Monday, September 12, 2011

Handmade Love

If you've read my blog before, you probably know I am obsessed with "handmade" just as much as I'm obsessed with makeup. I own a shop on Etsy (think huge, online craft show) and I am constantly discovering really awesome products from other sellers. 

Why I shop (and love) handmade: 
1. It feels so good to support a small business owner vs. a large corporation 
2. The things you find on Etsy will be unique because they aren't in every mall across America. 
3. Many shops will customize their products to your specifications/likings!

Here are some handmade items I'm currently in love with.

The Oversized Ego Scarf 
$48 from seller, topherco

Isn't this scarf amazing? This shop is on vacation until September 24th, but as soon as the shop owner returns I am so picking up one of these awesome, chunky infinity scarves for Fall. Thinking of choosing a neutral color like cream/wheat so it matches different fall/winter coats.  If this scarf is too big for you, the seller does make a smaller version. 

I love jewelry pieces that mix gold and silver together. Shop owner, Alex, used to have an Etsy shop but has since started her own webshop. She has really great style (check out her blog) and is amazing at designing jewelry. If I could, I would seriously buy out her entire shop. I've had my eye on this chunky metal wrap bracelet which fades from gold to silver (love the name-- the ombre bracelet!). 

$22 by WhiteOwl

This shop has been featured in Lucky Magazine & Marie Claire! It's no wonder why her products were chosen. WhiteOwl has beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets all made from lace. I love big, statement jewelry and many of her pieces are just that. 

Upcoming posts:
♥ What's in My Bag?
♥ A Giveaway!


  1. I agree, I prefer unique handmade things if I can find them. I haven't spent enough time on Etsy but I will soon. I really like the ombre metal bracelets.

  2. Handmade is the best! Great choices here and the lace earrings are so unique;)
    Aesthetic Lounge

  3. @Andrea- I love Etsy. I'm on there a lot because of my shop but I could spend hours on there just shopping. I'm always finding amazing things.

    @Mimi- I agree! :) I not only buy handmade for myself but gifts for friends & family.

  4. I am loving these ombre accessories! Esp. the metals bracelet.

    Etsy is SUCH an amazing sight...and you love items so much more knowing they're handmade.
    Thx for sharing!! :)

    xoxo, Ally

  5. I love ur style. It's the ultimate girly blog <3

    Im your newest follower :-)

    Please check out my blog when you get the chance - Would love for you to follow back <3


  6. Such great pieces! I love handmade, too!

  7. I love handmade stuffs and try to make some of my own as well! I do a bit of beading, scrapbooking and painting, and hopefully start some sewing, crocheting or knitting soon!

  8. That scarf and those ombre metal bracelets, i love! Took a minute to look around, nice blog! Maybe we can follow each other through google friend connect? Nice stuff here so I've added you, glad to have found your site!

    Hugs from NYC



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