Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Want This! #2 - Mardi Gras 2011

As Mardi Gras approaches, I have been scoping out goodies from some of my favorite Etsy sellers.  Here are a few of my favorites...

The first one is a pendant by Bee Tree by M.E.  I love her work.  Be sure to look around her store for more amazing clay work.

Click here to view it on Etsy!

The second item is from a lovely lady whom I met at the Oddmall.  I own one of her adorable "Knuckle Biters."  These "Wibbly Woos" are so cute!  Be sure to read her amazing descriptions.   They're very creative and entertaining.

Click here to view them on Etsy!

And the final item is simply exquisite!  I love all of the masks from Merimask, but this is probably my favorite:

Click here to view this mask on Etsy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fresh From Freshwater Designs

Hey all!  I'm just checking in to share two new listings I posted today.

I have had these incredible, handmade polymer pillows for years.  YEARS!  I don't know what took so long to use them.  I have looked at them virtually every time I've been in my workroom.  I just love how they go with the gunmetal chain and components.  They've finally found their home.  And the best part is that I have more!

The earrings below were a must for this beautiful day.  I enjoyed a walk with my little girl today and I was thinking about these great bee beads that I had received in a Christmas bead exchange. 



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Soft-Spoken, not Sugar-Coated

Life has been a little harsh and ugly for me lately.  And I have been anything but soft-spoken.  I think that's why I've been making such delicate, beautiful things.  It's no secret that making jewelry has always been my therapy.  I've really needed some beauty to balance the crud that's been recently filling my reality.  Sometimes I will look at the things I make and take great solace in the fact that my spirit has enough beauty in it to create something like this bracelet.

I have a boring little reason for wanting to make something in this color scheme.  A folder.  Yes, a folder.  I used to carry paperwork around in a folder that had these exact colors in a  fancy little pattern all over it.  I always thought, " I really need to make a bracelet in these tones."  It finally happened because I never forget things.  


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Want This! #1

 This is the first of my "I Want This" posts.  I thought it would be appropriate to begin with a seller whom I already know to be top-notch!

Meow Kiki Clothing is the name of a handmade clothing company run by a very young and very talented entrepreneur named Heather Cummings.  I have 5 of her incredible items already.  And if money wasn't so tight these days, I would be buying this in a heartbeat!  My sister-in-law made a skirt from the same fabric once and I have always loved it.  When I saw this dress, my eyes popped out of my head for a second.  The harness is a separate piece that I am also coveting.


And here is a photo of one of my already purchased items.  I wear these pants often.  

Friday, February 4, 2011

AntiquiTea is My Home

I have officially taken over the display case at AntiquiTea Tearoom and Gift Shop (http://www.AntiquiTeaTearoom.com). I swear it wasn't a hostile takeover!

I spent a couple of hours setting up my display after having lunch with Ivy, my sweet baby girl. She's only 4 but she is such an "old soul." The two of us often go there and visit my Mom, the proprietor of AntiquiTea. Or, as Ivy calls her, "Mum Mum Patty."

I am happy knowing that my things are on display in such a beautiful place. I took some pictures there today...but forgot to take any of my display. Haha. Next time. Meanwhile, here are a couple of shots of Mom's gorgeous Valentine's decor.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Featured Seller #1 - Fizzyclaret

Welcome to my first featured seller post!  I come across amazing talent and many kind folks in my internet travels.  I feel it's high time I started focusing on them.  I am gaga for polymer clay creations, so my first of these will focus on a new friend with a flair for working with this tricky medium.

My very first featured artist is the lovely Caroline of Nuneaton, UK.  Her Etsy shop is:
Fizzyclaret: One of a Kind Miniature and Unusual Art Items

The story begins with my endless search for polymer clay roses.  When I came across Caroline's work, I was blown away.  In a hurry, with no time to explore her Etsy shop, I sent her a message to ask if she did custom orders.  Her reply was fast and extremely friendly.  It was that warm reply that made me even more eager to check out her other items.  I bought these beauties about 10 minutes ago:

Aren't they precious?  I also purchased one other item from her.  I am not going to post it here because it's a gift and I know the recipient will be reading.  That's no problem since there are plenty of other incredible items for me to show you.  Here are some of my favorites:

Miniature Bird on a Teapot

Heart Full of Roses Pendant
Tribal Warrior Golden Horse Pendant

I will be doing a follow up post about Caroline when I receive my items!  In the meantime, I hope you will visit her shop and check out all the beautiful things available there. 

Thanks for reading.  :-]