Kiss My Style

Kiss My Style has many treats perfect for all types. The newest addition to this shop is the organic bath care products. The organic bath mit is handmade using a hemp and organic cotton blend. You will also find great pampering items, like the eye pillows and Nourish Nail & Cuticle Oil. This is the perfect remedy for dry, brittle nails, or nails with ridges and splits. Kiss My Style has many other products including those for children and the home. Take some time & browse through all the fantastic items this shop has to offer.

Glamorous Girl Accessories

Glamorous Girl Accessories has a merry assortment of fashionable accessories ranging from hair pins to clutches. The yellow and white clutch is the perfect accessory for springtime. And the petal pusher hair clip compliments the clutch so well! You will feel refreshed & sunny with these accessories as part of your wardrobe. And currently, if you buy any two hair clips or pins, you will receive a third of your choice FREE! This Etsy seller also creates lovely little girls clothing in her shop named Addison Ava.

Strappy's

Nothing ruins an ensemble faster than having thick ugly bra straps hanging out. Strappy's remedies this problem by offering decorative bra straps that are so fun and flirty you’ll actually want to show off your straps. The interchangeable bra straps are fashionable, comfortable and affordable – no matter what your fashion style is. Founder Allison Mercer created the straps while living in California. She loved to wear tank and spaghetti-strap tops but found strapless bras didn’t provide the support she needed. She began decorating her bra straps so she didn't have ugly ones showing. The jewelry bra straps are perfect for elegant fashions and are available in a variety of jewels, such as black crystals and pink rose jewels. Strappy's also offers handmade beaded bra straps that are comfortable, supportive & available in a wide variety of colors. There's also many cute fabric straps to choose from. Strappy's offers fashion solutions that make women look and feel sexy - without giving up comfort.

Ben & Oliver

Ben & Oliver is a lovely shop featuring jewelry designs that are bold and fun. Katherine uses vintage & modern pieces to create a simplistic beauty for the modern woman. The colorful Oceanic Chrysanthemum Ring is very eye-catching, as are the Burgundy Little Gumdrop Flower earrings. Secret Garden is a sweet design that allows you to remember pretty flower gardens year-round. And I would love to have the Classic Vintage Oval Faux Pearl hairpin set that would add a nice touch to an up-do.

*Special Offer: Receive a free surprise pair of post earrings with each order using the code 'FUNKY'.

The Pin Show

If you live near Dallas, tomorrow night is The Pin Show and you need to be there! The event will take place at the renewed Historic Union Station in downtown Dallas and will feature 26 independent fashion and accessory designers showcasing over 130 new looks on the runway. Beyond the runway there will be live photo shoots on two styled sets. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with designers and even have the rare chance to purchase your favorite look right off the runway before it hits stores.

Founded in 2007 by Independent Designers Rachel Nichelson and Julie McCullough Kim, The Pin Show provides all emerging fashion industry designers, photographers, artists, stylists and retail buyers a profound launching platform for independent work in the fashion industry. In addition, it provides the public a unique fashion experience that is generally reserved for high-end designers and their clientele. Retail buyers and reps will see the latest lines from independent regional designers and meet with them following the show to discuss future business relationships. I am really looking forward to this event as I have never been to a runway show. I hope to see you all there!

DaVinci

I tend to neglect men here on Funky Finds, so I decided that this was good find men might appreciate. Do you ever watch Two & a Half Men with Charlie Sheen? He always wears cool bowling shirts on the show, and he has now teamed up with Rock & Roll Religion to launch a signature line of casual shirts. The DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen is a line of retro shirts that debuted in Las Vegas this month. DaVinci clothing is a high quality, California made line of casual shirts, reminiscent of the rockabilly culture born in the 1950’s. Sheen said, “The retro designs exude a sense of cool, smooth, yet effortless style. Christopher Wicks has done well with the classic DaVinci collection and I’m excited to incorporate my vision into the line.” Influenced by the martini lounges, pool halls and bowling alleys of the era, the pieces are nostalgic, yet chic without trying too hard. The DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen incorporates the classic DaVinci mainstays such as agoya shell buttons, retro patterns and vertical contrasting color combinations with additional detailing and embroidery to enhance each piece.

Kim’s Custom Cards

Kim’s Custom Cards features a large selection of cards and gifts designed by Kim Waite. This is a great source for customized announcements and invitations for a variety of occasions. If you are looking for gift ideas, there's plenty of those, too. The rattan magnetic board is a great gift that will help the recipient get organized while still being stylish. Monogrammed items make great gifts, such as the decorative buckets. And what better way to teach your kids the art of thank you note writing than with their own personalized stationery?

*GIVEAWAY - Closed: Win a set of personalized note cards and pen from Kim's Custom Cards. These fashionable fold-over cards can be personalized with a name or monogram. Each set is attractively packaged with a coordinating knot bow & contains 10 cards with envelopes that are paired with a coordinating personalized pen. To enter, visit Kim's website & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item. Giveaway ends at Midnight CST, Saturday, February 28.

Haciendo el Indio

Haciendo el Indio is a Spain-based business featuring children's goods created by artist Cristina Serrano. The wall art collection features adorable illustrations that children are sure to love. There's also textiles featuring similar illustrations that your child can wear, including bib-napkins. The plush animals are perfect for creative and imaginative children who tire easily of ordinary toys. I also love the tiny jewels that are part of the jewelry collection for moms & babies created by Haciendo el Indio and Colgado de Ti fashion jewelry. These lovely designs can be purchased via Haciendo el Indio's Big Cartel shop.

Diffraction Fiber

Diffraction Fiber has home d├Ęcor items that are super funky and fun! The foodie pillows, such as cherry pie, are absolutely hilarious. You can also decorate your home with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or make it known just how much you love bacon. And, for those who like the real meal deal, there's the blue plate special. Yummy!

Ji Ji Kiki

Ji Ji Kiki was started last June by Emma Coles. Her product line currently includes handmade kitsch and vintage jewelery, as well as gifts, housewares, bags and bath and beauty products. The hot pink leopard print bracelet is sure to spice up any ensemble & the earring collection ranges from funky to sophisticated. The kitschy housewares are also fun items that will give you a chuckle. I totally agree with the hard work clock, as well as the housework magnetic board. Check back next month as Emma will be launching a new line of unique and one off pieces of jewelery created using salvaged broken vintage jewelery. And, receive a 10% discount when using coupon code FUNKY10 at checkout.

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is a vegan designer company that has been producing very fashionable bags since 1995. You may be asking what exactly does an eco-friendly vegan bag mean? Depending on the size, 15-55 recycled plastic bottles go into the material used to make their bags. The bags are 100% vegan and do not use any leather.The Ando bag, complete with 100% recycled grey faux suede lining, tone on tone stitching, antique silver hardware, is a beautiful handbag. I love that Matt & Nat design their bags so we don't have to make a choice between being chic and eco-friendly. Men and women alike will enjoy the shoulder bags and wallets. Another bonus is that many of Matt & Nat's designs are currently discounted by as much as 60%! The sale section includes many fantastic designs, my favorite being the plum Kahn bag.

Greenbelts

Greenbelts are unique accessories that are handmade from recycled leather belts. Many of the embellishments, such as bottlecaps, are also recycled materials. Created by Shannon Ritscher, Greenbelts are funky one-of-a-kind pieces that will add interest to your wardrobe. The waist cinching white patent leather belt is made from four recycled/reclaimed leather and man-made belts. I also love the asymmetrical low-slung white and silver belt that is very cool. In addition to belts, Shannon creates cuffs, dog collars and leashes using reclaimed goods. And, for the extremely fashionable pet and pet owner, there's the matching cuff and collar sets. I think Abby and I need the chocolate leather pieces that are adorned with pink buttons!

