Sunday, February 6, 2011
Happy Superbowl Sunday!
I have always been a fan of cameo necklaces. I love the vintage touch that comes with looking at a picture in a ornate frame. Today I have had the pleasure to receive a beautiful cameo except that instead of being delicate it is fun and unique.
Rocky Horror Picture show ranks high in my list of favorite movies. I love watching the movie and seeing it live and when I saw that Flamingo Cupcake Studios makes a cameo with Frankenfuter on it I needed the peice of jewerly in my life.
Janet, Dr. Scott, Janet, Brad, Rocky
When my necklace came in the mail it was wrapped in the cutest cupcake tissue paper. The cameo was very well packaged in a small Ziploc that made sure it was safe to travel.
Doesnt this necklace scream CHARACTER! It has so much fun elements that I cannot wait to wear it. I seriously love it and would consider getting another one for my sister!
The price point for these necklaces is $10 which I find to be VERY reasonable considering they are hand made. I think frankly that they are a steal and make a great gift for anyone who loves fun tv memorablia.
I adore the Flamingo Cupcake Studio etsy site. The store carries everything from hair accessories to pins to necklaces and earrings. All the items are so interesting and cool and the storefront is clearly organized to make for a very easy shopping experience.
I had the chance to ask the owner a few questions.
Why did you start your etsy site?
I have been selling on etsy since 2007, but mainly vintage clothing and housewares and I wanted a separate site for my handmade accessories. I've always been crafty and would get compliments on things I would make for myself so I thought trying to sell my things on the side would be a good way to make a little extra money and a nice escape from my full time job in retail management.
How did you come up with your cameo necklaces?
I received a necklace from a friend that had John Waters on it a while ago and I wear it all the time. I had the idea of making my own necklaces with other fun people on them. Once I found the right supplies to get the look I wanted, I couldn't stop making them.
I am a pop culture junkie so I am inspired by anything from horror movies, 1950s pinup girls, the 1980s, and of course all things kitschy like John Waters and his many wonderful movies. My crafty friends inspire me, too. Its nice to be around other creative people, especially ones that have the same interests as me.
What are the inspirations behind your works?
I love kitsch and pop culture so this clearly is the shop for me. Let me show you some things I loved most when visiting the Flamingo Cupcake Studios etsy shop.
|Marilyn Monroe Hair Flower|
|Mad Men Joan Bottle Cap Brooch|
|Yellow Frosting Cupcake Ring|
|Bewitched Cameo Necklace|
Flamingo Cupcake Studios is having a Valentines Day Sale and is offering a code for 20% off with the code "LOVEBIRDS".
That means you can get one of these fabulous cameo necklaces for $8 (before shipping), what a great deal!
Please visit the etsy site and tell me which item is your favorite, I want to hear!