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Men…Express yourself with some Indie Goodness! Below are a few of my favorite Cuff links.

Featured: (not in order of display)
+ Sea Glass Jewelry
+ John Ferdinand
+ Lotus Jewelry Studio
+ Fancy Jewels
+ Walker Silverworks
+ Studio 309 Designs

This lovely necklace by Secret Jewellz is perfect and just in time for Easter. I could not have described this piece any better than the designer :

“Beautiful intricate necklace made with vintage glass faceted amethyst jewel wrapped in filigree,lavender zirconia faceted teardrop,cute brass dragonfly and a gorgeous rabbit holding on to a genuine amethyst faceted gemstone.”

Priced to sell at only $32.99, this is one piece that is sure to be a jewelry lover’s favorite!

Shop at Secret Jewellz now!

If you love art AND jewelry, Dillon Designs’ acrylic rings are a must have. Described by the owners, Linda and Jen (a mother and daughter team), as fun little shrinky dinks, the rings are stamped with waterproof ink.

If you think finding your size will be a problem, don’t worry. The rings are made to order, so whether you wear a size 6 or a size 10, Dillon Designs has you covered. Presently, there are 40 designs to choose from and all are only $7.50 each. That’s unbeatable!

Find a special one for you and don’t forget to grab one for a friend. 🙂

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Janine King designed this wristlet to be stylish and durable. The front and back are covered with a very pretty vintage damask pattern called MADISON in french blue and chocolate brown. Inside, you’ll find two pockets that can carry your compact beauty products or handheld electronics.

This wristlet is larger than most and comes with a padded interior to protect fragile items. If you want a wristlet that is perfect for night or day, you must get your hand on this one.

Click here to go shopping at Janine King Designs now.

Water Lily Necklace $39

This very versatile necklace made with a vibrant pendant, potato shaped freshwater pearls, and solid copper chain, can be worn with a rugged pair of jeans or a long, sexy dress.

The chain is 18 inches long. However, it can be resized if you would like a different length. – It doesn’t matter…. Short or long, this necklace could be the perfect pick for you!

Visit KimBDesigns online at kimbdesigns.ca!

The HUMPHREY bracelet…Ok, not even the designer can explain the name…

However, this delightful bracelet, made of brown variegated pods, spotted seeds, brown Smoky Quartz, and vintage brass petal caps, can be worn with jeans or a sexy little dress. It’s earthtone colors make this the perfect accessory for your FALL wardrobe.

Offered by Star Willows Studio, this bracelet is among several beautiful and very unique pieces. There are plenty of items for you to choose from…all under $50!! PLUS, you get FREE shipping on all orders regardless of where you live.

Artist Fun Fact: The designer’s favorite Jolly Rancher flavor is green apple, and her two most favorite candies from childhood are Lemonheads and Fireballs.

Shop: Star Willow Studio

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How could you NOT feel pretty wearing one of these lovely pendants. They’re all beautifully made by Jamie at INSIDESIGN. These Oh-So-Cute pendants are made using Amy Butler designed fabric buttons and come with an 18″ silver-tone chain. *Matching hair pins and rings sold separately*

You should take a look at her collection of cuties for the hair as well.

Price: $15.00 ea.

Artist Fun Fact: Jamie also makes and sells paper goods. See here.
Shop:
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Christine, the designer at Studio X-Tine, has made this fun and flirty denim skirt. It’s decorated with 24 machine stitched red stripes, which radiate from the waist towards the hem and end at varying lengths with appliquéd red felt dots.

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What shoes would you wear with this? Find a pair online and send me a picture. 🙂

Price: $75.00

Artist Fun Fact: By day Christine works on the production staff of a prominent studio as a costume and puppet maker.
Shop: Studio X-tine


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This ultra cute and fun bracelet was made by Heather Powers. The pinks & greens in this playful piece go well together….Don’t you just love the beads? They are beautiful and of course handmade by none other than Heather.

The polymer clay beads are accompanied by ukanite and swarovski crystals creating a charm bracelet that can be worn easily by women of all ages.

Price: $90.00

Artist Fun Fact: Heather organizes a bead cruise every year. (beadcruise.com)
Shop: HumbleBeads

Beauty – Elegance – Individuality…
Click here to experience Nova Lorraine.


T-Length Silk Charmeuse Cocktail Dress with 3 Long Scarves Dangling from the Neckline $695.00


Jersey Slim Fitting Full Length Cocktail Dress with Spaghetti Straps Covering the Back and an Unexpected Asymmetrical Strap Connecting from the Front to the Back $1,050.00

With this gorgeous necklace made by Dori Csengeri. I don’t have an official wish list for my birthday, but if I did, this would definitely be on it. I love jewelry that is DIFFERENT and this piece is just that. The colors and material are blended so well.

This is one piece of jewelry you buy FIRST and then buy an outfit to compliment it. It’s 19 inches long with a leather backing and 2 bead closure. You MUST click the image to see a larger view of the piece that is making my heart skip beats…LOVE IT!

View more of Dori’s work at www.dazzleandshimmer.com/dori.html. You won’t be disappointed!

Purses…Bags…Totes…

ChicBoutique has them. They’re cute, stylish, and functional. You can find ChicBoutique items on Etsy.com and Mintd.com. She also has some additional images for your viewing pleasure on flickr.

One of my favorite items in her shop is the Orange and Pink Waves Shoulder Bag.

Visit ChicBoutique today to find your personal favorite too.

It’s late and I was up browsing ETSY. I saw some “hammered” jewelry and thought I’d do a post on just that…Below, you will find some Hammered Goodness from some great ETSY sellers. Go get you some…

 

Have you been looking for a handbag that truly stands out? If so, “Handbags by Daphne” should be your next stop on the web today. Daphne’s bags are designed using Italian tapestry with blends of chenille. She stated that her bags are for “women who feel comfortable wearing impossible to miss bags”. I’d have to agree. You are sure to get plenty of admirers when you’ve got your hands around one of these bags.

