Friday, February 27, 2009

Confessions Of A Serial Etsy Shopper

As a special friday series in honor of Lent, I will be confessing to my shopping "sins" once weekly, tune in and you may find some really cool new shops!

I am here to freely confess to the fact that I am a serial Etsy shopper. Somebody call a cop! I had a inkling of this, but when doing my taxes I realized just how bad it really was. My husband asked me, do you spend some of your money you make from the Etsy shop on yourself? Um,,, Why yes, yes I do. I support handmade! I feel it is my duty as an Etsy seller to also be an Etsy customer. So I have decided to share with you some of the shops in which I am a repeat "offender". Because let me tell you, if I like what you make I will most certainly be back. I am a "shopaholic." And when it comes to yarn, I am an addict, yup I admit I am powerless over my addiction to yarn (guess it could be worse!). So Moving on here, and I implore you to visit some of these shops, I promise, you will not be disappointed!




First up, ThirdFloor designs one of my favorite Etsians, fellow EtsyNJ peep, leader of the FDLteam and a dear friend. Her talent is multi, she creates the most beautiful jewelry and she sews the most awesome bags/cowls/wraps. I am the proud owner of many of her beautiful creations! This stunning cowl that I spotted when we did a craftfair together and by the time I got home I emailed her to please save it for me!







These gorgeous earrings that I spotted in her shop around Christmas, I love them!







We did a collaberation together themed "Copperline" and I bought the necklace she created to go with one of my cowls. It is by far one of my most favorite pieces of jewelry. I L*O*V*E* it!!!

My latest purchase included a pair of earrings to match this rockin necklace, aren't they super cool??
I also bought these very pretty earrings, a great piece of green for the upcoming spring, I wore them to work yesterday....
And this woman is so talented! I also bought this groovy little "retro" material bag, it is super groovy...

11 comments:

thecraftbegins said...

all beautiful stuff. I mean, how could you resist? I know I can't. I have a problem too.

The Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

I can also confess to being an etsy shopper. Everything is unique and that is what makes shopping interesting. I find the mall and local stores boring for finding gifts. I do just about all of my gift shopping at etsy.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love the idea of confessing your sins on a weekly basis. What fun!

If all of your confessions are anything like these great, great shopping tips, I am definitely going to come along for the ride.

Thanks for the wonderful recommendations. Off to Etsy!

-Wenda

TheClayMuse said...

I must confess to being a window shopper! There are so many things from etsy on my wishlist!
In other news..I tagged you for a cute little sharing game if your interested.... My follow-holic post has the details! Hope you'll share

nuvonova said...

Woo hoo go Beth!

Beth said...

Oh, Becca, I am so honored! Thank you for all your kind words, your love of my pieces and for being such a good friend!

Asianexpressions said...

So beautiful! I love them all.
Uyen

Nora said...

it is imposible to resist
great feature I love Beth's creations

Anonymous said...

A lovely post Becca, funny too... I like the fact that you could buy all these fab creations from a fellow FDL Team member/manager(!) too, Beth is indeed very talented and you have bought some siper things,
love Debra (FDL team) xx

capitolagirl said...

I love the name of your post! That's awesome! (I must confess...I'm an Etsy shopaholic too)

:)

ei! kumpel said...

Beth's work is amazing! What a wonderful feature...