Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Private Label Mineral Makeup

If you are a lover of mineral makeup, as I am ,please take a look at Kelli Peterson's wonderful shop. All her products are made from pure natural minerals and are excellent for your skin. You can even sleep in this makeup without worry. If you have never tried mineral makeup before, Kelli makes it easy with her sample pacs. Read more about how to use the makeup on her blog.

Mineral Magic

I am a big fan of Mineral makeup and love this shop. Kelli Peterson's shop is so pleasing to the eyes. I love her choice of avatars and her photos are great. Mineral makeup is great for the skin and the only kind I use. I plan to try this brand very soon. Please read what she has to say about her shop.

"I take great pride in my makeup line and guarantee 100% satisfaction. Mineral makeup is pure, crushed minerals from the earth, that improves your skin condition. It provides an SPF (sun protection factor) of up to 20, depending on how much you apply. It is an anti-inflamatory for your skin, as well. My makeup does NOT contain bismuth oxychloride, which is kin to arsenic, and is most likely the reason for skin discomfort and bad skin reaction.Since these minerals are 100% pure, bacteria cannot be supported and there is no expiration date. There is also virtually no allergy risk. It won't clog your pores and is used as a mineral supplement for your skin.I am married with one child and live in Pennsylvania. I went to Rutgers University for purchasing and finance, and Manatee College for radiography. I am also a licensed cosmetologist.I have recently added my son, Timmy to my store. He's nine, has autism (is high-functioning), and has made smelly jellies, aroma ice beads and more.I am teaching him about business and how to manage his money. He's worked very hard on his products. Please see his work in the Made By Timmy/Awareness Section of my store."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kitchen Chic

Want to look glamorous when you greet your guests? Check out this frilly apron by Mommy and Me Boutique. Your little assistant will look equally charming in her coordinating pattern. This charming boutique features aprons, girls dresses, baby items,bows and more. don't forget to take a look at her blog.

Mommy and Me

The Holidays are approaching very quickly and with them the delicious smell of chocolate chip cookies and other treats baking in the oven. Mommy and Me Boutique offers darling aprons for all you cookie bakers and your littlest assistants. What a great gift idea. Please read her bio.

"Designer fabrics, beautiful trims and ribbons are the materials I love to work with to bring you items that you can be proud to purchase and enjoy using. Loving care and personal expression are put into each one. Aprons for adults and children are my speciality. Whether it be cooking or entertaining, these aprons are designed for today's mother and child to show off their own sense of style; you can be sure "these are not your mother"s aprons."All work is done in a pet free and smoke free environment. Thank you for taking time to view "Mommy and Me Boutique"."

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mixed Media

I just love the ethereal quality of these two pieces. Karen's beautiful collages and media combinations certainly reflect how talented she is!

Chalk Hill Studio

Meet Karen Jinks, artist extraordinaire who specializes in stationary, gifts, and accessories forweddings and christenings. read her profile below.
My name is Karen, I'm mum to two beautiful children and a professional artist and illustrator from the UK. I love to create and have trouble deciding what to do so I usually end up trying to a bit of everything from painting to jewellery making and crochet, which is why I opened an esty shop. Here you will find my artwork, prints and cards,my crafts and jewellery can be found in my new shop opening soon My main website is which is where I sell my stationery and gifts for those special moments in our lives! To see what goes on in my life visit my blog."

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Plenty of Sparkle!

I found it very difficult to choose items to feature from Phyllis Mufson's etsy shop because I loved them all. These stunning pieces are classy and timeless. Please enjoy browsing through Phyllis' shop.

Personal Treasures

Today I am featuring the wonderful shop of Phyllis Mufson. Please read her bio below:

"Welcome to Personal Treasures, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry. My intention in creating these pieces is that they are beautiful, well constructed and comfortable to wear. If you like Personal Treasures, but want something more simple and casual, please visit my other ETSY store Mufi Jewels at Jewelry is a hobby that has grown into a business. I love everything about it; shopping for stones, designing and working out the kinks in designs, and helping people choose the pieces they will enjoy the most. I hope you enjoy the results.My jewelry is also sold in stores and at private parties. If you’re interested in carrying this work in your store or hosting a jewelry party please email me.In addition to making jewelry, I’m also a career, creativity and small business coach and workshop leader who works primarily with creative people. You can learn more about me, Phyllis Mufson, and my practice at
My blog where I write about other artists and designers and about the creative process is at

Friday, October 26, 2007

Phone Home

Creative Sundries has a plethora of vintage, interesting items. I was a big fan of the movie, E.T. which is why I chose this necklace to feature.

Just love this soap too!
To see and read more about this interesting shop check Sarah and Carol's blog.

Creative Sundries

Today I am featuring the shop Creative Sundries. Creative Sundries is a wonderful place to buy truly special items . Please read what Sarah and Carol Eshelman have to say about themselves here: "We are a mother-daughter/friend-friend team in Minnesota. We love being part of Etsy! We specialize in vintage treasures and unusual ephemera, as well as handmade ATCs, notecards, crocheted cuffs, and jewelry. Thank you for visiting our shop!

*We add new items, both vintage and handmade, very frequently!

*We have very reasonable shipping rates."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stack em Up!

I adore stacked rings and bracelets. These beautiful creations by Linda Chandler combine different metals, designs,and textures. Please visit Linda's shop to see more of her incredible work.

Jewelry by Linda

Linda Chandler's beautiful jewelry is sure to impress you and make you want to see more of her work. Please read what this talented artisan says about herself. "

"My passion is creating unique pieces of jewelry. I eat, sleep, drink, shop and dream of making jewelry.Linda Chandler began making jewelry even as a child and grew up designing and handcrafting one of a kind pieces. She is inspired from designs of nature to basic functional pieces and combines the two into literal works of art. Linda is a master craftsman in many facets of jewelry making. Whether it be silversmithing intricate filigree designs, weaving wire into almost impossible patterns or stone setting, her foremost enjoyment comes from the design to finish of her amazing pieces. Linda has been a vendor on Etsy for well over a year and finds it a welcome change from The traditional Art Show scene that she spent many years taking part in. She feels that Etsy is a wonderful and lucritive avenue in which to share your designs, meet fellow artisans, and share tips and techniques.
Author of "Woven Wire Jewelry" & "Getting Started Making Jewelry".

My Web Sitehttp: I love to share."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fairy Dust

I have never seen glitter like this before. It is German glass glitter and is one of the many treasures in WanderlustNpixiedust's interesting shop. The flowered pillow caught my eye too and would be a lovely addition to someone's home. Please read more about Valerie on her blog.

Wustanderlust and Pixie Dust

I just love the name of this shop and have been looking forward to writing this feature. Come have fun in Valerie Mungia's shop. Please read what the she tells us about herself:

"I love antique and vintage everything. Clothing, jewelry, linens, textiles, anything beveled, books, ephemera, you name it. The older the better. In my spare time I like to dabble in all things crafty. I've recently begun a blog of my own where I love to share bits and pieces of the buried treasure I've collected over the years. Check it out if you have the time: In advance, welcome to my world..."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome to Paradise!

Everyone has a place they consider to be paradise. Mine is the beach and that is why I chose the handmade sign above as my favorite. Joanne uses Belizian wood for these custom signs. They are so cheerful and colorful. A sign like this would be perfect for anyone's paradise. Her paintings are equally delightful.

Pamper Yourself

Pamper yourself with one of BJ Adorments beautiful necklaces. Take a look at her shop for more wonderful designs and jewerly sets. read more about this tlaented artist on her blog.

BJ Adornments

I am featuring the beautiful and unusual jewelry of BJ rounds . Please read her bio:

"Welcome to my Shop! Settle in and browse through my many handcrafted, one-of-a-kind necklace sets with all quality components ~ Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gemstones, wood, sterling silver, shell and freshwater pearls. There is quite a variety to fit every occasion and style! All sets consist of a necklace and matching earrings; some also include a bracelet. If you wish to have a matching bracelet, just let me know and I will make one for you and advise of the additional cost. Accuflex, known for it's strength and durability, is used in all but a few of my creations, such as the use of leather, organza,or chain. All earrings are sterling silver or gold filled. Extender chains for all my jewelry are available upon request.Member of AJC (Art Jewelry Collective), JET (Jewelry on Etsy Team) and SRAJD (Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer #0517).

Coconut Palm Designs

Today I am featuring Joanne's wonderful shop Coconut Palm Designs. Here you will find lovely paintings and custom signs. The red tree in the picure reminds me so much of my favorite tree in front of my home. Pease read her bio:

"I am a Canadian living in Belize, Central America and also a graphic designer. Woodworking and sign design is my newest crafting passion but art has been in my blood since birth.Sign making has turned into a great outlet for my creative energies and finally I am using my graphic design training for something exciting.Please feel free to contact me if you have a particular sign you would like me to make for you."

