Sunday, March 20, 2011

Besteam Featured Shop of the Week


 

OFF THE WALL EXPRESSIONS
Vinyl designs that are quick and easy to apply, instantly transforming your space into something special. 



DECORATE
Dandelions Blowing in the Wind, vinyl wall art




Click on the links below the pictures to take you right to the decal shown or go to thier Etsy shop to find your perfect expression
Off the Wall Expressions Etsy shop


Stop by and let them know you like them on thier Facebook page
and stop by and check in on the latest news with them on thier blog 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Besteam Feature of the Week



       This week I have the honor of featuring a wonderful artist and photographer...
Naomi, (Nay for short), from Moonangelnay Photography.

At one glance you can see the passion Nay has for her work shines through
Twilight Rose 4x6 Inch Altered Fine Art Photo

Frozen Dream 5x7 Inch Fine Art Photo    Yummy Tiger 5x7 Inch Fine Art Photo

Nay captures nature and the animals she "shoots" at it's finest!

A Hard Stare 5x7 Inch Fine Art Photo

Nay says "I'm inspired by the human form, philosophy, nature, free will and color. A fine art artist at heart"

A Fine Artist is so True!

Wide range of sizes are available. From the littlest 1" squares, (The Pendant Studio is kind of partial to these), to the perfect sofa size...
Scrabble Tile Collage Sheet No.1. 18 x Original Digital Abstract Art by moonangelnay Size .75 X .83   CHOOSE ANY PRINT 28x42 Inch Mounted Canvas OR Wooden Artbox - Creative Fine Art Photography By Moonangelnay FREE Postage

The Moonangelnay only uses archival inks and papers so you can be assured that your beautiful prints will last for many of years to come.
Nay goes into great detail about this process on her Bio page on Etsy:
Moonangelnay Bio

 View her wonderful blog:
Moonangelnay's blogspot

and be sure you check out her shop on Etsy:
Moonangelnay.etsy.com

I would like to thank Nay for allowing me to sit back, coffee in hand, and just enjoying the view this morning.
What a beautiful way to start the day!



If you would like to be part of a wonderful, fun team on Etsy be sure to check the BESTEAM.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Etsy's BESTEAM Feature of the Week


When you Stop by Sandy's shop, take a deep breath... you can almost smell the luxurious soaps she has to offer. Just from some of the names alone will make you want to jump right into the tub and throw your cares away!


Almond Joy Soap

Toasted Coconut Bar



Sandy runs a small pet sitting/barn sitting service. And has also spent years working with show horses
This must be her inspiration for her adorable little animal soaps.

Goat Milk Soap  
Owl Soap

With Summer just around the corner Sandy also offers soaps to take your mind off the heat.

Decorative Flip Flop Soap   Watermelon Soap Popsicle

Sandy's soaps are made in small batches and cured for 4-6 weeks so you know you are getting the best of the best.
She says "Our soaps are made from scratch using the old-fashioned cold process method of combining various oils, butters, and lye in just the right amounts to create a luxurious soap that we are proud to offer to you"
Gardener's Hand Soap


New items Sandy is offering in her shop are fun, cute little Stitch markers and beautiful Earrings.

Turtle Stitch Markers    Pastel Green Jolly Rancher Earrings

Be sure to check out one of Sandy's Etsy shops for her fabulous soaps and more : http://www.sandyvern.etsy.com/

Get to know her a little bit better on her blog:  http://www.theadventuresofsandyvern.blogspot.com/

And take a peek at Sandy's other shops on Etsy so see some more of her creative side:

The cutest little knitted monsters!

 http://www.etsy.com/shop/monsterlovemadness

For more stitch markers

 http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplysandysthings







Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Etsy Besteam feature of the week on


Stay at home mom, Sarah, says she crafts instead of going
Crazy!
She has been knitting and crocheting for over five years.
She says she has been sewing for longer than she can remember.

From looking at her work, you can tell she really enjoys making it fun as well as useful.

   

                      turkey hat

brown loves pink shoulder bag 


Recently, she has teamed up with a friend, Charles Taylor, to bring silkscreen into her work.
I think she has definitely made a wonderful choice for her new creative outlet.

                                        Spongebob Squarepants Shoulder Bag


                                       Mr. Rogers



You can also find, Sarah and her variety of items that keep her sane on Etsy:

and be sure to check her out at:

&

and become a fan on Facebook

I didn't get a chance to ask Sarah where the name "Chasing the Nuns" comes from but I can bet it probably is a fun story. If you get the chance, ask her.


