Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My newest featured artist interview is here!!

I'm very pleased to introduce you to "WIGGLE"!! Her things are really cool I especially LOVE this blue necklace!!

Here is her Etsy Shop:
Her blog is here:
Her twitter is @wigglejewellery.

In her words:
I describe myself as making funky, colorful and handmade jewelery, which may be chainmaille, beads, wire or a mix.

Do you have a Favorite color?

My favourite colour on its own is turquoise, but I'm also loving the combo of teal and pistachio green at the moment.

What would you say is your Favorite smell?

My elderberry perfume oil.

What would be your Favorite place to live?

I'd love to live in Barcelona; I've visited it several times and it just seems so bright and vibrant, the people are really friendly, and it's full of great art and architecture. The buildings designed by Gaudi especially fascinate me.

All time top 5 Favorite songs?

1. Wondering Where the Lions Are by Donavon Frankenreiter
2. Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
3. Colorblind by Counting Crows
4. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
5. A Dustland Fairytale by The Killers

What are your top 5 favorite movies?

1. Dirty Dancing
2. Pirates of the Caribbean
3. Serenity
4. The Princess Bride
5. Star Wars episodes 4, 5 and 6. Trilogies count as one, right? :)

How do you enjoy spending your time?

Apart from making jewellery, I also make cards and read, particularly sci-fi and fantasy. I'm slowly crocheting granny squares to eventually make a blanket, and I'm having a go at weaving at the moment, on a kid's loom I got cheap on eBay. It fascinates me and has such a history behind it, which I'm enjoying learning along with how to weave.

What is your favorite piece from your shop?

This is a hard question, and the answer often changes each time I make a new piece. At the moment it's probably my Butterfly copper charm necklace.


I love copper, especially the warm colour of aged copper, and the butterfly charms are really cute. The green brings a touch of colour to it, and I think it's one of the most feminine and flirty pieces currently in my shop. And musical--the charms all chime tgether as it moves :)

What is your Favorite Etsy shop?

Another tough question! Picking just one of the amazing lampwork artists, ceramic artists or fellow jewellery-makers is difficult, so I'm going to be a bit partisan and choose Rhubarb


She makes gorgeous jewellery and I love her tidal range in particular. Her jewellery is unique and elegant, and very feminine. She's also a good friend of mine in RL and we share a table at craft fairs.

I want to thank Wiggle for her interview and hope you all stop by her shop to see more of her wonderful items!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Friday, Sept. 25th - Sunday Sept. 27th at midnight 10% OFF ALL OF MY BAGS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Just enter "Weekend Deal" in the notes to seller
during checkout and I'll refund your
10% through paypal!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Where Inspiration takes me.....

So last week I started this cool new thing. I decided I needed to see some new and fun things on Etsy. So I started a thread on one of the forums and asked people to post one of their items that fit my "Treasury Criteria". Here is the link:

SO, I got some REALLY great things and I'm saving everything I love and using it in a series of Treasuries I'm calling "Where Inspiration took me..Vol. ?"

So here are my first two! I really love how they both came out.

The first one, while I was going through all the entries I kept finding these REALLY great peachy, green, purple colors. So I ended up using a bunch in my first Volume! I love how it came out! I ended up buying the card with the globe on it! HA!

For my second one I saw this super cool Bright Orange and Purple necklace! Then I found the really great Orange and Purple pin! How perfect...So I created this Vol. 2 Treasury using those 2 items as my inspiration. This treasury was just made today so feel free to stop by and see it in person!

So if you like what you see please click the link above and leave a comment and maybe your item will be my next inspiration!


Thursday, September 17, 2009


Friday 18th - Sunday the 20th at Midnight!

Put "Weekend Deal" in the "Note to Seller" section during
check out and I'll refund you the money through paypal.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What an honor!

I did my 10th "Who wants to be in my Treasury?" Treasury and this wonderful seller posted a very cool write up about it on her blog! Check it out! It was a Rainbow theme this time.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm VERY PLEASED to introduce you to my fellow ETTEAM mate and friend NIFTYKNITS!

She makes the Coolest little Meerkats! They crack me up everytime I see them! She does such an amazing job with the outfits and themes!

Check out her shop

Her blog:

Follow her on Twitter:

Facebook at

Do you have a Favorite color?

