Friday, October 7, 2011

Gorgeous Designs for Gorgeous Girls

GorgeousAndCompany on EtsyAs a Mom and lover of photography, the designer behind today's shop is obsessed with anything that makes a photo one that you will never forget. She is constantly striving to create designs that really stand out because of their quality and design appeal and has succeeded time and again in creating beautiful breathtaking designs sure to bring a smile.

GorgeousAndCompany on Etsy is filled with beautiful handcrafted items designed to make girls feel like the princesses they are and that are both affordable as well as stand out in a crowd.

From tutus and hair fascinators to luxe wings for babies and children to rosette headbands, flower headbands, clothing sets and more, this shop has it all and is displayed in a way that allows the shopper to browse with ease and see exactly how each piece will look when worn.

The photography in this shop is absolutely beautiful and you'll find yourself turning from one page to the next without realizing it as each picture makes you smile with adorable presentation and a flare for creativity and color.


If you like what you see in the Gorgeous and Company shop, you may also enjoy visiting them on Facebook where you can find info about special deals, sales and new creations!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Three-for-One Thursday Theme

The theme today is metal artists who create jewelry! Jewelry is one of my absolute favorite things to shop for in the handmade marketplace. There are always so many talented designers out there and I love that I can take the chance today to introduce you to three of these artisans that aren't just talented but innovative as well!

Here are three pieces of jewelry that caught my eye and an introduction to the designers who created them.

Harmony Twiddle Spinner Ring with Gem Stones by KBerlinBeautiful rings with an added twist. These rings are also spinners, meaning that the inside ring spins while the larger band remains stationary! It's perfect for someone who can't resist fiddling with their jewelry and is sure take anyone's breath away. Visit KBerlin on Etsy to check out these rings and more!

Harmony Twiddle Spinner Ring with Gem Stones - $168.00 USD

I'm an admitted Volkswagen enthusiast... a "Bug Freak" to be completely honest. I have a thing for vintage style Volkswagen Bugs and buses. So it's no surprise when I saw this pendant by BronzeGirl1 on Etsy that I would fall in love with it right away! Made in sterling silver and hand-stamped, it's style is unisex and perfect for gift giving for any VW lover. This shop also celebrates my other passion as well with lots of nature inspired pieces filled with leaf themes and wildlife depictions stamped, carved and molded in sterling silver.

Sterling Silver VW Bus Hippie Pendant - $75.00 USD
Sterling Silver VW Bus Hippie Pendant

Down the rabbit hole... BraceletWhether you're an Alice In Wonderland lover as I have been all my life or you are looking for unusual jewelry to spice up your collection, UntamedMenagerie on Etsy is filled with bracelets like the one that I found myself irresistibly drawn to that's pictured here. The bracelet is cut from stainless steel and is an eye catcher like many other pieces you can find in this shop.

Down the rabbit hole.. Bracelet - $35.00 USD

As a jewelry aficionado, the handmade market place is a perfect place to shop. There are tons upon tons of jewelry designers in the handmade venue creating beautiful, innovative pieces that are often unique, one of a kind pieces of art you can wear for special occasion or everyday wear. Be sure to stop by places like Etsy and Artfire to explore these venues for what they have to offer!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 10/5 thru 10/11

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ceramic Zombies, Skull Rosaries, Weird Jewelry and Novelty Scarves

HumphreysHandmade on EtsyWhether your a fan of zombies or the Cthulhu and skulls or if you're looking for a perfect accent for Halloween or All Saints Day (Day of the Dead on Nov. 1) this is a shop you'll want to stop by!

This isn't all they sell of course. There are also other novelty themes like the scarf pictured to the right. The pencil scarf was the first thing I saw in their shop and would make a terrific gift for teacher or student.

HumphreysHandmade on Etsy is filled with lots of items like those mentioned (and pictured) here. Talented at knitting and with a kiln to bake up their own creations at will.

HumphreysHandmade on EtsyThis shop includes a wide variety of novelty items and handmade crafts to browse and explore including weird jewelry and novelty earrings, bizarre bracelets, unusual beads and novelty rosaries, chaplet bracelets with a Day of the Dead theme, knits and crocheted items, bobby pins and hair clips, funky pendants as well as a selection of ceramics and pottery.

With so much to see and browse through, there's lots to look at and tons of interesting creations to pour over and enjoy.

Cute and creepy sit side by side in this shop so stop by and take a peek for yourself!


If you like what you see in Humphrey's Handmade shop, you may also enjoy visiting the Humphrey's Handmade blog or stopping by to say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaic

With fall here and cool weather teasing at the wings, it's time for a new wardrobe and maybe a new look too!

Today's Monday Mosaic is a collection of shops brought together that inspired me with my own shopping and my own new, softly feminine look for fall!

Bayou Salvage - Bayou Boho Rustic Romance
bayousalvage on Etsy
Bayou Salvage from New Orleans, Louisiana

A feminine touch with the flavor of the deep south hinted at in every piece, this shop is filled with beautiful clothing in soft colors and delicate lines. These items embrace a languid southern style reminiscent of the mysterious and winsome bayous and eddies of the Mississippi River with a nod to the past and eyes on the future.

Tangente - Eco Friendly Clothing in Bamboo, Organic Cotton & Ramie
tangente on Etsy
Tangente from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Eco friendly women’s clothing and accessories designed for the conscientious consumer made with fabrics chosen for having the lowest impact possible to the environment. Fabrics used to create the eco-conscious clothing in Tangente's shop include organic cotton, bamboo, ramie, tencel and vintage trims and the styles are soft and feminine.

River Of Romansk - Unforgettable feminine Dresses
RiverOfRomansk on Etsy
Megan and baby Liam from Kenai, Alaska

Inspired by all things whimsical and romantic, this shop is filled with beautiful dresses that are both soft and feminine as well as unforgettable and absolutely dreamy. Sash and ribbons, satin and lace combines with breezy fabrics and delicate accents for everyone from delicate size 0 women to plus size women with beautiful curves.

Milk and Honey Handbags - Handmade Bags, Clutches & Pouches
MilkandHoneyHandbags on Etsy
Amanda from Frederick, Maryland

Unique, quality handmade bags and zippered pouches fill this shop with color and ideas for accessorizing one's outfits. Every bag is carefully made with an attention to details such as triple stitched stress points and a focus not just on style but durability as well for daily use and lots of love.

The handmade marketplace and the talented artisans you'll find there are a terrific alternative to commercial products and with the added bonus of personalized care and an attention to detail and quality that commercial products lack.

When shopping for new items to add to your wardrobe or a special piece to make you feel beautiful for a specific event, don't forget to browse through artisan works and see what you can find, you'll be surprised at just how much creativity, originality and quality is out there to find!

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