Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

i’ve been watching the second season of the l word again. i love it so. some of my very favourite things of that season are jenny’s grotesque, surrealistic carnival scenes.
i’ve also been reading rick moody’s demonology & am going to a burlesque circus show tonight.

so of course i HAD to do something with all that twisted carnival-esque inspiration.

enjoy!

extended version in a treasury on etsy.

a couple of weeks ago i bought this fabulous rosary necklace from sophine giam. i had been looking for a good rosary necklace for days & in her shop i found the perfect one! i didn’t hesitate for a second to buy it. the seller was so lovely & efficient, she shipped my package the very next day.

i was unusually excited about it since it was the first time i bought anything outside of europe/the u.s. on etsy. or, ever, online, now that i think about it…

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isn’t that adorable?

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i saved these stamps. that’s how excited i was about getting mail from singapore.

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then came the unwrapping of my highly anticipated package. my necklace was packaged with such care & eye for detail, it was amazing. i’ve bought quite a lot of handmade the past years & it’s not often that they’re packaged so magnificently.

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there’s nothing like a magnificent product with magnificent packaging.

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even the little cushion underneath the necklace was wrapped! amazing. as for the necklace itself, excellent quality. i adore it. it’s the perfect necklace. i especially love that it’s made with vintage beads. i’ve worn it almost every time i’ve been out since i got it.

short story even shorter: if you’re looking for good jewelry & good service, go to sophine giam. i give my highest recommendation.

here are some of her wonderful creations for you to consider:

as you loyal blog followers might have noticed, i have recently been reborn to darkness. the 10’s & 30’s of the past century also hold a new fascination over me. this collection started as me leisurely browsing through etsy for things to buy. i unearthed such wonderful items, i had to share. besides, i haven’t done one of these features for far too long.

enjoy!

once upon a time there was a girl who lived all alone in the forest. she used to live with her loving parents. they had a vision of living in harmony with nature, living off the land like thoreau. then they were mauled by bears and died. it had happened when the girl was still very young, so she basically had to raise herself in the wilderness. as a child she was quick to accept these things, didn’t consider them strange. she couldn’t even comprehend the concept of ‘strange.’

her mother had been a ballerina and avid collector of vintage and their cottage was filled with beautiful things. the girl loved delving through these and dressing up in those old clothes. her favourite was a pastel tattered lace dress. especially with the woods surrounding her, it made her feel like a fae. she would often go exploring them all dressed up. if another human ran into her, they might actually think she was a fae. with her pale skin, big, round blue eyes, leaves tangled in her long hair, the magic in her innocence.

she liked to sing with the birds. they were always most friendly and accommodating to her. sometimes she thought she could understand exactly what they were saying. she also liked to climb up in the trees to them. one day she fell and broke her wrist. for lack of anything more suitable she fashioned something out of ribbons and scrap fabric for it. she was still in dire pain, but at least it looked lovely.

among the few things she had learned from her late parents was basic drawing. every day she drew in one of her mothers blank hand-made journals. her mother had shelves and shelves filled with them, she thought they looked oh so charmant. it was the one french word the girl knew. her mother had been fluent in it.

in her simplicity, the girl was the happiest around. she had never learned to be sad or unsatisfied. if you told her “ignorance is bliss,” she wouldn’t know or care what you meant. she wouldn’t know a lot of things. she wouldn’t know what a car is, wouldn’t know about mathematics or shopping centers. yet in her happiness she was probably among the wisest. she had discovered the secret so many people spend their entire lives searching for, the secret that there wasn’t one. it was a conscious choice. and that’s why she lived happily ever after.

ps. if you have an account on etsy, please comment & click on items in the treasury form of this, so they’ll get more exposure.

i’ve been a little obsessed with dystopic books & movies lately. what is it that makes a post-apocalyptic wasteland seem so seductive? the deterioration? zombies? tyranny? eternal darkness? or just the clothes you imagine wearing at such a time?

whatever the case, here are some great examples of such clothes & accessories. you don’t have to wait for the apocalypse to enjoy these (:

extended version of this in a treasury on etsy.

i woke up with ‘cell block tango’ from chicago (love that musical/movie) in my head. & when i was browsing etsy for items to feature that led to my theme.

razzle dazzle ’em & they’ll make you a star.

all from my super talented attackofthecraft etsy street teammates. enjoy!

ps. if you have an account on etsy, please comment & click on items in the treasury form of this, so they’ll get more exposure.

ever since i saw confessions of a teenage drama queen (what a terrible movie) & heard lindsay lohan say “in my family i feel like a flamingo in a flock of pigeons”, i’ve had a little obsession with flamingos. so when i was in a necklace shopping frenzy & saw this flamingo cameo necklace by fellow attackofthecraft etsy street team member dame named redd designs, i had to have it.

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right the day after i had bought it, i received an e-mail that it had been shipped. yay, fast shipping! lovely packaging too.

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& the necklace itself! i can’t believe it was only $15, the quality & detail are so good. or maybe these things are just easy to make, i don’t know :p either way, i love it! the length & size are also just perfect. i’ve already been wearing it a lot.
all that’s left to say is that i would buy more from there in a heartbeat (:

some more things from the shop:

be sure to check them out!