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Masked Goddess, photomontage…

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SUNDAY FINDS ON ETSY

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

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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!

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WHAT IT IS
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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

STATTEAM Spotlight featured artists for 12/19-12/23

Tonight I would like to share with you the STATTEAM Spotlight featured artists for this week. These artists are not only FABULOUS, but some very wonderful friends as well as team mates! I hope you will enjoy the items I have chosen from their shops to feature.

My first featured artist is Rita from Birds n Blooms where you will find handmade bead magnets, stained suncatchers, and a variety of hand decoupaged birdhouses, plaques, and children’s foot stools.


Hand painted tri-color—decoupage—hand glazed indoor mini birdhouse is a cute decorative piece for any in-home décor. Morning Glories adorn all sides of the birdhouse. The affixed cork bottom on the birdhouse protects furniture. Overall dimensions: 3 1/4” X 3” X 4”h.

Hand painted—decoupage—stool is perfect to use as a child’s step stool or planter stand.
Dual Color scheme: Natural (top) and light mauve (base) with hand-painted medium pink hearts. Two coats of hand-brushed glaze seals the stool base while the top contains a glass-like, clear coat finish. Wipes clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
Overall Dimensions: 11 ½”w X 7 3/4”h.

Tuesdays featured artist is Amie from PrettyPigDesign with Unique Gift Idea Statement Jewelry.


This necklace makes a beautiful statement for Christmas entertaining, a wedding, prom dance or date night! It reminds me of a peppermint candy cane. Ruby or scarlet red satin and winter snow white organza lining fabric was cut and layered to make poppy flowers. In the center of three flowers are shiny red “holly berry” beads. The back of the necklace is snow white soft felt. The “chain” for the necklace is snow white quarter inch satin ribbon so that it can be worn at various lengths. It can be worn with a casual or dressy outfit – the choice is yours!


This bright and cheerful bib necklace is made of a mixture of old and new buttons. An olive green satin poppy is set slightly to the right to add texture. Inside the flower is a chartreuse green glass bead with teal seed beads sewn around it. The “chain” is two quarter inch teal blue strands of satin ribbon. The back is a soft snow white felt.
Measurements: At the widest point, the necklace is 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall. the flower is 2.5 inches in diameter. The ribbon is 22 inches long so the necklace can be hung at various lengths.

Wednesdays featured Spotlight artist is chasitypetersen with handmade items from 3 sisters, bears, dolls, clips, cowls, headbands, quilts and more.

Simple, classic, and sweet these Waldorf cloth dolls are made with recycled cotton scrap fabric and stuffed with 100% premium polyester fiberfill. The simple and somewhat imperfect nature of these dolls gives them the feel of antique cloth dolls loved and cherished for generations…the good ole’ days before plastics were even invented. The natural fibers of cotton and linen are warm and feel more ‘real’ than plastic.
Machine stitched for durability, they could be used as a decorative addition to a little girls room bringing warmth and ageless appeal, or for gentle play. Approx. 17 inches tall. Constructed in a clean, smoke free environment.
The face is hand embroidered and a signature heart and “M” on the back of the dress signify…
~~Made with love by Michelle~~

This Crib Quilt is completely hand quilted with high quality Gutermann thread (made in Greece). It is a lovely mix of chocolate and ivory flannels that correspond and complement each other nicely. There are also a couple pieces of soft swirly white fur added for contrast and extra softness. The back of the quilt is a solid piece of white flannel.
Each Baby Bird Quilt is made with high quality materials and takes approximately 50+ hours to meticulously hand quilt, making it a timeless addition to your new little one’s nursery.
This quilt was constructed in a clean, smoke free environment. The batting is 100% premium polyester and bonded to resist fiber migration. It is washable and non-allergenic.
*Measurement: 33 inches X 37 1/2 inches

Our Thursday featured artist is naturalflipside featuring Handcrafted natural & glass jewelry, art, & more.


WOW! Be prepared to hear that a lot, and to answer questions, have strangers stop you, and to be stared at. Not to brag, but that is what happens when you wear a Natural Flipside creation, especially one like this.
Two fore-wings of a Urania Ripheus, aka Madagascar Sunset Moth, were positioned on this giant Petunia to look like a regular little moth; well maybe with a little extra sparkle! The color and details of both specimens are really outstanding. To add some dimension, I pierced the flower and made some simulated stamen, using Swarovski Crystal beads, plated wire and crimp bead. This also served as the wire-wrapping used to hold the fascinator in place on the headband. The headband itself is a plastic base covered with a lightweight, comfortable material that has plenty of sparkle to it. This piece would be great for anyone who loves nature, sparkles, or standing out in a crowd. It is somewhat delicate, like wedding/prom/anniversary or other special occasion wear, but sturdy enough to be worn regularly. You will NOT find another like this anywhere else in the world! This item was handcrafted with a lot of care and good thought, and will make a very special gift for yourself or someone else.

