Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mostly Black and White Framed Art


Personalized Framed Handmade Art, Matte


Enjoy a visit to Mostly Black and White where you will find personalized framed handmade paper art for any special occasion including birthday, wedding, engagement, anniversary, graduation, housewarming, thank you or congratulations moment.  Discover unique, vintage inspired, modern or romantic 3D collages for him or her.
I live in California with my husband and 3 children. We have emigrated from Poland almost 20 years ago, looking for a better life for our family, after living under communist regime for many years. I have stayed home with kids for many years, and over time- I have change my profession – I learned how to make computer maps and it is my full time job now.


I have opened my Etsy shop in April 2011. I make beautiful framed angels, that are unique, simple but elegant, romantic, and that can be personalized for many occasions. When a child is born –it is like an angel appearing in your life – what a better gift than an angel for a boy or a girl (in many different colors) with child’s name on the gift. When you want to thank your mom for being your angel – an angel with a “Thank you” note is a perfect gift.

Recently I have added a beautiful print to my collection "LOVE has many languages". It is a nice way to say "I love" for that special person in your life.

I like to travel – I and my family have been in most USA states, in many European countries, and recently visited Japan. When I am home - I love to read, watch good movies. I love to go to the beach. I like to spend time with young adults –my kids and their friends – I enjoyed their company, their spirit, interests, and discussions with them. I value time spending with good friends and good wine. I also love to cook and bake. Every year I walk in Huntington Beach marathon.
I am a night person. So in the evening, usually when I do not have to work the next day, I go to my StudioA (A stands for Anna) - which is at my beautiful home in California. I turn on some good music, I take out my papers, frames, and my imagination. I would never create something that I personally do not like. I love black and white colors, but I like to add accent of other colors – this is why my store name is “mostly black and white"
I plan to add some photos to my store from our many family trips.



Here is my website (created by my son):
www.mostlyblackwhite.com
I also invite you to my studioA on Fickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/mostlyblackwhite/sets/72157625364068588/
My FB page:
www.facebook.com/mostlyblackwhite

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Handmade Designs for Babies and Children


Handmade Designs for Babies and Children's Room

Be sure to visit Shelly's Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Shellyka for adorable home decor ideas for your favourite child or grandchild. Shelly's creations make perfect gifts for the holiday season!
 
My name is Shelly and I live in northern Israel. I'm 33, married to Mark with our cute two little boys (3 and 5 years old). My family are are my biggest mentors and they inspire me so much.

My specialty is in designing for babies, nurseries and children's rooms, I enjoy using variety of colors to create colorful and happy designs, yet I love my designs clean and calm to make a peaceful environment to the room. I love to create pieces to match beddings and room theme, I'm working with the buyers to design the perfect item for their little ones.

I'm working from my home studio. My studio is actually one of the rooms in our apartment, and thanks for my husband for understanding :)

I have a messy table: lots of colors tubes around me, brushes, pens, glues and many boxes of crafty things that I love to use in my designs.

I love everything I do and hope to do it forever. I'm good with people (I'm a social worker by profession) but the thing I enjoy more is using my hands and mind to create. I found it very joyful to send my love to people through my art .

Thank you very much for reading about me and I hope you enjoyed your visit at etsy studio blog!

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/kishkushelly

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/shellykadesigns

Pinterest:
www.pinterest.com/shellyerez/

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mei Faith Studio


Mei Faith Studio
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeiFaithStudio?ref=pr_shop_more

Enjoy a visit to Mei Faith Studio where you can find beautiful creations to accessorize yourself with beautiful handmade natural gemstone jewelry, or your home with unique photographs, sparkling sun catchers or original paintings!



"The truly important things in life ~ love, beauty, and one’s own uniqueness “

As for love, we all need to be loved by someone….

As for beauty, it is not one's physical appearance but what's found inside one’s heart that make them truly beautiful....

~ and ~

As for one’s own uniqueness, well that’s what my designs and creations are all about – Letting you BE UNQIUE!


Being unique is what I strive for every day and my creations are no different. At Mei Faith Studio, http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeiFaithStudio?ref=pr_shop_more you will find a variety of one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, original drawings and paintings, unique hand crafted mosaic sun catchers, and limited edition photo prints. Everything that my studio has to offer comes direct from my artistic visions and creative passions. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not “working” in my studio.



