OK, so you know I love those convos on Etsy alerting me that someone has chosen one of my items for their treasury! Always so flattering to be included in someone's collection...
Just yesterday evening, I received another from Murat &Yusuf (muratyusuf is their ID on Etsy). This one has a square theme, highlighting gift giving ideas for Valentine's Day. Having contemporary taste, the aesthetics of the repeated squares really appealed to me!
JuneDesigns cube ring is just sooo cool and funky (and really appeals to my love of geometric shapes and metals). Michelle Chang Jewelry's tiny silver cube earrings are a study in delicate simplicity (not to mention, what a great shot of these earrings!). Iam Designs also showcases a lovely pair of cube studs, but these are hollow on the side and have a great industrial feel while still being feminine at the same time. Arosha's brushed sterling silver cube ring looks like a sculpture that should be housed in a museum (I love his whole shop) and Whimsy and Spice's homemade chocolate marshmallows could easily entice one to throw that New Year's resolution aside! Askida's stitched balsa notebook accented with green agate cubes has such a wonderful, natural feel and I love it's clean, simple design. Perihan's big square earrings will certainly make a statement and at $3.99, why shouldn't you have them?
We've had freezing temperatures here in Austin and my warm, deep bathtub has been my best friend. Sure wish I had some of Whipped Up Wonderful's sugar cube bath fizzies on hand right now (not to mention many of her other bath luxuries)! Speaking of warm and wonderful, Demet's beautifully detailed, hand crochetted baby blanket looks warm and soft enough for any infant's skin. Looking for jewelry supplies? PK Supplies offers some really cool large black square beads painted with silver. Likewise, AllEarringandSuppli offers the ever-popular Swarovski cubes in a luscious plum color. Gami and Glass has the most beautiful, simple, pre-drilled glass tiles that look like strung cubes of ice in this photo which looks like a work of art. A single, mint colored crystal hangs in solitude on Edor's elegantly simple necklace; and JBM Designs' aqua blue Swarovski earrings make me long to dive into the turquoise blue waters of my favorite resort. Last, but certainly not least, our curator du jour Murat & Yusuf displays a beautiful navy velvet handbag. I am in love with this deep midnight color and the velvet makes it so much richer. Don't you just want to touch it? Aside from the handbag, definitely take a look at all of the warm, soft and feminine scarves and shawls in their shop. I really like the long white bom bom scarf!