Past Etsy Stores of the Week

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Antique/Vintage:

ApacheArtStudio from Warren, NJ upcyles unique thrift store items into one-of-a-kind pieces of art by embellishing with maps, passages from novels, and medical text. Find the store on Facebook and Instagram.

HerCedarCloset is an e-commerce store for vintage treasures from across the country, based in New Jersey. The shop specializes in trendy wearable clothing, accessories, & home decor, without coming across hokey, to excite the everyday. Hercedarcloset’s price points are Very reasonable and a perfect guilt free way to own a tiny magical piece of history. Like on Facebook!

Open since 2013, Hossi’s Vintage from Titusville, NJ, is a defined collection of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s kitchenware, tableware, and female wear, items.  There is a thick concentration on Pyrex, Fire King, Corelle, and Hazel Atlas kitchen items. One click in Etsy that leads you to Hossi’s Vintage will be the start of a healthy addiction to collecting vintage.Find the store onlineFacebook

Incogneeto Vintage is a brick and mortar store that boasts 1,800 square feet full of vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women! Party dresses, raver wear, Rockabilly styles, and hipster gear, it’s all there for the savvy dresser! Looking for something period to wear to that costume party, a Halloween costume that’s not cheesy, or just a unique outfit, shop there! Hours are everyday of the week from 11 am til 8 pm, on Fri and Sat there are street activities and live music so they usually stay open until 10 pm. Like on Facebook, Instagram

In operation since 1998, IronboundVintage is your source for a wide variety of vintage items with a focus on industrial, mid century and schoolhouse vintage. Ironboundvintage has provided props to several movies and TV shows, including Mad Men, The Americans, The Deuce and A Normal Heart. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Milk Glass Mania is a store that sells vintage collectors items and functional decorations. Milk Glass holds so much history and is timeless in it’s appearance. Milk Glass Mania sells everything from beautiful cake stands to vases to jugs. Check out their store and invest in American history!

Oh My Vintage offers a wide variety of unique vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. Their extensive collection of vintage goodies are hand selected, affordable and will go well with anything in your wardrobe. Find on Facebook & Instagram!

Over Yonder sells handmade fashion, home decor gifts and antiques on Etsy, Amazon, it’s own web store at http://www.overyondershop.com and in Lafayette New Jersey at the Pot Belly Stove Galleria Find the store onlineFacebook Google+ Pinterest

Time’s Tin Cup Studio Arts and Artifacts in Boonton New Jersey is the realization of a long-time dream of its owner Laurel Harris Durenberger. In her shop at 921 Main Street she shares her eclectic array of art, gifts, antiques, artifacts, trinkets and books. Upon entering there is a dizzying display from objects hanging off of the ceiling to unique baskets on the floor and curios everywhere in between. The shop offers vendor shelf rental and consignment opportunities.The shops name is drawn from time and is truly representative of what Durenberger refers to as “the ‘stuff’ within.” She shares that the tin cup is an artifact from days of old: Artists would use it to mix turpentine and linseed oil as a painting medium. Then, during the Depression era tin cups were used to beg for a dime. “Of course,” she shares, “Clocks are the quintessential representation of time and the shop’s logo grabs ahold of this image as well. Truly, it’s all about time and place!” For further information you can visit her shop: Time’s Tin Cup Studio Arts & Artifacts; 921 Main Street, Boonton, NJ Find the store onlineFacebook

Vintage Cat Tastrophe has curated an eclectic mix of vintage and antique items ranging from feminine linens to concert t-shirts and all manner of mid century, retro, rustic or shabby chic treasure in between. The owners, Dennis & Ness use found objects to make One-of-a-kind oddities and home decor. They love to find new homes for forgotten treasures. Find the store on Facebook and Instagram.

We Pop Tags loves bringing old, funky, eclectic things to their Etsy store to share with shoppers across the world. Everything in their Etsy shop was procured right here in New Jersey!


Art & Photography:

ALM Designs presents the arts and crafts of April Mansur. The shop and business started with making doll furniture and gifts for her daughter and friends then grew from there. Her work is a diverse lot of original paintings, hand painted trinket boxes, jewelry, ornaments, statuary, and more. Her art features a lot of sugar skulls, mermaids, faeries, pet portraits, and other geeky fun. ALM Designs specializes in custom paintings and crafts and donates many of her pieces charitable auctions. Like on Facebook!

Anne Freeman Images specializes in Americana outdoor photography with a focus on barns, farms and bucolic country scenes. Her Etsy shop features over 250 reasonably priced, lovely country prints from which to choose, many of which were taken right here in the New Jersey Skylands region. Like her Facebook webpage for first dibs on specials.

