Sugar Skull Jewelry & Ornaments For Day of the Dead

Mexican inspired folk art

Sugar Skull Jewelry & Ornaments For Day of the Dead

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

I have always loved the colorful folk art crafts from Mexico including Day of the Dead sugar skulls. At BluKatDesign on Etsy you can find unique, one-of-a-kind sugar skull necklaces, earrings and ornaments! Check out some of my latest items:

Upcycled sugar skull statement necklace
Sugar Skull statement necklace with charms featuring Mary in a bottle cap!
Long skull butterfly necklace
Long skull tassel necklace with butterfly charm in purple
Long skull butterfly necklace
Long Day of the Dead tassel necklace

Day of the Dead skull earrings
Day of the Dead skull rose earrings
Sugar skull butterfly pendants
Sugar skull pendants
Day of the Dead skull ornament
Sugar skull ornament in upcycled Altoid’s tin
Sugar skull heart ornaments
Sugar Skull heart ornaments
Day of the Dead Frida necklace
Sugar skull statement necklace with Frida

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How do you like these? Be sure to visit my Etsy shop for these and more Day of the Dead items! Comments are welcomed below ❤️

Fall Fashion Jewelry: Vintage Nostalgic Charm

Fall Fashion Jewelry: Vintage Nostalgic Charm

The nostalgic charm of vintage jewelry reminds me of fall with the excitement of cooler sunny weather, back to school, and getting new fall outfits! This month only at BluKatDesign on Etsy you can save 20% on all repurposed vintage and vintage inspired jewelry. From button earrings, smashed button coin necklaces to one-of-a-kind statement necklaces featuring vintage jewelry parts, antique keys, or even a vintage handkerchief pendant, you will surely find something “new” for fall. These unique designs are remade into easy-to-wear pieces that are stylish now; like they came out of grandma’s button jar or jewelry box but work with today’s fashions! Click now to save on BluKatDesign repurposed vintage jewelry

Love earrings? Click to see Vintage Style Dangle Earrings

Need some fashion ideas on how to combine vintage and modern? Check this out: How To Wear Upcycled Vintage Jewelry

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Do you wear vintage , vintage style or repurposed vintage jewelry? I would love your comments below:

Nostalgic 4th of July Ornaments You Can Give or Send to Loved Ones

Nostalgic 4th of July Ornaments You Can Give or Send to Loved Ones

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

Do you have loved ones you still aren’t able to visit or need a gift to to bring the host for a 4th of July gathering? A handmade decorative patriotic ornament is a great gift or alternative to a card! This year is my first year for making Independence Day ornaments and they are a hit! Each ornament is one-of-a-kind, I make them from plastic spools and vintage Altoids tins. The Altoids tin ornaments feature nostalgic vintage art prints with beads and American flags. They will come in a matching box ready for gift giving. The spool ornaments have star dangles with sparkly tinsel trim with red white and blue stars and stripes papers. These come in organza bags. Click on the photos to go to my Etsy shop fro details:

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Do you decorate for the 4th of July? What do do think of these vintage inspired Independence Day ornaments? Should I make more? I would love your comments below!

New Upcycled Fabric Bell Flower Earrings To Update Your Spring and Summer Wardrobe

Bluebell flower upcycled denim earrings

New Upcycled Fabric Bell Flower Earrings

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

Upcycling and working with scrap fabric and denim is one of my favorite things to do. I mostly make jewelry but I have recently made wall hangings! This Spring I have updated my older slightly larger denim bluebell flower earrings with a daintier version with colorful seed bead accents. These new whimsical earrings are now available in my Etsy store in blue denim, pinks, green, purple and even one that looks like a fuchsia flower! There is a black version that looks like a pair of dancers! Adding a new pair of earrings to an existing outfit is a quick and affordable way to update your look! Click on the following photos to go to my Etsy store for more details:

Black fabric flower dancer earrings
Purple fabric bell flower earrings
Purple bell flower earrings handmade with scrap fabric
Fuchsia earrings for flower lover

Does your spring or summer wardrobe need an update? Is it time to get out of your yoga pants yet? Adding a pop of color will update any look! These fun earrings would also make great gifts for gardeners or flower lovers, they come in a cute little box ready for gift giving. Be sure to check out BluKatDesign on Etsy for more upcycled and Eco-Friendly jewelry and gifts.

See more denim jewelry in an article here: Everyday Casual Jewelry: Denim Circles Collection

Check out these fabulous beads, I just recently added more of these earrings to my Etsy shop: Fiber Art Jewelry – Wire Wrapped Fabric Earrings and Necklaces

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Have you ever worn fabric jewelry? What do you think of it? I would love too see your comments below!

Spring Summer Fashion: Pantone Illuminating Yellow

Pantone illuminating yellow fashion ideas

Are you bold enough to wear yellow? Pantone Illumininating yellow is the color of the year 2021! Not everyone looks great in yellow but if you pair it with one of your favorite colors, you can have a fresh new look for this spring or summer! Try small pops of color with accessories like shoes, a bag, or earrings. You can find unique handmade earrings in yellow at my shop on Etsy, BluKatDesign. Click on photos to take you to my Etsy store or UrStyle page for more info.

