Now, on to Kirbeeart, another shop I just recently stumbled on, through my IG feed. I am a sucker for a woodcut brooch, and although she sells much, much more, these are all I can think about!
|Tick Tock Cuckoo Clock Brooch|
|Teacup Deer Wooden brooch|
|Ships Ahoy brooch....I'm getting this one for Rebel.|
I am on a brooch kick as of late, as I have been feeling slightly less than "enamored" with buying other accessories off Etsy. When when I first started using the website, I felt there was a real "connection" between cottage industries and the public, and now I feel like a lot of sellers on there are just peddling whatever "hipster" thing they can whip up, throw a chevron, arrow, bird or a bow on something and it's immediately cool! The only thing I will forever cherish is that lovely "feedback" button, or the fact that a third party is involved in the transaction, so if you have issues with sellers (and you know I have), you just reach out to good old Etsy and open a case.
Recently, I have been breaking my rule about ordering things off Etsy that ship from overseas. I had an awesome experience with Biribis, which ships out of Spain, and the turnaround time was lightning quick! In no way am I saying I am only supporting handmade overseas, I just think realized how ridiculously scared I was to have something ship from abroad, or perhaps having communication issues with a seller I can't "communicate" with. Oddly enough, the vendors I have the most trouble "communicating" with speak perfect English. Go figure.