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Its not easy being green…


‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ by AriesArtisticJewelry

Inspired by Kermit the Frog


Bohemian Earrings~Indian Ear…

$25

Wearable art, Original print…

$35

Top drilled Sea glass 5 pcs …

$10

Mystic Rainbow AB necklace, …

$48

Knitted Headband, Ear Warmer…

$12

Green leather backpack – Voy…

$110

recycled bracelet metal Brac…

$15

Succulent Photography, Botan…

$5

Ceramic Bowl Small Green Pet…

$18

Sea Green and Gold Bracelets…

$18

Vibrant Green Cactus Paintin…

$30

Toddler Beret with Bow, Gree…

$37

Evil Cat plush. Hand Embroid…

$220

Mint quilted pillow – modern…

$27

Waterproof shopper bag, doub…

$40

Knitting Pattern, Knit Cowl …

$2.95

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Saturday Shopping, you wont want to miss these great finds!

Treat yourself to a wonderful at home spa day with this Pink Sugar Exfoliator from aquablossom  Exfoliation is the key to soft, beautiful skin. With a sugar scrub, you get all the benefits of exfoliation using a natural exfoliant. Our Pink Sugar scrub is a blend of pure cane sugar, sweet almond oil, and the delicious scent of Pink Sugar!  Pink Sugar is the ultimate girly scrub and one of our best selling scents! A fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks. It smells amazing!

 
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For your Saturday outing put your hair up in one of these delicious   Retro Style Hair ties  from OhHoneyHush   I started making these fun bows and bandanna’s for myself because I could never find the one that I really really liked. These turned out to be cute ! I liked them so much that I decided to share them with everyone else !  They are thicker then average so that you get a scarf bandanna effect. They look sooo retro from behind. They can also be folded long ways in half to be worn with your hair down. Looks super cute !

 
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Add a little shimmer to your Saturday and your body with this beautifully rose Herbal shimmer powder from good4you   fairy dust …♥ an all over body powder with heavenly roses. ingredients :: organic arrowroot powder, organic pink rose powder and mica.

 
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Sweeten up your home sweet home with these Pink Sugar Soy Candle Tarts from SerendipityCandle     Pink Sugar–A delectable sweet treat! The sugary aroma comes from ingredients you remember from your childhood, like vanilla, caramel, and cotton candy. But along with the sweet comes the spice. Notes of bergamot and Sicilian orange add zing, while raspberry and fig leaf tease you with freshness. Add a bit of romance with lily and licorice blossoms fused with yummy notes of strawberry and assorted red fruits to create an ambrosia your nose will never forget. Best Seller!! 
 
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If it is gift giving that you are doing these Made with Love gift tags from 2fillesdunord are just what  you need to a touch of sweetness to your package!  Send these along with your creations, or let your giftees know their gifts are handmade! Stamped by hand with a stamp created by hand, these pink tags feature the words “made with love”, complete with a heart on the “o” of love. A little heart adds just enough sweetness. The beautiful background of these tags are evokes romance and shabby chic fashion, with its big blooming roses in all shades of pink.
 
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Sweeten up your wardrobe accessories with this NunoFelted bag from LanaDiNata   Small light pink , white and gray small bag, hand crafted from felted wool. Soft, eco friendly, just large enough for your phone, money, and a little more. This beautiful bag decorated with knitted fabric, silk fiber . Bag is 10″ across by 6.5″ deep with a short handle that slides through one side of the bag to form a “5.1” loop to slip your hand through. 
 
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Add a little sweet romance to your ears with these handmade Pink Earrings from Rozibuz
Cute pink earrings made from polymer clay with the addition of Czech glass. Beads I made myself out of polymer clay, baked in the oven, covered gloss finish. Color are made using a tinted deco gel.
 
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 How sweet is this Vintage Floral Sun Dress from angelofanatolia  VERY! 
 
