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.
Bottlecap Magnets: 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."
Meet Alex, of alexladydesigns! She has been creating handmade jewelry for years, but is now taking it to the streets starting her own business. Read about the trials, tribulations, and ridiculousness of her daily efforts to bring her jewelry to the masses, and visit her online store to peruse her designs at www.alexladydesigns.etsy.com!
I'm an actor in the NYC area, and I've been selling toner cartridges for far too long. They have been eating my soul.
I have been making jewelry as a hobby for ten years now, but was recently inspired to launch an Etsy website by a friend who pitched me an MLM jewelry company. If I had been tempted to get into a home business to sell someone ELSE'S jewelry, clearly it was time for me to start selling my own creations.
I handcraft jewelry using semiprecious stones, pearls, and the highest quality crystal and glass beads. Every piece is created with attention to detail and an eye for sparkle!