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About Hippie Chic Jewelz

Inspired by Nature, Created by Hand I have always derived a great pleasure from creating something with my hands, especially when it comes to clay. What started out as a hobby soon became a growing business. I began selling my jewelry wholesale as Hippie Chic Jewelz, my designs have been featured in Tack N Togs Magazine. In 2011 I decided to expand my business and create a new line of jewelry, and thus Aimer Le Terre Jewelry was born. Nature plays a large role in my inspiration for both the design and detail of my jewelry creations, each piece an original creation. I am infatuated with handmade; there is nothing more beautiful and meaningful than wearing a handmade necklace or earrings. The whole thought of how much love and time spent on each piece is what makes handmade so desirable to me.

Daily Promise: Resilience

Fridays Promise: Resilience

Resilience is the process of adapting graciously in the face of adversity, threats, trauma, tragedy, or stress.

Life can be hard and knock us down in the blink of an eye, no matter how strong we are, no matter how successful we are, or how many friends we have. The truth is we have little to no control over the world around us, but we do have control over how we handle what life throws at us. We must learn to become resilient, this means picking yourself up and making the best of the day, no matter how discouraged you may feel. Resilience is about not letting how you feel stop you from living life to the fullest.

Resilience is about continually striving to be your best self, no matter what life may throw your way. It is remembering who you want to be and who you can be, even when people judge or don’t support you, when you feel as if you are failing, or chaos invites itself into your life. Taking action even when everything may seem hard, but remember that finding the right next thing to do and taking action is very powerful. It may not be the thing that solves a problem, but by creating positive energy through taking action can dissipate feelings of adversity and despair.

We are stronger than we know, and we are able to withstand more than we think we can. A wise person once told me, “life is tough, but so my darling, are you”.

Here is a great video on resilience!
Short video on Resilience


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‘ BOHEMIAN BABE’ by Bohemianredjewelry

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Interview with shelikesthis on Etsy

Interview with SHELIKESTHIS on Etsy

What made you decide to open a shop on Etsy?
I just loved making ‘stuff’ and I have always wanted a store so when I left work it seemed like a lovely thing to do. I love the hands on approach It also helps to pay for my creative streak:)
Why do you think it is important to support handmade?
Totally support handmade, items are lovingly designed, created and produced by true artisans rather than mass produced items that just cannot ever compete with unique qualities of true handmade arts and crafts

What inspires your creations?
Ooooo that’s a hard one! My husband says my head just never stops but I do love colour and fun so maybe that’s my inspiration that and playing with lovely materials.

How would you describe the creations in your shop?
Describe my creations boy you pick hard questions!! Different Unique Fun and lovingly made
What projects are you working on now?
New book designs in fabric maybe quilted maybe applique or patchwork maybe all
Whats the most indispensable item in your studio?
Light! That’s easy, I love a light airy space but also a big bag as I always carry my journal around with me with pencils and pens…
What one artist living or deceased would you like to hang out with for a day, who would it be?
Only one… gosh maybe Giacometti or Rotho can I have a day with each??? Please that would be fun..
What are your thoughts about being an Etsy shop owner in this day and age?
Different than before the recent etsy changes but I have made friends across the world swap ideas and thoughts so I love the community of it and the help that I have received from others has been amazing
What do you think about social networking, do you think its vital for selling your artwork and why?
Vital in this day and age the world has shrunk and we have to embrace a worldwide social network it allows our work to be seen by much wider audience. Of course it has problems like ideas being abused by others but its part of being out there.. il_570xn-909936793_jzog

What is one important piece of advice you could give a new Etsy shop owner?
Ask for help! Great photographs, great descriptions and on etsy join some great teams and don’t be afraid to share your hearts!! il_570xn-1043780215_qd6g

Where else can we find you on the web?

Wednesday Night Shopping on Etsy

I love unique, handmade items. That is what I love about Etsy, you can find the most amazing and “Must have” items and know that you are supporting an artist and helping make their dream of entrepreneurship come true.

I want to share with you this great Etsy shop that has handmade paper art beads! The Etsy shop is shelikesthis,  check out these gorgeous beads:


2 cream, black and gold ART tube beads, each one is unique, a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.

As each art bead is individually hand rolled with handmade papers, hand painted, with added decorative paper, they do develop a unique character making each bead is a little different. The beads are a little over 1 inch long and approx 1/4 inch thick with a 4 mm hole.


2 pretty pink and brown ART tube beads, each one is unique, a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.


6 black and white hand rolled tube beads, each one a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.
6 patterned beads.

If you get a chance stop by and check out her shop! Here is a little about her shop:

This is my shop, a dream I’ve always had and now able to follow.

I love creating with colour and texture, mixed with a little fun.
Selling on-line means that I am free to create art wherever my heart leads, it also enables me to be involved in the whole process from my studio to you.I love creating with colour and texture, mixed with a little fun.
My usual week normally takes me into town at least one day where I indulge myself in my favourite museums often sketching and looking longingly at my favourite pictures.. maybe a Renoir, Degas or Cezanne not missing the only Modigliani in the collection….dreams are so sweet!
I draw every day, my art materials, papers and paints, are always out ready to use. I do have far too much stuff, loads of quirky things, bits of old wood, odd shaped stones, feathers, bits of curled up papers, fabric threads, odd bits and pieces that are just far too yummy to not pick up and treasure.


Interview with Studio Gauthier

I’m LeeAnn Gauthier at Studio Gauthier. LeeAnn is an urban adventuress in beautiful Portland OR. I specialize in vivid eye candy, classic cars, Cuba, pirates and oddities.il_570xn-819197070_4uyd

I am a wedding, portrait and wedding photographer in Portland, OR. Please visit my portfolio at:

and Etsy shop:

. An Instamatic 110 camera got me started photographing my adorable mo-hawked baby sister. Etsy drew me in because it’s the world’s greatest market of cool art.

Pink convertibles in Cuba, waterscapes and rainbow oddities are a few of the fine art photos I create. Pink peonies adorn pillow case covers, and naked ladies in the Caribbean make the perfect shower curtain — so sexy that a printer censored these stone statues as “sexually suggestive.”
I plan to create more original transfers on canvas or bamboo with beeswax.

2016 Hippie Chic Jewelz Model “India”

I am so pleased to announce the reveal of my official Hippie Chic Jewelz model for 2016!  Introducing INDIA, she will be modeling my 2016 line of jewelry designs.



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Its not easy being green…

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Why do I love Etsy?  There are so many wonderful handmade and vintage items, you can find something for everyone on your gift list!  The best part is that your purchases are helping artists make their dreams become a reality.

Here are some gorgeous items I have found from some awesome Etsy shops, I hope you will take a moment and visit their Etsy shops, you wont be disappointed!

I found this beautiful sterling silver midi heart ring by MinimallyMeJewelry


Minimalist, thin, delicate heart ring. Lovingly hand forged, soldered and polished.
I’m not sure about others, but to me it works perfectly as midi ring, pinky ring and toe ring. 3 in one kind of ring 🙂   The interior diameter of this ring is 1.5 cm – size 5. Please convo me if you need a different size.  My daughter loves hearts. I love my daughter. Therefore, math says I must love hearts…
Part of my “Heartbeat” collection.

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If you are a lip balm fanatic you will love the Lip Butter from VictoriasBoutiqueArt!


Luxurious lip butter with orange flavor goes on super smooth and adds a *mild* tint to bare lips or cheeks. With a variety of nourishing butters and oils, this lip balm is sure to become a must-have in your daily routine.

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Get cooking with these awesome wood burn spoons from HummingbirdCraftsLLC!


Give the “cook” in your life a unique gift with handmade wood burned kitchen spoons. A truly special gift that will be remembered daily with love. This makes the perfect housewarming gift or hostess gift! A great addition to any kitchen! Wood spoons are strong, look nice and are able to handle high heat. Each spoon is wood burned by hand with a Pyrography pen and given special care to ensure a unique design and effect. A Hummingbird Crafts LLC original design! Hand washing is preferred. Both spoons have been sealed to protect.

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I know many of you love your pets and pampering them is a must, you will love these adorable cat beds from CatHouseRU!


Cat bed easy to fold, you can take with you to the exhibition of cats and dogs, as well as on the road.- The lower part of the pet bed sewn from Raincoat fabric, which is enough to wipe with a damp cloth, if stained. – Pet mats Inside two layers of Padding polyester, making the pet bed soft and warm. – The upper part is made of strong Coarse calico, it is environmentally friendly, long does not spoil. – Pet bed is bright, colorful, practical – your Pets will be happy!

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I have a confession…I am a tea fanatic!  When I saw these beautiful tea post from CeramaStudio I had to share with you!


This Black Owls tea set made of clay and painted by hand.
The owl is a symbol of prosperity, wealth and wisdom. It is believed that the image of an owl protects people from excessive and unnecessary spending.
Tea kettle with pottery mugs – a beautiful and useful things in everyday life, a nice gift.

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I love art prints, and anything that is unique and has to do with coffee!  This BT FIRST COFFEE print from MyColorMood is a must have!


BUT FIRST COFFEE printable poster – ampersand sign digital print. This modern and minimal black and white typography print with an “Ampersand girl” drinking the tastiest morning drink will be an excellent decor for your living room or office. Start your morning with coffee, start your morning with ampersand, start your morning with beautiful printable wall art! 🙂

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Need a unique gift?  These teacup planters from flowerfilledweddings are beautifully unique!


Grapevine teacup planter with grapevine forming a saucer and cup attached together. Rim and handle are covered with green moss and trimmed with natural rope. Sewn in liner.
Create your own tea party, bridal shower, luncheon or gift floral centerpiece with these trendy planters.
Set of two teacup planters.

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For the music lover why not a Music Notebook by Sunbrilo.


Music notebook, Moulin Rouge, Handmade recycled LP vinyl record notebook, vintage vinyl handmade journal music, retro wedding guest book.
This original vinyl record journal is completely handmade with love by me.
It could be a perfect gift for a musician, a music lover or anybody who loves making notes on paper and appreciates handmade objects!

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I hope you will visit these wonderful Etsy shops and show your support by buying handmade!

Creating Bohemian Chic Style

Through the years my jewelry has always been ever changing; even so,  I have had clients tell me they know my jewelry creations when they see them.  My style of creating has never changed, my wanting to offer a wide variety of jewelry to appeal to everyone has. Looking at my jewelry you know that I love fun, bright colors with intricate designs ranging from southwestern style, rockabilly to Victorian with a modern edge.

Recently my creativity sparked and I have been tinkering around with new designs and more Earth Tone colors offering my clientele a Bohemian Chic style. I love to know what my clients are wanting to see, and following a few requests from such I would like to introduce a few of my latest designs.

These are my Bohemian Tassel Earrings in Bronze and Turquoise, you can click this link to see multiple angles here: Bohemian Tassel Earrings


I love flowers and was inspired to create these turquoise and black earrings with black tassels, you can see more photos here: Turquoise Flower Earrings


I find nature so inspiring, and as you know I dare to be different in my designs. This is not just any leaf earring, these earrings make a statement! Light tan leaves are adorned with beautiful ebony Czech Glass Crystals. You know what they say in Texas, go big or go home… These earrings are a larger version of my fall leaf earrings I created in the past. You can see different angles and actual size here: Leaf Earrings


Not your typical Boho style, but like I said I am creating a new trend BOHEMIAN CHIC. These Turquoise Square Earrings are just that, Bohemian Chic! You can see more photos of these here:  Turquoise Square Earrings


I would love to know what else you would like to see me offer in my collections.  Its your requests that keep me creating and offering you unique, one of a kind creations.  Dare to be different!


Saturday Night Shopping with Pure Prana Label

* What is your name and your shop name

My name is Cindy van den Heuvel, owner and creator of Pure Prana Label.


* How did you get started in your craft?

I graduated as a mastor tailor, earlier in life, and had an internship with a well known hat designer located in the Netherlands, where all hats were made by hand. I finished this internship with all A’s and I got invited at an art academy in Rotterdam. I loved it, but I could not see how I would ever have my own label. Internet wasn’t so far yet and owning a real shop would cost me a lot of investments. I got cold feet and started working in several jobs, still in fashion, but I wanted to be an entrepreneur. In my 30’s I started with yoga class and somehow I couldn’t find the products I’d like, it was all a bit boring to me and I wanted something beautiful and Eco-friendly. That was the moment I started making some products, showed them on Facebook, to see how people would react and… I had my first sale instantly. I loved it and figured this could be my niche!


* What made you decide to sell on Etsy

I didn’t know Etsy, it is not so well known in The Netherlands, but when I was talking about starting my own label a friend told me about his friend who sold jewelry on Etsy. A worldwide network of artist. I figured this would be handy, I had no idea how big Etsy was. I opened my shop, just as a hobby at first and sold my first collection right away. This year I completely changed my strategy and re- opened the store with new products. I am officially an entrepreneur now 😀 and making income out of my creativity… Finally!


* Tell us about the items in your shop:

Mostly my items are used for meditation, yoga or relaxation, but I am heading to a home decor line as well. My products are made out of organic linen, European linen, which is very strong and durable. I only use non toxic dyes and try to work as durable as possible. All prints are hand-printed and I love using old techniques like wooden stamps or shibori.
* What inspires you?

My inspiration comes from the most strange places, during the day I am collecting color patterns in my mind. I can’t explain how inspiration works actually, I think it is like a little antenna on top of my head that’s collecting wherever I am, every moment of the day and at one point… It just all comes together in a new idea.


* How long you have been crafting or selling

I started at Etsy in 2014, I have always been creative and that showed in all levels of my life. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t create, invent or had ideas to create. I have always called them ‘my projects’ and I am making people crazy with it. So it is good that I can loose some of that creativity now in my products!
* What your plans are for the future with your work

I am officially an entrepreneur now and I love it. Besides Etsy I have opened my own web-shop at and I am so proud of that step!
I do like to sell on Etsy, so that will not change, but I’d like to be more established as a label, so I do think my own site will help me with this. My goal is to be known as ‘that label that sells amazing beautiful and sustainable meditation cushions’ and has stellar customer service!


Thank you for taking the time to interview with me, Cindy!  Your Etsy shop is lovely and its wonderful of you to share your awesome Etsy Success story with us!  

You can visit her shop here: