Etsy: Our Source For Cool Non-Edible Chocolate Goodies

By Kaye Cloutman

This is definitely one of our favorite websites. It is always a treat to see the many handmade and vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. It’s like taking a stroll in the small town of Sutter Creek, California, where you find one-of-a-kind, labor-of-love art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty, quilts, knick-knacks and toy items. Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, jewelry-making tools and much more. Their strict standard for sales of vintage items makes me confident that I will really get genuine antiques and memorabilia. From old boots and ice skates, to dresses, hats and scarves, Etsy is definitely a wealth of resources if you’re the type who appreciates a little bit of history with your purchase.

The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of $0.20. It has been compared to “a crafty cross between Amazon and eBay” and to “your grandma’s basement”.

My Top Etsy Chocolate Finds For All The Chocolate Lovers In Your Life

BandBCandles
Chocolate Caramel Whip Votives, $4.50

On top of our dark chocolate scented votives we piled on some caramel scented whip and topped that off with chocolate kisses and pecans. The smell is wonderful!!! A must have for all chocolate fiends. You will receive 2 heavily scented votives nicely wrapped and boxed. Average burn time is 15-20 hours. For a better burning experience, soy votives burn best in a straight up, snug votive holder. Do not burn freestanding as soy votives will liquefy decreasing your burn time. Please drop us a line for any special requests or for larger quantities.

IlluminatedPerfume
Chocolate Natural Perfume Sampler, $23.00

Eco luxe, solid natural botanical perfume sampler with one of each intoxicating golden elixir from the illuminated perfume collection. Please note this listing is for five small sample sizes made to test on your skin and experience the natural aroma. Natural solid perfume honoring the “Food of the Gods”, Chocolate. Delicious cacao fragrances made with vital, natural ingredients. The creation of these creamy treats share similarities with other artisan gourmet arts, like wine and cheese. This listing is for the four different solid perfume samples, each in a small pink pot with a chocolate bee wax seal. There is at least .5 grams of solid perfume in the container, sometimes more. This provides ample amounts for testing and altering your consciousness. An altar to your essential nature. A number on the bottom of each pot correlates with the scent. The size of this pink pot is 1 inch wide x 3/4 inch high.

Please note these are made with edible ingredients and must be used within one month. Storing them in a cool, dark space may prolong the life of these delicacies. Perfect and ready for gift giving, these sweet treats are unique and completely natural, vital, solid perfume. The fragrance is more in the domain of a chocolate soliflore than the complexity you will find in the other Illuminated Solid Perfumes. Handmade from the highest quality oils, butters, plant essences and my own infusions. Both top and bottom of these pink tubs are polypropylene which does not contain BPA they are # 5 on the recycling chart. Vital “nature” perfume to elevate your mind and heart, enjoy!

Bananamoo
Chocolate Chip Cookie Candy or Trinket Dish, $45.00

One morning back in December I picked up a piece of clay, not knowing what to do with it. I started to squish it over and over again. I was like some kid with a ball of messy clay in my hands but I found it to be relaxing, like one of those stress balls. Finally I thought about what I could make with it if anything.
I thought it would be cool to make my favorite item. When I was little I begged and begged my dad to make me an all chocolate cake, chocolate in the inside and out for my birthday. God bless my father because he made it and I tasted it and said too much chocolate! We laughed our heads off and then we took two forks and went to town, meaning we ate our share of the cake.

I have to admit I have a thing for cookies!! So naturally I had to create the mother of chocolate chip cookies with this large candy or trinket dish. Big and bold and unique! Full of dark, milk chocolate chips with lots of toffee chips thrown in. Measures 6.5 inches across and near 0.5 inch deep. Fully glazed. This item was made with all NON-TOXIC clay and glaze as with all my items. I would not put wet items on this dish (not a toy, not for children) Enjoy!

greenbelts
EcoGuitar Strap – Milk Chocolate Flower Pierced Leather with Antique Brass Accents, $50.00

This guitar strap is truly one-of-a-kind (OOAK). It’s handmade and eco-friendly, originating from discarded/reclaimed and repurposed materials that were destined for the landfill. You won’t find a duplicate anywhere. This strap is created from two full grain leather belts. The wide center section is scalloped along the edges with a pierced geometric design, antique brass studs, eyelets and amber rhinestones. I attached two pieces of a full grain leather belt to the ends of the wide section with antique brass double rivets and buckle. All the edges are smooth and finished. One end threads through the buckle so you can easily adjust the length. Both ends are pierced with slotted holes (see last photo) to snugly slide over the pegs on your guitar. (Let me know if you’d prefer me to add snaps.) The strap is 2 3/8″ (6cm) at it’s widest part and 1 1/4″ (3.5cm) on the ends. It adjusts from 60 to 65″ long (152-165cm). NOTE: I can cut this strap down if you need it in a smaller size. Just send me a conversation or make a note of the size change in the buyer notes section when you check out. Thank you!

suzannedesigns
Choco Caramel Necktie Puppy Dog Pet Collar, $14.00

A fetching accessory for your preppy pup. My pet / dog necktie collars are created from vintage neck ties. This large one is from a diagonal striped walnut brown, deep blue and an off white tie. Adorned with a silver tone split key ring to hold your pal’s tags. Secures closed with a squeeze release buckle. Adjusts from 12 inches to 21 inches. My daughter even wears this as a headband! If you’d like a different style and design, let me know– I have virtually every color tie in different sizes/ widths and can gladly make something custom for you.