 
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Add a sweet notion to your home with this pretty 8X10 Truth & Beauty framed decor from Team Elites  featured Guest shop Candidate
 
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From our next featured guest shop Sweeten up your kitchen time with this adorably sweet apron from DebzDoodlez  Each apron is handmade and is a Debz Original Design. Look beautiful in this apron that is REVERSIBLE and made with coordinating fabrics. You will find decorative pockets, adjustable neck, and long ties that you can either tie in the front or in the back for a whole new look. One size fits most.  
 
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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.

Meet Moriah from Mojo3777creations

Meet the artist behind Mojo3777creations, Moriah. Her Etsy shop is full of wonderful 70’s inspired items!

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Tell us your personal name, business name, website and location?
My name is Moriah Jones, my business is mojo3777creations, I live in North Texas and work from home. My etsy shop is www.mojo3777creations.etsy.com and my blog is You can also find me on facebook.

What is your studio or workspace like, and how do you work in your studio?
My workspace is a mess, I have a table in the corner of my dining area in my kitchen. There you will find my sewing machine buried in feathers and beads. I had grand plans of organizing, but have not found the time to get it done. I think it will stay this way, until summer is over and my children get back in school.

How would you describe and think of your style, what kind of handmade items do you make and what type of materials do you prefer?
I love styles from the 60’s and 70’s. I wish I would have grown up in this era. I love my bell bottoms, I love my dashiki’s with flowing sleeves. I like to work with hemp and other natural materials such as cotton. In my shop right now, you will mostly find feather hair clips and barefoot sandals. I have many more items in the works, but these two things are keeping me quite busy for the summer. I love to create batik items, but have found this hard to do with my kids at home. I hate having a pot of hot wax and boiling water going when they are home. So I may not get much of that done until school starts back up.

What new directions do you hope to move in the future?
I am happy with the way my shop is going right now. I started out just looking for something to keep me busy while the kids were in school and my husband was working. Etsy has definitely done this for me. I am busier than I ever expected to be.

Do you have big plans, new ideas or designs you will be exploring soon?
I hope to be adding a lot more batiks soon. I want to expand beyond the dashikis, and do t-shirts, bandanas, maybe shoes, and what ever else I come up with.

What is your typical day like?

18 hours of Etsy…filled with cooking, cleaning, and running errands in between. Sometimes I get to create, while I am monitoring emails.

How do you work during the day in your studio, and what keeps you inspired and motivated?

I love to have music going while I am creating. I have all my supplies laid out in front of me and just get to work. When I stop long enough to produce some items, I usually create 5-6 pieces before I quit. I think the feedback on Etsy and support from my friends keeps me motivated. I am inspired to create things I like, my creations are a true reflection of my style.

Who are and are your mentors and inspirations?

My mother is very creative and artistic, I have learned a lot from her. We swap ideas and projects we are working on. My husband is my biggest inspiration. He keeps me going and is always very encouraging. He is definitely my biggest fan. Without his encouragement, I wouldn’t be doing this.

I noticed you work with many medias, do you create one piece from start to finish, or do you create various components and then the piece grows to completion separately?
Yes, I usually create one piece from start to finish. I like the satisfaction of completing something, and have little patience when it comes to waiting to get something done. I don’t like to work on projects that take days to complete. I want end results now. LOL

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?

Actually, yes. Now that I am so busy with beads and feathers, I find myself not wanting to drag out my sewing machine. So if I get an order for a hat, I kind of growl about it. LOL When I finally get it done, I am always so happy with them, that I can’t take them out of my shop.

What sort of things do you prefer making and creating, what comes easily to you?

I guess everything I have in my shop is pretty easy to make. Sometimes I cuss at beads that are too small to string, or I may have an irritating time sewing, but usually everything goes pretty smooth. I love creating batiks, I like the feel of being covered in color and holding a paint brush.

What are the things you consider most important to do for your business and your creativity?

I want to portray a true reflection of myself. Keeping up this image is important to me. I like to be a helpful and attentive shop owner and provide the best customer service. I think it is important to be around all the time to answer any questions potential customers may have. I get email on my phone and am alerted immediately when someone has a question. I think this attention has resulted in sales, more than a few times.

What would you recommend for others Etsians who may just be getting started?

I think it is important to find a team, with caring members. People you can connect with. Everyone needs a mentor. I think you should find someone who will help answer your questions and show you the ropes. We were all new once, Etsy is a big lonely place when you don’t know what is going on…but once you figure it out, it can be the funnest place, with the best people. I have found so many wonderful people on Etsy, that I share so much in common with. Everyday, I am meeting someone new and getting closer to the one’s I already know.
Build treasuries, favorite shops and items, build your circle, join BNR’s, build connections with other shops, take advantage of every promotional opportunity you can. Start a blog and facebook fan page. Take part in a give away. Promote others and they will return the favor. Make yourself known. 🙂
It is a lot of work, you can’t just open your shop and wait for a sale, you’ll be waiting a long time.
Thank you for the opportunity to be featured. I love the Statteam and I am so proud to be a member. If anyone ever needs help, I am always happy to answer questions. I wish you all the best of luck with your shops, and I hope you have a Beautiful Etsy experience.

Moraih, thank you for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to interview you!

Tuesday Treasury Challenge “DISCO”

I am participating in this weeks Tuesday Treasury Challenge for STATTEAM on Etsy, this weeks word is “DISCO” and since I am a flower child I found some groovy picks I know you will love!

‘That 70’s Disco’ by Hippiechicjewelz

I am participating in the STAT Team weekly treasury challenge http://www.statteam.blogspot.com/ This weeks challenge word is “DISCO” The STAT Team Tuesday Treasury Challenge is open to EVERYONE and not just team members so feel free to join us!


Libra Romper

$140.00

Vintage 80’s Luxurious L…

$45.00

Passion Flower Antique Cryst…

$139.95

Play Digital Download Print…

$4.90

Cooper, Oakland, CA. 2009

$350.00

Long Feather Hair Clip or Ex…

$20.00

Reserved – Caged Disco Ball …

$20.00

Lampwork glass and sterling …

$20.00

NEW – Pink and white flared …

$200.00

Recycled Record 7-inch 45 Ca…

$75.00

Sputnik Two colander lantern

$150.00

1970’s Golden Sequin Caf…

$125.00

LOVE – AMERICAN STYLE by 4ge…

$85.00

Disco Ball Brassiere, a la L…

$69.99

Hibiscus Disco Pipe

$85.00

Swarovski Crystal Embellishe…

$265.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

The STAT Team Tuesday Treasury Challenge is open to EVERYONE and not just team members so feel free to join us! This weeks theme is ‘DISCO,’ and remember that it can mean anything to you. This Challenge will run for 24 hours, your treasury must be created within that time frame and NOT before. Come back on Sunday to vote for your favourite one. The Winner of the Challenge will have their shop featured and showcased on the Team Blog as well as have their shop items included in every treasury for the next Team Challenge.

Here’s the rules for the Challenge:
1) Spread the love… Do NOT include an item from your own shop & only one item per shop please
2) Must include 5 STAT Team Members
3) Must include 1 item from the week before winners shop Mojo3777Creations
4) Must include 4 New shops (New shops = open for 2 months or less )
5) Must include 4 Undiscovered shops (Undiscovered shops = 20 sales or less)
6) The last 2 are up to YOU J
7) Include the tag STATTEAM
8) Include ‘STAT Team Challenge’ somewhere in your treasury title.
9) Include that you are participating in the STAT Team weekly treasury challenge somewhere in your treasury description with a link to our Team Blog http://www.statteam.blogspot.com/
10) Post your treasury’s URL here to enter in this weeks challenge!

Your Treasury created for the challenge MUST be created within the 24 hour day of the challenge which is every Tuesday.

It’s Thrilling Thursday Time!

It’s Thursday again, get ready to be thrilled with these Thumbs-up Treasures!

My first pick for this Thursday comes from Toocutecats on EtsytoocutecatsDiminutive and charming, like a miniature Court Bag you can carry in your hand. The interior, beautifully lined with Japanese Fabric, has a padded insert to protect all your pretty treasures.

