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
Paper Cakes Chelsea of Paper Cakes also founded the popular blog Paper Cakes Finds, a Web site dedicated to finding and showcasing all things marvelous. She hails from Canada and sells hand-crafted kitschy jewelry with a bit of edge. Her goods are a fusion of bubblegum princess and pissed-off ex girlfriend. Take, for example, her signature heart necklaces that have phrases such as "please die" and "you suck" written gingerly in a sugary cursive. Prices on jewelry start at $5.50.