**I have lots more pet collars in my FLICKR gallery @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzanne_shenkman_designs/

If you want one of them, just send me a message and I’ll create a reserved posting. I have extra small, small, medium and large, extra large sizes available too. Regarding walking your dog with my collars on a leash: If you have a big, heavy dog that likes to really pull when you take him/her for a stroll, you might like just use this collar in addition to your harness or stronger collar that you attached to the leash. I have 2 shih-tzus and they wear my collars 24/7!” Thanks! Suzanne Shenkman Designs

BeautifulSoaps
BEER SOAP – Suds Sampler All Natural Trio – Made with Guinness Stout, $7.50

Three bars of beer soap. Made with all natural, organic ingredients, real Guinness Stout beer and luxurious skin loving oils. They are all 100% naturally colored and scented. A perfect gift for the anyone, especially the purist!

You’ll receive three of the sample size (1.5 oz.) portions of each of the following beer soaps:

  • Traditional – made with only pure Guinness which gives it a naturally nutty scent.
  • Sweet Cocoa – made with organic Dutch cocoa and a touch of vanilla essential oil.
  • Oatmeal & Honey – made with organic ground oatmeal and raw Wisconsin honey.

Coolbeans717
iPhone Case Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Humorous Phone Case, $18.00

A great way to keep scratches, fingerprints and marks off your iPhones, mp3 players and smart phones. A full color (simulated gold colored) image is printed on front and back of this case and professionally machine bonded to material. Inside the case is an Eco-friendly black scratch free felt. (Vegan Friendly) The print of this case is the same on both front and back. Spot washable with cold water and mild soap. All items are made to order (see production times). Each Case is Uniquely printed, hand cut, assembled and created by me and then machine stitched.

Measures: 3.20 width x 5.15 length (8.1 cm x 12.7 cm) (pictures shown with Apple iPhone 3GS) PLEASE SPECIFY THE MAKE AND MODEL OF YOUR PHONE (iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 other Smart phones or devices etc…) IN MESSAGE TO SELLER AT CHECKOUT. Will Fit: (specify at checkout) iPhone 3G, 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPod touch All Generations, Other phone models and similar sized Mp3 players. Comes carded and sealed in plastic, great for gifting! As all my items are personally handmade when ordered. Current production time is 5 days from payment. Items typically ship the next day after production Monday-Friday (excludes Holidays) via USPS First Class or First Class International Mail. There is no tracking available on International mail, if you would like a faster or different service please contact me Prior to purchase for a quote. These items are printed on a flexible MATTE plastic/vinyl LIKE material and do not have sheen unless stated. This is not vinyl or neoprene as this is a handmade and created item.

OxOriginalArtJewelry
Chocolate Earrings, $42.00

For years I labored at my easel to capture the essence of our arid environment in paint. From the moment I fashioned my first piece of art using wire and beads – a simple bookmark – I knew that my artistic hunger had found a new dimension. Using precious materials I would be able to offer my artistic expressions to others in ways that painters could not. Making the common uncommon; creating the unusual from the usual. This is my art form.

Enameled chocolate earrings are fringed with faceted smokey quartz and sterling silver accent beads. I cut, drilled and shaped copper, then fired beige (taupe), caramel and chocolate glass powder on front with beige on back. The striking, ethnic earrings are finished with handmade, large, sterling silver ear wires. Earrings fall 1 7/8” (4.9cm) from the top of ear wires. 1.25” (3.2cm) wide. Enameling is the ancient art of “painting with fire”. Glass particles are fused to prepared metal, usually through multiple high temperature firings, creating a colorful, durable, glossy artwork. Designed and handmade by Colorado artisan.

designomite
Macbook Chocolate Suede Laptop Skins, $29.99

“Ooh La La” is what you’ll be saying when you get your hands on this beautiful Choco Coffee Bean UltraSuede® Macbook Skin.

• Easy to apply and remove
• A cool way to instantly give your laptop a makeover
• Available in a variety of styles and sizes for the Macbook series.
• Made with an amazing removable adhesive backing that won’t leave anything on your laptop!
• Intended for the top outside of your laptop only. (We do not offer inside skins at this time)

Made from the best microfiber suede available, Ultrasuede® Skins will instantly make over your laptop in under a minute. Got a little something on your laptop? No problem! Just take it off and clean it up with our handy cleaning guide that comes with every skin. From dirt to wine, it’s a snap to keep your laptop skin clean.

kawaiidesune
S’mores Earrings, $15.00

Aloha from Hawaii!

I am a skilled artist and graphic designer that loves any and all things pretty, sweet, and sparkly! I draw inspiration from a variety of sources: gothic, vintage, hime gyaru, lolita style deco den, kawaii culture, and of course, the melting pot that is Hawaii. I make everything with careful attention, time, and of course, LOVE. I am constantly striving to improve my creations. I aim to find that ideal balance between quality and affordability.

This mini version of the yummy campfire treat is 100% handmade from polymer clay. These earrings feature four components:

  • Two golden graham cracker charms, carefully detailed with crumbly edges
  • A broken bit of chocolate bar charm, hand-formed, hand-carved and sealed with a glossy finish
  • A soft white gooey marshmallow charm

The earrings dangle from silver-plated, nickel-free French hook/fish hook wires.

LAPropShop
Baby Bow Top Knit Newborn Twin Pack Hats and Bottoms, $62.00 CAD

Each set is knit in 100% Acrylic yarn. One is in a lovely shade of Baby Boy Blue and the other is in a soft shade of Petal Pink. The striking stripes are knit in a rich Chocolate Brown. A matching 7/8 inch Bow adorns the top of each hat.

These sets are the perfect prop for those newborn twin sessions that you have lined up. Also available in 2 pink, or 2 blue. Just leave me a note outlining your color selection.

Many thanks to Kristin for sharing her beautiful work with me. You can find more of her greatness at Kristinrichardsonphotography.com

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