Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Birthday Gift With Purchase In My Etsy Shop!

Starting Wednesday August 26 - Sunday August 30th, I will be giving away a cupcake charm or a Copper Cherry Blossom charm with the purchase of any 3 or more bangle bracelets!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's All About Cupcakes This Week.

To be perfectly honest I have never really given cupcakes much thought. Yeah they're pretty to look at and good to eat, but- WOW! It's like a whole other sub-culture of cupcake fanatics! I have come across items from vintage signs of stay at home moms baking cupcakes to big pink frosty cupcake tattoos and jewelry too! It's amazing how much love is out there for cupcakes!.

So, In honor of my daughters 2nd birthday, I have decided to hop on the "sweet baking train" with a cupcake feature! I went on a cupcake hunt on Etsy and Artfire and found many, many cupcakes! I am only featuring 12 artist though there were many more.

Aren't these cupcakes great! I had a so much fun doing this feature! I was able to meet more great Etsy and Artfire artisans and show people I know personally, all the great handmade gifts one can find with the click of a button. I found so many cupcake items that I could have done a cupcake feature every week this month! Hmm that's an idea for the future!!

I want to thank all the Etsy and Artfire Artist that allowed me to feature them! (In photo order) Cutiepatooties1, Girliebows Twhittlechips, Geminiartworks, Drumchick99, Jonasillustration, Dingbatpress, Myshabbyheart, Oliveandollie, Relaxingzen, Spoiledbratzwear, and Orangyredink.

They all have great shops and products that are great gifts for children, friends or even yourself. I personally will be buying something special this week for my daughter and I !!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August is a great month!

In honor of my daughters birthday this month, I have decided next weeks feature will be all about cupcakes!! I am still rounding up all things cupcakes by Artisans on Etsy and Artfire.

My contribution to the cupcake theme is this "Birthday Cupcake" with my daughters birthstone! Just made it today for me to wear at her party!! It is a combination of brass and sterling silver with a 3mm peridot faceted gemstone.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Work in Progress

I am in the middle of making a necklace and thought I would show the progress...
Two different views. The branch will be a clasp.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New hairpin

Tell me what you think... I think I may like it with a regular copper finish or all sterling silver!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday - Featured Items of the Week

This weeks featured items are from: TheBlueDaisy

I found Gail of, TheBlueDaisy in one of the forums on Art Fire. I liked her avatar and so it pulled me into her shop! Although my craft is in metal and wood, I can't resist anything that is cute and functional. Just look at these cute pin cushions! They almost look like cupcakes to me! My favorite is the red daisy cushion. It reminds me of cherry blossoms, go figure. I also like the idea of the scissor fob that doubles as a small pin cushion!. I can tell by Gail's photos that her craftsmanship is top notch. The close-up details of her stitching explains it all.

Pin cushions have sure come a long way from the old red tomato cushions!! I may have to update my pin's home!!

TheBlueDaisy can be found on Etsy as well as Art Fire