Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another Talented Artist on Etsy

I'm always amazed at all the talented artists on Etsy.
Here's another artist who creates adorable pins and other items.  Some are great for Halloween.

Posiez's Profile
  I am the artist and creator of Pocket Full of Posiez® and have been a staple on the LA spooky art scene for a number of years.

I always dreamed of one day making my own line of toys and sharing my vision of black and pink stripes, bats and cupcakes with the world!

I have found my niche as a playful gothic doll maker, painter, and digital artist.

These goodies in my etsy store are handmade exclusively by me, and are extra special

Vintage Jewelry

This pretty necklace has been in my family since the 1950's.  I have more vintage jewelry in my Etsy Shop

No Posts

Haven't posted much on this blog all  month.  I've been plagued by allergies and cysts since August but feeling better now so I better get busy blogging.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Polymer Clay Heart Memory Wire Necklaces

 Pretty Hearts focal beads on memory wire necklaces.

Ooops! The one above just sold.  Sorry.

 These pretty hearts are strung on memory wire covered with little glass beads and topped off with Swarovski crystals.  They fit just at the base of the throat.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Funky Fish Pins

Here are two of my polymer clay funky fish pins.  My friends and customers really love these.

The pin above was just included in an Etsy Treasury.

Aren't they cute?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tiny Dragon Looking For A Home

This little dragon is looking for someone to love him.  He doesn't eat much and is very neat and quiet.  He does hide in ice cream cartons occasionaly so don't let him in the kitchen.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pretty Swarovski Dangle Earrings just listed on my Etsy shop.

So pretty and so lightweight you won't know you're wearing them.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blueberry Dogs - Another Etsy Artist Creating Adorable Art

Blueberry Dogs, NANCY RODGER In a Nutshell:

I started creating things at a very young age. Mostly, 2 dimensional, then I got into weaving, painting, photography and basically my life has revolved around artistic “creation”. I spend many hours on the computer making websites and digital magic for those who don’t have the time or inclination but need to have a presence on the web.

I think of myself as having many styles of painting. I have enjoyed painting from real life as well as my imagination. One being a way to challenge the hand eye brain coordination and the other using the same elements but looking within to let loose an idea.

 More of this artist's work can be seen on her etsy shop.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Another Talented Artist on Etsy

 I've discovered another talented artist who sells her handcrafted wares on Etsy.

LaMaisonRomantique's says: 

I love all things Romantic, Vintage, Shabby Chic, etc. Really very eclectic. I Can't Stop Creating!

I love taking the old and making it into something new and exciting. I only hope the feelings come across in in my photos so you can apreciate and enjoy the items I've created.

 These prints are available as both 8x10 and 11x14 prints.


 This artist's work can be seen here:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Memory Wire Necklaces

I'm hooked on memory wire.  These necklaces are so easy to get on and off -- no clasps to bother with -- and they're so light weight you won't know you have one on.

I'll be listing these on my Etsy shop this coming week.




I'll be posting more this coming week.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Memory Wire Crystal Bracelets and Matching Earrings

This week the weather here at the Jersey Shore has been so nice I hated to spend too much time indoors working.  But I had some fun putting together these memory wire bracelets and earrings.   I love memory wire bracelets because they're so easy to get on and off and they're large enough to really make a statement.  

All these bracelets and earrings have Czech crystals, crystal cube beads, white glass pearls and the tan and brown bracelet has Swarovski crystals with various colored finishes, some cream, some tan, some darker brown, all having great reflections.

Here are the bracelets I just listed in my Etsy shop.

You can see them all with their matching earrings at my Etsy shop.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Schin - Illustrator - Etsy Shop

My art is my little fantasy world, tucked away where no one can find it. In this world, I can create perfect images of color, beauty and light. I can create my stories where beautiful women peer through not-so-innocent eyes, gilded fans and jeweled dresses with a look that says different things to different viewers. And when the viewer enjoys my paintings, I am overjoyed, because they entered my little fantasy world and found it wonderful and I welcome you to my world.

I have been freelancing professionally since I was 17.

My work has appeared in Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition 2008 and 2009, ImagineFX, Exotique 5, Darkstalkers Tribute Art Book and Popcorn Magazine.

If you like this kind of beautiful illustrations please visit Schin and see more of her work:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Funcky Love Designs - Etsy Shop

I've lived in and loved New Orleans for almost rather than I care to admit. I hope I am aging like fine wine - getting better with time - just as this amazing city has.

I spent my college years majoring in English but if history were a band, I would be a groupie.

I love old things - vintage items, antiques. That is the look that I am looking for in my work - even if I have been known to be distracted by shiny objects...

For me, New Orleans is the essence of amazing - an eclectic blend of the old and the new.

My work is designed to look vintage as I love history and the flavor that time can impart..

