Sunday, November 28, 2010

Etsy Finds and Beading Links

Since this weekend is traditionally a HUGE weekend for shopping, I thought I'd take you along with me through Etsy to ooh and aah at some things I found -- you never know, I might find something that's perfect for your best friend, your neighbor, or even your best friend's neighbor! :-)

Yarn Bowl from TheMudPlace
I love to knit, so thought this was way clever.  This yarn bowl by TheMudPlace has a slot for the yarn to feed out -- pretty AND functional!
This is very neat.  DaisyChestnut has an entire line of vintage spoons embellished with plants and sayings, ready to be stuck into your favorite garden spot or flower pot.  They have other cool things in their store, too!  Perfect for the hard-to-buy-for person.

Snowflake Felted Soap by SoFino
A very clever gift!  Soap is inside this felted snowflake -- when you get it wet, the soap suds up through the wool.  Instant scrubby!  You can reuse the snowflake when the soap is gone, too.
Purse by NzLbags
And OH, I've been wanting this one!  A beautiful hand-knit bag with a pink bow.  Delish.

bead by Lori Lochner
And what shopping trip would be complete without a little something for yourself?  I LOVE Lori Lochner's beads and have a heck of a time parting with any of them.

Hope you had fun!

And now for some beady links (a first from me).....

A Bead A Day
Do you have a quick and easy jewelry project or design that you would like to share with others? Stop by A Bead A Day to pick up an idea or leave an idea! Jewelry Making
Find out the latest news, including a tight deadline, for an awesome jewelry making challenge sponsored by Rio Grande and Lark Books.
Art Bead Scene
Get your jewelry shop ready for the holiday shopping season with help from Art Bead Scene!
Beading Arts
Don't miss the beautiful Murano glass pendants that Cyndi will be giving away now and all through next month!
Beads & Books
Michelle searches the toy store to get ideas for earring displays for her upcoming craft show. Carmi's Art/Life World
In a two part story Carmi glams up a name tag with jewelery components.
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Watching your pennies while trying to make fabulous jewelry for gifts this holiday season? Cindy can help you, read on!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A thrift store find inspires Melanie to make some fun dinosaur tear pendants
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
The latest news from Artbeads : voting and a new sweepstakes!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate the holiday with a special Thursday Giveaway sponsored by Auntie's Beads!


  1. All good things! I think the soap sudsy snowflake is my favorite. Thanks for the shopping trip.

  2. Very fun items from etsy. Thank you for shopping for us. Happy week ahead...

  3. I love your little virtual shopping trip. That felted soap suds thingy is fabulous. But I'm giving the yarn bowl 5 stars for sweeeet but not gooey.

  4. Great finds, Lori! Love that knitting bowl, too!

  5. OMG I want that handbag AND that glass bead!!!

  6. This is beautiful - I love all of your selections! I am honored to be featured here with such talent -Thanks so much for posting this!

  7. Beautiful well photographed selections. Gorgeous glaze on the yarn bowl.. so well done! :)

  8. Excellent finds. I had to add the bag shop to my favorites. Okay now I'm inspired to shop while Savannah naps. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

  9. Oh, that bag! Thanks for sharing. I find that this is the way I discover new and wonderful shops!

  10. What a great way to find some new beauties. Etsy is so vast, some things you would never come across.

  11. I love that knitting bowl!!!


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