Colorful Creations

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Spring is in full swing, which means summer is on its way! No one is in a hurry to skip past the beautiful spring pastels, but neither will anyone complain when it is time to break out the bright summer color scheme either! Colorful creations are appropriate any time of the year, but especially so as we are breaking out the popsicles for kids and the fireworks for 4th of July. Summer is all about colors!

With that in mind, I asked our Christmas in July team for the most colorful creations in their shops. So here are some of the best of the best in terms of colorful Etsy items!

Karen from TimeTalentJewels shared this absolutely stunning crochet wire necklace, fraught with summer colors! I just love the shapes and sizes of these beads, as well. Don’t they remind you of summer fruits or flourishing gardens? PLUS this listing includes both the necklace and an earrings set! Karen says: “What got me started on this particular Wire Crochet Necklace was a very small bead by the name of “”Dyed Jade”. The colors were just beautiful within that tiny bead and what colors popped out were Corals, Yellows, Aqua, and Chartreuse. I had a lot of fun trying to get the exact colors for this necklace and it finally all came together. There are even little yellow butterflies in the necklace which gives me hope that summer is approaching with the warmer weather that I absolutely love.”

(Pro tip: check out the rest of Karen’s shop! It is filled with equally beautiful and colorful pieces of jewelry!)

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Now here is a piece that everyone who wears sunglasses needs – and who doesn’t wear sunglasses in the sunny summer months?! I just love the bright colors and designs on the fabric, and I envision these being a perfect gift this summer season! Here is what Diana, owner of JolieFemme, says:

“My shop is always filled with colorful items. I love color and fun prints! I chose this fabric because the flowers are so bright against the white background and it has little skulls too. This item is easy to find in your bag and keeps your glasses safe and scratchfree. #colorfulisfun Bright color is great to bring a smile and good for any time of the year! #happycolor”.

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And now, an item that is rather unique for what you might expect on Etsy – but we love unique here! CorkyCrafts offers an array of seeds for flowers so that your garden can flourish this summer. The owner says:

“What is summer without sunflowers? A garden should make you smile, plus it is a great teaching tool with children too. In Texas sunflowers are king during the hot Texas summer months. We enjoy sharing our TX size flowers with our clients. My shop is filled with cork crafts and when I’m saving up corks for projects during the spring and summer we also offer our flower seeds to help spread a wide array of color in flowers to our customers to enjoy gardening to

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Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

At the time I created this, we were living in our first house we purchased. My husband loves to spend time outdoors in the summer so we built a huge deck on the back of the house and put in a koi pond right on the side of the deck. I love to take objects and turn them into something entirely different so when I came across these designer koi shoes I just had to make a ring or earring stud organizer out of them. They are also perfect for craft show displays!

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Any new moms out there? We’ve got you covered with this uber-cute diaper clutch! No longer does changing diapers have to be a dreaded task, because this colorful creation from artsyEVE is there to brighten up the task. Here is what the owners, Evelyn and Lucy, have to say:

“This little diaper clutch is the perfect little bag for taking a diaper, a small wipe and perhaps a pacifier with you–when you don’t want to carry a large diaper bag! Colorful and fun!”

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Georgie from littlecrowdesign says:

When Pantone announced the 2017 colour of the year was ‘Greenery’ it was no surprise to me! Green has always been my favourite colour – it can be bright and cheerful, or serene and calming. This original print features another favourite of mine – succulents! The combination of colour and design makes this pillow cover a special one.

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Izabela Gveroska from Gavriila says:

Love this necklace,it is so colorful,I enjoyed making it, I started to make it as a bib necklace,but I ended up as a crochet pendant. It is unique,only one piece, it was so complicated during the process of knitting, so it is impossible to repeat it once again.

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Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

This is a confetti clip art oval frame set. Photography transparent overlay or solid white background are both included in this set. I used my favorite colors to make the confetti sprinkles – starting with purple! Then on to pink. Couldn’t leave out blue. Blue and orange is a favorite combination. I really love pink and green. So many reasons to love this colorful clipart!

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This charm bracelet is part of the ‘stripe delight’ range created specifically for the vibrant colours of Spring! The range also has earrings and a necklace available in my shop!

The beads are individually handmade made from colourful paper joined together by hand formed findings.

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Victoria Evrard from StarryNightTrees says:

I love mixing lots of different colors together. This is my Celebration tree and I use every bead color I have access to. This is my favorite tree and I have mine out all year and use it as a night light.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Multi colored beads and gorgeous carved rainbow fluorite pendant depicting the goddess Kwan Yin. The necklace is beaded with turquoise beads, rainbow fluorite beads, purple river stone, turquoise quartz, orange bone beads, pink, blue and turquoise seed beads, and silver plated pewter spacer beads.

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And last but not least…another stunning necklace! I hesitated to include two pieces of jewelry in the same post, but let’s be honest, we can never have too many necklaces – especially when they are as bright, colorful, and unique as this beauty from Bungalow42. Connie Lee, owner of this shop, shared the backstory behind this piece:

“There is a folk art vibe to these hand painted fish. Their history is a bit of a mystery. The original statement necklace was a vintage piece that belonged to a family member but no one seems to know its origins. Happy to report that all of the fish are in good vintage condition. It is obvious that they were handmade and hand painted with love. This was the first time that I got to deconstruct a vintage piece for new designs. It was big fun. #happycolor #fishjewelry”.

