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Della Pella Designs

Della Pella Designs Della Pella Designs primarily focuses on creating customized nesting dolls, plaques, prints, and var I've been making my dolls for a few years now.

Della Pella Designs is what happens when a crafty girl gets bored one day. I found a blank nesting doll set at Hobby Lobby and the rest is history. I primarily sell them through Etsy, though every now and then I will do some business at Lowe Mill or elsewhere in Huntsville. I buy the dolls blank and typically decorate them using acrylic paint in various nerdy themes, though I have recently experim

ented with doing a family set. To date I have made Doctor Who sets, Stargate sets, The Walking Dead sets, Game of Thrones sets, Power Ranger sets, Torchwood sets, various superhero sets (both Marvel and DC), Supernatural sets, Star Trek sets, Ninja Turtle sets, and probably some others that I can't recall at the moment. I'm always interested in a new challenge and I'm more than willing to do something that I'm completely unfamiliar with just to see if I can.

Operating as usual

Updates! I was visiting family Friday and Saturday, but I got some good progress on things Sunday. Got No Face and the b...
03/20/2023

Updates! I was visiting family Friday and Saturday, but I got some good progress on things Sunday. Got No Face and the bath tokens cut. I realized I needed mushrooms, star candy, stars, banners, and Witch Kings so I got them cut as well. All of the Totoros, soot sprites, moon phases, and crows got painted and cleaned. They’re just needing assembly.

Got a lot done! Still got a lot to do!

I don’t have an ETA on these yet, but they’ll definitely be available at the Comic and Pop Culture Expo at the end of April!

Picture one is this time last year at a Saint Patrick’s Day Market at Straight to Ale. Picture two is from just nine mon...
03/17/2023

Picture one is this time last year at a Saint Patrick’s Day Market at Straight to Ale. Picture two is from just nine months later at Nerdy Noel in December of last year. I knew things changed a lot, but seeing the difference like this is wild!

I’m thinking of doing a spring/summer version of these with little flowers and maybe mushrooms. What do y’all think?Also...
03/16/2023

I’m thinking of doing a spring/summer version of these with little flowers and maybe mushrooms. What do y’all think?

Also, I must apologize. I got distracted by writing again (main characters were getting along too well, which necessitated a rewrite), so I’m still working on the earrings. Not having any shows for at least another month has made me reorganize my priorities a bit, so please bear with me! More cool stuff will be coming soon!

Mmmm… pie. 😍 #314159
03/14/2023

Mmmm… pie. 😍

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Mini moon phases in sunset colors!! 🤌😩
03/13/2023

Mini moon phases in sunset colors!! 🤌😩

A colorful to-do list today!
03/12/2023

A colorful to-do list today!

Back to it! For those interested, I’m up to 23k words on my book! But since the book isn’t paying bills (yet🤞) I’m gonna...
03/11/2023

Back to it! For those interested, I’m up to 23k words on my book! But since the book isn’t paying bills (yet🤞) I’m gonna get these Totoro earrings finished. 😊

It’s International Women’s Day, so I thought I’d finally do an actual intro post about the woman behind the business: me...
03/08/2023

It’s International Women’s Day, so I thought I’d finally do an actual intro post about the woman behind the business: me!

My name is Elizabeth Della Pella. Yes, Della Pella is my last name! It’s Italian! 🇮🇹🤌😆 If you happen to know another Della Pella, odds are solid I am related to them! (These are my most-asked questions behind “what are the earrings made of” and “are the posts hypoallergenic”. 😉)

I’m 36 years old (I hated typing that 😩), live in Huntsville, AL, have two cats, and a long-suffering boyfriend of a decade who is also an artist (a better one, imho). I’ve been arting most of my life, but only got serious about it in the last few years. I’ve done pretty much everything: knitting and crochet, beading, needlepoint, sculpture, painting (canvas and nesting dolls), drawing, and most recently polymer clay jewelry. Alas, I don’t make a ton of money at it, so I do still have a day job. I’m honestly torn on whether I want to put in the work to make it a full time thing, or if I’m good with keeping it a hobby that pays for itself. (Leaning more toward a hobby lately!)

Who are some of y’all’s favorite woman-owned businesses? They don’t have to be in or around Huntsville, but bonus points if they are!

Throwback to just before Christmas when I made a custom set of kitties for a customer’s daughter! 😻 Also, sorry I’ve bee...
03/07/2023

Throwback to just before Christmas when I made a custom set of kitties for a customer’s daughter! 😻

Also, sorry I’ve been MIA this week! Remember a couple weeks ago when I posted about writing something? I’m still writing it (off and on), and over the weekend I had a brainwave and got really, really focused on it. I completely rewrote what I had written, changed the male lead completely, and then proceeded to write another 7k words on top of that. I’m now at 12k words. Unfortunately, that means I haven’t been making earrings. Quelle surprise! But the plan is to make some time this weekend to focus on making cute s**t, so don’t give up on me just yet!

BTW, I do think the Witch King and No Face earrings I was prototyping are going to work, so keep an eye out for those!

It begins…
03/01/2023

It begins…

Back from Atlanta and back to creating! Got a couple designs I’m workshopping (I’m really hoping the No Face “now that’s...
02/28/2023

Back from Atlanta and back to creating! Got a couple designs I’m workshopping (I’m really hoping the No Face “now that’s an esophagus” one works, but it might not). Gonna restock some moon phases, this time in silver and pale blue. Also, got the soot sprites cut! I’m planning on mixing the clay for Totoro tonight so they’ll be happening soon as well!

I’m already gearing up for the Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo in April, so if you have any requests please drop a comment and let me know!

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02/17/2023

Biblically accurate angel earrings are up on Etsy! I love them so much! 😆

A little dose of Galentine's Day on this Valentine's Day! Don't forget, the 20% off Etsy sale is still good through the ...
02/14/2023

A little dose of Galentine's Day on this Valentine's Day! Don't forget, the 20% off Etsy sale is still good through the end of today! And if you're in need of a last minute gift in Huntsville for someone who loves cool earrings or wall art, my booth is on the second floor of University Pickers!

The Galentine’s event starts in about half an hour, but the savings are an all-day affair! Swipe to see just a few of th...
02/09/2023

The Galentine’s event starts in about half an hour, but the savings are an all-day affair! Swipe to see just a few of the earring styles that I have available for 15% off at University Pickers today!

Omg, look at how fu***ng cute these are! 😍These and the green earrings are up on Etsy! They’ll be available at UP on Sun...
02/02/2023

Omg, look at how fu***ng cute these are! 😍

These and the green earrings are up on Etsy! They’ll be available at UP on Sunday. This will likely be my last shop update for a minute. I have been focusing my creative energies elsewhere this week, so there’s nothing in the pipeline at the moment. Feels weird, ngl.

I will have a sale on Etsy and at University Pickers next week, so keep an eye out for that!

Charles and I both signed up for this (thanks for the referral  !), but they’re still looking for more vendors with stuf...
01/30/2023

Charles and I both signed up for this (thanks for the referral !), but they’re still looking for more vendors with stuff that would appeal to kids, teens, and geeks of all ages. If you have the weekend of April 15th free, don’t mind a drive down to Anniston, and have geeky, family friendly pieces to sell then you should join us!

These guys are all finished! All of the green ones are done with Cernit translucent (first time using that, and there’s ...
01/30/2023

These guys are all finished! All of the green ones are done with Cernit translucent (first time using that, and there’s a bit of a learning curve), so they’re gonna catch light like crazy! I’ll try to take a video of it to show y’all later. 😊

I’ll be getting them loaded up on Etsy soon and will be dropping a couple over at University Pickers for you local folks later this week! Be sure to follow for updates if you haven’t already!

Saturday setup! Sometimes I don’t make earrings. Or draw things. Or paint. Or sculpt. 🤷‍♀️ Writing used to be my main cr...
01/28/2023

Saturday setup! Sometimes I don’t make earrings. Or draw things. Or paint. Or sculpt. 🤷‍♀️

Writing used to be my main creative outlet and I’d love to actually make something of it someday. It’s hard, though! Part of what I like about making earrings is that the creative process is all done up front. Once everything is cut and baked, it’s just cleaning and assembly that’s left. Finishing is a mechanical task, not necessarily a creative one (you can make it creative but I usually don’t). So naturally I’m really great at writing the opening of a book, but the follow-through is severely lacking because I see a squirrel and want to work on something else. That’s totally fine with earrings. It’s a lot harder to manage that when writing (I’ve tried being a pantser [writing “by the seat of one’s pants”] and it didn’t work for me either).