Brian Manfra Photography offers unique photography made into beautiful handmade notecards. Brian Manfra, owner and photographer, was born and raised in Brick, New Jersey. He attended college at Monmouth University and has worked in Video Production and editing for the last 15 years. Within the last few years, he began taking up the hobby of photography and realized that he had a real passion for it. Since then, he has been capturing unique images that he enjoys sharing with the world. His Etsy store is fairly new, so if there is a specific photograph you are looking for, feel free to contact him for a special request, or check out his full portfolio at brianmanfraphoto.etsy.com . (You can also purchase prints, t-shirts and much, much more there). Follow him on Facebook or Instagram at @bmanfraphoto

Brutal Squid is from Parsippany, New Jersey!  If Brutalsquid were an animal, it would be a squid eating pizza. Not your mama’s cephalopod, Brutalsquid features paintings, Giclée prints, stickers, shirts, and handmade one-of-a-kind plush. From the ever popular ‘I <3 NJ pizza’ Tshirts and stickers, to plush shark/octopus monsters, Brutalsquid has a little bit of everything on the eclectic barometer. Find the store online: Website Red Bubble

Cheeseboy Products from Jersey City creates high quality pulp art for your wall. Cheeseboy Products was inspired by the eye-popping (and sometimes jaw-dropping) book and magazine cover art of the 1940s through the 1960s. Hand-stretched and finished (ranging in size from 10” x 13” to 10” x 17”), all glicée canvas reproductions are created from high-quality scans of books and magazines in the owner’s personal collection. Like the store on Facebook!

Chris Ernst Art is a New Brunswick, NJ-based pop artist. He believes in the deconstruction of modern pop art through reverse engineering. He specializes in acrylic paint. Like on Facebook

Dorrie Rifkin is a watercolor artist who creates beautiful, original art work. Be sure to check out the store on Facebook.

From Cape May, With Love  features creative coastal themed art work from Cape May! This Etsy store will also create custom art work too.  Like them on Facebook

Jersey Coast Designs is a shop that sells “Jersey” themed art prints and beyond. The shop specializes in map art prints of Jersey Shore towns that are offered in various sizes and colors to suit the customer’s taste. The designs are modern and clean-lined in nature but would go nicely with almost any style of home décor. More recently, the shop has been expanding its catalog and is now offering maps of towns throughout the United States to cater to a broader audience. Although the catalog is expanding beyond the borders of the Garden State, rest assured that its main focus will always be on New Jersey. Custom orders and requests are always welcome at Jersey Coast Designs; they are happy to oblige so certainly don’t hesitate to ask for something that you don’t see available in their shop! Find them online: Facebook  Instagram

Jersey Jenem Pop Art is a flame-headed vixen, who has called the Asbury Park area her home for more than twenty years.  As a bona fide local artist, Jenem got her chops in old-school Asbury Park-long before it was actually deemed respectable to hang here.  Her pop-art is reflective of her personality; it is colorful, neat, and bursting with life.  On her canvasses she brings to life reminiscent characters ranging from Disney princesses to serial killers, all the while paying homage to the influential pop artists of our time.  She is a staple of the punk rock flea market scene in the New Jersey area, and her booth is not one to miss (she gives out free candy!) Find the  store online: Facebook Instagram

Mojoswork creates pop culture art with a twist. Artist Scott Modrzynski is always creating something new…be sure to like his Facebook page!

3D Printing by Mucky Chris covers many services, Scanning, Modeling, and 3D printing. Find them online: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Platcat Design is a little bit of this and a little bit of that… featuring cool retro pop culture planters and original photography prints.

PopsicArt creates 3-D Pop Art featuring vibrant colors, fun themes, and a fresh look at some of the most beloved icons we’ve all grown up with. Each piece of art offers viewers a unique 3D experience. Hand-cut pieces are glued layer by layer to the background picture. Since every piece of artwork I create is hand-cut, constructed and embellished differently, collectors of my artwork each receive a unique piece of art. Like on Facebook!

Possibly with Dynamite from Toms River creates pop art directly from pop culture. Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad and more!

