Friday, March 30, 2012

Tiny cork planters

I absolutely love these wine cork planters, they are such a cute addition to our house decor.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Featured etsy artist and seller - Tina of Redbytina

Introducing Tina of etsy shop Redbytina
When I first viewed Tina's shop I fell in love with the colors she uses in her jewelry and accessories.
She makes fabulous wrap bracelets and feather jewelry in shades of teal, bright purple, pink and orange (which seems to be the color trend this season).
Tina is an Industrial Design Graduate who loved making jewelry several years ago. Since then she has been collecting materials and inspirations where ever she goes. Her handmade accessories will surely add some color and sparkle to anyones life. Here are some of her wonderful creations:

Vintage Inspired Red Rose Cabochon Flower Adjustable Statement Cocktail Ring

 New Spring Collection Layered Opera Necklace - Turquoise

 Lollipop - Aqua Blue Recycled Thread Earrings

 Chann Luu Inspired Beaded Wrap Bracelet - Retro Orange Glass Bead Four Wrap Bracelet

 Braided Wrap Bracelet - Chan Luu Inspired Boho Chic Pink Facet Crystal Bracelet with white cord

 Best Value on Etsy - Beaded Leather Four Wrap Bracelet Mix Earth Tone Stone Chan Luu Inspired

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Featured etsy artist and seller - Julie Helt of bellerosedesigns

I recently stumbled upon a great etsy shop bellerosedesigns by Julie Helt featuring jewelry, hair accesories, bookmarks and baby onesies made with the most cutest and adorable handmade fabric flower rosettes. I find these widely appealing for bridesmaids too. In all her works Julie uses floral, abstract, polka dot and solid color fabric. The colors are so vivid and vibrant, they really stand out! I thought I'd present some of her beautiful creations but you could always visit her shop for more!

Flower Rosette Crochet Headband

Fabric Flower Bookmark Gift for Readers

Fabric Flower Rosettes set of Two in Gray

Flower Rosette Headband in Vintage Red Polka Dot Fabric 

Rosette Necklace in Vintage Fabric Flowers

Fabric Flower Rosette Three inches in Mustard 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Featured etsy artist and seller - Contempojewelry by Staci Egan

I would like to introduce you to Staci Egan owner of Contempojewelry etsy shop, a jewelry designer with great talent and taste

Contempo Jewelry features nature inspired designs reflective of the lush landscape and colorful foliage of Central Pennsylvania. Staci specializes in wire working techniques incorporating precious metals, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls into her designs. Each individual piece is designed & hand crafted by her. She offers superior customer service and guarantees quality work. Designing custom wedding & bridal jewelry for clients is also one of her favorites.  
"It is an honor to play a small part in someone's special day" says Staci
Nothing is more rewarding for her than collaborating with her brides, listening to their wants and needs, then developing an original design specifically for them. 

"I find manipulating wire to be extremely relaxing. The material can be very forgiving, while creatively allowing endless possibilities. I have dabbled in other mediums like glass, metal forging, pottery, precious metal clay, stained glass and bead stitching... But I always find myself coming back to play with wire. " (Staci Egan)

Contempo Jewelry began in 1999. Staci work has been displayed at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the Guild of Craftsmen Winter Craft Market. She was also one of the founding members of the Surface Artist Cooperative in State College. In October, 2011 she opened the Contempo Artisan Boutique. It is a quaint little boutique located in the historic village of Boalsburg, PA. She shares her space with other local and regional art and craft. You can find jewelry, photography, furniture, pottery, fiber art, stationery, bath and body products, and original artwork at her boutique. She also offers classes, camps, and meeting spaces for your creative personality. 


In 2010 I was published in "The Best of Jewelry Artists" for my pea pod jewelry.
In 2012 I had a bracelet worn on the red carpet for the 84th Academy Awards by the wife of Erik Nash - visual effect for "Reel Steal".

Here are some of Staci's beautiful handcrafted jewelry

                     Ceramic, Ring, Mustard, Golden, Amber, Yellow - Quilted Pattern, Clay

                                          Sea Green Pearls and Gold Filled Stud Earrings

                              Leaf, Ceramic, Earrings - Sterling, Copper, Wire Wrapped, Coral

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Kids On The Block - Summertime

A little something that reminds me of the good old t imes : )

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ETSY STOCK TAKE - Fabric necklace earthtone colors

An earthtone printed fabric bead necklace sure to sweaten up your day-to-day apparel or your easter holidays. 

I have carefully wrapped colorful printed cotton fabric around styrofoam balls and tied them together with glittery gold yarn to create this stunning necklace.

length : 1,40 cm
styrofoam ball : 1,8 x 2cm 

If you would like a different combination, please contact me and I’ll be happy to make a custom necklace just for you.

ETSY STOCK TAKE - Swarovski crystal stretch birthstone ring in amethyst, bronze and blue

Swarovski crystal stretch birthstone ring in amethyst, bronze and zircon blue.
The most softest, delicate and sparkly swarovski crystal ring. You will not even realize you are wearing it.

Genuine Swarovski™ blue crystal bicones and bronze glossy japanese seed beads weave together around a round faceted rainbow color crystal bead to create royal appeal! The seed beads (tarnish and fade resistant with a perfect tube shape and extreme uniformity) are intricately shaped to create a stunning band that is eye-catching, yet comfortable.
Beaded on strong highest quality elastic beading cord to ensure long lasting durability.

This ring gives an elegant style and is perfect to wear for a dressy or romantic evening.
The perfect present idea for your loved one. It will strongly stand out with it’s sparkle as you wear it and will get you so many compliments! Truly one of a kind.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Enjoy a 20 & off on all items in my handmade etsy shop of swarovski jewelry! only until the end of March!

visit me here CRAFTLUXURIES

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fish Leather - The new upcoming trend this season!

I would like to introduce you to a wonderful etsy seller, Kellie, the owner of Fineleathers - a shop full of beautiful and exotic eco friendly, vegan fish leather. How interesting it was for me to fall upon this brilliant piece of leather. what is more interesting is that it is just like cowhide leather. Kellie is from beautiful southern California. She is a lover of all things handmade, art and vintage, enjoys spending crafty nights with friends and the community and is a great person overall!

These skins are extremely strong and durable! When you get to feel these luxurious textures of suede and vegetable glazed leathers, and smell the natural leather smell (it smells just like cowhide leather, not a fishy smell), you will want to make something amazing out of them! There is a wide variety of colors to choose from (over 100 colors) and several different textures including suede, glazed, sparkled, pearlescent and foiled. Each skin is unique in its size, color and texture. 

This season's trend calls for using using exotic animal prints in high end products. 
Their mission and hopes lies in helping local artisans, the environment, and recycle what they can for the next generation's well being....all the while making beautiful art...what else could we ask for? 

you can visit Kellie's shop here 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Watercolor and ink owl print by mike

So proud of my husband. This is what his finished owl print looks like. He just listed it on his etsy shop

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