One of my goals this year is to spend a little time here and there actually developing a story. Not necessarily writing a whole book. I won’t put that on myself because I will fail. But yeah, I might get the ball rolling again. See where it goes. 🙃

Peonies have always been a favorite of mine, so when I saw this cutter I knew I had to get it! 😍😍😍 These are freshly bak...
01/27/2023

Peonies have always been a favorite of mine, so when I saw this cutter I knew I had to get it! 😍😍😍

These are freshly baked and still need to be properly cleaned and whatnot (a task since that’s chalk pastel on there shading the flower and I don’t think it’ll survive a wash), but they’re already my new Favorite Thing I’ve Ever Made™️.

These are 100% Not Done Yet™️, but they’re gonna be soon! Also, be kind to my first attempt at doing a proper cane (the ...
01/24/2023

These are 100% Not Done Yet™️, but they’re gonna be soon! Also, be kind to my first attempt at doing a proper cane (the lemon slices). I learned a lot in making those and will definitely do wider bands of white in the future.

Conversation hearts sold out at University Pickers over the weekend (y’all are amazing!), so since I had to run some mor...
01/23/2023

Conversation hearts sold out at University Pickers over the weekend (y’all are amazing!), so since I had to run some more down there I grabbed the new stuff as well! If you’re local, be sure to swing by! I’m up on the second floor (there is an elevator) right across from the snack area!

All of these are up on Etsy!! I will be dropping some off at University Pickers this week as well (all but the hands)! S...
01/22/2023

All of these are up on Etsy!! I will be dropping some off at University Pickers this week as well (all but the hands)! Studs are currently all under one heading on Etsy, so if you can’t find the new ones then be sure to look there.

It’s First Look Friday over at University Pickers and I’ve added some new stuff to the booth! Be sure to swing by! I’m u...
01/20/2023

It’s First Look Friday over at University Pickers and I’ve added some new stuff to the booth! Be sure to swing by! I’m up on the second floor! 😄

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Antiqued Labyrinth door knockers are baked and ready for stage two. Some of what you see will be available at University...
01/19/2023

Antiqued Labyrinth door knockers are baked and ready for stage two. Some of what you see will be available at University Pickers in a week or so, but it will all be on Etsy before then. Don’t forget to check my previous posts for a coupon code to use in my Etsy shop - good only for this week!

So, yeah, I’m making Labyrinth door knocker earrings. I’m kinda fu***ng excited. I will be doing them in a darker metall...
01/18/2023

So, yeah, I’m making Labyrinth door knocker earrings. I’m kinda fu***ng excited. I will be doing them in a darker metallic as well, but first round is gonna be gold because… I like gold. 🤷‍♀️😄

A quick look at everything new that I’ll be adding to the University Pickers booth on Thursday night when I do restocks!...
01/16/2023

A quick look at everything new that I’ll be adding to the University Pickers booth on Thursday night when I do restocks! The little roses are my absolute favorites! I will definitely be making more of those!

My Etsy shop is OPEN!! Prints will return later after I’ve had a chance to inventory them, but in the mean time ALL EARR...
01/14/2023

My Etsy shop is OPEN!! Prints will return later after I’ve had a chance to inventory them, but in the mean time ALL EARRINGS AND STICKERS ARE 30% OFF FROM 1/14 TO 1/21!! If there was something you wanted but couldn’t get before, now is your chance!! The link is in my bio!

New earrings!!! If you're in Huntsville you know the Saturn V is a major part of our city, so now it can be a part of yo...
01/10/2023

New earrings!!! If you're in Huntsville you know the Saturn V is a major part of our city, so now it can be a part of your wardrobe as well!

I will have a couple of these at my booth in University Pickers soon, and they'll be part of the Etsy shop update this weekend! That goes for everything, btw. UFOs, Millennium Falcons, and Mothman. I honestly didn't realize how nerdy this drop was until just now! 😄

I do still have Balrogs and Valentine gnomes to finish, so keep an eye out for those!