Pross Comics is a studio that creates posters, canvases, anime, comics, and sculptures specializing in crossovers and parodies. The studio consists of a dozen plus artists from the Philippines and a guy from NJ with a weird imagination who comes up with the concepts. Find the store online: Facebook

Liz Caparaz, owner of the Etsy shop Purple Dahlias, exhibits whimsy and humor in her ongoing exploration of the world around us. Her online store features artwork inspired by pop culture icons to Day of the Dead themed pieces. The shop is updated often with new artwork, handmade cards, meticulously crafted figurines, and select curated vintage items. You can also find some of Liz’s best sellers, including “Grumpy Ron Swanson” – a delightful rendering of Parks and Rec’s Ron Swanson and the crabbiest cat on the internet, Grumpy Cat – available in Giclee prints and postcards. Liz, born and raised in the northwestern woods of New Jersey, currently resides in Hoboken. She has a BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State University. In addition to her Etsy store, her creations are also sold in local markets like the 6th Borough Market, the Jersey City Artist and Makers Market, the Asbury Park Night Bazaar, and the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival. Follow on Instagram

REBEL! Stickers was created by artist and designer Brian Koenig from Toms River, NJ. Divulging in his love for Japanese Kaiju, movie monsters, and pop/comic art, Brian decided to create collage like stickers where a creature takes the spotlight. Each sticker is designed to have the look of a comic book cover and have the collectibleity of trading cards. In addition, each one has it’s own cryptic written in the Japanese language. There are currently three different series, Vol. 1, Evolve, and Classic Horror. While the series may focus on different monsters, they all retain their unique stylized look as the others. Each sticker is 5.5″ x 6″ and made from high quality vinyl that is waterproof and permeant. Check back often as new stuff hits the store regularly! Don’t be the guy crying under the freeway, living a life of stickerless regret. Buy some REBEL! stickers today and help build a better tomorrow.

Brian Petitti’s Red Pyramid Gallery is an Etsy art shop featuring works inspired by internet pop culture, video games, and horror, as well as original creations. The art has a surreal or comic book/cartoon flair to its style. Works often play with field of depth and opposing monochromatic colors to give the paintings a sense of 3D. Brian Petitti’s original paintings attempt to create a detailed scene that invokes the viewer’s imagination. With the relentless advance of technology, film, video, etc… sometimes its nice to just stare at an image, zone out for a few, and see what kind of story your mind can come up with. Brian’s favorite artists include Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, and Frank Frazetta. Find the store onlineFacebook

teranlab 72 provides artwork, mechanical support, and screened apparel to robots, cyborgs, and filthy filthy humanz.

VibrantColors was an idea out of the love for Colors. Colors bring life & hence it is always beautiful to gift yourself or someone special with paintings that bring a smile on your face & positive vibes to the place. Paintings made are outcome of imaginations blended with thoughts of how positively you can look at the world. Mostly, made with acrylic paints on framed canvas, these painting would bring life to any wall- office or home.

Vicki Smith Art makes calendars, planners, masks, crafts and more all from her own design. Check out the store on Facebook!
Warpath Archery are a master bowyer and apprentice team with over 25 years of experience making traditional archery equipment. They also create primitive and fantasy style obsidian knives and Dragonglass jewelry, just to switch things up a bit. Find them on Facebook & Instagram.

Winkelprints is run by Bethaney who works and lives out of Riverton, NJ! She sells -shirts, tea towels, jewelry and more!  You can find out more about her at http://windupmonkey.blogspot.com/ & Tumblr: http://winkelprints.tumblr.com/.


Bath, Beauty & Body:

Ariellograms is owned by NJ native and local Ariel Leather. She offers a wide array of bespoke and custom handmade goods ranging from uniquely scented scrubs and fun shaped soaps, to funky jewelry, chapstick and more! She is very customer-oriented, processes orders super quick, and is very reasonably priced. She is also the proud maintainer of a 5 star rating on both Etsy and Facebook. Be sure to check out her page on Facebook and “like” it!

Little Batch Apothecary  makes homemade soaps, perfume oils, scrubs, lip balms, creams, and soy candles. Handmade with care in beautiful Hunterdon County, NJ. Like them on Facebook!

Established in 2013, Shore Soaps is a small localy owned and operated gourmet soapery located in the beautiful town of Cape May, New Jersey. All of their products are 100% vegan (no animal biproducts) and handmade with only organic wholesome ingredients in small batches in the USA. They do not use any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors or fragrances, or metal oxides. Colorants are plant based, organic and food grade. All of their oils are either cold-pressed or steam distilled to ensure the finest quality. They are 100% cruelty free from their ingredients to product testing. Find them on their Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

TDL Nail Design runs their water nail decal business from Matawan, NJ!  Contact their store directly for custom nail design!

YVNG Pearl creates awesome nail decals and other rad stuff. Pop culture, holiday, custom orders and more! Like on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Candles:

Morningside Craft Brewers creates soy candles in upcycled craft beer cans and bottles. Like on Facebook!

