Vintage Alice in Wonderland Pendant: Our First Etsy Sale!!

Our very first sale!

Our very first sale!

After a year of preparation and almost a month of being on the Etsy site, Rachel and I are proud to announce our very first Etsy sale!

It has been a year full of ups and downs and a tremendous amount of hard work!  I can tell you that each day that passed with no sales, after the store opened on July 4th, was a dagger to the heart.  It is so hard to keep faith and keep working when you aren’t seeing any results yet.  Not that we, for a moment, thought about giving up but who doesn’t love a little instant gratification!

We have achieved so many of our goals for the beginning of our company, so here’s to reaching one more, may this sale be the first of many!  And a huge thank you to all the people who believed in us and supported us along the way!  This first sale may be a little thing but here’s hoping it turns into something big!

The whole, first sale experience was super fun but my favorite part, other than getting paid, was preparing the item for shipping.  I’ve had my shipping supplies ready from day one and now I finally get to use it all!

We always want to add a little something extra to our orders as a thank you to the customer for shopping with us.  Our first customer will receive the sweet, little box below!

This adorable bird box will hold our first sale!

This adorable bird box will hold our first sale!

I used some yellow packing material to cushion the gift box and pendant in transit.

I love that it sort of looks like a nest!

I love that it sort of looks like a nest!

We sealed the box with our custom Funky Lollipop sticker and it is ready to go.

Lovely and all ready to go!

Lovely and all ready to go!

Now all I have to do is print a label and get a padded envelope from USPS and our first, little baby will be winging it’s way to it’s new home.  The grow up so fast, lol!

And in case you are interested in buying this adorable, vintage inspired pendant for yourself, we will have a new one on the site soon!  You can always convo us on Etsy and ask for it if you just can’t wait, but in the mean time here are some other little beauties that are on the site now or will be coming this week!  Check out our Etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyLollipop

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Here’s another vintage Alice in Wonderland illustration featuring the white rabbit!

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I love this vintage, inspired cameo piece!

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These lovely earrings match the pendant we sold!

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Woodland creatures are so on trend right now and this fox is a beautiful example of why!

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Here’s another vintage children’s book illustration. I love the fairies, the cherry blossoms and this shade of blue!

Wood Burned Pattern Earrings: Classics With a Twist

Mint and Gray Zig-Zag Earrings

Wood Burned, Mint and Gray Zig-Zag Earrings.

Wood Burned, Crimson and Gray Zig-Zag Earrings

Wood Burned, Crimson and Gray Zig-Zag Earrings

I created the set of earrings pictured above because of the trend in zig-zag patterns currently popular. The zig-zag pattern in my mind is most commonly associated with the seventies and was usually delivered in the earth tones of that period. The thing that is interesting about the current trend is the updating of this retro pattern with more moderate and modern tones such as the gray and mint or gray and crimson combinations I’ve used here.

Crimson and Gray Chevron Earrings.

Wood Burned, Crimson and Gray Chevron Earrings.

Wood Burned, Mint and Gray Chevron Earrings.

Wood Burned, Mint and Gray Chevron Earrings.

The above set of earrings, while sharing the same color combinations as the previous set, is technically a chevron design. The chevron pattern is also enjoying a resurgence in popularity and that certainly factored into the design of these earrings. But, the chevron also has a special place in my heart because of my long time interest in military history. The Spartans of Greece used a lambda on their shields, which is basically a chevron, and considering the Spartan warrior mentality and military reputation it is no wonder that the modern U.S military uses this symbol as a mark of rank.  The past and the present meet again.