If you would like to become part of a fun team on Etsy, come check out the Besteam

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BESTEAM Featured Artisan- MYSTIC WYND





Tidal Pool Necklace in Blues and Greens


Eclectic, Distinctive
are the first two words you see when you stop by


Those words only start there... I could keep the list going by saying Unique, Lovely, Stylish, Gorgeous....

Spring Flower Necklace w Love Quote Charm - Nature of Love    Blue Green Foiled Glass Bead Bracelet - Fantastic Foil  Hinged Cuff Bracelet w Goldstone and Crystal Floral Spray

"An awareness of peace and love rose anew, As the spirit found truth and the Mystic Wynd blew..."

This derives from a  poem that owner, Karen, had written about being true to yourself-
This sure holds true for Karen's work. One look and you can see she puts her heart and soul into each wonderful piece.

Rainbow Crystal Chakra Bookmark w Sun Charm Gold Plated - Energy and Enlightenment  Celestial Glow - Goddess Earrings with Labradorite

Red and White Freeform Cuff Bracelet

Take a moment to relax and enjoy the finer things and life by stopping by Mystic Wynd.
You will truly enjoy, Karen's craftsmanship of each and everyone of her items.


Mother's Day is Not that far away~

MysticWynd Gift Certificate - 50 Dollar Value


If you have any questions or would like something customized just ask. I can attest, that she will be more than willing to help!

You can also Find Mystic Wynd on
twitter 
Facebook
Mystic Wynd's Blog 
handmade spark
creating the hive

And visit Karen's other shop's
TheCraftersCabinet - destash and supplies
MWElegance - Bridal & Special Occasion Jewelry and Accessories










Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Featured Shop from The BESTeam


Just in time for Valentine's Day I have the honor of featuring a shop with a Love Story



Valentines Day SALE Blue Bubbles Fused Glass Pendant   Valentines Day SALE Chessboard Sterling Silver Ring


Valentines Day SALE Fluer de Lis Etched Pendant with Copper Chain


Owners Jenny, and her husband Skip, team up together to make these fabulous designs.

Valentines Day SALE Ugly Glass Borosilicate Glass Pendant (P11-503-10-BRM)


They have been working, side by side, since 2005 when Skip joined Jenny in a lamp work bead class. Together they spend countless hours coming up with designs and perfecting their skills.
Their love for their work truly shows in these amazing Glass and Hand Forged pendants!



Valentines Day SALE Dichroic Ugly Glass Pendant (P8-433-02)



May thier Love for thier work, as well as for each other, continue to grow and blossom!


While you are browsing around, take a peek at their other shop too, ClassicallySimple where they are having the same awesome sale on items just as lovely!




Friday, February 4, 2011

Treasury

Does anyone ever get tired of looking at Treasury's? I sure don't. I can get caught up all day browsing around, making them and sometimes even buying from them~
Here is the latest one I have made~

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let's Tangle


Good Thursday Morning, All~
I was catching up on some blogs on Creating The Hive site this morning and came a cross a post on Zentangles- A form of doodling and meditating at the same time. I love them~ I started doing them awhile ago and it can be so addicting. You just get "in the the zone". When you are finished your mind is refreshed.
I like to start with a quote that I enjoy like this one by Monet~

 "People discuss my art and pretend to understand it,
 as if it were necessary to understand,
when it is simply nnecessary to love it."
Claude Monet


Here is a site I came across that explains them a little better and shows you how to get started.
If you haven't tried them, grab a pen, (no erasing!), and some paper and start tangling away!

*remember, life is what you make it, so make it fun!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cool


Just a "little" something we have been putting together~  Now they are available in my Etsy shop. So Darn Cute!
I have been trying to play around with the designing of my blog so be patient with me during this learning process.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eye Popping~



Good Morning~
I thought I would try to help you wake up this morning ~
See the full treasury on  Etsy
 
Ready to Ship Wallet Black Leather Embroidery Vivid Floral Bright Colorful handmade by sewZinski on Etsy     fall - fyne art print (8x12)   MONSTERS wooden handpainted knobs 2 inch SET of four
 
All You Need is Love - Glass Tile Pendant (HDA2)   La La La La   Mod Floral Child Apron--READY TO SHIP