Spring is in full bloom and a great excuse to spruce up your home and wardrobe with something new. I'm a big supporter of artisan makers. When I'm looking for something unique the first place I go is Etsy. Full disclosure I have my own Etsy shop JbTwineDesigns but this isn't about me. I wanted to publicize other Etsy stop owners for this spring guide. When you purchase from an Etsy shop there is a good chance your item is made to order. There is a personal element that's impossible to duplicate when you buy from big box retailers. The talent is really endless and the people selling take great pride in the products they create. I've come up with a variety of well-curated and fun shops that offer something for everyone. This guide highlights an item from each shop but I encourage you to visit and see what else they have to offer.
1. Silver Circle Necklace by Margaret's Jewelry Box - $21
This simple and elegant silver necklace is a perfect addition to your spring jewelry collection. Accessories are a great way to reinvent your look without breaking the budget. It's light weight and pairs beautifully with a variety of looks. All of the jewelry in Margaret's Jewelry Box is handmade and affordable. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or yourself this Etsy shop has something to please everyone.
2. Elephant Greeting Cards by Karing Vibes - $12 for a set of 4
Nothing says cute like animals wearing sneakers. The stationary available from Karing Vibes is all based on original sketched and hand painted designs. These elephant cards are blank inside allowing you to use them for any occasion. The whimsical and vibrant designs are showcased on cards, baby onesies and prints.
3. Gardens Herb Napkin Set by JuneDecember - $38 for a set of 4
When having a brunch or dinner party the last thing you want to use is paper napkins. This napkin set designed and handmade by JuneDecember features lavender, sage, thyme and rosemary screen printed on 100% flour sack cotton. What I love most about this shop is the attention to detail and the old fashioned influence to many of their products.
4. Yellow Bird Pillow Cover by Andrekart - starting at $36.99
Pillow covers are a perfect way to refresh your home décor. The pieces created by Andrekart are true works of art. The covers are made from spun polyester poplin and individually cut and sewn by hand. Add a unique spin to a boring chair or a splash of color to an old sofa. You can mix and match looks without having to replace your accent pillows and you can add some art without putting a nail in your wall.
5. Red White Scarf by In The Bag Design - $15.75
Updating your wardrobe is easy with the right accessories. Scarfs are a great way to express your individual style. The ones created by In The Bag Design offer the perfect balance between versatile and trendy. Pair with a white button down or a little black dress the options are endless. I loved the bold design of this red and white flower pattern because it represents the essence of spring. The quality and artistic design of all the products is what made this shop stand out.
6. Lemon Body Scrub by Seasons of Love Gifts- $3.75 for 2 ounces
Pampering should be a priority every season. I'm obsessed with body products especially when their made with high quality ingredients. The scrubs from Seasons of Love Gifts are made using natural sugar and essential oils in scents like vanilla, coconut and orange. The shop offers a wide array of products from body butters to gift sets all at affordable price points.
7. Passport Covers by Alice Handmade World - $31.25
These eye catching leather passport cases made by Alice Handmade World add a personal touch by letting you customize the charms from a list of 31 available. You can also personalize with your name and choose from almost 2 dozen colors. The bright colors and soft leather are a nice way to protect your passport and show some style at the same time.
8. Arrowhead Necklaces by Ameyaa Jewelry - $22
The necklaces from Ameyaa Jewelry make a statement. I loved the shape and handmade appeal of these arrowhead pendants. Made with a natural stone called jasper no two will ever be exact. They range in length from 16 inches to 30 inches and can be layers or worn on their own.