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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!

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Hippie Chic Photography Monthly Give-away on Face Book!

I am pleased to announce my Hippie Chic Photography Page on Facebook!
Please stop by and be the first to “LIKE”! =D I will be giving away FIVE 5X7 Pop Art Portraits from my Still Life collection to five random persons who LIKE my page this weekend! I will draw the winning names on Sunday! Refer your friends, be sure they tell me who sent them for more chances to enter in the drawing!

Value the story of your family, capture the little moments, precious smiles and unforgettable moments, let me create works of art that you will treasure and have for generations to come!

Life is a beautiful journey, it’s moments are precious and priceless.
As an artist and photographer, I found a passion in capturing special moments.
I treasure the story of life and its many glorious wonders. Documenting family history is what I love best in photography, there are so many wonderful moments in life from the beginning of life in maternity portraits, the celebration of life starting together in weddings and a tale of a love story with anniversary’s. Each moment in life is one to be treasured, these are the moments I want to capture for you!

As an artist, I like to tell a story through my photography, we all have colorful stories that should be passed from generation to generation, what better way to do so than to capture the story on film.

Bringing art to your life story is what I do, and I strive to go above and beyond to create a photography story you will cherish for a lifetime!

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Win a T-shirt from mytheoryclothing on Etsy

MTC© T Shirts:
Be part of the movement – redefine cool, one shirt at a time! All our unique designs are printed on American Apparel Tees using a high quality plastisol ink and old school printing style. We’re a tad offbeat and randomly witty husband and wife team.
We would like to offer a choice of winning a tee from (4) different designs.

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Here is how you can enter for a chance to win one of these ultra cool t-shirts, this would make the perfect gift for dad on Fathers Day! Remember, you can do all three and get three separate entries for a chance to win, just be sure to leave a comment here on what you did so I can enter your name!!!
Follow them on FaceBook: (tell them Hippie sent you!) http://www.facebook.com/pages/MTheory-Clothing/136282496417125

Favorite their shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mtheoryclothing

Or you can follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MTheoryClothing

After you have done one of the above, please leave a comment here on my blog, they will draw a name from the comments left here of who followed! Hurry up, the deadline is May 30th!!!

TANTALIZING TUESDAY TREASURES

Yes, it’s that time again! Tuesday is here once more, and yet again I have found some of the most tantalizing treasures to tickle your fancy from some of my favorite artists on Etsy:

My first featured artist is a woman who can turn an ordinary gourd into something spectacular! Myladyofgourds on Etsy created this lovely Gourd and glass sculpture jewelry dish. my lady of gourdsDo you ever wish that bouquet of flowers you gave as a gift on that special occasion would last forever…… well my Tangerine Burst gourd and glass wildflower sculpture will never wilt on you!

My next treasure comes from Awiredwoman on Etsycreated this unique and beautiful Hummingbird Bouquet Pin. A wired woman
Looking for an unusual pin? Look no further.
This hummingbird bouquet pin is completely hand-formed in gold-colored 20 and 22-gauge copper. The adorable pewter birds are perched atop flowers of yellow, green and amber-colored glass beads. The stems have been hand-twisted and sit in a hand-coiled vase sporting a tiny spiral at its base.

My next featured artist is Loveforstitches on Etsy with these adorable Under the Sea Personalized Burp Cloth Set, these would make a terrific gift for expecting parents!my love for stitches
Burp your baby in style with this set of three boutique quality burp cloths featuring an adorable crab, octopus, and sea turtle!
Created with 100% cotton, 6 ply premium cloth diapers and 100% cotton fabric applique, these burp cloths are designed to be beautiful and functional. The cloth binding makes this burp cloth really unique in that the underneath edge is fully wrapped in coordinating fabric, giving the burp cloth an even more boutique look. Embroidery is completed with Madeira thread for intense color and sheen.

Those of you who know me well know that I LOVE animals, so my next favorite featured item was created by Blackfridaystudios with this adorable Boston Terrier Remus Print.Black Friday Studios
Who could resist a face like this!?
This painting is from a photo of Remus, our guilty (and adorable) three legged Boston Terrier.
Remus is always ready for adventure and he doesn’t let the fact that he only has three legs slow him down!
Remus knows he is perfect just the was he is and also that he can charm his way out of a scolding with his big sad eyes.
Remus is defender of the house and keeps his troublesome cat brothers and sister in line sometimes to the annoyance of his people family.

