Friday, January 30, 2009

I was featured in these treasuries today

In addition to my website / on-line store, I also have a shop on Etsy is a world-wide shopping venue for hand-crafted goods.  If you enjoy buying hand-made you may want to check Etsy out.

Etsy has a fun feature that both buyers and sellers can use to make "treasuries" of 12 items. Every day they pick a couple of these to be shown on Etsy's front page.  

Today I was featured in this treasury by abbasgirl on

View the This Treasury before it disappears.

AND this treasury by missyandme.

View This Treasury before it disappears.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Rachel of Rachel's Aprons

In my new blog I want to regularly feature some wonderful artists of hand-crafted goods.  I'm happy to introduce you to the first of these:  Rachel of Rachel's Aprons.  I found her wonderful, swirl pattern, spa facial scrubbies and pretty crochet washcloths in her store at   They are 100% cotton, hard-wearing and eco-friendly as well as beautiful and functional.  You can read a little more about Rachel and her shop below:

"My name is Rachel and I am a mom to 3 girls. I have been married 10 years and along with my Etsy shop I have a Blog  where I share ideas I use to home-school, cook with the kids and, of course, what is new in my shop.

I was 12 or 13 when my Aunt Gloria taught me to crochet. I love crocheting, but more importantly, I love creating functional and pretty things. It is my joyful time in the evening when I can crochet. My husband taught me the basics to sewing. I took it from there, but he can make quilts. I'm in awe. 

All the items in my shop were first inspired and made for someone in my life: the key fobs for my Aunt as she helps my disabled Uncle, the aprons for waitress friends who got tired of theirs' falling apart because they were made of thin material, the earrings for my daughters as Christmas presents, the crochet washcloths for myself and my kids to use both in the kitchen and bathroom, and the spa facial scrubbies for me as I suffer from adult acne and have sensitive skin.

Behind everything in my shop, there is a person it was made especially for: a person that gave it life. I hope that when people visit my shop they find something that is made especially for them or the person they are shopping for. I try to price things so that everyone can find something. That means I buy a lot of my material when it is on sale. I want everyone to be able to have something for themselves, even when times are tough."


Pearl & red coral necklace set


I'm starting a new feature on my website and blog called TODAY'S SPECIAL.  My goal is to change this every Tuesday or more often if the item sells.  Keep checking in for great deals.

My first featured item, the pearl and red coral necklace set above is $10 off just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Keishi pearl necklace set

This is my first attempt at blogging.  I thought I would give it a try by showing you one of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I have made.  It is a white keishi pearl necklace with premium quality keishi pearls interspersed with small round white pearls.  

Keishis are my favorite because they are real freshwater pearls shaped like flower petals.  These keishi pearls are especially large, lustrous and flattering to wear with almost anything.

Amy models this set for me in the photo above.  You can see how lovely it looks with a simple tank top and imagine it with a ball gown.  Find it in my store.