Friday, 25 November 2011

Advent Calendars

So I start posting again and then get ill. Doesn't look like November is going to have that many posts. Ah well, not much to be done about it. Still mildly sniffling, but I can actually look at a computer screen again, which is always nice. I have a minor grumble today though. While I do love folksy, I've found out that the earrings I sell are not suitable for sale within their new guidelines. Among other things, I make charm earrings out of the leftover beads from my necklaces, definitely not mass produced. Despite the fact that the findings are basically silverwire that I myself have cut/twisted up, and have a very specific design intent (for r/p characters), the charms and beads I use are premade (no, I don't have access to a kiln). So that's not allowed. I'm really not sure why. I didn't buy them premade, I designed and put them together myself, and I only ever make one pair of each combination. I didn't handmake the beads in my necklaces, do they count as handmade? Ah, it's all so frustrating... Anyway, I'll be opening an etsy shop for the gemstone work I do, as I have a great many pairs of charm earrings, and not nearly enough time to go to craft fairs, etc. It's a shame, as I've always preferred folksy to etsy, but if folksy is driving me out, then I don't have much choice.

Anyway! On with more positive things. I decided to have a look for advent calenders, seeing as there's really not much time left 'til December 1st, and ended up finding some absolutely fantastic creations. It's wonderful to see what kind of things people are making, and good to see folksy people still putting their wares up, despite the recent technical difficulties.

 ~♥~ ADVENT ~♥~ 


1                                                     2

3                                                     4

5                                                     6


7                                                     8


 9                                                      10

 ~♥~ ADVENT ~♥~ 

~♥~ ADVENT ~♥~

Notes: These are in order of price only (though I messed up a little with that today!). Please bear in mind that I can't vouch for any of these sellers (these are not things I've bought, but things I want) but I'm sure they are lovely honest people. ^_^ All prices, dates, names, etc, are correct at the time of publishing.


  1. Thank you for letting me know, and that is so kind of you.
    I prefer Folksy to Etsy too. I'm sure your necklaces and earrings are OK for you to stay at Folksy, surely they can't expect people to make tiny glass beads that would just be silly! I'm sure they would let you know if it was wrong!
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx
    (Little Shop ON the Corner)

  2. Hi

    Just wanted to say thanks for featuring my advent calender on your blog.

    Handmade by Midge

  3. Beautiful pieces, both. :) Unfortunately, to be on the safe side, I asked them, and folksy support said that the earrings were a no, though I could keep the necklaces up. Darn shame. Hopefully, they'll take it back, but I'm not holding out for that! xx