Etsy is a mecca of vintage-meets-crafty fabulousness. Like Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook, it sucks me in like a glitter-filled black hole where I spend hours clicking through steampunk couture clothing, retro bubblegum pink telephones and radios, hand-stamped stationery and elegant/kitschy/whimsical jewelry.
Seriously–Etsy causes my otherwise-Type A, stingy self to delve into a dangerous world of impetuous fiscal behavior. On occasion I’m plagued with buyer’s remorse, but if I find a great deal on a piece of eye candy–one that’s sure to earn me sidewalk oohs and ahhs and make me feel like a fashion goddess–I know I made a worthwhile purchase.
Today I’m singing the praises of five different Etsy stores that specialize in inexpensive, kitschy-cute jewelry. Such products make a big impact, so you don’t need to cover yourself from head to toe in them. If you want to remain fashion-savvy, choose one (or maybe two) items to wear as statement pieces and you’ll be set for the day.
Affordable Etsy Jewelry Shops
I'm Your Present
I'm Your Present Calling all cat ladies! This shop is a must-visit. It's run by Kelly, a twentysomething craft maven whose specialty is felines, hearts, skulls, ice cream and Barbie. She sells everything from upcycled clothing to giant, cameo-style earrings featuring cat faces and decadent sundaes. Prices on jewelry start at $5.