Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's Go Shopping

So here I am in the hotel, exhausted from setting up for the show, and my mind is going a million miles an hour.  So what shall I do while watching reruns of "The Office"?  Go virtual shopping on Etsy, of course.  Join me?

This is probably my favorite.  LOVE it.  It's a vintage steel toy telephone that rings when it's dialed, and the cord is made of a whopping 73 handmade lampwork beads!  This is the perfect gift for the bead lover.  Trust me.  They'll flip OUT.

Found Object Phone with Handmade Bead "Cord" by Studio Rick Rack

How about for the cat lover?  This adorable plush is made with upcycled wool.  There's just no way to have a bad day when you stare at that adorable face!

"Dover Cat" by Marjji

How about something for the guy in your life?  Or really, anyone who loves technology but wants to get back to nature at the same time.  This iPhone/iPad docking station is made of cedar, so it smells like a dream, too!

iPhone/iPad wood docking station by woodtec

And finally, something that's been on my favorite list for a long time.  Tickled Pink Knits has a way with knitting needles, and her wraps are nothing short of sublime, don't you think?

"Rococo Shawl" by Tickled Pink Knits

I hope you've enjoyed your shopping trip!

(Now, where did I park my car?)

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. Love the beads, the cat, the docking station and the sweater, let me know next time you go shopping because I will join you.

  2. Oh, I want that shawl, especially. I even made some shawl pins last week that would be perfect with it. Good luck with your show!

  3. Shopping on Etsy is always a fun thing to do...anytime! I hope you have a great show!

  4. Now that you've gone shopping, I hope you get some sleep, you'll be on your feet all day tomorrow!
    I agree with LeAnn....that shawl is simply it!

  5. that shawl is devine..

  6. Great Photo's Lori! I love office reruns. I hear this is his last year. I will miss it. The show won't be the same without him. There are some funny comedians on the show other then him, but he really makes that show.

    Have a wonderful day!


    BTW - I hate it when the car hides on me :)

  7. The kitty just about killed me! Awwww

  8. Love the telephone, the idea of doing a shabby chic treatment on it and adding beautiful beads for colour, is so creative. Enjoy your shopping!

  9. Lori, you are finding the best stuff on your shopping trips. While I too love the phone I would have to choose the shawl on this chilly October morning.


  10. Love the phone with the beaded cord, that is awesome and the shawl is so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. I can always find something on of luck with the show!

  12. Fabulous, funky, finds.


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