I've just started a new blog.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Personality Plus Boutique

Today I am featuring the wonderful shop of Adrienne Nielsen and her mother, Charlotte Butler. Please read her bio below:
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I'm not sure how I did it, but I gave myself the etsy name of AdrienneN, but this site is definately "Personality Plus Boutique"!I am dedicated to bringing you unique, quality embroidered gifts at an unbeatable price! I LOVE to customize orders so if you want something specific let me know and I will let you know what I can do. All of our orders are completed in a smoke free, pet free home where we will give your items our highest quality treatments!I also offer bulk pricing, so if you have a group that want the same product (it still can be personalized with their name!) then let me know and I'll get you a quote.Check out my blog for my MANY options on what you can do with our products!

Full of Personality

These adorable bags are certainly full of personality and perfect gift items. I love personalized items and think that the beach towel is wonderful too. Adrienne also personalizes burping cloths, blankets, and baptism cloths .

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hot Diggity Dog !

This Alaskan born multi-talented artist does amazing things with marbleing and color. I fell in love with the two scarves below. The velvet one could be worn with so many colors and is so luxurious. Jodi also does beautiful marbleized lamp shades, paper, shirts and ties as well as jewelry. You will enjoy her very ineresting shop.


Today I am featuring Jodi Hughes, an artist who does amazing things with color and design. This is what she tells us about herself:

"The Alaska Hot Doggies boutique focuses on hand marbled items, including both textiles and paper. I also occasionally dabble in jewelry. The shared motivation for all pieces is color. Depending on the time of year, the material may change but the focus will always be the same.... COLOR! COLOR!! COLOR!!Alaska Hot Doggies is a proud member of the Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team. "

Please read more about Jodi on her blog.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Here's Looking at You Kid

Becki of Entyqua not only makes lovely jewelry, but also does delightful handmade cards such as this one. Here's Looking at You Kid sports a tiny mirror on the top of the card and would be perfect to send for many occassions. See Becki's wonderful shop for jewelry,cards,and gift boxes. Read more about Becki on her blog. Becki has some exciting news . She just opened a new shop featuring paintings and other decor.

Becki's Designs

Today I am feturing Becki Rasmussen. Please read Becki's bio below:

" I make both costume and genuine stone/metal jewelry as well as finish Jewelry boxes, card making and other paper crafts and coming soon I will be doing clothing as well! I have a lot of creative outlets For my Jewelry: I use a lot of natural stones and beads for my creations, my favorite being wood and gemstones. I also love to use pearls weather they are freshwater or faux pearls have a very elegant feel to them and always and a touch of class to every piece they are used in! All my jewelry designs are Hand made with care a love. Also you will always find each piece is very unique and will never be recreated. If you need a necklace or bracelet made to a certain size please specify during checkout, if I have the extra materials I can make the changes! I also LOVE to do custom work! I love to share ideas with others to come to a creation that might not be with out two great minds working together! For the Finished Jewelry BoxesI LOVE to paint I love to decorate I love to take something ordinary Like a plain unfinished wooden box and make it dazzle. These are one of my favorites of my hobbies. They come to me from a craft store plain dull and wood colored and ends up with color and flair and style I love the transformation! For the paper craftsI am a scrapper I will always be a scrapper I have so much scrap I don’t know what to do with it! SO I make cards and other paper related crafts! I wish I had enough time to do this more than I do! For the clothing COMING SOON!! Can’t

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Perfect for Halloween

All you Halloween lovers out there may find this the perfect pendant to wear for this upcoming holiday. The earrings below are my favorite colors, so I just had to include these too!

Read more about Michelle on her blog.


What a great shop name for this talented lady. I know when you take a look at Michelle's great work, you will add her shop to your list of favorites. Here is what she says about herself in her bio.

"I'm Shoozles, it's a nick name that goes way back and stuck with me so now it is my company name. I am an artist/jewelry maker, former graphic designer mother of triplets. I have made all kinds of jewelry for over 17 years now, clay, poly clay, paper, plastic that includes shrink plastic and the friendly plastic kind but nothing compares to fusing glass. Of the 17 years in jewelry I have fused glass for 7 of those years now. My fusing anniversary just came up HA! I never get tired of creating ART for people to wear, just makes me happy. If you asked me what my greatest job has ever been I would tell you it is being a mom to my 3, 11 yr old boys. They are the reason I work from my home now and gave up that high pressure advertising and design job :) No regrets I tell ya!I did ebay for over 4 years and I am proud to say I have 100% feedback, but I am glad I have ebay behind me and have found a place here that loves the artist in me.I hope you will be happy with the things I have here please feel free to ask questions, I also do custom work as well. I love to have contact with my customers.Thanks so much for looking."


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Color Me Red

While gazing longingly at Beth Alexander's etsy shop, I decided I was in a red mood today. Here are my favorites. Beautiful, don't you agree?


