I am from a small town in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I found a passion for jewelry making and now that is my full time job! I try to live everyday to the fullest and enjoy all of the little things in life. Small town girl with big city dreams!
One of my favorite Etsy shops is called Mistleandtoe. I was lucky enough to find them today under the Pounce section.They have a unique variety of upcycled items in their shop that I have not seen any other place. They have managed to turn everyday things that we throw away into pieces of usable or wearable art. YAY THEM! This is a collective shop with several different artists, and each piece is unique in a fun and spunky way. My favorite items from this shop are the upcycled juice carton wallets and the upcycled t-shirt necklaces. These unexpected treasures would be a perfect addition to anybody's collection. A portion of the their proceeds also goes to a non-profit organization. They are waiting on their first sale. Crafty, Earth Loving, and Generous. My kind of shop. Check them out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/mistleandtoe#
I am amazed at the kindness and goodwill of people everyday. In a world that is so bombarded with greed and malice, there are still good souls who do things for others, getting nothing in return. They do it for the pure joy of love and human kindness. With so many people today profitting off of tragedy, it is nice to see that some of us are still living life not just for ourselves. My featured Etsy shop for Thursday morning is Sarahs Treasure Box. Her cute glass tile pendants are affordable and a percentage of the profits go to a good cause. This is a true human moment of beauty. Please check out her shop.
One of my favorite Etsy shops is Just Pickett from Oregon. This store offers beautiful wallets, handbags, cosmetic bags, and even diaper bags. I personally have bought from this shop, and let me tell you, the quality is awesome! Just Pickett's owner is a very great person to work with who values communication as part of her business. The custom item that she created for me was made to my specific requests and she even purchased materials that she did not already have to allow me to choose what I wanted!Her shipping time is super fast and very affordable. Check it out! Just Pickett's Etsy Shop
There are so many talented artists on Etsy right now. I spend countless hours searching for new and unknown sellers who just do not have the recognition they deserve. My favorite of the moment is All About Chic by Antiya. Her items are unique, vibrant, and modern. I can not express how many things she has that are rare to find not to mention the gorgeous photography of her items. By far my favorite photograph would be her Fresh and Bold Blue Eye Fixed Necklacehttp://www.etsy.com/listing/54502243/fresh-and-bold-blue-eye-fixed-necklace. She lives in Bangkok and shows such a passion for her art. I can't wait to buy my first item from her because I know it will be something that is one of a kind! :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/54032978/sunrise-to-sunset-2-layer-gold-pearl