If you are not familiar with Etsy, I encourage you to go check it out. But make sure you have a few hours on your hands! Etsy is a place for artists to showcase and sell their handmade items, and let me tell you – you can find ANYTHING there! I usually go looking for one thing and end up just browsing until my eyeballs hurt. There are so many cool items you can find on there – from art, jewelry, home goods, clothing, toys, anything! If you follow my blog, you know I just did some photos for a friend opening a bow shop on Etsy. In that process I found that two other friends have etsy shops as well. I checked them out and LOVE their items, so I wanted to share them with you!
First up is Chenzi Jewelry. She has the cutest hand stamped necklaces. When I looked at her site, I just had to get the one shown here – a little camera charm with capture life pendant! I love it! She has tons of other designs, charms, etc. Definitely check out her site! (http://www.etsy.com/shop/chenzi)
Next is Jenacra’s Shop. She offers personalized t-shirts for any occasion – think business functions, family events, trips, reunions, birthdays, etc. Here is an example of a shirt she did for a family Disney trip – so cute! I am hoping to have her design a special shirt for my little boy’s 3rd birthday… She is a super creative person, and I know she can do some amazing designs! Check out her site as well! (http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenacra)
I love handmade items, love supporting small businesses, and I love Etsy! Every so often I may share some other favorite items I find there, but in the meantime, what Etsy sites do you like? Let me know – my eyeballs still have some browsing time left in them tonight!