Old Soul Artisan makes vegan soy candles (beeswax is coming soon!), wax melts, and natural air fresheners. Everything is handcrafted in a small studio in Trenton, New Jersey. Old Soul Artisan donates 10% of all profits to organizations working to protect the environment. Find the store online: Facebook Instagram Twittter


Clothing and Accessories:

BackstitchBambo  is a small handmade business online based in Westfield, NJ striving to create unique & long-lasting products that are made just for you! Creations such as pouches, wristlets, clutches, key fobs and tote bags are stitched together with 100% quality cotton fabric. Majority of items offer a faux leather touch created with a variety of printed fabrics that are perfect for everyday use.You can customize items by fabric, size and zipper color by working with the owner and creator, Ashley, to help asist you in your own personal item or bulk items for a party, wedding, gifts, etc. Additional items created or that can be customized are embroidery designs and lettering that can be added to a pouch, wristlet, etc. In an average sized bedroom products listed begin with just fabric and thread in hopes of making their way into your own home and everyday use. Find the store onlineInstagram

Dentz Design is a clothing brand made up of a team of Creators, Designers, Printers, Thinkers and Doers. They design and print their entire collection in-house. They specialize in custom clothing design, on location tie dye and screen printing and specialty printing. Like them on Facebook

Egg Foo Yarn showcases handmade knitted items, specifically baby cocoons or pods. These are great as “coming home” or baby shower gifts. Like on Facebook!

Fae and Fable from Whiting, New Jersey is a one woman operation specializing in fantasy and nature inspired crochet items. Every design is the owner Amanda’s original pattern, beginning with the design of Fae and Fable’s signature Octohat. Since then the designs have branched out to include other hats, bags, and scarves with appliques featuring a variety of nature themes from plant to animal to fungi. The newest product, the Crop-Circle Scarf, is testing the waters of supernatural themed items. With their products, Fae and Fable hopes to make the daily mundane a touch more mystic. Find the  store online: Facebook Tumblr

LoveGoodyGoods from Morristown, NJ was created by a single mom and her 6 year old daughter. It is a line of custom clothing to promote good will towards man kind. Find them online: Facebook

Created in 2013 by Faye Monto, Made By Lady Luck is a collection of unique sewn and embroidered goods. She started sewing because she couldn’t find a bag she liked and was tired of finding Made In China printed on her belongings. Her creations have ranged from handbags to a stuffed platypus, holiday items to Chapstick holders (to keep them from burrowing deep into your bag). She loves the challenge of creating custom objects to fit the vision of each client. Have a vision of your own? Made By Lady Luck can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Posh Adornments from Rutherford, New Jersey is for the trendy chicks that are always first in fashion, the retro hellcats that embrace the glamorous style of Marilyn and Bettie, the valley girl, the hipster honeys and all those in between. Find the  store online: Facebook Instagram

True Jersey is rooted in the rebellious culture of the Jersey coast, TRUE showcases their trademark style through unique hand-silkscreened products in homage to the DIY tradition and their east coast homeland. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter @True_Jersey

2 Little Bites was started in August of 2014. They make sweet, fun, quirky, bow ties and hair accessories for kids and pets. Each accessory is custom and can be made uniquely for each child. 10% of each purchase will be donated to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You could also donate directly to the fundraiser. http://events.stjude.org/2littlebites Find the store online: Facebook Instagram Pinterest


Home Decor:

In the basement of her parents house in Northern NJ, college student, Gabriella, brought “A Mason Grace” to life! This adorable shop turns simple mason jars into amazing pieces of home decor and so much more! Bring a little rustic charm into your home with hand painted jars, soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, etc. There’s bathroom sets, kitchen sets, holiday and season items, as well as 100% soy hand poured candles and sugar based body scrubs. There’s surely something for everyone in this fabulous little shop! Find the store onlineFacebook Instagram

Basemeant WRX, from Bloomfield, New Jersey, creates furniture, art and home accessories using locally sourced, vintage and found materials with a luxe industrial vibe. The Bloomfield husband and wife team of Chris and Aimee Danchise started their Etsy Shop Basemeant WRX in early 2014 because they believe something worth buying is something worth keeping. Basemeant WRX tagline, “We like our furniture like we like our dogs. Rescued” combines the pursuit to repurpose vintage materials while honoring their 2 Rescue Dogs Lucy and Stewie. Find the store onlineWebsite Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest

Bat Factory creates Creepy Custom Creations for you and your home! Hair accessories, Home Decor, nick knacks, collectibles and more. Like on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

