Monday, 13 March 2017

Top Five Etsy Finds - Daffodils

Edible Cake Toppers by CakeCandyCo 
I'm feeling distinctly springlike as I write this post and what could be more indicative of the season than great swathes of sunny yellow daffodils! I hope we return to the UK in time to see the displays this year. In the meantime though, I had took a scouting trip around Etsy and discovered in just how many inventive ways daffodil flowers can be recreated. If you're in need of unusual Mother's Day or Easter gifts, these five of my favourites might fit the bill.

First to catch my eye were these edible cake toppers at CakeCandyCo in West Kilbride. This particular Easter assortment includes 1 pink bunny rabbit, 1 yellow chick, 9 white daisies, 3 pink daisies, 6 yellow daffodils and 6 green leaves. Other packs solely contain daffodils and all the cake toppers are handmade from sugar paste (suitable for vegetarians and gluten free). The perfect adornment for homemade cupcakes!

The Easter Cake Decoration Pack is for sale at £8.99 plus shipping.

Daffodil Brooch by ElliesThingsShop 
Ellen Moore is the creative inspiration behind ElliesThingsShop in Dereham and I love what she makes by recycling drinks cans. Ellen says, "I love to upcycle materials that other people would throw away to create new beautiful things. The first things I made from cans were flat pieces of wall art, and I decided to make my art wearable and functional by branching out with some 3D brooches."
This little Daffodil Brooch measures just 6cm across and is wonderfully detailed. As well as a Spring gift, it would also be ideal as a 10th anniversary gift - the 10th is symbolised by tin! "The petals are cut from a yellow can. The trumpet is orange and I have added green leaves. I have cut and sculpted each piece to give the flower some depth. The stamens are resistors. The pieces are sewn together and I have backed it with yellow felt and a large brooch pin. The pin has a safety catch making it harder to lose."

The Daffodil Brooch is for sale at £20 plus shipping.

Daffodil Bouquet Necklace
by CarolSmalleyDesigns
For a bold and long-lasting statement necklace you need look no further than the beautiful craftwork of Carol Smalley at CarolSmalleyDesigns in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Carol has been making jewellery for many years and loves creating every piece. She is often inspired while walking her two gorgeous rescue dogs in country parks and woodland, using this time to take in the wonders of mother nature.
I love the intricacies of this Daffodil Bouquet Necklace which Carol crafted by hand. The lovely spring bouquet itself is 10cm tall and features variously sized lucite flowers in orange, yellow and white, together with faceted crystal rondelles and chartreuse coloured copper wire. Carol then handmade the jump rings and connected them to make the 45cm chain. Its clasp is also handmade.

The Daffodil Bouquet Necklace is for sale at £25 plus shipping.

Leather Daffodil Brooch by PresentPerfectStudio 
Another Daffodil Brooch which would make an ideal anniversary gift is this leather example - the 3rd anniversary is symbolised by leather. Created by Svetlana Faulkner at PresentPerfectStudio in Stamford, this stylised daffodil brooch has its own charm and character. It was expertly crafted using thin genuine leather in warm hues and is sure to brighten its recipient's day. Just pin this hand made piece of spring to your trench coat and enjoy! The daffodils have been hand made completely from scratch using real genuine leather in complementary colours. The daffodil brooch is not waterproof, can not be washed, dry cleaned, ironed or creased, but just requires handling with love and care. It measures about 11 cm across and it is finished with a secure brooch pin.

The Leather Daffodil Brooch is for sale at £120 plus shipping.

Felt Daffodil Bouquet by CharlieLaurieDesigns 
As a particular fan of textile arts, I couldn't complete this post without including this vibrant felt flower arrangement by Charlotte Laurie at CharlieLaurieDesigns of London. It's perfect for a spring wedding! The bouquet is made using yellow and green organic felts with yellow buttons and Charlotte says "it's just like a real life daffodil only it lasts a lot longer!" Each flower is 85mm in diameter and each arrangement contains six flowers and six leaves. Each arrangement is a one off made to order and other sizes and colours can be arranged on request.

The Felt Daffodil Bouquet is for sale at £34.99 plus shipping.

I hope you enjoyed this daffodil-themed post and, at the very least, you are now feeling in a Springtime mood too! This st does contain affiliate links so, should you be tempted to click through and make a purchase, I would receive a small percentage. Alternatively, if you are now inspired to sell your own creations, open yourself an Etsy shop through This Link Here and we'll both get 40 free listings!

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