Swallowfield

Jennifer Judd-McGee, the talented artist behind Swallowfield, loves doodling and patterns. This is very evident when browsing through all her lovely illustrations & collages. The Hope of A Better Day is a beautiful piece made up of many patterns and shapes that was created for The Obama Show at Eyebuzz Gallery in New York. Fertilize and Six Little Birds are two lovely prints of Jen's work. I would love to have one of her original collages, such as Lucky Number 24, so I could see the depth in the layers that create such intriguing works of art. Learn more about Jennifer and her exceptional work by reading her blog.

Trash but Chic

Carla Gallas is a Brazilian living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her background includes being an antique dealer for over 18 years, as well as a jewelry designer. Trash but Chic showcase the work she creates by combining types of vintage-based materials, such as vintage lucite & embroideries, with woven steel, leather, and silk. Her contemporary designs utilize recycled materials resulting in one-of-a-kind & limited-edition accessories. The vintage velvet choker with czech glass fringes is a very interesting piece. It is very lengthy and closes on the back with a large bow. Button lovers will appreciate the multicolor necklace made using vintage lucite buttons. Be sure to browse through all of Carla's new designs that are all works of art.

Yes No Maybe

It can be very hard at times to find accessories & apparel that reflect the individuality & unique style you wish to display. You don't like wearing the same thing as everyone else, obviously, or you wouldn't be frequenting Funky Finds! Yes No Maybe features bold, fresh and original London streetwear designed by artists all over the world from many generations. The product catalogue is full of cool items for men and women. I dig the heavyweight cotton tick flock duffle bag that is trimmed with faux battered leather. And the candysplat cap is perfect for casual days. I believe that many of the guys I know would agree that thinking hurts, don't you? The best news is that YNM has launched a site-wide 30% off sale for February so you can all still indulge in the delights of Yes No Maybe clothing regardless of your budget.

Imageglow Candles - Discount Offer

Linda of Imageglow Candles was delighted to see so many readers' comments about their products on my recent post featuring their products & a giveaway. She was so delighted that she wants to offer you all a generous discount. Receive an introductory discount of 40% through February 21st by entering FUNKY at checkout. I have seen their products first-hand and can honestly say that you don't really grasp how cool they are until you try them. Plus, they are a great investment because they are reusable. Once the initial candles are consumed, you can continue using them with a tea light. Treat yourself or a friend today!

Beautiful Silver Jewelry

Beautiful Silver Jewelry features a large selection of accessories perfect for any and every occasion. You can browse by stones which range from amethyst to turquoise. Each section includes gorgeous earrings, pendants, bracelets and more. I especially love all the earrings that incorporate garnet gemstones. The abstract art style earrings & pendant necklaces are very unique pieces that are sure to draw lots of attention. Beautiful Silver Jewelry will also create custom pieces for brides and bridesmaids that feature your wedding colors accenting your special day with special accessories. As you can see, I was not exaggerating when I said you will find designs suitable for any and every occasion!

*GIVEAWAY - Closed: Win a Grape Cluster Amethyst Small Pendant Necklace featuring February’s birthstone. Visit the Beautiful Silver Jewelry website & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item. Giveaway ends at Midnight CST, Monday, February 23.

TsuruBride

TsuruBride is a fun shop featuring unique handbags and pouches. I love the pink whale card holder that is made of metallic pink leather. The panda change purse and eager beaver are equally clever designs. And, having saved the best for last, the puppy purses are fabulous!! Made of metallic antique champagne leather these pieces will bring a smile to anyone's face and some shine to any outfit! Cat lovers will appreciate the pink Persian clutch, too. Quit taking life so seriously and add a little whimsy to your ensemble.

Adorn You

Adorn You features the unique adornments created by Sharon Muttoo. First introduced to the world of beads five years ago, Sharon says she has enjoyed the multitude of styles and techniques that are sure to keep her interested for a long time. Many of her pieces have a beautiful antique style, such as the Cognac Bombs. The Victorian-esque Amethyst Rose Trellises are also gorgeous. The pair of funky heart earrings that are currently on sale are wonderful, as well. And for those of us who wishes their honey would whisk them away to Paris, there is the Take Me To Paris set. Be sure to browse through all of the designs offered at Adorn You, as you do not want to miss any of the lovely designs.

