Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Worth it Wednesday: Wearing My Heart Around My Neck.

Since I'm Spreading the Love this month (along with some other lovely ladies over there in my sidebar), my Worth It Wednesdays are all going to be about Etsy. Yay!

This was actually the very first purchase I ever made on Etsy. I was feeling a little homesick for where I went to college and lived for 5 years (my longest consecutive stay EVER). I typed the city into Etsy and found this adorable pendent from Recycled Design.

It's made from a Scrabble tile and an old atlas and is coated with lots of resin for a shiny, sturdy little picture.

Worth: The pendent was only $5.50. I just put it on a thin silver strand I had.

Works For: There is something for everyone. Her store has all kinds of pendents with map pieces and photos. If I'd gone to Japan, I'd love that one. And I'm going to El Paso at least once this year - maybe I'll get this! I also looove this Paris pendent.

What I Love: It's recycled, it's sturdy, it's bright, and it is a cute and subtle memento of my love for southwest Ohio. (Am I totally lame? Wait. Don't answer that. I tend to be wistful all too often.)

necklace.
Me today - my shirt matches Kentucky! And...pay no attention to the ugly color of our carpet. Thank you. Move along.

21 comments:

  1. cute!

    i have that sweater you're wearing in the photo :) i've had it forever but i still love it!

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  2. Your floor is the same color as ours. HA!

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  4. This is so cute! My sister and I have a deal where we will be going to London when she graduates from high school in three years. We came up with this when she was 5 or so--seriously. So, for Christmas this year, I found a necklace very much like that one on Etsy, only it had an airplane charm attached. I loved it, and I loved that it came from Etsy!

    Great find!

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  5. no worries, my carpet is uglier than yours...no really it is. dang apartments.
    Can i say that i'm glad you didnt move that stuff off the floor? I tend to see a lot of that in my own pictures but then on other blogs their rooms are always SPOTLESS and i'm like HEY! :P
    I actually bought something for my hometown on etsy a long time ago too! Mine was a little card wallet i bought here:
    http://tinyurl.com/b54vxh

    : )

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  6. That is cute! And I think I have the same sweater, too, in blue. I wore it with the heart necklace that I got from Etsy crafter ThunderCrafts last month, for my graduation photo. (Just missed your Etsy idea by a few weeks!)

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  7. super super super cute.

    i love etsy. and you. double win =)

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  8. What a cute necklace. Off to check for Seattle ones!

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  9. I do love that pendant. It's super cute. I would totally love one for Chicago.

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  10. I also have the same color carpet... So hot!

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  11. Really adorable. I love those charms.

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  12. Awww that necklace is too cute! I love that it's shows Dayton on the map! I might get a Fresno necklace if I ever left this stinkin town! Ha. But I don't have enof pride to wear a Fresno necklace while living in Fresno. ;)

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  13. What a fun item! I love the fact the Etsy members are out there as they have the most amazing stuff to sell.

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  14. So adorable! That is exactly what I am planning to make for my Etsy shop, only not maps, but just designs really at first. You'll see ;) The maps are a super good idea!

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  15. What a cute little pendant! & I love the pants you're wearing. I've been trying to find some trouser pants, but no luck. :[

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  16. I live in Southwest Ohio. Holla!

    Also, yay ugly carpet club!

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  17. Aww how adorable is that pendant! You always find the cutest stuff on etsy. I have some earrings in my cart right now that I've been waiting to buy, but haven't gotten around to yet

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  18. my city is on there! Go Cincy!

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  19. I can't believe no one has commented on the awesomeness of your outfit & pose: totally catalog (minus the background). Love. it.

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