Beachy Chic Art and Treasures is from Bayville, New Jersey. On October 29, 2012 Briz and Michele Conard’s lives changed quite a bit. Prior to that date they were living a quiet, peaceful life in their two story A-Frame along the Barnegat Bay in Brick NJ. After that date they were huddled, isolated and stranded in that same house with 3 feet of water slushing around on the lower level. No gas, no electric, no heat and no more furniture other than what they had on the second floor mastr suite. Along with their son Cody and Yellow Lab Jack the Conards lived like that for a few days until the water resided and the clean-up effort started. Since they were cut off from civilization, they knew they were left to fend for themselves with their own perseverance and a combined effort from fellow neighbors who were in the same boat, (no pun intended). They struggled to get basic necessities back and lived on that second floor for months until they relocated to Bayville and found themselves sorely lacking in furniture. FEMA money was almost non-existent and so they scoured thrift stores to help re-furbish their new home. That’s when they discovered the wonderful world of re-purposing and chalk paint. Long story short, after finishing off enough pieces to fill the new home they just kept going developing their own chalk paint along the way in colors that reflected their “Beachy” tastes with furniture and art to share. Beachy Chic sprung up from tragic circumstances, which goes to show that there is always a silver lining. Hmmmmm “Silver Linings” ……sounds like it might be a new color for Beachy Chic Art and Treasures. Find the store online: Facebook

Charming Door Designs creates hand crafted deco mesh and burlap wreaths for all occasions. Like them on Facebook!

Dani Jane offers a unique selection of hand painted glassware. (including wine glasses, martini glasses, and champagne flutes) The original, one of a kind work offered by Dani Jane is perfect for anyone, any occasion and makes a great gift! All glassware is hand painted by owner, artist and NJ native, Danielle Janela. Custom orders are always welcome via her Etsy shop!

Danni Cruice started DCs8Bit  as a winter hobby in her off season. It has quickly become a year round passion. With a love for retro gaming and movies and an artistic eye, she has merged the two into a growing perler empire. Recently, her Gizmo Perler was featured in Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show “Master of None’. Danni loves seeing peoples reaction to her creations and has a never ending list of nostalgic items she intends to tackle this winter. Check out her Etsy page often as she is always adding new items.Find the store onlineInstagram

Ellie Within Pillows from Hopatcong, NJ. This store was born from Jodie Penn’s love of graphic design, photography and the determination to create something full of meaning. Jodie’s specialty is her custom shaped huggable pillow that is hand-sculpted, unique and made to order. Using your photo and your choice of fabrics, Jodie will sculpt the pillow to follow the shape of the pet, person or object you wish to memorialize. Capture your favorite memories with custom art pillows by Ellie Within. You can find the store on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Forage Workshop makes handmade goods from natural and repurposed materials such as ornaments, home decor, jewelry and more. Like on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Gearhead Creations art work consists mainly of lamps, clocks, desk & wall art, all made from automotive, motorcycle and industrial type parts. occasionally i create some outdoor garden art. Find them on Facebook!

Come on in to the adorable new Etsy shop,  lalasaidsew. You can like them on Facebook too! This lifelong Jersey resident offers unique and creative quilts and decor, handmade from vintage textiles and the latest popular fabrics, featuring chalkboard, French postmarks, and street maps. Styles include Boho, Primative, Traditional, and updated versions of antique Doll Quilts. JOY is for sale – this shop will make you smile!

Greetings from Geralyn is the story of a brick and mortar store located in Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Like on Facebook!

Happy Fish, Smiling Star is a small handmade fused glass business located in Southampton, NJ. They make beautiful jewelry, including dog breed pendants, and cool housewares like boxes, bowls, and plates. One of their specialties is making custom memorial pendants containing the ashes of a loved one or pet that has passed. They love to do custom work and can make almost anything in fused glass. Find the store onlineFacebook Twitter

Irving Stone Co is from Metuchen, NJ! Jeff and Lo create beautiful cheese boards and coasters from up-cycled granite.  Each piece is handcrafted and unique. You can find the store on Instagram.

Ocean Inspired Gifts was created last year so that everyone who is a beach enthusiast would be able to enjoy the beach every day. Items in the shop are all hand crafted and are made with the beach in mind. You will find that the prices are very reasonable as well! So stop on by and … May everyday feel like a day at the beach! Find on Facebook & Twitter.

Sheila’s Garden Girls from Ocean City creates beautiful hand painted flower pots, shells, home decor and more!  Find the store on Facebook!

TurtleDove Studio from Warren, NJ has something for everyone from jewelry to home decor. Trendy, classic or even jewelry with vintage flair, TurtleDoveStudio uses genuine stone, crystal and genuine pieces of tumbled antique glass and china. Need a unique or custom piece of home decor? Beautiful hand painted stained glass looks just like a vintage piece from yesteryear but at a fraction of the price. Do you love the look of chandeliers but don’t have the space? Try a hand painted version with crystals and gems that really lights. TurtleDove Studio loves custom orders to suit your own decor. Find the store onlineInstagram Facebook

Verdigreen from Montclair, NJ aretreasure hunters on the search for vintage finds for your Modern Rustic home. They offer original vintage custom hand painted antiqued furnishings for the stylish modern eclectic home. They do custom orders plus free gift wrapping upon request! You can also visit their new website www.verdigreenhome.com for more info on their local shop and blog. You can like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @verdigreenhome

Waxpack Shack features unique housewares decked out with original vintage trading cards.


