Great news! Now you can accessorize like an anti-Semitic, homophobic biker dude with the new Guy Fieri jewelry line. The Food Network star has teamed up with sterling silver company Room 101 to create a "kewl" dog tag, cufflinks and a chain-link bracelet. "This stuff is off-da-hook," ... More >>
I know it's been ridiculously warm this week, but trust me. It's fall. Let's celebrate by checking out some indie arts and crafts featuring falling leaves on Etsy!
"Amber Blaze" photograph by Abby Blaine
After the jump, more leafy items to help convince you it's fall.
DisneyQuorra Couture Platform Sandal designed by Jerome C. Rousseau retailing for $795Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney was launching a high-end accessory and shoe line inspired by Tron: Legacy. While every ultra-hyped Disney movie release goes hand-in-hand with an ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it was hotter here than in Las Vegas this week! Susana Paredes of Earth Expressions is an indie crafter from Vegas who keeps the desert heat turned up a notch with her super cute accessories--let's take a look at a few.
Jade, Turquoise and Agate party ... More >>
If you're into vintage or vintage-inspired jewelry, today's Etsy crafter feature is for you! Dyanne Bolt is the artist and jewelry designer behind 2Dy4, a great collection of accessories built on found vintage treasures. These pieces are revamped with sparkle, wit, and a few modern ac ... More >>
Celebrate summer by taking a little trip to the Orange County Fair this month! All kinds of goodness await you, from an array of deep-fried delights to pig races to concerts--and don't miss the extensive arts and crafts displays! To help get you in the mood, check out these great indie cra ... More >>
I was recently searching for something on Etsy (possibly fabulous goodies to share with you fine folks!), and found an interesting acronym in the title of a few items. Upon clicking the mysterious PIF items, I discovered a whole grouping of indie arts and crafts I hadn't seen before. A selection of ... More >>
Tassel Earrings Sky Blue by Nina of Pretty Cheap JewelryNina, the Ventura-based artist behind Pretty Cheap Jewelry has one mission, and that mission is simple: create great work at inexpensive prices. This self-proclaimed "Frugal Artisan" makes jewelry as a creative outlet to offset her technical ... More >>
Etsy is a great online shopping stop not just for already handmade items, but also for not yet made custom items! Today we'll take a look at some pieces by jewelry artisan Jessie McCann, who specializes in handstamped bracelets and necklaces made to order.
Stacked Trio with Birthstone Necklac ... More >>
Northern California indie crafter Tania Cavenecia Torres uses influences from her Peruvian heritage to create fabulous big statement jewelry pieces for her Etsy shop. She uses a variety of materials, from silver and semi-precious stones to leather and seeds from the Amazon rain forest ... More >>
Happy Fat Tuesday folks! As Mardi Gras draws to a close, Let's take a look at some fun New Orleans party inspired goods from a slew of Etsy crafters!
"Judy Jetson Does Mardi Gras" necklace by Luscious LaVerne
After the jump, more Mardi Gras pieces to help keep the party happening long ... More >>
The crocheted horse heads have been put in beds, the painted and glittered fish have been gutted and left as a message, the rubber cement shoes have been poured. And the Long Beach Craft Mafia is proud to introduce three of their newest members! That old cliche is true--the only thing that is consta ... More >>
Mama's Magic Studio is the work of stay-at-home mom Jen Johnson from up north in San Jose. When she's not chasing after the little ones, she's crafting up a storm for her Etsy shop.
Autumn Sunshine bracelet by Jen Johnson of Mama's Magic Studio
I know it feels like far from autumn during t ... More >>
Recently at the Long Beach Craft Mafia Halloween party, a gal showed up with a costume that really stood out from the crowd.
Look out, Sabre the Super Crafty Crafter is here to show you a thing or two!
As I chatted with the girl in the "trashy queen" getup (who later went on to win the cos ... More >>
There is no escaping it--between the new Twilight movie coming out soon, and True Blood (and now Vampire Diaries) on the boob tube, bloodsuckers are everywhere. Including this blog! There's definitely a fair share of "inspired by Twilight" crafts available on Etsy, but never fear--there's plenty of ... More >>
Tracy Owens Chasteen is a wife, music lover, thrifter, and a city girl who lives in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas--the Live Music Capital of the World. She's also the prolific crafter behind the successful Etsy shop Polished Two, a veritable smorgasbord of great earrings, bracelets and one o ... More >>
I'm really excited to share this indie artist and crafter with you; Melissa Contreras of Axelhoney is one of the reasons I got into the indie craft scene to begin with. We used to work together at t-shirt company Mighty Fine--while we we designed all kinds of licensed character tees during the day, ... More >>
Folks, there's no denying it. The end of summer is upon us.
Stop crying, we all knew it was gonna happen eventually--let's take a moment to savor the last few fleeting weeks with a look at some beachy Etsy selections that will help keep summer with you all year long.
Botanical Shell drawing b ... More >>
You know as well as I do that there is nothing bigger these days than being green, recycling, upcycling, and generally just saving our ecological butts. But did you know you can still look totally rockin' while doing it? Join us as we chat with Courtney Chesley of Twisted Handmade and the ... More >>
Have you noticed aside from events like Patchwork that there's a serious lack of indie crafting events in Orange County? What is it about the OC--are we too cool for school? Has the stigma of crafting as something your grandma would do not been purged yet?
The OC Handmade Brigade is lookin' to help ... More >>
For the young or just young-at-heart on your holiday gift list, Irvine-based Etsy shop Atomic Dog (go ahead, sing the rest) has the perfect fun and inexpensive gifts or stocking stuffers in the shape of Smurfs, donuts, ice cream cones, artist palettes, roller skates, cupcakes and yes, in case you w ... More >>
Remember that time in the fourth grade you left your retainer on your lunch tray, trashed everything on the tray... only to realize in fifth period that you threw your retainer away with that mac and cheese—and then subsequently spent the rest of the school day rifling through bags of trash for it ... More >>
I'd like to think I'm a pretty untraditional girl when it comes to diamonds, jewelry and other assorted expensive, sparkly things.
So if you plan on proposing to me any time soon, please do so with Bittersweets NY's latest creation: the Vampress.
The ring's actually a twist on one of their most ... More >>
With Vivienne Westwood, punk never died—it just grew up.
Westwood's beginnings are in punk music and she pioneered punk style, first gaining notoriety when the Sex Pistols wore her clothing at their shows and appearances.
Like the swallows, hearts and robots before it, the safety pin seems to b ... More >>
These two red headed pixies were at Proof on Friday night, looking the epitome of chic.
The girl on the left is wearing a sweet dress in an olive green very flattering to her rust colored hair. It has an elastic waist, which manages to show off a tiny middle and still be comfortable enough to danc ... More >>
For some reason, I had forgotten that former OC congressman and current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox is married, but married he is, and to a very industrious woman. Like many who belong to the bedrock traditional values strata of the Republican Party, which loud ... More >>