Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Welcome to my new blog in support of my first Etsy shop, Rambling Ivy Caravan.  I've been a crafter ever since I can remember and decided to add my love of arts, crafts, and treasure hunting to my web content writing to round out my online business.

I chose the name of my shop because it evokes the image of a free-spirit selling her crafty wares and found objects she's come across on her travels.  I have just a few items up right now including crochet jewelry and patterns and ACEOs.  But I'm adding stuff  almost daily.  It's been a learning process navigating the Etsy system but I'm getting the hang of it.

Here's an example of the jewelry.  My granny taught me to crochet when I was 7, so it's only fitting that the first items I listed were granny square crochet earrings.  These are made with DMC thread, seed beads and other small beads.  They measure 2-1/2 inches long and 1-1/2 inches wide.  This is close to what all the other earrings measure.  They're a bit gypsy, a bit hippie and were just plain fun to make.  I plan on experimenting with different crochet patterns in jewelry using traditional thread but also metal eventually.

I have several different colors and designs but this pair, Orange Dream, has been admired already.  It's funny because I wasn't sure if orange would be too flashy.  I'll be updating the blog with more of my latest items.  Visit my shop here to see what's up.

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