|karin van rijn at ooakjewelz|
I thought I would share a few artists that have caught my eye recently on Etsy...it just happens they have Europe in common ~
These one of a kind handpainted jeweled necklaces and bracelets by Karin van Rijn at OOAK Jewelz in The Hague, Netherlands, are so unique and a definite conversation piece!
|One of her pieces would make an outfit...|
|Brigita Re at Brigite|
Hand felted wool is so beautiful, and seems to be very popular in Europe. These flower brooches by
Brigita Re at Brigite, in Lithuania, are so stunning ...
|And again would completely make an outfit...or a hairstyle...|
I just ordered this faux fur collar in pale pink from Imali, in Latvia...and I love it!
|Such a fun piece to change up an outfit, and the workmanship is lovely!|
This colour popped out at me immediately after seeing it all over the runways...
Della Lana, in Amsterdam, has made this from felted wool...
|And this is silk with felted wool...it would be dreamy on I think!|
One of my favourite fashion photographers, Deborah Turbeville, just came out with a new book,
"The Fashion Pictures"...if you too are a fan, you can get it here...
I know my last post was all about supporting locally, but I think buying HANDMADE, really is supporting families...as opposed to supporting mass marketed products. I saw the coolest boots the other day, tried them on...they were a perfect price....
And then I looked at the tag, saw "Made in China"...
and just put them back. If we all put one item back a day from our carts, could you imagine the impact?
I MISS all of my friends out there! I have not been out visiting, I am so sorry...it has been a crazy few weeks, no need to go into detail as I am sure we are all in the same boat ~ and I am also fighting some carpal tunnel issues.I am now on the computer much of the day with my son's schooling, so adding that into the otherwise heavy computer schedule is taking it's toll. I will be out catching up very soon!!!!
Have a wonderful day,