I wanted to make Millennium Falcon earrings, but got bored with the ol’ silver space ship thing. So they got an upgrade!...
01/09/2023

I wanted to make Millennium Falcon earrings, but got bored with the ol’ silver space ship thing. So they got an upgrade! 😍

I made two different versions - two pairs with mostly blue sections and two pairs with mostly pink (didn’t have a full set finished when I took this photo at midnight last night, but you can see one in the top right corner). Both have the blue dangly bits to imitate the streak of light emanating from the engines at the back. I wasn’t sure which I liked more, so I just went with both. 🤷‍♀️

Local folks! University Pickers is having their 10th birthday bash tomorrow and the whole store is at least 10% off - my...
01/06/2023

Local folks! University Pickers is having their 10th birthday bash tomorrow and the whole store is at least 10% off - my stuff included! If you’ve been meaning to check them out, tomorrow is definitely the day!

My booth is upstairs, though I hear it was moved slightly down the hall to accommodate the snack table. That’s right! There’s snacks! So go grab a slice of cake and browse the cool stuff!

New stuff incoming! A couple of each will end up at University Pickers, but most of these will be available this Saturda...
01/03/2023

New stuff incoming! A couple of each will end up at University Pickers, but most of these will be available this Saturday when I finally get around to reopening my Etsy shop!

Is there anything not pictured that you’re hoping to see more of? Let me know!

l'm all set up! University Pickers is open Monday through Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 9-6pm, and Sundays from 12-5pm!       ...
01/01/2023

l'm all set up! University Pickers is open Monday through Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 9-6pm, and Sundays from 12-5pm!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎊🎈🎆 So I’m about to go down to University Pickers and set up my brand new booth!!! Yep, that’s the big ...
01/01/2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎊🎈🎆

So I’m about to go down to University Pickers and set up my brand new booth!!! Yep, that’s the big news!! Y’all will have a place to go to get my earrings in town that will just BE THERE and won’t be in a tent! I applied a couple months ago on a whim and got the call the day after Christmas. 😄 This is a tester for if I want to try for a larger space (like in Lowe Mill) later on down the road, so if you like my stuff be sure to swing by!

I will have some UP-exclusive earrings from time to time, and that starts today (in like two or three hours once everything is set up)! The gnomes and butterflies pictured are exclusive (I will have a version of the butterflies in Etsy, but they’re slightly different). I am also selling the prototypes of the cat, Devil, and carnations (also in pink and white). I will make more of those for my Etsy launch next weekend, but if you loved them and you’re local you can grab them later today!

I’m so excited to have a brick and mortar location to sell my stuff!! 😄

Sneaky peek at the big thing that’s happening tomorrow! 😆 I feel like the hint was really obvious last time, but if it w...
01/01/2023

Sneaky peek at the big thing that’s happening tomorrow! 😆 I feel like the hint was really obvious last time, but if it wasn’t then you will 100% know what’s happening within the next 24 hours. Promise! 😄

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎉🎉 I hope y’all’s 2023 is amazing!! 😄

I can’t believe I forgot to post these!! I’m still debating whether I want to flip these around and have the yarn ball b...
12/29/2022

I can’t believe I forgot to post these!! I’m still debating whether I want to flip these around and have the yarn ball be the post, but I think they turned out pretty adorable!!

It’s the Tuesday after Christmas and I’m already making Valentine’s Day earrings. Why? Because that’s showbiz, baby!! I’...
12/27/2022

It’s the Tuesday after Christmas and I’m already making Valentine’s Day earrings. Why? Because that’s showbiz, baby!! I’ve learned if you aren’t early on the holidays, you’re late.

These sweetheart studs will be available in a multipack - six studs, one of each color and phrase. They’re turning out so stinking cute!! 😍

Keep an eye out for the date of my Etsy shop reopening, and keep your other eye out for some less cryptic news (than my previous post) on the 1st!

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Once upon a time a bored girl decided to paint a set of Doctor Who nesting dolls for s**ts and giggles. Several years later she’s still doing it. She’s waaaaaaay better at it than she used to be, too. You should totally give her an interesting project to work on. She’ll thank you for it.

For real though, these things are a lot of fun for me to work on. I love figuring out how to translate people and objects into nesting dolls. I’ve also started testing the waters in painting other things, such as tiny keychains, plaques, ornaments, and perhaps even canvasses one day. Join me on my journey!

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