I am featuring Cryztalvisions today on the 90 day challenge. Please read what this very creative and talented artist writes about herself.

"I have been fascinated by crystals and stones for as long as I can remember. I had some wonderful teachers during my childhood who passed on their love of nature, geology, crystals and gemstones. I come from a long line of artistic souls on my father's side of the family. My great grandmother was an amazing artist who left behind some amazing oil paintings. She also painted and fired china, she had an fantastic eye for detail and could paint tiny pictures small enough to fit on a thimble. My father was a well rounded artist and crafts person and spent many years teaching art in the public school system.I've been creating unique pieces of jewelry for almost 20 years now, and I'm still excited by the process and I have an almost insatiable appetite for learning new techniques of the craft. Along the way I have also been drawn to studying and practicing various energy healing arts, like Reiki, chakra balancing, Earth based energy medicine, shamanic practices, and Angel Therapy. I have found combining my love of minerals, my artistic eye and skill in the jewelry fabrication and design, along with my heightened sensitivity to energies creates a powerful synergy. I love to immerse myself in the creative process and I'm fascinated when some pieces seem to magically design themselves. I am pleased to share my passion with you here.I delight in creating these pieces! Each one is unique, with its own energy that I feel as I work with the materials. They transport me to a place of deep knowing, relaxation and happiness as I work. My special pieces not only look wonderful when worn, but also carry with them the special healing energies of each gemstone or crystal. My work is a constant exploration of the interconnectedness of man and nature.What's with the "Z" in Cryztalvisions? You may ask? It's an homage to one of my wonderful teachers who pronounced crystals: "creezzztals"You can see my most recent creations in my flickr photo stream.
Also be sure to stop by my online store:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lovely Loops

These exquisite pieces by Kalikat caught my eye due to the amazing techniques used to create them and the timeless design. Please see many more pieces that are equally as exciting and lovely at .


Catherine Marche has trained in jewellery at Central St Martins and Hatton Gardens, in London. Mom of 2, she says: "I keep sane by painting and illustrating Fashion, jewelry-making and dreaming about all the things I will create in the near future".Check our Kalikat's blogs at Kalicat Designs and Le Miel et les Bonbons.
She has always been creative and is also a talented artist and illustrator whose work has been published in magazines, used in advertising and in Fashion shows.You can see some of her artworks on her website .She is very curious in nature and likes to expreiment with new ideas, designs and materials all the time.

Simple Elegance

Here are two of my favorite pieces by Coquito Designs. The earrings are lapis on gold vermeil and the necklace is hammered silver with with faceted gold vermeil beads on a delicate beaded chain.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Coquito Designs

Today I will feature Kristen's shop Coquito Designs. Please read her bio below:

Kristen Berge could tell you that she’s an office administrator who daydreams about pairing moonstone with garnet; she could tell you that she’s a self-taught jewelry designer whose tactile tendencies lead her away from digital photography and into jewelry design; that she has often found herself pondering the finer differences between toggle and lobster clasps; or that her husband doesn’t only make a mean pasta primavera but a magnificent business partner. But why go to all the trouble when she can best sum herself up with two words: Bead. Addict.
The colors. The textures. The shapes. Berge has yet to meet a bead she couldn’t love. From perusing the local shops to browsing the conventions and shows, Berge’s design process is as much about the compulsion, er. . .experience of selecting her beads as it is about crafting them.
With her “where the mood (and beads) take me” approach, Berge’s designs run the gamut from the sedate and earth-toned to the effervescent and bright-colored. The unifying element? The spiritedness with which they were created and the ability each piece has to speak directly, and intimately, to the woman with whom they belong.

Hippos from Down Under and Minnie Mouse

Are you wondering what Minnie Mouse and hippos have to do with these pictures? These are the creative names Anne Dundas has given her beautiful beads. The red ones are called Minnie Mouses Shoes and the purple ones are called Hippos in my Bathtub.

Anne Dundas

Today I am featuring Anne Dundas, who is one verry talented lady. Read her bio below to find out about all her wonderful offerings. Need a business card? Contact Anne and shewill make a custom card suited to your needs.

"Hi! From Sydney, Australia!! I have been creating jewellery since early 2004. It quickly became a passion which helped fill the time while caring for my mum who has MS. Jewellery then lead me to the wonderful world of lampwork beads. Yet another way to play with colours. It's such a thrill to play with molten glass watching it flow and form beautiful objects.I also spend my time designing business cards, etc for other jewellery designers. If you'd like to check them out, you can find my designs at:

My Blog:"

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Put a Smile on your Face

Yaslani's unique and exciting works of art will certainly put a smile on your face. Please read her bio below and visit her wonderful shop at Give yourself plenty of time to visit because her shop has many wonderful offerings. It will be hard for you to choose!