My next pick for today comes from Phantasmphotography on Etsy I actually have some of this photographers fabulous work, and he is one of my absolute favorites! Phantasm Photography This photograph was taken in 2009 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. I used a filter and my Smena-7 to take the shot- which is what gives it that dreamy look. The view is inside the hotel lobby, looking up at the umbrellas that are suspended from a beautiful glass dome ceiling.

My next featured pick comes from my fondness of koi, a handmade treasure from Starless on Etsy StarlessThree tiny koi fish play among water lilies in a pond of swirling blue filigree, atop a little wooden box.

Who wouldn’t love some handmade fabric baskets like these from granatina on Etsy?!?!granatinaThese baskets/bins are made of a soft touch cotton and lined with cotton canvas. You can use these baskets for storing and organizing various small items like accessories, knitting yarn, bread rolls or any dry groceries – with my friend we just call them “universal baskets”. The natural colors combined with a touch of orange are carefully chosed to put in tune a corner of your home.

Celebrate the arrival of summer with these adorable bird houses from Retropops on Etsy
RetropopsHere’s an adorable set of pedestal birdhouses! I’ve painted them bright pink, robin’s egg blue and spring green. They stand on top of off-white wooden candle holders that are lightly distressed. These are super-cute and will look great on your mantle or table!
The tallest one stands 13.5″ and the other two are 11.25″ tall. They’re for indoor use only.

Brighten up your wrist with this beautiful Golden Cherry Swirl fused glass bracelet from Intothelight on Etsyinto the lightThis is such an elegant bracelet with rich vibrant colors that glow and shimmer even with the slightest nuance of light. There are eleven glass stones that have a crinklized dichroic glass layered over a black base. A clear glass with an etched dichroic pattern is used to cap each stone, giving them an amazing metallic like shine and allows the underlying glass to show through. Please view each of the photos to see how the glass changes in appearance in different light. Each glass piece is securely bonded to a high quality sterling silver plated link bracelet with a sturdy fold-over clasp.

My last pick is due to my love of shoes from Studiojellyfish studiojellyfishYUMMY CUPCAKES! These heels are so cute that everyone who sees them can’t help but think you are sweet too! If you are sweet and know it these heels are perfect for you!

Here are some thrilling treasuries created by some of the artists I featured today:

‘Shhh…whisper’ by IntoTheLight

A beautiful collection of soft & subtle colors that speak to you in a whisper; featuring STAT Team members and a few from my favorites list. There are all amazing!


Whisper – Fine Art Photo – 8…

$

Unique Flower Set of Three

$65.00

whispers of white, set of tw…

$24.00

$

Note Cards . BUTTERFLY . Blu…

$

Bracelet, Pearls, beads, pur…

$25.00

$

A Vintage Lace Style Streche…

$29.00

Cherry Blossom- an original …

$70.00

Gass Lampwork Floral Bookmar…

$

VALENTINE MINTS – Special Oc…

$30.00

$

LOVE….PINK Glittered Burla…

$22.00

White Lace Cuff – Metal Eyel…

$27.00

Lucky Safety pin – Item no.0…

$18.00

Original Painting – Abstract…

$160.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Feeling ___________’ by phantasmphotography

A collection of great items, from artists and shops I respect. Mostly dark and beautiful!


Set of 9 Black and White Day…

$14.50

SALE Vintage Reconstructed J…

$

Vintage Sterling Silver Sun …

$30.00

Lunar Landing Pod Tin Toy Ro…

$30.00

1930s Coin Silver Navajo Tur…

$120.00

Chainmail Wine Bottle Cozy

$75.00

Fab 4……Original Gaffiti …

$

Rotary dial, Polaroid series…

$15.00

AYVAZOVSKY OLD REPRODUCTION…

$45.00

vintage Pouva start camera

$45.00

Antique L.C. Smith and Bros …

$140.00

Names, date, or intials eng…

$15.00

One of a kind- Free shipping

$14.00

Vintage Kitchen King Scale

$32.00

Beards Are Sexy Tote Bag

$10.00

Ceramic Atlantic Puffin Scul…

$180.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.