Hello visitors and readers–thank you so very much for stopping by!
This blog is a “supplement” for my ETSY shop which is eclecticnesting.etsy.com — please be sure to stop by the shop 🙂
I started my ETSY shop with only my handmade jewelry listings; however, due to the many other talented global jewelry makers I decided to branch out. I now offer destash/discounted supplies for jewelry making, craft, and mixed media art, and also vintage goodies!
The vintage goodies can range from pencils from the 1880s to a PacMan glass from the 1980s. I love recycling and reusing and do most of my personal shopping in thrift stores, or via handmade avenues. I am always going “treasure hunting” and love being able to share the vintage love.
Living in New England I am fortunate to have plenty of beaches full of shells, driftwood, and seaglass, and also mountains and nature terrain to collect feathers, nests, leaves, wild flowers, and pebbles. These treasures are either incorporated into the jewelry or a source of inspiration for the pieces.
And, my dog, Pierce, loves getting to explore too!
Frida Kahlo is also a true source of inspiration for me. I am a social worker who works largely in womens empowerment issues and Frida was a groundbreaking female artist who turned pain into beauty and inspiration.
I always price the items fairly–that is very important to me. If someone collects or adores something they see in my shop I want them to be able to afford to have it. Or if a piece of jewelry I have made speaks to someone, I am deeply grateful and want that person to be able to afford the item.
A dot about be in respect to “a few of my favorite things:”
Vintage fruit and veggie salt and pepper shakers, vintage silk scarves, New England’s Fall, Halloween, Anything related to the ocean (esp. shells and seaglass), mixed-media art, birds, nests, feathers, stain-glass, the color orange, dandelions in their seed form, tulips, lilacs, water-color paintings, black lab items, stickers, moonstones, Kitsch, chalk, wood, vintage jewelry, beads, wooden stamps, neon, geometric inspired items, bottles, jars, buttons, Czech glass, rocks/pebbles/stones/crystals patina, Frida, mosaics, Melamine dish-wear, horses, old keys, paperbeads……..
Below is a (small) sampling of items you may find at my shop: