Violet Rose Opal Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Violet Rose Opal Vintage Style Flower EarringsThese lovely and feminine handmade vintage style earrings feature pale pink frosted Lucite bell flowers, violet Lucite daisy flowers and 6mm opaque rose opal Swarovski crystal bicones. The flowers are wrapped in antiqued brass leaf bead caps and sitting atop are flower bead caps and 6mm faceted violet Swarovski crystal bicones. Earrings dangle approximately 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

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This weeks Featured Artisan is Sandi Levy of I Knit Quilt Sew! 
Sandi has wonderful creations for you to behold! 
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Czech Glass and Swarovski Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Czech Glass and Swarovski Vintage Style Flower EarringsFiery lemon yellow and orange fuchsia two tone Czech glass flower beads and sparkling 6mm fire opal two tone Swarovski crystals provide blazing color in these lovely handmade earrings. Antiqued brass flower and leaf bead caps and findings work beautifully to show off the beads. Earrings dangle just shy of 1 1/2 inches from no lead or nickel antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Opaque Iridescent Purple Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Opaque Iridescent Purple Vintage Style Flower EarringsLovely little Czech glass flower beads in Opaque Iridescent Purple are the focus of these romantic vintage style flower earrings. Faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in amethyst, 5mm Czech glass melon beads in Matte Apollo Gold and antiqued brass bead caps and daisy spacers finish the floral design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) from the tops of the lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Vintage Style Antiqued Brass Pendant Necklace

Vintage Style Antiqued Brass Pendant NecklaceThis vintage style handmade necklace is a fanciful mix of steampunk and fem, technology and romance. A 1 inch by 1 1/4 inch antiqued brass oval pendant stamped with 5182 WMP Co dangles from a scrolled three point connector which also holds fiery lemon yellow and orange fuchsia two tone Czech glass flower beads and sparkling 6mm fire opal two tone Swarovski crystal bicones provide blazing color. Antiqued brass flower and leaf bead caps and findings work beautifully to show off the beads. For added interest, a large hex link connects the small oval link antiqued brass chain to a larger etched oval link chain on one side. The necklace is 21 inches long and closes in back with a floral antiqued brass toggle clasp.

Pink Ruffled Iris Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Pink Ruffled Iris Vintage Style Flower EarringsLovely ruffled iris Lucite flowers in frosted pink are the main focus of these handmade vintage style earrings. Tucked inside the flowers are Swarovski cyrstals in opaque rose opal and sparkling pink seed beads. Sitting atop the flowers are clear faceted Swarovski crystals in light rose and dual antiqued brass bead caps and daisy spacers. Earrings dangle approximately 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

This week's Featued Artisan is Edi's Little Treasures. True Treasures indeed.  
A must have for every jewelry box!
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A Facebook Fix

It is very frustrating when things don't work the way they should or they're not working the way we think they're working, and it's hard keeping up with all the tweaks and "improvements" that are constantly being made on important social network websites like Facebook. These sites have become necessary evils for online business owners, making those who are forced to use them prey to all the twists and turns the powers that be decide to implement at a moment's notice.

Recent changes in the Facebook format have wreaked havoc with user's ability to post and receive posts, but luckily there are clever people who quickly found a solution to the problem. A sincere thank you to the author of this post from the Etsy International Team for sharing the fix and for encouraging people to spread it around ...
http://www.etsy.com/teams/7654/etsy-international/discuss/6780939/

Dark Cyan Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Dark Cyan Vintage Style Flower EarringsThese beautiful handmade vintage style earrings feature frosted Lucite flower beads in the most beautiful shade of deep turquoise-blue cyan. Dangling from beneath the flowers are sparkling 4mm AB firepolished Czech glass rounds in aqua and crystal. Antiqued brass bead caps and aqua Czech glass rounds finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately two inches (50.8mm) from the tops of the lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Romantic Tangerine Flower Vintage Style Earrings

Romantic Tangerine Flower Vintage Style EarringsRomantic tangerine Lucite flowers are the main focus of these lovely handmade vintage style earrings. Swarovski crystal bicones in fire opal and crystal copper act as the stamens for the flowers. Antiqued brass bead caps and fire opal Swarovski bicones are the finishing touches to the flowers. Earrings dangle approximately two inches (50.8mm) from the top of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Aquamarine Flower and Antiqued Brass Pendant Necklace

Aquamarine Flower and Antiqued Brass Pendant NecklaceA lovely antiqued brass oval filigree pendant is the focal point of this handmade vintage style pendant necklace. A Celsian finish creates a lovely golden bronze iridescent sheen over aquamarine on the gorgeous Czech glass three petal flower bead that dangles in front of the pendant. Faceted AB Czech glass rounds in light aqua and antiqued brass bead caps finish the flower design. More aqua Czech glass rounds dot the oval link antiqued brass chain adding to the soft, feminine feel of this design. Necklace is approximately 19 inches (482.6mm) long and closes in back with a decorative floral toggle clasp.

