Thursday, March 28, 2013

b d designs

sterling silver with natural amethyst and peridot . (( Secret Garden Ring )) .
"My work is an accumulation of years of study, experimentation, inspiration and the JOY of working with metal! All of my work is created using traditional metalsmithing techniques, commonly called fabrication. These are the same techniques that metalsmiths have been passing down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. It is a legacy of metalwork and I am very proud to be part of that history. I hope you enjoy viewing what I enjoyed creating! I add new pieces each week, so stop back often! On the personal side, I am a wife (of 19 years) and a mother of two wonderful children, ages 14 and 7. They are the inspiration behind my Mother's line of jewelry and a source of joy and inspiration every day of my life. Everything I do, I do for my family and each piece of jewelry I make, I make as if it were for my own you get the very best from me each time you order from me! I live in the woods in Ohio, and I grew up in the woods of Pennsylvania, so a lot of what you see in my shop is nature-inspired as well! I learned about perennial gardening from my mother at an early age and my love of all things green and growing finds its' way into my work constantly! I feel that a lot of my designs grow organically out of that love of nature."
bio written by Christen via her etsy profile

2 of 2

Small geometric birch house framework, 3D architectural line drawing
"As siblings, growing up we did everything together - from roadtrips to swim team to skipping school. And as adults, nothing has changed! 2of2 was was opened in honor of our late mother, Patty, who taught us that the wonder of childhood can stay with you in life if you let your imagination pave the way. Originally named Patty Dear, we changed our shop name to 2of2 because we have found again and again that it is the second draft of a design that we fall in love with (only fitting that it was the second name of our shop that stuck!) "
bio written by 2of2 via the etsy profile.

Sensibly Stitched

1/2 lined, 1/2 blank - Small blank journal/ notebook/ sketchbook - handmade

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Karin Lorenc

Pottery Mugs in Spring Colors - Set of Four Large Stoneware Coffee Mugs
"I can't stop making stuff. I make something almost everyday. I've dabbled in several media, but I've always had a special love for clay. It feels so good to create something from virtually nothing. A hunk of earth becomes a bowl or mug. Something beautiful but also useful. My process is relatively simple. Most of my work is made on a kick wheel. That's old fashioned foot powered goodness! Since I'm right handed I use my right foot to kick the wheel counter clockwise. Do I have one buff strong leg and one wimpy weak leg from this you might wonder? The answer is... not yet. My pottery is durable cone 5 stoneware meant to be used every day. This means I've fired it to about 2167 degrees F. HERE is my Facebook page. Become a fan for updates."
bio written by Karin via her etsy profile page


Staand schaap voor in de kerststal, nativity set, standing miniature sheep
"I am a stay at home mom by choice and love my three boys (husband included)! I started making tiny dolls a year ago. Maybe to compensate my fully male household? Inspired by the waldorf school the boys go to I use honest materials: Synthetics are avoided; all handstitched; I enjoy making all TinyOne's. "
mini-bio written by Arriënne via her etsy profile.


Set of 4 Moroccan Style Mason Jar Lanterns, Brilliant Spring Colored Glass with Henna Styled Accents
"Ive been an artist as long as I can remember. I am always exploring new techniques, materials and ideas. I love creating, and find zen in the details. I am formally trained in design, attending North Carolina State University College of Design and receiving a Bachelor's of Industrial Design in 2001. I am inspired by exotic cultures and historical design, drawn to the intricate and colorful."
bio written by Vanessa via her etsy profile

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Valeria Heine

Light in the Trees - 8x8 Fine Art Photograph
"I'm a photographer. I recently moved to Lima, Peru but grew up in Florida. I love photography, the internet, design, art, and eating. :) My art is about light, simplicity, and warmth. I use a digital camera and natural lighting to photograph my personal surroundings and create calm, quiet, and often dark atmospheres. I'm interested in the shapes and textures created by light and shadow and I love taking pictures indoors using minimal sunlight. Photos of empty spaces and lone subjects feel the most personal to me and I like the intimacy they provide. I generally focus on the smaller details such as parts of bodies, leaving the rest of the scene to the imagination and allowing others to put themselves in the photo by keeping faces obscured. I'm always happy to receive emails, so please, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or projects! :)"
bio written by Valeria via the etsy profile

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

middle of wisconsin

Quilted Pillow - Yellow, Teal, Green
"I am an artist, designer and crafter living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I dabble. I make. I organize."
mini-bio written by Cortney via the etsy profile

rain boe wave

Adult fairy tale tie-dyed skirt
"I was born and raised in Korea but I am living in Los Angeles now. I am a musician and have published and released my own CDs. As a designer I have been working on my fashions for 20 years and just recently decided to put my designs online for others to enjoy."
mini-bio written by RainBowWave via the etsy profile

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Cold Process Green Tea and Cucumber Soap
"I have been making all types of soap and candles for about 10 years and I started making jewelry and altered art in 2009. Additionally, I dabble in other crafts such as ceramics, painting, and formulating other bath and body items. My shop name is from the game World of Warcraft. I love fantasy literature and games. Mylana was the name of my first WOW character, a troll priestess. My shop is a one woman show. I design, create, pack, and ship everything by myself, except for one set of greeting cards that I designed digitally and have printed locally at BPP Printers in Murfreesboro, TN. If you have any questions about the process or materials used in my creations, please ask :) Most of my soaps are vegan, with my most popular recipe containing olive oil and coconut oil, for a simple, but luxurious soap. I also make soap from glycerin (melt and pour) bases. If there is something you want, but don't see in my shop, please contact me to see if I can make it. Ecclectic, bright, and unusual are the key words I would use to describe my shop. I love using interesting colors and texture. I try to use recycled materials for packaging and shipping. Most of my soaps are wrapped in cotton fabric, which is leftover from my neighbor's Etsy shop, NancyK4u, she makes pillow inserts and children's clothes and passes the extra fabric on to me. I use the fabric for wrapping or cut it into rustic ribbons. When I don't have recycled materials available for packaging, I enjoy designing my own decorative papers and cigar bands for wrapping my items. My other hobbies are cooking, walking, gardening, and World of Warcraft."
bio written by Clare via her etsy profile

Foxtail Creek Studio

Miniature Tree Sculpture Pincushion Wool Home Decor Earthy Nature Scene Made To Order
"My name is Janine and I live in Florida, US. I spent most of my childhood exploring woods, climbing trees and basically being a tomboy :) Now, I always find myself drawn to nature themes in my creations-- flowers, trees, mushrooms, bird's nests, animals, etc. Everything is created and packaged in my smoke-free, pet-free studio (I love my 2 kitties but they aren't allowed in there!)"
bio written by Janine via the etsy profile

Binster Handmade jewelry

Rose Cut Garnet Ring - Sterling Silver Pattern Band - Custom created in your size
"Hi, And thank you for visiting Binster Handmade jewelry. A few years back I was introduced to the wonderful and colorful world of beads. Dealing with a variety of beautiful beads filled me with passion to create bold colorful pieces of jewelry. This was my first step into the multidisciplinary world of jewelry. Since then I earned my degree as a jeweler, certified for designing and making pieces of jewelry, mainly using silver and various other precious metals. As I have an in-depth knowledge of traditional jewelry and bead weaving I sometimes enjoy combing the two. My jewelry pieces vary from very basic classic pieces to fully designed lush bridal center pieces, And they will complement and enhance the beauty of any women living in our hectic world, as the pieces are easily worn and add a touch of finesse and color to any outfit. My Creations make me smile everyday all day long, I truly hope one of my Pieces will make you smile too :-)"
bio written by Ayelet via the etsy profile

Saturday, March 2, 2013

murmur fremo

White Rabbit with Rainbow Garland, Miniature Sculpture, Happy and Colorful Gift, OOAK and Handmade by Murmur Fremo
"Oh. I just like animals. Happy little animals. Drawing them, making them, thinking about them. What would they be doing if they were walking around? Drinking tea? Eating biscuits with jam? Wielding sharp tools in threatening ways? Possibly. It's pretty disgusting. Sometimes I want to make dark, mean animals but unfortunately they don't come out that way. Sometimes serious, but usually happy and colorful. Oh well. Oh, and I have this thing for the Victorian era. The clothes are real cool."
bio written by Tere via the etsy profile


sunrise salvaged wood wall piece
"Thanks so very much for visiting my online shop. I run enhabiten full-time and it is an absolute pleasure and a job I feel so lucky to have. Making things is what I am meant to do and I love that the possibilities are endless and endlessly interesting. I use exclusively vintage and environmentally sustainable materials. I don't find this at all a burden or challenge and it is an intrinsic part of my business and philosophy. I do some wholesale work and welcome inquiries. I also entertain special orders. Feel free to send me an Etsy conversation regarding this."
bio written by Liane via her etsy profile


Bear Red Hat - Stuffed With Love Buddy Bears - Friendship and Sweets
"Hello, Our names’re Anna and Kate. We’re from Russia. Annapavlovna's shop full lovely gifts. We enjoy our job very much. Thanks for stopping by to look. We hope you see something you like."
mini-bio written by annapavlovna via the etsy profile