My quest for spring continues. Flowers embroidered on wool-covered stones.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wooden Wine Bottle Stopper
"Hi! My name is Steve. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Band musician. My wife and I collaborate on running our shop. She has a marketing and design background, so she maintains the shop site and handles the marketing and creation of paper goods items, and I hand make all the other items. I love wood and I love working with this nature-made material. It all started when I purchased a few woodworking tools and then my first lathe. I decided to try making pens and then bowls just for fun. I made my very first pen and I knew I had a new hobby. I was hooked. I kept making more and each one was shown to my wife with enthusiasm and excitement. I began by selling them to friends and co-workers. My pieces were well received by recipients, so now I am on Etsy with my own shop. Each pen is handcrafted from a block of wood into a beautiful turned pen. Nothing in my shop is mass produced. Each item is a genuine one-of-a-kind piece. My passion for beautiful woods and woodturning is displayed in every piece that I make. On walks in the wood near our home, I often find wonderful examples of wood on the forest floor. I bring them home and give them a second chance to be seen and appreciated. In letting myself become lost in the process of creating is where I truly find myself. Powerful works of art can invade our being and change our perceptions forever. This is what woodworking has done for me."
bio written by Steve via his etsy profile
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SWEET NOTHINGS Crocheted Afghan
"At an early age my grandmother, Rose, taught me how to crochet. I started with the infamous Granny Square. You can see where that has led!"
mini-bio written by Tammy via her etsy profile
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Whale Metal Wall Art - Moby Dick Sperm Whale 24" - indoor outdoor - blueish grey with rust patina - steel
"In my shop you will find a lot of hand made steel wall art and a few docking stations for your devices. All of my wall art is perfectly suitable being indoors or outdoors. My name is Chris Jauquet and I'm from De Pere, WI (suburb of Green Bay). I've been creating sculptures since 2004 and currently work out of my home. I have 3 separate studios at my residence since I work in wood, steel and cast silicon bronze. I am a father of 3 school age children. Feel free to contact me through my Etsy shop for any questions you may have. I do an abundance of custom work! I'd love to create a piece for you. Cheers........ Chris"
bio written by Chris via his etsy profile
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Natural Beauty of Walnut 8 Inch Magnetic Healing Bracelet OOAK
"Hand-crafted homeopathic magnetic jewelry. Everything is created by Dad and his eleven adopted children. We use the best magnetics available and enhance them with quality glass, wood, bone and semi-precious stone beads and precious metal findings. We also use vintage beads recycled from old jewelry. This is a home business specifically for our children who are "special needs" kids. many of them will not be able to work in a regular job environment when they are older and this allows them to develop a great sense of purpose, knowing they are working a real job and making money. Thank you for helping support us in this endeavor!"
bio written by DaddyAndMeMagnetics via the etsy profile
Saturday, May 12, 2012
polka dot Wristlet Purse for cell phone coin iphone blackberry - Buy 3 Get 1 FREE
"Hi, Welcome reading my bio. Basically, it's a joint effort of 3 best friends to produce the quality purse and we started making purse past few years. Our purse are made of cotton,velvet and we're taking lots of cares and times during the process to ensure that the outcomes always go beyond the standard. *** My older sister has a handbag shop here, please visit : http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrazyBoy *** We hope you'll also love our purse ! Thank you for reading"
bio written by Noonew via the etsy profile
Caribou Silhouette In Bark : Woodland Animal Rustic Home Decor, Lodge, Cabin art - Audubon inspired wall art - Animal Print 8"x10"
"Inspired through natural rhythms and textures, mixed media processes and unpolluted design. [bio in brief] Academic work at Columbus College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Followed by travels to Egypt studying rural life in the Nile valley. A year(+) later spent several months in Soto Zen monastic training in the Japan Alps and a sculptural/ceramic apprenticeship with Kakuho Saito on the Japan Sea coast. After a couple U.S. road trips, I anchored in Northeast Ohio and continue to make/exhibit artwork."
bio written by C.Owen via the etsy profile
Friday, May 11, 2012
Cropped and Cabled Hoodie by Never Felt Better
"Born and raised in Chicago, IL and firmly rooted in the Midwest. I feel very fortunate to offer my work on Etsy. It's a wonderful opportunity which enables me to continue to do what I love to do! In addition a percentage of each item I craft and sell will be donated to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, a wonderful organization dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and finding a cure."
bio written by ekneverfeltbetter via the etsy profile.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Golden green daffodil (4x4 inch mini canvas)
"Daisy Chain Art is brought to you by the artist Marion McConaghie and her range of canvases and greeting cards. Her mixed media artwork brings together her love of nature and the historical. She has a fascination with natural ageing processes and incorporates into her images the textures and colours from things such as flaky paint and rust that the passage of time produces. Marion grew up in rural Ireland near the coast, where her love of art began. She is now based in the south east of England."
bio written by DaisyChainArt via the etsy profile
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sage Pink Maroon Swedish Weave Afghan Blanket 52" x 68" Throw Lap - 703
"Welcome to Jean's Crochet. My grandmother taught me to crochet a chain stitch when I was 5 years old. It was the longest chain "in the world". Later, when I was a bit older, I learned the rest of the stitches from a Learn How to Crochet book. I have been hooked ever since. My favorite things to crochet are doilies but I have crocheted afghans, toys, baby clothes etc. over the years. I will be listing doilies and Swedish Weaving blankets both for adults and babies. I hope to include many other crochet and hand crafted items too."
bio written by JeansCrochet via the etsy profile
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
cape may house watercolor archival print
"My passion is painting! My work is focused on nature, especially inspired by the intricate forms of flowers. To capture that beauty is a joy to me. My daughter is now my business partner! The beautiful photographs are her work. She's an architect & you can see her artistic view in each picture. Our work is in collections in the US, the UK, Australia and Portugal. I hope you enjoy looking at my art and my daughter's photography. Please return any time. New work is always being added."
bio written by carol via the etsy profile
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
4 Stone Sequence Ring (Emerald) Size 5.25
"Even as a youngster in Indiana, Laine Benthall enjoyed making jewelry for herself and for her Mom. With the help of a scholarship to swim, she graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts for Metals and Jewelry. Shortly after graduation, Laine moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and worked as a bench jeweler whenever she wasn’t surfing! After 18 months in paradise, she decided to start her own business as an artist. Laine is now a designer and goldsmith who lives in Evansville, Indiana. Her work can be described as contemporary and classy. She primarily uses sterling silver or 14K and accentuates her work with pearls, precious and semi-precious stones. “The patterns and shapes created by the natural universe is what inspires me. I believe nature’s beauty is pure and immaculate. I aim to intensify this universal beauty as a way for me to indulge in extravagant visual bliss, and to show appreciation for nature’s unparalleled delicacy.”
bio written by Laine via the etsy profile
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