Shot through the heart


1. Sweet Melodies has some sweet heart earrings that enable you to show some love year round.

2. Garden Path Decor offers a beautiful selection of mosaics. The cotton candy swirls heart will tickle you pink!

3. What's better than one heart? A multitude of hearts found on this lovely bracelet by Flamingo Junction.

4. Lin Designs also has a wonderful selection of lovely jewelery. The Valentine hammered heart necklace is my favorite!

5. Crafters treat yourself to an adorable vintage Valentine embellishment kit from Brandywine Boutique.

6. Papermode creates paper-based goods such as jewelry, hand-bound books and stationery. The hand-stitched Valentine cards are splendid!

7. The cute little felt heart brooch by Nelo is another great design that can be worn year-round.

8. Treat your sweetie to a heart mug from Bailey Doesn't Bark complete with a custom message straight from your heart.

9. Jane Says is a terrific shop full of goodies I want! The love posie bookmarks are a great gift for avid readers.

10. Red Cap Cards is one of my favorite sources for unique quirky greeting cards. Their Valentine's Day cards are delightful.

Happy Palentines Day!

In light of the upcoming holiday, Able has created a line of cards to supplement Valentines and to be distributed amongst friends. They have given these cards the clever title of "Palentines." I love it! And guess what...they are available free of charge in PDF format so you can print & send them to all of your pals. They have even included a design that is suitable for males so they can celebrate their Bromance. So go ahead & celebrate all your friendships this Valentine's Day with a great Palentine from Able.

Percival Road Designs

Percival Road Designs is a sweet shop featuring collaged and handmade paper goods created by Australia-based crafter Anastasia. Many of her items incorporate vintage ephemera, such as the Sweet Valentine's Day collage card. The journal covered with decorative patterned paper and a cut out image of a little girl from 1960s is adorable. And Anastasia has a wide variety of tags perfect for a multitude of craft projects or to decorate packages.

*Giveaway - Closed: Enter to win two fantastic tag packs from Percival Road Designs. Visit Anastasia's Etsy shop and leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item. Giveaway ends at Midnight CST, Monday, February 16.

Mark Langan Art

Mark Langan is an artist that creates environmentally friendly pieces from an unlikely medium - recycled corrugated boxes. His one-of-a-kind sculptures transfer something mundane into aesthetically beautiful three-dimensional art. Mark has been creating "green" products since before "green" was fashionable. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of his work is the fact that it appeals to so many diverse groups. Mark has been commissioned to create pieces for packaging companies, recycling firms, and many others. The gallery section of his website is divided into two categories - corporate logos and artwork for collectors. All of Mark's works are amazingly detailed and captivating.

AG Ambroult

Amy Ambroult is a jeweler and metalsmith located in the Boston area. Her contemporary designs have an earthy, yet urban, tone. Designs such as the Orbit earrings are sleek and organic at the same time, bridging nature and industry. The Sweet Silhouette dog necklace wins me over as it resembles my lovable Yellow Labrador. And the Mobile Earrings are innovative and extremely unique. Amy says she crafts these "elegant and elemental" pieces for the up-to-the-minute gal who has an eye on nature, her feet firmly on the pavement, and her finger on the pulse of the evolving world. I think we would all like to believe that we fit that description, so why not dress the part & accessorize with Amy's beautiful pieces?

The Recovery

The Recovery is a unique company that works to provide the utmost care to those who have undergone surgery or recently given birth. Their line of all-in-one recovery kits takes the guesswork out of the search for the perfect recovery products. Taking care of women who have just given birth is important so that she is better able to care for her newborn. Some of the treasures found within the recovery kits are creams, salves and sprays that minimize stretch marks, scars and other postpartum ailments, luxury spa robes, chic c-section underwear, aromatherapy eye pillows, abdominal compression binders, postpartum recovery cds, reacher tools, spa candles, and gourmet organic chocolates. All-natural and organic products are used wherever possible and each kit is delivered within an eco-friendly reusable tote or beautiful designer diaper bag by Not Rational. As of now, The Recovery offers six different kits for new moms - three for c-section recovery and three for childbirth recovery. Receive a 15% discount on any item with coupon code funkyfinds15.

