Friday, March 28, 2008

emunique: jewelry empire

{ white pearl wrapped in silver earrings }

White Peacock Earrings
{ white peacock earrings }

brooklyn-based milda sedra has not one but *three* etsy stores. the largest, emunique, has colorful wire-wrapped and crocheted gold and silver jewelry; simplemunique is a pared down version of the same, and her wedding line, bridalemunique, is a relatively new offshoot. she takes on custom work as well, maybe sets for the bridal party or special gifts.

samples below are linked from all three stores:
White Pearl Wrapped in Silver NecklaceSALE Ruby Quartz Circle Earrings I
Onyx Quartz Wrapped in Silver and Leather EarringsSALE Gold Circle Gift Set I
White Pearl Silver Circle EarringsPeacocks Earrings I
Red Flowers NecklaceCrystal Clear Quartz Drop Earrings
White Pearls Wrapped in Silver EarringsSALE African Green Turquoise Bangle Bracelet
more at,, and

evapaul redux: modern invites

Custom calendar save the date
{ custom calendar save-the-date }

since my first post, evapaul has added some lovely things -- here's an update!

Organic looking wedding invitationCustom floral wedding invite with RSVP
Custom wedding invitation with flowerModern custom wedding invitation
Cute and custom wedding invitationSquare custom wedding invitation
more at

love: beirut

off-topic! here's my obsession of the week: this sweet, sad, mournful, joyful, intimate series of single-take videos from beirut:

"i'll gamble away my fright..." --

le sigh. makes me want to fall in love, move to brooklyn, and play the french horn.
there's one for each song on the album at
what's your non-traditional love song, friends? maybe i'll start a series.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

pocketfullofpoesy: engraved rings

silver ring, hand engraved,small size4 1/2
{ hand-engraved silver ring }

"my life and my love" -- sounds beautiful in any language, no?

victoria of pocketfullofpoesy is new to etsy but has been creating beautiful rings in sydney for 14 years. not to mention she addressed me as 'ms. smallstar' -- how can i resist? you know how i feel about hand-engraved or stamped jewelry -- am in love with words and with the idea of creating something so intensely *personal* and meaningful. victoria works in both gold and silver and happily takes on custom wedding work, and prices with shipping from australia are quite reasonable.

her shop announcement says she's away until the 6th of april, so hoping this will be a nice surprise when she returns. check out her lovely, lovely things:

sterling silver blue topaz ring with flowers size 61/2sterling silver engraved ring size 6
white pearl stud earrings, gold postssterling silver engraved ring size 8 1/2
more at

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

carolleedesigns/junkmail: feisty cards

HateMail --- Now You Really Done Did It
{ hatemail -- 'now you really done did it' }

hilarious. have been looking for a clever non-saccharine way of saying: hey! congratulations! this store is full of anti-pink-packet sentiments. well, that and some genuinely mean cards. but well-designed mean. that counts for something, right?

(off-blog-topic faves: i love 'thanks from the baby mama' and most especially 'you park like an idiot' mini cards -- oh, the places you'd go.)

there are also thank you and gift sets, for your sharp-tongued friends.

and yes, it's not just you -- the posting has slowed down this week. am working on something (again). excuses, excuses :)

HateMail - This Cow Is SOLD - New Engagement Greeting CardNever A Day --- Tri-Fold Greeting Card
Hi --- Set Of Six Notecards And Envelopes --- Periwinkle BranchesHateMail --- Your Momma
HateMail --- You Say Tomato, I Say...HateMail --- There Goes The Neighborhood
more at

you may develop a leathery tail...

honestly, you've all probably seen this -- one of my friends hadn't, and so just in case:

{{5.1.08 please bear with me! the nbc widget is making my firefox crash. will post a new link shortly}}

makes me laugh *every* time.

Monday, March 24, 2008

oyku: felt shawl

white felt and chiffon shawl
{ white merino felt and chiffon silk shawl }

strange and wonderful textiles: istanbul-based oyku uses traditional felting techniques to produce non-traditional items. for those of you planning a fall or winter wedding!

more at

Friday, March 21, 2008

claylabdetroit: custom photo platter

YOUR PHOTOS Personalized Porcelain Platter
{ your photos personalized platter }

claylabdetroit makes *really* cool ceramics. check out this great gift idea: send in your photo; clay lab works the magic and your 8 lbs. of clay are "thrown and screened while the clay is still wet, resulting in a Warhol-style print permanently fired into the porcelain." you can have multiple platters made with the same screen at a discount rate (one-stop gifts for parents, step-parents, grandparents, godparents, dogparents, etc. etc.) the results are dishwasher and microwave safe and the image won't fade over time. instant heirloom, or go kitsch with the happy couple above.

such a fun shop!
License Plate MailboxBar Code Party Serve Set
ClayLab Detroit Optical Art Handle Cup in Sunburst Orange, Lemon and CherrySpike Cup in Vibrant Red
Orb Tea Set  Custom Order YoursHAVE YOU SEEN THIS KID Personalized Porcelain Milk Carton
more at

update: handmade wedding series

hello all! as promised, here's an update on etsy's handmade wedding series, including the following great articles:

budget and indie planning resources
handmade wedding invitation finds
vintage indie and the indie wedding guide
calligraphy and invitation info
invitations and paper finds with poppytalk
eco-wedding tips from
diybride on myths about DIY weddings
(my little etsy finds feature :)
an awesome review of custom/indie registry websites
registry ideas from design*sponge
inspiration boards with style me pretty

see these posts and more articles here, and happy reading!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

stars tribute sampler

Sterling Silver Star Shower NecklaceSkewed Stars Quilt
Rock, Paper, Scissors Note CardsNewspaper Patterned Moravian Stars, set of 7 - 60mm diam
Constellation12 Large Decorative Circles -Fall Palette
red brie bakerStar Wrist by Tender Roni
Rock Star ApronRuby Red Rock Star Earrings
WIDE headband Metallic GOLD star hair head dress Holiday HOTTwinkle Twinkle Star Bobbies
Nova Earrings- Silver Diamond Shaped Hoop Dangles on Sterling Silver EarwiresLone Pattern Leather and Stainless Steel Flask - Black, White and Red
each photo links to its shop.

short post today! am headed to a birthday party. in the meantime, saw stars last night, absolutely brilliant live. a little rock star sampler in their honor above!

(21.march -- edit! for lovebirds, check out 'the aspidistra files,' 'my favourite book,' 'elevator love letter,' 'today will be better,' and 'the first five times.' or see myspace tour info xoj)


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