Mei Faith Studio was established back in 2009 and since then it has evolved into something beyond what I ever imagined. Thanks to etsy.com, my little art studio, is not longer “little”. It was there on etsy.com that my sales soared and my clientele went global



This is my passion – it is what I truly love to do – create one’s own uniqueness!
With all the success the studio has gained over the years, still the most important aspects for me is to offer the highest quality creations and give the best customer service possible. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Bling N Things by Penny


Bling N Things by Penny
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlingNThingsbyPenny?ref=pr_shop_more

Enjoy a visit to Penny's Etsy shop where you will find creative one of a kind treasures!


by Penny

I am married, live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my two Miniature Pinschers and an Amazon Parrot. Luckily my husband doesn't mind living with a creative woman...he never knows what will be changed or added when he comes home!
 

I can remember being creative all my life. Both of my grandmothers and my mother are all really creative women so it was natural that I would follow in their paths. I learned to crochet at age 11 from my Nonna and everything else from my mom and Grandmother. My Mom and I still go to numerous craft events and classes when we can, we have a blast!

I always had a crafting class weather it was wood working, metal shop, arts and crafts or sewing all throughout my school years. I started selling on Etsy after my shoulder therapist said that beading would be good therapy for my carpal tunnel. So after accumulating numerous earrings and bracelets Bling N Things by Penny was started. A girl can only wear so much jewelry, lol.



I have since expanded to selling my Scrapbooks, Journals, Jewelry Boxes as well as my Jewelry. I never know what I'll be in the mood to create and I love the idea that I can share my items with people all over the world. When I had my first sale I was so excited as I am with every sale there after and the first international sale I was scared to death that it wouldn't make it there, lol.


Since then I have become a leader on the wonderful STAT (Self Taught Artists Treasury) Team where I have made friends with some really talented people who are also so very supportive! 
 
 
Penny's studio workspace:
 
 
 
 
 
You can find Penny at:
www.blingnthingsbypenny.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/blingnhitngsbypenny
www.twitter.com/penelope00
www.pinterest.com/Blingnthings
www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/BlingnThings

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oh My Clumsy Heart

Meet Sophie and be sure to visit her handmade Etsy shop
Oh My Clumsy Heart
Oh My Clumsy Heart is a modern jewellery line composed of minimal pieces; ranging from modern designs that borrow from classic styles, to versatile and playful geometric shapes. The shop's collections form and evolve over time yet always remain well made, affordable and designed with everyday wear in mind.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohmyclumsyheart?ref=pr_shop_more


 Photograph credits to Jack Spicer Adams jackspiceradams.com


My name is Sophie Davies, I live in Kent and I make minimal, modern jewellery.


I have a shop on Etsy which has been open since 2010 and I have had a Bigcartel store for the last few months. I have been making jewellery for the last eighteen months or so. I hardly wear jewellery because I like things to be super minimal, rarely is there anything that appeals to me; tiny, delicate pieces, extremely lightweight and lovely to look at, which is what I hope to create.

Advice for new designer-makers:
Make mistakes and learn from them.
Be nice to people.
Work hard.

Links:
ohmyclumsyheart.com
ohmyclumsyheart.etsy.com
ohmyclumsyheart.bigcartel.com
Twitter - @ohmyclumsyheart


Saturday, October 6, 2012

TJBdesigns Cross Stitch Knitting Crochet Needlepoint Accessories

 
 
 
Featured Etsy Shop  TJBdesigns   
Visit TJBdesigns for unique handmade gift ideas.
 
"I love stitching and teaching stitching. Counted thread needlework appeals to my logical mind and soothes my soul. Cross stitch, hardanger, drawn thread, and especially band samplers. I knit when I'm not stitching."
 
by TJBdesigns


My passion is counted thread needlework. Most people think of cross stitch when I say that and that is how it all started for me almost 40 years ago. You can see some of my favorite pieces here. www.flickr.com/photos/tjbdesigns/sets/72157623357380512/ Stitching is my therapy, but I love to knit too. I teach a stitching group at my local needlework shop.





Several years ago I decided to make scissor fobs for the ladies in my group. So I picked up some beads and other supplies and it became an obsession. I needed about eight gifts, but by the time I was done I had over two dozen! So I started selling them to friends. The owner of our local needlework shop asked me to make some stitch markers. Then I noticed some of my stitch group had trouble keeping their place in their projects. So I started making counting pins. And so it goes…




I firmly believe every needleworker should have pretty tools. So I make pretty and practical beaded scissor fobs, sewing stilettos, counting pins for needlepoint and cross stitch, stitch markers for knitting and crochet, needle threaders and needlecases. I make eyeglass leashes for those of us who still want to stitch, but need a little visual help. And when you’re tired of stitching and knitting, I make bookmarks to keep your spot in that trashy novel.


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stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com
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