Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This weeks featured Artists

This week I'm featuring some very talented artists that deserve some spotlight. Please take a moment to check out these fabulous people and their shops. 

Sheltered - smoky quartz and gold leaf earrings:  $17.00

These are beautiful and perfect for fall. Sparkly, dangly, and feminine. 

Sheltered - smoky quartz, chain, and leaf  gold earrings

Jack O Lantern Bracelet: $15.00

Add a little spunk to your wardrobe this Halloween with this cute and fun pumpkin bracelet. Cute little Jack O Lantern faces will make your holiday attire special!

Autumn Warmth  (SOLD)

A lovingly hand crafted autumn inspired quilt by Alk Designs. This piece is currently sold, but such a magnificent piece I had to share this with everyone. 

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Keep the Pride

My wonderful fiance BJ has been making jewelry with me for the past three years - I'm sure I've mentioned this in the past - and he has made some incredibly beautiful pieces lately that I just have to share. This is our new "Pride" selection - which will be added to. 

Rainbow Crystal Choker: $28.00

Rainbow crystal choker

I especially love this piece because of how creative he was with the use of Swarovski crystals and the black glass spacer bars - he alternated the use of large and small to give it a more interesting look. The piece measures approximately 16"

Over the Rainbow Watch:  $45.00

Over the Rainbow Watch

Love this piece - beautiful watch with rainbow swarovski crystals and hematite. The piece is made on a firm flex stretch line that allows give for larger wrists. 

Dragonfly Rainbow Quartz necklace:  $22.00

Beautiful rainbow shades of dyed quartz crystal chips, hung together and separated by swarovski crystal gems. The sweet little dragon fly adds such a nice appeal to this piece. 

Additional Rainbow / Pride items will be added to the site, so please keep checking back for more listings! We try to list a few new items daily, to give a nice selection. We are also upgrading some of the existing listings with better photos. 

~*~*~* CONTEST *~*~*~

I will be holding a contest next week which I will be posting more details on later. I will be offering up one of my fabulous bracelets for free to a lucky winner. Pictures of the chosen bracelet will be posted next week.  The requirements to participate will be to view my shop, and post a comment on my blog under the designated posting which will be posted next week, with your favorite item. Names will be placed inside a container and a lucky name will be drawn and posted on Friday the 26th. 


Favorite recently posted item in my shop of the week is: 

Emerald river necklace and bracelet set:  $42.00

Emerald river necklace bracelet set

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Moving forward in all things great!

Well, our house inspection is complete! Everything pretty much came back A-Ok on the house, with the exception of the Radon test. The sellers will have to install a Mitigation system from the basement to filter out the ground gases. There are just some minor "house repairs" that we will handle on our own (reconnect a down spout, install a cover plate for an outlet, etc). So, we are still on schedule for moving into the new house by the end of the month! Yay! I'm so excited to finally have a HUGE work area for all my crafting habits! 

BJ and I were supposed to do a show in Brielle NJ this month. However, due to Hurricane Hanna it was cancelled. :( No rain date, and no refund. A little upset about that. However, we do have tons of new stock for our web store! Here are a few beauties that we were bringing to the show, but have now listed on line instead! 

Autumn Leaves Necklace:  $45.00

Autumn Leaves necklace
This piece my fiance made with a beautiful carved stone leave, and matched it with carnelian stone, goldstone, unakite, swarovski crystals, and glass. The piece is finished with a leaf toggle clasp. I think this piece is just stunningly beautiful. He truly has an eye for color combination, and is really proud of this piece. 

Fancy Girl Necklace:  $55.00

Fancy Girl necklace

This piece is so fun and funky. I took grey and orange blister pearls (dyed), and combined them with orange and purple glass brios, smokey quartz crystal, coral nuggets, and swarovski crystals. I LOVE how this came out. It reminds me of late fall when the leaves are scattered all over the ground, and the air is cool, and crisp. 

Oh Josephine bracelet:  $30.00

Oh Josephine bracelet

This piece was also made by my fiance. He's used beautiful glass dagger beads, foil lined pink seed beads, and dangled two facet cut heart Chalcedony stones to dangle from the wire ends. Bracelet is made from memory wire for easy wear. This piece is so flirty and fun, what girl wouldn't love it? 

Aside from making jewelry - I've also been working on some decorative art. I painted this on a paper craft bag for some lucky trick or treater!  Hand painted decorative Halloween bag:  $6.00

Trick or Treat Halloween bag

Hand Painted pumpkin photo album (leather): $12.00

Hand painted pumpkin photo album

Now, as always, there are MANY Etsian artists that I just absolutely adore. Here are some items that I've come across that I feel need a little spot light!

Lotus Tomato pincushion by - this pin cusion is just *too cute*. Such great hand made quality, and I just love the colors:

Lotus Tomato Pincushion

Pretty Girl Rose Blossom necklace by - this is absolutely stunning. This has been formed from clay, and mounted to hang from a chain. The artist of these beautiful roses truly has a gift - they look like once live roses that have been cast in glass. 

These earrings I purchased from and she is an AMAZING artist. These earrings are so gorgeous, the picture does not do them justice. I asked Kerri for a pair of earrings for my up coming wedding - and she accommodated and made me these beauties. If you are in the market for high quality sterling and gemstone, fancy and sophisticated jewelry - Kerri will amaze you with her talents!