My next Tantalizing Treasure is from another favorite of mine, Bonnieincdesign on Etsy
with these Terrific Pink Butterfly PlatesAngelinainspirationsNeed to spice up your walls? Try these on for some instant style!
Two hot pink plates with individual painted butterfly designs are sure to get compliments in your home. Add the hot pink vintage frame and its quite the set! Each piece has an attached ribbon (with cute matching buttons on the back) for easy hanging. Arrange in any order to maximize the beauty in your room with this trio.

Let me tantalize you more with a treasury from Kaerl on Etsy with this terrific Poetry Collage Necklace Poetry Collage NecklaceNostalgic words gathered from the pages of a book come together, in a slightly off-kilter haiku:
“a smiling memory
which poured into my senses
light-heartedly”
These words and page numbers are rescued from “An Indian Journey” by Walter Bonsel, 1928. There’s a warmth in the beautiful font of these numbers and letters.

My next favorite artist is Mercuryglass on Etsymercury glass
Lampworked glass bead made to resemble a green meadow and blue skies. Onto this has been added a raised relief tree with a raku glass trunk. Bead is about 27mm across, 24mm tall, and 14mm thick at its widest points. Completed with silver plated beads and fine chain with a lobster clasp.

My next favorite pick is from Restashable on Etsy with these Unique Funky Large Vintage Buttons.RestashableGet funky with these unique large vintage buttons! This set of nine buttons includes some very unusual ones: a 1 1/4-inch translucent green one with large grommeted holes; a black one made of wood and shaped like a horn; a translucent white 3-D flower button!

Now I will leave you with some Tantalizing Treasuries created by these very talented artists, enjoy!

‘Into The Sun’ by restashable

Thanks to AnnieJewelry for the title.


Original Art Card Cheer Up B…

$25.00

into the sun – silver citrin…

$105.00

Nick Fury Shield T Shirt Mar…

$15.00

Handmade Skinny Flower Headb…

$5.00

Black Onyx Tear Drop Circle …

$50.00

Pu’unene School window -…

$30.00

Golden Bow Earrings by FrEEn…

$5.50

Natural Soap Flaming June

$4.50

French Bulldog Louie Print o…

$20.00

Yummy Flower 12″ x 18&q…

$15.00

Alphabet Charm Swirl Earring…

$56.00

The Gold Lager – Original Ab…

$25.00

NEW Vintage Inspired Feather…

$18.95

Night Time San Antonio Skyli…

$33.00

Wire Wrapped Ring – Size 5 -…

$10.50

iphone case / ipod touch cas…

$24.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Mother Earth’ by MercuryGlass


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Large Size Lavender and Cham…

$35.00

Guinness Beer (unscented) Co…

$5.00

Slippers for your wine glass…

$15.00

Shades of Browns and Green

$19.50

Gourd and Glass Vase – Long …

$60.00

Feather Hair Clip

$15.00

Mocha Me

$2.50

Cozy Knitted Brown Cap

$25.00

Edwardian bold tigereye and …

$38.00

Twisted

$20.00

Bottle Cap Monster Necklace:…

$7.00

Beadwoven Autumn Necklace Pi…

$42.75

Treacle Toffee handmade lamp…

$7.00

Plush Giraffe Diaper Clutch

$19.99

Golden Tree porcelan cup

$24.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Magical Mystical Marvelous Moon’ by kaerl

Curiously, her light brings both comfort and mystery to the deep dark night. What does she do for you?


full moon over a Paris stree…

$15.00

A Trip to the Moon. Méliès…

$20.00

Primitive Full Moon Bread Bo…

$62.95

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Richmond Park Original Colla…

$65.00

Dark Gray Leaves and the Man…

$25.00

Large Original 30 x 24 Paint…

$125.00

Goodnight Moon – Fine Art Pr…

$54.99

OOAK Batik Dashiki Style Shi…

$35.00

Signed Matted Digital Print …

$30.00

Vintaj Moon and Stars Earrin…

$25.00

Tree of Life African Opal Ra…

$41.11

Juna Perfume Oil

$16.00

full moon glow necklace – si…

$88.00

Original Art Card ‘A Lo…

$25.00

Dancing On The Moon . ACEO

$3.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘your art is a poem without words’ by myladyofgourds

This treasury is my way of saying Thank You to all of my STATTeam team members who have taken the time to create lovely treasuries featuring an item from my shop. To everyone here’s a……. BIG THANK YOU! And, A BIG HELLO to the undiscovered shops I have included!And, to everyone who sees this treasury……Live, love, laugh, create!


Triple Strand Turquoise, Sil…

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Fahrenheit 451 – ACEO Origin…

$18.00

Fine art photography print -…

$20.00

Necklace with Indian Mask Il…

$24.00

Fine Art Photography Forgott…

$34.99

Ocean Tides

$25.00

Bronze Vase

$29.00

green river – original abstr…

$28.00

Turquiose Butterfly Mask Adu…

$35.00

Vintage Buttons Rustic Pewte…

$1.50

Vintage Metal Tray Memo Boar…

$14.00

Create Yourself

$20.00

owl capri/pants

$15.00

Round Aventurine Silver & G…

$210.00

Old Rankin Windmill

$12.00

SALE 20% Off Heart of Teal N…

$32.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ by AWiredWoman

Beautiful, unusual artistic roses!


Antique French Student’s…

$30.00

Wire Wrapped ring – To Order…

$11.50

SoyCandle Patchouli & Rose

$10.00

Original Watercolor—-After…

$35.00

Rose Quartz and Sterling Sil…

$18.00

CUPCAKE with pink roses and …

$4.00

Vintage Rose Earrings

$9.50

Shabby Jeweled Easel with Sh…

$249.95

Polka Dot Hearts and Roses

$20.00

White Rose Elegance – Fused …

$24.00

Wild Roses

$20.00

Baccara rose adjustable ring…

$17.00

2 Little Roses

$3.00

Clasp Toggle Antique Silver …

$2.50

Red Leather Rose Flower Neck…

$24.00

Rose Heart Wedding Afghan Pe…

$49.95

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Etsy: A Full Spectrum of Talent’ by LoveforStitches

A rainbow of talent in this treasury…featuring many Statteam shops and undiscovered, upcoming shops!


Felicity Tumbler Lap/Throw o…

$180.00

Wood, Fine Art, Original, Fr…

$69.00

Fine Crocheted Earrings – Ch…

$4.50

Original Art Card ‘Orang…

$10.00

Nostalgic cloche

$36.00

Bright Pink, Aqua Blue, Lime…

$24.00

Radical Rainbow – Fused Dich…

$26.00

Lace Earring, tatted jewelry…

$18.50

Rainbow Spangle handmade lam…

$5.00

Cristina rainbow shawl perfe…

$49.99

Crystallized Garden Three St…

$60.00

Sunset Trio – Pure Mineral E…

$11.75

The Carnival- Mad City Cat C…

$9.00

Color of Life -Nursery Wall …

$17.00

Wool Dryer Balls – Confetti …

$38.00

Lip Balm Pick Three (Organi…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep But I have Promises To Keep’ by BlackFridayStudios

A Grownup Little Red Riding Hood Treasury


Piercing Original Oil Painti…

$100.00

Story Book House 8 x 10 fine…

$13.00

Eerie graveyard fog – 8X8 -…

$16.00

Dof the Big Bad Wolf

$18.00

BOGO SALE – Foggy Village ( …

$25.00

Blue and Yellow Floral Flowe…

$65.00

Original Acrylic Painting w/…

$300.00

Little Red Riding Hood – Pri…

$12.00

Frosty Forest – Dichroic Fus…

$15.00

I Wish for Love, Dandelion i…

$30.00

Lost Reflections 8 x 10 Prin…

$10.00

Juicy Citrus Tangerine Grape…

$18.00

Sterling Silver Star of Davi…

$16.99

Affordable Art Print – Sibli…

$15.00

Forbidden – 30×30 giclee hig…

$199.99

First Light – 8×10 Fine Art …

$24.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘I Discovered A Rainbow of Etsy FUN! Team Undiscovered Treasury Challenge’ by AngelinaInspirations

Hi, I’m participating in the Wednesday Undiscovered Team Treasury Challenge. This week’s theme is “over the rainbow”. Please take a look at all these wonderful fun items I discovered over the Rainbow and show these wonderful artists some Etsy love! http://theundiscoveredofetsy.blogspot.com/


