My attempts at photography have been blighted - blighted I tell you! - by the damned rain. We seem to have left summer behind in July and June :-( I love the summer, everything seems better when the sun shines.
So instead of a post filled with my own photos, I have decided to share some of my favourite pieces of jewellery, from some of my favourite people on Etsy - some new finds and some old friends.
First up, a necklace I've had my eye on for a while from my lovely friend Heidi of ExPostFactoJewelry.
Heidi has combined some of my favourite elements - namely, sari silk and MissFickleMedia patinated links! Beautiful. I have never bought any Golem beads but I will. One day.
Next, some beautiful earrings. In fact, this post is going to be mostly about the earrings! I absolutely love earrings - can't get or make enough of them. If I go abroad, I usually try and get a pair to remind me of my trip.
But back to these earrings. Here are some from my dear friend Malin, in Sweden. A Mildly Wild Fusion.
Can you spot the connection? Yes, Malin is also a MissFickleMedia fan. Who isn't, quite frankly?
Next, a new 'discovery' of mine. Melinda Orr of ORRTEC. She makes some totally awesome jewellery, and elements too - I've got some beautiful patinated charms on their way to me. (Missed her Bead Fest sale though. By ONE day. Drat!)
How could I resist the turquoise and red? (I couldn't). They'd look pretty great with Heidi's necklace, no?
So, the reason I 'discovered' Melinda's stunning work, is that Lori of Studio Waterstone has started putting buttons on her website. She's also started making these *gorgeous* recycled leather cuffs. If I wasn't super skint (I really and truly am...) then I would have one of these winging their way to me as well. Alas not.
Back to the earrings. My lovely friend Stefanie makes very beautiful pieces; like Malin, Heidi, and me, she's a big fan of recycled sari silk. You've probably seen some of her lovely silk bracelets around the place, or read her interview on JewelryAccord. (Check out Malin's too. And Melinda's!) But I think these earrings are very sweet, despite the lack of silk :-)
And now to some earrings that I actually own. These are show.stoppers. And, as I'm a short necked girl (an Anderson family failing), they very much sit on my shoulders. But, I *love* them. So glad I splashed out. Gorgeous elements and beautiful colours.
Made by *guess who*? First one to guess correctly wins a prize :-)
I hope you've enjoyed my little trip down Etsy lane. What have you got your eye on at the moment?