Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Think Handmade - Buying for the older Teen (Punkish)

One customer challenged me to come up with ideas for teens aged 14-19 - with a little touch of punk. What a fun challenge. See what I came up with below. Click here to view all of my Think Handmade gift guides.


Pretty Pink Punk Glass Tile Pendant
About 1" square with a touch of pink and a touch of black. by Beegrl88







Autumn tones high-end crochet poncho
with FREE fingerless gloves. High-end crochet work...
Unique , stylish , noble... And COOL!! by Ayca











Personalized Ipod or Phone Cozy with Sugar Skull Applique
Ipod or Phone Cozy Personalized! Specify name and skull color.
Quad layer construction with light padding/interfacing. Velcro closure, hand cut and embroidered skull. Lined in coordinating cotton. by DestinationHandmade

Deadsy Skull Earrings Made with black resin roses, white brass filigree stampings, and little Czech glass skull beads. This assemblage dangles from shiny white brass kidneywire. by PolishedTwo



Guitar Pick Wallet
Keep your stuff in this funky and fun wallet. Different types of guitar picks are scattered around on this black Michael Miller "Hot Picks" fabric. There is also black vinyl covered paper on the inside. by Japip


The Twisted Colors Midgie Scarf get ready, girls! its time to take high fashion to a whole new level, time to recreate the definition of fierce. forget following trends, today is your day to start one. by MissIndie


You're a Rockstar Note Cards This boxed set is perfect for the teenage girl in your life who thinks she is a Rockstar! Each flat note card is adorned with a black scroll and yellow stars. Set includes 12 flat cards with 12 yellow envelopes. by DawnCorrespondence

Bramble - Oxidized Fused Sterling Silver Ring
Made to Order. Unisex. Tangled. Organic. Free-spirited. This ring was free-formed and fused from sterling silver wire, then darkly oxidized, lightly sanded to bring up some highlights and tumble polished to deep shine. by WabiBrookStudio

Steampunk Swirl Domino Necklace
This domino is painted golden yellow, sunset orange and a touch of red. Black artwork consisting of swirls is then applied and finished off with watch parts, crystals and beads. by MommaGoddess

White Chocolate Mocha - Delicious Soap Looks so yummy and good enough to eat, but no please :) just pamper yourself with the luscious lather of this delicious soap bar and the irresistible aroma of rich chocolate paired with freshly brewed espresso, with notes of Turkish Mocha Coffee, creamy top notes of milk, cardamom, cocoa and a touch of nutmeg. by SoapyPleasure

Old West Buffalo Skull Design ACEO Trading Card
Buffalo Skull in sketch style paired with Colorado Columbine wildflowers...a bit of Georgia O'Keefe influence. by KirstenSteinFineArt












SIMPLY FUN Bangle Trio
9 color choices. Mix and Match for a great gift. by DesignKnitFun






Fragrance for Guys
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON and KEEP CALM AND SPRAY ON Cologne TWO Mens Fragrances by ThemeFragrance






Black Elegance Lace Crocheted Cuff/Bracelet
Black cotton thread and real jem stone bead (Black nephrite) as a clasp. by FashionTouch






Girlie Skull Ring Skull measures 1" tall and comes on an adjustable silver metal ring blanc so fits small to medium ring sizes. Skull was handmade using polymer clay and has been finished off with a protective coating for long wear and durability. by PinkFink

11 comments:

Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

Buying for an older teen can be really really hard! Thanks for the great suggestions...I am going to pass this blog on.....Thanks again, Karen

Debsparkles said...

These are some great idea's, I have a 13 year old grand daughter and it is def. tough finding things that please that age. Thank you for showing us these items.

DawnCorrespondence said...

Carla, this is awesome! I am getting such wonderful gift ideas for the season from your great blogs - thank you so much for doing this! And thanks for including my note cards!

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

These area great suggestions! Thanks for including my mini print of the 'An Old West Skull Design". :) -kristen

Starla said...

Really great suggestions Carla!

Pinkfink said...

Carla you just amaze me everytime!! What an awesome job you did with this, and I know it was tough with so many, many talented ladies in the group too!
Thank you for including my little Girlie Skull ring, so sweet of you!

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

very cool ideas!!

earthexpressions said...

Awesome ideas! Thank you so much Carla... love it!

Design Knit Fun said...

Very hip choices and thank you for including my bracelets - so many different options and great gift ideas !

Julie B said...

What a wonderful collection of unique and interesting ideas for this often hard-to-buy-for age group! Thank you Carla for taking the time to put this together, and for including my ring. What a nice surprise!

FashionTouch said...

Awesome picks! Where are my sweet teens time???? I miss it so much!!!

Thank you for this post, Carla!