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Published on June 2nd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Green Crafter Profile: Accessories by Fabula (and a giveaway!)

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Fabula Necklace

Proprietress Anka got her crafty roots growing up in Russia, where sewing and making things were part of the school curriculum. When she moved to Ireland 12 years ago and couldn’t find work as a journalist she started making and selling her jewelry.

Since launching Fabula, Anka has rediscovered a love for mixed media pieces and vintage and revamped components.

Anka has generously offered to up a brooch or a necklace to one lucky Crafting a Green World reader! Want to learn more about Fabula and how to enter? Read on!

She says that eco-friendly materials inspire her because of:

The unexpected. I don’t start with a sketch of jewellery. The nature of the materials I use requires a more intuitive approach, so I start looking at bits of vintage textile or lace, bits or upholstery cord or fabric, throw in some chain and beads, and then come up with ideas how to recycled and repurpose them, turn them into something beautiful and make them desirable again. I never know where the materials will take me. As I source my fabrics mostly in thrift shops, flea markets and online, it is an adventure in itself. So working on a collection is always full of surprises.

The word Fabula comes from Latin and means a story or tale, and Anka says that her pieces are meant to represent a “different shopping experience, where you give yourself time to listen to a story behind the jewellery that you like, learn how it was made and by whom.”

I just love the way that she combines notions and vintage finds to create such dramatic pieces! You can learn more about Fabula and Anka on her website or check out all of her revamped accessories in the Fabula Etsy shop!

Giveaway Deets

There are several ways to enter:

You can do one or two of these things or all of them! Each one gets your “name in the hat” for an additional entry. Just remember to let us know in the comments, so we can be sure to count all of your entries! We’ll announce a winner on June 9th.



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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • Judy Phillips

    Sorry, your link to Fabula’s shop is not working, and a search on Etsy does not turn her up. Help, please?

  • Judy Phillips

    FYI, I was able to get to Fabula’s shop via her Facebook page(where I became a fan!)
    This link should work for everyone:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/fabula
    I especially love the earrings recycled from tatted doily bits. What a beautiful way to reclaim heirloom lace!

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      Thanks, Judy! We’ll get that link fixed right away.

  • Kim L.

    Fan of CGW and Fabula… and I LOVE “Recycled Bracelet with Silk and Vintage Lace” =) …all 3 for me!

  • http://bodhibear.blogspot.com kia

    I like the delicate vintage lace earrings from the Fabula shop.

  • http://bodhibear.blogspot.com kia

    I follow CAGW on twitter as @bodhi_bear

  • Kristina

    I love the Delicate vintage lace earrings from the Fabula shop. Those are just beautiful.

  • katie

    the Recycled Bracelet with Silk and Vintage Lace is beautiful! i love so many of her pieces…i think i woudl wear everything!

  • http://knotsbyashley.blogspot.com ashley

    I like the Recycled Textile Black Bow Necklace. It’s really cute and has character =D

  • Adrienne Hooker

    Love the Delicate vintage lace earrings and Amethyst and Metallic Thread Earrings. Simply beautiful!

  • http://Lolailo.etsy.com Lolailo

    What a good girl I am, I did as I was asked!

    1: My favorite item is “Delicate vintage lace earrings”
    2: I became a fan of Fabula on Facebook
    3: I am following Crafting a Green World on Twitter

    Thank you!

  • http://www.sbartist.blogspot.com/ Susan [sbartist]

    Great post on this fabulous Eco-Etsian!

    1: My favorite item in Fabula’s Shop is:
    this beautiful red, white & blue Recycled Textiles Brooch Eco-friendly Loveliness

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47797989/recycled-textiles-brooch-eco-friendly?ref=v1_other_1

    After participating in Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop [www.operationwritehome.org] – I still have patriotic colors on my mind. This will go perfect with my 4th of July party attire!

    2: I have friended/fanned Fabula : )

    3: I have fanned on Facebook and following on Twitter @SMBdesign / @SalonDArte / @sbartist

    Love this blog & will be subscribing for more…

    : ) Susan [sbartist]

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  • http://www.everydaydiamonds.etsy.com Jessica

    Wow! What a lovely, lovely shop! I am hearting it for sure. If I had to pick just one item that is my favorite it would probably be this bib necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48153207/beautiful-recycled-bib-necklace-free?ref=v1_other_1

    Though, I would wear any of your stuff! So nice!

  • KC

    I love the Recycled Textile Black Bow Necklace = and I’m following on Twitter as thriftgoddess!

  • http://thecrunchyconscience.blogspot.com Ashly

    How have I never discovered her before?! I love love love the black bow necklace!

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  • http://www.itrush.com IT Rush

    Nice giveaways, hope I’m still counted..

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