Goodies that might well make the perfect little Christmas gift for someone you know or maybe you'll end up putting them on your own Christmas list. These are the types of goodies that if I had a bricks and mortar gift shop, I'd fantasise about stocking in my little emporium of treasures.
So today's feature is Polarity.
When I first discovered Etsy I was blown away by the volume of lovely goodies that people made, but it was Polarity lockets that first caught my attention enough to make me do some shopping.
My first Polarity purchase - Joy set featuring the art work of Fhiona Galloway
Polarity is the brainchild of Cat Ivins of The Olive Bites Studio. Each locket is made from a recycled auto part that Cat turns into a locket with interchangeable 'lids' held in place by a super strong magnet. Each locket comes with a ball chain you can easily trim to size and is presented in a lovely tin and calico draw string bag. What blows me away about these lockets is: 1)The are recycled. Don't you just love it when you can take an item that started out life as something else, is no longer needed and destined for the scrap heap and turn into something beautiful and or useable? 2) I love that once you have a locket you can for a few pounds/dollars get more 'lids'. I am blown away at how original this is. 3)That you can have a piece of highly unusual, but wearable jewellery and every second person is not wearing exactly the same thing.
Purple Passion Lid Set
There is so much choice as Cat had collaborated with a range of artists to make some wonderful and often edgey artists lockets. My last Polarity purchase just for me was this set:
Vintage Girls Mystical Collaboration locket with The Nebulous Kingdom
I love the modern Gothic feel that makes this a sophisticated choice of the Halloween season. An avid reader and lover of text fabric how can I resist a lid set that comes with some texty goodness?
I wonder how I can ever resist a lid set full stop, because the choice is amazing. There really is something for everyone. If you sew you may be attracted to the fabric lockets or the button ones or how about a picture locket named just for sewers in the quilt lovers necklace.
As you can see I may have indulged once or twice :-) (As well as buying a few for presents.)
If pendant lockets aren't your thing you'll also find: bracelets, rings, key chains, earrings and magnetic boards.
And after my post about customer service I can report Cat is a great seller to deal with and you always get a little extra surprise with your order and a fantastic speedy service ;-)
If all that hasn't made you race off to Etsy you may want to check out Cat's other store - Uncorked. full of lovely goodies made with cork - equally as unusual and twice as funky.
Still here? I'm surprised you aren't shopping already.