Etsy Spotlight: 3 DIYers We're Loving Right Now



One of our favorite ways to relax, especially during these (sometimes-lazy) holiday weeks, includes scavenging Etsy for the most original vendors — those who often blow our minds with their handmade goods. To share the love, each month we're spotlighting the vendors who stand out, celebrating the people who truly know the meaning of DIY. We’ve asked fashion and lifestyle blogger Emma of The Emma Edition, to dish on her current Etsy obsessions. We promise, this month's picks go above and beyond. Consider it a little holiday gift from us, to you.

ulala

Ulalá — Lately, fashion has been regularly seeking out the scientific community for inspiration. From the molecular geometrics gracing the Marc Jacobs runway to Christopher Kane’s medicinal jelly bags and collars, we've seen these distinctly right-brained touches everywhere. Most recently, Fendi’s spring '12 collection, took inspiration from Rita Levi-Montalcini, a 102-year-old neurologist, to phenomenal effect. Ulalá integrates that same notion of science into its accessories, in a fascinating way. In this Etsy shop, you’ll find paintballs crossed with atomic structures, resulting in mind-blowing jewelry. They’re made by a designer named Blanca (which means white in Spanish), but the pieces come only in vibrant, monochromatic hues.
Prince range: $24 - $45

Photo: Via Ulalá
amarose

Amourose — In French, amoureuse means "loving," and smitten is just the word to describe our feelings for this Etsy shop. The items span a range of silky, subdued florals and stripes, yet every bra top has a large bow carefully sewn onto it. Scrolling through shopkeeper Eva Elz’s site feels a little like we imagine it would to plunder the costume department for the movie Picnic At Hanging Rock. If you want to look like an ethereal, gift-wrapped package, hop to her Etsy page right now. It’s still the holidays after all!
Price range: $10 - $95

Photo: Via Amourose
celentano

Celentano Woodworks — For shoppers who have fantasies of starting a Runaways-type girl band, take a gander at one of Paul Celentano’s hand-carved guitars. Paul’s namesake Etsy shop, Celentano Woodworks, allows customers to completely customize their stringed instruments. So think up the guitar shape of your dreams — be it a cupcake, seashell, avocado, Pac Man, or even the more crude, ass-shaped variety — because anything is possible.
Price range: $125 - $3000

Photo: Via Celentano Woodworks