The only time it’s acceptable to have a sharp object this close to your wrist is if you’re wearing this steampunk scissor bracelet. Handmade and finished in beautiful bronze or silver ox, you’ll make a statement with a lovely pair of antique shears wrapped around your wrist. And as a bonus, you’ll always have a deadly weapon on you should you need one.
As much as we’d love to embrace the springy fashions that are starting to pop up in stores, it is still very much winter, and bundling up is the name of the game. Here are eight of our favorite mittens–all handmade by Etsy artisans, and all 20 bucks or less. Throw on a pair. Your fingers will thank you.
It’s been unseasonably warm in New York, not that I’m complaining, and most days don’t really call for a full-on scarf. Instead, why not try a scarflette — a mini-scarf approach to neck warmth? Check out these 10 cute options from Etsy!
Lately we’re feeling bow ties, especially as worn by the super cool Janelle Monae. The key to wearing a bow tie is balance. Rocking a bright red number? Then keep the rest of your outfit neutral. A polka dot bow tie? Go for a solid shirt and dark pants. One fun option: if you’re wearing a floral bowtie, pair it with a stripey shirt — but make sure to keep your bottom neutral. Check out 10 cheeky, fun lady bow tie options.
Lace is showing up everywhere right now — dresses, tights, gloves, skirts — but I’m especially loving the way it’s being used in necklaces. The look of a dainty piece of lace skimming the collarbone is so striking and feminine. Here are 10 lace necklaces handmade by Etsy artists, and trust me: they’ll look equally gorgeous with a little black dress or a little black T-shirt.
Kanye West’s Twitter is really the gold standard of outrageous celebrity Twitter-izing, and so it makes sense that embroidery magician Amy Sheridan has chosen West’s Twitter as her raison d’etre. She’s embroidered several of her favorite Kanye tweets for your pleasure, and will happily craft your favorite 140-character West saying for a very-reasonable $40 bucks. Great holiday gift or greatest holiday gift? [Supervelma]
Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from “The Big Lebowski”). Write on…
There are few experiences more delightful than sipping espresso from a cute little espresso cup. Even if you don’t have an espresso machine, cute little espresso cups can be used for all kinds of fun things: holding candles or q-tips, as prep bowls for baking, or even as teeny tiny flower vases. Here are six artsy espresso cups to brighten up your kitchen (or bathroom, or bedroom, wherever)…
Lockets are such a mysterious and whimsical accessory. Just think of all the things you can hide in that little vault around your neck: locks of hair from your lover, a tiny note, maybe a snack for later. We’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching lockets Etsy has to offer, from vintage birds to golden snitches to paper flowers. There’s something for everyone, all for 20 bucks or less…
This stainless steel flask necklace can hold one ounce of the liquid of your choice. So choose wisely. [$16, Etsy]