Etsy Friday Favorites
Hey look, a new post theme! Once of the things I’ve always promised myself has been that, once I’m out of college and gainfully employed, I’ll spend more money to support small business, and specifically to support handmade. I’ll try to buy handmade before I buy from the big box store, I’ll do all my christmas shopping on etsy or local co-ops and consignment shops, etc etc. Well, while I’m out of college I’m not quite gainfully employed just yet, but there’s no harm in dreaming.
Today’s theme, if you didn’t notice, is “Tiger”. Tigers are (and always have been) my favorite animal. I’m also a huge fan of the whole of cephalopodia, the Binturong, and the Chameleon, (and just about any other living or extinct critter, as I am a proud animal nerd) but still. Tigers!
1. Tiger Iron Pendant from . Tiger eye and tiger iron are some of my favorite stones. Ordering Tiger Iron when you don’t get to see the specific bead (say, from a large supplier) is rather hit-and-miss, as sometimes you get good banding of all three stones (jasper, tiger eye and hematite) and sometimes one of them (typically hematite, in my experience) dominates the bead. This, on the other hand, is a fantastic example of Tiger Iron. I lust after it.
3. 24kt Gold Porcelain Tiger Earrings by itsalovelycake. I love the little tiger beads! I must find some for my very own. Careful searching has led me to porcelain tiger beads one, two and three, but not the beads in the earrings. Alas!