Monday, June 30, 2008

Great graphic designs!

Today I am writing about a new Etsy find:  Grafikexpressions.  Beautiful designs, loving philosophy, caring through supporting some wonderful charities.
Great wedding, shower and  baby announcements:  here is just one example.  Custom orders are always welcome!

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Etsy Treasury

It was a busy week, and I've been absent.  here are some new earrings I created using some of the beads from our team swap.  It does not show very well in the photo, but the tube beads have a fiber-optic effect.
I was able to make a new treasury tonight.  I picked some great creations from members of the JET team, Jewelry on Etsy.  It's hard to pick only a few items to spotlight.  Everyone is just so darn creative.
You can see my picks here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Art all Night!

The past couple of years , Trenton has held this cool event... art all night-

Friday, June 13, 2008

Unexpected Jewelry!

Today I am writing about one of the JET team members, Vintage Jewelry Box.  Not your usual jewelry.  Maybe it has something to do with the climate in California? Wooden pendants, buttons and beads in very interesting combinations.  Everything very creative~!  I had trouble picking a photo for here, it was all very exciting and fresh.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Etsy Treasury

I finally got lucky today and made a treasury on ETSY.  It's a list of handpicked items to share with the world.  I picked from my creative friends in New Jersey!  I had to include one of my new creations.  I am so impressed everyday with all the creative ideas we all bring to life.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cool Batik!

Time to blog about another member of the etsyNJ team.  Susan has just wonderful batik prints! The batik process makes each item truly a one of a kind creation.
The idea of batik print cards is very unusual to me.  Her pillows look like they will give you sweet dreams on the couch!
Here is a picture of one of her beautiful creations.. be sure to check out her shop!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


This morning I came upon La Bella Designs, a fellow member of the Etsy JET team.

Just beautiful and elegant jewelry with gemstones in sterling and , gold filled and 14KT.  Rebecca  has a great creative spirit and a wonderful eye for design.  I think this necklace with smoky quartz and pink garnet is one of her most interesting designs!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

meeting Etsians

I met Rachel yesterday.  I had posted about a leather jacket which had become too raggedy to wear any longer but could be recycled.  Rachel responded and we live close so I was able to pass it on!  As artists, it is hard to throw things away because we always see the potential creative ways to use things.  Think before you toss!  And if you can't use it- maybe one of your fellow etsians might love it!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Buckeye state!

One of the JET team members, Signature Sterling has a Buckeye collection! Cool idea for fans!  I'm always amazed in the directions creativity takes us.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Dog days!

The dog days of summer are not quite here.  But I found these black and white glass beads and thought about dalmatians.  There is a bracelet and pair of earrings.  You can see them at my ETSY shop

Sunday, June 01, 2008

From the West Coast

Today I stumbled upon Linda Faigen's shop for jewelry and hairsticks
I have short hair, but as you know, it's very easy to want what you don't have.  I still have some hair sticks from my mother in my treasure box.  There is a certain fascination with objects that sometimes we can't explain, I guess it's part of the creative process.
If I had long hair, I could picture twisting it up with any of Linda's hair sticks! I really like this set with the glowing handmade beads.