13 Jan 2009

Tweetingly good

More Twitter finds for today. You can find some amazing handmade goods on that site! Just join and ask people to show you what they make, or if you are looking for something specific just put out a call and you will get the answers. These people featured today are a selection of links I was shown today.

Ali Bali Jewellery's bracelet was the first to catch my eye. The fabulous lampwork beads, by artist Emma Baird, are perfectly set off by the cranberry fresh water pearls Ali uses. This bracelet is beautifully made with such lovely attention to detail. There are matching earrings in her shop. Take a look.

These soaps from KB Shimmer are just so pretty and colourful I had to feature them. KB allows you to pick 6 different shea and cocoa butter cold process soaps from her shop and you get a fabulous discount. Check through her shop to find out the colours and scents you can buy. Just how inviting will they look stacked by the side of your sink.

This Kaleidoscope from La Beq reminded me so much of my childhood. My grandfather was so good at wood work and wood turning that he made us lots of much loved toys. This beauty is turned from purpleheart wood and has brass fittings for the eye piece and to hold the lens. Being only 2 9/16” (6.5cm) long, it means you can keep a rainbow pattern maker in your pocket. Fabulous job La Beq!

Marcie Jane designs showed me two necklaces on twitter and I decided to feature this one, because of it's lovely earthy colours. The greens, browns and golds reminded me of the start of Autumn when leaves are starting to turn but there is still lots of rich greens to remind you of summer. The simplicity of the beads with the flamboyant detail brass bail really work well together.

Siansburys' work has long since caught my eye. She makes the most amazing sock monkeys and monkey related items. Each monkey is so lovingly created that they all have their own individual personality. Now Lucas isn't your average sock monkey, he is a monkey with brains. He's doing an Open University degree in zoology. Not many sock monkeys can make that claim.

Here is the perfect big breakfast for slimmers or sock monkeys. Imogens Garden has created this all but calorie free plate full of goodies. It might taste a little woolly but it won't add inches to your waste line. This is a great buy for children to help them in games of make believe, something that I think is very important. The rest of Imogen's shop is full of fabulous felt and fabric toys and a lot more besides.

I love being shown lots of hand made goods and I enjoy sharing them with all the people that read this blog. Long may people create and share their talents with us all. Mass produced goods just don't give me that buzz of excitement when the post man delivers them and I get to unwrap them. Go one, buy something and find out for yourself just how exciting it is to open up that parcel containing something lovingly handmade.

Written by Lynne of PiratePixieCrew and Hyperloop Hoops


  1. a gorgeous collection today...thanks for sharing!!:-)

  2. Love them all, I have always loved those sock monkeys from Sian...and that Kaleidoscope from La Beq is one of my favorites, La Beq is one talented chick!

  3. Great selection, thanks for including my bracelet!


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