CuffLinks.com

CuffLinks.com takes pride in having the largest selection of cufflinks in the world. With a roster of over 3,000 products, 25 designers and every category imaginable, they have cufflinks and accessories for every event imaginable. With Valentine's Day coming up, what better gift than something that has a personal touch and, best of all, is sure to fit? Give your sweetheart a reminder of how much you love him with the French heart cufflinks. The love grid pair designed by Thompson London are also fantastic. For those who prefer to give custom gifts, have a look at the engraved section. CuffLinks.com is a great place to find gifts for graduates, sports enthusiasts, and more.

Jujups

Fancy giving a customized gift this Valentine’s Day? Then you should check out Jujups Valentine’s Day treats. Users can personalize chocolates using Jujups online design tools. The easy-to-use drag and drop design tools enable non-designers to create designs effortlessly. It is easy to design, create and order chocolates with pictures, wordings or graphics for your loved ones. Chocolate prices start at $20 USD and are shipped within two days. In addition to this already sweet treat, Jujups is holding a Valentine's Day card competition where the most creative card winning the most votes wins $1,000 USD! So don't be shy...start expressing your love now! Receive a 5% discount on Valentine's Day Chocolates with coupon code VDAYCHOC5 (valid until February 11).

Stephanie Fizer

Stephanie Fizer is a talented illustrator that creates cute and quirky works of art. Her most recent additions to her shop are items you can print yourself. The Lil Monsters Valentines are perfect for those of us who have procrastinated card making or buying for such an occasion. Also available are Kokeshi To-Do Lists and Sweet Kokeshi notecards, tags and envelopes. All items feature Stephanie's original illustrations and are delivered in the form of a PDF file so you can print as many as you need. Her shop is filled with many more terrific pieces, such as digital illustration prints, mounted prints and bookmarks to name a few. I love the punk ballerina bookmark! And the alphabet prints are the perfect decor for any child's room. See Stephanie's website for more information & examples of her work.

Hip Kid Art

Hip Kid Art recently launched a new series of canvases for the home. You will find six fresh designs, each offered in three color palettes, that can be personalized with your family name. Once responsible for bringing modern personalized wall art to nurseries, Hip Kid Art is proud to move into the more public spaces of homes. Why not add a bit of luck to your home with a personalized horseshoe canvas? Or, if you prefer, a touch of wild with the zebra print. And, of course, Hip Kid Art still has a wide range of canvases that are perfect for everyone and every style.

HexKitten Designs

HexKitten Designs is a rockin' shop featuring original drawings, paintings and linocuts. The red & black Love Notes is the perfect set for Valentine's Day. And how cute are the little Rockabilly cards? Hello Sailor is another fantastic image printed on archival Italian stationery. And, if you're a rock fan, you don't want to miss the VERY limited edition print titled Dead Rock Star Fetish. The subjects of this piece are deceased musicians Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. HexKitten Design is the perfect place to find edgy and unique works of art available in a variety of forms.

Imageglow Candles

Imageglow Candles uses a patented process that embeds beautiful patterns and designs into the wax walls of candles. When lit, the flame back lights the patterns and glows when illuminated. I didn't really grasp what that meant until I received my own pillar candle. It is unlike any typical candle you are used to & they are available in a variety of designs and patterns, as well as sizes and styles. The Paris styles will add a touch of elegance to any space. And the Halloween candles will definitely add ambiance when lit. Imageglow Candles make wonderful housewarming gifts, hostess gifts, and nice treats for yourself!

*GIVEAWAY - Closed: Win a Valentine-themed set featuring Je T'Aime and L'Amour patterns in modern & popular shades of pink, white and espresso (retail value $79). Visit the Imageglow Candles website & leave a comment on this post noting one of your favorite items. Giveaway ends at Midnight CST, Wednesday, February 11.

