Tuesday, 2 July 2013

My First Foray into Etsy: Bargalicious Bling!


For the longest time I've associated Etsy with handmade treasure trove and personalised prettiness in my mind but had never actually taken the time to log on and check out the bajillion Etsy shops and their respective wares. When a newsletter from the self billed 'World's most vibrant handmade marketplace' made it into my inbox though I was drawn in. (Yep, I'm a marketer's dream). 

You'll find anything and everything you can imagine from sellers worldwide but naturally I was drawn to the jewellery (It ALWAYS fits) and was completely spoiled for choice. I eventually settled on just two pieces from the same seller (BestQuality666) and was completely blown away when they arrived from Japan 10 days later. 


First up, this literally stunning neck piece with intricate detailing and chunky brushed gold effect chain. It's heavy weight and gorgeously bright with each of the glass settings cut to catch the most light. 

I've already worn this over a simple black t shirt and jeans and had 5 compliments within the first 30 minutes. I. LUB. IT. 

The only thing I Lub more? The price! This stunner set me back just €11.97 - for realsies.

ELEVEN. NINETY. SEVEN



Next are these beautifully intricate Summer bright earrings. I'm a fiend for unusual and unique earrings and these shell flower glass gem stone drops are no exception. 

Beautifully intricate and eye catchingly bright these set me back a mere €2.90, that's right, less than three euro. I would have paid up to ten times that. 


Aren't they dinky? Again I've been receiving so many compliments with these little beautys. They're so easy to wear and complement every colour featured (that's a lot) but also contrast against white beautifully. 

One word of warning when buying with Etsy that I've found though, both of these picks have already trebled in price from the same seller! I can only imagine that there's been a lot of interest so she decided to up her asking price and who can blame her. Because of this I'd advise buying a bargain as soon as you spot it - it's certainly what I'll be doing in future. 

Are you an Etsy fan already? I'd love to see some of your stash if so. If not you can peruse the prettiness here - I accept zero responsibility for melting Lasers by the by... (including my own). 


12 comments:

Cólleen Devine said...

I get so lost cause I need uh I mean want it all!!! Some fantastic stuff on there! Your finds are smashing

Anonymous said...

Etsy is just SO big and there really is SO much on there. It's great for vintage finds as well, I got my new old wedding / engagement on there. Loving the bling!! xx

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Gorgeous finds! Whats the story with p& p though, was it very pricey?

Avril Joanne said...

Never really got into Esty. Very tempted too check it out now! That necklace is lovely xx

MissGreenEyes said...

I always peruse the really cool pop culture nail wraps and all the custom polish on there but I've never bought from there, my browser doesn't like the site either (I get that 'Aw, Snap' screen every time) so I'm safe from the Etsy lure for now! eBay, on the other hand........

Cherry Sue said...

Thanks Có! I was very, very restrained :)

Cherry Sue said...

Really Sera?! I was almost snared looking at the vintage engagement rings! Eeep!

Cherry Sue said...

I should have included that! It's really not too bad, because I bought both from the one seller I only had to pay one P&P of €6.50! From Japan that's really not too bad :)

Cherry Sue said...

Thanks Avril, I was exactly the same - can't stop looking now! x

Cherry Sue said...

Now you see, I've been saved from eBay because I didn't have a Visa debit, same with ASOS - Now I do I'm avoiding them like the plague. It's not easy...

Anonymous said...

Pretty! I'm a sucker for jewellery too. My husband (normally very good about these things) has started commenting that I don't need ANOTHER necklace. But I do!

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