One of my favorite places to shop for new clothing, jewelry, and accessories is on Etsy. PLEASE tell me you have heard of it! If not - click this link NOW.
Etsy is dedicated to small time shops, businesses, and individuals who love what they do: making and selling handmade items, or selling vintage stuff. It's really awesome, and truly unique. It's real easy to join and even set up your own shop. I tried my hand at it for a bit. I'm pretty crafty and make lots of stuff around the house, including decoration for my children's room. I had a shop called Pollyanna Designs (it's actually still up) where I sold toy chests, wall letters, and rocking chairs. It was all centered around stuff I already was making for friends and family.
I have a few shops I frequent often, and one of my favorites is a shop owned by a real friendly (and local!) woman Megan called BijouxbyMeg. She makes gorgeous dainty jewelery and I must admit to owning quite a few of her pieces. I have a necklace with both my daughters initials, matching earrings, and an infinity bracelet (let us not forget I am a geek at heart!)
Did I mention she also packages them in the cutest little gift boxes!
Hand crafted items are so much fun and unique additions to your collection. I receive compliments all the time, especially on my necklace, and moms are always dying to know how to get their hands on one! I love my jewelry from BijouxbyMeg because it's unique, authentic, and has a story behind it. Plus you actually get to know the person that is making it. How neat is that? Can you tell me who made those earrings your wearing now? Or that ring on your finger? It's beautiful jewelry, at a great price, made by friendly people just for YOU - can't beat that!
And here's the best part laides: Megan and I have teamed up to offer one #lucky reader a heart necklace! (Please see belowfor more information on how to enter).
Sometimes the best jewelry or accessory in your closet isn't the most expensive, or the brand name. Sometimes it's something simple and unique with a story behind it. Not someone else's story - your story. My hat goes off to all those crafty women out there making, selling, and buying handmade items. Keep doing what you're doing!
How to Enter:
(leave a comment for every step you complete)
1. Must be follower of A Chic Geek Blog
2. Share this giveaway on Facebook
3. Like BijouxbyMeg on facebook
Winner will be announced March 1st!