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Meet Sassa Lynne on Etsy.com

 
What is the name of your Etsy shop and link? Sassa Lynne is the name of my shop. It’s actually the name of my range of hand-dyed bits and pieces! You can find my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sassalynne?ref=si_shop

  How has your experience been on Etsy? Etsy has been very good to me! Not only have I met some lovely customers, I’ve met lots and lots of lovely supportive sellers. The community is amazing.

  What has been your most exciting moment as an artist here on Etsy? I can’t say that there has only been one exciting moment on Etsy! Each sale is as exciting as the first, but maybe that from a returning customer has a slight edge. However, if I’m honest, unexpectedly winning the treasury challenge is pretty high on the list.

 Do you have any advice for new Etsy shop owners? Oh yes! Join a team! Once you have chosen your team it’s essential to become an active member. The advice and support you receive is perfect to help your business grow and turn your Etsy experience into an exciting and freindly one.

 Tell us how you got started dyeing yarn. What drew you to this line of work?
I’ve been dyeing threads and yarns for over 20 years. At first it was in a very small way so that I could use them in embroideries of my own. Gradually more and more people asked if they could buy them, so I expanded my range of colours and fibers – and suddenly I was a ‘shop’. I love mixing dyes to produce unexpected colour combinations, and over the years I have developed techniques that are unique. I teach dyeing, but I don’t teach these 😉 What is an average day like in the dye studio? I often dye outside. I have pots, tubs and bags available, and gradually during the day they are filled with fabrics, yarns, fibers and threads. The dye is applied carefully, and I make copious notes. The weather here in the UK has been very unreliable, so sometimes it has created very unexpected results – and that is so exciting! I use a variety of dyes on my production line (doesn’t that sound grand – it’s about 2 feet long…..) both synthetic and natural, and sometimes combine both together. I try to be as ecological as possible, and use the very last ounce of colour.

 Tell us more how you choose your fibers and yarn bases, and what the average knitter can expect when working with them: 
I work in textiles and teach a wide variety of techniques. I choose to dye items that I can use in some first and foremost. Although I don’t find time to knit I do use knitting yarns, so these find their way into the shop from time to time. I dye yarns that range from banana fibres through cotton to viscose, and, of course, wool. The also dye the raw fibres, viscose, wool and silk, although I don’t often offer these on Etsy. Hand stitching threads are the most popular, and the range of fine perle that are currently listed are used by quilters and crazy quilters too.



 How did you select the fiber content of your bases? Is there any correlation between the content of the bases and how they are named?
 I buy my yarns from a very small selection of suppliers. I am fussy about the quality, and would never resort to saving money on supplies just for the sake of it. These suppliers often don’t have large stocks of yarns etc, so I buy what they can currently supply.

 What are your favorite projects to make with your items?
 My favourite techniques include using the Embellisher Machine, Creative Free Machine Embroidery and hand stitching. The embellisher machine is an adaptation of an industrial needle-felting machine. I have had one since they were introduced to the UK and I love it! I can use all sorts of fabrics, fibers and yarns to create quite complex backgrounds and then further embellish with hand and machine embroidery. My fine perle can also be used in a large-eyed sewing machine needle, so I can combine all my favourite techniques and supplies in each piece.

  How did you decide to go into this business? What’s the best part?… and the most challenging? As I mentioned above, it almost began by accident! It became more serious when my father died and my mother was able to lend a hand with winding yarns and threads for me. When she was no longer able to do that my husband was able to step in and help. He has been a tremendous support and colleague. We have been married for many years and he is still as tolerant as he has always been, in spite of the house being overrun with dyes and yarns!

 List some patterns you think your Yarns would be perfect for:
 The knitting yarns are perfect as additional feature yarns. They range in weight from quite fine to chunky. Usually one skein will make a scarf, and there are some of these for sale on Etsy by various sellers who have been good enough to buy from me. If you are a hand quilter, you will love the fine perle. It is a very special thread.

 The stage is yours! Is there anything you’d like to add? 
Team Elite is a lovely team. I’d like to say a big thanks to all that supported me during my recent period of ill health which also included a hospital stay. I’m looking forward to repaying you all by supporting the team in the future. Thanks again for voting for me in the recent challenge. 

Thank you Sassa Lynne, I really enjoyed this interview and browsing all the wonderful items in your Etsy shop!

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Our Thursday Treasury Challenge winner is:

 
Our Thursday Treasury Challenge Winner is no stranger to creating fabulous collections for Team Elite!  Betty from  AlegriaCollection.

 
In our last interview with Betty after winning a previous challenge, we learned why Betty is inspired by vintage and about her shop.  This week I wanted to find out how Betty goes about curating her winning collections and what inspires her!

Tell us how you came to love curating treasuries:
When I first joined Etsy I was fascinated by treasuries, but they were a mystery to me—how to be featured on one, how to create one, how exactly did it all work? Then, my guesswork having failed, I read the instructions (what a novel idea!), but I was still “afraid.” After a few months I finally closed my eyes tight, held my nose and jumped in! My first treasury was for Mother’s Day: “Blue, Oh So Blue,” in honor of my mother whose favorite color is: blue! (www.etsy.com/treasury/MTk1Nzk0ODZ8MjcyMjc4ODczNg/blue-oh-so-blue?index=7) I was pleased with the results and received a lot of positive feedback. From then on I was hooked!

Do you pay attention to the treasuries on the front page? 
I do pay attention to FP treasuries, but I find many of them a little pale and minimalistic, although I’ve seen many lovely FP treasuries. I’m a “maximalist”—more is more—and love bold colors and plenty of texture. I choose items that evoke a certain emotion and fit the theme I’m following as much as possible. I use FP treasuries to stay informed—like reading the newspaper or watching the news—but I don’t try to emulate the FP because my style is very different. 

‘AUTUMN IN PARIS – TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE ENTRY’ BYBEATRIZMCDAVID

“AUTUMN” THEMED TREASURY FOR TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE. ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE. SEE OUR BLOG FOR DETAILS: HTTP://TEAMELITEONETSY.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012/08/WEEKLY-THURSDAY-TREASURY-CHALLENGE_8.HTMLENJOY!


Autumnal House – 8x… 

$22.00

ORIGINAL French La… 

$390.00

Mustard fingerless … 

$20.00

Ceramic Tile, Citri… 

$42.00

Brown and cream tut… 

$165.00

Paris Street – 8&qu… 

$23.00

Parisian Graffiti. 

$30.00

Ethiopian opal cab … 

$85.50

Leaf Finding Charm … 

$4.00

Pet Photography Kit… 

$20.00

Abstract stained gl… 

$150.00

Paris Photos – Drea… 

$30.00

Iced Coffee – brown… 

$35.00

Handmade French Cop… 

$35.00

Fingerless Gloves W… 

$28.00

Brown honey necklac… 

$17.00

How do you choose a name for your treasury curation?
It depends. If it’s a treasury for a team challenge with a predetermined theme I try to tie the theme to a quote I love or a phrase from a poem. Sometimes I will use one of the featured items as the inspiration for the treasury’s name. For example, I curated a Team Elite treasury for the “pink and yellow” challenge and named it “Dream.” The first featured item was a yellow scrapbook page with the word “dream” on it. It just seemed to fit the overall feeling of the treasury. I’m also a writer and always have phrases running around in my head, and often I have a name before I start selecting items to include in a treasury.

‘AUTUMN FIRES – TEAM ELITE’S THEME TREASURY CHALLENGE #3’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

THIS WEEK’S TREASURY THEME IS FALL EMOTIONS AND INCLUDES 7 PREDETERMINED TE MEMBERS AND 9 RANDOM NON-MEMBERS. MY TREASURY’S INSPIRATION COMES FROM ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S POEM AUTUMN FIRES, TEXT IN COMMENTS BELOW. PLEASE FAVORITE, SHARE AND


A Fine Art Photogra… 

$30.00

Behind The Curtain…. 

$1080.00

A Very Smokey Night… 

$20.00

little red riding h… 

$18.00

Sisters by Kathleen… 

$22.95

Old Gold, Yellow, P… 

$12.75

Abstract Fine Art N… 

$25.00

Children Clothing, … 

$25.00

12 acorn place card… 

$4.00

Elegant Knit Circle… 

$52.00

Smokey Quartz, Gold… 

$24.00

Broken China Brown … 

$50.00

Lucite Flower Earri… 

$17.00

5×7 Photograph Aged… 

$29.00

Hand painted Kaua&#… 

$20.00

October 1923 Autumn… 

$20.00

What inspires you when creating treasuries? 
I love to travel, I love books, flowers, rainy days, color, autumn (I curated an autumn treasury entitled “Summertime . . .” and in my comments I said, “but I love Autumn best of all.”) Current events, like Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee, inspired a teapot-themed treasury. Inspiration is really everywhere for me.

‘SUMMERTIME . . . ‘ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

BUT I LOVE AUTUMN BEST OF ALL.


Artist Note Card–N… 

$4.99

Love Autumn Woman A… 

$35.00

1923 Marine Inverte… 

$14.00

Business Card Case … 

$30.00

12.25×6.25 Autumn&#… 

$15.00

Autumn / Fall Orang… 

$6.00

Hand Dyed Long Silk… 

$32.00

Knit Unisex Circle … 

$52.00

Autumn Swarovski Cr… 

$24.00

Hand Dyed ribbon – … 

$3.95

Autumn photograph, … 

$30.00

LEAF ME ALONE–Autu… 

$147.00

Fall Leaves Gift Ta… 

$6.00

25% OFF SALE CLEARA… 

$4.50

Autumn Colors Orang… 

$22.00

Autumn Masque Open … 

$15.00

What is your advice to getting views on a treasury curation?
The first thing I do after completing a treasury is convo all featured sellers and tell them they’ve been treasured. (I’m often surprised to find out one of my items has been included in a treasury but I knew nothing about it.) I also remind the featured sellers to “favorite” the treasury and ask them to share it. I’ve noticed many people leave comments but forget to favorite, which is the most important part for promotion purposes. Lately, I’ve started Tweeting and posting my treasury items on Pinterest and Wanelo. I’m not sure how much traffic that generates for those shops, but it can’t hurt! It’s time consuming but I let the sellers know that I’ve promoted one of their items; I think they appreciate it and many reciprocate. I also convo Etsy friends who aren’t featured in the treasury but are more than glad to offer support—and they do!

