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Valentine’s Day Sale at The Other Stacey

I want to apologize for not posting lately, I have been laid up with a pulled back muscle recently.  I am feeling better now and will be posting new reviews again soon.

But first, I wanted to offer a special deal exclusive to my readers.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, people are starting to look for unique gifts for that someone special.  Head over to our shop and check out some of our one of a kind handmade jewelry.  Use the coupon code “BLOGSPECIAL”  and receive 10% off your entire purchase.

And thank you to everyone for reading.  Please look for new and more in depth reviews coming soon.  If you know of a shop that you would like to see reviewed, please comment below with the shop name.


Stunning jewelry by CharmsByDiana

Today’s review is a wonderful shop called Charms by Diana. Diana’s shop has some wonderful jewelry pieces like the stunning black pearl Swarovski Element necklace below. This gorgeous necklace is sure to grab attention.

In addition, Diana also has cute paper tags and even custom Etsy shop banners and sets to get your own shop started.

Great little find! Go check it out.

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Butterfly Series

I know that I have not posted for the last few days, but I have been busy creating some new products for my own shop.  I wanted to take a few moments to share the new pendants with you.

 

This is my Butterfly series of shrink plastic pendants.  Each pendant is hand drawn and colored by yours truly and then baked to create a bright and realistic looking butterfly.

 

I absolutely love making these Shrinky Dinks pendants.  The best part of my day is tossing a few scraps of plastic in the oven and watching then shrink and curl and turn into these beautiful pendants.

 

Thanks for indulging my shameless self promotion.  I will be posting some new reviews later today.


Modern Architecture in Jewelry with ArchetypeZ

Today’s shop, ArchetypeZ, has some very modern and architectural designs, which makes sense because the shop owner, Alia, has degrees in Architecture from Berkeley and UCLA.  When you browse her shop you will find some amazing structural pieces like the one below, made entirely from felted wool.

Wool Felt Triangles Bracelet from ArchetypeZ

Alia explains her process in some wonderfully detailed descriptions so you know exactly what you are getting.  She explains that even though she has some entirely handmade items, a lot of her stuff is designed as she would design a lifesize architectural structure and then laser cut to the scale size jewelry.  For example, look at this bracelet and ring:

Black Geometric Bracelet from ArchetypeZ

Bamboo Hexagon Ring from ArchetypeZ

Alia explains that even though the ring appears to be made from several smaller hexagon shapes, it is actually cut from a single piece of bamboo wood.  Both pieces are absolutely amazing and very intricate.  Looking through the ArchetypeZ shop, it was very difficult to find a favorite piece because every design is unique and stunning.  I hope you will stop by Alia’s shop and take a look around.


Two Shops today–iPad Sleeve and Original Artwork

Ok, so I have been really busy this weekend and missed a couple days of reviews.  Today, I will make up for that by reviewing two awesome shops that I have found.

First, let’s take a look at Anonum.  Olivia, the owner of Anonum creates some really cool and unusual iPad sleeves.

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

These iPad sleeves are made from old printing blankets.  As Olivia explains, printing blankets “are used in the offset printing process used to print newspapers, catalogues & labels. After many print runs the blankets have to be changed. Each blanket is left with a unique impression of what was last printed. Maybe yours is a bus schedule, a page of a magazine or even a hockey scene. ”  As you can see, the sleeve pictured above has a baseball image on it.  Each sleeve is unique and very cool.

Anonum states the sleeves will fit both the first and second generation iPads and the inside of the sleeve is lined with fleece to protect the iPad from scratches and damage. And because they are made by recycling used printing blankets, they are eco friendly. If you are in need of a new iPad sleeve, head over to Anonum on Etsy and take a look.

Today’s second shop is Aphotica.  Dawn Greene is the owner of this shop full of celtic and quirky original artwork.  Dawn has put her original art on cards, jewelry, bookmarks, and even leather bound journals.  My favorite item in her shop is the “Valentine’s Day Swan Cards”

Valentine's Day Swan Card

Valentine's Day Swan Card from Aphotica

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this card would make a perfect and unique gift for any woman.  The intricate and beautifully drawn swans are an original design so your Valentine is sure to have a one of a kind gift she can cherish for years to come.

To check out Dawn’s other items, head on over to Aphotica on Etsy.

And, on a side note…I mentioned a few posts ago that I have never been able to learn to crochet.  I am proud to announce that I have finally gotten it!  I now know how to crochet and am so in love with it I am working on two different projects.  Yay!!


Eco-friendly Scarves and necklaces from Alterdelenda

Today’s Etsy review is an interesting shop called Alterdelenda. Katrina claims she loves everything “upcycled, recycled, and trashion” and her shop shows it. The unusual scarves/necklaces she makes are unique and very cool.

Check out this red and green “chunky fabric necklace”:

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Red and green chunky fabric necklace/ holiday scarf

Reusing fabric to make this necklace is a wonderful idea and is perfect for any fashion forward man or woman. She states you can “Twist it. Knot it. Loop it.” to create any style you can think of.

In addition to the eco-friendly scarves/necklaces, she also has upcycled vintage jewelry. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “upcycle” yet, it means to take something that would otherwise be bound for the landfill and create something wonderful from it. Katrina does this by taking apart vintage jewelry and reworking it into some pretty cool pieces.

Head on over to Etsy and check out Alterdelenda. And be sure to come back tomorrow for more reviews.