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Welcome to My Studio!

If I could handpick items from Etsy to customize my crafty studio… it would look something like this….. Bright, bold, colorful, unique, happy!

Check out this link to see the entire treasury! 🙂


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Bumble Beeeeees!

Here is a brand new treasury made by yours truly. 🙂


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Blog Feature: Kolibri Boutique

Tell us a bit about you and what led you to selling jewelry.

I am a work at home mom that loves being crafty. I have been married for almost   and have 2 children: a 4 year old girl and an almost 2 year old boy. My favorite thing to do is create! I started crafting in high school by making scrapbooks, sewing or repurposing clothes, and painting. About a year ago I took to jewelry making after reading through a scrapbooking magazine. I thought it was a craft that could not only be for me but I could share it with family. After a few months of creating jewelry, I decided that I would share it with everyone else and open an Etsy shop. Not long after that I got the chance to set up a booth at a local farmer’s market.  I try to continuously improve my craft and I am always looking for new techniques to learn.

How would you describe Kolibri Boutique’s jewelry?
I like to think the jewelry that I make is whimsical, unique and eclectic because I do a little bit of everything. I try not to make things you’d see just anywhere. There just isn’tany fun in wearing the same thing everyone else does.

Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Tell us about your beautiful Etsy shop.
I opened my shop so that I could share a hobby that I love with everyone. Some of my favorite materials to use are semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, fresh waterpearls, wood, and copper, stainless, or brass wires. I offer free shipping on all orders no matter the size. I like to keep my pricing budget friendly and occasionally I run some pretty awesome sales!

What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you’ve created? What made it so special?

It’s hard to pin down one item that I love that I have created. I love them all. If I have to choose one I’d say that I love the Turquoise pendant that I designed for my Aunt. This necklace was one of my first custom orders.

tear drop necklace

tear drop necklace

tear drop necklace

tear drop necklace

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration a lot in music. I love listening to Indie Folk singers/bands. Some of the music I listen to the most while creating is Ray Lamontagne, Ben Harper, or Wakey Wakey. I also find inspiration in the past. Growing up my Mom and Dad would tell me I was born 30 years too late. I have grown up loving the 50-60’s eras and still do love them.
The name is so unique. Is there a story behind this pretty name?
Unfortunately there is no exciting or inspiring story to go with the name, although it did end up being whimsical and unique. Both my husband and I picked out the name for my shop. I made a small list of my favorite things: butterflies, hummingbirds, different flowers, etc. After finding out the Greek, and French spelling of each thing I had listed we went with “Kolibri”, which in French means “hummingbird.”

Visit her fabulous Etsy shop!: www.galeamanda.etsy.com

“Like” her beautiful jewelry on Facebook!: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kolibri-Boutique/102358423143455

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Be Mine

I created nearly thirty of these for the cute little girl that I nanny. She is going to use them as valentines for her class. I tied the string into a darling bow that they may be used as a valentine instead of a tag for a bag of candy.


Embossed Heart Tags or Valentines

Embossed Heart Tags or Valentines


From piecefuljoy.etsy.com:

“These twelve (12) embossed heart tags tug at the heart strings! Paper punched from red embossed card stock and lavender card stock, these Valentiney tags are sure to please. The lavendar scalloped square is blank for you to personalize. A deep purplyish indigo string is looped through the tag’s hole, just waiting for you to attach to a bag of candy!”

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Need a Gift?

Etsy has this very spiffy gift finding tool. {Even more spiffy since Valentine’s Day is around the corner!}

First, go here.

Then, select a Facebook friend from the link provided or click “Preview Gift Ideas” and they will bring up a list of “personalities” that your friend or family member may have.

Note from Etsy: "What happens when you connect to Facebook?"

Don’t worry, we’ll be cool.

  • Your personal Etsy data will never be shared with Facebook.
  • We will not post to your Facebook Wall unless you ask us to.
  • We will not attempt to contact your friends on Facebook.
  • You can disconnect from Facebook any time.

After you select a facebook friend or “personality,” Etsy will pull up gift ideas based on their facebook profile.

Tada! Super easy! 🙂 Have fun gift shopping!

Shopping on Etsy

Shopping on Etsy

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Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is LESS than a month away!!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love the pretty red, pink and white patterns that come out in stores for this lovely day.

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ Valentine goodies I’ve made in the past, I decided to make something new this year.  These tags took quite a while to put together, but I truly adore how they came out! Made with a dash of inspiration, metallic paint, hand-cut from card stock, a few tablespoons of love,  soft white ribbon, a cup of creativity and a fun fonted stamp, voila!:

The description as read from my Etsy shop:

“These special Valentine tags are a set of 10 (ten). A textured card stock painted with metallic paint is the backdrop for the eye catching font “Be My Valentine.” Dainty dots edge the heart and a loosely tied white ribbon may be untied and then reattached to your gift. The back of the tag is decorated yet blank, just waiting for your personalization. These tags are great for so many Valentine gift! Whether they be for candy bags, a hostess gift, or a gift box label, these “Be My Valentine” tags can be yours today!”

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Green for Valentine’s Day

Who says that Valentine’s Day tags and cards hafta be only pink and red?Let’s think out of the box for a bit:

Why not a bright green tag? With a casual ribbed blue ribbon? And a cute cardboard heart? With two kissing love birds? Accented by a fuzzy red heart?

Why not something like this?:

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