Category Archives: jewelry

Birthday wishes…

My husband just asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I cannot believe I’m turning 27 in less than 3 weeks! At the top of my list, I would love to print my blog into a book using a website like Blog 2 Print.
Technically, my weekend online shopping spree at J. Crew was my birthday present to myself. Although, I cannot help eye-ing these lovely rings. My right hand is a little jealous and would love some adornment too.
Flirt with Gold by Kyle Anne Metals (shown with the White Topaz Bloom ring)
The Wandering Platforms from Anthropologie are fun and fresh too. I would love to wear them with my new J.Crew outfit!
The last birthday wish is rather like asking Santa for a pony. I don’t expect to get this for my birthday, but I can’t help wishing for it! It’s the All Seasons Shirtdress from Anthropologie.
What are you asking for your birthday this year?

Awesome giveaway

Happy December!

Check out http://etsyitup.blogspot.com/2009/12/stephiemc-designs-giveaway.html for the jewelry giveaway from StephieMc Designs! Stephanie is giving 1 lucky winner a $50 gift certificate to her shop!

Here are some of my favorite jewelry pieces from StephieMc Designs:

Summer Fun!
How sweet is this Sister charm?

I love the classic simplicity of this charm necklace too:

Alyson Jones Studios and Jewelry


A friend from work told me about this beautiful wooden jewelry website today. Check out my new favorite Etsy shop by Alyson Jones!
It’s currently drizzling in Seattle tonight. How perfect are these earrings? I think I just bought the last pair of these “Ode to Seattle” hand painted wooden earrings, because they’re all sold out now!

I guess it’s as they say ‘Early Bird Gets the Worm‘! Aren’t these birds adorable?

The artist writes, “I’ve been working with acrylics for over 12 years and recently decided to merge my painting passion with my childhood love for jewelry making! All wooden jewelry is hand-painted with acrylics and ink. The products are finished with an un-yellowing clear coat varnish.”

These Tree Love, Hand Painted Wooden Earrings by Alyson C. James are so sweet and lovely too.


This talented Seattle artist, not only makes charming hand painted wooden earrings, but she currently has several pieces of art on display through November, at the Art On The Ridge Gallery on Phinney Ridge (Greenwood Avenue). You can also view her acrylic paintings available for purchase at Imagekind.com!

I love finding local artists. What local talent do you follow?

Gorgeous jewelry ideas for the holidays!

Etsy is such a great place for vintage and handmade jewelry.

How cute is this bee keeper locket from Coco’s Greenhouse? “A silver beehive with little bees adorns the front of this gunmetal locket. Dangling next to the locket is a glass honey blossom flower and an orange
aventurine stone with a flower petal bead cap.” Spearmint Baby is actually having a Coco’s Greenhouse giveaway, check out her blog!

I adore these Looking Glass earrings from MiaBeads! They are Vintage Swarovski crystals in light Sapphire.

I also just discovered Sea Babe on Etsy! Sea Babe is a store filled with Gold and Silver Jewelry from Hawaii! The hand forged rings are beautiful. I adore the “Wow, Is That Citrine– Hand Forged Citrine and Fine Silver Ring. There’s the “Twenty Dollar Ring, a Fine Silver Hammered and Forged Ring”, which would be a perfect gift!

Another favorite ring shop of mine is Kyle Anne Metals. (Check out the blog for Kyle Anne Metals too!)

This is the Sapphire Bloom ring, beautiful, delicate and classically simple. This site also sells rings in stacks too, like this Midnight Blooming Stack:

What are some of your favorite Etsy jewelry sites?