Sparkling Rainbow Rosary II …

$

Dandy candy button bracelet

$29.00

BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS. whimsica…

$7.50

Gray Black Red Pink Leather …

$12.00

Love Birds Wall Art – Save …

$20.00

Multi-colored Hand-beaded Pu…

$29.99

Through The Rainbow handmade…

$

Original painting, Flowers a…

$450.00

Mixed Media Painting – Love …

$250.00

CLEARANCE – 40% OFF “In…

$22.00

Tutus-handmade,multi-colored…

$26.50

Cute patchwork keyring – pin…

$4.00

Catch all bowl in Black and …

$10.00

Kite Festival Grand Haven Mi…

$49.00

Cascade of Colors Necklace

$35.00

$

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Thrilling Thrifty Thursday Things

This Thursday I will list things that will thrill the inner shop-a-holic in everyone!
Here are some of my favorite items from some of my favorite shops on Etsy! These items are not just thrilling, but also thrift savvy for those of us effected by the current economy.

My first featured artist is Hrushton on Etsy.Dancing On The Moon . ACEO, An ACEO ( Art Card Edition and Original) is considered by many to be a collectible form of mini art. ACEO’s are always 2.5″ x 3.5″ (like a baseball card) and are a way for people to enjoy and collect art inexpensively. I have some of Hrushtons work and am fascinated with her beautiful artwork!hrushton

My next featured artist is Mojo3777creations on Etsy.Chamomile and Lavender Sleepy Scent Pillows Green Frogs, this little pillow will help send your little one or you straight to dream land. It is filled with polyfil and has a small sachet of lavender and chamomile tucked away inside.
It is made of cotton flannel, green and printed with happy little frogs. It measures approx 8″ x 8″ square. mojo3777creations

My next featured artist is one of the YOUNGEST artists to have a shop on Etsy, Dreamer02 with her Cupcake with pink roses.This delicious necklace will make an excellent gift for miniature lovers as well as dessert adorers! (especially the ones who’re on diet, since this little guy is totally innocent calorie-wise.)dreamer02

Featured artist TNTees has some FABULOUS up-cycled creations in her Etsy shop!TrashN2Tees reusable produce bags are one my best sellers, I used the same idea and created a larger Farmers Market Produce Bag! The larger farmers market produce bag allows you to easily slip your farm fresh produce inside and continue shopping. The bags are made using reclaimed tshirts and are durable, yet gentle on the produce and the holes are plenty big to provide for necessary air circulation.tntees

My next featured artist is littlebirdandchick on Etsy
1950’s Retro Mother’s Day Bottlecap Magnets Set of 6 bottlecap magnetsThis is a cute and retro set of magnets for the Moms in your life! The designs feature different vintage 1950’s images of Moms! Cooking, cleaning, and having fun with her family– these Mom’s make it look so easy!

To thrill you even more here are some treasuries created by three of my featured artists, enjoy!

‘Kitschy Kitschy Ya Ya Ya!’ by littlebirdandchick

A fun and bright treasury of some of my favorite goodies!! Thank you for letting me include you in this treasury! I wish I could buy every single item.


Adorable retro Lamb

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bulldog, 8×10 archival print…

$30.00

Set of Vintage Mexican Paint…

$

UpCycled ReCycled Magic Mush…

$

12 Mini Blue Ballerina Cupca…

$3.25

1960s Thermometer.

$8.00

Rare Vintage 60’s Barbie…

$19.95

Good Doggy Limited Edition C…

$44.00

Lilac and Purple Knitted Cat…

$15.00

harriet against the flow

$24.00

8, PHEASANT Stick PINS …. …

$3.25

Unicorn, candy and cupcake n…

$

her silk kimono – a set of 1…

$9.00

Reserved—-Crochet Flower g…

$

Rotary Phone Dial Design Pop…

$7.50

Vintage Strawberry and Orang…

$28.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Lurking in the Darkness’ by mojo3777creations

So intriguing, mystical and alluring.This dark treasury contains awesome items, created by very talented Etsy artists. It includes 6 members of my statteam. ♥’d by a STATTEAM member!


