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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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Jewelry SALE & Reader’s Special!

In celebration of summer, when the weather’s hot and the fashion’s cool, we’re having a sale on select jewelry up to 50% OFF!

15% OFF Minty Fresh Ring, $6.80

Sale ends midnight (central time) on June 30th.

Plus, we have an extra special treat for our blog readers:

Use coupon code “toocool12” at checkout, and receive 10% OFF* of your purchase!

Happy summer, and thanks from the bottom of our hearts for reading our blog.

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*10% OFF coupon code applies to regularly price items and already discounted items.

Expires midnight (central time) July 31st, 2012.*

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Friday’s Favorites – Old School Dress Up

I’ve seen some amazing vintage and vintage inspired super feminine spring outfits on Etsy lately! If I had the money, I’d buy them all, but, alas, I must “window shop.” Look at all the pretties!

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Friday’s Favorites – Royal Wedding Style!

Happy Friday and Royal Wedding Day to everyone! To start off, check out this awesome, 40’s style headband with curled feathers we have up on eBay right now:

Hot Pink Curled Feather Headband by designingmoon

 This is one of my favorite things Mom has made lately. She’s definitely in the royal wedding spirit – the apartment is covered in feathers!

Next, here’s one of our new favorite Etsy shops:

Stay Gold Mary Rose – Handmade Teacup Bangles

Such a cool concept. Perfect for tea time! Plus, she’s having a Royal Wedding Sale today – 15% off when you enter the coupon code in her announcement!

 
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