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Tuesday’s Treasure – Spring is Here!

Well, spring is almost officially here, anyway. We hope you’re enjoying sunshine and warmer weather, wherever you are!

Get With It And Spring Forward

Get With It And Spring Forward

Going Green

Going Green

 

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Two to One

Here’s the latest Etsy Fort Worth treasury featuring items from both Etsy Fort Worth and some from their newest members from Etsy 817. Click on the picture below to visit the collection and shop each of the featured artists!

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All bound up.

It may seem a little weird, maybe it conjures up images of whips and chains, but there’s no need to be scared – body harnesses are harmless (unless you’re just really into that “50 Shades of Grey” stuff.) You can find everything from leather to chain, plain to outrageous, to suit your level of comfort. Harnesses can be worn under or over your clothing, or layered between a shirt and jacket. They can also be worn in the privacy of your own home in lieu of lingerie!

The last time I talked about venturing into the world of harnesses, I mentioned I was using vintage crochet pieces that my grandmother made while she was alive. The effect is just like I hoped: a perfect mixture of soft and hard, edgy and sweet. The pieces are lightweight, they can be easily pinned to clothing, and the style works in any season.

Here they are, listed in the shop:

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Handmade Holidays 2012 & What I’m Making

So excited to be a part of Etsy817’s Handmade Holidays again this year! Last year we had the show in one of the gyms in the UTA activity center, but this year it’s in Arlington’s Lincoln Square, which is a large shopping center on the north side of the city. The team leaders were able to find a couple of spaces available for rent, and are currently hoping to upgrade to the larger space due to the massive amounts of vendor applications sent in this year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the bigger space comes through, because it’s going to be an awesome show already. If you’re in the area and interested in more info, check out the Etsy817 blog here.

Since the show is going to be here before we know it (in early December,) Mom and I are both in serious creative mode. I’ve been hanging on to some pretty crocheted pieces my grandmother made and left to us, wondering what I should do with them, when it hit me. I’ve been into the trend of body harnesses and jewelry for a long time now. In fact, one of my favorite treasures is a beaded hand harness (ring/bracelet combo) that my grandmother gave me for Christmas years and years ago. Now, of course, it’s this huge trend, and I’ve been thinking of ways I could make the trend my own to sell in the shop. Enter the crocheted squares, hearts, teardrops, flowers, and circles that have been taking up space in one of my many plastic storage containers! So, I started hand beaded each of them, adding charms and buttons, picturing how each piece would lay as jewelry. Add chain, and you have very fall & winter appropriate shoulder and body harnesses.

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So, what do you think? It takes a certain person to brave body harnesses, I think, but I’m one of those people! I hope that these pieces are distinct enough that people will want to wear them over sweaters and blazers as the weather gets cooler. If you’d like to make your own, easy and understated chain body harness, take a look at this easy to follow tutorial.

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Weird Wednesday

Eyeballs. They’re weird, anatomical, and I’ve always been fascinated with them. Maybe it’s my terrible eyesight. The different color combinations within an iris. Windows to the soul? I don’t know, but today’s Weird Wednesday is all about them.

Eyeball In A Tophat Cufflinks by TillyBloom

Enchanting Eye Scrabble Tile Pendant by Unscrabbled

Eye Soap by BunnyBubbles

Crochet Catnip Eyeball by ButterflyEyes

Jar of Eyes Bottle Necklace by Alternate History

 

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