Enjoying the tassel trend, but prefer your jewels a bit more avant-garde? I’m loving the leather jewelry designs of Benu Made in Prague. The owner, Pauline Hagan, has sold thousands of her designs on Etsy, and one glance at the sculptural, Matisse-like creations and it’s easy to see why. My top picks? The leaf, cloud, tassel, and abstract. Explore all of Benu Made’s striking jewelry collection here. READ POST
Years ago, a friend showed up to brunch with the most magnificent beaded clutch complete with her monogram and I fell madly in love with it. Well just yesterday, I found a great Etsy source for the bags and had to share with you. From zebra stripes to camouflage, the bags are available in a variety of patterns and you get to select the bead colors and monogram style. I think the key to their being chic (rather then, well, tacky…) is all in the color choice. I’m loving the bold orange/blue combo above. And how great would an emerald green with navy be…?! Or perhaps that Hermes-y orange with pale pink…? Decisions, decisions. Explore more design options below and find the complete collection here. READ POST
Do you love to bake? I don’t, but I love to eat cookies. These playful designs from Rochaix Cookie Cutters on Etsy have me wishing I had more skills in the kitchen. From animals to emojis, the shop sells just about every design imaginable and they’ve sold nearly 10,000 cookie cutters to date. Explore some of my favorites below (the pug!), and shop the full collection here. READ POST
Love Oscar de la Renta jewels, but not their price tag? I found another great Etsy source for beaded and tasseled earrings that cost a fraction of the designer price. Based in Kyrgyzstan, the ladies behind Datka Jewelry create statement baubles in every color of the rainbow. Even with international shipping, they’re a total steal. I have my eye on this pair for spring. Explore all of Datka Jewelry’s designs here.
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Few things are sweeter than a handwritten thank you note sent by good, old-fashioned post. Continuing a celebration of my love of snail mail (here are my favorite birthday cards and wedding cards), I’ve rounded up the sweetest thank you cards by Etsy artists and designers. From palm leaves to polka dots, below you’ll find over 25 charming ways to express your gratitude. READ POST
Wedding season is just around the corner and I’ve begun stocking up on cute engagement and wedding cards for my sweet friends. From bubbly to baubles, there are thousands of fun designs on Etsy. Below, I’ve rounded up over 30 of the best wedding and engagement greeting cards by talented artists and designers around the globe. I hope you enjoy! Above, Mr. and Mrs. letterpress greeting card. READ POST