Jewelry:

Bella Notte Designs from Freehold, NJ creates unique hand crafted jewelry with a rustic chic twist!  Leather cuff bracelets and necklaces, hand stamped, conchos, rhinestones. Find them online: Facebook  Instagram

Lisa Coppola is the owner and creator of Beva Styles from Roselle Park, NJ. All designs are conceived and fabricated by Lisa using a combination of vintage estate jewelry and new materials like quartz crystals and raw brass. She strives to give retro jewelry a modern update making it easy to wear with the latest fashion trends. Find the store online: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Blackitteh Designs items are handmade with love in New Jersey and inspired by fun, color, pop culture, and art!  We make many pieces from upcycled, pre-loved items. Find the store onlineFacebook

Local shore gal Mary Ellen Maas is the owner and designer at CABANA109.etsy.com.  The shop features the most unique New Jersey jewelry available today.  NJ pendants that look like sea glass paired with charms that represent our love for New Jersey. Shoppers can choose from many styles that include starfish, anchors, and hand stamped initials.  Highest quality chains and charms.  Bracelets and earrings available too. Custom designs welcome! More info at CABANA109.com.

Cold Garage Creations is a small arts and crafts company located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Hamilton New Jersey. In the Cold Garage founder and designer Tom Levier makes a variety of products, from wooden wall art to jewelry made from copper, brass, and other metal.CGC specializes in making pendants made with clear resin, charms, and tiny watch parts. Practically all of their creations are a one of a kind design. Tom loves to crate jewelry that celebrates the state he loves – New Jersey. Like on Facebook!

CraftGirl Studios from Garfield, New Jersey creates unique goth, alternative and gamer jewelry and accessories including handmade cameo necklaces and rings, hair accessories, and home decor. Find the  store online: Facebook Pinterest

Selena Braunstein of Creatively Obsessed Designs is a self taught jewelry designer that takes inspiration from using vintage and antique components and repurposes them in a new and reimagined way. She is currently working with Antique and Vintage buttons. These tiny pieces of “art” lend themselves perfectly to be made into jewelry. Selena spends a great deal of time carefully sourcing buttons from all over the world. Modern and Vintage Glass buttons from the Czech Republic turn into dazzling glass art jewelry. Victorian Buttons (circa 1880-1900) also referred to as picture buttons are simply amazing in detail and each tell a story. The Art Nouveau time period (circa 1890-1910) with its curved lines form the most beautiful pieces and are a favorite of mine to work with. Art Deco Buttons (1920-1930’s) are always a popular choice for clients as its a time period that is known for its beautiful geometric shapes and strong colors. Find them online: Facebook  Instagram

Crooked Teeth Keys from Raritan, New Jersey, is a shop that was started in order to repurpose old & antique keys into wearable jewelry giving their history new life! The shop owner believes that with each key holding its own stories and history it would be a shame for them to collect dust and go to waste which is why he started this shop. Crooked Teeth Keys hand picks every key to be in the shop for its own unique imperfections, ones that will eventually speak to the right person!
Also for the holidays their featured item is antique skeleton key ornaments which are all ready to be hung up! Find the  store online: Facebook Instagram

Dana Elyse‘s shop features a combination of metal stamped jewelry and embroidered children’s toys. Her shop was born when she was dating her now-husband, who is a pilot in the United States Air Force. Since she was spending time living in New Jersey and visiting him where he was stationed, she needed a job that she could take with her wherever they went! She began making necklaces that featured the coordinates of the location where her husband was deployed as a way of keeping him close even when they were away and the rest is history! Her metal stamped jewelry focuses on long distance relationships and military support by stamping coordinates that are unique to each and every customer to her shop! She also has a small line of New Jersey themed jewelry, including her new “What Exit?” necklace. Her embroidered items include felt ‘non-paper’ dolls, embroidered learning toys, and even a custom embroidered coordinate sign to remind you of home. Take a look around her shop and help support a military spouse! Like on Facebook!

Dumbbows started as one girl making bows in her kitchen in New Jersey. They now have a small team who work together in that same kitchen cutting, ironing, assembling each and every bow. The team is fronted by Jen Haas and her mother, Kathy. They are responsible for designing, molding, paint and assembling all of our jewelry and accessory pieces. Like on Facebook.

