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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Eye See You

I kind of fell off the map this month. Well, December has a way of sneaking up on you and bludgeoning you with parties and events until you come up for air sometime...well, about now I'd expect.

Here's the monthly roundup of the new creations of December (via the team thread)...

Dream Dial - Moonstone, cubic zirconium, Chinese and swarovski crystal necklace
Dream Dial by The Lady Horologist

Love the pretties...

Emerald Necklace - Art Nouveau Necklace - Vintage Glass Jewel Necklace - Romantic Necklace
Art Nouveau Necklace by Lisa Marie's Piece

And, of course, I have quite the affinity for the knits (and crochet)...

Beaded Lace Knit Shawl - Rose Garden
Beaded Lace Knit Shawl by Knit Purl Squirrel

Unique OOAK Poncho Brandon's Flam'n Hot Hug Bold Red Violet Purple Swirls Wrap Shawl Scarf Cowl vintage silk scarves fabric n yarns
Unique OOAK Poncho by Chewsy By Design

Handknit Women Triangle Scarf Shawl Style Neckwrap with Bead Dangles - Lavender
Triangle Scarf Shawl by ohmay designs

This brooch would work well on a shawl or such...

Alligator Vintage Brooch
Alligator Vintage Brooch by This and That Crafter

And I'm not sure if this is cool or if it creeps me out. Definitely not for a bedroom. But it was the perfect piece to inspire the post title...

dragon eye talisman handmade polymer clay and glass, ooak one of a kind, green, dragons, yellow, eyes, amulet, magnet, gift, 1.25 inches
Dragon Eye Talisman by kookybat

Happy end of December!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pinterest for Business

Remember Pinterest?

I've mentioned this before. A couple times. 

The only reason I'm bringing them up again (besides not having found something new to highlight this month), is because I only recently learned that you can now make a Pinterest page for your shop. Just go here, and your shop can have its very own Pinterest presence. 

Not sure how to get started? They also have a board called "Getting Started on Pinterest". 

Do you have a business Pinterest account? (Am I the last one to find out about this?) Let me know in the comments. I'm going to want to follow you. 

(My boards are here. But be warned, I'm just getting started.)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November's Newest (in December)

My usual end-of-the-month round up of some of the more interesting finds in the "Show Your Handmade Creations" thread of the team discussion board got preempted last week by the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales post. (Did you all do your shopping for unique and handmade items for this holiday?) So, we're going to make up for that today...

First thing that caught my eye. Knit and crochet. Naturally...

Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set Black Hat - Crochet Grape  Beanie Warm Winter Fashion
Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set by Nikifashion

Cabled Fingerless Gloves, Hand Painted Yarn
Cabled Fingerless Gloves by Lulu's Creations

And it's time to festoon your home with all sorts of seasonal decorations. Like a wreath...

OOAK Hot ChriStMaS cuPCaKEs Ornamental Wreath Home Decor
OOAK Hot ChriStMaS cuPCaKEs by Wild Mountain Wreaths

And a bow tie for the men wouldn't be remiss...

Men's Bow Tie - Holiday/Christmas  Classic style in a red paisley print cotton fabric.
Men's Bow Tie by The Shop on Preston Court

How about a little seasonal jewelry...?

Red and White Lampwork Drop, Dangle Earrings with Holly for Christmas and the Holidays
Dangle Earrings with Holly by Sparkles-a-lot 2

And this? This I just couldn't resist...  

Little MONSTER - Glamour Girl Compact Mirror
Little MONSTER - Glamour Girl Compact Mirror by Designs By Felisa

All captions link back to the items and shops on Etsy. Make sure to check them out.