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An Etsy Discovery

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Oh Etsy.  I love it, I really do.  It's a veritable treasure trove of amazing stuff.  Yet it's so very big (and, let's be honest, not the easiest website in the world to navigate) that I tend to go "oof" at the thought of idly browsing through it for pleasure.  I haven't got the patience.  I have to brace myself and do it all in one huge go when I've got my Christmas presents list in front of me instead.

I cope much better with Etsy when someone goes "OI ALEX, LOVELY STUFF ALERT!"  That way I can add it to my favourites, check back every now and then for shiny new things and not have to go through the whole palaver of browsing through 987623 pages of stuff that I don't want to find the one perfect thing that I do want. 

Louise from Naive Melodies got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago to let me know about her Etsy shop which sells v. pretty jewellery.

She very kindly sent me the rectangle charm necklace. Isn't it lovely? I know the trendy fashion blogger thing at the moment is for massive, chunky, neon necklaces but I do not like them. At all. Massive jewellery, whether that be necklaces, earrings or rings, is for other people. It's not for me. It weighs me down and irritates me.  Big or long necklaces are the worst.  I have a terrible habit of getting them caught on things (especially door handles, which hate me) and either breaking them or nearly garroting myself. I like my necklaces pretty and, even if they're not exactly what you'd call little and dainty, on the simple side.  This is perfect.

I did want to do a proper outfit post but, well, I've got the plague and my face isn't fit to make an appearance on the blog right now.  The hedgehog jumper is from ASOS btw.

Louise has very kindly provided me (and you!) with a discount code for 33% off all purchases at Naive Melodies - just enter SOCKS33 in the appropriate box when you're paying. I'm sure you'll find something you like on there! I think I'll treat myself to the arrowhead necklace.  I need a bit more gold coloured jewellery in my life.


  1. This is lovely, so simple.
    I don't mind chunky or dainty jewellery, like to mix between the two.

  2. That made me laugh about you getting necklaces caught on door handles - for me it's belt loops ;)

    I totally agree about Etsy - I love it but unless you have something specific in mind like "penguin brooch", it's very hard work. Love your necklace :)

    Hope you feel better soon, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :) xxx

  3. Love the simplicity of this piece! I don't like anything too fussy or long either really, I've broken too many in the past catching them on chairs!! x

  4. oooooh, have just gone and purchased the 'Geometric Triangle Arrowhead Pendant Hipster Chain Necklace'...what a name!! Love all of them though :)
    Thanks for sharing :) xx

  5. ALex - glad it got there ok, and it looks fab!

    Thanks for your purchase Nicola - hope you love it ;-)

  6. I am exactly the same- I have broken so many necklaces bending down to open low cupboard or drawer-drawers and caught the necklace and broken the chain and/or strangled myself (usually a ricochet banging head on hard wood surface too!) I wanted to ask you about the Rochelle books by the Chalet school author. Are they any good? I saw some in a charity shop!x

  7. I can lose hours on Etsy! I may just have to take advantage of that discount code, the rectangle one is lovely, it looks so tactile and the arrow head is nice too...


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