goodvibesbutterfly

Living and sharing bits of the good life

| Chicago, Illinois

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Announcement    Hi! I am a lifelong artist with a passion for vintage! Check out my wildlife mosaics I create using sea glass, semiprecious stones, vintage jewelry, antique buttons and glass beads.

This is my way to create beautiful art with these cast aside treasures. Each and every creature is created with love from my home to yours. Enjoy my work!

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2021

Hi! I am a lifelong artist with a passion for vintage! Check out my wildlife mosaics I create using sea glass, semiprecious stones, vintage jewelry, antique buttons and glass beads.

This is my way to create beautiful art with these cast aside treasures. Each and every creature is created with love from my home to yours. Enjoy my work!

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Mary Lou Cerami

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My spirit animal for sure .. Hummingbirds! both available as 10x10 original framed art. Completely one of a kind. butterfly
Frog love! Made with Seaglass, vintage jewelry and beads - original art is available or choose a print of this lil guy.
Elk breath, the newest in my Milky Way night sky series. He'd look lovely in your cabin, summer home or as a gift to the wildlife lover in your life. Good vibes!
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About goodvibesbutterfly

Sales 174
On Etsy since 2018
Video summary: I love bringing jewelry to life with my mosaic creations! Hummingbirds are magical to me, so creating this little time lapse of my creative process was so cool I kept playing replay over and over long after I finished :)

Creating New from the Old

One of my life's goals is to reuse and recycle whenever possible.

In our backyard my husband and I maintain eight raised garden beds and two large compost bins (we call them our worm factories) year round. Even through our 2021 Chicago winter we have kale, arugula and cilantro thriving.

A healthy population of red wrigglers and earthworms make their home in our bins.

All our compost-ables from cooking gets fed to the worms, who then gift us with this amazing rich dirt for our garden every year. I love the cycle of it all.

It's the same energy I put into my Etsy store.

There are items so beautiful and unique as they are, I find and "rescue" them, photograph and add them to my store for sale, as a way for these vintage items to be used and enjoyed once more. I especially love vintage jewelry.

But there is a good amount of my jewelry stock beyond repair, and even more that's stored away, sadly forgotten without any possibility of being enjoyed again.

Until I began making mosaics out of them.

Vintage Jewelry art, Rhinestone & Sea glass Art, Mixed Media Mosaics .. however you call this artwork, is just another way I'm recycling and reusing.

I also have a huge collection of beads and buttons. Who doesn't love buttons? And have added that and more fun elements into my creations.

I absolutely love creating each and every unique bird, butterfly or little animal design for your home - and I haven't wasted a single element in its making.
Good vibes!

Shop members

  • Mary Lou Cerami

    Shop Owner, GoodVibesButterfly

    Mary Lou is the owner, designer, curator and lover of all things old & vintage. She lives & works in Chicago in her lovingly restored 1920s Georgian home with husband & adopted pup, Stella. Mary Lou is a long-time yoga teacher in her community.

  • Stella

    Happiness Coordinator

    Stella is in charge of keeping everyone smiling. Which isn't hard being so sweet & loveable. Stella enjoys antlers & any furry toy that squeaks. Her birthday is Christmas day and this past December she will turn 6!

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Last updated on Dec 25, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Is your purchase a gift? A handwritten card is included at no extra charge. You can add a personalized message. Just enter your words into the Notes section of your cart.

All purchases are individually and beautifully hand wrapped ready for gift giving.

I recycle and reuse packing materials whenever possible. I only use clean materials in good condition.

Shipping Issues

If you receive your item damaged during shipping, please take detailed photographs of the box and your item. This is the best way to prove damage has occurred through an insurance claim.

International Purchases

I do ship outside of the US! Please contact me for a shipping quote.

Vintage life

My pieces are mostly vintage, and have outwardly shown their long lived life. Keep in mind these wonderful imperfections are part of the character and history of each piece.

All items are photographed and described as accurately as possible - with all known information detailed in the item's description.

Contact me with any questions on any item!

My Pledge to you

Everything I sell is described as accurately as possible - with all flaws noted in the description. I will always be honest and offer whatever information I have available. I am very responsive to questions on any item. And am available anytime - please send me a convo about any item in my store. Please note I am not a professional appraiser - but as a collector of things old and historic, I am very deliberate in regards to each of my item's past history and condition.

Enjoy shopping my store with confidence.

Why did you name your store GoodVibesButterfly?

GOOD VIBES! My store name represents what I hope to pass along when you shop my wares. We all need more good feeling in our lives, surrounding ourselves with a little bit of happiness can make a big impact in every little thing you do :)

How did you get into selling vintage?

Why vintage? Well, because to me, everything around us has a history - even inanimate things. Everything no matter how small holds a past, & within its past this item has been loved & held and used for something special.

I seek those pieces of our past.

Many of the items in my store have shared a part of my history, from my own personal story. Other pieces I've "rescued" and resuscitated back to its original sense of beauty & usefulness.

It's most likely the artist in me. When I see something forgotten or set aside, I look for its inner potential. Because that energy carries on, and make these little treasures truly your own.

I hope you enjoy shopping my store as much as I enjoy stocking it with beautiful things!