I know it is not even Halloween yet, but we need to start talking about the holidays coming up! Buying from handmade artisans and independent artists, and shops is a great way to boost our economy. It also allows for you to purchase and give a very unique gift to your loved ones!
Being in the DIY community for so long, you begin to see a lot of jewelry. There are some great sellers out there, but let's face it... a necklace is a necklace, and earrings are earrings. It really takes something to stand out in the crowd. Pet Zombie Creations is a shop that does that, and more. It not only is full of amazing necklaces and pendants, but it is run by who is quite possibly one of the most amazing women in the DIY jewelry community. Destry is the artist behind Pet Zombie Creations. Yes, that is her real name, is is one letter off from destroy, and it is AWESOME!! Destry is a pink-haired mommy to a pack of fur babies from Texas.
Now, I know that you will all find this hard to believe, but my FIRST ever DIY purchase was from Destry. Her painting still hangs in my studio, I look at it every day, and that was well over 5 years ago! I own around 10 of her jewelry creations, and have a wish-list a mile long! Her pendants are well made, and contain a very eclectic mix of upcycled items, fun imagery, and beautiful designs.
Pet Zombie Creations is having a sale in her Etsy shop right now! You can take 20% off with code winter22. So start shopping now, and help support an amazing handmade artisan!
Brooke is the owner and seamstress at Brooke Van Gory Designs. She lives in The Chicago suburbs with her two kiddos, and her rock star husband! You can shop BVG here, and follow her on Google+ here.