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I just joined, and have been selling on Etsy for well over a year now. Love Etsy so much, I'm addicted to it. I love to sew and do crafting, and make jewelry too. I have 3 shops now on Etsy.
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Posted by Joan Crasten on April 17, 2014 at 7:09am
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Posted by A2Sea Creations on March 31, 2014 at 7:20am
This is a great vintage Japanese door pulls!! Lots of unique door handles. In Japan, sliding doors are very common and these are used in the sliding doors.
It is from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989.
These would be fabulous as frames for your art, a small dish for teeny tiny objects etc.…
Posted by from japan with love on March 28, 2014 at 11:21am
This is called a "木製糸巻" or "ito maki" which held silk threads used in the making of kimonos in Kyoto's famous textile center- Nishijin-Ori Kaikan. The history of Nishijin silk weaving began with the history of Kyoto itself back in 794; by the Edo Period, there were an estimated 5,000 weaving factories in the Nishijin District. Today, the district remains…Continue
Posted by from japan with love on March 22, 2014 at 11:13am
This is a vintage branding iron called a "yakiin". These were/are used on wood, leather...food...anything you want to brand. Please see the last picture to see an example of how it can be used.
I think they would look fabulous if used in pottery as a stamp. Also...I think they could be used with ink but as it is metal, the image wouldn't be as smooth and clear as a rubber stamp -please keep that in mind if that is how…
Posted by from japan with love on February 19, 2014 at 7:23am
Every morning on my way to work, I create. On the crowded New York subway train, between shuffling feet, crumpled newspapers and coffee cups, there I sit, crocheting, hand-sewing or drawing. Making things is my form of meditation, a way to center myself and prepare for the day ahead.
I create to find peace.
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