This is what Yaslani says about her life and work. Read more on her blog,

"I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore and then moved to Los Angeles where I studied Fine Art -Painting at Otis Art Institute. Before long I found myself back in New Jersey where I detoured from art for a while and settled into a normal life fully stocked with a corporate job. Turns out normal isn’t for me. Making things is an addiction. A packrat by nature, I believe all items have a second life and I love using recycled items and supplies that are gentle to the environment. My work consists of bamboo pendants and mixed media paintings. I use found objects, bamboo, ephemera, old paper, acrylic, goauche, pencils, pens, ink, glitter… and anything else within my grasp. I’m influenced by pop culture, color, music, animals, fashion, movies, magazines and too many artists to mention. There are no heavy messages in my work. I consider my art to be an aesthetic conversation. A lovely chat between friends sometimes relaying a story or an inside joke. The only judgement I make with my art is “am I feeling this or not.” The “not” pile gets recycled for another day.Yaslani is the brainchild for all my creative outlets. There is so much more I plan to do. There are so many more beautiful conversations I plan to have and I’m still planning my escape from normal. Stay tuned."

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Labor of Love

These stunning pieces require incredible skill, patience and love.

A Rose by Name

I just had the pleasure of visiting Anna's etsy shop was awed by her exquisite beading work. Her labor intensive bracelets and necklaces are so delicate and creative. She also carries beaded candleholders and other accessories. Her is Ana's bio.

Make sure to visit her blog as well.

"I am a self-employed wife and mother of two teenage daughters. I enjoy beading and find that it is my therapy for stress!My daughters and I first tried beading many years ago. Over the years, the beads have gotten smaller and the designs more intricate. Although my girls no longer bead, they enjoy wearing the pieces that I have created. My youngest creates cards. She thoroughly enjoys creating the original greeting cards that you will find here in my shop. She will also create custom cards...just let us know your preferences!"

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ren Adams

Today I am featuring Ren Adams who does exquisite artwork in in Chinese brush painting, oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Please read what she says about her work below:

"I am located in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA).I offer fun, philosophical, and intriguing artwork and crafts--for the discerning (and playful) collector. I work in a variety of mediums: mixed media assemblages, pencil, marker, acrylic, Chinese brush painting, watercolor, oil pastel, pen & ink, etc. I find something special and engaging about each artistic method and I take every medium seriously.I enjoy the local and online arts communities. Long live the arts!

About Ren Adams

I've been doing artwork my entire life (even scribbled in my own baby book) and for me, it's more than a "hobby" or "job" it's a state of mind and a fulfilling pathway. I can't NOT do it. I simply must. If I'm not drawing, painting, or otherwise expressing myself (however badly), I'm not in harmony with everything around me.Art is a sensation, a sense of humor, a sense of elation, a tantalizing window... it's pure energy, pure thought, and pure darkness, and pure light.I explore themes, people, and places that intrigue me...I'm also a Taoist and a lot of my artwork reflects my spiritual pathway (the art of compassion, simplicity, and patience). I practice Qi Gong meditation and enjoy artists who aren't afraid to be themselves."

Plastic Pumpkin

It was very hard for me to choose from Plastic Pumpkin's gorgeous works of art because I liked so many of them. I have always been a big fan of Chinese brush painting and Ren has mastered this technique so well. Please visit her shop at and have a feast for the eyes. You can read more about her on

Thursday, October 11, 2007

That's Headley

That's Headley! Jewelry Designs is about a journey in wearable art in semiprecious gemstones, wire, and glass. Color, texture, balance, and richness are my design goals. I've been "beading" since junior high, and for the last couple of years have expanded my use of wire wrapping. I've also added silversmithing to my techniques. Silver is always bona fide sterling at the least, and sometimes fine (99.9% pure) silver. I rarely make two pieces alike, because I like to have fun wearing jewelry, and seeing myself coming and going is not fun! Sometimes, though, when something comes out especially wonderful, I might make just a few to share the fun. I love to do custom work, too, so if you have something inspirational you would like to have a custom piece to wear with or to, send me a picture or description of what you would like, and we can be creative together!My blog, where I put my newest creations and comment on life, the creative process, and other fabulous Etsy artists can be found at

Bold and Beautiful

These stunning pieces are feaured on The purple bracelet below is definitely going on my list of favorites. Please read Thatsheadley's bio above and check out her blog at