Sunday, April 25, 2010

Magdalene Jewels and Magdalene Knits

I was very excited to see that my partner in crime on the EtsyBlogger's team blog, co-poster of the team's monthly MiniMondays, is the featured teammate of the month! What a well deserving member. I enjoy looking at her jewelry, knitted items, and reading her blog, particularly looking at her cat pictures that are sometimes her Wordless Wednesdays! A quote from her blog profile:
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it."
Her positive outlook reflects in her beautiful work. She has a jewelry shop (MagdaleneJewels) and a knot shop (MagdaleneKnits) on Etsy, both with creative items.

She does a lot of work with Swarovski crystals, like in her Ruby Earrings.

She has a wedding line, featuring the Imagine necklace.

Her knit (and crochet) shop has cute baby clothes, baby shoes, and adult items, such as scarves.

Don't forget to check out her blog!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Green and Blossoming

Trees are blossoming and the plants and flowers are starting to wake up from their winter nap. The sunlight lingers longer in the evening and you can even step out without a sweater some afternoons. Spring is full swing.

Here are some newer items in my shop, can you tell I had cabin fever?

Here is a memory wire choker with green glass twist beads, gold fresh water pearls and cream colored glass pearls. The foiled convex pendant has a golden yellow and amber colored flower on it. The choker has a pair of matching earrings. You can buy each separately, but a discount is applied if you purchase both!

A spring green leaved tree is on this tear shaped pendant. It's a very earthy piece, hence its name "Earth," and presents with green aventurine beads, brown jasper beads, dyed quartz, and white fresh water pearls. The toggle clasp points out that Peace Begins with a Smile.

I turned this fern-decorated white glass bead, a birthday gift from Diane, into a pendant. The necklace is strung with dyed quartz beads, green fresh water pearls and silver colored metal beads. Its name is Fern.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dizzy Dragonflies!

It is my pleasure to feature one of the longest running members of the EtsyBloggers team, Vicki of DizzyDragonflies and KnittingDragonflies. While she has always loved creating handmade items, her favorite material to work with is yarn.

Her business was accidental. It began as a hobby and found people offering to pay her to make them items that she was wearing or had given as gifts. Her love for yarn evolved into hand spinning and hand dyeing her own yarn to work with.

"Turn it Down a Notch" Hand Spun Yarn

She offers several beautiful colors of hand spun yarn, as well as her own knit creations.

Black and White Hand Knit Scarf - Unisex

Heather Green Hand Knit Scarf

It's no wonder she's dizzy - she's operating two Etsy Shops!

You can also find her online: