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Etsy Purchases

Shopping on Etsy is one of my favorite pastimes. :) I wanted to share a few of my favorite recent purchases!

Custom cherry blossom & four-leaf clover rings from Hapa Girls:

Hapa Girls does some amazing work and I love every single item in her shop!  I thought this would be a beautiful way to celebrate both my Japanese and Irish heritage and I was lucky that she was willing to create this custom order for me. 

"Make Sure I've Had My Coffee" Brass Cuff from Noah's Ark Creations:

As soon as I laid my eyes on this item, I instantly knew I had to have it. It's funny because it's way too true.  Just ask my coworkers!

This one just arrived today... my very own Chalk Board Horse from Houndstooth Design:

He is going to live at work with me on my desk.

I want to see some of your favorite Etsy items too- share your favorite purchases and shops!

Bead Show Finds

I went to a Rings & Things Bead Show last weekend and scored some gorgeous items!  Here's a look at favorite pick-ups.  Now I just need to decide what to make!

Beautiful amethyst nuggets
I'm pretty sure this will be turning into a fabulous chunky necklace that I'm just going to have to keep for myself :)

Dyed apatite "window" agates in three sizes (30mm & 40mm coins and 18x25mm oval)
I really have no immediate ideas for these but the colors were so stunning I had to stock up!

Pyrite cubes (4mm)
Pretty sure I'll be using these for a leather wrap bracelet or two!

I love these items and can't wait for Rings & Things to return to my neck of the woods in the fall!