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Amber teething necklace - fact or fancy fiction

Amber Teething Necklace It’s no wonder that today as we consider the consequences of using prescription medicine, we are looking for alternatives that are natural to our bodies – and certainly safe for our children. When you place a carefully crafted, genuine Amber Teething Necklace on your children’s body, you are introducing your children to pain relief, reduced inflammation, and faster…See More
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We Love Etsy in the Wall Street Journal!

We were featured in the Wall Street Journal on March 6 in an article about Etsy! Check it out!

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Amber teething necklace - fact or fancy fiction

Amber Teething Necklace It’s no wonder that today as we consider the consequences of using prescription medicine, we are looking for alternatives that are natural to our bodies – and certainly safe for our children. When you place a carefully crafted, genuine Amber Teething Necklace on your children’s body, you…

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Posted by Svajunas Petreikis on May 7, 2015 at 1:46pm

Amber Trade Routes

The Baltic Amber journey continues into the first three centuries of AD as the Roman Empire and its colonies heavily traded in Amber establishing what is known as the “amber road” and Greece, as well, embraced Amber as a powerful treasure. Toward the end of the 3rd century, the Dniester, Prut, and Dnieper Rivers helped to increase trade routes for Amberin Roman colonies as well as Slavic settlements on the…

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Posted by Svajunas Petreikis on April 10, 2015 at 2:51pm

Amber teething necklace

How does amber teething necklace work. 

The active ingredient is succinic-acid which was analysed by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, the Nobel-prize winner winner Robert Koch (1886), who confirmed its positive influence and recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive…

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Posted by Svajunas Petreikis on April 8, 2015 at 2:17pm

How would you describe an amber teething necklace

Comprised of Baltic amber beads amber teething necklace are designed to be worn by children when they are teething. They are worn around the child’s neck or as a bracelet and cannot be chewed on. Not suitable for children under 36 month.

Posted by Svajunas Petreikis on March 26, 2015 at 4:34pm

How would you describe an amber teething necklace?Comprised of Baltic amber beads amber teething necklace are designed to be worn by children when they are teething. They are worn around the child’s …

How would you describe an amber teething necklace?

Comprised of Baltic amber beads amber teething necklace are designed to be worn by children when they are teething. They are worn around the child’s neck or as a bracelet and cannot be chewed on. Not suitable for children under 36 month.

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Posted by Svajunas Petreikis on March 26, 2015 at 4:32pm

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Featured Shop: Leafling Bags

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Photo by Leafling Bags

Hello, I’m Gabriella. My partner, Adam, and I make leaf-shaped backpacks, bike messenger bags, pannier bags, and fanny packs. We run Leafling Bags from our home studio in Budapest, Hungary.

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I started sewing as a hobby. In the beginning, I was using a sewing machine that I borrowed from a friend’s mother to make easy things like pillow cases. Then, when my favorite bag broke, I started playing with designs to make a replacement. That first bag was a huge success in my circle of friends, and their support and encouragement made me want to create more. At the time, owls were a big trend, and since I’m a fan of the woodland theme, I decided to make my bags in the shape of leaves.

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Once I had a few designs that I was happy with, I started researching sites where I could sell them; that’s how I came across Etsy and decided to open a shop. When I started out, I didn’t have high hopes for Leafling Bags — I only had a few listings, and I considered it more of an experiment to see if people around the world would like my creations as much as I enjoyed making them. However, after my first sale, I was super motivated to create even better bags. I started playing with new fabrics and techniques and purchased some industrial sewing machines. I loved what I was doing, even when it was challenging or when I made mistakes.

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Adam helped a lot with finalizing Leafling Bags’ designs and product lines. We have entire sketchbooks filled with the ideas we’ve come up with over the years. We want our product to be useful and cute; our bags are made for people who enjoy nature, biking, festivals, and life itself. Getting feedback from our customers is also really valuable to us — it helps us figure out what our target audience needs and wants.

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Etsy has given us a platform to sell products that come from our heart to people everywhere who appreciate handmade goods. It also helped us achieve our dream: What started as a hobby is now a full-time business for both of us! There is so much more that we would like to do in the future, and we look forward to creating new designs and developing wholesale relationships with boutiques overseas.

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All photographs by Leafling Bags.

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