Purple, always. Unless it’s turquoise.

What would you say is your Favorite smell?

Bacon being grilled by Mr Nifty for lunch!

What would be your Favorite place to live?

I love living where we do now, in the English countryside, but it would be perfect if it was near enough to walk to the sea.

All time top 5 Favorite songs?

This is where I let my age show!
In no particular order: “Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin
“Trouble” by Cat Stevens (which never fails to make me cry)
Virtually ALL early Beatles songs – but if I have to choose, I’ll go with “And I love her”.

Here’s one with a silly reason – I used to have a compilation tape when I was a teenager, and one line of a song had stuck in my head for years, but I just had no idea who it was by (or the rest of it!)
I mentioned it one day to my son, long before I was computer literate – and he googled and downloaded it. It’s called “Fresh Garbage” by Spirit.
Last one: Wondrin’ Aloud by Jethro Tull – I saw them play that way way back in the early seventies!

What are your top 5 favorite movies?

Easier one! Harold and Maude (fab soundtrack by Cat Stevens)
Casablanca (We’ll always have Paris)
Lord of the Rings boxed set (cheat!)
Wayne’s World and the new Star Trek film – I liked it even BEFORE it helped me sell lots of meerkats!

How do you enjoy spending your time?

Walking in the countryside with my husband, being with my grown-up kids in Brighton, knitting, reading – I’m not expensive to entertain!

What is your favorite piece from your shop?

It changes, but right now it’s either the Superhero set of Meerkats or the little pumpkin one.


I really like how they turned out, the pumpkin in particular looks so sweet as she gazes up hoping for treats!

What is your Favorite Etsy shop?

Too many to count! has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time, I love her flutterbutts and was thrilled to find she liked my work too, so we were able to trade. I now have an Etsy Sales Fairy which works well as long as I remember to take her out for walks to recharge her magic.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Blog interview!

Hi there,

One of my Etsy Team mates posted an interview you MUST READ!! Well....because it's about ME! HA!! Stop by her blog and get to know me a bit better.


I will be posting an interview of NiftyKnits very soon so stop and check it out.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Feature Artist Interview

I am happy to welcome Hibiscusmoon to my blog!

I am Hibiscus Moon, a 40 year old female, happily married to my first love. I'm also a complete and total science geek, childless but dogfull, pagan, love to have fun and love the beach.

I also have an obsession with crystals and stones, having this natural affinity and knowledge of their healing effects since a young child. Having taken several Master's level courses in Geology and now as a science teacher, I get to infuse my scientific knowledge with my metaphysical knowledge of stones and crystals. I truly enjoy collecting, working with, hand selecting my inventory as well as teaching others about Earth's natural gifts. I really look forward to helping my customers learn how to tune into the healing power of crystals and stones!

Do you have a Favorite color?

It seems to have been deep purple for the current decade, but it changes at times.

What would you say is your Favorite smell?

The smell of horses, horse stables, etc. I love it!!

What would be your Favorite place to live?

On the beach on Malolo Lailai of Fiji. Yes, definitely that.

All time top 5 Favorite songs?

1. Imagine by John Lennon
2. Take Me I'm Yours by Cheap Trick
3. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
4. Photograph by Def Leppard
5. Your Love by The Outfield.
I'm an 80's Rock Chick.

What are your top 5 favorite movies?

Only 5? OK...
1. The Devils Advocate
2. Jurrasic Park
3. Gorillas in the Mist
4. Seven
5. Legends of the Fall

How do you enjoy spending your time? Learning!

What is your favorite piece from your shop?

The Large Smokey Point. I keep debating with myself about keeping it.


It's wonderful for dissapating negative energy. It's large enough to do a really good job. And it's just simply so gorgeous in all it's deep coffee-colored glory.

What is your Favorite Etsy shop?


She carries good, high quality herbs in smaller quantities for a reasonable price. And a to-die-for Body Polish that makes you simply shine.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Crystal Blessings,
Hibiscus Moon

I want to thank Hibiscusmoon for so kindly letting me interview her for my blog. Just looking at her crystals puts me at ease. Please check out her shop to see more:

My customers love their crystals! Please take a look at their video testimonials. Just copy and paste into your address bar to watch:

Thanks again Hibiscus Moon!