Posted by pixe1 on January 14, 2009
Welcome to this week’s Pixe’s Picks!! This is where I feature the REALLY COOL shops of Etsy!! My victims this week are pinkparchmentsoaps and MVincent! Read about them, then go give their shops some love!!
Pinkparchmentsoaps sells beautiful handmade soaps. Trish, the soapmaker, tells me she has been creating soap for about 5-6 years now! When I asked how she got her start in soapmaking, this is what she had to say: That’s actually a funny story. Several years ago we were on vacation in North Carolina and stopped in a
small soap shop. They made the most beautiful soap we had ever seen. We also thought, oh these will make wonderful
gifts for both my husbands mother and my mother – both of whom are incredibly difficult to buy for! With both mothers day
and birthdays right around the corner, we stocked up. Once we returned to Michigan, I happened to get a flyer from a local college and they were offering soap making classes. I took the class, and voila we were hooked.
Inquiring minds want to know: Why Etsy? In the fall of 2007 we were at a craft show, and the crafter next to us was Midnight Creations. She already had a shop on Etsy, and was so enthusiastic about her Etsy shop, and the entire Etsy community. When we got home, we went to Etsy, browsed around and decided that Etsy was for us!
Trish’s favorite soap is the Pink Grapefruit Soap, pictured above. She loves it because “it’s a lot of fun to make and just smells divine”!! It’s very pretty, isn’t it?!!
Pixes Pick: I love this Strawberry Cheesecake Soap! I think it is such a unique soap, and I bet it smells as yummy as it looks!!
MVincent is selling gorgeous handcrafted jewelry along with her crocheted items. Mannie, the owner of MVincent says she has been making jewelry on and off for about 3 years now, and crocheting for about 2. This is how Mannie says she got her start in making jewelry: I picked up jewelry making on a whim, really. I started making my own jewelry, and then for family and friends. They really encouraged me to open shop, and I did (:
And the reason she picked Etsy for her store is she always loves to buy handcrafted when possible. She found Etsy through a Google search for something else, explored and fell in love with the Etsy community!!
Pixe’s Pick! I love the Sun Goddess Earrings, being somewhat of a goddess myself! LOL Seriously…The orange beads have a beautiful pink iridescence to them, and they glow like the sun! The headpins are even hand made!!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks Pixe’s Picks!!! Wishing you all a safe and peaceful week! Till next week……