Monday, December 28, 2009

Awesome Artist - Liz's Wares

Another great artist to check out is Liz's Wares. Her store consists of jewelry from bracelets to earrings to necklaces.

Her bio: I've started making jewelry since i was about 12. I like to let the beads speak to me. I do this by sitting down with either a pendant or set of beads and I begin meticulously laying them out to create a unique piece. This tends to take an hour or more just planning the layout, then comes the stringing which is the easy part. I put lot of time and effort into my pieces. I'm always trying to experiment with new ideas, and supplies.

She uses a variety of colors and textures in all of her pieces. I love the thought and effort put behind each one. You can really see that in the finished product. Also, her jewelry will look great on anyone for any occasion.

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You can go to her store here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Great Artist - Elements of Surprise

Another nice shop to check out is Elements of Surprise. Her store is mostly made up of beaded jewelry from bracelets to necklaces to earrings.

Her bio: When I was little I was one of those kids always sitting at the table "making something", while everyone else was playing video games. I would take fabric and try to make myself clothes - not that they ever fit! I moved on to making notebooks out my mom's jean pockets, and putting together - very strange - sewing kits for everyone I knew. But, I never really did any beading or jewelry until a friend dragged me off to a cute little bead store. That day, I made three pairs of earrings, and I've been hooked ever since!

Her store has something for everyone. Her designs are cute and unique. It's nice to see a variety of materials such as beads, shells, and crystals. There are lots of fun things to look at.

Here is my favorite:

Go to her store here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Awesome Designer - Isla New York

A great shop to check out is Isla New York. Her store features handmade organic clothing for women, such as skirts, sweaters, pants, and shirts.

Her bio: My name is Regina and I live and work in Manhattan. After graduation, I worked a few fashion internships and then decided to start my own label here on Etsy (Although I also sell on! Right now I'm focusing my energy into bringing trendy eco friendly alternatives to women of all ages! I like to think that my pieces are unique because I add different elements that aren't necessarily marketed for clothing use. For example, for my fall pieces I've started using a lot of jewelry chains and charms.

These clothes are made for anyone to wear. They are very cute and unique. I love the detail she puts in every piece, like appliques, braiding, and pleating. The hoodies are really nice and colorful. Her tops are original and very well made.

Here is my favorite:

Go to her store here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Awesome Artist - Ambient Girl Designs

Here is a great shop to check it out: Ambient Girl Designs. Her store has a little bit of everything from photography to cards to gift tags.

Her bio: I'm originally from South Africa and I'm living in Canada now. I'm a stay at home mom with a diploma in Crafts & Design majoring in glassblowing and a certificate in Art Fundamentals. I have loved crafting since I was little and I'm so happy to have found a community of crafters that love it as much as I do. Currently I design stationery, gift tags, custom cards and invitations.

Ambient Girl Designs are great! I love the variety offered in her store. The cards and gift tags are very creative and cute and would be the perfect addition to any gift.

This is my current favorite:

Check out her store here.