Reduced LURKING HORROR Black…

$12.00

Reserved for Melanie – Black…

$488.00

Elegant Victorian Steampunk …

$45.00

Neckwarmer, Hood, Black, Cro…

$65.00

Witches Shield . Herbal Alch…

$

Realm of Darkness Gothic Sty…

$40.00

Black Gothic Corset Jacket S…

$159.95

Skull and Bamboo hoops – Bla…

$35.00

Gothic Rose Ring includes Fr…

$11.00

Raven Bat Coffin Hand Bag Pu…

$135.99

Black Ice Dragon Cameo Ring

$16.99

Dark Lady – tatted lace chok…

$49.00

Graveyard Photography 8×6 Pr…

$12.50

Beadwork OOAK Black Swallow…

$75.00

Dominga Skull and Crossbone …

$15.00

$

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Pink Princess’ by dreamer02

sweet and pink – jewellery, clothes, music, books, art..


Princess Pink Crown Disney G…

$17.99

Hot Pink Layered Tutu by Hot…

$10.00

Royal Princess Nostalgic Gra…

$22.00

Mini Fun Donut Earrings with…

$3.80

NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM TUTU -T…

$19.99

$

Crochet Headband with Rhines…

$12.50

Crochet Headband with Rhines…

$12.50

$

Pretty in Pink Damask….Dou…

$5.50

Pink DJ Scrabble Tile Neckl…

$5.95

Pink Red Cherry Sweety For …

$8.00

Last, Just Me – Victorian or…

$36.00

Mobile phone charm cake, wit…

$2.50

Sweet Pink Candy Ring

$3.00

Mobile phone charm cake, wit…

$2.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

My interview with Junk it Love’s artist Donna Carter

One of my favorite Etsy shops is Junk it Love, there you will find art, jewelery, home wares, sculpture, glass etc.There is an adult theme to a lot of her items. Donna loves to design & create beauty using upcycled & reclaimed materials.

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Here is my interview with Donna:

Tell us your personal name, business name, website and location?
My personal name is Donna, my really really personal name, the one my wife calls me, I’m not telling! My business name is Junkitlove, born out of the fact I love taking other peoples junk and turning it into something lovely again :-). My website is http://www.junkitlove.co.uk, I live in Hampshire, UK, near the New Forest with my computer boff wife, handsome yet terminally lazy son Beau, a blind dog with bat ears, a stinky sometimes white dog who talks by grunting, burping and farting, a bad tempered black cat and some small fish who have been begging for quite some time to have their tank cleaned.


What is your studio or workspace like, and how do you work in your studio?

It’s like the kind of place my mum would describe as a bombsite lol! I have a fab desk that was a dining table, it’s been modified by my wife to work perfectly for me, I love it, it’s my own personal spot of heaven. It’s in a bay window at the front of the house, facing the street so I can have a nose at the world going by with the TV on behind me so I have some ‘company’ while I work.

How would you describe and think of your style, what kind of jewelry do you make and what type of materials do you prefer?
Eclectic. That is such a difficult question to answer. It depends on which part of my character is feeling strongest on any given day. Sometimes my style is a bit dark and kinky, other times I’m all happy hippy rainbow. I’m a person of extremes. Whatever material I’m using is the one I love best, but the one I go back to again and again is glass, it’s amazingly versatile and pictures never do it justice.

What new directions do you hope to move in the future? Do you have big plans, new ideas or designs you will be exploring soon?
I’d love to say I have a plan mapped out but other than earning a living and buying a home the rest is a mystery and an adventure!

How do you work during the day in your studio, and what keeps you inspired and motivated?
I tend to have about half a dozen coffee’s then start my day as my teeth start to chatter :-). I work in short bursts of about 20-30 mins most of the time due to the attention span deficit lol, then I go do cleaning, chat online, go to the shops, fuss the dogs etc…oh and more coffee. Everything inspires me, from the beautiful shimmer of oil in water (it should be ugly but it isn’t), a want to use what others see as rubbish to transform it into something those same people would want, to other peoples fantastic art and design, I’m always inspired by creative people.


I noticed you work with many medias, using rubber, glass, wire and others. Do you create one piece from start to finish, or do you create various components and then the piece grows to completion separately?

It’s quite unusual for me to stick to one thing until it’s complete, with the exception of rubber pieces for some reason. I have the teeny weeniest attention span and even less ability to sit still long enough to finish something in one go! Generally I start with an idea of what I want to create and then over days it changes itself into something totally different lol! I have at least half a dozen things on the go at once, from paintings to mosaics, jewels to sculpture etc


Are there things that you enjoy and do often without putting it off, and other things that aren’t your favorite and you delay doing them?

I never put off creating. I love it when everyone else has left the house and I can concentrate on letting my brain spew out all over my desk. I avoid any kind of organisation or ‘grown up’ behaviour at all costs, the word procrastination in that regard was invented just for me. For example, for every 1 thing you see in my shop there are at least 20 more waiting to be listed, but that means sitting for hours and then finding the words to describe things properly, it’s important to me that if something I’ve made has a story from my mind I share it, it’s a bit like torture trying to put into words what I’ve made.

What sort of things do you prefer making and creating, what comes easily to you?
I’m a contrary annoying creature, I like to make things as difficult for myself as possible. To try new things, get a handle on that and then move on to the next thing. Working with glass is the one thing I find quite easy and I can disappear into that for hours at a time, a relief for someone who can’t stick at one thing for very long.

What are the things you consider most important to do for your business and your creativity?
For my business it would be to be nice to my wife lol! Without her nagging (sorry, encouraging) in the background and actively doing most of the photography, listing other than descriptions, driving me around so I can look in peoples rubbish etc I wouldn’t be able to get on with the business of planning, thinking, drawing, designing and ultimately making.

What would you recommend for others who may just be getting started?
Ooo that’s a hard one, for creativity I would say ‘just do it’, anything, whatever so long as you are physically ‘doing’ then you won’t seize up! Getting started in a business sense, I would say be determined, do research, listen to anyone and everyone, don’t give in at the first hurdle, there’s gonna be many many hurdles but if you work hard and have ‘something’, you will get where you want to be eventually.

Thank you Donna for this fantastic interview!!!

Wonderful Wednesday “WOW’S!!!”

What is so wonderful about Wednesday? For one, it gets us closer to the weekend and I am featuring some of my favorite Etsy artists and their wonderful work!

My first featured artist is Littleshopofphotos on Etsy
These personalized coasters from Little Shop of Photos make a great gift…or for yourself! Little Shop of Photos

My next artist is Shellyka on Etsy with this adorable Wall clock- Two Giraffes This adorable Wall Clock would make a great gift to your little loved ones, fun, delicate and sweet!
Shellyka
Another artist I adore on Etsy is Ginaregina
This beautiful Orange one of a kind necklace is guaranteed to warm up any wardrobe!Ginaregina

Barsoap on Etsy has some of the most scrumptious soaps!The most refreshing cocktail is now the most refreshing way to clean yourself. Mojito Lime Soap Chunk – Natural COLD PROCESS Soap – Vegan FriendlyBarsoap

My next featured artist is a self-taught wood worker on Etsy, meet Holeestars. End your desk top clutter with my Queen Bee Storage cubby made to surround your LCD monitor for instant storage!Holeestars

Thegreengroovy on Etsy has some delightfully different items like thispretty eye catching Bright Green Jute Clutch, exlusively handpainted and embellished with complimentary crystalsThe green groovy

This next artist is new to Etsy, HammcraftedAfrican Safari- two layer wooden puzzle/collage A beautiful puzzle collages. The theme here is an African Safari. It features an elephant, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, a sleeping leopard in an Umbrella Thorn Acacia and a trio of cheetah cubs hiding in the grass.hammcrafted

I absolutely adore these artists and their work! I will leave you with a few treasuries created by three of my featured artists, a wonderful way to spice up your Wednesday!!!

‘Believe…’ by Shellyka


BINDU- 8 shining Lampwork be…

$28.00

Off-white leggings with gold…

$65.00

Bib Cupcake 2 pc Gift

$10.00

Helena – art print, art for …

$21.00

Handmade ceramic owl believ…

$27.00

Floofball Bobby Pin Trio in …

$14.50

I do wrap, stole, romantic, …

$

Peach colored cone shell gol…

$50.00

Hand-Painted Acorns, Summer …

$15.00

Under the Sea Personalized B…

$30.00

Yarn Bowl, Handmade Stonewa…

$24.00

Fused Glass Coasters 6- Lemo…

$48.00

Sailing Boats – Enamel Sterl…

$95.00

A Romantic Mint Green Rose N…

$30.00

Hand Dyed and Felted Wool Fa…

$21.00

Set of 4 Hand Painted 1-inch…

$12.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Moon Flowers’ by littleshopofphotos

Thanks for the title, onstail!


