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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Golden Jubillee Sale at Vaudeville Gypsy

Over the Bank Holiday for HM Golden Jubilee I shall be running a sale over at Vaudeville Gypsy on Etsy. My shop has a range of Tribal Fusion and Steampunk inspired costume and accessories. Many if not most of my pieces are OOAK, unique and made using a combination of Vintage and Antique treasures for the Belly Dance community and beyond. They are all handmade by me using good quality materials and with care and attention to detail.

Some pieces have rare pieces of Antique french jet or beautiful bullion braid, dating from the Victorian period. I love the 1920s and have produced flapper headdresses from these treasures.

1920s Flapper style headdress with beautiful Antique French Jet and Bullion Braid

Orchid & Poppy 20s Flapper headdress with Vintage treasures in Gold, Black and Pink

Also included in the sale will be several Gypsy Twist skirts, my asymmetrical take on the hip accent, overskirt or hip wrap. These can be worn in several different ways, worn down, tied up one or both sides, or even as a poncho style shoulder wrap. Great for covering tums and bums!

Gypsy Twist Tribal Fusion Skirt Hip Wrap for Belly Dance in Gold Black Lurex

Not forgetting my Ruffle N Bustle skirts. These are great fun. They too can be worn in several ways because of the incorporated channels. All up they make a great bustle skirt.

OOAK Ruffle N Bustle Tribal Bellydance Skirt in Lace

The Jubilee Sale starts on Friday 1st June and runs until close of play Monday 4th June. 


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com

Hoorah for our hardworking Anne! And yes, CROCHET! Love it!

This week's Featured Artisan is Anne Hopfer - Made for Me by Oaklie. Handmade knit and Crochet Fashion Accessories made with YOU in mind! You can find Made for Me by Oaklie on:

On Fire for Handmade Gift Guide

Monday, 30 April 2012

SALE ends Midnight Tonight (30/04/12) on ALL Hair Jewels

Get 25% off all Hair Jewels in my Etsy Shop until midnight tonight. Prices start at just £3.75 for Vintage Button Bobby Pins. Included are Tribal Fusion Headdresses, Bridal Hair Ornaments and sparkling diamante Hair Combs. Like most of my creations these have beautiful antique and vintage elements for a special and unique look.

Visit Vaudeville Gypsy on Etsy

Monday, 23 April 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com

This week's Featured Artisan is Teresa Anderson Rusk - T.Rusk4u. Teresa has some beautiful creations
that are a perfect addition to anyone's wardrobe! You can find T.Rusk4u on:

Monday, 16 April 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com
Yes! One of my favourite Etsy shops! Congrats Georgia :)

This weeks' Featured Artisan is Georgia Groves... georgiamarbles. A taste of the past with her delicious aprons and darling dolls! You can find georgiamarbles on:


Grab the code for your site HERE

Friday, 30 March 2012

An Heirloom for the Future

For the past few weeks I have been quietly working on a tribal fusion bellydance belt. It's been a labour of love from the start. I was lucky enough to discover a stunning piece of Art Nouveau fabric from what must have been a heartbreakingly beautiful dress. The fragment from the past formed the idea in my head for a deluxe piece of tribal fusion art.

It takes time, patience and a fair bit of disposable cash to find treasures to adorn a deluxe belt. I was lucky enough to have been given some Victorian gold metal bullion braid by my mother. It has the most exquisite metal thread work and sequins hand embroidered onto purple velvet. My mother was initially horrified I'd cut a piece for the belt! thankfully now she's seen the finished piece she loves it, phew!

The belt has a true feel of Orientalism about it and a touch of Egyptian Revival. The colours are based on black with blues, purples and various shades of gold weaved through the design. Many of the sequins are iridescent which creates fabulous movement. Several vintage and antique buttons in glass and brass have been dotted around the piece to further catch the light. Art Deco jewels are centred at the back. Vintage Japan glass chain forms a fringe along with beaded tassels.

It's a treasure trove of historical delights waiting to adorn a belly dancer wanting to be transported back to a bygone age.

OOAK Dark Fusion Flapper Belt

Liebster Blog Award

I had the lovely surprise of being sent a notification from my dear friend Anna over at Annamaltoys that she had chosen me for the Liebster Blog Award. So a very big thank you and hug Anna! It's a super idea based on the pay it forward principle. 

Here are the rules:

1.  Choose up to 5 up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Leibster to.
2.  Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3.  Post the award on your blog.  List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.  Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

My chosen blogs are

Made For Me By Oaklie Anne Hopfer deserves this more than anyone else I know. What a talented, generous and lovely person. She makes gorgeous knitwear and crocheted accessories and jewellery. Anne also runs the On Fire For Handmade team on Etsy and beyond, which is so supportive of independent artists.

Edi's Little Treasures makes some of the most beautiful wire wrapped and chainmaile jewellery. I'm always pleased to see what new beauties she has made!

Trundle Bed Times a whimsical and eclectic blog of vintage treasure hunter's delights 

Monday, 19 March 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

 Jessica Cauthon - The Chickadee Tree is This Week's Featured Artisan for Share the Love, Blogger's Unite.
Unique Creations made by a lovely Artisan! 
You can find The Chickadee Tree on:

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan - Anne Hopfer

I am honoured to share this weeks featured artisan - Anne Hopfer's Helping Hands Graphic Design. Anne is the driving force behind the On Fire For Handmade team and does all the hard work you see here each week on this feature, plus much, much more. She creates a beautiful design for each person featured, from her own time and pocket. She is an inspiration to us all for her hard work, determination, generosity and just a good all round sort. We love you Anne. And a BIG thank you xxx

This weeks Featured Artisan is Anne Hopfer - Helping Hands Graphic Design. Banners, Avatars, Ads, Templates.. all customized to your Style! You can find Helping Hands Graphic Design on:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

This week's Featured Artisan is Elaine Dumont - Zoomgraphik! Beautiful Creations to accessorize your
outfits with! You can find Zoomgraphik on:

Grab the code for your blog HERE

Monday, 27 February 2012

These are a few of my favourite things...on Etsy

It doesn't take long to get throughly addicted to looking at all the beautiful things people make on Etsy. If you have even a passing interest in bellydance you can find some of the most talented artists all in one place. So to share a handful of them I made a little treasury...

Dance Like There's Nobody Watching

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

Check out the beautiful jewellery of this weeks featured artisan...

This Week's Featured Artisan is Deb Hall - Zur Designs! Deb not only is a dedicated artisan she also is

dedicated to helping promote her fellow artisans  She has a group on Facebook and team on Etsy called

Indie Junction! You can find Zur Designs on:

Thursday, 12 January 2012

January Sale at Vaudeville Gypsy

OOAK Ruffle N Bustle Steampunk Bellydance Skirt
Here's to 2012 being a great year for everyone, full of happiness and fulfillment. It has started off well as I am working on an exciting costume project for a Suffolk dancer. I look forward to being able to show you photos in due course. As I am concentrating on this costume, there will be a very limited selection of new items in the Vaudeville Gypsy Etsy store during January. However I am having a January sale. You can receive a 20% discount off any of the  items currently listed by entering the code JAN12 at checkout.

Visit my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VaudevilleGypsy

Tribal Fusion Feather & Flower Hair Ornament

Steampunk White Lace Ruffle Cuffs

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

This Weeks Featured Artisan

As you know, I am in love with crochet so it gives me great pleasure to share another talented person in this craft. I'm having a real thing for Sage green at the moment, I'm currently working on a bellydance costume in that colour. So it it gave me a real buzz to to see these adorable baby sets by Lori in... SAGE green!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/89513828/sage-green-crocheted-baby-cap-booties

This week's Featured Artisan is Lori Guenter - Curiosity's Piqued. Unique crocheted goodies!
You can find Curiosity's Piqued on:


You can grab the code for your blog HERE