Sunday, October 11, 2009

EclecticOddities offers a variety of handcrafted goodies

EclecticOddities opened on 12-4-08.  The shop categories include ART - MIXED MEDIA, BUTTONS AND MAGNETS, HANDBAGS, CUSTOM COSTUMES, JEWELRY - ADORNMENTS, PLUS SIZED CLOTHING, POUCHES AND TOTES, QUILTS - HANGINGS, WEARABLE FIBER ART, NOTE CARD SETS, HOLIDAYS - SPECIAL DAYS.  Her studio announcement reads: "Eclectic Oddities is a collection of handmade items, created by a retired art teacher with too much time on her hands, and an overactive drive to keep busy!
Each item is one of a kind, and in some cases the style may be the same, but the materials vary, so that each piece is an original.
I love doing custom work, so feel free to request an item that you may not see in the Studio.
You will find fiber/wearable arts, jewelry, paper goods, odd bits/pieces and misc. clothing articles.
I am currently adding a couple of items a day, so check back now and then for new listings. Most will be new items, not found in my Etsy shop.
Visit my 2 other Art Fire Studios:".

Her biography reads: "Retired high school art and theatre teacher.
A crafter, quilter, designer, costumer and seamstress for over 50 years. Learned to sew at the age of 7, and with a degree in Fashion Design from the early 60's, I have continued to be a fanatical seamstress through all the years since.
I both acted in and costumed local theatre groups for 30 years, and have recently started doing some costuming for Renaissance Faire devotees.
I love all things 4 footed and furry, as well as our feathered friends. Live with 4 cats and feed all the neighborhood strays, and I also helped pay for spaying and neutering of over 20 of them. There are at least 15 regulars who stop by daily, and of those, 6 or 7 have taken up permanent residency in my garage.
My interests and skills are varied, thus the eclectic nature of my studio and the handmade items therein."

She can also be found on Flickr, and her blog.  Below is a sample of the wide variety of items available from EclecticOddities.  Be sure to stop in and see all she has to offer!



Denim Blue Clay Bead and Patina Brass Shields NecklaceSteampunk All Seeing Eye NecklaceBengal Tiger Note CardsGeisha Faces Sew-on Buttons

Skull Earrings with Fancy Copper Earwires and Dangling ChainsWitchy Halloween CardKawaii Cat Zipper PouchSmiling Cats Inchie EarringsJeweled Geisha Pendant

And there's PLENTY more where these came from!  What a great shop!

-Michelle of CreativeCritters


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