Friday, 17 April 2009

Wonderland Boutique

Today's find is another Etsy store- Wonderland Boutique, who are based in Wales.

Designer Amy handmakes tote bags, clutches, coin purses and pouches using beautiful colourful fabrics to create 'delicious and distinctive accessories in an amazing array of retro polka-dots, kitsch bows, quirky buttons and vintage florals. It’s sew-a-go-go for me as I look for inspiration from the sweetly kitsch to the effortlessly retro and make them into the perfect accessory just for you.'

This beautiful peony and polka dot print clutch bag is perfect for summer evenings in the pub and a nice size to fit all of your essentials, with a bargainous price of $22.50

If you are looking for something for day to day use, how about this 'Nautical But Nice' pouch and matching tote bag

Prices start from $5 for a purse and shipping is very reasonable, with free shipping for any additional items. Her feedback is impeccable as well, with customers stating how much they love their new purchase and how well made it is-always good!

You can also follow Amy on her blog Wonderland Boutique blog.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Polarity jewellery

Today's scavenge comes in the form of old car parts. Etsy's Polarity take recycled steel auto parts and turn them into these lovely magnetic lockets.

Each set comes with 2 or 3 interchangeable lids, all beautifully designed so you can match your necklace to whatever your wearing. Who said fashion couldn't be functional and gorgeous?!

Polarity also sells bracelets, rings, earrings and magnetic boards. I am very tempted by these woodland earrings which are priced at a very reasonable $14.

Cat has also collaborated with a number of other Etsy artists to create some stunning pieces using original artwork. The locket below is the result of a collaboration with illustrator Amy Blackwell of Blackoutwell

Prices for Polarity's pieces start at $5; lockets are $16 and collaboration pieces are $18. Each piece comes in a tin, perfect to give as a gift.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Origami jewellery

I have just come across a site called Silver By Fire which sell the most gorgeous handmade jewellery.

The pieces are made from precious metal clay 'a relatively new innovation that allows for spontaneous creativity. It comes in several forms all of which have particles of silver suspended in a nontoxic binder which when fired, burns off leaving 99.9% pure silver!'.

The technique sounds very complex but the results are stunning. I particularly love the crane below, which is $69.

If your budget doesn't quite stretch that far, you could buy a charm such as this sweet little goldfish who is just $19.

I am also very taken the the leaf bracelet on the front page but sadly can't find it anywhere on the site.

I think some of these pieces will definitely be going on my birthday wish list!