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The silly season is upon us again, which gives me the perfect excuse to go hunting on Etsy for gift ideas (as if I needed a reason…).  Jewellery first – here’s a little collection of pretty sparkly things I found for all the Moms, sisters, daughters, friends and girlfriends;  all handcrafted – you won’t find these in the shops 🙂

Sweetness & Light

Snowfall Sterling Silver Lariat Necklace by Luxe Deluxe

Sweetheart Necklace by Edor

Swarovski Crystal Steampunk Ring by QA Create

The Origami Crane by Ruby Rouge Jewellery

Loop Sweet Baby Bird Necklace by Sweet Berry Bird

Sterling Silver Angel Wing Necklace by Just Jaynes

Coral Flower & Sky Blue Stones Necklace by Goffer Jewellery Designs

Simply Glass 16k Gold Matt Plated Earings by Nest Pretty Things

Pixie Necklace (Prehnite, Labradorite, Pink Amethyst & 14k Gold) by Jennifer Casady

Look After My Heart Swarovski Crystal & Antiqued Silver Necklace by Azure Treasures

Mum Necklace by Rose Marie’s Bijouterie

Little Drop Of Sparkly by Chocolate Kate

Sterling Silver Charm Necklace by Maggie Basile

Love Letter Locket & Sparrow Necklace by Sassy Cheeky Chic

White Rose Ring by Lauren Kari

Swarovski Crystal & Hammered Gold Earrings by Maggie Basile

Garden Of Joy Agate Bracelet by Elle Jewels

Butterscotch Swirl Candy Ring by Sweet Stella Designs

Dark & Dramatic

Rosalie Necklace by Princess In Pink Designs

Just A Little Funk by It Caught My Eye

Autumn Equinox Whiskey Quartz Necklace by Anna Artiste

Black Rose Cameo Pendant by A Second Time

In Bloom Ring by The Family Jewels

Victoria Necklace by Amber Sky

Sterling Silver Black Flower Earrings by Huismus

Antique Typewriter Key Ring by QA Create

Autumn Kiss Necklace Pendant by Tina Tarnoff

Glass Eye & Copper Artisan Ring by Gypsy Moon Art

Vintage Glass Earrings by Faeried Treasures

Enchanted Celtic Knot & Emerald Green Rhinestone Necklace by Lili Swan

All of the above Etsy shops are full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, but I had to give a special mention to Opus Muse as I really really liked most of the things in this one!

1972 Bracelet

Raindrops Earrings

Chloe Earrings

Heritage Ring

Twilight Necklace

Kaleidoscope Bracelet

Succulent Necklace

Divine Earrings

Kaleidoscope Earrings

Vintage Rose Noir Necklace

I’m completely smitten with the work of Sarajevo born artist and illustrator Yellena James, which has been described as “colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines which are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic.”

Her clients already include some serious names like Anthropologie, Adidas, K2 Snowboards and Nike, and as well as being displayed at galleries worldwide, she has been featured in Vogue Australia, Giant Robot, Domino Online, Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy among others.

Her Etsy shop is here, and her featured seller interview is here.











This Goldfish Cat Bed by natdesigns2003 was recently voted the weekly community favourite (or most drool-worthy pet item) over at Etsy.

Adding it to the wishlist – absolute genius 🙂

etsy-goldfish-cat-bedVia The Storque blog

Inspiration to go stick paper on stuff….

decoupage-table-by-bombusMickey Mouse side table by Bombus (only one of the many amazing decoupaged items available from her Etsy shop)

decoupage-by-boxboy-via-apartment-therapyDemented Decoupage by Boxboyvia Apartment Therapy

decoupage-kitchen-by-jonathon-fong-via-the-wave-magazineDecoupage Kitchen by Jonathan Fong – via The Wave Magazine


Praying Skeleton Plate by PricklyGirl

decoupage-ceiling-via-craftzineMr. Peacock’s decoupaged ceiling (with a how-to) – via Craftzine Blog

decoup-earrings-joanna-jewelleryDecoupage Earrings by Joanna Jewellery

decoupage-side-table-via-apartment-therapyPostage Stamp side table – via Apartment Therapy

decoupage-bookshelp-via-curblyDecoupage Bookshelf via Curbly

decoupage-footed-bowl-by-john-derianFooted Bowl by John Derian

decoupage-by-tia-mariinhaDecoupage Box by Tia Mariinha on Flickr

decoupaged-map-box-by-heather-donohue-craftsMap Tin by Heather Donohue Crafts

decoupage-black-white-via-apartment-therapyMonochrome decoupage by Swampdragon  via Apartment Therapy

RikRak Studio is a home based business selling wonderful hand made one of a kind homewares and accessories.  Each piece is made from repurposed vintage fabric by Krystal, who started to craft when her grandmother taught her how to quilt and sew while she was pregnant with her son.  From there, she has built her business successfully from her home in Ottawa, Canada and has sold thousands of pieces, both on Etsy and from over 90 stores around the world.  (Read more of her inspirational story  in this Etsy interview).

I love Krystals’ work – she chooses the most vibrant fabrics, and everything is finished to such a high standard – there are a few things from her shop going on my wish list for sure 🙂

Follow The RikRak Studio blog, and check out her photostream on Flickr.


Eco Bib – The Chocolate Blueberry Mousse Vintage Little Quilt Fabric Bib (limited edition).

rikrak-coastersRecycled Vintage Fabric Coasters, set of four.

rikrak-walletQuilted Vintage Fabric Wallet – sustainable card cozy wallet.

rikrak-corsageRecycled Vintage Eco Brooch/Corsage in red.

rikrak-clutchRecycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Clutch – sustainable purse.

rikrak-potholderRecycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Trivet/Potholder in sunny yellow and white.

rikrak-walletsDesign your own sustainable Quilty Wallet/Business Card Holder

Alexandra Ferguson‘s felt pillows are made from 100% post consumer recycled felt, recycled from plastic water bottles.   It takes about four bottles to make the felt used for one pillow – so for each one made, that’s four less bottles going to landfill.

Alexandra made her very first pillows as gifts, and if it hadn’t been for the prompting of a friends’ sister, they would have been her last – but she put them on sale and has been producing them ever since.

Each pillow is made by hand at a studio in Westchester County, New York, so each is one of a kind.

(Etsy shop here)

Be Nice Or Leave from the Pillow Talk collection

Be Nice Or Leave from the Pillow Talk collection

Grass from the Nature collection

Grass from the Nature collection

Ampersand from the Monogrammed collection

Ampersand from the Monogrammed collection

Seahorses from the Creatures collection

Seahorses from the Creatures collection

I love these limited edition motivational screen prints by Orange Beautiful on  They come in a set of four, or can be bought individually.  As a procrastinatrix extraordinaire, I think I need some of these for my house…. 😛


I love browsing for unusual prints, posters and original pieces… here are a few current faves.

bluish-minibot-johnwgolden-on-etsyBluish minibot print by John W Golden

no-splishing-john-w-golden-on-etsyNo Splishing, No Splashing print, part of the hilarious By Order Of The Management series by John W Golden

pleasebestill-on-etsyEverything is going to be ok large print by Pleasebestill

agilmore-on-etsyPrint by agilmore

jeffrey-richter-on-etsy-printToaster Reflection 8×10 print by Jeffrey Richter

bad-luck-chris-cave-on-etsyBad Luck limited edition signed and numbered print by Chris Cave

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November 2020