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 V.18 No.47 | November 19 - 25, 2009 
Adriel Originals hand-painted ceramic dinner plates.
Adriel Originals hand-painted ceramic dinner plates.

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Our favorite ABQ vendors on cottage-industry supersite etsy.com

Aedriel Originals

etsy.com/shop/aedrieloriginals

These ceramic dinner plates have personality—yours. The silhouette plates are cameo-style portraits that the artist models after whatever shot-in-profile photo you send in. She'll even include the name of your poser on the plate. Each is hand-painted in the color of your choice and glazed without toxins.

Baked by Ashleigh’s chocolate argyle spiral gauged earrings.
Baked by Ashleigh’s chocolate argyle spiral gauged earrings.

Baked by Ashleigh

etsy.com/shop/bakedbyash

Twisty, organic, tentacle-like jewelry for gauged ears (the word "earrings" just doesn't do these justice) in a huge variety of shapes, colors and finishes.

An felted wool vessel in pumpkin by Bowenism.
An felted wool vessel in pumpkin by Bowenism.

Bowenism

etsy.com/shop/Bowenism

Felted, crocheted and knitted everything—hats, scarves, bowls, a huggably sweet mouse doll and a cute place to stuff your ugly plastic grocery bags.

A reconstructed sweater skirt from ElectricNomad.
A reconstructed sweater skirt from ElectricNomad.

ElectricNomad

etsy.com/shop/ElectricNomad

Wearables (hoodie-scarves made from recycled fabrics, resin-cast belt buckets, jewelry), off-kilter fabric dolls and muertas with Burque folk-art flavor

Forever Afters’ durable wooden toys.
Forever Afters’ durable wooden toys.

Forever Afters

etsy.com/shop/ForeverandAfters

Attention Waldorf toy fans! Forever Afters makes durable wooden children's furniture and play sets that let young imaginations soar. There are cribs for baby dolls, kid-sized reading chairs and tables, play food (the nine-piece "Breakfast Special" set is delectably adorable), and cars, all with rounded edges and nontoxic, washable surfaces.

Mocha swirls with polka dots mini tote by HazelHoney.
Mocha swirls with polka dots mini tote by HazelHoney.

HazelHoney Handmade Bags

etsy.com/shop/HazelHoney

Handbags, clutches, totes and wallets that pack a big tactile punch, thanks to contrasting textures like corduroy and pleated canvas, suede with curvy quilting lines, and a well-placed ruffle or two. They're all priced between $12 and $20.

From Karen Sipe’s Jeeper Keepers collection.
From Karen Sipe’s Jeeper Keepers collection.

Jeepers Keepers

etsy.com/shop/JeepersKeepers

Vintage and costume jewelry and other objets d'art from the personal collection of artist Karen Sipe (visit etsy.com/shop/karansipe to see her finished assemblages, shrines and jewelry).

Floral cotton dress with asymmetrical ruffle details by Knifesauce.
Floral cotton dress with asymmetrical ruffle details by Knifesauce.

Knifesauce

etsy.com/shop/knifesauce

Thrift store scores remixed into statement pieces for hipster women and the men who attract them (I'm looking at you, vintage leather motorcycle jacket with the airbrushed howling wolves).

Skully cufflinks from Magpie Collections.
Skully cufflinks from Magpie Collections.

Magpie Collections

etsy.com/shop/MagpieCollections

Handmade necklaces, earrings and cocktail rings that strike a balance between nostalgic elegance and modern, graphic impact. Materials include blooming acrylic flowers and enameled roses, antique brass sparrows, onyx, Czech glass and copper filigrees.

A ModJess glass tile custom pet pendant.
A ModJess glass tile custom pet pendant.

Mod Jess Modern Jewelry

etsy.com/shop/modjess

Diminutive "Scrabble" glass-tile pendants let you hang messages ("Geek"), illustrations (mod blobs of color) and photography from your neck. For $19, ModJess will create a custom pendant from a photo of your pet.

Moximia’s mineral   Wrong Way   eyeshadow.
Moximia’s mineral Wrong Way eyeshadow.

MoxiMia Makeup

www.etsy.com/shop/moximia

Vivid, saturated mineral eye shadows in so many stunning hues, you'll want to buy them in batches—and at $4 apiece, you can.

A polymer gravure print with colorful drops cut from vintage magazines at My Darling Dinosaur’s shop.
A polymer gravure print with colorful drops cut from vintage magazines at My Darling Dinosaur’s shop.

My Darling Dinosaur

etsy.com/shop/mydarlingdinosaur

Vintage-inspired art objects by Valerie Roybal create their own little histories—embroidery (done freehand, without patterns), collage, gravure prints layered with magazine cutouts, antlers wrapped in thread, even a trio of vintage award ribbons ("Best Champion Adult, South Western Zebra Finch Club"). Super!

Detail of Nacy Wiedower’s   Little Big Man   mixed media assemblage using found objects.
Detail of Nacy Wiedower’s Little Big Man mixed media assemblage using found objects.

Nancy Wiedower Art

etsy.com/shop/NancyWiedowerArt

"If it isn't fun, I don't care to do it," the sage Nancy Wiedower says on her Etsy bio page. Wiedower is an assemblage artist who's dabbled in a little of everything. With such a broad skill set, she can scurry up the walls of her imagination as deftly as a spider instead of being limited to a few technique footholds. But it's her pragmatic sense of humor that leaves the biggest impression.

An Octopus Parlour original.
An Octopus Parlour original.

Octopus Parlour

etsy.com/shop/octopusparlour

On a planet where fine, heirloom pieces and plastic, gogo-style bobbles interbreed freely, this colorful line of jewelry would surely be queen. Also neat: Ten percent of every OP purchase made until end of the year will go to Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico.

A spiffy-clean Rocket Science vinyl wallet.
A spiffy-clean Rocket Science vinyl wallet.

Rocket Science

etsy.com/shop/RocketScienceStyle

Wallets with clean lines, meticulous interior organization and literate design (themes range from pure paisley to pi signs). Vinyl construction means they're cruelty free and appropriate for all money-grubbers, even hard-to-shop-for vegans.

Each handmade, one-of-a-kind UnDoll creature comes with its own unique mythography.
Each handmade, one-of-a-kind UnDoll creature comes with its own unique mythography.

UnDolls

etsy.com/shop/UnDolls

Handmade, one-of-a-kind creatures that "escaped from the tyranny of Planet Xenon." Each fabric doll is highly stylized with a mishmash of prints, colors and shapes, and has its own carefully considered backstory. Right out of a good children's book.

 
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