work from a vintage design and the Kale green color along with the unique patterns resulted in a stunning doily!

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Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann says:

I too don’t like eating kale very much but love its earthy color. I was inspired by the leafy green to paint two playful elephant pals. I don’t know why I wanted to paint green elephants but it works! The print is available in my shop!

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Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

This is a door badge for dog lover (or dog memorial). Green is my favorite color. Green kale is most loved by people who have big dogs and love nature, long walks, adventures with wildlife, hunting or field trials. Here is a portrait of English Setter, very special dog breed for people who love nature.

I paint custom dog portraits and it’s possible to order similar item with your pet portrait. This oval oil painting is painted on wooden panel and protected by a clear coat.

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Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Kale green is practical color but also fun when polka dots are involved. The same idea as this wallet’s fabric combinations. The brown and pink girlie skulls in the center are cute and fun while the Kale green sides and interior are practical and pretty at the same time.

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

The colour Kale is rooted in the earth and makes an instant connection with me, as a full time farmer. My little frog pond is full of critters and floating bits of kale-coloured leaves. This shy little fellow made an appearance just long enough for his portrait. Don’t want to eat kale? Just carry the colour with you in this handy case.

TheOldBarnDoor

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign says:

A truly unique food, as a super food Kale is a healthy option. I try to add it to my diet, but like some other members it isn’t that tasty to me raw or cooked. So, I have figured out how to ferment it with cabbage and make sour kraut with it. If anyone is interested I can provide the recipe. it is really delicious. I have also made Kale kimchi which is really yummy too. This year I am trying to grow it in my own garden.

Fittingly these green kale colored butterfly gemstones are made out of a green type of Ocean Jasper which is only found on one place in the world. Madagascar. It is mined in the ocean at low tide.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

I love summer and the lush green foliage of the season. I made this green kyanite necklace to mimic the greens of summer. Kyanite is also one of my favorite stones, for the clean clear energy it omits.

EponasCrystals

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 says:

Okay, let me get this off my chest. I do not eat Kale because I do not like Kale… (pause for audible audience gasps). I know it’s good for you but the only redeeming qualities I find in Kale is it’s deep green color and the lovely organic shapes of the leaves. The color and shape of the Keshi pearls used in this bracelet definitely evoke a vision of Kale’s best qualities for me.

Dark Kale green Keshi pearls and light green top drilled “Dancing” freshwater pearls are a surprising pairing but I think it works. The silhouette of the bracelet is an ever changing bit of art as the pearls dance from one side to the other. The organic leaf shapes and the varying depth of Kale green color in the Keshi pearls guarantee that no two bracelets will be the same.

Bungalow42

Marijean from MariMartiDesigns says:

In this Wrist Rosary Bracelet, the beautiful Russian Jade beads play with both Kale and Greenery from Pantone’s 2017 trend list. I love the vibrant earthiness of the greens and the way that dark gives way to light in the veins of the Russian Jade used to create this Unique 5-decade wrist Rosary with Vintage Reproduction Cross in Solid Bronze. Makes me want to sit outside in a rustic, undomesticated forest and have some peaceful meditation time!

MariMartiDesigns

friedasophie from friedasophie says:

So I love Kale and Tourmalines and they are pretty much in the same color range. Seems like i am having a green phase!

friedasophie

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

For those who love promoting peace will make the connection with the color green even though it’s a dark kale green it still signifies peace, health and wellness which is our overall goal right. The inside of this scripture wristlet is lined with a print that features a fish and the cross.

The scripture in questions comes from the Galatians 5:22 (Life by the Spirit )

When the designer created this fabric I believe this is why they paired them both together at least that’s how I view it!

DesignsbyCristal

Small Wonders

Post contributor from Julie at EveryoneLovesGifts0

As we are surrounded by great makers who make all wonderful items,
* I was wondering what small items do you make?
* Do you like making small items?
* Do your small items sell well?
* Which is your best selling item?

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says; “..See how much happiness,
The small things hide.
Let’s enjoy the little things,
Because the rules for bliss is written in them!”
This is the lyrics of my favorite song!

