Friday, June 22, 2012

Treasures from the Sea...via ETSY!

I love the ocean...but when I can’t be on the beach, I love to visit Etsy !

Sometimes I do a search! And ‘sea glass jewelry’ is one of my favorite searches!

I love all of the beautiful jewelry but I also love a bargain. I usually limit my search to a certain ‘price’. It’s nice to narrow the search down to what I can afford!

And I’ve found a wonderful Etsy shop with fabulous jewelry at great prices!

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Lacy Laura Gray has a ‘buy of the day’ and I took advantage of it one day to order this pretty sea glass necklace...it’s the prettiest shade of light blue!

And I rarely see stud earrings that will go with my ‘beachy’ jewelry so I put these in my cart, too.

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I contacted her to ask her a few questions and she was very sweet and fun to work with. I told her about my blog and she even came to visit!

Well....imagine my surprise when I opened the package to find THREE little bundles all gift wrapped in tissue with pretty ribbon!

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She wrote me a note and said she wanted to design something especially for me!

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She’s a Florida girl and found the sea glass and coral on Cape Blas, “the tip of the cape”, 2 weeks ago.

It’s hard to express what it means to me for someone to show me such a kindness. What wonderful friends I’ve made through my blog and over the internet. I love having so many sweet friends right here in Florida!

I hope you’ll visit her...HERE ! You will LOVE the jewelry she makes and be surprised when you see her prices! Everything she sells is a wonderful value!

I love buying handmade....don’t you?

32 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, that jewelry is lovely!! I especially love the piece you chose. It has such simple, clean, and elegant look. I'll visit her Etsy store. Thanks for letting us know. :-)

Della said...

I kind of got caught up in the moment and made a purchase before I left you a comment! Lovely seaglass jewelry! Thanks Diane!

Karen said...

I love treasures from the sea too... these are such pretty pieces!

Ann said...

YES! I love buying handmade from Etsy artisans. The beach glass pieces that you purchased are gorgeous and how very thoughtful of her to include an extra piece. I've found so many small artisans on Etsy do include something extra in your purchase.

One of the best parts of Etsy is you can find a gift for anyone on your list. I've bought wedding gifts, Christmas gifts for my little nieces, earrings for my sister, maple sugar candy for my husband, surprises for my daughter, etc, etc.

I'm off to check out her site - thanks for the link. ~Ann

Vee said...

Etsy would be an addiction that I don't want to acquire. I do think that these pieces are beautiful and it was so thoughtful of her to have custom made something just for you.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your new jewelry is beautiful. Such a nice gift for a wonderful lady!

LBP said...

What beautiful jewelry! Love the colors!

Blessings

Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have been wanting some sea glass jewelry and I'm heading over to her shop now! Love what you bought and what she made you!! hugs, Linda

Debby said...

Ow, is that ever beautiful. I love sea glass anyway....but that is amazing. I will check out her shop for sure.

Barbara F. said...

Such pretty jewelry. I am sure it will look great on you, Diane. I will stop by and visit her shop. xo

laurie said...

yes I do! I'm going to visit this talented lady right now, beautiful work!

Marydon said...

Model, Diane! They are lovely & the precious gift she made for you is so sweet.
TTFN
Have a great weekend ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kat Griffin said...

I am a sea glass lover from way back. we traveled up to L Superior some times and I had many memories of lake Huron and searches for treasure on the shore. I have ordered sea-glass jewelry too and I love it. people always ask about my necklace. it is so simple and so mysterious just thinking how it was made ...where did it come from how old is it . so natural.
-KAT-

Donna said...

How beautiful! And how sweet of her to send you an extra treasure! She has beautiful jewelry pieces and her prices can't be beat.

Kasia said...

Definetly a beautiful piece and after all, theyre unique pieces! :) Very sweet of her! :)

Hugs,

Janet O'Connor said...

Diane, Thank you for sharing this information. I love the sea and anything from the ocean. Your pictures are beautiful I will visit this Etsy store soon!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Such beautiful pieces!! Love that she found them by the sea!

Diana Cooper said...

Very nice! Beautiful and elegant.

freckled laundry said...

It's all gorgeous, Diane! I just discovered LAVENDER sea glass last night while doing a search for 'vintage lavender' in the vintage category on Etsy! Be still my heart. Yes, I love buying handmade. Anyhow, thinking of you this evening and wanted to say hello. xo Jami

Renae said...

Those are such nice pieces. I will have to shop there soon. (budget) but thank you for bringing it to my attention. such fun!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just lovely jewels! I can see why you love sea glass so much. What a sweet friend you've made.
Hugs,
Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, I have not visited in so long, read down and saw your fabulous BBQ meatloaf and this jewelry is beautiful, last Christmas I only bought online from fellow bloggers and sellers, yes if we are going to buy anyway, why not something special and one of a kind

Carol

Mary said...

I love those. Wish you were here postcard saying adjustment: wish those were mine. I'll check again after payday!

Pat Kelly said...

Just visited her website, what gorgeous pieces and they are all so reasonable!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I feel the same, Diane, can't even begin to explain how I feel over such kindness. That is why I'm so thankful for blogging friends like you.
LOVE this jewelry, by the way.
And I RAN and added you to the light procession. ;)

OH, I almost forgot. I just got back from Michael's with my brand new Smash Journal. Woo-hoo!! I got retro blue (aqua looking) one. Can't wait to get started.

:)

ImSoVintage said...

These are gorgeous. Can't wait to check out her shop.
Laura

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Diane,
Love the necklaces and earrings...so pretty!! I'll have to go check out her shop.
hugs,
Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely necklace and earrings. Perfect for Summertime in Florida! Or anywhere actually!
:) How are you Diane? I haven't been doing as much visiting as I would like. Forgive me for falling behind and I will try to catch up soon.
Hugs,
Mona

68sesentera said...

Hello Diane,

Your necklaces and earrings have a beautiful color.

Have a happy summer.

With love,

Caty

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I know that you shall treasure the lovely sea glass jewelry, and yet, you shall cherish her kindness always within your heart~

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Beautiful jewelry!! What a wonderful gift!!

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings