Gifts of the New Year

The new year has brought many surprises – from a stomach flu that conquered our entire family to burst water pipes all over the yard (in Arizona, freezing nights combined with plastic drip systems = homeowner’s nightmare!)

But the new year has brought some lovely gifts as well. Today I’d like to share some early 2015 features that have been published about my shop — at risk of blowing my own trumpet! (Please pardon the elephant pun…)
Turquoise Inspired Feature on ElephantBeads
The first feature began as a convo in my Etsy inbox, asking if I would like having one of my beaded rings featured in an online magazine. Of course, I was flattered, and said “Yes!” And then I forgot all about it – until I noticed my shop was getting views from Handmade-Jewelry-Club.com, and I went to check it out. Sure enough, there was the article, with one of my favorite seed bead rings featured!

The next feature also began as a simple convo – this time from one of my favorite Etsy suppliers, Ralph Helmrich, from UnkamenSupplies. For years I have been using artisan-crafted findings in copper and niobium from his shop. He asked if I would be interested in being profiled in his weekly blog, and I said “heck yes!” I provided him with a write-up for that one – mostly cribbed from the bio in my shop. The profile in the UnkamenSupplies Blog is one of my favorites of all time. Ralph did a beautiful job with the photo montage, and since the article appeared, I have enjoyed being a regular reader of his blog. I’ve learned many great tips and tricks about working with different metals!

Take a mysterious journey…

What a fantastic quilt of visual imagery, pulled together in a rare Etsy treasury that has become a whole greater than any one of its parts! I’m honored to have my tiger necklace included in this tapestry!

‘The Mysterious Gypsy’ by cidezines

Gaze into the sentiments of a free spirit. All of these pieces deserve an extra peek. This is a compilation of breathtaking charms and images that make these stony treasures pop.

Purple Jadeite and Silver Pendant Necklace Handmade - mywifesstudio Moonlight Over Spring - limited edition very large, giclee print of original batik - amityfarmbatik Turquoise pendant in sterling silver plated setting and turquoise hand beaded necklace with silver plated bicone and heishi beads - JewelrybyIshi Original Fine Art Oil Landscape Palette knife Painting Impasto textured Red Leaves by Elizabeth Elkin - trueartstudio
ORIGINAL 22in x 30in Watercolor Psychedelic Cala Lillies by Eddie de la Barca - samanthapayntr Chunky necklace, gemstone necklace, tiger necklace, beaded necklace - ElephantBeads Maria Island, Saint Lucia - 2012 - djeanbaptiste Cornflower Blue Faceted Chalcedony and Matte Gold Chandelier Earring Blue Chalcedony Gemstone, Blue Stone, Ocean Blue,  Aqua Gemstone - JewelstoTreasure247
Sterling silver wire wrapped, rose quartz ring - sierralovejoy Pastel Spring Flower Photograph, Macro Flower Photo, Neutral Decor Wall Art, Floral Home Decor, Pastel Pink Flower Art Print - MarascaPhotography Stonified Bracelet - flowingwiththeWIND Art print, moon and sun, 8"x10" PRINT,"RICE PADDIES" - coriehinton
SALE 25% Off, refund same day as purchase Photographs, Home Decor, Wall Art....The Silvery Moon ...5x7 archival Fine Art Giclee print - ImagineStudio Purple Speckle Stone Pendant with Crystal Clear Bead accent and Wire Wrapped - HeatherGaleaDesigns Autumn leaves, Canadian forest, fall decor, burnt orange, harvest gold, woodland print, walk in the woods - Fall 8x10 - bomobob Natural Labradorite Gold Ring-Labradorite Ring - Blue Labradorite - Stacking Rings-30-50% OFF Sale-Mothers Day - Invitrus

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Sunday morning treasures…

My peppermint garden ring – one of those I created while meandering in another time zone – is featured in this lovely treasury. See my post “Meandering as an art form” for more on how this ring was created.