Something old....something loved....
Over time a piece picks up history, it develops it's own little soul.
I can't actually make an item old, but I try to give it a vintage flavor and, hopefully, the beginnings of it's own little soul....

For more Funcky jewelry see:

Michelle's Charm World - Etsy Shop

My creations all come from the unexpected! I use every day items such as toys, vintage treasures, erasers, school supplies..ANYTHING that would make a never seen before piece! I like to capture your eye with something funky and make people think...was she just's fun and fabulous! I love the fun of Upcycling!! Keep in mind as with all upcycling most of these charms started out life as something else and may have minor imperfections as they were once loved as toys or buttons on clothes...know what I mean? :)

In this day and age we all grow up too fast, so here is my little 'ode' to being young again!

I am addicted to Vintage finds! I love making something old new again!

Pink Grapefruit half on a thin silver tone chain that is 19 inches long.

See more of Michelle's artistry here:

Cheri Wollenberg
 - Artist and Teacher
 - Etsy Shop

Cheri has been a painter for 25 years. She loved art as a child and has lived most of her life on a farm-ranch in Oklahoma. Growing up and living in rural Oklahoma, living in Arkansas and teaching has provided endless inspiration for her painting. Cheri has a Bachelors of Art and a Masters Degree in Art Education. A long list of workshops and awards is added to her experience as a painter and her resume. 

-Original Oil Painting of Pink Roses with sprinkles of oranges,yellows, and greens
-16x20 Stretched Canvas

Occasionally I do paintings that are not in my traditional style of realism. They are more contemporary and expressive in style. In this painting I enjoyed the process of placing brilliant, creative color mixtures over background textures made with a palette knife. It has a nice feel.

See more of Cheri's art at:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Abstract Butterfly by Holly Kitaura 8"x10" An Etsy Seller

Abstract Butterfly is a beautiful 8"x10.5" signed art print by Holly Kitaura. This is professionally printed from her original acrylic and watercolor painting. It is printed on satin low-gloss paper. The print measures 8.5"x11" including a white mounting border for ease of matting, framing or just hanging by itself.

Holly Kitaura grew up in Massachusetts, but found her paradise at the age of seventeen during a vacation to Hawaii. The natural beauty inspired her to paint the colors of the rainbow and capture a whimsical view of life in the Hawaiian islands.  
Although never formally trained, Holly has grown into a unique style of painting and remains passionate about her lifelong love with creating art. Each of Holly's works expresses her vibrant fun-loving disposition and her extraordinary vision of the world.

Holly's work can be found at:

Millefiore Glass Beads

History of Millefiori

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.
The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers) The beads were called mosaic beads before 1849. While the use of this technique long precedes the term millefiori, it is now frequently associated with Venetian glassware.

More recently, the millefiori technique has been applied to polymer clays and other materials. Because polymer clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated in order to fuse it, it is much easier to produce millefiori patterns than with glass.

Here are some examples of Millefiori used in jewelry.

Above jewelry available at:

Monday, May 31, 2010

Etsy Artists - Heads Up

During the coming months I plan to feature various Etsy artists/crafters on this blog.  I will be contacting some of you directly whose work I have Favorited on my Etsy Shop.  I will also be posting in the Etsy Forums so you can volunteer your shop or your  item.  Although my shop and blog is mainly about jewelry, all crafts including art and photography will be considered for the blog.

Hopefully, this will bring more exposure to the various etsy shops who may not presently be getting enough.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Grace Ma, California glass artist

Grace Ma is a very talented lampwork glass bead artist in California.  I was lucky enough to meet her a few  years ago at the New York Bead Show and purchased some of her pretty beads.  Here are two bracelets I recently made using  her beads.  They would be great for summer.

The Tote Trove - Gorgeous tote bags a great etsy shop called The Tote Trove.  Tracy is a talented artist who uses such wonderful colors and designs in creating the items she sells on etsy.  And her prices are just right.  Here are a  few of the totes.
Wouldn't they be great for summer?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Flower Photos New Website    
Just created a new website for my flower photos.  Wasn't too difficult either.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My New Art Website


Just joined to display my paintings, prints and photography.  Finished a new painting  of a tiger and posted it.  As the oil paints haven't dried yet it's not for sale.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dragon Pin - Tan Polymer Clay with Seashell & Swarovski Crystals - $15.00

Handsome Tan Swirl polymer clay dragon has Swarovski crystals in Topaz  and is clutching a seashell.     Will be shipped in a white gift box.  Lots of texture.

Dragon Pin - Orchid Polymer Clay and Amethyst and Teal Swarovski Crystals $15.00

Pretty Orchid polymer clay dragon has Swarovski crystals in amethyst and teal  wired into the clay.     Will be shipped in a white gift box.  Lots of texture.