Oh my, how cute are those stamps?! I WANT THEM SO BAD!
This stamps are made by illustrator/designer Audrey Jeanne. She also makes lots of extremely lovely/cool things like bags, brooches, necklaces, stationery and more, if you liked this, do yourself a favor and visit her website, i swear it's like a dream full of lovely things!
I love etsy. Not just having a shop there but buying there, too. It's a place full of wonderful, talented artist and it's such a pleasure to get something directly from the person who make it/create it.
And then when the postman arrives with all the lovely yellow envelopes it's so exciting :D it feels like Christmas! And etsy sellers are so attentive and nice, i love the little thank you notes, the stickers, the cards, the stamps, the japanese tape and all those details they use to make the packaging prettier. Pretty packaging makes Iveth happy. Oh, and let's not forget the freebies!! yay, so cool! You won't get that kind of care and attention from any mall/shop crap. Buying/selling handmade rule!
Check out this new picks i took of the packaging of my jewellery, This is the new way my clients receive their orders :) At the beginning i sent the orders in just the blue keepsake bag, then i started to use a tiny white box to sent them. Now i got those beautiful brownish boxes and i'm very happy because they look gorgeous. I still send the blue felt little bag, handmade by me of course :) as a present for my costumers so they can keep their jewellery safe and pretty when they aren't using it.
Now i need your help: Which photo you think i should use for the etsy shop? which one you like the better?
Thanks for helping me out! Another thing i wanted to tell you is that at last, we are going to Mexico in two weeks and i'll close my shop from November 26 to, maybe the last week of December. Just wanted to put it out there :)
New necklace on my shop! I called it the Tiny Meteorite Nekclace because the inspiration came from my another meteorite necklace. This version is a lot smaller and cuter! but still, very cool.
This came up really beautiful and i'm so proud of it :) It hangs from a 30" inch sterling silver chain that goes trough the pendant: no jump rings, no loops, just the meteorite and the chain, perfect together. It looks so cool on, very modern and geometric-ish. It's also looooong and lovely, plus the pendant weights about 5 grams so it feels really great on :)
It feels so good to bring something new to you! i hope you like it ;)
Rings have always been my favourite kind of jewel. I love buying rings, wearing them and i enjoy so much making them. Most of the pieces i make for myself are rings. There was a time when i was younger when i used to wear them in almost every one of my fingers, on both hands. different shapes and textures. I'm always looking for gorgeous rings on etsy and here i present you some of my favourites:
I love the shapes and textures of this amazing pieces. I also like the fact that they're big, bold, unique and beautiful. For me big rings are not just for parties or special occasions. I like to use them on my everyday life to show a bit of my personality, even with the simplest of outfits.
This is the other side of me: There's nothing better than a bit of creepy and edgy to make things cooler.
There's something about Wool and Water, i just can't have enough of it. It may be the mysterious characters, the eerie, whimsy feel of her illustrations or the dark, desolate ambient she manage to transport you when looking at her work, it can be all of that. I just know it got me and i love it.
Amy Earles is the heart behind this magical world of Wool & Water and i just have to share with you some of her amazing illustration and paper dolls, here are some of my favourites:
I love sweet stuff! not only the edible kind (although it may be my favourite kind...) but any thing that makes me go "awwwww" in the world, and here are some of the sweetest things i have come across lately on Etsy:
I'm half the way to finish the little one's costume and it's looking pretty nice! I think i'm going to show you a sneak peek of it on Monday :) she's going to be dressed as a certain princess from a remote planet...do you have any clue which princess may be? Maybe you'll have a better idea on monday with some photos to see :)
I'm so ready for the weekend! i just hope it doesn't rain too much so we would be able to get out of the house and enjoy the last days of beautiful, colorful leaves on the trees. Not fun to get all wet under the rain on a chilly autumn day!
I wish you a happy weekend and i hope to see you around soon!
Papier Mache is one of my absolutely favorite on-line mags out there. No matter how many times i visit the same issue i always find something new and inspiring. So it was weird for me to wait until now to go check issue 4 that was out since last August! but the true is that lately i haven't had the time to check many things i like on the internet.
Well, i just went to check issue 4 and as always, i find myself full of that strange, happy feeling you get when you see something you really like and that inspires you.
They got me from the first page (well, that's pretty much usual with papier mache!) with an absolutely beautiful phrase from Jack Kerouac, to dedicate the issue to the dreamers, misfits, wildflowers and the mad ones:
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. " -Jack Kerouac.
This is the first time i read something by this writer and i just found a new favourite.
I relate to his philosophy. I mean, is not that i think i'm going to change the world and that i'm doing this extraordinary things (but then again, who knows?!), but i've always been the wildflower, the misfit, the dreamer and the mad one. I got to say i've always been proud of being that girl. "Normal" scares me a bit. And when i know i make someone think how immature, crazy i am, i can't help but smile, because i know they're just too normal to understand.
Isn't great to find something cool to love? a book, a movie, a great recipe, a blog... i found today the lead to this author and for that, here's to Papier Mache magazine, that never fails to inspire me!
It's been raining all day long. It's a beautiful day. The colours on the leaves seem more brighter and intense and it's very windy so leaves are flying everywhere. I was going to take a photo of the view from my window but my battery's dead, i'll have to wait until it charges.
i wish husband had stayed home instead of going to work, so we could watch a movie and hug, enjoying the rainy/cold October day. But that's life.
Good thing is friday! We can start celebrating the weekend this afternoon :)
No big plans for this weekend, just get together with friends and relax. What about you? do you have any plans for this weekend? I'd love to know what are you going to do!
I hope you are doing great! I'm still a bit sick. Definitely feeling so much better though, but not quite great, yet. I'm hoping this will pass soon as i have so many things to do and right now not too much energy to get them done!
Oh, and my guest post on Heartmade blog is out today so if you'd like to see some whimsy-gorgeous handmade picks you just have to follow this link! I wish you all a lovely Thursday :)