Visiting Madebymelissa's virtual store on etsy is like walking into a real-life gift shop. She resides in Dumont, NJ, and her store is stocked with handmade jewelry, kitchy little magnets, unusual crocheted items, even vintage jewelry... including hard-to-find clip earrings! She has over 100 items for sale on her etsy site www.madebymelissa.etsy.com so something is sure to catch your eye. Some of my faves:
Crocheted facial pads/makeup removers
"These facial scrubbies were crocheted with 100% 4 ply white cotton yarn. They are just under 3 inches wide and are perfect for removing eye make-up and face washing. They are soft and luxurious and provide gentle exfoliation. Stop throwing away your money on cotton balls and grab a set of these!"...a steal at $2.50! How clever.
These super cute bottle cap magnets will remind you of the important things in life - Live, laugh, love and when all else fails - SHOP!!
"These are perfect for office file cabinets, lockers and of course refrigerators."
Blue Dragonfly Ribbon Necklace
"This cute little dragonfly has 4 shades of blue going up his body and cute pale green eyes. He is slightly over an inch tall and about an inch and a half wide from wing to wing. He is hanging on two 18 inch long ribbons - one in light blue and one in royal blue - they compliment his lovely blue body perfectly!! The necklace secures with a silver plated lobster claw clasp."
Check out her vintage section too, for some great finds!
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