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Friday Faves are back! I find way too many things on Etsy that I love and sometimes it’s nice to share them.

First up is ShySiren designs. She makes fabulous jewelery that really shows a lot of attention to detail. One of my favorites are her flower earrings that incorporate an acrylic flower complete with beaded stamens and all! I really love her color palettes and baroque findings. Plus they are reasonably priced! Can’t go wrong there. She also wrote a book recently for jewelry designers – check it out perfectmatchearrings.com!

I can’t believe that I had never heard of OnTheInside before now. She makes some really, really cute underwear! We all know how expensive that can get – not only is this reasonably priced, but it’s custom made to fit you and made by hand! How cool is that! Lots of fun patterns, great lace and wonderful colors, this should be the next stop on your shopping list.

Foundandmade has a great name, and some great products. I love anything made from vintage epherma so of course I love this shop. Great jewelry and artwork, but the best thing is the packaging! I love how much attention was paid to everything – not only do you get jewelry but a tiny piece of artwork to go with it!

I love men who aren’t afraid to sell on Etsy. Many people blow it off for being totally feminine, but I don’t think that’s the case at all. DavyJones is a perfect example of a guy making some great stuff who’s not afraid to show it off! I’ve always wanted to learn how to weave but DavyJones looks like he’s got the technique down! I love his earthy colors and his patterns that are reminiscent of menswear designs. I think that this would be a really cozy winter accessory!

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Here’s the roundup of beautiful, fabulous, gorgeous things for the week!

I’ve been pining after this shawl by Las Lopez Las. A shop run by three sisters in Argentina, they have some very interesting takes on textile arts, and the kind of scarves you would love to wear but just didn’t know that they existed until now. I’ve been wanting to buy something, but I haven’t been able to narrow it down to just one thing yet.

Every Jot and Tittle is probably my new favorite shop on Etsy. It’s shops like this that make me wish that I was a scrapbooker, just so I would have a reason to buy some of her products. I might have to pick up scrapbooking, just so I can binge and buy everything in sight.

I secretly harbor a desire to spin my own yarn, however in the meantime I’ll have to settle for the gorgeous fibers over at Loop. She always has some great yarns, as well as the raw material for those with the luck and the patience to be able to spin themselves.

For a musician, there has to be nothing better than a really well made, special guitar. I’m betting that the folks over at West Corinth Studio understand this, which is why they’ve built this beautiful guitar. Entirely handmade, utilizing refurbished and locally grown woods, you get something that is stunning as well as environmentally sensible! For those of us not musically inclined, they have other wonderful wood products as well.

If you have any favorites that you’d like to recommend, please let me know! I’m always excited to find new and fabulous things, but I don’t always have the time to go out and search for them.

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It’s that time of the week again! I’m pretty sure that I waste WAY too much time every week looking at all of the fabulous things there are to find on Etsy, and I can at least make myself feel a little better about spending all of that time if I can share my favorites here!

First off is Stacey Winters. Her photography is fun, playful and colorful, and involves lots of cute kitschy little creatures, and tons of different little deer! She has a great aesthetic and tons of different cards so you’re sure to find something that will fit your stationary needs.

Then we have Carnival. I bought some of her stuff earlier this year, caramel nut crammers, or something like that. Let me tell you, that was some of the best sweet stuff I’ve ever had! I don’t like chocolate much so it’s hard for me to find sweets that I will eat, but these were great. She’s got stuff for just about every taste, fast shipping, and generous portions.

I can’t say enough good things about chewingthecud. The shop has a great aesthetic (and a gorgeous banner) and all sorts of paper goodies. Would be good for the hipster or the minimalist in your life!

Last we have Swallowfield. She has some outstanding artwork. It’s truly rare to find such a talent, let alone have the opportunity to own such amazing work for such a fair price. She’s had tons of sales so far, and I’m sure that she’ll keep it up with the quality of work she’s been presenting. One of her prints might have to be the next thing I buy.

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Many of you may have seen Erin Tyner’s work on Etsy. Frequently in a spot on the front page, her works are very unique and identifiable. She approaches photography with a sort of painterly style and a touch of whimsy. Her photographs are like still lifes from a childhood dream long forgotten. She does some work with a macro lens and water droplets that are very impressive in their own right, but the Half Awake series is much more compelling (at least in my opinion). I also like that she is a self-taught photographer; you can tell in the way that she approaches her subjects, it’s very fresh. I can imagine these being stills from a stop motion film or something equally wonderous. Plus, I think that things are more fantastic when they are in miniature – I think that it reminds me of when I was younger and read far too many fantasy books. Anyway. Her prints are also very affordable – an 8×8 print will run you $24. A small price to pay for such wonderful, original art!

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Here are some of my latest favorites on Etsy. There are so many great sellers on the site, it’s hard to make a choice!

I cannot tell you how much I love handspun yarn. I’m a fiber freak anyways, but the variagated colors and textures seem to be so much more present in handmade yarn! Plus, I love the idea that you can buy something directly from someone who spun it with their own hands, it’s so old fashioned! Mud Creek doesn’t have too much in the shop but what is there is absolutely fabulous.

Eninaj is another one of my absolute favorites. Her pieces look so technical and mechanical, but are made from leather and pearls and silver. It’s the kind of jewelry you could wear with a little black dress and make a huge statement.

Matty8080 continues to be one of my favorite illustrators on Etsy. Not only does he create whimsical/creepy drawings of zombies, strange underwater creatures and funny masks, he’s a very nice person too! His packages always include tons of extras and fun goodies. And we share the same birthday!

EnFinLaVoila might possibly be the only place I will ever go for cards again. Talk about fantastical! Baroque illustrations, a touch of whimsy, and some great color choices combine to make chic, unusual and wonderful cards.

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