Sunday Morning’ by SchneiderGallery


Sailor Tote Bag – B…

$48.00

Neon Rainbow Glass …

$44.00

Peppermint Garden -…

$10.00

Turquoise Bracelets…

$39.00

sterling silver rin…

$28.00

Cream lacy capelet

$75.00

Designer Ice Cream …

$25.00

Mint Mint Mint – Sh…

$6.00

Samoyed Puppy / Min…

$19.00

Soy Candle Ceramic …

$16.00

Handmade GLASS Butt…

$48.00

Three Olives Vodka …

$16.00

Children’s Art…

$18.00

Upcycled Cotton Tsh…

$10.00

iphone Case, iphone…

$34.99

Quilted Camera Case…

$15.00

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Fruit Flavored Mother’s Day Gifts

Lovely rich colors and great selections for moms!

‘Fruit Flavored Mother’s Day Gift Guide- Under 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 75, 100’ by TotallyToTheT

Mother’s Day gift guide, fruit involved or fruit inspired. Think mom’s apple pie. Yum!100% Etsy DListers! 100% truly authentic handmade items!


Mother’s Day – …

$3.50

Wire crochet neckla…

$26.50

Crochet Fruit Baske…

$16.00

No Gluten Pecan Pie…

$10.25

Knitting Project Ba…

$15.00

Apple Green – Malay…

$48.00

Felted laptop sleev…

$65.00

Garnet and RoseGold…

$46.00

Cat Card-Cezanne…

$5.00

Big Apple Pillow Ca…

$30.00

Peach pearl leather…

$40.00

B&W Pedestal Platte…

$22.03

SALE Strawberry Mar…

$10.00

1960’s Vintage …

$60.00

Mother’s Day Ca…

$4.00

Pink Mother’s D…

$18.00

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Thirsty for lime sherbet!

The greens in this treasury positively CLINK with the sound of ice cubes in summer! Enjoy more Mother’s Day possibilities:

‘Lime love’ by ikve

Because lime equals fresh!


Hemp Twine, Green -…

$5.98

Reserved for Tara…..

$51.00

Spring – lime perid…

$29.95

Working Kodak Brown…

$45.00

Japanese Washi Tape…

$4.00

Lime green earrings…

$18.50

All Natural Organic…

$11.99

Handmade wire wrapp…

$45.50

Chartreuse Dinosaur…

$25.00

Lime Party Drink Ki…

$6.95

Keep Calm and Trave…

$10.80

Coconut Lime Soap H…

$5.75

Pollen, necklace wi…

$75.00

25% OFF lime aura q…

$7.50

Fused Glass Coaster…

$42.00

Green Tea and Lime …

$6.95

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Crocheted Sea Urchin – Lovely silvers and reds for Mother’s Day

The pearly sea urchin colors, texture of crochet, and sparkly coral reds are spectacular here! What a beautifully-curated treasury, and filled with great finds for Mother’s Day!

‘Crocheted Sea Urchin’ by PersonalDesignz

A combination of wonderful creations brought to you by some really talented artists…. enjoy!


Crocheted Clutch Wh…

$23.95

Silver stud Earring…

$34.00

Knitting Stitch Mar…

$7.50

Mineral Makeup Foun…

$8.50

On Sale Red Coral Q…

$43.20

Mother’s Day Ca…

$6.50

Framed drop Earring…

$30.00

ON SALE Brown, Tan …

$25.46

Hand Knit Ruffled S…

$26.95

Tan and Brown Shell…

$9.00

sea urchin-fish net…

$42.00

Postcard Cup of Cof…

$1.25

Vintage 1970s Rhine…

$39.95

Hug Ring – made to …

$45.00

Brown Zipper Brooch…

$14.00

Chunky necklace, ge…

$32.00

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Endless Summer…

This treasury creates the mood of an endless summer – something we can all appreciate! Listen to the lazy buzzing of bees, feel the warm afternoon breeze, light with the scent of full-blown flowers… ah!!….

‘Summer love ‘ by gkc1


Summer flower photo…

$30.00

60s 70s BOHO bright…

$36.00

Rustic Red Wedding …

$59.00

English Rose Floral…

$45.00

Nature Art Print – …

$39.00

watermelon kisses. …

$23.44

summer, carnival ph…

$150.00

daisy wreath hippie…

$20.00

Vintage Citrus Frui…

$29.00

Yellow Summer or Sp…

$100.00

Adjustable White Da…

$12.00

Straw Beach Hat 70&…

$49.00

Wire crochet neckla…

$26.50

Colorfull Bracelet …

$7.00

Sunflower inspired …

$80.00

Blue Yellow Pillow …

$25.00

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