Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Popped My Etsy Cherry!

Is that post title too graphic? Sorry, I'm just really excited! I've been obsessed with Etsy for well over a year now. I look every day and I love just doing random searches and seeing what pops up. There are so many talented people in the world!

I finally made my first purchases today and I'm so excited! I can't wait to get my hands on the little lovelies I bought! I just hope I can do them justice.

First, from Summers Studio:

Look how pretty!

Then this: 
Love this.

My next stop was to Mermaid Glass where I bought these
Fairy flowers

And Bayou Blue Spacers

Then my last purchase was from Bella Beads & More

Are you noticing a pattern?  I am addicted to blue. Well, actually, blue, green and purple.  Throw in some occasional pink and you've got my favorite color palette!  I had no idea that I was buying only blue stuff today, but it seems fitting for right now. My eye is just automatically drawn to any color that feels "beachy" to me.

I'm going to be haunting my mailbox every day until they arrive!


  1. Mmmmmm ... blue! My favourite colour too :-) You've made some lovely purchases, really love the flower fairies.

  2. Congratulations on your blog -- this is a really nice assortment of beads, and let me just say I'm especially impressed by your drive to "own all the beads" ... it's always good to have a goal, right?

    Notice you mentioned a few posts back that you prefer to work with base metal components because you don't want to mess up something expensive ... I know I felt that way for a long time, too. However, you might consider trying some fine silver headpins ... they wrap so smoothly (like butter), and if you need to start over, they're easy to straighten with a pair of nylon pliers.

  3. I have that butterfly pendant and love it! You picked some nice things!

  4. Thanks for the advice on the materials, gr8findings. I actually have been thinking about branching out in my materials - sterling silver being the first. I will definitely give it a try!

  5. OH you'll be addicted to shopping on Etsy for sure! I recognized the pendants by LeAnn and the lampwork flowers by Mermaid Glass immediately...all so pretty. I absolutely love blue as well!

  6. heheheh you sed popped :) you know you won't be able to stop now. you made some beautiful choices. I am jealous of the two pendants from summers studios - gore-juss!!!!

  7. You made some great choices! I buy from Summers Studio quite frequently and love her creations! You will quickly become addicted to buying on's so fun to get packages in the mail! Thanks for your nice comments on my Bead Trends necklace!!


  8. I like the your bead buys! Happy beading.


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