goodvibesbutterfly

Chicago, Illinois

goodvibesbutterfly

Living and sharing bits of the good life

Chicago, Illinois | On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement    Hi! I am a lifelong artist with a passion for vintage! I am now offering original and Made-to-order gemstone, vintage jewelry, button and beaded mosaic framed artwork.

This is my way to give new life to these cast aside treasures and create beautiful art. You can now find my beaded dragonflies, gemstone flamingos, and brilliant butterflies on my etsy store. Each and every one is created with love from my vast collection of jewelry and beads and more. Enjoy my work!

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Last updated on Dec 25, 2020

Hi! I am a lifelong artist with a passion for vintage! I am now offering original and Made-to-order gemstone, vintage jewelry, button and beaded mosaic framed artwork.

This is my way to give new life to these cast aside treasures and create beautiful art. You can now find my beaded dragonflies, gemstone flamingos, and brilliant butterflies on my etsy store. Each and every one is created with love from my vast collection of jewelry and beads and more. Enjoy my work!

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If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer never changed, "An artist" I always said. And to be creating a form of art today that resonates with me so deeply I truly feel I've found my medium with vintage jewelry, beads and buttons.
Just in! My new black or white deep Shadow box frames. Any piece (including my just-completed dolphin mosaic) is available in this beautiful frame. Choose either 10 x 10 or 5 x 7 inches.
Now creating animal mosaics from vintage jewelry, beads and semiprecious stones - every single artwork I make is completely unique and so beautiful. Makes an incredible gift!
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About goodvibesbutterfly

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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 home in Chicago my husband and I (more I than him honestly) have eight raised garden beds and two large compost bins (we call them our worm factories) in our backyard.

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 again in this era. 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 collage, Bead & Button 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.

So please know I absolutely love creating each unique bird, butterfly or little animal design - 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 turned 5!

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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!