love in a mist

An Etsy Treasury East by DreamingStardust.


An Etsy Treasury East by Heart Shaped Creations.

Trinity Designer Jewelry

Lorraine Coetzee started Trinity Designer Jewelry in 2007. A former clothing manufacturer, she's now enjoying her life as a jewelry designer who specializes in  beautiful polymer clay pendants and exquisite beaded jewelry.

Lorraine enjoys creating for women who  want to feel special, different, even a little outrageous if need be. In her words, the women she creates for, "will tell you in no uncertain terms, that walking into a room only to find someone else wearing the same dress or necklace is more painful and unpleasant than going for root-canal treatment." I'm sure most of us can relate to that fear!

Each exquisite, unique, hand crafted necklace or bracelet is delicately and lovingly made involving hours of intricate state of the art techniques using only the best quality beads, gem stones, pearls and findings. Even the toggle clasps are carefully selected to suit and specially made for easy fitting.
So please click on the title above to view this very special treasury highlighting Lorraine's work and visit her blog to see more of her wonderful creations.

The World of Etsy

video from a few years back, telling the story of how and why Etsy was founded.

On Fire For Handmade Featured Artist


This weeks featured artisan is Va Beach Quilter!
Kim makes lovely quilts, table runners, coupon organizers, wallets, purses and more! A truly talented
lady offering a wide variety of creations! All make wonderful gifts!
You can find Va Beach Quilter @

Blog ~ With monthly give aways!

Our White Holiday

An Etsy Treasury East by Donata Felt.

Handmade Artist Forum Spotlight on

Mewes Mountain Art
Raised in Osmond, Nebraska, Jennifer of Mewes Mountain Arts now lives happily with her husband and their beloved dogs in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just outside Denver, Colorado. Jennifer is a successful business woman and has earned numerous degrees, one  in Fine Arts.  She's mastered the arts of painting, pottery, scrapbooking and photography, but I know Jennifer best as an accomplished jewelry maker.  Just take a look at some of her wonderful designs:
Blue Rose
Pearls and Bows
Golden Tiger Necklace
For more about Jennifer and her beautiful jewelry, visit her shop on Etsy:

E.P.L. Sun, sky, fruit, flowers, water ...

An Etsy Promo Love treasury by Donata Felt.

Summer Breeze

An Etsy Treasury East and a breath of fresh summer air by Voleur de Bijoux.

Saturday Night!

The latest in a series of fantastic Etsy Treasury Easts by 1022 Sea Shell Ave.

Time to cool things down!!

The latest Etsy Treasury East by Made for Me by Oaklie. This collection of goodies is also included in Anne's Great Finds for this week. Please stop in and cast your vote for your favorite piece:

Great Finds by Made for Me by Oaklie

Featured Artisan - Creations with Heart

This Week's Great Finds Featured Artisan Creations with Heart

I truly enjoy creating jewelry and it's a bonus and a pleasure to make it available to you!

I love to create classic and western jewelry that will always fit your style! Gemstones, crystals, pewter and leather are just a few materials I enjoy working with. I'm a "dog mom" so including animals in some of my creations is a must -- I love them so much! A percentage of all animal related purchases is donated to help the animals. It's something I like to do to help our furry friends that need and depend on us.

You'll see jewelry styles ranging from classic, animal themed, southwest, western and inspirational. My wish is to have my guests smile when they put my jewelry on. When you smile, you feel good!

I hope you enjoy the jewelry I've created and may it bring you joy and happiness.

You can find Creations with Heart @

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Pay It Forward

One of my favorite sentiments makes a lovely Etsy Treasury East by Crafted Roots.

No Place Like Home by Riorita

... and judging by this beautiful treasury, home must be a very warm and wonderful place in Riorita's world ...

Movie Night!

Sound like fun? That's a great description for this entertaining treasury by Onor. Stop in and take a look around today!

Vibrant Green Summer

Sounds cool and refreshing, doesn't it? Well that's exactly what this treasury is from Donata Felt. Stop in and check out all these featured artists and enjoy the Vibrant Green Summer!

On Fire for Handmade!

The name of this Etsy Treasury East says it all, doesn't it? This one has been lovingly put together by Made for Me by Oaklie, a definite friend to all things handmade and the artists who create them. Be sure to stop in and take a closer look at these beautiful treasures, click on the photos for a more in depth look at their creators, and be sure to leave your comments!

Handmade Artists Forum Spotlight On: Dreams and Echoes

Linda Talbot of  Dreams and Echoes, or more affectionately known as "Raedawn" by fellow Handmade Artists Forum members, began her artistic journey as a visual artist. It was her daughter who first developed a love of jewelry making and transferred that love to her Mother. Linda's daughter actually taught her the ABC's of jewelry making, and she says her daughter is her favorite jewelry artist. I have a feeling her daughter feels the same way about her talented Mother. According to Linda, "I never met a bead I didn't like," and she has an amazing wall of beads at home that would make any other jewelry designer green with envy. She says she never tires of learning new jewelry making techniques, and this passion for learning shines through brilliantly in her gorgeous jewelry. Here are just a few examples of Linda's work, which can be found in her HAF Shop:
Turquoise and Coral, Southwest Dream, Bracelet OOAK
Czech Glass, Glass, and Sterling Silver Beads, Bohemian Necklace, OOAK
Pearls, Sterling Silver Charms, Czech Glass, By the Beautiful Sea Necklace, OOAK
Linda's beautiful jewelry can also be found in her shop on Etsy:

A Natalya Treasury

The latest Etsy Treasury East by the artist famously known to her many admirers as Natalya.
To see all of the beautiful treasuries curated by Natalya1905, go to:

This Weeks Featured Artisan is ArtiZen Beads
Truly Unique Creations! You must visit here shop to see for yourself!
You can find ArtiZen Beads at:
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Teresa of T.Rusk4U lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina and is one of my very favorite jewelry artists. Her jewelry has a beautifully feminine flair, and her wire work is amazing. Talented in many areas, jewelry design wasn't her first venture into the world of crafting, but it has definitely become somewhat of an obsession. She loves working with all sorts of beads and wire and also enjoys giving vintage pieces new life. The love and attention she puts into her craft shines through in each and every piece of jewelry in her collection. Here's a glimpse into Teresa's wonderful collection:
Brass and Iris Brown Czech bead bracelet, Victoria
TigerEye Triple Strand Bracelet, Elemental
Triple Strand Pearl Necklace set in neutral,  Beauty for All Seasons
For more of  Teresa's creations, click on the above title to visit her blog or stop in to her shop on Etsy:

Totally Tawny

Okay, I admit it. I'm addicted to all things dark, dreamy and sensual. Imagine my delight to find all these amazing items just waiting for me on Etsy. I just couldn't help but gather them together in one place for you to enjoy. Hope you'll stop by and tell me what you think ...

Honey I'm In The Yellow Paradise! by Natalya

Yes, that's right, among Internet Indie artists Natalya of Natalya 1905 is one of those people you recognize by just one name. A talented artist in her own right, she beautifully and consistently showcases fellow indie artists in fabulous Etsy treasuries such as this one. Stop by and leave Natalya your comments about her collection and then have a ball visiting her shop and her chosen artists' shops ...

What love is made of ... I love my friends ... by trinitydj

Enjoy a wonderful Etsy Treasury East from a curator who shows her friends how much she loves them in a very  special and beautiful way ...

Living Learning and Listening

Stop in and see what my friend, Kim, of 1022 Sea Shell Ave has been up to. This is her latest of many gorgeous Etsy Treasuries, entitled: Living Learning and Listening. Enjoy!

Color of hope by ottupura

A new Etsy Treasury by ottupura entitled Color of hope. Stop by today and let this talented curator know what you think of her gorgeous greens!

Strawberry 'n' Cream by Zion Shore

An Etsy Treasury East by Zion Shore, featuring vivid, rich reds and pure, pristine whites, entitled: Strawberry 'n' Cream:

Featured on Snips and Snails

I'm not exactly sure where she finds the time while living her busy life as wife, mother, artisan, and part-time college English teacher, but Robin Hartman of Snips and Snails has honored me today by featuring my shop in her Wednesday HAFteam artist feature. Stop by her blog to read the article and you can check out the rest of her blog and visit her Etsy store, to learn about her cross stitching and pattern design, jewelry design, card making, rubber stamping and all the rest of her many talents.