Tuesday Treasure: Loving the Good Old Days!

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

Do you sometimes just wish you could surround yourself with items made the old fashioned way, with good quality materials and lots of love? Well, we have found you an Etsy shop full of just those sorts of things: LovinTheGoodOleDays. Owned and operated by Lisa Haley, this shop is chock full of hand-sewn goodness. Lisa’s most popular items lately have been her fabric checkbook covers – but her oven mitts have also been very popular over the years, as have her aprons. Browse around and you’ll definitely find a household item you really don’t want to live without!

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Tuesday Treasure: Handcrafted and Recycled Gems

 

Visit Etsy’s GlossyPapierRecy shop for handcrafted treasures in many mediums: primarily paper and paint. All are created by Martha MacDonald, the shop’s owner and designer. The lovely and unique creations in this shop range from decorative bowls to ceramic and beaded jewelry. All are fabulously colorful and creative! Here are just a few treasures from Martha’s shop – you’ll have to stop by to see more!

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Tuesday Treasure: Paper Crafting for Spring

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

A new shop has opened on Etsy, and its owner, Tanya Gonchar, is taking Spring by storm! This shop, SoStampingCute, features paper crafts for a variety of occasions, with great gift ideas for men, women, kids and teachers. There are some special treats for spring that are worth checking out, a few of which are featured here.  Come check out this adorable shop!

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Tuesday Treasure: Vintage Collectibles from SecondImpulse

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

The vintage collectibles in Etsy’s SecondImpulse shop were collected with devotion by shop owner Harriet, but she is now ready to part with them one by one. She takes pleasure in knowing that each treasure finds a new home and creates happiness in a new life – which is one of the wonderful things about vintage items.  We have selected just a few of our favorites – but there are many more, and it is worth a visit to see what you might find!

Vintage German Lady Figure Lamp Base 1920s

Sterling Silver Vintage Enamel Flower Pendant

Vintage Footed Amber Glass Dish

 

 

Tuesday Treasure: Adorable Crochet from BeautyReimagined

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

No brand new Etsy shop beats this one for sheer cuteness! Jessica Turner, owner of BeautyReimagined, brings unique, adorable creatures and wearables to life. This is a shop to search for gifts – whether you’re shopping for your young child or your Mother-in-Law. Below are just a few of Jessica’s recent creations. We can’t wait to see what she whips up next!

Easter Chicken Crochet Plush

Tie Dye Infinity Scarf

Easter Bunny Crochet Plush

 

Tuesday Treasure: Unique Finds from UrbanMommyBoutique

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

This week’s Tuesday Treasures come from UrbanMommyBoutique, a shop with unique gift ideas for women and kids. This shop specializes in fabric and paint creations, and its owner, Sunny, welcomes custom requests. Come take a look around!

In the meantime, enjoy a few treasures from this shop – including its most popular item below – custom mermaid wall art that speaks to those of us who enjoy the depths more than the shallow waters. Also featured here are lovely chic daisy headbands, and baby swaddle wraps – pick your own colors!

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Tuesday Treasure: Spring Knits from MollyandBuggs

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

The DTeam welcomes a new member from Canada, MK Girl, whose shop contains lovely hand-crocheted and knitted accessories for winter, including snow boots, snuggly hats, and other functional and attractive items for children and adults. However, you will also come across unique spring finds in this shop. As the warmer weather ahead beckons, so do the handmade treasures from this Etsy shop.

Below are a few we find especially appealing, from a flower headband to a woolly lamb hat (who can resist that face? It’s the Chinese Year of the Sheep, after all!) We encourage you to browse MollyandBuggs for more adorable creations.

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Tuesday Treasury: By Crystal Simpson

Wishing for spring, with the dteam

By Crystal Simpson of CrystalCat1989

Things that remind me of spring.

Green and Brown Suede Flower Necklace with Engraved Wooden Butterfly Pendant Ceramic Box Turtle "On the Move" Clip Earrings Pink and Green Bird Beaded Tassels Hand Painted Upcycled Green Wine Bottle, Red Black Flowers Olive Oil Bottle Original Art Design, Bath Oil Hostess Gift vinegar oil bottle
Cute Card, Anniversary, You Got Me, Sweet Gift, Valentine Card, Love Birds, Romantic Card, Love Card, Bird Art Crochet Fruit Basket Centerpeice Table Decoration in Olive Green Leaf Dragon with strawberry. OOAK cold porcelain miniature hand-modeled and painted with decorative strawberry, fantasy collection Knitting Project Bag/Crochet Project Bag (reversible wristlet) in green and browns
Handmade necklace, peas in a pod aventurine necklace, original jewellery, gifts for her, bridesmaid gift, best friend present, wire wrapped Lime, soft pink, and golden yellow Large Flower Hair Clip Floral Square Bowl, Needle Felted, 100% Organic, Housewares Hippity Hoppity Easter Dog Collar - Customizable
White Magnolia - Garden/Woodland Photography- Color 11x14 Print- Home & Office Decor Gothic rose earrings, Flower jewelry, Red and black flower earrings, Beaded chainmail jewelry Pink Rose and black ring, rose flower jewelry, pink rose jewelry,  adjustable ring, gothic jewelry, polymer clay jewelry, poymer clay Vintage Style Flower Ring

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Tuesday Treasure: Ceramics for Cyclists

By M Kimball, ElephantBeads

This week’s Tuesday Treasures are available in Extra Small. If you visit FeltRopeStudios on Etsy, you will find a variety of mugs and pottery that you can hold comfortably in your hands. The mugs are roomy, and will hold a satisfying cup of steaming coffee. But you will also find items you can balance on the tip of your finger. There are some remarkable and exquisite miniatures in this eclectic shop.

FeltRopeStudios is a great place to find gifts for some of the hard-to-shop-for men in your life. The imaginative designs draw from the world of science fiction, manga, and steampunk. There is also a nice collection designed just for cyclists. Below are just a few of the items you will find when you come to browse:

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Featured Customer of the Week – Molly Kimball of ElephantBeads

Etsy DTeam:

What a nice feature on ElephantBeads in the UnkamenSupplies newsletter!

Originally posted on UnkamenSupplies Blog:

This week we are featuring Molly Kimball of ElephantBeads! Molly makes fun and colorful beaded jewelry that is certain to tickle anybody’s fancy! Check out her story:Elephant Beads“I have a career that focuses on practical, real-world, corporate solutions – and I love the work I do. I also have a lifelong interest in creating things with my hands. My best teachers were my grandmothers – one taught me to work with yarn, crocheting and knitting, and the other taught me to work with paint, and the fine points of color composition. Though my weekday hours are spent in the corporate world, I have kept my grandmothers’ artistic influence alive throughout the years.

Most recently, I have embraced beading and beadwork. Threading beads on a string or a wire or weaving them into a mini-tapestry is like playing with magic. My shop was born in 2010 because my stash of…

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