Hello, again, everyone! Guess what day it is? It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another roundup of some of my favorite Etsy items! This week I went with a macrame theme because it's been making a comeback recently and there are a large number of items out there that are gorgeous. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from SophiesWhatKnots
If you don't have a lot of space around your home for plant stands and such. These macrame plant hangers might be something you should look into! You just get your potted plant and plop it right into the macrame wall hanging. Enjoy your plants indoors if you've got allergies or if it's to darn hot outside!
Item #2 is from MandalaTropical
I almost didn't search for macrame jewelry because I honestly thought there wouldn't be any---boy was I wrong! The first piece of macrame jewelry I found was this pair of hoop earrings. I wouldn't have the patience to do this--it'd drive me crazy! The hoops a a nice detailed design that is complimented by the macramed (is this even a word?) bottom. You've got two options: this one and then one that more of a curved point. Both are really pretty and would definitely be a statement piece. Have a specific color you'd like--you've got 22 color options!
Item #3 is from TangledPretty
I like how simple this wall hanging is---not that it's easy to do, but that the pattern is calm and not a wildly detailed one. It's got a nice minimal vibe to it. It has what looks to be driftwood as the main anchoring piece for the macrame portion, which adds to the bohemian flair of the product. . It's also a good size for a statement piece in your home or work area--18 inches x 26 inches.
Item #4 is from LeahNoelDesign
I really, really, like this necklace! I just love it so much! It was the second piece of jewelry to catch my eye...no it may have been the first but I don't remember. I like the combination of colors--very soft but still very powerful with the navy blue. The balance and texture are great, too. Even though the colors are different shapes and used in different amounts, they do so well together. If you look closely, you'll see some mint-colored beads running at a diagonal on the piece. They add a bit of a pop of unexpected color that really compliments the others. The size is nice too--not to big or too small (very Goldilocks)--3.25 inches long including the fringe and 3 inches wide. If you're into boho or even if you're not, you NEED this! I NEED this!
Item #5 is from ColeFineArt
This is another piece that I need in my life right now...this gorgeous macrame dream catcher! The color and texture are very well-balanced. The black ribbon and the dark color of the hoop really make the white pop. The use of texture in this piece is extraordinary--you've got the center of the dream catcher, the many different types of ribbon, a feather, and the smooth hoop. I really like the pom-pom fringe :) Get this to catch all the nightmares and have only sweet dreams.
That's all I have for you this week my lovelies! I really hope you've enjoyed this week's items! I thought I'd come up with a theme and find products that matched it in some unique way that you normally wouldn't think of (like Inspire Me Fridays--check those out if you haven't). Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site, shop, and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone. I hope you all are having a very happy Wednesday! Almost through the work week! I thought this week would be a great time to do a post on picnic favorites! Picnics can be a lot of fun, and I think you're missing out if you've never been on one! Get some ideas below and try it!
Item #1 is from PreppyPinkies
So, if you're really going to have a picnic, the first thing you need is a picnic basket. How else are you going to carry your foodstuffs and not smash them?! This particular picnic basket is made from willow that has been woven in double strands to create a sturdy bottom. The top is stained composite wood that can be used as a level surface for drinks or food. The liner is removable and can be personalized to fit your needs. I know sometimes carrying baskets isn't all that comfortable for your hands, but this basket has some handy dandy woven straps that won't dig into your hand!
Item #2 is from CottonMood
You can picnic on the ground or on park benches, but the ground makes the experience much more authentic. This throw is made of cotton and stone washed. It's also lightweight and highly absorbent--extra plus if you spill something! If gray isn't your color, fear not! The shop has lots of awesome listings for other blankets. It's use is not limited to picnics--you can use it for concerts, beach days, or home decor!
Item #3 is from HoffmasterWoodworks
This one is if you want to really get fancy, and, yes, I highly recommend getting a bit fancy on your picnic! What I have found here is very awesome--a collapsible wine table that holds a bottle of your favorite wine and two wine glasses. You don't have to worry about them falling over! How does it stick in the ground? Glad you asked! At the bottom there is an aluminum spike on the bottom to hold the table in place in the ground or on the sandy beach. It collapses into a small size when you're done--perfect for storing until the next outing! Engraving is also an option, but I like the look without it.
Item #4 is from PiperGraceSupplyCo
I think these babies are just neat. Little wooden forks, spoons, and knives. You'll get 25 of each. You may wonder why I'm suggesting this--they are biodegradable, and you don't want to risk losing your regular silverware. They also would give the picnic (or any other occasion) a more rustic uniqueness.