Twixi Designs

Trish Lester is a creative entrepreneur that has done everything from designing tees and logos to now creating handbags. Twixi Designs showcases Trish's unique accessories ranging from fabric & leather hobo bags to embellished leather totes. Hot Rod is a sexy, yet tough, design complete with studs and a cool print lining. There are also several designs that are currently on sale, such as Hot Pink Mama. I love this denim handbag that is embellished with a hot pink belt with a matching hot pink handle. Trish also creates leather cuffs available in various colors. These are perfect if you're looking for more rockin' accessories!

Draw Limited

Draw Limited wants people to realize that everyone is an artist. That it's not only what you see in museums, but also what you doodle on a sheet of paper. Draw Ltd. posts themes, the most recent one being "Handimals," and asks people to submit their creations following the instructions on their website. They then sift through the submissions and choose a select few to be printed on limited-edition tees while displaying the other submissions in their online art gallery. There's tees featuring all kinds of creative images ranging from groups of monsters to furry creatures named Lenny. New designs are released every two months, so you have regular opportunities to submit your artwork. Now get to doodling!

Even Saint Valentine would appreciate these finds!

Only twelve days 'til Valentine's Day! Here's a few ideas for all the Cupids out there that need to do a little shopping.

1. Grams Gems, one of our participating Spring Fling vendors, has some great Murano heart pendants to choose from. Show some love year-round!

2. Another Spring Fling vendor, Dark Candles, offers unique gift sets that are perfect for men, as well as women. We have purchased a variety of scents from Dark Candles and have loved them all.

3. Julie Collings has several craft bits that are Valentine-themed. The Valentine girls and boys are charming.

4. Story of My Life also has some great Valentine craft items, including exclusive Lucky in Love clear stamps.

5. The tags found at Seasonal Delights are lovely. The Love Bird tags are especially nice.

6. The embroidered heart pocket by Aqua Art Studio is a sweet deal at only $5!

7. My Good Greetings offers terrific kid's Valentine's. The 4x5 inch 100% recycled content cards provides little ones with a "green" alternative for Valentine's Day.

8. Patti Holcombe of Dreaming Giggles Design has great Love-themed artwork available, as well as wreaths made using recycled wool sweaters.

9. I love the plush hearts by Dallas-based artist Christina Wezwick. Midnight Snack is a great source for fun fat-free treats!

10. I can think of nothing better than a little love monkey that is ready to wish you a happy Valentine's Day. Spirit Mama has lots of great polymer clay offerings.

11. If you just can't make up your mind, you might want the Love/hate earring set by Paw and Claw Designs.

12. Jennifer Squires is offering Valentine’s themed modern fine art photographs that will help illustrate the love you have for your sweetie.

13. Oh how I love the Valentine Love Pairs found in Rosie's Bears and Bitty Critters shop!

14. And, if you'd like to create your own sweet Valentine, don't miss all the wonderful projects featured on The Long Thread blog.

reVision Design

Marissa and Amanda hand-craft fun accessories, funky jewelry, and cozy items for the home from completely recycled or repurposed materials. The artists say that reVision Design is the product of their pent up craftiness and love of recycling, something I think we can all appreciate. The eco clutch and nesting baskets give new life to plastic bags. I also dig the wallets made from layers of plastic grocery bags that have been fused together. For those of us who love funky accessories, there's bracelets made with recycled soda tabs, fun ribbon, and handmade clasps, too. Check out all the unique pieces reVision Design has to offer and feel good about doing your part in the world of recycling.

Gourmet Amigurumi

Gourmet Amigurumi features artwork, as well as crochet patterns, created by Beth Doherty. Her newly revamped website is in blog format and is updated frequently with tips and techniques and glimpses into her studio. Beth's Etsy shop showcases amigurumi patterns and finished pieces that she has created. Her latest addition is an adorable snail pattern. But, if you're like me and have no crocheting talents, don't fret. You can purchase a finished snail for your enjoyment! Something else to look forward to is the fact that Beth will be selling prints of character portraits in the near future. If you'd like to learn more about the Japanese form of art amigurumi, check out the book Beth wrote titled Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute.