Items Of The Week: Nature

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

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September – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Join the Etsy Christmas In July team as we celebrate September – New Arrivals.

Linda from LazyYVintage says:

I kind of have a thing for green glass. I found this at an estate sale in Ringwood, IL He was gentleman farmer, and a great a collector of vintage and antiques for the house and barn. So, this piece and another vase are for the shop; the other pieces I’m not ready to part with yet!

LazyYVintage

LazyYVintage

Niatta from NiattaCrochet says:

These fibers were crocheted in rug a long time ago by me, on my early days of craftsmanship. It was too tensed (small hook) and with no technique in changing rows and colors, had never been used, was stored untouched. During this summer and after my present experience I decided to unravel it and this is my new addition to my carpet section.

NiattaCrochet

NiattaCrochet

Candy Rauber from WickedlyCreative says:

I love art dolls and Halloween so a zombie art doll is the perfect creation for me. I design my own patterns and I love to hunt for vintage findings such as buttons, keys, gears, nails, etc to be the perfect accent for each doll. I hand dyed and print my own fabrics to make each doll a truly unique work of art! Zombies can be a year round decoration…not only for Halloween!

WickedlyCreative

WickedlyCreative

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

In Austria we believe pigs are for good luck so we give each other pig related goodies for new year. When I saw these adorable pig charms I could not resist!

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

Maryann from gojjell says:

I love the colour combination of purple with gold! When I came across these raw brass settings, I just knew I had to create these glass opal dangle drops. Add some quality 14K gold filled ear wires and the earrings are a delight!

gojjell

gojjell

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

My favorite stone is turquoise and I incorporated many other types and styles of beads as well. This is a southwest style necklace with a feminine touch.

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Anne Irene Angelshaug from angelshaug says:

Since the subject matter that I want to explore and communicate is so dark and melancholic, I like to play
around with a beautiful fairytale-like look to the image. I want to “draw” the onlooker in and then let them
discover that everything is not as it should be in this “beautiful” place. I love the uneasy pairing of innocence/
cute and ominousness.

angelshaug

angelshaug

Bohemian Style

Contributor post by Sheila of BeadyEyedBird

Bohemian, Gypsy, Boho, Ethnic, Hippie — whatever you choose to call it, it’s FUN!

In modern usage, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives. The original “Bohemians” were travelers or refugees from central Europe (hence, the French bohémien, for “gypsy”).

At the beginning of the Bohemian ‘movement’, it was said that gypsy girls themselves “… are sexy and delightful precisely because they do not give a hoot for fashion.”

When the style was first identified, it was the early 20th century. Fast forward to the 60’s & 70’s when major designers started to routinely promote the “peasant look” and selling a range of “uniquely eccentric clothes”. (How many of you still have some of those in the back of your closet, like me??)

Fast forward again to the late 1980s, when variants of the short and fundamentally un-Bohemian rah-rah skirt (which originated with cheerleaders) were combined with leather or denim to create a look with some Bohemian or even gothic features. New names emerged, like ‘hippie chic’ and ‘boho-chic’. Similar styles were sometimes referred to as “bobo” or “ashcan chic” or “luxe grunge” — with leading proponents including actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Zooey Deschanel.

Whatever it’s called, and whatever the iteration/era, we L.O.V.E. it. We asked our CIJ teamies to tell us their stories about their favorite ‘boho’ style (or its cousin) — and share an item from their shop that represents it. Here’s the cool stuff we got.

Robyn Campbell from RobynFayeDesigns says:

 To me, bohemian means freedom or freestyle, lots of colour and textures. I would love to have my own little caravan and travel like a gypsy following the warm weather. When I was 18 I lived with my boyfriend in a transit van for two months then graduated to a small caravan and traveled up and down the east coast of Australia for 6 months. It was fun but difficult to get work with no fixed address.  Maybe when we retire I can convince hubby to travel! Until then I’ll stick to making caravan coasters and dreaming!
Gypsy caravan coasters, funky mug rugs, floral colourful coasters, retirement gift, house warming gift, boho decor, boho gift

Gypsy Caravan Coasters

 

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

 I was pretty young during the 60’s but did love the hippy flower power style… still have a side of me that loves the flowers from the 60’s.  Here is a ribbon I carry in my shop that reminds me of the hippy flower power days…
Flower Print Wire Ribbon... 1.5" X 12 Feet

Flower print wire ribbon

 

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

When I hear the term Boho I think of bright colours, funky patterns and flowers! I especially love flowers and i love the idea of wearing flowers in one’s hair!
I made these flower cards using boho paper.
Bohemian card set, stationery set, card box, gift cards, mini cards, flower cards, boho style, gift idea, graphic 45

Bohemian card set

 

Nancy Duncan  from EponasCrystals says:

When I was growing up in the seventies, it was all about bell bottoms and peace signs, beaded necklace, clog shoes, and wild head bands. We called it hippie, but now it’s “hippie-chic”. Here is my modern version of the “hippie chic” style.
Peace - Turquoise Leather Necklace Bohemian Tribal Jewelry

Peace Turquoise Leather Necklace- Bohemian Tribal

 

GypsyGeneralStore from GypsyGeneralStore says:

 I was an “oops” in my family; born several years after my older sisters. I was the recipient of all of their “hand me downs” – from clothes to record albums… when everyone else was listening to New Kids on the Block, I was rocking out to Led Zeppelin and the Doors. To this day, I have a deep appreciation for old things – passed down from generation to generation and I think it’s largely due to my “hand me down” childhood experience. I love anything with a story…

 

Sugar Skulls Day of the Dead Christmas Dia de los Muertos tart tin set of 3 mexico skull altered art ornament exchange boho mexican decor

Sugar skulls Day of the Dead tart tins set

thedelhistore from theDelhiStore says:

For me Boho means free-spirited. I consider myself one and am proud to raise my daughter who is 12 years old as a free-spirited young soul. We both love to dress up in bright colors.

Boho Gypsy Tribal Kutchi hand embroidered fabric

Boho Gypsy Tribal Kutchi hand embroidered fabric

We had lots of fun with this one, and we appreciate everyone who contributed!

Until Next Time,
Sheila