Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gorgeousness on Folksy

by Suw on January 4, 2009

I joined up with craft marketplace Folksy in November, in the hope that I could sell some of the necklaces that I made last year. I’m really enjoying myself, because although I’ve only sold one piece so far, the community is so much fun that it rather makes up for the slow sales. So far I have just over a dozen necklaces listed, and I took a whole raft of photos this morning so will be able to list more over the coming week.

But what’s impressed me about Folksy is just how gorgeous many of the other sellers’ work is. I thought I’d present a selection of my current favourites to give you a flavour of what’s available.

The beautiful silver, red agate and pearl crocheted bracelet is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve seen. Made by Ali Bali Jewellery, who does some wonderful work, I’ve been coveting it since I first saw it.

Folksy :: Buy

I love the rich green of this lampwork heart necklace by Leeski. For those of you not familiar with lampwork, it’s a technique using a gas torch (originally an oil lamp) to melt and work glass rods and tubes.

Folksy :: Buy

Nicole Hill has made this stunning star ruby and silver necklace, which would be just an amazing piece of jewellery to own. Like Ali Bali, Nicole’s shop is one I could quite happily empty, were money no object.

Folksy :: Buy

Finally, and again proving that you can do things with silver wire that ought to be impossible, is this wonderful knitted necklace by Rhea Clements.

Folksy :: Buy

Of course, there’s a lot more to Folksy than jewellery! There’s lots of knitting, crochet, felt work, art and photography, and lots more. I’ve bought a couple of things – a notebook and a photo print, both of which came really promptly and were just lovely. I’ve spent a lot of time looking through the site, watching what new members put up for sale, and wishing that I had more money. If you’ve a little Christmas cash still to spend, you could do no better than visiting Folsky and supporting British crafters.

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