Item #5 is from CognitiveSurplus
If you don't want stemmed wine glasses that you can hold in your handy table listed above, I've found a very nice set of stemless ones. These glasses have summer and winter constellations on them (one on each glass). The images are printed on with a metallic, eco-friendly ink and are then fired to a point where the ink becomes part of the finish. No flaking! They'd be great to use day or night, but they'd definitely be magical at night!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've gotten some awesome ideas for your next picnic...or maybe your first! Let me know how it goes on your next picnic here in a comment or on Twitter or Facebook! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! It's Wednesday, and that means I've been browsing through Etsy to show you some of my favorite items! This week I thought it'd be awesome to do a post of a variety of things that sparkle. Now, I'm not really a girly-girl--(you'll usually find me in stretch pants, messing around with power tools for my crafts, etc)--I've got some rough edges..haha. Enjoy this week's roundup :)
Item #1 is from MissVioletLace
Unicorns are all the rage today and in recent months--maybe because of their mystical nature, their uniqueness. This is a shimmer water that illuminates the skin. It also has a sweet scent and is made with organic extracts. Its purple color comes from purple carrot extract and spirulina. With this your skin will be soft and sparkly like that of a unicorn's magic horn.
Item #2 is from HandmadebyTN
I am loving the idea of a glittery phone case on a rose gold iphone. The red and gold glitter on this case is a combination of both fine and chunky glitter. I'll have to say I like the chunky glitter--maybe because it's impossible to clean up the fine glitter. The chunky glitter definitely adds some more visual interest. The case is a gel bumper which allows it to flex to put on and for easy removal. I like the flexible kind because I always feel like I'm going to break the non-flexible ones! The glitter on the case does not move from where it is pictured. The case and glitter have been sealed to prevent any loss of sparkle.
Item #3 is from waterwaif
Even if these are faux druzy earrings, they are still gorgeous! They are acrylic, so they're light weight, and the posts are stainless steel--no allergies! I love how sparkly they are, and I'm sure that they catch the light very well. They'd be perfect for topping off an outfit.
Item #4 is from VowWowDecor
What a better way to add a little sparkle to your house that a sequin pillow! It would definitely add a little more happy to your space just like the listing says! I'm totally loving this champagne blush color, but if you want something different, this pillow cover comes in a number of colors--34 to be exact (I think I counted the list correctly..haha). You also get sequins on both sides of the pillow case; it's definitely a plus considering you usually only get one side with the design on most things nowadays.
Item #5 is from Eternity31
I think this set of earrings is pretty neat. Part of them is glittered, and part is not--it's something a little bit different, and I like it. The part that doesn't have the gold foil has a nice sparkle to it. This set would be great to wear to a number of occasions and, really, you could wear them daily.
Item #5 is from SimplyPRINTly
I love having little bags like this around! I probably would think of this bag as more for containing jewelry when you're travelling, but I think it would also work well for makeup or other little items you'd want to keep together whether for travel or for everyday things. It's made out of canvas material, so it is definitely durable. On the inside is a silky lining. If you'd like a different color fabric, you have a choice of black, white, and beige--Personally, I think the beige would be the best because you'd be able to see most colors on it and it would not get dirty as quickly as the white would. Life gets messy sometimes, and it's best to be prepared.
Item #7 is from LindseyDecor
I think this little dish is so cute! You always need little dishes around the house to put something even if it's just for holding your rings when you're washing your hands. I really like the quote on it--very appropriate for jewelry, but not specifically for jewelry only ;) This would be a great gift for a variety of occasions and something most ladies would love.
Item #8 is from BossStudiosJewelry
I'm loving how understated and gorgeous this ring is! For most cases, less it more. Each of the glittering spots are actually where the metal was burnished. Burnished means that the areas were polished to create a shiny finish. When I first looked at the ring, I really thought the spots were little diamonds. I really like that the majority of the ring is a matte finish, which allows for the shiny spots--I think that's what makes this ring stand out.
That's all I have for you this week on this super-sparkly Wednesday! I hope you have enjoyed looking through all the items and gotten some ideas for things you might want or might give to someone else. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love! (If you have any ideas for an upcoming Weekly Wednesday, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments!)