** These are having some slight discoloration issues, which is why they are marked down. They are still very lovely, as you can see, but I cannot guarantee that their color will last as long as my other items.**

Have you ever noticed the beauty and detail of a strawberry leaf? When you see them like this, it’s hard not to notice. With so much going on in the natural structure and intricacy of the leaf (right down to the little pin-holes), I just decided to keep the design simple; which also let’s me keep the price low. These leaves are kind of broad, nearly 2 inches across, and about the same in length, set on sterling silver earwires. The last photo is an example of the description we write on the back of our earring cards.
You won’t find these anywhere else in the world! These Gloriosa petals are the only ones I have and I don’t know when/if I will find more. They were made with care and lots of good thoughts and are waiting to honor someone special.
5% of the monies received from your purchase will be donated to a charity/ies of our choice at the end of every month. We support projects that do good for the Earth and her inhabitants, people too!

Last, but not least, our Friday Spotlight artist is stymiepiestudios withhandpainted gift and art prints for children of all ages.


These wonderful hand painted ceramic piggy banks come with a rubber stopper so that once you fill it, you can empty it into that college fund! I hand paint BOTH sides of these piggy banks with colorful flowers and adorable butterflies!

Childrens Art Print Peace Fish 8.5 x 11
Everyone has joined together in an effort to show you that Peace is all you need , no matter where you are.It takes some work but it’s always worthwhile.
This piece was created with colored pencils on Strathmore watercolor paper. The print is size is 8.5 x 11″ and reproduced on thick, lustre paper to retain the texture of the original art. My hope is that it will delight and inspire you and your little one. As all of my art, it is also available as an ACEO and on a blank greeting card.

I hope you enjoyed these delightful handmade items as much as I enjoyed featuring them! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday Salute to Etsy Texas Artisans

Tonight I wanted to do something special for all my Texas neighbors on Etsy.com
I was not born in Texas, but spent my early childhood growing up in Midland until I married and relocated to Rankin, Texas. If you look Rankin up on Google, you will see that its a TEENY, TINY desolate area that is home to around 500 people, including yours truly. So, to all my Etsy friends who live in Texas, this wonderful Christmas Salute for Saturday night is for you!

I am going to start of this Christmas feature with a well known saying: “Everything is BIGGER in Texas” and I can tell you that when it comes to Texas Artisans, the enduring charm of cowboy culture goes above and beyond!

My first featured artist is from Killeen, Texas; KayzKreationz. This shop is full of Stained Glass Mosaics, Art Glass, Fused Glass, Beaded Bookmarks, Wire Jewelry and more. One item I fell in love with this Mosaic Stained Glass Bird-feeder! Featured in Birds and Bloom magazine, her bird feeders have TEXAS size style! Looking for a unique birdfeeder for your garden or as a gift for a gardening friend? This is it. It is a mosaic birdfeeder with stained glass, set in grout. It is 8 1/2″ across the top from rim to rim. It has a yellow star, blue and white bluebonnet and mosaic Texas as it’s design. Sure to attract lots of birds to your yard and lots of looks from all your envious neighbors. Have a unique Birdfeeder for your garden that’s not like every other feeder in the stores and people’s yards. This birdfeeder could also be used as a small birdbath in your yard, if you like. The grout has been sealed, but is safe for the birds.

Corpus Christi is home to my next featured shop GirlieGals who offers you sparkle and shine Texas style! What would make a better gift for someone special than this Gold Pandora Christmas Bracelet with Poinsettia Charms, to tempt you even more, this bracelet is on sale! Price reduced by over 20% Dec. 3rd only. Free gift with this purchase!
Extremely beautiful – these pandora style gold plated crystal studded beads and clear crystal faceted beads will dazzle all on their own. Then add the lovely poinsettia and gold plated fluted round bead charms and you have a bracelet that’s not only stunning but is also very sparkly and brilliant. It’s a Bling Thing! Each charm hangs from an antique gold tube bead and has a dangling silver lined red seed bead for extra shine.

My next featured artist quidditydesigns is in Georgetown, TX. Her shop is full of beautiful Texas style flair like this Copper Flower Pendant Necklace with White Freshwater Pearls and Silver. Five softly burnished copper petals surround three pistil/stamens made of white freshwater pearls on fine silver headpins. The copper flower is about 1.75 inches, so it makes a statement. I made the necklace long so that it would fit over a turtleneck sweater.

I think Killeen Texas must be a popular place to reside, another resident from there is jdfootloose. It doesnt usually get too cold in Texas so her items are perfect for the winter months, like this Autumn Patchwork Scarf! A great Autumn statement piece. Crocheted in multi colored & Golden yellow yarn in various size squares to give it a patchworl look.

Houston, Texas is home to my next featured artist BirdsBeadsTX, her shop is full of delightfully fun jewelry! Check out this great necklace made up of matte, faceted black beads and printed shell tiles in orange, blue and silver with a toggle clasp closure. It measures approx. 34 inches in length.

My next featured artist is from Dallas, Texas. Her shop is full of TEXAS style home decor that will warm up your home or that special someones heart! This Personalized Family Name Sign, Last Name Sign, Wall Art with Photo would make a perfect gift for that hard to buy for person! Beautiful personalized wood sign includes photo, first and last name, and optional established date. Medium and dark brown in color, sign is painted front and back in satin brown. Made of solid pine with decorative routed edge, Sanded edge adds detail and a vintage look and Sealed with a textured coating to protect and preserve the print. Saw-tooth hanger included, no vinyl used!

Here is a town I have never heard of! Bastrop, Texas; home of my next featured artist NMCJewelryDesign. Feather earrings are all the rage this season, surprise your BFF or that special someone in your life with these beautiful Wild Turkey Feather earrings! We don’t usually see turkeys this way, especially during this time of year..and especially wild unadulterated ones…for their beauty. These are feathers from a wild turkey and have been cleaned and assembled into an amazing set of earrings. The pattern looks near that of a tiger with the black and orangey brown stripes. They are topped off with a tigers eye gemstone and black crystal just waiting for you to show your wild side. Due to the natural materials (and the fact that the feathers were discovered on a walk) these are truly one of a kind.

Victoria, Texas, a town I have actually been to is home to RomanticThoughts. Dazzling Texas style jewels to dazzle your special someone with this Christmas! The glass Blue and Green Pendant is the centerpiece of this unique creation. The necklace is comprised of Blue and Green Swarovski crystal beads. This striking piece is designed to be noticed.

Texas is actually wine country, a great many wonderful wines are produced in Texas, who knew?! This brings me to a great Etsy shop CorkyCrafts from Fort Worth Texas. This shop has some very unique Texas style gifts that will delight even the hard to please! This wreath makes a nice gift for the wine connoisseur in your life! It is like a wine lover’s scrapbook of happy memories. It is very versatile, add a pillar candle or a vase of flowers for a lovely centerpiece. It is a great way to extend a warm friendly welcome for visitors and neighbors in a entry way, dining area, bar, Tuscany themed kitchen, and makes a great gift idea for those who love wine! Compare prices and save by purchasing it here!

Next is my very own leadeer from my Etsy team “STATTEAM”, she is responsible for the huge success of “The STATTEAM Spotlight” which runs Monday-Friday, she does an amazing job! Lubbock, Texas is home to BeckyHelmerDesigns. Her shop is full of Texas style beauty, like this Red Flower Ring! It is adjustable so it would make the perfect gift for practically anyone on your holiday shopping list!

Last but not least brings me to little ol’ me, based here in Rankin, Texas is this hot pink bangle with zebra print crosses. A TEXAS style statement piece that is sure to get some “Yee Haw’s” when you give this as a gift!
This gorgeous bracelet is a OOAK, you wont ever bump into anyone else wearing a bracelet exactly like this one! I started with a wooden bangle an applied 4 coats of Hot Pink paint, applied crosses that I created from polymer clay and then hand detailed the zebra print. For a finishing touch I added brilliant and dazzling rhinestones and a clear coat gloss to waterproof this lovely creation. This would make a wonderful gift to give someone special or to keep for yourself!

I would like to send a big ol’ Texas hug to all of ya’ll out there!

Peace, Love & Hippie Chic Jewelz

Friday Night Finds

Tonight it is too cold for me to go out with my family and do anything, plus the fact that I live an hour away from civilization doesn’t help, either! So tonight I have browsed some new shops on Etsy.com and found some sweet Christmas gift giving ideas, I think you will like them as much as I did!

My first fantastic feature find is from Etsy shop ageratum with these delicately sweet Angels of the Rain Forest natural amazonite lily bead earrings. These very unique and lovely dangling Angels were created with hand carved natural amazonite (lily shaped) beads and I have added 6mm swarovsky light peach glass pearls, antiqued silver wings, and sp jumprings. They dangle about 1 3/4 inches from the top of the platinum plated silver french hooks. Be so Merry and the talk of the party wearing these loveliest of Holiday earrings! Enjoy and Always Be Beautiful wherever you are!

