michelecaruso

Original & Unique Artwork in a Multitude of Forms

Long Beach, California · 160 Sales

michelecaruso

Original & Unique Artwork in a Multitude of Forms

Long Beach, California 160 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(53)

Announcement   Please welcome ESTEBAN, the newest member of the Michele Caruso Designs family! Esteban's specialty is handmade crosses.
Take a look around the Curiosity Shop...Unique treasures await you!
If unusual vintage is your thing, please browse through my newest Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/OddballsVintageStore

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 28, 2017

Please welcome ESTEBAN, the newest member of the Michele Caruso Designs family! Esteban's specialty is handmade crosses.
Take a look around the Curiosity Shop...Unique treasures await you!
If unusual vintage is your thing, please browse through my newest Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/OddballsVintageStore

Michele Caruso

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Michele Caruso

SALE! Dew Drops pendant necklace
SALE! Dew Drops pendant necklace
$135.00
UNISEX Whirlpool Swirl Ring Handcast STERLING
UNISEX Whirlpool Swirl Ring Handcast STERLING
$195.00
SURREALITY #2 Original Oil Painting
SURREALITY #2 Original Oil Painting
$950.00
KNITTED Top in Cotton ORIGINAL and One Of A Kind
KNITTED Top in Cotton ORIGINAL and One Of A Kind
$85.00
Necklace Made From A Vintage Earring
Necklace Made From A Vintage Earring
$55.00
HANDMADE Lampshade with Beads and Crystals
HANDMADE Lampshade with Beads and Crystals
$1,500.00
PRINT on CANVAS Limited Edition
PRINT on CANVAS Limited Edition
$75.00
SHAMAN Bracelet with Gemstones HANDMADE Original
SHAMAN Bracelet with Gemstones HANDMADE Original
$55.00
Sleeper original oil painting
Sleeper original oil painting
$950.00
KNITTING PATTERN Shaped Skullz Skarf
KNITTING PATTERN Shaped Skullz Skarf
$1.99
CONSUMED Original OIL Painting
CONSUMED Original OIL Painting
$425.00
ORIGINAL DESIGN STERLING Piggy Bax Bracelet
ORIGINAL DESIGN STERLING Piggy Bax Bracelet
$195.00
AFTERNOON Oil on Canvas
AFTERNOON Oil on Canvas
$700.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(53)
Lisa Shindler

Lisa Shindler on Oct 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning lace beanie! It is my first top down hat and I am enjoying making this! Thank you for listing this gorgeous, well priced, knit pattern!

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Updates

Knitted Wire GARDEN JEWELRY can be hung indoors or out for a dazzling display!
Hearts Galore!

About

All Original Artwork

Art is my life. I began making things as a young child, and I haven't stopped yet!
Many of the items in my Etsy shop are handmade by me. I devise all my own patterns and designs. My things are all original and usually one of a kind.
I have enjoyed the freedom to use my artwork in a variety of different ways throughout my career, starting with one of my very first jobs as a cake decorator for a bakery. At that time, there was no photo-technology for reproducing images on cakes. We were required to copy the customers' photos by drawing them onto the cake top (in icing, of course!) I used this as an opportunity to practice my drawing skills, though it was somewhat disheartening to know that my artwork always ended up being eaten!
I focused my college years on medical illustration, having become enamored with the visceral forms I saw in human and other anatomy. The organic forms I encountered here continue to inspire my work to this very day.
When I learned to manipulate metal, I began a satisfying chapter of creativity designing and making jewelry.
A few years back, my jewelry designs came to the attention of a large company, and several pieces were licensed and manufactured for mass marketing. Some of these can be seen at www.thefind.com ...
And then there's the knitting....
My mother showed me how when I was 11. I stopped for a while during the 1990's, but picked it up again and haven't stopped yet. I never use a pattern, because I find it too difficult to keep referring to the instructions. My knitting flows when I design my own patterns, sometimes with no more than a vague idea as I'm casting on. I don't know why this method works for me, but it definitely makes knitting more exciting!
The unique Vintage items in my shop are hand picked for sale here. I like to offer things of interest, not seen in your local thrift store.

Shop members

  • Michele Caruso

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I LOVE to make things with my hands: jewelry, knitting, sculpture, paintings...I want to do it ALL! I enjoy offering an eclectic mix of oddball things. Happy Browsing!

  • Esteban

    Creator

    Esteban is a talented artist, and specializes in handmade crosses. He uses recycled wood, much of it found along our local beaches. Each of his crosses are unique, telling an individual story that speaks to the soul.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2017
Welcome to my Etsy shop! Here you will find some of the most unusual and creative art, jewelry and clothing items, handmade by me...and crosses by Esteban. Browse for your favorites and enjoy looking. If there's something you'd like to see, or if you have any questions, please convo me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is due at the time of purchase. I will ship your item once the payment is cleared through my bank.
Shipping
UPDATED SHIPPING POLICY:
Any time possible, I will use Priority Mail via US Postal Service.
I attempt to quote reasonable shipping charges on all of my items.
I use recycled packing materials whenever possible to keep shipping costs low.
Fragile items are packed in double boxes with lots of bubble wrap.
On large oil paintings or other works that will require crating and other special handling, actual shipping costs will be quoted after a firm commitment to purchase is made.
POBox delivery addresses will need to be verified BEFORE shipping to avoid delivery issues.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final.
If an item is absolutely WRONG, please convo me and we can work out a solution that will be satisfactory to both of us. I do not offer refunds, I offer shop credit only.
Shipping charges are NOT REFUNDABLE.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to LOVE your purchase! All of my handmade items are my own original designs, and many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind items. I craft each piece in my California studio to my own exacting requirements.
My vintage items are chosen for their unique appeal, and all are sold 'AS IS'.