You may recall me babbling incoherently on Twitter about some Etsy purchases I made just before Halloween. Well a few of those wonderful items arrived and I want to share them with you all.
The first Etsy Vendor I want to talk about is FindingCharm’s lovely beaded lanyards and fun bauble rings.
I first found her shop from a retweet for one of her lanyards. I wasn’t in the market for a new lanyard for work but when I spied this one I could not pass it up.
It looks more like a beautiful piece of jewelry than a lanyard. It’s well constructed and very chic. I was a little concerned that it would be flimsy or too heavy at the connections but I was surprised it was neither. I’ve gotten a number of compliments on this piece. My only issue, and this one I expected, was that the connectors do get snagged on my hair at times. But I have this issue with necklaces as well so I don’t consider it a huge problem nor does it detract from the piece overall. Just a hazard of having long hair.
My eyes next fell on this ring. Isn’t this sweet little prince waiting for a kiss just to die for!? I was sold on the fact that the ring was adjustable. I have larger knuckles from years of cracking them so finding rings that fit can be a treasure hunt. Well this little guy is adjustable and that was music to my ears. I was really surprised that the ring itself did not pinch or feel tight when I adjusted it to fit. He’s just too cute and my coworkers thought he was lovely as well.
After finding my Frog Prince ring I then flipped through FindingCharm’s wares for a Turtle ring and was overjoyed to find one. I have a weakness for turtles, they are just too AWESOME! So I snagged this guy up. Just like the Frog Prince ring he’s adjustable too and I also did not experience pinching nor issues getting this ring to fit a larger finger. The ring itself did not stain or tarnish my hand either.
I was very pleased with my purchase from FindingCharm’s Etsy page. I felt her items were very reasonably priced based on level of artistry. My items arrived a few days after ordering them in padded envelope. All items were tucked neatly into green jewelry bags along with a hand penned thank you card and business cards to share with friends.
I like it when a vendor takes the time to pen a thank you card and take those extra steps to make your purchase feel personal. I would certainly recommend this vendor to others.
Punctual. Package arrived a few days after ordering.
Charming. All items are handmade and beautiful
Secure. My items arrived secure and well padded.
Personal Touch. Vendor sent a personal hand written thank you card.
Budget. Items were reasonably priced for craftsmanship.
Snagged. The lanyard did snag on my hair but I expected this.
Overall: 4 out of 5 Faerie Wings