Tuesday, 7 August 2012

craft share:UK edition

I love checking out Etsy and other craft places online to see what other like-minded people are doing out there and of course to stumble on things you just have to have (but alas if redundancy and recession wasn't in the picture, I be buying quite a few bits. *sad face*)

I haven't done one of these in a while and so I bring to you today's craft share but of crafters and their products on the English Isle! Something excites me knowing that in a town near or far from me, someone too of similiar minds, have created some thing wonderful to share to the world.

Why do I do craft share? I know many people on many blogs do, I do it to promote my own and other people's inspiration but more importantly I do it to promote someone's hard work and skill. It's taking a few  moments of your life out to show another person that "Hey, I like what you're doing!""

I'm sure that boisters many people's spirits up and it gives them feedback and hopefully custom in their direction.

So feel free to shout out to me what you think I should take a look at, its after all a big wide world out there and there's plenty to shout and share about isn't there?

so I bring to you some of the UK's craft stuff that perked me up today on a cold wet summer's day and hope it does for you too!

To Infinity and Beyond Best friend TWIST rings
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ACORNandTHIMBLE?ref=seller_info

You're never too old for friendship rings and I love these for their geeky simplicty! How sweet are they? such a simple, clean design just works for me and a little different too!

You know what a bibliophile is?.....there's a clue to follow...

Beach House Bookshelf Necklace by Coryographies (Made to Order)
http://www.etsy.com/people/Coryographies?ref=ls_profile

Yes, its someone who loves books...like me! And someone like me can't say no to the chance of wearing a library around my neck can I?! I mean, how sweet is this? you need to be a tiny fairy to read books of these size...or wear really powerful glasses! I <3 p="p">
What I love is what Cory Cuthbertson has to say about her wares...

Lots of things in life make me happy - sushi, books, tea, palaeolithic archaeology... and you'll find elements of that random mishmash in my shop.

That is so british! I think that is part of the appeal to our british quirk...we love everything and even if its a random pile of everything, we will celebrate it in our own british way! And besides, this lady is clearly after my own heart here! Sushi? Books? Tea? Archaeology?!...she could pass off as my twin at this rate!

Steampunk lace collar black bib detachable collar necklace with bronze gold chain epaulets epaulettes BODY TATTOO
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmorousCatsAttic?ref=seller_info

be still my little black heart....*picks jaw off from floor*. How stunningly beautiful is this and such beautiful photography work too! So steampunk isnt it? so....wow!

and so decently priced too! *cheesey grin*

Smoky Quartz. Stunning 16k gold plated mushroom glass stone dangle earrings
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyPetalJewelry?ref=seller_info

There's something about smoky Quartz that i love and admire and these earrings set off in 16 carat gold is stunning! lust-worthy no?





Its whats inside that counts handprinted screenprint in turquoise
http://www.etsy.com/shop/reapwhatisew?ref=seller_info  

 I love the colour and the almost scandinavian feel to this clean and simple print work. Lush! Check out the other prints in the shop including the "Nice to be nice" biscuit print! so sweet!


Hate Ink Handstitched Brooch
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RainbowAndStitch?ref=seller_info
Love Ink Handstitched Brooch  




How cool are these? Hard to believe they are hand stitched as well! I would wear one of these (or two, or three..!) with pride! I think these old school  styled tattoo designs are timeless to be honest! very well crafted

Felt and Linen Teabags
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaBoutiqueEngland?ref=seller_info

Remeber when you was little and you use to play 'house' with your unwilling sibling/cuddly toys/family dog and have tea parties? You would pretend to pour out tea with your cool tea set...now why hasnt no one thought of tea bags to go in your imaginary tea?! Perhaps the one thing we are known for is our love of tea...so why not start them off young? Everything is better with tea!

Painting brush and palette SET kawaii  felt plushies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyButtonUK?ref=seller_info

One word and one word only describes this well...KAWAII!!! (means cute in japanese!) :3

Colourful floral statement felt necklace with ribbon
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Escapismto?ref=seller_info

And finally, how colourful is this?! So bright and cheery especially today with it being dull and grey and miserly! This is awesome to the max! I love the circles and the colours used!

What do you think? Have you got anything to share?

Birdie Love

xxx

9 comments:

  1. thanks so much for featuring my print!

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  2. Thanks for the feature, I just sent some of ny teabags to an Australia and added in a good old Yorkshire teabag to show her how we do it in Yorkshire!

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  3. Oops I meant an Australian customer!

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  4. What lovely photos - I love the bookshelf necklace!

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  5. Is there anyway I can but the to infinity and beyond rings? (:

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    1. try this link instead as i believe the shop has closed up. these rings are pretty much the same featured!

      http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/150307076/to-infinity-and-beyond-rings-twist?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=sr_7efcb7a279b11d05859c85f6750ad96b8ecea45cc432e77b34d6bd7b3000f686_1379625921_14675843_infinity&ga_search_query=to+infinity+and+beyond+jewelry&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto10&ga_search_type=all

      hope that helps!

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