NotSoDotty

FOR TEACHERS, BOOKWORMS AND OTHER COOL PEOPLE...

Austin, Texas

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Announcement    Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!

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Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!

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About NotSoDotty

Sales 806
On Etsy since 2008

It started with my aunt's 1947 college dictionary...

...that I discovered at my parent's house. I fell in love with the old graphics and the old fonts, and decided to make pendants from some of the pictures. It was fun to see what was in the dictionary and what WASN'T in the dictionary!

In 2012, after I'd been through several very difficult years full of incredible stress and profound grief, I began making pendants with dictionary words like hope, joy, persevere, etc. I had emerged from a very dark time with a new sense of clarity about what really mattered to me... and what I wanted to let go of. This was a real gift that allowed me to begin living a more authentic life, and for that I am grateful. I make these little pendants for my sista-friends to remind you that better days are ahead. As cliche as it sounds, there really IS light after darkness... and as my favorite songwriter Jason Mraz says..."the absence of the light is a necessary part." (from 93 Million Miles)

Customers do sometimes ask for specific words (and maps, too), and I'm always happy to make those, too. Sometimes they end up being one of the most popular ones in the shop! Let me know if there's a word you'd like to see in a pendant!

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  • Martha Cole

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    I'm a compulsive found-object crafter, doodler, writer, poet, calligrapher, former English teacher, and mother of two amazing girls (both profoundly creative in their own ways)... and I have a weakness for old dusty books.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
I love making fun, unique and affordable jewelry and housewares using humble materials in creative ways. I especially love repurposing, upcycling, and found object art. You can read more about me by clicking Profile in the box on the right.

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