I've decided to start doing a feature on some of the Disney things that I've stumbled across on Etsy and other websites. I thought it would be a fun way to share some of the things that I've come across with all of you!
As a designer myself, it's important to me to purchase handmade items when I can. I feel like they're more personal, and it gives me great satisfaction to treasure something that someone else took time to create. I'm also a huge fan of making items myself. I make accessories, jewelry, paintings, scrapbooks- pretty much anything that I can get my hands on. So it's nice to support other crafters!
Both my husband and I have Etsy stores. Ok… so I actually "own" the names of at least 6 or 7 shops. (I'm slowly working on opening them- stay tuned for some awesome Disney related items from some of them!) For those of you who aren't familiar with Etsy, it's an online store that sells handmade and vintage items as well as crafting supplies. Each seller has their own shop name and site where they can sell their goods. I think it's safe to say that it's addicting!
To start off my featured shop reviews, I figured that I'd give my handsome hubby the spotlight!
Eliot runs a store called Snowblade Creations. He started his Etsy store when he realized that his addiction to collecting Disney pins left him with a lot of pins that he didn't really want. One day, he was talking to his younger sister, and the idea struck him that he could turn the pins into jewelry. Snowblade Creations was born.
|Valentine's Day Ear Icon Pendant|
Eliot turns Disney pins into pendants that can be worn on rubber necklaces that he includes with the purchase of a pin, or with any other necklace. He opened his shop on April 30, 2011. The pendants are the perfect way to show off your favorite Disney character. My favorite favorites are the holiday pins so I love having the ability to have a different necklace for every holiday!
|Jack Skellington Ear Icon Pendant|
After making necklaces, Eliot decided that he wanted to get into soap making. We experimented with different types of glycerin soap and many different molds.
One of Eliot's most popular soap designs is his Vinylmation soap. Eliot created a special mold for a 3" soap that is the exact same size as Disney's Vinylmation characters. He's had a few brides contact him to order them for bridal shower and wedding favors.
Eliot also makes silhouette Mickey Mouse soaps. We actually used this exact mold to make pink and lime soaps as our wedding favors! Our guests loved them and they're great because it's something that they could all use when they got home.
|Bright Mickey Mouse Silhouette Soaps|
He also just added some new rhinestone Mickey Mouse post earrings that are really cute. I bought a ton of them for some projects that I'm working on, so I thought that I'd be a good wife and share.
|Mickey Mouse rhinestone colors for post earrings|
Eliot's working on adding a lot more pendants to his shop soon. We traded a TON of pins when we were at Disney World in March for our honeymoon. I'm also trying to convince him to work on a few rings and earring designs for me. So he might be adding those to the shop soon as well. He also takes custom orders if you have a pin that you'd like to convert to a necklace.
|Pastel Mickey Mouse Silhouette Soaps|
Check his shop out! You can also visit his fan page on Facebook where he (or myself) occasionally post discount codes! °o°
|Minnie Ghost Pendant|
Note: I believe in honesty, so if I'm ever writing a post in the future where I'm getting paid to do a review, or if I receive free merchandise in exchange for a review on my blog, I'll let you know! Honesty is always the best policy. °o°
|Vinylmation Soaps next to a Stitch Vinylmation figure|