Until next time,
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Hello, Hello, everyone! It time for another Weekly Wednesday here at the Prickly Pear Boutique! As I'm sure you've all noticed by now, Spring is here! If it hasn't made it's way to you, I hope it gets there soon! It's been either really nice or really rainy here recently (I prefer the sunny weather, but oh well). With spring what do you normally associate with it? Flowers, rain, blooming? What about bees? Yes! Bees are definitely something you see in spring! This week, I decided on--you guessed it--a bee themed roundup. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from thewrappedpixie
You all know I'ma huge fan of stacking rings. This set is no different! This is a set of 5 rings--two are hammered, two are twig barked, and the last one is the bee ring. The use of the different textures definitely adds to the piece because of the visual interest. You can wear all 5 at the same time or you can mix and match from this and other sets!
Item #2 is from RSVPhandcrafted
I saw these and thought they were awesome! They are personalized leather coasters with a bee on them. The shape is very unique...Most coasters are round. You can personalize your coasters from the stain, the text, and the stamp. I really like the bee stamp with the shape of the coasters...I think the two go very well together.
Item # 3 is from NestPrettyThingsShop
I'll have to say that the way this bee looks is my absolute favorite! It's very detailed and very elegant.They are a nice size--not too big or too small--the perfect size.
Item #4 is from NoteworthyPaperPress
I love tea towels! I probably have to many...or maybe I need to toss a few that are getting raggedy (raggedy is probably the case). I love how bright these are! They will definitely add a pop of color to your kitchen. Since these are flour sack towels (love these) you can dry your crystal or glass pieces with them and not leave a lot of lint like a majority of other towels do. The detail of the bee is also very nice and shows the true bee.
Item #5 is from LunaSavita
This necklace is meant to imitate the honeycomb that bees create when they've got all of their pollen. I think that this piece is rather unique, as many makers don't tend to make things like it. I could see it becoming a very trendy piece, and an even larger honeycomb piece would make an awesome statement pendant!
Item #6 is from PlantablesLLC
Since bees are starting to become endangered, I feel like we really need to do our part (now more than ever) to do what we can to help save the bees. Most bees are attracted to certain wildflowers, so planting as many as we can would presumably help. I love that the makers of these bee bombs have regional specific bombs! You want to grow what the bees like in your area (plus, the weather can kill what's not acclimated to your growing region. With these seed bombs, you don't have to plant anything. you simply toss the bomb out to where you want to see pretty wildflowers :) The clay in the bomb protects the seeds from being eaten by hungry birds or other animals, while the compost contained within provides the nourishment the seeds need to grow! I've been thinking of doing this to a part of my backyard since we have land and try to help with the bees.
Item #7 is from ArbotiqueDesigns
This ring just screams "Queen Bee" to me. Probably because the bee is on a crown ring! Crown rings have been very popular in recent months, but a bee tops this ring off and gives it an extra edge. It would be a great gift for a friend, your mom, or yourself.
Item #8 is from RosemarysHandMade
I love how elegant this embroidered art is! There's so much detail in this one piece! It's very rustic and it also has a French touch. If you don't like the color of the embroidery, the maker welcomes changes.Personally, I think this combination of fabric and embroidery thread is absolutely perfect.
Item #9 is from Yesternow
I saw this little ring dish with a bee on it and thought it was absolutely darling! This dish is made from porcelain, and the bee is applied with an underglaze before the firing process. I probably would use this for a jewelry dish as it would be great for those of us who need a place to corral rings and other tiny things. But wait! You don't have to specifically use this for jewelry---if you have a need for a small dish (maybe a soap dish) then this is for you!
Item #10 is from TheBonnyBoutique
Since I've posted pretty much every other type of jewelry, I thought I might should include a bracelet. This bracelet has a bee charm on a delicate gold-plated chain There is a tiny gold-colored droplet also on the bracelet that gives the illusion of honey production.
Item #11 is from PolkadotApplePillows
This honestly does scream 'French' to me. I'm not sure what it is about it--maybe the detail of the bees and the french words at the bottom. It strikes me as a very rustic French with the burlap. This pillow and insert (a definite plus when you don't have an insert around) would be great for the spring and summer times in pretty much any room of your house because you can never have enough pillows!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies. I couldn't narrow my favorite bee themed items down any more than this, so I hope you enjoyed your extra-special Weekly Wednesday :) It doesn't happen as often as I'd like, but I'm hoping to make it occur more frequently in the coming weeks and months. Now, make sure to head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.