Joyful & Inspired Art, Jewelry, and Handmade Ornaments

Laurel, Maryland · 292 Sales


Joyful & Inspired Art, Jewelry, and Handmade Ornaments

Laurel, Maryland 292 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

kikiverde is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! Kiki(verde) handmade is currently closed because of illness.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 31, 2017

Hello! Kiki(verde) handmade is currently closed because of illness.

Kristen Carrasco

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Kristen Carrasco


Just listed! Only one in stock but more on the way. Already sold or can't find it on my page? Convo me to request a custom order and I will create one just for you!
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I love these gypsy glam grey onyx & labradorite earrings paired with this cozy new wanderlust shirt I recently picked up for a song. Grey goes with just about everything, but I especially love this combo!
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Design & handmade craft joyfully inspired by our natural world.

My hope is that my art & craft bring inspiration, joy, and positivity into your life and help you feel more connected to the world around you.

Handmade craft has been a love of mine starting from a very young age. My mom jokes that during the age of Velcro she bribed me into learning how to tie my shoes by telling me that I wouldn’t be able to do crafts in Kindergarten if I didn’t know how to tie– I learned that day. I decided to major in Graphic Design when I went to college and have worked over the years doing freelance design projects.

Selling on Etsy has changed my life. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 24, it was difficult to remain positive in the face of so many challenges but I was determined to do so; handmade craft became a source of comfort and joy as well as a way to express myself creatively. I started blogging in 2007 to share my ideas, recipes, and projects. In 2012 I launched an Etsy shop where I began selling colorful jewelry and then expanded into other items such as handcrafted ribbon pine cone ornaments and inspirational message art prints.

I draw much of my inspiration from nature -- its vibrant colors, textures, and patterns endlessly fascinate me. One of my favorite quotes reads “Green is the prime color of the world and that from which its loveliness arises.” A combination of my nickname (Kiki) and the word verde (which translates as “green”) create the name of my blog and business. This joining together reflects my commitment to a life that is joyfully inspired by the world around me.

I invite you to visit my social media links and connect with me on your favorite platforms!

If you're interested in the some behind-the-scenes chatting about my shop be sure to check out my interview on the Etsy Conversations Podcast!
You can find it here:

Shop members

  • Kristen Carrasco

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Graphic Designer & Creator of Crafty Things. Veggie & Herb gardener. Cattle Dog Mama. Stronger than Rheumatoid Arthritis. Love: The Baltimore Ravens, gluten free cooking/natural foods, walks in the woods, DIY, books, owls, pine cones & paisley.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you do custom work?

Yes! I do custom work. Just click on the "Request Custom Order" button and send me a message about what you're interested in creating.

I don't have pierced ears but love your earrings, do you offer clip-on styles?

Yes! I can make any style of earring in my shop with a clip-on ear wire. Just click on the "Create Custom Order" button and be sure to include the link (or links) to the earring/s you are interested in converting.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of the jewelry in my shop is packaged in my signature eco-friendly gift box, tied with a pretty ribbon and is ready for gifting.

I will gladly ship your gift directly to the recipient, but please send me a convo ahead of time confirming their name, address, and and any special message you would like me to include with their gift. I'll be sure to enclose a little card letting them know who it is from :)

Care instructions

Jewelry Care & Cleaning: Store jewelry in an airtight bag out of direct sunlight with an anti-tarnish strip enclosed. Lightly scrub with a soft bristle toothbrush and warm soapy water (or even a gentle toothpaste) for regular cleanings. To remove tarnish from silver use an instant tarnish-remover jewelry cleaner such as The Bead Buddy. Check package instructions on any commercial jewelry cleaners before using.

Care instructions

Americana Brooches: Treat with stain remover if needed, wash by hand and air-dry. Do not use bleach-containing detergents or machine wash. To smooth out any wrinkles after washing, use an iron on the "cotton" setting along the outside edge of the fabric only. Do not use iron over felt backing, button, or other metal components.

Will my item look exactly like it does in the picture?

Aside from items listed as one-of-a-kind, shop images are often stock photos that I have taken of my pieces. Please note that the piece you receive may have slight variations from that shown in the image. Sizes, shapes and colors may slightly vary with handcrafted items and the colors you see on your display may vary slightly from the actual item and from screen to screen.

Wholesale availability

I do offer bulk purchasing of some items in my shop for wholesale opportunities. Please click on the "Create Custom Order" button and let me know what you are interested in offering.

Do you ever offer coupon codes or sales?

Yes. The best way to learn about coupon codes, sales, promos, and new products is to join my VIP Email Club. You can sign up for free by copying/pasting this sign up link into your browser window: