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Gnarly Treasures..

Gnarly Treasures

Pin-up, Punk & Vintage Flair Accessories and More!

Word of mouth is the greatest asset to any business and when you hear people speaking up about a good find and purchase you pay attention. Gnarly Treasures is one of those that caught my eye with her attention to detail and her handmade lovelies.

Nothing shines through more than someone that loves what they are doing! This is very admirable and important, by supporting vendors that are breaking into the scene we the consumer are receiving a higher quality product. By enabling these talents to be seen we are giving greater exposure to something unique and creative.

Carly Nesbitt is Owner and Designer for Gnarly Treasures and the pride of her workmanship shows, so much so that she uses lead and nickel free product. Carly then tells me

“All of my items are lead and nickel free, guaranteed; I also spray these items to stop oxidization yet if they do change color (some peoples skin reacts more harshly with metals), I have a 100% satisfaction and life time guarantee.”

“ I know that what I make is considered “costume jewellery”, which is why I strive to make my customers happy. So if something tarnishes, or a piece breaks, I am more than happy to fix, replace, repair at any given time.”

“My cards all say “lifetime guarantee” and I live by that!”

For me these words go along way. You cannot go wrong by someone that stands by their product completely.

I have said this often as it is the basis of offering to you the reader a genuine and trustworthy review, for me to commit and purchase on-line the level and quality of customer service and hand crafted items are high on my list when making purchases.

The reason, because I am a stickler for touching merchandise before I purchase it.. With this in mind it really takes something different for me to make that step into acquiring on-line goodies.

I love the presentation of Gnarly Treasures products and the selection from earrings to hair flowers. Owner Carly Nesbitt is happy to work with a client to build custom pieces and she was excited to share with me she has started making Bridal pieces as well. She says she is currently working on a bridal hair piece and veil, as well as a pearl 4 layer choker and bridesmaids flowers for those of us who don’t want just your regular princess style wedding.

I was really excited waiting on my necklace and pendant to arrive. There are so many details with this set I was not sure which was my favourite from the symmetrical silver bows, the frame of the pendent looks similar to my hand tattoo and the center focal point of the pendent, the rose is gorgeous.

I was super happy with the package when it arrived in the mail, within the parcel the necklace/pendant were nicely wrapped and I adore details like this as it makes the reveal that more special.

Carly was really help full and easy to work with. You can find her merchandise on-line at her FB Page and her Esty Shop.

You must go take a look, I know I have my eyes on her hair flowers..xx


Gnarly Treasures

Gnarly Carly

Super CUTE..! Gnarly Carly.. xx

Photographer: Cherrybomb Photography
Hair: Carolina Jean – Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Make-up: Lizzi Lipstick



My first LEO hair candy.. xx


If you were to come to my home it would be of no surprise to you I adore animal print. My favourite are cat prints such as leopard, there are many variations available yet I tend to stick to more classic realistic prints.

With my train case full of hair flowers there are many repeats, several whites, blacks and reds to choose from yet I always have missed out on one particular flower.

After a little divine intervention, I found out someone on my FB friends list lived relatively close to me, ok more like 8 + hours yet still seemed closer than most.

After discussions of a mutually shared enjoyed shop I noted a Leo hair flower posted on her page and I had to have it. What were the chances, turns out this was a new business and I had to get in.

Lindy decided it was time to make something more of her crafting hobby and turn it into a home based business. As she received numerous compliments time and time again so she decided why not try her hand at it and I say a job well done.

I was so excited when I received my parcel in the mail and took my time opening it.
The next town day could not come soon enough for me to wear my new hair candy.


All the personal standards I like to have met were exceeded when I received this flower, the parcel was well packed and the item was safe in bubble wrap. With in the bubble wrap was a nicely styled wrap and the flower was constructed very well with attention to detail.


Lindy was very personable during the process and as I waited for my flower I enjoyed watching her latest creations pop up on my news feed.


Lindy’s Snickerdoodles Hair Accessories and More! The name says it all.




Her product suits a wide age range and you can easily find a little something for any girl or lady you know. xx






Need the Mother of Invention..

I was never a big on-line shopper; I am a person that likes to touch a product before I commit to a purchase and have the freedom to shop around before I make my mind up.


Shopping via the internet seemed a bit too risky, one too many steps and then a couple taken away where I needed them.  It took moving up North and not allot of choice to make me change my mind.


I am still by no means 100% comfortable and convinced, yet where I shop plays a big part in my shopping avenues.


I feel the greatest place to shop are the home based businesses that are conjured and created by Mum’s.  Knowing that when you make the purchase not only are you receiving yet you are giving.  You do not just receive an item you receive an imprint of one’s creative self/spirit.


I fully believe in tuning into that creative thread no matter the capacity or medium and doing what you can.  There was a time I ran a very successful specified mobile horse grooming service born from the need and that no one else was doing it.


This changed my perspective and I decided it was time to stop giving my money to the big box stores because I knew first hand how payment of services directly affected my family.


Some of the best purchases of my hand made bits and bobs were from home based businesses on-line.  As long as I can find a way to get my currency to them I really do get excited waiting on the mail.


I have had the good fortune of making friendships with these ladies and finding woman that know their creative niche.  Some of my hand made pieces are superior to what I have purchased in retail and are in high quality.  Maybe it is the love they are assembled with, maybe it is the knowing put into the crafted item that the time is honoured in an in measurable way.


I have often found that these items are sent to me wrapped in pride.


I have purchased from all of the following businesses and would highly recommend seeking out their goods and tell them the Boss Mare sent you.. xx








Giftpferd Hair Accessories




Handmade by Girl Afraid




KEWL Nailz




Kristi Mac Farlane Photography




Lindy’s Snickerdoodles




Rude & Reckless




Triple Kustom 7