July 8, 2011


I am so excited!!!
Today I am going to share with you not only one, but TWO beautiful shops we found on Etsy!
As we will do on all of our features, we have asked the owners a few questions to get to know them a little bit better…
So without further ado, here is our First Featured Shop!

AMYKINSJEWELLERY is a beautiful little shop that offers a beautiful selection of cute, fun, handmade bracelets, earrings and necklaces at affordable prices! Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in the shop owners home located in the north-west of England. AMYKINSJEWELLERY contains unique, fun and playful items that will be sure to compliment any outfit.  She also does custom pieces if you have something particular in mind!
The following are some of my favorites she has made!

"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" Heart spinner necklace.
Heart spinner necklace with swarovski crystal and pearl - "He loves me, he loves me not"
"Special Delivery" Silver Love Letter Necklace!
Opening silver love letter necklace - "Special Delivery"Opening silver love letter necklace - "Special Delivery"
Brass swallow "Fly me to the moon" bracelet!
Brass swallow and Swarovski pearl bracelet - "Fly Me To The Moon"

For OneSewingMommie blog followers only, AmykinsJewellery will be offering 10% off her items!  Just use coupon code OSM10 at check out!

Here is our Featured Q & A!
1.       Tell us a little bit about YOU.
My name is Amy and I'm 19 years old. I study Italian at the University of Leeds, and make jewellery in my spare time, which is most of the time now I'm on my summer break!
2.      Tell us about your shop and or blog
My shop, Amykins Jewellery, is where I sell my collection of fun, playful jewellery. I make each piece by hand and enjoy giving my creations fun names.
3.      When did you first begin to create?
Much later than most people I've seen on Etsy. I only start making jewellery this January. I saw a necklace I liked in a shop but couldn't afford to buy it. "I could make a necklace like that," I thought, and I did, but with my own twist!
4.      How would you describe the items you make?
I'd say that my jewellery is playful. Each piece is carefully designed to be cute and fun!
5.      From where does your inspiration come?
Sometimes I find beads or charms that I love and I get an idea for how to make them into a beautiful piece of jewellery. Others, the idea comes first  and I find the pieces to make it. Recently I've been going to the beach with my boyfriend and collecting sea glass to wire-wrap to create bracelets and pendants.
6.      What is your one most cherished possession and why?
A  necklace which my boyfriend had custom made for me. It's sterling silver and has 5 different miniature spoons dangling from it. It's very special to me!
7.      What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
I love going for walks in the country and to the beach, when the English weather permits! Otherwise, I'm a bit of a gamer girl, and love playing video games.
8.      Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.
I'm from Preston, which is in the north-west of England, not that far from Manchester. It's famous for a few things: Nick Park, who created Wallace and Gromit, is from Preston, and the first KFC outside of America was built in Preston!
My boyfriend lives in Ilfracombe (in the south of England, on the coast), which is a beautiful place, and I spend lots of time there.
9.      Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
In 5 years, I'd love to have graduated, have found somewhere to live with my boyfriend and hopefully, Amykins Jewellery will be a very successful shop. Maybe I'll have won the lottery, too!
10.   Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of.
Sunshine and the beach in the day, and then a cosy night in watching The Big Bang Theory and eating Ben & Jerry's half baked ice cream. mmmm.

Where can we find you?
Etsy AmykinsJewellery.etsy.com
Facebook – facebook.com/AmykinsJewellery
Twitter – @AmykinsJewels

Our SECOND FEATURE of today is ...

LILLABUGSPARTYPLACE is your one stop shop for all your Party Decorating needs! From invitations to cupcake toppers, you are sure to find what you are looking for! She offers hand crafted accessories to make your party over the top!
If you are planning a baby sower, wedding shower, birthday party, or just for the fun of it -- go check her out!  She uses only premium quality, lightfast & archival paper that is acid & lignin free.

Here are some of my favorites from her shop!

Cupcake toppers!
Cupcake with Smiling Strawberry Cupcake Topper, Set of 12 -- Ready to ShipDump Truck Cupcake Topper, Construction, Great for boy birthday party - set of 12 - Ready to Ship

Personalized Dump Truck Birthday Invitation, Boy, Red, Yellow,  Construction Equiment - Set of 12Little Princess Personalized Birthday Invitation, Girl, Pink, Crown, Princess Party - Set of 12

Fifi the Poodle Personalized Birthday Banner, Pink, Purple, French Theme

Here is our Featured Q & A!
1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
 I am a stay at home mom with 2 beautiful little girls and a fantastic husband. I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, sewing, paper crafting and am addicted to freezer pops! 

2. Tell us about your shop and or blog
My shop has fun paper items such as cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, personalized invitations and more. My goal is to make a party unique and over the top.

3. When did you first begin to create?
I have been creating all my life. My latest passion, paper crafting started about a year ago. I love being able to bring things to "life" and give it my own twist and personality.

4. How would you describe the items you make?
Fun, whimsical and FULL of personality! 

5. From where does your inspiration come?
My inspiration comes from my girls, my husband, and is only limited by my imagination. 

6. Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.
My family and I live in Southeastern Michigan.

7. Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of.
My ideal weekend would be quality time with my family and having them give me ideas for my shop! 

You can find her at:
Etsy- lillabugspartyplace.etsy.com
Twitter - @lpplace


Amy said...

This is a lovely feature! Thank you so much for including me! :)

GingerPeachT said...

Great job! I love the jewelry! So cute! I like how you paired one for jewelry and one thats more crafty. :-)