etsy love: RedaretheRoses

jeez louise, am i dreadfully behind on my etsy love posts! gawd, i am so BAD. i should be flogged! 😛

anyway, w/o any further ado…


this go ’round, it’s all about RedaretheRoses!

i was tipped off to the bright and happy wonderfulness that is RedaretheRoses by fellow fashion blogista, smagglestyle (she sent me an comment about RedaretheRoses‘s work, telling me it looked like it was right up my alley…and boy, was she ever right!).

according to the RedaretheRoses etsy shop profile page, all this riotously colorful accessory goodness is the brainchild of a gal from dallas, texas named shawna, who says she’s been a crafter since childhood.


i am convinced that this clearly talented shawna is truly a woman after my own heart as far as her color philosophy is concerned. proof positive of such is this smart quote from shawna herself:

“I love bright colors so my accessories are not for the faint of heart! I like trying out new color combinations and I truly feel that you can make any color combo work, it just needs to be done the right way.”

damn right, sister! i feel like i could have written that quote myself! any color really does go with any color. BELIEVE!


the power of shawna’s work is in her simple though inspired use of one primary material: plastic. in each piece, lacy and feminine retro/vintage pressed plastic shapes and flowers in each piece are layered and collaged together just so…but let’s face it, it’s the punchy juxtaposition of colors in each ring, necklace, or hair comb that really makes shawna’s work truly genius.

so yes, considering those color combos, perhaps many of shawna’s baubles aren’t for the ‘faint of heart’…and that’s just fine!

i have to say though, after perusing her vast catalog over at her aforementioned etsy shop, the sheer diversity of shawna’s shown color combos might just kindly prove that point wrong. i’d argue that there’s something for everyone, no matter what shades and tints they favor…or at least anyone who wants to take a chance and at least wear a fun and funky little frippery in their hair or hand. one of these beauties might be just the ticket to energize a more subdued look. take a look, take a chance! you never know…



want more? check out RedaretheRoses

viva etsy!


  1. Violetwired

    Hey, I don’t make these I just posted about RedAreTheRoses on my blog the Ongoing Project and bought one of her pieces, which I looove. I’m Shay from Vancouver and am on WR and also have an Etsy shop, so I see where the confusion may have come in. Luv ya work though!! 😉

  2. tricia

    violetwired: oops! i guess i was reading too quickly! and got a little confused. edited that bit out! thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  3. Jeanne

    These are amazing! I love bright plastic jewelry, and her color combinations are incredible. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Sarah

    I love her work! I bought a pair of earrings and a bobby pin a few months ago, and absolutely love them. I get compliments every time I wear them, and the earrings are especially nice because they’re so light. Heavy earrings drive me crazy. I’m glad she’s getting this exposure!

  5. Shawna

    Oh thank you thank you! I’m so happy to hear that someone else is in love with color the way I am! Thanks for the blog mention…..I owe you big time!

  6. Emily W.

    Wow…I am in love. Thank you so much for bringing this fabulous artist to my attention, Tricia!

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