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Making And Crafts : Covered Button Jewelry

January 26, 2012 09:33 by ehouston

This isn’t anything new.  In fact, there are tutorials plastered all over the internet and lots of people selling covered button jewelry on Etsy.  But, this is what I have been playing around with lately and I wanted to share.  Not only have I made some fun stuff for myself, but I think I may join the legions and post some pieces for sale in my handmade Etsy shop, Kitsch Designs.  I know, I know, boring….well, I have my reasons.  For a long time now I have been trying to figure out the best way to use up all those itty-bitty little scraps of vintage fabric that just seem to precious to throw away.  So far they have just been collecting dust in a box.  I figure with barkcloth being so scarce any more I can’t get rid of even the smallest piece, right? 

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(This last one is an old quilter’s fabric with a printed log cabin design.)

Plus, there have to be others out there that love the idea of textile jewelry, but don’t see patterns that speak to them.  I’m hoping some more Mid-Century Modern lovers will be happy to see these simple jewelry pieces in fabrics that work right into their retro way of life!

Happy Shopping folks!

Kitsch Krafts


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Lot's of Fun Contests to Enter! WhooHOO!

October 8, 2008 02:15 by ehouston

Laura Bucci, one of my teammates from the Retro Handmade Etsy group, is having a little giveaway over at her Blog, check it out here

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Her products range from small purses and pouches made from fine textiles to felted wristlets and cuffs.  Check out the super cute fabrics in a couple of new bags she made, shown above.  Laura's craftsmanship is incredible and she has wonderful photography to help you see her intense attention to detail.  When you get a chance, go peruse her shop on Etsy or learn more about her life of craft in Canada at her Blog.

Laura also mentioned a couple of other giveaways going on through her Etsy team, TransCanada:

At A Life Designed by RJ, they are giving away a pair of sweet beaded earrings.  This is another fashion forward designer that pays special attention to those little details we sometimes forget, but that make all the difference in our wardrobe every day.  She creates very colorful, but tasteful jewelry that can take us all from our 9 to 5 and then right on through to happy hour.  A couple of my favorites from her Etsy shop are pictured below.

Clearance - Lilac Garden - Wood Filigree and White Ribbon Necklace

I think this little number may be coming home to me.....

Starflower Sterling and Glass Earrings

Starflower Sterling and Glass Earrings

Alesha Fowlie Fine Art is in on this giveaway too.  She creates tiny little works of art and then uses those art pieces to decorate Scrabble Tile pendants, tin boxes and glass magnet sets.  Each one is unique and she uses some very nice color combos.  Check out her Etsy shop too!

Tile Pendant-Little Bird

I really like this pendant with the little birdie.

Last, but certainly not least, is one of my all time favorite Etsy sellers, RikRak.  She creates all kinds of cutie-patootie items from colorful fabrics, always adding her signature folded loop of rikrak to the side of her products.  Information and pictures of her contest giveaways are available at the TransCanada Etsy Team Blog.

So, go out there, read some fun blogs, check out some cool shops and enter to win some fabulous prizes!

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