The Fairy Oddmother is obsessed with tiny things, snacks, chubby unicorns, and whimsical weirdness. She specializes in custom orders of any imaginable tiny deights and goodies that make magpies jealous because they are so full of sparkle. Like on Facebook!

FoxLark Alchemy from Woodland Park, NJ;  Odd – Imperfect – Handmade. Handmade crystal necklaces, rings and other adornments formed from raw crystals, natural stones, wood and copper. Part of every sale helps me support animal rescues & homeless charities Find the store onlineInstagram Facebook Website

Frosted Treats Handmade began in 2008 when college senior Jessica Mount was desperate for a way to unwind. Once she began sculpting miniature cupcakes from polymer clay, she was hooked! By 2009, Jessica was attending craft shows in Central New Jersey to display her tiny creations. Currently, Frosted Treats Handmade features miniature bakery-inspired charms and jewelry as well as floral designs and monogram charms. A set of Peanut Butter & Jelly Best Friends charm necklaces are the best selling and most requested item. Additionally, etched glassware and custom printed paper goods are available. Great for gifting to friends, family, teachers, newlyweds, or treating yourself. Find on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jane’s Tiny Things comes to you from That Jane Designs in Red Bank, NJ. Jane’s Tiny Things is a finger-focused fashion brand featuring handpainted nail decals – an easy way to get professional looking nail art – and handcrafted midi rings, all made in our Red Bank studio. A collection of miniature versions of Jane’s favorite things, the decals feature motifs like the Golden Girls, David Bowie’s iconic looks, candies, and falling leaves. And the midi rings are delicate, perfectly on-trend pieces of jewelry with off-beat toppings of realistic looking apple pie slices, pizza, cheeseburgers and more. Like the store on Facebook!

Kristine Beads is a store that features handmade woven bead jewelry. She is a newcomer at the craft but has crafted some beautiful pieces. Check out her bracelets, ornaments & spiders. Like on Facebook!

Magickal Moon Jewelery makes handcrafted beaded jewelry made with semi-precious gemstones, pendants, and unique glass and seed beads. Perfect for gifts. Find on Facebook.

Mermaid Metal is based out of the charming little town of Stratford, NJ… but is inspired by dreams of travel and living the low-key island lifestyle.  Using hand picked sea glass from Rincon, PR and other precious minerals, this shop turns the beauty and healing properties of the earth and sea into stunning, unique jewelry.  Each creation is given great attention to detail and handmade from start to finish with love & good vibes.  Not only is each piece one-of-a-kind, you can also personalize with stamping by request, or send in your own sea glass and stones for a truly custom order. Find them online: Facebook  Instagra

Handcrafted “sterling silver jewelry with a twist!” Michele Grady Designs is a jewelry artist who works with sterling silver and mixed metals. Find the store on Facebook!

Shore Cords from Fair Haven, NJ has Beaded wrap Bracelets and Bangles with charms, and fine silver jewelry made in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 45% of proceeds are donated to organizations. Over $11,000 has been raised/donated to date. MCSPCA Pittie Project, Pitties and Pals Rescue, RBAR Pitstop Program, Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, A Pathway to Hope, Rescue Ridge, and Lunch Break of Red Bank, NJ have all received donations.

Slug Life Trinkets was founded by Stacy Guarino and Jackie Siers, right outta Monmouth County, NJ. With a mad frenzy for cult films, horror, and humor they have crafted awesome, dynamic lockets for their public and fellow slug to adorn in. Find the store onlineFacebook Instagram

Sugar Coated Treasures is fun jewelry for the kid at heart. You can choose from so many options. Show off your style with playful and adorable jewelry for any occasion. People, at any age, can wear stylish accessories without having it clean out your bank account. Whether your a foodie or have a quirky sense of style, sugar coated treasure has something for everyone.

Sunset Blue Gifts runs their business out of Toms River, NJ. They feature hand made jewelry and gifts for children and families including many NJ specific items. Find out more on their Facebook page.


Pets:

Claudes Dog Barkery, located in Pitman, New Jersey. Kelley Jeavons, owner of the bakery, has a passion to provide wholesome, homemade treats full of love at a great price! You can get more information on Claude’s Dog Barkery on their Facebook page. You can also request a custom order via her Etsy page.

At Collar Habit from Medford, NJ, you’ll find an unlimited selection of dog collars, leashes and harnesses, made to order to fit YOUR dog perfectly. Pam Scherzer has a great reputation for creating well made, long lasting collars in very trendy styles. Martingale users are happy to find that all designs and available as marrtingales & buckle-on martingales and Pam also offers leash friendly break-away collars and special harness sizes for har to fit dogs. Pam is especially proud of her “Speak Now” collection of wedding dog collars and harness ensembles. Pam’s original wedding designs are in demand internationally and have also been featured in Modern Bride Magazine. You can find the store on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Pawfect Attire makes very affordable dog collars,  bandanas and more! Check them out on Facebook & Instagram!