Want a durable, beautiful, and unique bag? See HANDBAGS BY DAPHNE.

I came across Susanne Audette’s online shop, Monili Bei Designs, while doing a search on the web for the word “monili”. For those of you who do not know, monili means JEWELRY in Italian. See…you learned something new today. 🙂

Anywho…She has a very nice selection of jewelry to select from. However, my favorite is the Abalone Chip (with Shell drop) Necklace. (Maybe because I am a shell fanatic.) The necklace can be worn alone or with the matching earrings and bracelet that are available in her TRIO COLLECTION.

Site: monilibeidesigns.com

If you dare try to  step out of the “ordinary” box, you must get your hands on one of  Tamar’s pretty and unique flower pins.  She also makes really pretty jewelry and some cool paper goodies. You can take a look around Tamar’s shop on Etsy by clicking here.  You can also browse around her Interior Decorating web page here.

 

I have fallen in love with pendants with beautiful prints on them. Initially, I must admit that at first glance, I thought to myself that I would look silly with a “picture” hanging around my neck. However, I got over that and decided to purchase an Antibes Tree Pendant from Bibbidi Baubles. I am very happy with my purchase. As a matter of fact, I am wearing the pretty pendant right now as I type this message. I’m smiling…I’m wearing such a pretty pendant. Go on over to Bibbidi Baubles and buy something that will make you smile too. 🙂

I am crazy about lockets. I think they are one of the coolest things that can be used when it comes to jewelry. Take a look at the cool finds below!

Chunky…this is one word that may make many women want to squeal. However, I promise not to mention anything about butts or thighs in this post. **smile**

I will, however, showcase some beautiful CHUNKY NECKLACES. When you want to make a bold statement, you can’t go wrong with one of the following pieces.

   

 

Check out these oh-so-pretty Pearl Cluster Earrings by Stephanie Gibson.

“A cluster of five white, B grade, freshwater pearls dangle charmingly from a lightly oxidized, textured sterling silver chain.”

If you don’t need/want pearls right now, she still has over 90 items you can select from. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed!

Take a look at the featured members of NoleStyleandBeauty.com: Anita Grant, KLEAN Bath & Body, and Simply June.

mi SPA is giving away FREE dry perfume samples with every purchase. For starters, why not try out their Milk Bombs?

Each 4 oz bath bomb is packed with milk powders, cocoa butter & our signature Asian inspired scents. As it slowly melt & fizz away in your tub, it will leave a milky froth to soften & moisturize your skin. “

Check out these fabulous jewelry finds available through ETSY.com sellers. Please click on images to go to the seller’s shop.

Donyiel Crocker, a self-proclaimed perfectionist, is the artist behind Divine Concepts Jewelry.

Her first pair of earrings were made for her sister, Shirl. Donyiel said after hours of sitting on the couch trying to come up with something different for her, she was inspired by a concept. The concept was about who God created Shirl to be. She stated that her sister has the unique ability to perceive and take a hold of someone else’s vision or goals and make them happen. She is a Dreamcatcher, thus came the name for the earrings made for her. After giving the earrings to Shirl, Donyiel told her the story behind them and Divine Concepts was born.

If you would like to view Donyiel’s beautiful and creative work, please visit online at www.divineconceptsjewelry.com.

Rita Patel creates a variety of one of a kind pieces in the comfort of her Michigan studio. Her works include art, home goods, and clothing.

She has her own website at www.ritapatel.com, but she is fairly new on the Etsy scene, opening her online shop in December 2006. On Etsy.com is where I first saw her beautiful, one-of-a-kind silk and velvet coats. They are among some of the most elegant ones I have come across.

Take a look at her lovely coats and fall in love…with the coats of course. 🙂

I support Fair Trade, so I am happy to introduce FAIR INDUSTRY to those of you not familiar with the online store.

FAIR INDUSTRY, a one-woman, volunteer supported fair trade enterprise, is based in Princeton, NJ. Founder and designer, Lauren Markley, has created a wonderful line of clothing that is both stylish and functional. Along with classic and drawstring skirts, FAIR INDUSTRY offers tops, trousers, and jewelry. For more info and to shop online, please click here.

Fred Ullom makes some beautiful cashmere scarves, all of which are made by hand. He says that he strives for “subtle elegance” and has an undeniable passion for the finest natural fibers.

“My scarves are frequently more of a tactile experience than a visual one. Usually a mix of hand-dyed silk and Mongolian cashmere, they are superior in both lustre and hand. When available, rare fibers such as Saxon merino, yak, camel, and qiviut (muskox) occasionally make their way into my pieces.” – Fred

Visit Fred’s online shop.

These goods are far from your grandmother’s crochet doilies. Yes, it is true, often when you think of crochet, that comes to mind…at least my mind anyway.

But the great things that Raynelda creates are beautiful & great for the hippest chick! Raynelda designs and personally stitches all items sold at PLC Designs.

Below are my favorite picks from her online shop.

LAYERS, of course!

Sure you can get a slice of your favorite two-layered cake and be quite satisfied, but why not buy one of the beautiful pairs of layered earrings from My Sunset Road? Yeah, cake is good…very good actually, but I am pretty sure if you treat your ears to something so unique and stylish, you won’t regret it. (Your ears will thank you.)

Layers…with no regrets… Visit My Sunset Road now to buy some goodies!

If you have not done so already, you should take a look at what Shevon Gant Ceramics has to offer.

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 Store Owner – Shevon Gant

Website URL – www.shevongantceramics.com