Friday Night Finds

Tonight it is too cold for me to go out with my family and do anything, plus the fact that I live an hour away from civilization doesn’t help, either! So tonight I have browsed some new shops on Etsy.com and found some sweet Christmas gift giving ideas, I think you will like them as much as I did!

My first fantastic feature find is from Etsy shop ageratum with these delicately sweet Angels of the Rain Forest natural amazonite lily bead earrings. These very unique and lovely dangling Angels were created with hand carved natural amazonite (lily shaped) beads and I have added 6mm swarovsky light peach glass pearls, antiqued silver wings, and sp jumprings. They dangle about 1 3/4 inches from the top of the platinum plated silver french hooks. Be so Merry and the talk of the party wearing these loveliest of Holiday earrings! Enjoy and Always Be Beautiful wherever you are!

I visited next a great shop SQResources, and happened upon this lovely OOAK Knit Cowl (Lime and Turquoise Art Yarn)OOAK cowl knit with a beautiful functional art yarn from kittygrrlz.etsy.com. This highly textured yarn is a combination of hand spun / hand dyed yarns combined with novelty eyelash and ribbon yarns. The yarn is squishy with lots of nubs and is spun to be thick and thin. The colors include shades of lime green and turquoise. The cowl is a 10 inch by 18 inch rectangle whichis designed to be worn many ways by adjusting how and where you close the ends with the stick pin (which is included)

My next featured item is from beautifulswagstore with a beautiful Yellow Rose Headband. This is a handwrapped plastic headband in yellow satin ribbon with a large yellow rose headband attached along inset in the middle is a yellow aylric gem inset in the middle. This large yellow rose handwrapped satin ribbon in matching yellow is perfect for all occassions, formal, informal, and semi-formal. I have seen similar items worn as hair accessories, hair decorations, for homecoming events, school dances, coordinating with cheer squad events, wedding or engagement needs. Perfect for that sweet sixteen or an teen mega birthday celebrations. Don’t forget those sorority meetings, parties, and ceremonies.

If you love Cameos, you will love this beautiful butterfly cameo necklace from sydemcgus! This cameo is vintage inspired. A lovely butterfly cameo style pendant ( 1 5/8″ long not including the bail) dangles from an antique brass tone chain. The chain is 19 1/2″ long and ends with a lobster claw clasp. A great new piece for your Fall/Winter wardrobe!

I love trinket boxes, so when I saw this handmade metal box from vintagenowandthen I knew I had to feature it! I LOVE this old metal rustic box with a beautiful sculpted flower on the top! Handmade in Mexico of tin & brass that has developed an awesome patina that only time can create! In very good vintage condition, there is an embossed pattern around all four sides of the box. Approx. 4″ square & 2″ tall, increasing to approx. 3″ tall including the flower. Some rust in interior corners.

I am really into fused glass, and I love this next item from KanYoFuse. Fantastic Snow Fused Glass Pendant with ribbon necklace is truly stunning! Fa La La La Fantastic and absolutely gorgeous! This wonderful piece of snow flake dichroic glass is absolutely brilliant. Step out this holiday season in style with this wonderful pendant. This pendant measures approximately 1.25″ w by 2″ l (3.2 cm x 5.2 cm). It features silver and blue fusion snow flake Profusion Studio dichroic glass over true blue glass nestled in a silver-plated round lipped pendant plate and a 18 inch blue ribbon necklace with 2 inch extender.

Since I have little ones at home, I always have to stop and check out fun things that I think my kids would love like this Green Space Alien created by wigglysee. Crocheted Alien is 14 inches tall, about 6 inches wide.
He is looking for a home on earth with a great little kid. He loves to cuddle and take long naps He makes a great friend for kids of all ages. He crocheted with acrylic yarn, has safety eyes and stuffed with polyfil.

I hope you enjoyed my Friday Night Window Shopping, I know I sure did! I really love handmade items, this year I have pledged to buy only handmade. Buying handmade items has never been so important particularly given the current economic climate. I want my hard earned money to support a person, not a massive corporate company who buys machine produced goods by the thousands at a very low cost and then raises the price by huge leaps and bounds. I want to know I am helping a stay at home, a man who has been laid off due to economic crisis and is relying on his craft to support his family, or the college student who is struggling to make ends meet. To me, pledging to buy handmade is the right choice for myself and my family. I hope that you will consider buying handmade, too!

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