I visited next a great shop SQResources, and happened upon this lovely OOAK Knit Cowl (Lime and Turquoise Art Yarn)OOAK cowl knit with a beautiful functional art yarn from kittygrrlz.etsy.com. This highly textured yarn is a combination of hand spun / hand dyed yarns combined with novelty eyelash and ribbon yarns. The yarn is squishy with lots of nubs and is spun to be thick and thin. The colors include shades of lime green and turquoise. The cowl is a 10 inch by 18 inch rectangle whichis designed to be worn many ways by adjusting how and where you close the ends with the stick pin (which is included)

My next featured item is from beautifulswagstore with a beautiful Yellow Rose Headband. This is a handwrapped plastic headband in yellow satin ribbon with a large yellow rose headband attached along inset in the middle is a yellow aylric gem inset in the middle. This large yellow rose handwrapped satin ribbon in matching yellow is perfect for all occassions, formal, informal, and semi-formal. I have seen similar items worn as hair accessories, hair decorations, for homecoming events, school dances, coordinating with cheer squad events, wedding or engagement needs. Perfect for that sweet sixteen or an teen mega birthday celebrations. Don’t forget those sorority meetings, parties, and ceremonies.

If you love Cameos, you will love this beautiful butterfly cameo necklace from sydemcgus! This cameo is vintage inspired. A lovely butterfly cameo style pendant ( 1 5/8″ long not including the bail) dangles from an antique brass tone chain. The chain is 19 1/2″ long and ends with a lobster claw clasp. A great new piece for your Fall/Winter wardrobe!

I love trinket boxes, so when I saw this handmade metal box from vintagenowandthen I knew I had to feature it! I LOVE this old metal rustic box with a beautiful sculpted flower on the top! Handmade in Mexico of tin & brass that has developed an awesome patina that only time can create! In very good vintage condition, there is an embossed pattern around all four sides of the box. Approx. 4″ square & 2″ tall, increasing to approx. 3″ tall including the flower. Some rust in interior corners.

I am really into fused glass, and I love this next item from KanYoFuse. Fantastic Snow Fused Glass Pendant with ribbon necklace is truly stunning! Fa La La La Fantastic and absolutely gorgeous! This wonderful piece of snow flake dichroic glass is absolutely brilliant. Step out this holiday season in style with this wonderful pendant. This pendant measures approximately 1.25″ w by 2″ l (3.2 cm x 5.2 cm). It features silver and blue fusion snow flake Profusion Studio dichroic glass over true blue glass nestled in a silver-plated round lipped pendant plate and a 18 inch blue ribbon necklace with 2 inch extender.

Since I have little ones at home, I always have to stop and check out fun things that I think my kids would love like this Green Space Alien created by wigglysee. Crocheted Alien is 14 inches tall, about 6 inches wide.
He is looking for a home on earth with a great little kid. He loves to cuddle and take long naps He makes a great friend for kids of all ages. He crocheted with acrylic yarn, has safety eyes and stuffed with polyfil.

I hope you enjoyed my Friday Night Window Shopping, I know I sure did! I really love handmade items, this year I have pledged to buy only handmade. Buying handmade items has never been so important particularly given the current economic climate. I want my hard earned money to support a person, not a massive corporate company who buys machine produced goods by the thousands at a very low cost and then raises the price by huge leaps and bounds. I want to know I am helping a stay at home, a man who has been laid off due to economic crisis and is relying on his craft to support his family, or the college student who is struggling to make ends meet. To me, pledging to buy handmade is the right choice for myself and my family. I hope that you will consider buying handmade, too!

Fabulous Friday Finds for your FA LA LA LA LA Holiday Shopping

I love December, especially when shopping on Etsy.com! Etsy is the most wonderful place to buy a special gift of handmade love for that special someone in your life! If you have never shopped on Etsy You probably don’t know that you can find practically anything on their site, think of Etsy as a shopping mall that specializes in handmade quality items from fabulously talented artists, if your really into going “GREEN”, Etsy has many Eco-Friendly shops, and for all you “Vintage” Lovers out there, Etsy has that too! Gifts for everyone from the Stunning Fashionista to the Geek at heart, I guarantee you Etsy has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

On Etsy I have made some marvelous friends, today I want to share with you items I have found at their very wonderful Etsy shops.

My first gorgeous item is from a friend I made on the Etsy forums, This Limited edition stunning crystal and pewter toned bead chainmaille necklace is simply EXQUISITE! This beautiful Necklace was created by devorajewellery.
The way this necklace catches the light is just beautiful. Essentially it’s a chainmaille necklace which has had the snake chain added to the neck area to soften the look close to the face. The beads are crystals and delicious pewter toned metallic faceted beads wired wrapped onto the rings of the necklace.

From another friends fabulous shop you will find something to keep the man in your life not only warm, but stylish too! This Black & Purple Men’s Scarf that has been Personalized in Design would make a great gift!
This Men’s Scarf features a square pattern, made from a soft tissue fabric and is a very cool design for the winter.

For that special “ANGEL” in your life, this “YOUR MY ANGEL” ring from my friend at Michaelangelas would earn you a halo this Christmas! Set with all real genuine gemstones, let your angel feel like a queen in this beautifully designed cocktail ring. Featuring untreated Peridot, very blue Tanzanite, and real Diamonds…all at a very affordable price!

Don’t forget to add some new decorations to your Christmas Tree this year! This beautiful hand-painted peacock ornament was made by my friend at starflycreations. Hand painted textural peacock feather ceramic disk ornament suspended by a black satin ribbon. Each painted feather barb is dimensionally raised off the surface creating a very tactile piece. Every piece is a unique work of art and as such I have photographed each ornament individually. You will receive the specific ornament shown.

For that special someone in your life who LOVES the color blue, this London Blue Topaz Stardust Sterling Silver Necklace is sure to please! Created by my friend from ExoticTreasuresJewel A Beautiful deep blue London Blue Topaz, hand faceted, and stardust sterling silver focals create a dream necklace. The faceted gemstones sparkle and twinkle like the deep blue sea – throwing color, light and vitality in all directions. These are vibrant, vivid stones making this necklace alive with a rich, exciting feel.
The focal points are sterling silver, with a stardust finish, adding a little more shine and shimmer. All together, it is a gorgeous necklace.

Warm your BFF or any ladies heart with this beautiful Autumn Entrelac Hand Knit Scarf created by my friend from ScarfAceKnits. Inspired by the changing leaves of the season, this beautiful entrelac scarf is the perfect accessory for the Fall. With colors ranging from golden yellows, bright oranges, deep reds and warm browns, this scarf will not only keep you warm and toasty as the weather cools, it’s also sure to be the envy of your friends and neighbors.
Along with being a range of colors, this scarf is also knit with a wide variety of yarns, including wool, acrylic, cotton, linen, modal, rayon, bamboo and cashmere. This Autumn Entrelac Scarf measures about 8.5 inches wide and 64 inches long

A dazzling Vintage Repurposed Victorian Hearts of Gold Charm Cha Cha Bracelet created by my friend at recreated1. Vintage hearts, a cameo, a teddy bear and a filigree butterfly adorn this victorian-themed bracelet. It stirs the yearning for times gone by, of elegant women in long dresses trimmed with frills and ribbons and parasols– a time of modesty and propriety, when artistic styles flourished. Vintage faux pearls, cats-eye beads surrounding crystal rondelles, brass findings, charms and pieces of vintage repurposed jewelry representative of the period to the were added to a faux brass chain. This bracelet is 8″ long and has a toggle clasp. It can be altered free of charge to fit a smaller wrist.

Pearl beaded Hoop wire Earrings with multi bright colors would make a fabulous gift for the trend setter in your life! These earrings were created by my friend at Obsidianrain. Hand bent wire hoops, add a very classy and elegance to these earrings! Can be worn out, dressed up or dressed down.

For the person on your list who loves Victorian Medieval Gothic inspired jewlery, this next feature from my friend at LeBoudoirNoir would make a stunning gift! A mesmerizing oversized green gemstone emerges from the sophisticated brass floral frame stamping captivating all your senses. This is a truly extraordinary cuff bracelet exclusively for women with an intense sense of style.

A Glittering and Elegant Swarovski Crystal Beaded Necklace created by my friend at DevikaBox will put a sparkle in your special someones eyes! Elegant, glamorous and eye-catching. Wonderfully glittering in the light, changing its colors from bluish to greenish metallic silver. This necklace is absolutely perfect for special occasions for low cut dresses or blouses.

With all these fabulous gifts for ladies and gentleman dont go thinking that I forgot about gifts for your special little one! My friend from Canadiancraftcritter created this adorable Patriotic child’s pullover. This is a size 4, it is also available in sizes 2,6 and 8 and can be done in other colors upon request and yarn availability. This sweater is soft to the touch and will keep your child warm during these colder months.

For the Fine Art lover in your life is this 10 x 8 Giclee printed from a detail of a original oil painting titled: “In the Night Spirit” created by my friend from RenaissanceDays. Angels guard a town on a hill with trees. Set in nature at night with a loving mother fox curled up with her baby fox. Rich in color, this is a beautiful work of art!

During the holiday season dont forget about treating yourself to a special gift, too! Who wouldn’t benefit from my friend hopelovefaiths Breakfast for your skin scrub! This is a totally awesome body scrub! Exfoliates and is very moisturizing, doesn’t leave a greasy feel. Before you turn off your shower just scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand and rub gently onto your skin. Rinse. Made with all natural ingredients.

What about for the hard to buy for person? I have the perfect gift found at my friends shop: SFBeads. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a gorgeous beaded ornament cover this Christmas? Dress your tree or mantel to impress, showcase this luxurious ornament! This piece is so beautiful that it begs to be displayed year-round :-))). Whether you are
hanging it on a tree, from an ornament stand, from chandeliers or in a window, it will make a great addition to your holiday decorations. The great thing about ornament covers is that if your ornament breaks you can easily place the cover on another ornament! Excellent gift for teachers, colleagues, or your boss %)

This Green and Brown T Rex dinosaur Original Inkblot Art Illustration 5 x 7 would thrill any Dinosaur enthusiast on your holiday list! My friend from francesclements says she has such fun making drawings from ink blots. What starts as a drop of ink is blown into an interesting shape. The shape usually calls out to her. she add lines to create what she hears. In this case, she heard “dinosaur”. In this case, the ink “jumped” and made a little splat above and to the left of his back. What can I say. You can’t control ink. You can see the splat in the picture. I think it gives this little guy some character.

A pair of earrings for those who love Native American Art, check out my friend myladyofgourds Native American Inspired Gourd Shell Earrings with Spotted Alaskan Salmon Beads. This would make an original gift that is sure to delight the recipient! Add some fun to your outfit with these Native American inspired gourd shell earrings. Handmade in my home studio I have wood burned and decorated the wood like surface of the gourd shells with an adorable spotted fish painted to look like an Alaskan Salmon. Dangling from the gourd shells are matching red wooden beads and polished sea shell chips. These OOAK earrings from tip to tip and not including the earring finding is approx. 1 1/2 inches long.

My last item is for the person who loves the ocean! These sea shell ceramic earrings created by my friend potterybynoelle are simply beautiful! The colors used are deep sea blue,on the back of the earrings the color used is blue lagoon.

I really enjoyed sharing these FABULOUS items from my friends on Etsy.com with you! There is nothing that says “YOUR SPECIAL TO ME” like a gift handmade with love!

Check back later this afternoon for another special holiday feature!

Peace, Love & Hippie Chic Jewelz

Saturday Etsy Shopping

Ahhhh…. Saturday, a great day for strolling, um, I mean clicking through the internet on Etsy for some fabulous finds!
On my fabulous shopping journey I stumbled across these beautiful must haves, so kick back, grab a cup of Joe and enjoy shopping with me!
The first item I found was from bienaimebeloved on Etsy with this Ethereal Head Piece Celestial heavens will open, as you wear this amazing piece. It features several hand rolled blooms in a sandy champagne and is set on an elastic band.( I can also attach the blooms to Natural looking vine wire if you prefer that look). Looking for a different color? I can custom make you one in your color choice.

I found this next item and fell in love with it instantly! This digital art photo is from
ImagineStudio on Etsy
La boheme…is a high quality Giclee print of a digital photo fusion collage based on illusion, imagery and on the beauty of your imagination. This artwork is meant to be symbolic of the emotions the you may feel at different times in your life. If you’re soul resonates when seeing this work…it is for you.
It measures 8 x 8 and is printed on an 8.5 x 11 premium quality, acid free, lustre archival paper, with ultra chrome pigmented inks.

The next item I found that is perfect for all you coffee and tea lovers out there is from CraftUnikat on Etsy with this beautiful Honeycomb hand painted teacupHand Painted porcelain teacup and matching saucer with optical illusion in shape of Honeycomb. Size: Cup: 0,2l (8(fl. oz.), height: 7 cm (2.73″), diameter 9 cm (3,51″)Saucer: 15 cm (5,85″) – diameter. I used porcelain paint which is dishwasher safe,but I can’t guarantee the colors remain as vivid as they are now in the long run. So just a bit of hot water and soap will keep this bowl in good shape!

Moving right along to my favorite department, bath and beauty where I found this Juna Perfume Oil from KuhlWhip on Etsy
Juna” Perfume Oil – .33 fl. oz Roll On Glass Bottle. A mysteriously unfamiliar blend of the elusive sweet Moon Flower, green woodsy Oak Moss and deep magikal resons create the perfect Moon Goddess worshiping perfume. Goddess worshipiingly FABULOUS!!

No Saturday shopping spree is complete without Johnny Depp! I found him at BlackFridaysStudios on Etsy!Johnny Depp in black and white. Art cards are a great and affordable way to start collecting original art. This art card measure 2.5×3.5 inches Artist retains all rights to the art work.

With fall approaching shopping can get a wee bit chilly, so I found this beautiful November Blue hand knit scarf by Tylerja AKA Jat*Art on Etsy Hand knit infinity scarf. Approx 34″ around. Beautiful icy blues, aqua and turquoise with a hint of teal. Super soft. Made of 98% Acrylic, 2% polyester yarn. Accented by crochet flowers and leaves.

I am a HUGE fan of Halloween, so when I saw this Autumn/Halloween Ring from LittleLadyIrish on Etsy I knew I had to share it with you! he Crow’s Nest
This is an original, unique piece of jewelry. Designed and handmade by me. Want to stand out this autumn? This ring is a beautiful conversation piece. Perfect for an amazing, autumn accessory or as halloween costume jewelry. It is very light weight and approx. 1 1/2 inches from the ring base to the top of the crows head. Ring base is a brass plated, filigree, size adjustable band.

I am always on the hunt for a conversation starter, this Caged Mini Disco Ball Pendant from JemsBySandi on Etsy fits the bill! With my newfound wire wrapping this cute little OOAK piece is silver wire wrap swirl free form with a floating rhinestone crystal bead inside! This piece is an inch and a half in length This piece can be purchased with or without the necklace silver plated or sterling – convo me and let me know.

Because I know you want to stay in fashion with this years feather trend, I found this gorgeous Hippie Headband by Mojo3777creations on Etsy
This line of hippie style headbands have been created with braided and beaded hemp rope. It is my most loved creation. I adore them so much, I think I will create one to sell and one to keep.
One end has been adorned with feathers and beads, while the other end has an alligator clip attached. You can wear it in many different ways, as a regular headband or hippie style. You can choose to have the feathers drape down the side or the back.
The headband stays in place, because you can adjust how tight you wear it. Just attach the alligator clip anywhere on the hemp rope. If you are like me, and have trouble wearing headbands because they slip off, you will love this. It is so comfortable and doesn’t slide out of your hair.
This particular listing is for a headband in harvest fall colors. The feathers are yellow, orange/red, and striped grizzlies. The hemp rope has been braided in a spiral braid and adorned with colorful beads all along the 24″ length.

I dont know about you, but shopping always makes me want chocolate, I found these scrumptious Rumpelstiltskins cookies from StoryBookArtifact on Etsy (Yes, I have actually had these delectable cookies and they are soooo good!)

I also stumbled upon this retro Mod Orange Stunning All Acetate Scarf from EcoFriendlyFreckles on Etsy. I love the bohemian feel this scarf has, its just stunning!!!A captivating accessory with breathtakingly intricate patterns of orange, green, gold, and blue; this vintage mod scarf is sure to complement your wardrobe and free-spirited personality! In the photos featured, the scarf is shown as a head scarf and as a lovely summer blouse!
This vintage scarf is in excellent condition considering it’s age; with only the slightest bit of wear in tiny spots near the edge of the scarf…these small spots are nearly unnoticeable. In the photos featured the scarf shows some wrinkles in the fabric…I assure you that when it arrives to you it will be wrinkle free!

I love jewelry that is different, and this next piece is just that! I fell in love with these initial pendant necklaces from FiredUpLadiesHammerInitial L Pendant Necklace made out of high fire paper clay. Handmade Ceramic Jewelry. The paper clay is made using old recycled egg cartons creating a bead that is light and sturdy. (Not nearly as heavy as you think!) Not a lot of breakage with this ceramic piece.

I LOVE purses, so when I saw this delightfully different tote from elektradesign I just had to share! This tote bag is made of tapestry/decor fabric with wonderful vintage ladies motives! It has black cotton lining with three interior pockets to hold your cell phone, keys, pencils and other daily essentials.

Today I am interviewing Jessica of Jat*Art aka Tylerja on Etsy. Jessica is not only a fabulous artist, but also one of my top team leaders on STATTEAM, she initiated starting the STATTEAM spotlight and is a wonderful person who will go out of her way to help others. Thank you Jessica, you totally ROCK!!!

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How long have you been an artist?
I’ve been creating since I was little…still not sure if I would consider myself an “artist” but I definitely enjoy embracing my creative side and exploring new creative techniques.

Tell us about your first attempts to be creative.
My mom still has fingerpaintings from when I was little. Since she was always painting and creating herself; I guess I followed in her footsteps and created my own little pieces of “art” at a very young age. Luckily there were always paints, crayons, pastels, fabrics, and trinkets around for me to express my creative side.

How many hours a day do you create?

I don’t always have the time to create daily…although I wish I did….I do a lot of my work in “cram sessions” where I’ll spend a good 5 – 8 hours working on several different pieces and then come back and add finishing details over the next few days until they are finished.

How does creating art make you feel?

Making something from nothing is one of the best feelings out there! I love when I can put what’s in my mind on a canvas and share it with others. It’s also great when someone else appreciates my creation and purchases the piece so that they can enjoy it in their home.

How did you pick your creative medium?
When I first started out I used acrylic paint because it was the cheapest 🙂 but I’ve just really enjoyed working with it ever since. Acrylic paint comes in so many colors and I really love watering it down to where it looks almost like watercolor. It’s very versatile. I also love adding little “found objects” or trinkets to my works to add a little funky flavor. And Sharpies are definitely my favorite ink pen…just love the bold black line they create!

What are your inspirations?

Music, nature, photography, flowers…pretty much anything! Sometimes I get inspired by a color combination or even a certain trinket and build a piece around it.

How do you recharge when your creativity hits the wall?
I love looking on etsy when I hit a roadblock. Seeing other people’s creations really gets my gears going…or sometimes I’ll go out and take pictures during a walk and get inspired that way….good music usually does the trick too 🙂

“What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
What gives you hope in the world?

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder…so I’m THRILLED when someone else enjoys a piece that I’ve created. I know my art won’t always appeal to everyone and that’s totally fine…I know that some pieces will speak to certain individuals and that connects us! I just like to have fun with my work and I hope that others see that and can make the work their own.

What are your artistic goals?
I want to be able to create on a daily basis and really pump out some quality work. Etsy has been a great forum for me to display what I can do and I hope to grow from here!

What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?

My first big commissioned piece was very exciting for me! Since I’m usually just playing around and having fun; it’s so nice to get noticed for my work and have someone want a piece of original art in my personal style.

How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
It’s definitely been a bit of a challenge. Etsy is flooded with talented artists so getting noticed isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Most of my “business” in the past came from doing little art festivals and holiday bazaars or from commissioned work….basically people reaching out to me and not the opposite. It took a while for me to realize that I really had to promote my shop for it to get noticed.

What has your experience as an artist been like on Etsy?
I’ve definitely been able to reach a lot more people on etsy than I ever could have by doing small art shows. I love that about etsy! It’s full of like-minded people from all over the world. It’s nice to know there is a place that is supporting the arts and artists alike!

What advice can you give new artists on Etsy?

Get involved with teams! There’s a whole different side of etsy that I never knew as a “buyer”. Teams can really give you that extra boost that you need when first getting started. Great way to make friends, build a support group, and learn the ins and outs of the etsy world!

Where else on the internet can we find your work besides Etsy?
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/JATArt/212463512118274

Put some FUN in your Friday with Little Lady Irish on Etsy

Fridays are all about FUN, so I found it only fitting to interview one of my favorite and fun filled shops on Etsy, meet LittleLadyIrish.
Her shop is full of wonderfully fun and charming items that is sure to bring out the inner child in you!

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1. What made you decide to sell you art on Etsy?
My husband has always been my personal cheerleader, and he actually heard about Etsy on the Today Show and encouraged me to open a shop!

2. How has your experience as on artist been since joining Etsy?
I still consider myself a newbie, while I did open my shop last August it sat ignored until this past April. So I’m still learning, but loving it!

3. How did you decide on using the medium you work with?
Polymer clay is still new for me. It wasn’t until I saw a girl at a make and take table in a craft store showing custmers how to create a polymer clay turtle that I knew I wanted to create things from clay. The fact that she wasn’t putting “life” into it bothered me and I wanted to give things life and personality.

4. I understand y ou are self-taught, how has not having a formal art education affected you as an artist?
I don’t think it does affect me. There are no rules in my studio. We live in a world where blending your play-doh colors is OK! I don’t feel limited.

5. What challenges have you found in your work on Etsy?
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all the information and networking on etsy. Just when I think I’ve caught up on reading rules they change things! Creating my art is the easy part!

6. How have you found the popularity of the internet and Etsy to affect your work?
Social networking is a big help in promoting. Facebook and blogger is like free advertisement. I try to use them both often.

7. Do you think the internet plays a negative or postitive role in art today?
That’s tough…I think it has both a negative and positive. Promotion and advertisement is a plus, but mass producing clip art is not art (in my opinion) also there is a lot of plagiarism and copying which is heartbreaking.

8. Are there any artists on Etsy who have inspired you?
There are many artists who inspire me! We toss around ideas to eachother and laugh about new ideas! But I owe much gratitude to BlackFriday and MoJo for keeping me grounded and sane when facing challenges or feeling UNinspired!

9. You are a leader on STATTEAM, how has this role affected your art career?
It has actually been wonderful being a team leader! (I was on the road to becoming a Psychologist before “life” happened) so helping others succeed is what I love! And feedback and encouragement from fellow leaders is a blessing!

10. What are the three most improtant things you rely on when creating one of your beautifully curated Etsy treasuries?
I, of course rely on having the materials to do so. But I also rely on my family who support my goofy ideas and I rely on my ability to have the freedom to do so (preferably with music at volume 20 in the room!).

11. Tell us a key frustration when first opnening your Etsy shop and how you overcame it.
I knew nothing! haha I quite literally opened a shop, added a few things and waited for it to sell! A few family members and friends (bless um) bought some stuff. But after having my second son in Janurary and then finding my passion for polymer clay, I did some more learning about etsy and things fell into place.

12. What advice would you give a young artist thinking about openeing an Etsy shop?
.You must first love your creations before others will love them! If you love what you do and you open your shop with no expectations other than hopefully finding others that will love it too than you’ll be ok. It’s tough but you have to want it. Growing up I always heard “Good things come to those who wait.” But I believe good things come to those who work for it!