Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Princess Next Door Aug 26

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Princess Next Door has been on Etsy since November 2007. What a wonderful shop!! Tina uses bright colors and wonderful shapes to make her items. Here is what she says about her shop.

My name is Tina and I live in Athens, Greece. I liked making things with my hands since I was a child. I tried jewelry making occasionally in the past, but since little after my first son was born, 4 years ago, I do it on a permanent base, and it seems I will go on for a long time.

Until a couple of months ago my husband and I owned a shop and I worked there. But we decided to close it and now I m thinking about the next step. In the meantime I have enough work to do taking care of my two little boys.

I enjoy very much making my papier mache jewelry, the idea of taking a humble material like paper and glue and make something beautiful is very appealing to me. I called my Etsy shop “the princess next door” having in mind every day girls who, although they can’t afford much for jewelry, they want to stand out, by wearing something special,different and not mass produced.

Jewelry making is not the only craft I enjoy. I love making things myself to decorate my home. Which reminds me that right now there are many half –finished projects which I have started and left aside because a new idea occurred to me, and which I must put in order soon. I d love to learn new techniques in jewelry making but also try a list of other crafts: sewing, crocheting, knitting, felting, name any craft and I’ll say “oh, I want to try this!”

I also have a
BLOG which is in a “vacation mode” right now, but I plan to get back to it after summer.


  1. I love your work. You've made humble materials into art. Thanks, Audrey, for sharing Tina with us.

  2. Papier mache...what a great idea for jewelry! I would have never even thought of it. Beautiful work...and I'd love to visit Greece :)

  3. Audrey, Thank You for adding my button. I have added yours as well. Hope to get to know you. Blessings,

  4. Oh my! Her stuff is so unique! Finally someone else who uses bright and bold colors in their jewelry! I've got to check her shop out. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. I think that's the first time I've ever seen paper mache jewelry. It's so beautiful!

  6. Thanks Audrey! Thanks everyone for your nice comments!


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