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If these colors didn’t remind you that life should be filled with color and joy, I don’t know what else could! Be sure to share your brightest pieces in the comments below. Let’s spread some color love throughout this Etsy community!

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Welcome April New Team Members

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Join us in welcoming new members that joined during April …. visit their Etsy shops, favourite some items and maybe even share some on social media!

Hi there,

We are a mother/daughter team that does various crafts. I’m Rita (the mom). I do most of the marketing/promotion stuff, quilted tote bags and purses, and quilting. Cindy (the daughter), does all the blogging, crocheting, woodwork, painting, and all the “high tech” stuff. We are still pretty new to this game, so any advice or help will be very much appreciated.

Multi colored crochet hobo bag

Hello! So glad to be joining this team and I can’t wait to work with you all!
I wish I could say my Etsy shop has a grand story behind it…but it was really a humble beginning (but sometimes aren’t those the best beginnings?). One day a few years ago my sister and I were crocheting and she spontaneously decided to help me start an Etsy store! It took a while to pick up speed, but now that it is steadily growing I couldn’t be happier to be part of this incredible Etsy community, making some money doing what I love. I have a blog where I post crochet patterns, and I sell some of my more advanced patterns, but my true passion is crocheting goods that my incredible customers can love and wear.
This pair of slippers is not only one of my best-selling items, but it has one of my favorite stories. I made this design because someone messaged me, asking if I could do a rush order of bow slippers in summery colors to give to her mom on Mother’s Day. Even though I had other projects at the time, I remember dropping everything to come up with this design and color scheme, and the result continues to be one of my favorite items in my shop. This story illustrates exactly what I love about Etsy – the real, personal interactions that can take place between sellers and customers. I like to think I played a part in blessing that dear mother whose daughter wanted to buy her slippers for Mother’s Day – and it is moments like these that make an Etsy shop rewarding.

Women’s bow slippers

Anne – Diane from LullabyQuiltsandMore says

Lullaby Quilts & more was created as a work of heart by college friends, Anne and Diane. We have been sharing our rag quilts with family, but wanted to include all of you in the fun!
Lullaby Quilts are handmade rag quilts designed especially for tots and toddlers. The quilts are constructed with three layers of flannel, sewn with the traditional X pattern, and then snipped and snipped and snipped. We machine wash and dry the quilts one time to initiate the ‘fuzzy’ ragging effect. New themes, colors, and patterns are incorporated into each project making each quilt a unique treasure.
Our young customers just love the snuggly softness of their Lullaby Quilts, which prompts them to become their ‘bed-time-buddies!’
We post new quilts designs often, so please check out our Etsy Shop & Facebook page frequently. Special orders are available upon request.
And what about the ‘& more’? We also love to embroider, monogram, and cross stitch, so look for bibs, burp cloths, placemats, dish towels, and golf towels.
Looking forward to getting to know you all!

Alphabet rag quilt

Katya from OrientGift says

Hi All,
I am Katya from Orient Gift. Me and my husband making nice Baby nests at home and some of our relatives are helping us to do more listings. I am Russian my husband is Turkish and we live in Turkey. We were working in tourism but I think you all know it’s a tough time for tourism in Turkey. So we lost our jobs and try to do something at home. This is how we met with Etsy family and you guys. This is how I open an Etsy Shop. You can see it is just a start but we are trying to learn. And Christmas in July Team is a good team to learn. I spend most of my time to read and learn more and so soon i d like to be more active team-mate. Best regards and here is the beautiful pink babynest that I made :

Pink chevron babynest

Lori Cain from KatsCurioCabinet says

My shop is Kat’s Curio Cabinet… named for my mother and filled with the items she, my step-dad, and my in-laws collectedthroughout their lives. As the curator of the beautiful and sometimes crazy items they chose save, I love Esty! The lifetime collection of four people does not fit in my house… through my Etsy shop these little treasures find new homes where they will be used and enjoyed. Beautiful things tucked away in boxes is such a shame. I enjoy sharing stories and have been fortunate to have wonderful customers which makes this a happy experience.Conservatively, it will take 3 years of sorting, researching, cataloging, and posting to get through all of the boxes.

I am sharing one of my more unusual items: A 3 dimensional gold outhouse charm. The door opens and inside is a man sitting on the pot reading with his pants around his ankles. The detail is amazing…and still it’s an outhouse! My step-dad loved to raise eyebrows, he bought it in Alaska in the 1950’s or 1960’s.

10K Gold Outhouse Charm

Hello from me. Looking forward to work with you. My shop is Gavriila. I make knitted jewelry, mostly one-of-a-kind pieces. I am sharing one of my latest products. This jewelry set I made as a custom request for necklace I have previously sold. It was impossible to make it the same once again since it was one only necklace, I came up with another idea, which arose two new necklaces, and in my opinion I made it even more beautiful than the previous one. But I came very late with the order so I decided to give it at very reduced price, and as a jewelry set,together with matching earrings and bracelets. Meanwhile customer changed his made and I decided to keep the same price. I would be very happy if someone likes at and wears it.

Knit and media statement necklace

Hi everybody! My name is Gabriela and I sell at my shop Round Bellies maternity wear. I do everything behind Round Bellies including the modelling I am looking forward to working with you all!
Thanks and see you!
Gabriela

Blue jeans sleeveless nursing top

Please join us welcoming our new team members!