An artisan jewelry journey in color, texture and fun. Beaded jewelry with handcrafted sterling silver is my focus and joy.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

What an amazing day for me on
Etsy! I am in four - count 'em - four Treasuries! For those unfamiliar with the concept, "treasuries" on Etsy are user-selected lists of 12 items they found especially beautiful. Sometimes they follow a theme, or a specific color scheme, and they last for about two days, with only 150-170 lists available to view at any one time. To make it into four at once is just unbelievable. Also, the front page of Etsy shows items for sale, and is most often taken from one of the Treasury lists - it all adds up to a lot of free advertising and exposure. Sweet. We'll see if one of these actually makes it to the front page.

Thanks to PearsonMaron, jenniestephensart, giftbearer, and sakurakittycreatives for liking something of mine enough to take the time to include it in their beautiful lists.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Berrysprite on Etsy

This week's special is all about a wonderful seller on Etsy that my daughter just loves - berrysprite. She makes just about the cutest amigurumi creatures you have ever seen. I think if I were to let her, Mackenzie would buy out the store. Check out some of Mackenzie's favorites in the sidebar. Too cute!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I feel like a real artist - three of my pieces are currently on exhibit at the Springfield Art Association's Emerging Artists show. There is a lot of wonderful art on display there from students who attend their classes (see here for their summer schedule - boo hoo, I'll be moved to Texas by the time these classes start up again.)

Two of the pieces are currently for sale on Etsy (Gaia and Sedona), and one (Shopgirl) I'll list when the show is over June 9.

Monday, May 14, 2007

There are so many fabulous artists on Etsy. Beginning this week, I'd like to introduce you to the ones I call my favorites. I'll post their shops, their blogs, if they've got one, and some of the wonderful creations in the margins as a mini display. Let me know if you like them too. Better yet, give them a visit and your patronage. Buy Handmade!!

My first is Enthral, who makes absolutely fabulous jewelry. She's a kindred spirit with me in her love of vintage buttons and beautiful wire work in her pieces. She's all about eco-considerate art, recycling and re-using materials to make beautiful new creations - how fabulous!

You can see her Etsy shop at Enthral, and her blog at Enthral's blog. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Found a fun little sign generator via my Flickr Group - One of a Kind -

check it out:

Isn't it cute? Make your own at