In my shop are popular small oil paintings and custom pet portraits. I love painting them and I have designed a series of miniature painted wall clocks. This is the new in my shop. The dimensions of this clock are just that 6 x 7 inch. This small wall clock can be the decoration of the home or office interior and of course the souvenir of a beautiful moment. This is a very personalized gift!
Also little things are easy to send and shipping is not expensive.

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Small Painted Clock

Judith Messenger from FabriArts says; My favorite things to make are quilts, but when cutting out the pieces for a quilt, there are always small pieces of fabric left over. I’ve found the perfect things to make with these smaller pieces are these little purse accessories – business card/credit card wallets and travel tissue covers. The Laurel Burch fabric used in this set is particularly popular.

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Kleenex Case and Credit Card Set

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says; Our Etsy Paper and Supply shop, Stock Lane Paper, designs printable mini cards that are just perfect for adding to gift baskets or using as thank you notes for Etsy orders! Many of our printable cards are customizable, so just let us know what you have in mind and we can work with you to create just the right design.

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Printable Thank You Cards

Shelly from ShellysSelectSalvage says; I sell vintage including miniatures. These are really popular as customers use them as office desk decor, windowsill decor, gifts for friends, and a cute something for their vanity.

The most popular vintage miniatures are copper and pretty salt cellars. The copper items sell almost as soon as I list them, though they are hard to find.
My salt cellars are more common, but can be used for more than a salt dish. These can hold rings, small jewelry, or use to put herbs in while cooking.

I like selling miniatures because storing & shipping are so much easier and quicker.

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Turquoise Glass Salt Cellar

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says; This is a business card size printable shop thank you note – to slip in with orders. It’s fairly new, has not sold yet – but I’m hopeful!

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Printable Shop Thank You Card

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign says; Small gemstones are always a big seller for me, and with the stacking ring trend that seems to be never ending I can make any birthstone ring in a tiny gemstone set in silver.

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Padparascha Sapphire Ring Sterling Silver

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says; I have a range of mini envelopes in store. I think they are great to use for the tooth fairy or little love notes! Some have been used for weddings for guests to write messages and others for using in snail mail. I enjoy making them and I find that they are good sellers!

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Pastel Floral Mini Envelopes

Christine from cwagenblass9 says; I created miniature bonnet toppers for decorating cupcakes. A nice way of celebrating spring events/tea parties etc.

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Cupcake toppers ladies hat derby party decor

friedasophie from friedasophie says; I love making delicate small unusual pieces like the below piece, which is my current best seller. They are small and simple and and can be worn every day, like a 2nd skin!

Tiny Upside Down Earring

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says; This is a cute fishing gear collar designed for a small dog/puppy. Small dogs need to have their accessories as well so creating something in a small size for them was a work of love!

Fishing Mini Dog Collar

Marijean from MariMartiDesigns says; I’ve always been a beading maniac for as long as I can remember! My favorite supplies to work with are beads and textile–namely up cycled sari silk. These elements come together joyfully in some of the small wonders in my shop!

I make (mostly) jewelry and so I spend a lot of time working with tiny beads to create small products that can be worn. Some of my quickest moving “small wonders” are my tassel earrings. They give a tiny bit of festive fringe to your look without overpowering your overall ensemble! Say, “Hello” to your New Favorite Pair of Earrin

Fringe Earrings

Dina StyleKnits from DinaStyleKnits says; My favorite items are knitted scarves, but I like to make small items too. I like to make small beaded brooches for my scarves and shawls. For example, this red brooch with glass beads was sold several times. This is my brooch bestseller. I like this small things, because of they add interesting and special accent to simple clothes.

Red Brooch

Gillian Haqqani from Gillisflowers says; I make origami jewellery and most is flower themed. I very rarely use paper more than 2″ square and for a piece such as this where the flowers measure between 3/8th and 3/4 of an inch with the smallest folded from squares of paper measuring 3/4″. I love folding such small flowers but I usually have to throw at least 3 away for every one that is usable

Vintage Floral Pendant

Donna Schindler from TreasuresFromTheLake says; I sell these wine charms that go around your wine glass stem.
These are great so that you will never lose your glass at a party again. They make great gifts.

Wine Charms

Tatiana Burka from FoxFamilyBoutique says; I make mini busy boards for kids. Size 20 to 30 cm. Now this type of goods I have the best selling.

Sensory Board

Thank you to everyone who took part and showed me all your Small Wonders!