BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 20, 2014
You've been begging us...and we're nice people, so we listened. The BUST Craftacular is returning to Los Angeles this Saturday, 6/21!
We're setting up a one-day pop-up shop at Mack Sennett Studios in artsy Silver Lake, featuring the unique shopping that East Coasters have come to love as well as sweet treats and coffee, awesome DJs, DIY activities, and free goodies galore. You don't wanna miss out on:
Over 45 makers and vintage vendors from both coasts. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 30, 2014
Bold, retro, fun - Hey, Dollface! promises to brighten up any outfit with their adorable jewelry and accessories. Pearls, hearts and flowers give Hey, Dollface! pieces their signature classic meets modern look. Creator of Hey, Dollface!, Jen Macaluso, is a New York City native, artist and DIY dame.
To learn more about Jen and her whimsical work, read our interview below.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jen Macaluso and I’m the doll behind Hey, Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories. Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 16, 2013
When it comes to handcrafted anything, a good background story goes a long way. When budgets and access force us to choose mass produced items, the intricacy and personality that comes through in a piece that has been labored over by another's hands can speak volumes. Such is the case with the designing duo behind jewelry line CaraCruz.
Jimena is the yin to Tania's yang. CaraCruz, in Spanish, meaning HeadsTails. Two transplants from small Argentinian communities, there is a daring playfulness both in the way they describe themselves and in the pieces they make. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 23, 2013
The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop crafts cute accessories with an edge. That barrette might look like a simply beautiful flower at first glance, but take a closer look and you'll find a tiny skull hidden beneath the petals. Any piece that isn't complete with a handgun or skeletal figure is still delightfully unique in its own way. Where else can you find a bracelet that features pearls, lace, and a mint chocolate waffle bowl? The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop's creations add a dash of vibrant whimsy to your day, whether your outfit is chock-full of color or needs a little spicing up. Read More
For many mothers, breast-feeding as much as childbirth is an unforgettable experience that is both singular and momentous and connects mothers to their newborn children. Alicia Mogavero, a Rhode Island native, is one of these mothers and has created a way to “materialize” the memory of breast-feeding – by turning breast-milk into jewelry.
Mogavero creates and sells her breast-milk jewelry on her online store Mommy Milk Creations on Etsy. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jul 31, 2012
With the Olympic Games in full swing, there’s no shortage of gaudy gear that the blogosphere keeps urging us all to stock up on. Decking out your apartment in red, white, and blue can be spirited and fun. Plastering American flag lip art across your pucker…not so much.
Keeping that in mind, there are easy ways to go for the fashion gold with accessories you can rock long after the Closing Ceremony on August 12. With these five versatile Etsy picks, you won’t need a medal (or scarlet eye shadow) to make an impression. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 16, 2012
Why is it that we belittle those interested in learning by calling them “nerds?" I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure (unless you’re a serial killer or something), but being interested in books or science or math definitely shouldn’t be considered a “guilty” pleasure. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jul 06, 2012
From rare vintage sunhats to painstakingly handmade baubles, Etsy is the place to go for summer accessories. Sure, you could go the chain-store route, but why would you want to? Especially when you have the chance to support independent designers and score a find that won’t tear after a few wears.
While I can kill hours at a time enjoying all the goodness Etsy has to offer, here are seven summery accessories for you beach-loving gals on the go:
Purple Beach Sarong, $35, etsy.com
This hand-dyed, Asian-inspired sarong is the perfect swimsuit cover up. Read More