Sakurako Shimizu: Custom made wedding bands with waveform of couple’s own voices. “I Do” Ring offers a unique opportunity to own a timeless representation of your partner’s voice. Any words can be recorded to make a ring. Available in platinum, 18K white/yellow gold, and silver. 100% recycled gold and precious metals are used for the rings.
Sparkle. Shine. Set into black detail. Will be much admired by your dinner companions. Handmade jewelry by LolaVanLoo.
My first two dogs as a child were named Daisy and Alice, and that is only the very smallest part of why I like the shop Maisy and Alice so very much.
Maisy and Alice bio: All of my pieces are one of a kind creations, handmade with love. I’ve been known to dabble in this, that and very often the other!! Textiles felt, mixed media art, papier mache etc, etc, at the moment though, I can’t stop felting, still, who knows what tomorrow will bring( a stiff neck and sore eyes probably!)
Wool felt items are hand sculpted with a felting needle from hand dyed pure wool fiber. Each piece is sculpted separately giving a truly unique and 3 dimensional textured finish.
Michelle Obama and her youngest daughter Sacha enjoyed a European Vacation in Spain recently. I thought perhaps you might like to take a virtual trip to the land of las pampas and Paso Doble, the Reino de Espana. This first item is the perfect travel tote, whether you’re roaming the streets of Barcelona, or jet-setting in Marbella, which is where the bag’s designer, Martina Masini, resides.
Crochet is definitely one of those arts that can veer into the not-hip-at-all category of the world of handmade. A toilet paper roll cover made to look like a skirt with a plastic doll on top comes to mind. This is not the case with this cool brooch by Paz of Monicacaros.
I am a collector of brooches, old and new, and this one would be a very nice addition. Monicacaros is a made-up name, but the shop has some very real treasures—including a mouse named Roberto (he is Spanish after all).
My daughter is an animal lover, and horses are at the very top of the list. She gets that from her mom. I am terribly allergic to anything with fur, but I still ride horses whenever I get the chance. Thus, anything with a horse on it always gets my attention. I found this drawing by Olga Gal especially captivating. The colors are so simple but the composition is quite beautiful.
I am certain Michelle Obama and Sasha did some shopping, with Secret Service detail in tow, of course. Maybe if they had brought something back from their trip for the conservative media, they wouldn’t have been given such a hard time for stepping foot outside of the United States. How about one of these cute, handmade, plushies by Vega Lyrae? Seems like a good gift for the childish media personalities raising a ruckus. Seriously, Spain did win the World Cup–for goodness sake, shouldn’t someone congratulate them in person?
Rachele’s Originals: This bracelet was so much fun to make and would work with just about any outfit. It was completely hand sewn with much care and with great attention to detail. It is made with a variety of seed bead styles and colors and finished off with a lime colored button.