Spoiled Paws Bowtique is dedicated to making high-quality, fashionable specialty collars and leashes for dogs and cats.  Unique removable bow ties, neck ties and flowers can be added to any collar.  These matching add ons are interchangeable with our entire line of collars and leashes.  All items are handmade in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, with the highest quality fabric and are machine washable.  Owner Jill Wetzel started making collars after adopting her dog Oliver who was so tiny when he was rescued that a fashionable collar was not available in his size.  From that moment on she began sewing fabulous collars to spoil her three handsome dogs.  Now Spoiled Paws Bowtique on Etsy ships collars all over the world. Find them online: Facebook  Instagram


Party Decor and Invitations:

Brayton Designs offers custom design services with a personal touch. They focus on the creation of wedding collateral (Save the Dates, Invitation sets, etc), party invitations, baby announcement cards, etc. Find on Facebook

Crafty Coordinations is a One-Stop Shop for all of your event needs. There is a large array of various Event Items that have all been hand-crafted and/or designed by the owner. Crafty Coordinations thrives on the Creative Challenge of making Vision’s a Reality. All custom orders or creative ideas are welcome! Like on Facebook!

ItsJenuine from Marlton, New Jersey creates custom invitations,flyers, logos, business cards & more!

Laurel Cove Creative is a design and stationery studio offering original, handmade paper goods and supplies for all of life’s occasions! They specialize in wedding and special event stationery, greeting cards, art prints, gifts and accessories. Sara Downing, Owner and Creative Director, was born and raised in Laurel Cove on beautiful Cranberry Lake in Sussex County, New Jersey. This special place inspired the name of her studio and Etsy shop. After designing event stationery for close friends and family, she fell in love with the process of creating small representations of life’s most memorable moments. Combining this new love with a passion for design and printmaking, Laurel Cove Creative was born. Laurel Cove Creative loves taking on new ideas and projects no matter what a customer may be looking for, and they offer unique, personalized solutions. They take great care in selecting all of the materials used for each stationery piece or print, paying special attention to detail. Blessed by the experience and the great satisfaction that comes with creating handmade items for such happy and memorable events, Laurel Cove Creative loves being able to add a little something to that happiness through their design of unique printed goods and accessories. Find the Store on Facebook and Instagram!

Toad Hollow from Keyport, NJ offers Cupcake Toppers, Cake Toppers, Party Picks, Gift Tags, Party Supplies, Party Decorations, Party Favors, Bibs, Bibdana, Baby Bibs, Bandana Bibs, Scarf Bibs, Baby Gifts, Decorative Pillows, Outdoor Pillows, Burlap Pillows, Halloween Pillows, Fabric Banners, Burlap Banners, Coin Purses, Wristlets – All items are handmade by either Helen or Mary Beth, or both, right here in NJ. Find the store onlineWebsite Facebook Instagram Pinterest

Other:

Don’t Lost Your Marbles was created by Kendall, the store owner & creative force behind this Morris County, NJ based shop. She handwrites words, phrases, dates, symbols, addresses, phone numbers (basically anything & everything you can come up with) on marbles to create a wonderfully meaningful gift. Don’t Lose Your Marbles…Read Them! offers themed sets of marbles for some of life’s major occasions (weddings, birthdays, etc) as well as a “starter set” of 10 marbles, where you come up with what is written on each marble. Kendall also specializes in custom orders of any quantity for totally personalized sets that work for any and every event in a person’s life. Like on Facebook.
Dragons by Kris began as a fun hobby for a dragon enthusiast, but quickly turned into a plush-making business. Today, Kris makes dragon plushies in a variety of styles and sizes, and has made them for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions, including a marriage proposal! Like on Facebook!

Kristen  of Quirky Stocking Shop, made her first Christmas stocking for her fiancé in 2011. He is was raised Jewish and she was raised Catholic, so instead of giving him a traditional red and white Christmas stocking, she decided to make a nautical themed one. In 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit, their basement flooded and of course all of their Christmas decorations were ruined, including the stocking that had only one season under its belt. When they found out they were expecting a son, Kristen decided to make the three of them, and her parents their own funky stockings based on things we liked. Everyone loved them and that was when Kristen decided to open an Etsy shop. Kristen’s shop offers medium, small and mini stockings in a large variety of colors and prints. She  also be offers custom orders and name embroidery as well. Find the store online: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Train Me Up from South Jersey designs custom magnets and chore charts for kids!

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