Last week I did a bit of Etsy shopping… yes, I know. Again! But seriously, what I bought is just so perfect I couldn’t resist.
It all started with crocheted bows shoe clips that I saw in a treasury on Etsy’s front page, which led me to visit the Greek Etsy seller, sidirom’s shop.
I think it’s genius to make bows, especially in visa versa colours, to jazz up your pumps.
The colour scheme of grey and aqua appears a few times in sidirom’s shop. Like this reading glasses case
or this nautical inspired knot necklace
What I fell in love was, was this chain reaction necklace made up of crocheted chain links. It’s such a simple design, but the effect is so striking.
As I don’t wear any pink, I asked Mairi to custom make me one in charcoal, light grey and aqua. (I really like that about buying handmade on Etsy: you can’t go to Accessorize and say “Ooh I want that, but please replace the pink with aqua, and while you’re at it, add two shades of grey as well.”)
Two days later, this “reserved for Natasja” listing appeared in Mairi’s shop. My necklace. Absolutely perfect!!!
On Friday my package arrived, with a hand written note from Mairi.
And today, I’m wearing my chain reaction necklace with pride. The dress I’m wearing it with is the exact same colours as my necklace. I promise you, I didn’t have this dress in mind when I placed my order. Really. I just wanted something in shades of grey with a pop of colour – I must have had the same idea when I bought the dress 3 years ago.
Custom made crochet necklace + old dress = match made in hooky heaven.
Do yourself a favour and check out the 57 items in sidirom’s shop here. You can also follow her on Facebook here.
Thank you Mairi for making me the perfect necklace. I love it!
Brilliant – love the way you are supporting and promoting fellow crafters. 🙂
It is a terrific necklace. I like the way the crocheted chain links and the metal links of the necklace work together. And what a (color) coincidence! Thanks for sharing this great shopping experience!
GORGEOUS! I love crochet necklaces and this one is so different (esp in the greys ;o) Love little bows too, I often make little hair clip bows as extra presies for my daughters friends parties … btw I am going to go and visit that etsy shop NOW!! I love etsy and what it stands for to open up the world market to talented homemade sellers that would previously have only had a local catchment …
Wow, i can not find appropriate words to say how much honoured and flattered i feel right now and how much i thank you for featuring my work! You are amazing!!! Thank you so so much!!!!
It’s a huge pleasure. I love your work and I know if I do, others would too. I hope I generated a couple of sales for you 🙂
How sweet to have a dress that can be made new again with a pretty new necklace to match!
And, those bows on the shoes. You are so right. They are adorable!
What a lovely post today. Thanks so much for posting such good pictures.
Sjoe, dis regtig anders en funky!! Self sou ek dit gekoop het, maar soos Clarissa gesê het: ‘Juffrou het darem baie kalkoenvelle.’ ;-))