Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Etsy Picks du Jour

Note: In previous EPdJ postings, I have not used photographs. The reason? On etsy, it's considered spam to convo someone to let them know that you love their stuff and would like to feature their item on your blog and would it be OK to use a picture of the item? But frankly, my writing is not that good, and I can't fully explain what something looks like with mere words. And wouldn't you rather see pretty, pretty pictures?

Sooo... since I'm all about my readers (Hi to both of you! And Hi Mom!), in the interest of more picture-ful posts, I'm going to use pictures! (I know, I'm a rebel.) If someone sees their picture and wants me to remove it, I will do so happily. But until then, I'm going to totally throw caution to the wind and promote other people's shops and items on my blog.

You know, cause that's how I roll.

And now for the show!

Sensational sterling silver origami "cootie catcher" earrings by Hapa. (These are FOLDED people!)

More amazing folding, this time with fabric, to create this stunning hairpin. The technique is called "Tsumami kanzashi." By gochemoche. For when you are feeling very "Memoirs of a Geisha."

And finally, to round out the asian-inspired theme of the day, these fabulous little chopstick rests. By sumiko.


lorenzstudio said...

Oh, thank goodness. I was feeling so guilty for "spamming" people on etsy to ask if I could use their pics. Let's just say I've never come across anyone that's been angry that I promoted their items and their shop! So, together, we shall proceed forward and promote!

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

We shall!

knitsteel said...

I've liked gochemoche's work for a long time, especially her triangle pouches.

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

Knitsteel, her stuff is amazing! I wish that she would put a coin or something beside her flowers, so people could better appreciate how tiny all of those little folded fabric petals really are.

PamperingBeki said...

*gasp* You're such a rebel!!


I always use people's pictures and I've never once had anyone unhappy with being featured. Carry on.