Monday Etsy Madness

by Susan Myers on December 12, 2011

Welcome to another Monday Etsy Madness!  With Christmas just weeks away, I wanted to show you just a few more things that you can consider for folks that appreciate high quality, handmade items.  And really, who doesn’t?  Etsy has such a vast selection of great items that are all available at the touch of a keyboard!  Our theme this week is red and green in honor of the holidays.  So come see what I found!

Red and Black Polka Dot Wristlet- Hand Made Fun- Meishan from Toronto, Canada
A cute wristlet with black, red and white polka dots. Decorated with a lot of cotton ruffles.  An unique wristlet that will not be found in the mall.  Pattern of front is same as the back.  Made with cotton. Size: 9″w x 5.5″h.  Strap: 5″ long.  Zipper opening closure.  Inside layer is fully lined with another layer of poly cotton.To all USA buyers, They will bring the item cross broader to ship by USPS by Monday, Dec 19. It takes 3 business days to ship within USA so don’t worry, item will be arrived on time before Christmas! Items that are purchased after the holiday mailing deadline will be group together and ship by USPS before USPS’s holiday mailing deadline. $14.00

Green Sock Croc- The Nesting Spot- Jocelyn from San Marcos, TX
This crafty crocodile is waiting for a home and a name! For those of you who love sock monkeys but want something a little different, he is the guy for you! Crocodile is hand and machine sewn from two pea green socks and is generously filled with hypo-allergenic fiberfil. He is approximately 26 in/66 cm long and 9 in/23 cm wide at his legs. His black eyes, white teeth, and bright green scales are made of 100% wool felt. $30.00  Be sure to check out their website atwww.thenestingspot.wordpress.com.

Cherry Red Earrings- Kachina Designs- Sedona, AZ
These striking cherry red earrings are crafted from puffed teardrops of howlite turquoise, combined with gorgeous silver findings. They are neatly wirewrapped onto stamped Sterling Silver leverbacks. This earring is also available in copper. These would make a great gift for anyone, or even better – keep them for yourself! The overall length of this pair is 1½” inches from the top of the earwire. The howlite teardrops are approximately ¾” each. $14.95

Green Tones Bracelet- Dalim- Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

This bracelet is made with 8mm wirewrapped glass beads, fancy and strong secret jumprings and a matching spiral toggle clasp. All findings are silver plated. This bracelet measures about 8 1/4 inches (206mm) and fits a medium wrist. It can be resized at no additional cost. Dalim jewelry purchases are carefully packaged in a jewelry box wrapped with ribbon for perfect gift giving and shipped within 1-2 business days of receiving payment.  $12.00
Winter’s Beauty Textured Painting- MH Studios- Mistie House from Amarillo, TX
A stunning, glittering metallic textured piece. Size: 16 x 20 x 3/4″. Canvas: Staple Free Sides, Sides Painted Black. Medium: Metallic Acrylic Texture. $89.00
Green Celtic Eternal Tree of Life Pendant- Art Harmony- Anthony from Europe
An oven baked polymer clay Celtic Eternal Tree necklace covered with a glossy glaze. This amulet is worn as a necklace and will always bring a positive energy charge to its owner. It is 1.5in (4.1cm) in diameter. $9.00 Anthony is a 15 year old artist. Amazing.
Red Retro Cloche Hat- Mojo Spa Style

Inspired by french romantic style, graphic flowers, and vintage cloche hats, this crocheted cloche hat with a graphic flower is vintage with a modern twist. This hat is made with thick chunky acrylic yarn that holds in the warmth. Ready to ship. $45.00

Green Dream Barbie Dress Set- Granny’s Scrap Bag
She made these lovely dresses completely by hand with love. They are original patterns with snap closure in back. They are made to last and make Barbie look absolutely beautiful. $16.00

Red Ladybug Girls Hand Painted Shoes- Boy-Girl-Boy-Girl- Katie and Pam from Greensburg, PA
Liven up those little feet with these cute little ladybug shoes. They hand painted a cute ladybug on the toes and adorned the sides and back with black polkadots. What fun! Available for immediated shipping are the following toddler sizes:4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. They use cotton canvas shoes that are breathable and so good for little feet. $23.00

Kelly Green Maternity A-Line Dress- Cast Couture- Catherine from Palmerston North, New Zealand
This dress is gorgeous in Kelly Green with a scoop neck, finished with a large statement Frill! Pleats under the bust hide the tummy, whilst the shaping through the waist still provides a flattering feminine shape. The cap sleeves are perfect for Spring/Summer outings, and the vibrant color will be sure to lift your mood! Bust is fully lined. Constructed in forgiving Cotton/Lycra and at a work friendly length, this dress can take you anywhere. Comes in sizes XS – XL. $79.90

Red Poppy Funky Tea SetRomy and Clare- Jasper, IN
Funky Teapot 9″ x 11″ Holds 56 oz., Funky Cream & Sugar 5″x4.5″, 6″x3.5″. Christmas delivery in USA guaranteed if order placed by December 12th. After December 12th, some items may still arrive by Christmas. Invite your friends for a tea party! Through the use of uniquely shaped pieces and vibrant graphic design, Red Poppy expresses their bold contemporary style. They freehand draw, hand paint and sign each piece individually. Through the use of several layers of underglaze, their pieces boast a rich vibrant color palette. All of their pottery is functional and food safe. Handwashing recommended. $148.00

Decorative Fish Soap (set of 6)- Esscents Soaps- Audrey and Paige from Sammamish, WA
Six fish soaps are hand-painted with skin safe green mica for a beautiful luster and shimmer, reminiscent of real life iridescent fish scales. A touch of gold mica creates two tones which add to the beauty and interest of this unique soap. Each fish is intricately detailed with scales, eyes, mouth and fins and are three dimensional, which gives them a fun sense of movement. The picture doesn’t do justice to the amount of shimmer and sparkle of these soaps! The soaps are scented with Awapuhi, a fresh and clean fragrance with delicate exotic floral notes, and are made with skin softening goat’s milk and glycerin. They are nourishing as well as pretty! This tropical fish set Includes: One Large Fish: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x ½, Two Medium Fish: 3 1/4 x 3 x ½, One Medium Fish: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x ½. Two Small Fish: 2 1/4 x 2 x ¼. The soap will come to you in a white gift box with white confetti, a clear cover and matching green ribbon. They make a special gift and are also perfect for a guest bathroom, beach house or kid’s bathroom. $12.00


Nice, right?  So go show these shops some love and support your fellow artisans at the same time!

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1 Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop December 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

I love this cap from Red Retro Cloche Hat, and my Granny used to make all my Barbie clothes. God I wish I still had them!!!

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2 chillin with Quillin December 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

awsome as always, really like the tea set, very different!!!
Paula

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3 thenestingspot December 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

What wonderful finds! Does the a-line dress have to be maternity?! :) It is so beautiful! Thank you for including my sock croc. It is an honor to be amongst such great artists.

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4 Audrey and Paige December 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Thanks so much for featuring our fish soap. So many beautiful gift items – so many talented people!

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5 jinxxxygirl December 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I think your Monday Etsy Madness is a wonderful idea. What a great way to give some amazing artists a spotlight they might not otherwise receive! I've seen some amazing things on your Monday Madness. Thanks! deb

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