Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gothic Hats: Scissorfiend

One of my favorite hat shops is Scissorfiend's Etsy. She has a gorgeous collection of hats with gothic details such as stripes, feathers, and even cast resin skulls. Some of my favorite hats are her mini tricorns, but I'm a complete sucker for tricorns!

If you like the idea of a realistic faux skull perched on your head, but can't afford to drop the cash on one of her exquisitely made hats, she also sells hair bows made with small resin bird skulls.

Scissorfiend also has a website, which features a few more of her hats as well as her corset and costume work.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pretty Crocet Gloves

Gloves are such a cute accessory, and as a Lolita who sways towards Classic and Gothic, a pretty pair is sometimes a necessity. The problem tends to be finding a nice pair, a pair that is on par with the quality of a dress. I recently stumbled across the Etsy shop Crocetize, featuring made-to-order crochet lace gloves.

The gloves offered on Crochetize are delicate and pretty and, quite possibly the best part, they can be made in a variety of colors, from basic black and off-white to various shades of pink and beyond. You can get a pair of gloves to match your wardrobe perfectly!

Price wise, the gloves from Crochetize are very fairly priced, at $39 for gloves with fingers and $35 without fingers.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shipping Price Adjustment- Cheaper Shipping!

I recently ordered some bubble mailers, as well as kraft boxes in huuuuge bulk, so because of that I am now saving a ton on shipping supplies. I used to spend almost a dollar per bubble mailer. Just the bubble mailer mind you, that was totally before shipping. A dollar added onto first class postage isn't much less than Priority mail, so to save me some trouble I would just ship Priority. But now that I got a ton of bubble mailers for practically pennies I can ship first class for significantly less than Priority.

So what does that mean for you? It means shipping for jewelry and other small items in my shop are a couple dollars cheaper than they were before. The only down side to this is that things might take a little longer to get to you.

I can, of course, still ship Priority mail if you would like, all you have to do is message me on Etsy after placing your order and let me know and I'll invoice you for the difference, which will only be a couple dollars more.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Long Time, No Post!

Well, it's been a while! I get so caught up with my other blog and doing the actual crafting that I always forget about this one. Well, no more! For now at least :3

I recently came across the Etsy shop Totus Mel Tats, a shop dedicated to beautifully tatted accessories.

Here's one of my favorite pieces. Chokers like this are so perfect!

Tatting is a very vintage styled craft, it's when you make lots of little knots to make pretty lace work. Ladies used to do it to the edges of their hankies (and pretty much everything else!). Most tatting shops I come across are filled with very cute and charming things, so I was very excited to see a shop selling gothically inclined tatted pieces!

I'm really hoping to update this blog a bit more! So maybe I'll be doing daily Etsy finds, or pretty inspiration. Or at least, near daily and not once ever couple of months like I have been doing!