Yellow button dangle earrings
Add lightweight yellow button earrings to update your wardrobe for spring and summer!

If yellow isn’t your color try a little bit of it it with gray (below), navy, blue, eggplant, purple or even minty green for a fresh new look!

Pantone Ultimate Gray  Illuminating yellow
Retro yellow dangle earrings with vintage beads by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Retro yellow dangle earrings with vintage beads by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Yellow fashion ideas 2021
Fuzzy yellow fabric fashion earrings
Fuzzy yellow fabric earrings can add a pop of color and texture to any outfit!

Don’t be afraid to add a little color like yellow, it is the perfect color for the year, add a little cheery brightness to your life! 💛

If yellow is not your color, please check out other colors in earrings: Vintage Inspired Earrings

Need other accessories? See: How Add A Punch Of Color To Your Summer Wardrobe With Clay Jewelry

For more fashion ideas follow me on Pinterest: Fashion inspiration

Do you like the color yellow? What colors would you wear it with? I would love to see your comments!

New Vintage Style Dangle Earrings on Etsy

Vintage inspired dangle earrings


Vintage Style Dangle Earrings

by BluKatDesign on Etsy

Do you love vintage jewelry? If so, you are in the right place! I remake vintage jewelry parts into new pieces and also love to collect interesting vintage beads to make unique jewelry. Since I sold my last pair of vintage style blue dangle earrings on Etsy,  I decided to make more plus a bunch of new earrings with the cool beads I found. Some are made with new beads and others are made with a limited supply of vintage beads. Nothing here I make is mass-produced so everything is very unique or one-of-a-kind. Click on photos to go to my Etsy store for details.

Everyone loves sparkle right? I made two styles in a deep purple and one special pair in lavender with super sparkly rhinestone beads:


Sparkly vintage lavender dangle earrings

Sparkly one-of-a-kind vintage lavender dangle earrings made with rhinestone beads and vintage beads.


Sparkly deep purple dangle earrings

Vintage style sparkly deep purple dangle earrings


red and purple dangle earrings

Vintage inspired earrings, can you see yourself in the red or the purple?


vintage inspired red dangle earrings

Red dangle earrings made with vintage glass beads


blue dangle earrings

Vintage style blue dangle earrings, dainty, lightweight, and comfortable to wear!


Vintage blue dangle earrings

Original blue dangle earrings with vintage cobalt and gold lucite beads by BluKatDesign on Etsy


Vintage inspired dangle earrings

Vintage style dangle earrings, do you like the lavender or blue?


Teal blue dangle earrings

Teal blue dangle earrings made with vintage lucite beads



Mother’s Day will be here soon, don’t you think these would make lovely gifts? Be sure to check out my Etsy store, BluKatDesign for more vintage inspired earrings

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Are you a modern girl but love the look of vintage jewelry? You may want to check out my article: How To Wear Vintage Jewelry For A Modern Look

Like vintage necklaces also? See my upcycled key necklaces and some of my very first repurposed vintage necklaces I made here: Upcycled Jewelry: Making Something New Out of Vintage

New styles are added to my Etsy shop frequently, the best way to keep up to date is to follow BluKatDesign on facebook.  If you love vintage style jewelry please follow my Pinterest board: Vintage Inspired Jewelry


Do you love vintage jewelry? Can you imagine yourself wearing any of these earrings, which is your favorite? I would love to see your comments!

Upcycled St.Patrick’s Day Ornament Decorations

St. Patricks Day ornaments

St. Patrick’s Day Ornament Decorations

By Heather O’Cain at BluKatDesign on Etsy

Check out my new St. Patrick’s Day ornaments made with repurposed green spearmint Altoids tins!  They feature vintage art prints, green beads, and vintage smashed button “coins” from “the pot of gold”!   After a busy season of making Christmas and Valentine’s ornaments, I made these two ornament decorations for St. Patrick’s Day!  Choose from a leprechaun hat or “the lady of Ireland”. These upcycled ornaments would be great to decorate a small space with, hang from a mantel, or give as gifts. If they sell soon, I may make more but I am not sure how many people decorate for St. Patrick’s Day so you better get them while they are available! Click on photos to take you to my Etsy store for more details:


Altoid tin ornaments

Ornaments made from green spearmint Altoid tins!



Vintage Style St. Patricks ornament

“The Lady of Ireland” ornament


Leprechaun hat ornament

Leprechaun hat ornament St. Patrick’s Day



Upcycled St Patricks Ornaments

Upcycled St Patrick’s Ornaments on Etsy


Be sure to check out my Christmas, Valentine’s Day ornaments, and Day of the Dead skull ornaments at BluKatDesign on Etsy! Coming soon more Easter decorations and 4th of July ornaments!


See my last blog post:

9 Unique Valentine’s Day Ornament Decoration Gifts


Want to make your own vintage-inspired tart tin ornaments? See my Tutorial here:

DIY Vintage Inspired Tart Tin Ornaments

Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day or give gifts? I would love your comments below.

9 Unique Valentine’s Day Ornament Decoration Gifts

handmade ornaments on ETSY

Unique Valentine’s Day Ornament Decorations

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Need a gift for your wife or girlfriend? It seems Valentine’s ornaments are even more popular this year. You can find one-of-a-kind and unique Valentine’s Day ornament decorations at BluKatDesign on Etsy. My sugar skull heart ornaments are a big hit this year, these are collages of scrap papers and fabric on wooden hearts, the backs have a heart that you can sign to make them an extra special gift. I also make vintage style Valentines in Altoid’s tins or tart tins. Click on the following photos for more details:

sugar skull heart ornaments

Sugar skull heart ornaments

Upcycled spool Valentines Day ornaments

Vintage Victorian style Valentine ornament

Victorian style Valentine ornament made from an Altoid’s tin

Retro style Valentine's Day ornaments

Retro style Valentine’s Day ornaments

Tart tin heart ornaments

Sold these tart tin ornaments but I am making more!

Romantic Valentine's Day ornament gift

Romantic Valentine’s Day ornament gift idea

Shabby style Valentine ornaments

Shabby style Valentine heart ornaments

Valentine's Day gift ideas

Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Valentine's Day gift ideas

Altoid’s tin ornament back

Altoids tin ornament gift

Altoids tin ornament with lace

See more handmade Valentine’s Day ornaments here:  Special Gift Ideas For Her

For more Valentine’s Day ideas please follow my Pinterest board, Valentine’s Day

Be sure to visit BluKatDesign on Etsy for these Valentine’s Day ornaments and also ornaments for Christmas, Easter, and every day! Do you have a favorite ornament here? Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Comments welcomed below.

Sugar Skull Tin Ornaments For Day Of The Dead And Christmas

Christmas Skull Tin Ornaments

Sugar Skull Tin Ornaments For Day Of The Dead And Christmas

By BluKatDesign on Etsy

I love the festive colors of Dia de Los Muertos! This post should have been published last week for the celebration but I just discovered that the Word Press Editor has changed and was very difficult to figure out! After an hour of fussing with it, I finally can do the basics. Now, why didn’t they warn us, why did they make it so hard use, and why the change???

Making tin ornaments is super fun, I make these Day of the Dead ornaments out of tart tins, vintage cookie cutters, and mint tins like Altoids or Mr. Moxey’s.  I also use recycled greeting cards and papers and funky found objects like keys and dice.  Not only can these ornaments be used for Day of the Dead but they look great on a Christmas tree! They also make beautiful gifts for any skull lover! Please click on photos to take you to my Etsy store for details.

day of the dead butterfly ornaments
Day of the Dead butterfly ornaments made with Mr Moxey’s mint tins

butterfly skull tin ornament
Butterfly skull tin ornament
purple sugar skull ornament
Purple sugar skull ornament with lock

Green sugar skull ornament
Green sugar skull ornament with key

day of the dead ornaments
Sugar skull Christmas ornaments

Pink sugar skull ornament
Tin ornament in pink!

I also make colorful skull necklaces and earrings. You can find some of my festive Day of the Dead jewelry here: Skull Necklaces

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Would you put skulls on your Christmas tree? If not, you can find my classic vintage-inspired tin ornaments in my Etsy store! Your comments are welcomed below.

3 Ways To Wear A Long Necklace This Fall

long wine cork necklaces

Long wine cork necklaces by BluKatDesign on Etsy


Three Ways To Wear A Long Necklace This Fall

By BluKatDesign on Etsy



Long necklaces are a must-have for fall! One way to update your look is with a long necklace by BluKatDesign on Etsy! All necklaces are unique, one-of-a-kind, upcycled, eco-friendly, and  handmade in USA.  Here are three ways to wear a long necklace:


  1. Wear a long necklace with a cardigan, perfect for the transition of summer into fall! Cardigans are slimming plus a long necklace will make you look taller with the vertical lines! Check out the long upcycled wine cork and key necklaces, click on photos to take you to BluKatDesign on Etsy. To see other items in the photo collages, check out my URSTYLE page for the details!

    fall fashion ideas

    Wear a long cork necklace with a fall cardigan!


    Fun and funky accessories

    Fun and funky accessories: Long key charm necklace with skull and cross


  2. Wear  a long necklace over your favorite sweater!  No need to go buy a whole new outfit, just update it with a new necklace!  You wont just get one upcycled knob necklace though, most BluKatDesign fans collect a few! These are available in glass, ceramic or wood like this wooden knob upcycled from a drawer!

    wood kob necklace

    Steampunk style long wood necklace


    long glass kob necklace

    Long upcycled glass knob necklace with tassel


    Long ceramic knob necklace with bird charm

    Long ceramic knob necklace with bird charm


  3. Layer a long necklace with shorter ones for a statement! Check out The Vintage Inspired Passionista with her layers from BluKatDesign!


vintage inspired passionista

The VIP layering BluKatDesign necklaces


Layered button necklaces

Layered upcycled button necklaces



Click to see more BluKatDesign long tassel necklaces or  wine cork necklaces


For more ideas oh how to style with long necklaces or handmade jewelry follow my Pinterest board: Fashion Inspiration, Accessorize With Handmade Jewelry