Free Giveaway in Appreciation!

In celebration of almost 1000 likes on my Facebook Page, I will be giving away one of my jewelry pieces.  To be in the running all you have to do is like my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sharonorellaArt.  Please feel free to leave me a note when you do, I love to hear from folks.

To see what you could win check out my website at www.sharonorelladesigns.com.       Tell your friends and if they like my page they will be int he running as well.  It is only about 20 people to reach 1000…  Good Luck!

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Bag, Bags and More Bags

I am always on the hunt for hand bags, purses, accessories that hold more accessories, by whatever name you call them, they are essentially bags.   Here are some of my favorite hand crafted bags made in America.  My criteria, you ask… well… Leather construction, bags must be lined, have a good shape and plenty of room.  (Each image is a link to where you can purchase the bag, if you are so inclined)

Double Zipper Bag in Sand

Madeline Chadwick Handbags Based in Los Angeles

Genuine leather. Silver hardware. Two open interior pockets and one zipper pocket. Custom lining.

 

SALE - Ready to ship - Larch leather bag in black

Handmade by ValhallaBrooklyn     Larch bag in buttery soft and sturdy black pebble grain premium grade cow hide

 

Everyday Bag

Handmade by ContraBandCouture      Butterscotch brown with, Two pockets on the faux gator inserts outside,  front and back along with three pockets on the inside paisley print lining.

 

 

Red Rose & Thorn Lasercut Lambskin Leather Ruffle Crossbody Bag

Handmade by DahlingAccessories

Red rose super soft lambskin lined with gray woven fabric. Ruffle flap at front with steel spike details.  Inside flap is grey Italian leather. Magnetic snap closure. Red leather reinforced crossbody strap that can be tied at end to adjust length. Inner pocket.   Fully lined. Dahling satin inside label on pocket.

 

Luella Bag Custom Color Option

Handmade by LolaFalkDesigns and made to order  Custom color bag

Exterior: Leather
Lining and Interior Pocket: Cotton
Closure: Metal Zipper
Adjustable Strap: Leather (can be lengthened/shortened to be worn cross-body or over shoulder)

A little bit of everything for your summer vacay or staycation. . .

As we head into the weekend, I realize that it is the middle of July.  We are past celebrations for the 4th, and there are no major holidays until Labor day.   Many are almost ready to go on their annual vacation, whether that be a staycation or a trip to the coast or to visit family, we all want to have some fun.   I was thinking about our annual trip to the Oregon Coast where we relax and just enjoy our selves for a couple of weeks.   I always take lots of different things to play with while we are there, and for me that means being crafty, or arty in some way.   This made me think about what types of supplies I might want to take with me and of course I went on a search of Etsy.    Here are a few of the items I found that would be good to take along…

For the sewer/quilter:

Nature Inspired Collection by Windham.  

Riley Blake Happier Sampler

For the jewelry maker:

Lucite Pansy Flower Beads – Mixed Color

AAA – Mixed Precious Rondelles – Ruby, Emerald and Sapphires – 1/2 Strand

For the cook:

Vintage Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book circa 1953

For the knitter/Crocheter:

Worsted weight Sock Yarn, Hand Dyed Merino Wool Tweed Randomly Variegated Vermillion, Dusty Rose and Burgundy 4 oz. 200 yards

Hand Dyed Worsted Weight Yarn – Mission Fig

Oregon Timber Brown DK Alpaca Yarn (50 g)

And finally for the scrap booker:

Tanithsoddsandends

Freshmemoriesstudio
 
 
If you need a project check out Red heart for free crochet and knitting patterns!
 
Here is a 3 part tutorial on making resin jewelry:
 
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Part 2
 
Part 3: