Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fantasy Flax Fashion Show from Etsy

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I made this handwoven fringed vest the other day, and decided it could look cool with these pants and bag that I featured on EtsyLounge on June 9 in my Flax Fashion feature. I think I'd add a skinny long-sleeve offwhite tee and brown boots for a transitional fall look, and take the shawl along for when it gets chilly. What do you think?
The vest is in my KatsaraYarns store. The cropped linen pants are by ObiMama, the embroidered linen shawl-wrap is by JurgitaMi, the bag is by iragrant. 69idxs3fzr

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bagatelle Necklaces: Baubles in Ombre'

My spectacular, affordable Bagatelle necklaces are now available in my Etsy jewelry store, Piacere. Bagatelle means baubles in Italian. I assemble and arrange my shimmering baubles in a color sweep for balanced assymetry, and loosely graduate the sizes so the big focal sits at center stage. I mostly use glass and crystal beads. Sometimes I may throw in a gemstone just for fun, like the faceted onyx drop in the green lariat (can you find it?) These necklaces anchor with embellished hooks or toggles so you can control the length. The long designs can be worn opera or lariat style, or wrapped multi-stranded once or twice around the neck. I love these versatile necklaces on simple black dresses or to "sassify" your tee and jeans for a casual evening out. These are sold in my Etsy store, Piacere. Please tell me: Do you prefer long lariats or the shorter length?
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Long Long Lariat Necklace

I finally found time to sit down at my bench and finish up this lariat and get it listed on Etsy in my Piacere store.. The larger pendants are beaded front and back, so it took more time than originally estimated. It is 5-feet long, like a scarf, and I made the two inside pendants sliders to you can style it multiple ways and still have the pendants hang nicely. Now that I have the engineering figured out, I'm itching to make more of these. Where's the time for that, though -- all the blogging on EtsyLounge is stealing my bench time!