Gold Medal HAFteam

My new Etsy Treasury pays tribute to just a few of the talented people on the 
Etsy Handmade Artist's Forum Team

5oclockcrows

Another Talented Artist from the 
Etsy Handmade Artists Forum Team (HAFteam)
    Quarter Yard Quilter's Cotton Sateen
    Hand-dyed batik on 100% cotton sateen.
    Linen Tea Towel / Trellis Stripe Batik / Harvest Gold
    100% linen tea towel
    fabric coasters / set of 4 / passiflora shibori
    Reversible 100% cotton fabric coasters
    Chevron Lattice Quilt / Napping Size
    This beautiful quilt is made with the seller's original 3 color batik fabric:
    Chevron Lattice on the front and Swanson Stripe on the back. 

Farewell 2009 ...

From Mashable.com:


From the same folks at Whirled Interactive who brought us the excellently funny “Pulp Wave Fiction” comes another intelligent use of Google Wave as a video production medium — this time it’s used to encapsulate the year in news and social media.
In “Waving Goodbye to 2009,” we see a Google Wave rendition of the year’s most memorable moments. From the Obama inauguration to the Iran elections, from Susan Boyle to Kanye West, the video highlights the best — and worst — moments of 2009.

ParadoxMoxie!


Custom Shimmerstone Cabochon Set


Custom Shimmerstone Cabochon Set

Above: A small sample of the beautiful supplies you can find at ParadoxMoxie for all your jewelry making needs.

"I'm a happy member of the Big Damn Crafters Street Team! Search for 'teambdc' to see the wonderful creations of my fellow team members.
My other shop is: http://BrightCircle.etsy.com Both my shops are trade friendly.

I have:
Zines, beads, cabochons and other supplies in ParadoxMoxie
Chainmail, strung, wired, beadwoven and glass jewelry in BrightCircle (be sure to check all my shop sections)
500 Necklaces book by Lark Publishing
Beadwork Creates Beaded Beads book by Interweave Press




The Mural Wizard

This is just one selection from the amazing portfolio of murals and decorative finishes by Central Florida artist Cindy Hesse. Visit her website at http://www.muralwizard.com to see more of her beautiful works.

Pearls Pearls Pearls!




























Shimmering ivory glass pearls and lovely 6mm caramel and cream Tiger Eye rounds hang from a delicate antique brass chain held by tri-point antique brass connectors in these lovely chandelier style earrings. 

Earrings dangle 2 1/2 inches long from the lead and nickel free French hook ear wires.

Cafe Mocha II Earrings


Listed and Sold in the same day ...
I just love when that happens!!

Heartshaped Creations

"Clay creations made from the heart"

This sweet little shop on Etsy is inhabited by all sorts of cute creatures

 that can't wait to make you or someone you love smile.

Pearl Fusion



Three varieties of pearls in four gorgeous colors blend together beautifully in this design. Ivory cream and pure white glass pearls are joined by amber freshwater pearls and bronze pearls from the Crystallized Swarovski Elements collection. The pearls are joined together in a luminous cluster and dangle two inches from the tops of the stylish 20mm by 40mm lead and nickel free brass kidney ear wires.

Indian Sapphire Earrings on Indie Spotting


Sammis2shoes

Sammis2shoes is a handmade shop that incorporates unconditional, colorful and authetically crafted journals, paper goods, and personable items for you and the ones you love! 


"I am an environmentalist, and I endear to use recycled products during the handmade process. 

Every item is handmade, altered, or both is some way.

In a way, I believe that everyone must be able to purchase a product of mine, and that is why I price my products accordingly. 
Take a look around, handmade items are unique, one of a kind, and made always with love, and in an eco-friendly 
friendly way." :O)

Coptic Bound Handmade stitched Journal, Notebook ' Kiddiewinkles Series' (c)

Etsy Treasury "Celebration" Features My Candy Apple Cuties!


Some days are just better than others. Not only did I score own treasury curator gig for the first time, my Candy Apple Cuties are featured in this lovely holiday treasury by hjmart. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

Golden Slumbers: My Very First Etsy Curator Gig!


I scored my first Etsy Treasury tonight, and I was so very excited to share it with everyone ... then my computer decided not to play nice, and I couldn't take a screen shot of it to post here. Balloon deflated! But I eventually figured out how I electronically zigged when I should have zagged and voila! It worked, and here it is!
So here's how it happened. One of those wonderful, sharing people in the forums was giving everyone a heads up that the treasury was opening up in about an hour, so I thought, "What the heck, maybe I should give it a shot," and began putting one together. I began making my choices, went to the treasury page, and I couldn't believe it when I saw that one was actually open! I think the whole thing from searching for the photos to the finished treasury took me about an hour, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It was a difficult process to weed my choices down to the final 12--there are just so many talented people in the Etsy community!

If you want to see the actual treasury to view larger photos of the wonderful works from these truly amazing artists, just click on the title above, and it will take you there. Enjoy!

Tiger's Eye Teardrop Necklace on Indie Spotting


Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild Team Donates Proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital


I'm proud to announce that my Vivacious Vitrail has sold in the Etsy Jewelry Artists Guild Street Team fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please stop in and see the rest of the wonderful items on sale for this worthy cause. Sale going on now until December 11th.