Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Shout Outs: Barbie Bonanza & On Secret Wings

Hey everybody! Hope you all have been doing well. I've been busy, busy, busy so I apologize for not posting more often. I promise to change that soon. ;)

Today I've got two lovely etsy shops I'd like to share with you.

First up is... Barbie Bonanza!

Barbie Bonanza is a darling little vintage toy shop. It's run by the super sweet Amber Neal and features mainly toys from the 80s and 90s. So you know... my childhood! She has all kinds of cute stuff in there honestly. Some I remember having when I was younger and she even has a few things in there I always hoped to have some day. Amber is also one of my fellow teammates in the etsy team I help manage called Vintage Toy Fun. That's how we met actually. ;)

Any-who, I wanted to send some love and support her way so recently I stocked up on several super cute toy items in her shop that I plan to re-invent as jewelry for my shop. Actually, I already made a few of them into necklaces. And boy are they cute! Can't wait to list them on etsy.

Here's a cute little lamb chop toy that I got and have now turned into a really cute lolita style necklace:



 And here's some cute little Bambi toys I got to make necklaces with:

I already transformed Flower into a pretty lolita style necklace and can't wait to create something cute with Thumper. ;)

She also had some cute Miss Piggy toys so I had to nab those up as well. I couldn't resist!

Last but not least... I got this darling plush Lamb chop toy just for funzies. I figured with all the other cute items being "investments" for the business and all I might as well get one cute thing for myself. Always wanted one of these as a kid and am now proud to say I finally am! ;)

So yeah. If you love toys even half as much as I do then you definitely need to check out Barbie Bonanza! It's guaranteed to please.

Next up is... On Secret Wings!

On Secret Wings is FILLED with ultra cute adorable jewelry. Jamie specializes in lolita and kawaii style jewelry items. She is also a fan of toys (like me) as you can see from her work. Like my shop, hers is filled with lots of color and pizazz too. That's always a plus in my book! Plus, it's got rainbows and ponies and stars! So if you are still a little girl at heart then this shop is just what you've been looking for. ;)

When I saw this darling Pinkie Pie necklace I just KNEW I had to get it. She'd already sold it though... so thankfully she was able to make another one like it just for me! Seriously this necklace is hella adorable and I wear it all the time. ;)

And after I put this cutie in my cart I felt compelled to get these darling rainbow earrings to match. Aren't they cute???

I wanted to buy all the things honestly. But I decided on just one more item. This super duper cute ice cream cone necklace. And you know what the best part is?? It's ALSO a bubble maker! That's right! Ice cream cuteness + mint flavored bubbles?? Now way could I say no to that!

I actually wore this to a recent RX Bandits concert and had SO much fun blowing bubbles during the show. It's A LOT of fun. Or maybe I just really like bubbles... haha

Regardless, On Secret Wings is definitely a shop you should check out. I always feel bad buying jewelry online because I know I could just make it myself.... but I couldn't help myself here. I felt compelled to support this adorable shop and am so happy I did. Check out her shop if you get the chance. You won't regret it!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't saw Amber in the toy team lately :(
    I wonder what she is up 2?

    I love the necklaces you made!

    Your lambchop reminds me of this

    I couldn't find a better clip but check it out :)