Moon flowers OOAK

$268.00

Grey and Black Flower Brooch

$20.00

CUSTOM ORDER Black and Red R…

$21.00

Game Boy (Little Brother) : …

$80.00

Black Leather Handmade Soap …

$5.00

xoxo, me – Hand Stamped Tag …

$35.00

Illustration A4 – Les Chape…

$9.00

Knotted Scarf Necklace in Wh…

$22.00

Before The Show – Signed and…

$21.00

cute embroidery navy pillbox

$58.80

Holiday Sale – Valentines R…

$33.00

Copper wire tree sculpture w…

$45.00

Silver Gray Leather Cord Ban…

$30.00

Wire Wrapped Ring Size 5 – S…

$11.50

A Zen Series of Natural Hist…

$20.00

gray button heels (us 6/eur …

$32.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Mother always did know best’ by BarSoap


Chicken and the Egg Fine Art…

$40.00

Set-Hat Cocoon Newborn Baby …

$45.00

Reserved for Susanne – Hen a…

$

Country Strong Shabby Chic D…

$54.00

Hello Chick

$32.80

Mother & Daughter – 8×10 Fin…

$30.00

The Farmer’s Daughter – …

$30.00

Yellow – 8 x 8 Fine Art Phot…

$30.00

Pecking Order original oil p…

$3500.00

8×10 Print – When I Grow Up

$35.00

Music Won’t Tear Us Apar…

$100000.00

Reserved for Sarah only : 11…

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Double band golden tiara – S…

$225.00

Yellow Road 12×18 fine art p…

$75.00

You pick the fabric, dress w…

$285.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Find the Lucky Shamrock, I bet you cant!

St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner, here is a wonderful collection of some gorgeous green finds to keep you from getting pinched! While your looking at all the beautiful handmade items in this treasury, see if you can spot the Lucky Shamrock, I bet you cant!

‘Find the Lucky Shamrock’ by Hippiechicjewelz

A treasury featuring some of the most beautiful shades of green, and hidden somewhere is a lucky shamrock. I bet you cant find it!


Mini Round Concrete Pot

$10.00

Janie Jumper–Girls ruffled …

$39.99

Superhero – Pure Mineral Eye…

$5.00

More drama: Twisted sterling…

$16.00

Our Ancestor’s Country C…

$50.00

Multi Stone Necklace

$74.99

Magnificent Malaysian Kratom…

$14.00

Imelda Green and White Cameo…

$10.00

SALE- Vintage Eaton’s Em…

$16.00

4 Peas in a Pod Rhinestone N…

$27.00

Original Art Card ‘Luck…

$5.00

One of a Kind Malachite Pend…

$27.00

Grass Green Pansy Flower wit…

$5.00

Hummingbird In Flight – Fine…

$15.00

Primitive Display Cupboard C…

$117.95

Ladybug small art green back…

$32.50

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com A/B image testing.

Treasury created by Hippie Chic Jewelz

Meet Eco-Friendly Freckles

Meet Eco-Friendly Freckles artist, Jessica Woody. Jessica is another one of my favorite artists.  Jessica enjoys creating handmade items and utilizing materials that she  recycles  to make her products; thus whatever was probably going to end up in a landfill somewhere is now part of a beautiful work of art.

All of Eco-Friendly Freckles hand-painted items have a glossy black background and small white freckles, hence the name “Eco-Friendly Freckles”.

Jessica  dedicates her aspiring venture to her mother, Vicki, who once was a creative and imaginative crafty lady .

Besides recycling and making art, Jessica  also enjoys organic-heirloom gardening, studying natural health, aromatherapy and herbology, yoga, cooking, camping, biking, picnicking, long walks and talks, going to art galleries, bed and breakfasts, thrift stores, yard sales, antique shops, and mom-and-pop restaurants.

You can see more of Jessicas artwork here:

http://ecofriendlyfreckles.blogspot.com/

http://www.etsy.com/people/ecofriendlyfreckles