Saturday, October 31, 2009

factorygirlashli : Feature + Giveaway

Meet factorygirlashli - an extremely adorable and cute shop on etsy. All necklaces are packaged by them in cute little gift boxes which is even listed in The Factory. Pink items in her shop are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For every item sold, she donates $1 to help the fight. Also, you will receive a $1 off coupon for a future purchase. So, purchase great pieces at affordable prices and make your contribution to an even greater cause. How perfect is that!

In her own words-
" My name is Ashli. I am the "factory girl" in factorygirlashli. I chose my name because my philosophy in life has been influenced a ridiculous amount by the pop artist Andy Warhol. We share a love for McDonalds and common things and love to see the beauty in everything and everyone. However, he was more of a philosophical guide than an artistic one. My style of work is nothing like Warhol's. I have a more vintage, rustic, whimsical feel. I love working with antiqued brass, glass beads, czech flowers, and chiffon. My favorite things to create are necklaces, greeting cards, and hair blossoms. I like to help everyone see the beauty in themselves and feel beautiful when they are wearing something special and unique from The Factory."

Follow her on twitter-

Some awesome necklaces in the Nifty Necklaces Section.

Some more awesomeness.....

Beautifully handcrafted cards.

Ashli is very generously giving away a Beautiful Black Hair Blossom worth $6

Black chiffon blossom with an adoralbe gold-tone vintage button in the center. Approximately 2" (not including the clip). An alligator clip is sewn on the back.
A nice touch for a casual or dressy look.
Ways to enter:-

1. Visit factory girl ashli  on etsy and let me know you favorite item there.

2.  Follow my blog at .

3.  Follow factory girl ashli's blog.

4.  Become a fan of her facebook fanpage.
5.  Blog or tweet about the giveaway and provide us the link.

5.  Purchase something from factory girl ashli  and provide us the transaction link.

International Entries are welcome. 
Make a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway ends on 7th November after which a winner will be randomly announced.
Please leave a way for us to contact you in each comment.

Giveaway ends on the 7th of November.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Meet Scribbly Kids - an adorable little shop on etsy.

In their own words-
"  Cartoonist, Illustrator, Animator, craftsperson... I just love to draw!

My day job is as a Motion Graphics/ Visual Effects artist. I work mostly on movies and tv shows.

In my spare time Etsy keeps me very busy with custom logo designs, portraits, and cartoons.
My inspiration seems to feed off of keeping creative at all times.

Some of my sites:
Here you can view my video demo reels, see some non-etsy related art, local shops that sell my stuff, and more!
My blog where I keep updates of my online interviews and features, my latest pieces, and other random tidbits.
Facebook fan page. "Fan me" if you have facebook! "

Check out some of their Cards.

Some other great stuff.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Say Hi to The Dancer's Spirit - an interestingly lovely shop on etsy.

In her own words-
" At TheDancersSpirit, you will find hand knitted items such as hats, shrugs, and other knitted and crocheted items. You will also find beaded rings that can be made in almost any imaginable color scheme. The knitted and crocheted items in my shop are made by me, Jackie, and some are created by my Grandma. The beaded rings are something I came up with one day, and continued making because I love wearing them! Custom orders are welcome on most items in my shop. "


Check out their rings.


or shop at the Clearance Section.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Let's introduce you to Hanging Heads - an incredibly unique and colorful new shop on etsy.

In their own words-
I began making sugar skulls about three years ago to give to family and friends and to sell at craft fairs. Having lived my entire life in the American Southwest, i find a lot of inspiration in American Indian beading and weaving designs, and from the color and flamboyance of the Mexican-Chicano culture out of which sugar skulls (also known as calaveras) are based. I decided to open my very own etsy shop after hearing from other sellers about how fun the atmosphere is. I've not been disappointed! Currently my shop only carries sugar skull ornaments, but i'm working on a line of skull-and-crossbones ornaments, shrunken head ornaments, and sugar skull accessories. my skulls are all one-of-a-kind and i never use a pattern or the same design twice. My skulls make great gifts, party favors, ornaments (of course), gifts for hosts, halloween handouts, or keychains.

I adore bringing into being the quirky and the curious, be it through yarn, charcoal, felt, clay, or any other medium i can get my little paws on. My creations tend to reflect the color and imagination i encounter in daily life, as well as in my own head. "

or go for the Grab Pack .


The Lucky winner

Thanks a lot to all those who participated in the It's From Arizona Giveaway. We received a whopping 80 comments and picked out a random number for us. So, the winner is---


Congrats. I will be contacting you soon to get your shipping address. For all those of you who weren't lucky enough this time, stay tuned, coz we have many more coming up!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's From Arizona: Feature + Giveaway

Another fun shop feature and giveaway coming up for you. When i came across It's From Arizona i was taken aback by their delicious-looking, scrumptious bath and body products. But, roaming through their aisles, i was introduced to a whole new world of gorgeous accessories and pieces. So first, let's hear what Monica, the woman behind this lovely shop has to say

My name is Monica, and I've been working with hemp since I was little. My mom would buy me the kits from Walmart with just enough materials to create a 1 necklace. I would craft them on long road trips and when I was looking for something to do around the house. I have another job at our local Aeropostale clothing store, where I came up with the idea to upcycle leather belts. They go on clearance, brand new, for like $1.35 so I couldn't help but buy them all. Now I'm cutting them up and stitching them with hemp to make really cute bracelet cuffs. I recently began working with soap and learning ALL about hand crafting bath and body products. It's so fun, and I can't stop! I've lived in Arizona practically all my life. My city is the hottest city in the country, and I've experienced first hand all the beauty and secrets of the desert. It truly is an amazing that struck the theme of my shop, It's From Arizona. There you will find all the things that I love crafting - from hemp and leather jewelry, to soap. "

Now, for a quick tour of her shop. Let's start with my fav.- the Soap and Body Product  section.


I bet you are already drooling. Now, off to the hemp pieces.

or some hemp goodness for your canine mate......

And last, but not the least is the funky yet chic Leather upcycled cuffs in various designs.

and Monica has generously offered to giveaway a gorgeous Skinny Leather Upcycled Cuff worth $9.00 to one of our lucky readers.

75" wide, 7.75" in length (fastened). Hand stitched white hemp thread with teal buttons on dark brown pliable leather. Unique stitching features throughout the cuff. This cuff is $9.00.

Ways to enter:-

1. Visit It's From Arizona  on etsy and let me know you favorite item there.

2.  Follow my blog.

3.  Follow It's From Arizon a on twitter.

4.  Blog or tweet about the giveaway and provide us the link.

5.  Purchase something from It's From Arizona  and provide us the transaction link.

International Entries are welcome. 
Make a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway ends on 25th October after which a winner will be randomly announced.
Please leave a way for us to contact you in each comment.

Giveaway ends on the 25th of October.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We have a winner

Its time to announce the winner of our very first giveaway which was sponsored by Crystal Pearl .

The winner wins this gorgeous Whirlygig necklace from the shop.
And our lucky duckie is....


Congrats Badger Momma !!!

For those of you who weren't lucky enough, we have tons of giveaways coming up. So, don't forget to come back later.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

On Trend

Bold can be beautiful. You just need to know how to pair the bold pieces.

Black/White Vintage Polka-Dot Tank top from LAVintageExchange - $7

Vintage Belt with stud from vintaggge - $16

Vintage Faux Leather Mini Skirt from RegalVintage - $28

Vintage Studded Shoes from Avantanthalogue - $34

Retro Metallic Bag from whatcirca - $10

Grand Total === $ 95

Saturday, October 3, 2009

CrystalPearl:: A Giveaway

Today, we have something very exciting for you. You will get to not only meet a fun shop on etsy, but also get a chance to win something from that shop. So, lets start with the introduction. Meet Crystal Pearl - a shop that offers unique style at affordable prizes.

In their own words -

"As the proprietor of CRYSTAL PEARL, I come from a family well versed in the art of needlecraft. As a child, my mother made a lot of my clothes herself and my aunt (her sister) was a professional seamstress who worked in the centre of London. From a very young age, I made dolls clothes to my own design, tablecloths, etc., As I grew older, I studied needlework at secondary school and continue to make clothing for myself to this very day.

My online store, CRYSTAL PEARL, offers high quality vintage jewelry and upcycled and beaded clothing. Each garment is personally hand embellished using a variety of materials such as vintage glass, metallic buttons, faux jet, faux pearl, amberite and 80 year old Chinese trade beads specially imported from Thailand. Each embellishment is individually designed. Crystal Pearl aims to offer unique, classic style at affordable prices. "

They have some trendy embellished tanks at very affordable prices.

I can't get over how seriously stylish this one is.

Or shop in their vintage/antique jewelry section where you will find reasonably-priced, stunning pieces that would be a value addition to any wardrobe.

Doesn't it look like an interesting place? This is just the tip of the iceberg, so go ahead and browse the shop yourself. You never know what hidden jewels you will unearth. Moving on another exciting part- The GIVEAWAY.

Crystal Pearl has generously offered to giveaway a Whirlygig Necklace  worth $12

Beautiful handmade silver and amberite pendant on a coloured plaited leather thong. Great for clubbing!

Ways to enter:-

1. Visit Crystal Pearl on etsy and let me know you favorite item there.

2.  Follow my blog.

3.  Become a fan of Crystal Pearl on Facebook.

4.  Blog or tweet about the giveaway and provide us the link.

5.  Purchase something from Crystal Pearl and provide us the transaction link.

International Entries are welcome. 
Make a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway ends on October after which a winner will be randomly announced.
Please leave a way for us to contact you in each comment.

Giveaway ends on the 10th of October.

Kreated By Karina

Lets meet KreatedByKarina - a totally yummy Bath and Beauty shop on etsy.  Check it out here .

In their own words-

"At Soap That Makes Scents, we believe in minimal packaging. We believe in small batches to ensure freshness. And we believe that using high-quality ingredients should not mean that we have to sacrific low pricing for you.

Soap That Makes Scents is a handmade bath and beauty company run by Canadian transplant Karina Gallo and her American-born husband, Richard. They live and play in New York City, one of the best places to network in the world. All of the high quality ingredients used in their products are found right in the Tri-State area. Soap That Makes Scents was chosen to be Featured Entrepreneur of Business Owners Idea Cafe in 2008, and was recently featured in the August 2009 issue of TimeOut NY Magazine in the "Own This City" section."

They have a Him Section for that special man in your life too.

Rush to the Limited Edition Section for some more lovelies.