Pure Handmade ... Handmade Inspiration + Style + Gift Guide

Thank you to Maria Palito for featuring my Turquoise and Lime Vintage Style Flower Earrings on the Pure Handmade Blog ...
Turquoise and Lime Vintage Style Flower Earrings
Pure Handmade ... Handmade Inspiration + Style + Gift Guide

Lavender Blue Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Lavender Blue Vintage Style Flower EarringsThese handmade vintage style earrings feature 18mm hand-dyed Lucite bell flowers that blend lavender to blue. Flower stamens in the form of faceted 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones in lilac and purple dangle freely from under the flowers, providing just the right amount of sparkle. Antiqued brass bead caps, daisy spacers and 4mm Swarovski crystal lilac bicones finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately two inches from the tops of the lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Strawberry and Lime Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Strawberry and Lime Vintage Style Flower EarringsLucite daisy flowers in strawberry pink and lime green are the focus on these adorable handmade vintage style flower earrings. Pink glass crackle beads and antiqued brass daisy flower bead caps poke out from the bottoms of the flowers and antiqued brass bead caps, daisy spacers and melon beads and beautiful, faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in light rose finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Vintage Rose Swarovski and Czech Glass Earrings

Vintage Rose Swarovski and Czech Glass EarringsSoft and lovely faceted 8mm light rose Czech glass rounds are paired with sparkling 4mm vintage rose Swarovski crystals in these feminine handmade vintage style earrings. Antiqued brass bead caps and daisy spacers and bronze seed beads finish the design. Earrings dangle slightly less than 1.5 inches from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Mourning the Untimely Death of Poster Sketch

Many of us enjoy creating Etsy Treasuries. They're tiny snippets of what we find attractive, amusing and fascinating on Etsy placed into a 16 photo grid. We love collecting the little treasury pieces and putting them together as a beautiful shopper's maze. Hopefully in the end, we're directing traffic to the shops we feature, and I'm sure we all hope a few of the shoppers will visit the curator's shop, too. When a treasury is "hot", it can send hundreds, even thousands of people scurrying to the various featured shops they find intriguing.

When Etsy did away with Poster Sketch, suddenly the art of making a treasury became a little less fun, and treasury makers everywhere immediately went into a period of mourning. Wonky movement of the photos within the treasury, not being able to click back into the shops, losing the ability to save a treasury overnight and launch it in the morning without losing "hotness" and my own personal fave, the DISAPPEARING TREASURY all made us want to scream, "Gimme back my Poster Sketch!!" So here's a few tips for those still suffering from Poster Sketch withdrawal. It doesn't solve every treasury curating problem, but it's a start ...

The moment you start making a treasury, press the "only you" button under Privacy, give your treasury a title, and hit "Save". At that point, you can begin creating your treasury, and no one but you can see it.

Next, load it up with all your fabulous finds. Remember to keep "saving" your selections so you don't lose them. There's nothing worse than painstakingly creating a beautiful treasury, only to inadvertently click out of it and have it totally disappear! When you're finished filling the 16 spaces and you're ready to launch your finished treasury, begin transferring it to a new "public" treasury grid. When you're finished, you'll have a brand new treasury everyone can see, with a fresh "hotness" factor. The reason the hotness factor is important to a treasury is because that is what drives it toward the front of the treasuries list where more shoppers can find it.

Any way you look at it, this method is more work for avid treasury makers than when we had poster sketch, but it will allow you to take your time making your beautiful treasuries and launch them as brand new when you're ready. Until Etsy either brings back the old Poster Sketch or develops a new one with equal or better features, I hope this serves to make treasury curating a little less frustrating and brings back some of the fun!

The Handmade Harbor Daily!

Now you can keep up with all your friends from the Handmade Harbor with The Handmade Harbor Daily!

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Butterfly and Czech Glass Vintage Style Floral Necklace

Butterfly and Czech Glass Vintage Style Floral NecklaceA dramatic 1.75 x 2.50 inch oval pendant decorated with butterflies and swirled vines is the focus of this handmade vintage style necklace. Dangling inside the pendant is a Czech glass three petal flower bead with a lovely golden bronze Celsian finish over aquamarine. The flower also features antiqued brass leaf bead caps and faceted light aqua AB Czech glass rounds. Dual chains add interest and hold more AB Czech glass and an antiqued brass floral connector. Necklace is approximately 19.5 inches (495.3mm) long and closes in back with a decorative floral toggle clasp.

Creative Business Success: 5 ways to stop Frustration in a Bad day by Pure Handmade


Life is not always easy! Visit the Pure Handmade blog for some wonderful ideas to improve your mood and make you feel better!

Opaque Amethyst Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Opaque Amethyst Vintage Style Flower EarringsBeautiful little Czech glass flowers in opaque amethyst take center stage in these handmade vintage style earrings. Faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in lilac and antiqued brass bead caps and findings complete the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.25 inches (31.75mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

A Handmade Harbor Team Treasury

Turquoise and Lime Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Turquoise and Lime Vintage Style Flower EarringsThese lovely little handmade flower earrings feature turquoise and lime green Lucite daisy flowers with antiqued brass flowers and faceted turquoise Czech glass bicones. Antiqued brass bead caps, daisy spacers and melon beads and faceted light aqua AB Czech glass rounds finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Handmade Harbor is Now an Etsy Team!


At long last, the Handmade Harbor Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=139995785046 is now a full fledged team on Etsy! Deb Hall of Zur Designs and Sonja Brekhus of Cheeky Jewels by Sonja have signed on as team leaders, and we've grown to over 80 members in our very first day!
If you're a lover of handmade and have a shop on Etsy, please join us at http://www.etsy.com/teams/7817/handmade-harbor-team for some good old-fashioned Handmade Harbor caring and sharing!

Swarovski and Brass Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Swarovski and Brass Vintage Style Flower EarringsCzech glass flowers in purple salvia are the main focus of these lovely little handmade vintage style flower earrings. Faceted 4 and 6mm violet Swarovski bicones and antiqued brass bead caps finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Lavender Ruffle Flower Vintage Style Earrings

Lavender Ruffle Flower Vintage Style EarringsMedium Lucite ruffle flowers in beautiful two-toned Lavender Minx are the main focus of these handmade vintage style earrings. Faceted pink Swarovski crystal bicones and iridescent lilac blue glass rounds form the flower stamens. Antiqued brass bead caps and daisy spacers and pink Swarovski cyrstals finish the floral design. Earrings dangle just over 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.