Women And Jewelry Go Hand In Hand

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Jewelry and Women are just two of many categories you can search on Etsy to find that perfect item you cannot live without! Christmas in July team has outdone themselves with these spectacular and shiny finds! Whether your taste is vintage,boho,avant garde or classic…take a trip with me.

I am sure most of us have that one item that just makes our jaws drop to the floor in awe and wonder. It must be mine!

Rachel Palmer of 910woolgathering says:

This one of a kind shawl was made from hand dyed wool. I dyed it using natural golden rod flowers for the yellow. I then hand spun it into yarn and wove it on a triangle loom.

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Shannon of SimplyTwitterpated let me know:

I make ecofriendly jewelry from fallen trees or recycled lumber. A fallen cedar branch in my yard got a new life when I created these wood slice stud earrings. They include the live edge, giving them a very natural look!

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Patti of CrochetGiftsnThings said:

This is the reason I opened a shop on Etsy in the 1st place. I was low on money one Christmas so I made a pair for everyone in my family and they were a big hit. They are my best seller!!

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msmadmax of madmaxshop explained:

Throughout the decades, New York City has been a melting pot of exceptional style and unique outfits. As a result, it has become one of the ultimate resources for the finest in vintage fashion and accessories. This enchanting button front lace teddy by FORMFIT was an original 5th Avenue showroom sample.

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Nancy of jaysboutiquecrochet told me:

Basically half of my shop is targeted towards women (and the other half towards babies, so check out my “Women’s Slippers” section to see them all. Also, some gift sets for new moms that includes Mother/Daughter crochet slippers. Wonderful stocking stuffers or gifts for any time of the year!

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Nicki of OodlesofBling says:

My shop is dedicated to women… probably 98% of my listings are for women.  In the Victorian era, women made jewelry for themselves from shells and paper. There are some very intricate designs still around today.

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Amanda Sagarin of eclecticnesting stated:

It’s very hard to sell handmade jewelry here on Etsy because of all the wonderful selections folks have to choose from. I have a passion for making handmade earrings (I have many pairs I’ve made for myself and it brightens my day to wear them!) and would be so grateful and thrilled if a pair spoke to someone as a treat for themselves or a present….

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Kelly of ColourscapeStudios shows me:

What women are made of!

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Laura of PLANETDIGS2 shows me:

My fav boho, hippie vibe bracelet brings back memories of always being a gypsy for Halloween! I’ve don’e other similar bracelets. There must be many ‘gypsy at heart’ people like me.

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Veddma of veddma tells me:

My love and I traveled across Ireland for our honeymoon. Embedded in a castle wall, at the Bunratty Castle, we discovered a black figure of a woman, opening herself up to the universe. We have learned that this figure is a Celtic fertility symbol, Sheela-na-gig, and her images are often found in the castles all over Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.

Just over a year later, I got pregnant with my first baby. I looked for images of Sheela-na-gig to make myself an amulet. She was the representation of female power, openness, fertility, freedom, and bounty of the universe to me. I drew her and made collages for my birth, and then I have found a lovely pewter charm design. This is how my Sheela-na-gig necklaces were born. Her image filled me with strength and helped me focus to bring my baby into being.

The necklace below is bright green, inspired by the green fields of Ireland that brought this wonderful symbol into my life.

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Amy Spock of BeadsandThreadsbyAmy says:

As a plus size woman, I know how difficult it is for us to find larger bracelets that are fashionable and timeless. So, I set about creating this cuff. It fits a larger wrist beautifully, and looks great with blue jeans or evening gowns!

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Betty Travell of Lady Snooks explains:

An Ammonite is a creature that lived in the seas between 240 – 65 million years ago and are now extinct. Fossils have always fascinated me, but this one was unusual. I had never seen an ammonite where the bottom portion is a deep red like this. The rest of the fossil is the usual shades of brown and rust.
I wanted to make it special, so I added some very small tourmaline beads along the one edge. I feel this makes it stand out.

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Candy frizzell of TrueEarthDesigns states:

I love working with gemstones. I started around 8 years ago making jewelry. I now search for unique, patterns, character stones for my pieces. Like today, I received my order of gemstones and started putting colors and designs together. Beautiful Tigers Eye has so much movement (chatoyancy). All I can say is fun. Here are some of my newest design sets.

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I hope you enjoyed this stroll and found something you must have,whether it be for you or someone else!

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Weddings

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Here are some beautiful Wedding Items from the Christmas In July team.

Elizabeth Wellburn from ElizabethLovesGlass says

This purse was given to my mother in the 1960s as an evening bag and she hardly used it. It was a gift from her brother who had visited Japan. I remember being a child in awe of it’s exotic beauty. With it’s delicate pearl-like beads it is a perfect wedding accessory. I have looked after it for many years, but it’s time for it to find a new home.

 

Carolyn Eady from SproutsPressDesigns says

I started making wedding guest books for friends, matching the covers to the wedding colours. After a while of doing this, I asked myself ‘why not make these available on Etsy?’ I decided to list neutral and popular colours of journals on Etsy, with the option to request a custom book to match specific wedding colours. This way, memories of the special day which can be cherished for years to come!

An interesting fact about the florentine book, which I should probably mention, is that it was featured (as was I) in a recently published book, “The Little Book of Book Making” by Charlotte Rivers.

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Susan from SSFDesigns says

Pure and simple! I love vintage so I designed this 1920’s wedding dress . I can see it being worn in a vintage mansion, a garden wedding or even a beach wedding . The hat was made from a vintage straw hat , I used the cap for the base of the hat then added some ribbon and beads . It was a lot of fun to make.

1920s Flapper style old Hollywood look tunic dress , for wedding or party sheer white fabric in different textures

Barbara from SALENTOFELTSHOP says

A special original and nice wedding favor! Bride and groom bear finger puppets! I love them, I made it for the wedding of a friend of mine and they were very lovely! They are very original and every detail is hand cut and stitched with passion and care!

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#CIJRoadTrip – Spain: Barcelona

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s travel to Spain – Barcelona with Patricia from Divanitas

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?

I live in Barcelona, ​​in Catalonia, a region of Spain. And what makes it special is you can watch the sea and mountains at the same time. Also you are able to walk through a modern and cosmopolitan city!

Divanitas - At The Sea

Divanitas – At The Sea

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?

Everyone should see the Mediterranean sea, beautiful mountains, great monuments as Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell.

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3.  How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?

They are a strong inspiration to me, its forms, people, and what surrounds me made my designs part of the city where I live, cosmopolitan and modern as my city.

Divanitas - Cosmopolitan

Divanitas – Cosmopolitan

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?

I am part of the group Etsy Bcn and we have created a craft market called Fantàstic Handmade Market, a great event with designers from Barcelona.

Twitter: twitter.com/fantastic_bcn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FantasticBCN?fref=ts

Fantàstic Handmade Market

Fantàstic Handmade Market

Divanitas At Fantàstic Handmade Market

Divanitas At Fantàstic Handmade Market

Camel Clutch From Divanitas

Camel Clutch From Divanitas

Blue Polka Dots Denim Bag From Divanitas

Blue Polka Dots Denim Bag From Divanitas

Deer Cross Body Bag From Divanitas

Deer Cross Body Bag From Divanitas

5. What are your social media sites?

Blog: www.divanitas.blogspot.com.es/
Etsy: www.etsy.com/es/shop/Divanitas
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Divanitas?ref=tn_tnmn
Twitter: twitter.com/DivanitasHandma