Simply Charming

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Happy Sunday, all!

We are back from MAGfest and I find myself with a rather nasty bit of con crud but we definitely had a great time! As promised, I scouted out some new and amazing creators, this first of which I realized I’d already met before. Apparently when I purchased adorable Calcifer cameo and Kodama in a bottle necklaces from Stephanie of Charming Little Fox at Anime Central last year, I didn’t post about it. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!? I know! What is wrong with me??? So here we are giving her absolutely cute cutey cute creations a spotlight. Did I say Calcifer cameo? I did:

Lookit this widdle mean and scawy fiwe demon…

She makes all of these crazy tiny beauties by hand with clay so each one tends to be somewhat unique (which I love) so mine actually has a pretty teal background. The main pendants that truly captured my attention the first time around, though, were her terrarium necklaces like Totoro here:

This one looks so confused, too, like how did I get in here?

My little Kodama is just as tiny and detailed plus it glows in the dark! It’s these bitty details that really set her apart. Just think about the amount of time it takes to make things like these teeny sushi rolls or this koi pond:

 

Super duper cute, right? She also does do some slightly larger but no less detailed pendants like this lovely octo I would just love to put in my own rotation:

All the tentacles to hold you!

I would highly encourage you to take a look through her Facebook or Instagram for more examples of stunning clay artwork and once she comes back from a brief hiatus, you can purchase a piece on her Etsy shop. Next week I have some new leather wares to take offer.

Stay crafty!

~Laura


A Charming Gift for Mom

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Here in the US, Mother’s Day is exactly two weeks away so the mad scramble to find just the right gift has begun! Many people often turn to jewelry as one of the best ways to show Mom just how much she means to them. There is quite the selection out there to choose from! Whether you want to give her a reminder that she is always in your heart by gifting her with an actual engraving of your heartbeat:

A beat that any Mother could love.

A beat that any Mother could love.

Or maybe your Mom gets especially sentimental over a certain Disney movie involving elephants:

I'm not crying, you're crying!

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Maybe your Mom (like mine), is a big geek and would love to sport a pendant with her favorite space plant:

Yes, Mom, we are ALL Groot.

Yes, Mom, we are ALL Groot.

Or if she is a big gamer, perhaps show your love by giving her this stylish and effective shield from her fave action adventure character:

Nothing says love like a mirrored shield of Hyrule!

Nothing says love like a mirrored shield of Hyrule!

You’ve still got time but just remember to factor in shipping and demand! I’ll be back next week with some more great gift ideas.

Stay crafty!

~Laura