Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Feeling Romantic? Come to Avalon!

I was a complete & utter bookworm growing up, and fantasy/science fiction were my favorite genres. I was so addicted to reading, I'd even fake a leg ache so I could take the hot pad to bed and read under the covers by the light of its control panels (not recommended, now I have terrible eyesight)!

So now, anything related to Camelot, Avalon, princesses, chivalry, etc. has me swooning for those dreamy days of my childhood.

Which is why I just had to blog about Treasures of Avalon's online jewelry boutique, full of pirates, goddesses & days of yore. Come join this self-professed roving band of gypsies and order a piece of romantique for your life!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm Knots Kidding, This Jewelry is Wonderful!

Please excuse the pun...I'm just so exciting about the totally unique, knotted necklaces, earrings and more offered by Knots by Marcela! Please check out the super cool pictures of Mar's work in this post, just a few examples of the nearly 200 one-of-a-kind pieces in her shop on Etsy, your place to buy & sell all things handmade.

Please head on over to Marcela's online jewelry boutique for irrestible, affordable adornments!

Here's a little bit more about Marcela, from her Profile:

I am a 41 year old woman with 2 beatiful kids; I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with them and my husband.
my background is as an internal medical doctor and work in medicine as a consultant in Boston.
Jewelry making has been my favorite hobby since I was a little kid. This passion is growing and growing and I keep adding new ideas and materials . I personally never leave the house without wearing a piece of jewelry(lately mostly mine...)and always get compliments. I love creating these pieces and from the first moment of choosing the colors until the piece is finished I cherish every single minute of it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blaizyring a New Fashion Trail

Wanna see the fun, fun, fun at Blaizyre? Check out these cool pics of altered clothing, then head on down to her online boutique, part of Etsy, your place to buy and sell all things handmade.

From Blaizyre's shop announcement:

♥Altered Clothing: Always bold, original, creative, and inspiring!

♥Let the streets be your catwalk!

♥Altered Clothing believes you should have fun, experiment....and be a little risky!

I also offer free shipping with every purchase!(I only ship to places within the United States)

100% Smoke free!!!


PS, all my proceeds after costs are given to animals or people in need either through cash donation or by purchased donations. Currently I am focusing on a local youth outreach program!


You like? :) I like that Blaizyre has included my new Slate Silver Grey and Soft White Handknit Scarf - So Thick and Wide, It's Almost a Shawl in her latest treasury collection of Etsy handmade items. The treasury's called Zebras (So, are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes?) and you can check it out and comment through today only! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'm a Girl and to Me That's Only Great...

...I am proud that my silhouette is curvy...know that song?

It's one of my faves, especially Peggy Lee's version. My Aunt Susan and I used to walk the suburban neighborhood streets at night when everyone else was asleep, belting out our heartfelt renditions of every verse.

I love ruffles, lace, edging, trim, ribbons and all things feminine. :)

So, when I saw the AMAZING artistry of Nebraskan belle Shannon of RecycledGlamour, I simply HAD to blog about it!

She upcycles existing clothing by adding unique fabrics, crocheted flowers, lace edging and more...*sigh*...so romantic, especially her slip dresses!

I hope you enjoy these photographs from her shop!

Bookmarks & Brooches With a Twist

You're looking for unique gifts for holiday giving, right? That's why I'd like to introduce you to Marge of Rock Creek Creations.

Based out of Eau Claire (Clear Water), Wisconsin, Marge specializes in colorful, diverse fiber art bookmarks and brooches...but she's also versed in the following crafts:

Crocheting, Knitting, Counted Cross Stitch, Sewing, Embroidery, Tatting, Quilting, Hand Dyeing Fabric, Triangle Loom Weaving, Polymer Clay and Jewelry Making. A person should try everything once.

And right now, Marge is having a sale:

Buy 3 Book Marks or Woven Accessories from my Etsy shop, and get one item free. Normal conditions apply. Least expensive item is the free item. Please check out with 3 items in your cart, pay the normal way via paypal and in the note to seller section, please let me know which item you would like free.

For more, please visit Marge's blog
Have fun tackling your holiday shopping early and hassle-free with Rock Creek's fabulous, handcrafted creations!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Brown Bird Rocks My World!

Okay, so maaaaybeee I went a little overboard and put too many photographs of Little Brown Birds' jewelry in this blog post. Really, though...can you blame me? Look at the personality, the depth, the richness of each of these pieces.

Here's more info about Little Brown Bird's work, in the artist's own words:

"I am a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET). Search JETTEAM to find more wonderful items from JET members.

My art is not limited to any one medium. I love photography, writing, painting, singing, acting...I could go on and on. Still, my love for all things shiny keeps me happily engrossed in jewelry design. Every piece created is a product of a restless imagination.

I prefer to use semiprecious stones or interesting glass beads in my work and love to pair them with sterling and .999 Fine Silver, yet I will not overlook the aesthetic value of a beautiful bead or found object simply because it is a base metal. My style is ever changing and evolving. As a result, you will find a little bit of everything in my work. I don't believe in stifling my creative energy and will try my hand at just about anything.

I am an adventure seeker and traveler and always hungry to discover new things. I have been greatly influenced by my travels and the amazing people I have met along the way. Having zip-lined through the cloud forest canopies of Costa Rica, jumped off of a bridge into the Urubamba River in Peru, hiked the Andes to Machu Picchu, traveled Death Road in Bolivia, and driven the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago...I have learned that life is something to be embraced with all senses. I believe life and art hold the same truths...that it must not only be viewed, but heard, touched, smelled, and tasted with an open heart, an open mind, and always with an open-mouthed hearty guffaw.

I have a variety of collections to complement any style and price point for young girls to women. I will happily accept orders for custom sizing or a change in clasp or ear post/wire on any of my pieces.

My work has been featured on-line and at local boutiques. I welcome inquiries for wholesale opportunities at boutiques and galleries. Please contact me for details.

You are welcome to visit these other sites to view additional items not seen in my shop. All items are available for purchase unless otherwise noted.


And please stop by my In The Raw creative supplies shop which has just opened in January 2008.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Taking MacraME Owls Places!

Okay, so owls are one of my favorie animals (owls and orcas). They've got to be the big-eyed owls with round eyes, though. It should come as no surprise, then, that MacraME is So. Totally. On my Christmas wish list. You're diggin' these pictures of macrame owls, right?? Creative!

And at only $7-8 each...I could reasonably expect to receive a fabulous MacraME owl creation from each and every one of you. Just sayin'. Oh, and my favorite color is orange. And my second favorite color is pink. I also like green and brown. And turquoise.

Wanna know more about MacraME? Here ya go:

"We are two sisters who love to work together.
We love to make macraMe owls but something else. So we have open other stores at Etsy: branda, where we offer knitted items; ciaffi, a place with a bit of nostalgic images and Días y Flores, our stained glass store. We admit we are a little restless.
We love to make treasuries and we make them always we can.
If you love our work you can visit our blog
and our flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/17690455@N06/

Have a nice macraMe! ♥♥ "