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Style definition for Etsy listing attributes

Here you will find a style definition or guide for each of the style types that are optional attributes in the sell on etsy form.

They used to drive me crazy! There used to be like 50 of them and I didn’t know or remember most of them! Thankfully with the new updates there are only like 11 styles so they are much easier to remember.

Sometimes I still have to look them up though, so I decided to make this style definition list.

According to Etsy these styles are optional and not necessary, but they recently published an article encouraging everyone to use them, calling them “super tags”. When you are trying to be found on Etsy and improve sales every thing counts!

Style definition for Etsy listing form

  1. Art Deco  – rich colors, geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation
  2. Art Nouveau  – curved lines, flowery
  3. Avant Garde  – Experimental & innovative designs
  4. Boho  – Bohemian gypsy “floaty” style clothes, boots, folksy
  5. Brutalist – This must be based on the Brutalist architecture which emerged in the 1950s-1970s. From the French word ‘brut’ which meant raw, and was mainly unornamented concrete made to project a feeling of strength.
  6. Celtic – There isn’t a really good definition of this style, but generally this art has a lot of spirals, swirls, triskelles. Typically from Ireland, Britain and Scotland.
  7. Edwardian – Very similar to Victorian style however clothing was a little more relaxed and hem lines were shorter, this time period was very brief
  8. Gothic – From the European late middle ages where architecture was full of columns and the use of repetitive geometric shapes with flourish (thinking of a cathedral). The modern Goth is a sub-genre of Gothic styles and is mainly characterized with the use of all black clothing, nails, hair, etc. But it can be colorful using dark and dramatic hues.
  9. Mid Century – Pure 1950s! Everything that was modern and clean lined in the 1950s. Soft colors such as lemon yellow, aqua, baby pink and sea green are used. There’s not much pattern but when there is it’s usually shaped like atoms, kidneys, arrowheads and boomerangs. Dior’s ‘new look’ (despite it being 1947!) and the TV show Mad Men are perfect examples. A lot of stuff that’s mid-mod is also called Eames era and atomic age.
  10. Minimalist – following the mantra ‘less is more’, this is modern with the most simple terms. Natural materials, stainless steel, straight lines, smooth textures, functional. Minimalist style contains objects and fashion that does little more than serve it’s function, all adornment is shunned.
  11. Victorian – Anything modeled to the last half of the 19th century is ‘pure’ Victorian, with the high peak being 1860s – 1880s. Though the Victorians were mad for color, Victorian style now is usually the ornate, lace-and-beaded black-on-black that was popular in the 1880s – 1890s, with high button boots, lace cuffs and cameo jewelry.

If you are looking for a style that isn’t shown, then checkout this list I came across on the Etsy forums, which has all 50 of the ones that used to be in the sell on etsy form. This list of attributes was done by sparrowsalvage several years ago, and I have incorporated some of her definitions also.

Where to find awesome Starbucks cups online

I found the most awesome Starbucks cups online that are reusable and can be personalized! If you are a Starbucks addict like me, then you will love them! They are to die for!

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I love Starbucks coffee! I have Starbucks coffee cups, coffee canister and a GOLD card. I just found the ultimate reusable cup, all blinged out with Swarovski crystals and it’s now on my “want list”.

Starbucks cups online in Etsy shops

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Gold Swarovski Crystal & Rhinestone Tumbler by AmericanoCrystals

I love these blinged out gold Swarovski cups that you can buy from AmericanoCrystals on Etsy. These 16 oz. cups are all the rage with influencers, stylists and celebrities.

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Starbucks tumblers come in different colors and can be personalized

Such a fabulous selection of colors, including red and pink (as shown). They can also be personalized in other colors, larger Venti size, etc., include a reusable straw and are made in the USA.

Yeah, they are a little pricey but it takes a lot of time and a LOT of crystals to make them. Nevertheless these Starbucks cups are just gorgeous!

I also found another snazzy cup that is a little easier on your wallet, but still really unique.

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Put your name in glitter on these reusable Starbucks cups!

SavoringSurpises will put your name in glitter on a reusable 16 oz. Starbucks cup. A lot less expensive than the blingy one above, but still really cool.

Both of these reusable cups would make a great gift for friends or relatives that are addicted to Starbucks coffee!

Please note: I have not personally tried either of these products, but I think they caught my eye and I added them to my wish list. I just wanted to share with readers who might be looking for unique gift ideas for the Starbicks coffee connoisseur on their list 🙂

Leave a comment and let me know what you think?

Where to find fairy jewelry charms & pendants

See below for where to find the cutest fairy jewelry charms and pendants to make charming fairy inspired jewelry.

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I have always been fascinated with ideas of enchantment, magic, and undiscovered secrets. Doesn’t everyone love a good fairy tale?

Green Girl Studios has some of the most magical and artistic fairy charms and pendants that are perfect for any jewelry making creation. A few are spotlighted below with links for purchase info ….

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Dragonfly Fairy Centerpiece Pendant

Fairy charms & pendants for jewelry making

Fairies have existed in folklore for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Today in this age of computers and science, we don’t talk about them much anymore. Many people have tried to debunk these old and cherished fairy tales.

Fairies have magical powers, are sometimes mischievous, and are of a hidden society that can shape shift into different objects or beings. Who are we to say that they don’t still exist?

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Flower Fairy Pendant

Fairies have been known by many names all around the world. Names such as wee folk, fair folk, elves, pixies and many more.

Fairies have influenced art and literature as well as legends, and even traditions. Who hasn’t put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy?

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Tooth Fairy Pendant

Keep the magic and mystery of these stories and legends alive by incorporating them into your beaded jewelry. Create unique gifts that will become keepsakes of intrigue, and spark their own fairy tale!

Green Girl Studios charms and pendants are made from lead free pewter, some have a sort of rustic appeal, and go well with unique gemstone, glass or crystal beads of all shapes!

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Joy Fairy Charm

Learn resin casting & sculpting with Cynthia Thornton

Check out this online course to learn resin casting and sculpting from Cynthia Thornton. Summer is always a good time to learn something new before getting busy with the holidays!

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I played around with resin once but found it difficult to work with, probably because I didn’t actually learn how to work properly with this medium.

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Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques with Cynthia Thornton

Then I found this online class about Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques taught by Cynthia Thornton, the founder of Green Girl Studios. I love all of the Green Girl Studios beads and pendants, so this is a great teacher to learn from.

Sculpting & resin casting

This Craftsy online class taught by artist Cynthia Thornton guides you through every step and teaches you how to sculpt a polymer master, then make a silicone mold to use in resin casting. Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Essential polymer clay techniques
  • How to craft a variety of shapes and whimsical creations
  • How to replicate any piece by making resin molds with silicone
  • Tips for smooth, consistent resin results
  • How to use custom dyes, paints and metallic finishes
  • How to seal your work for long-lasting beauty
  • How to mount resin creations to pendants, buttons, hairpins and more!

Better yet is that with Craftsy online classes they are there for you forever! You can access them anytime or anywhere if you need to refresh your memory on a certain step.

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Learn resin casting and sculpting, make your own resin molds create decorative pieces to use as pendants, buttons and more.

About Cynthia Thornton, the Instructor

Cynthia Thornton studied fine art and 3-D illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. She worked as a sculptor in a variety of industries, and then founded Green Girl Studios. Cynthia is the author and illustrator of the book Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed Media Jewelry With Metal Clay, Wire, Resin & More. Learn more about Cynthia and see some of her limited run creations in her Etsy shop.

Red White and Blue Hair Accessories

Red, white and blue hair accessories are perfect for the 4th of July, or any USA patriotic or political event.

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You can buy them or make them!

You have got to admit that it’s super hot outside right now, and why not wear decorative hair pins to keep your hair in place?

Red, white and blue!

This year I have been a little more in tune with our national colors. I went on an unsuccessful hunt at local stores for the perfect T-shirt….. and I’m still looking!

I did paint my nails red and white, and I will have red, white and blue crystal bobby pins in my hair!

Just sending out this message to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July, and encourage everyone to show these proud colors – even if it’s in your hair!

As polarizing as our politics have become in recent years, our red, white and blue flag represent our freedom and our country regardless of our political party.

The courage of a few men a couple hundred years ago secured our freedom to disagree on politics. For that we should always be grateful.

God Bless America!

Home invasion – what happens when you are a victim?

I am sure you have never wondered what happens when you are the victim of a home invasion. You see it on the news and think how awful, then you go on with your life.

I haven’t done anything on this blog since September 1, 2018 because 5 days later I WAS the victim of a home invasion.

What is a home invasion?

A home invasion is where you are minding your own business, safely inside your locked house and someone just bursts in, ties you up and steals your stuff.

It is terrifying. You can’t imagine this is really happening to you. What do you do? Do you scream, yell, cry, pray, what????

While I can’t say much because of the legal issues. What I can say is that I chose to pray. I didn’t freak out, instead I chose to ask God to help me. In a few minutes I had the chance to break free, call 911 and get the hell out of the house!

So, to all of you who might have followed this blog or are on the mailing list, that is why I have been so silent. I totally lost interest in many things for a while.

What to do now?

That’s a really good question. I still have my website, Etsy shop and Ebay store.

I still love making jewelry, taking photos and trying to figure out how to make my own income.

But I now have an experience and point of view that I didn’t have before. I think the home invasion happened for a reason. As soon as I am able to freely discuss all that happened to me, maybe I will be able to help other people.

Comments welcome 🙂