‘JULY DAFFODILS’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

“YELLOW” – TEAM ELITE’S WEEKLY BLOG CHALLENGE, WITH FEATURED SHOP VIKSVINTAGEJEWELRY: HTTP://WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/VIKSVINTAGEJEWELRYANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE! FOR DETAILS, SEE: HTTP://TEAMELITEONETSY.BLOGSPOT.COM/ENJOY!


Vintage Paul Webb M… 

$40.00

Felted purse cosmet… 

$59.00

Glow in the Dark St… 

$18.00

Vintage Pre WWII Si… 

$28.50

300gr of organic Li… 

$18.00

Daisy Art Summer Fl… 

$15.00

Vintage Yellow Stil… 

$23.00

wedding jewelry,swa… 

$27.00

Medieval Wooden Chu… 

$25.00

Art Print of Origin… 

$9.00

Elegant Spring Rhi… 

$5.00

Art Deco PRYSTAL Bu… 

$32.00

Vivid Fine Art prin… 

$30.00

Iron Yellow Tumbler 

$18.00

30% off – Lemons – … 

$21.00

Orange, yellow and … 

$15.00

Do you think treasuries help sellers gain views in their shops? If so, how?
I think they do. We are all curious by nature, and if someone features one of my items in a treasury I want to see what the curator’s shop looks like, what kinds of items she carries, do I want to add her to my circle or follow her on Twitter, do I want to favorite or Tweet the shop. Even if what I see isn’t my style, I always try to return the favor by selecting a few favorites. What goes around comes around, or better yet, “you shall reap what you sow.”

‘PEACH SORBET WITH MINT’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

“PEACH AND MINT GREEN,” TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE ENTRY FEATURING HTTP://WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/VIKSVINTAGEJEWELRY?REF=SELLER_INFOVISIT OUR TEAM BLOG TO PARTICIPATE: HTTP://TEAMELITEONETSY.BLOGSPOT.COM/


Peach, Green, Clear… 

$64.50

Enchanted Forest 8x… 

$21.00

Peach Rhinestone Ea… 

$22.00

Rose Earrings Peach… 

$5.00

Venice, The Green P… 

$25.00

Vintage Austrian Gr… 

$17.00

Porcelain Dove Bird… 

$15.00

CHRISTMAS Ornament … 

$45.00

Neon green bookmark… 

$16.00

Bulky Silver and Me… 

$91.00

Art Print of Origin… 

$9.00

Vintage Writing Jou… 

$24.50

Vintage Green BAKEL… 

$38.50

Limited Edition Pri… 

$130.00

Vintage Lisner Rhin… 

$9.99

Busy Morning on the… 

$30.00

What is it you look for when selecting items for your treasury curations?
Beauty, emotion, evocative colors—items that say “wow”! But—and this is really important and something I’m working on in my own shop—if I love the item but the picture isn’t good, I won’t use it. Pictures are everything, and I mean everything!

‘ON A CLEAR DAY…’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

. . . YOU CAN SEE BEAUTY.


Pink Love – Reiki I… 

$51.00

RESERVED listing 

$82.00

Vintage Glass Flowe… 

$19.50

Vintage Bridal Wedd… 

$168.00

Moonstone Briolette… 

$28.00

Crystal clear rosar… 

$14.00

La Belle Mariée St… 

$200.00

Vintage Rhinestone … 

$18.50

Freshwater Pearl Cr… 

$68.00

ART DECO Bracelet R… 

$140.00

Paris Photo – There… 

$25.00

Off white Headband… 

$19.90

early 1900s Antique… 

$39.95

French Antique Cann… 

$100.00

Soldered Pendant, E… 

$27.00

Hand Blown Pitcher … 

$18.00

What is one piece of advice you can give new Etsians when it comes to making treasuries?
Don’t be afraid and get started! But be thoughtful about it. Whatever your theme, make sure the items complement one another somehow. Depending on the treasury’s theme or objective, the featured items can be 16 versions of the same thing (like my teapot treasury), or they can be a contrast of colors and textures, or a collection of completely diverse items that tells a story. For example, my Italian friend Cris of KrissWool, who I believe is a master curator, built a treasury around old, utilitarian items:www.etsy.com/treasury/MjA2MjM2MTh8MjcyMjkxMTY3Mg/strong-and-simple-life2…. What could have been a hodgepodge, turned out to be a visually beautiful collection that evoked earlier times, regardless of the item’s original use. And the name, “Strong and Simple,” is perfection!

‘FROM THE HEART – TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

TEAM ELITE’S WEDDING-THEMED THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE ENTRY FEATURING WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/SASSALYNNE. THANK YOU TO OWL AND HOURGLASS FOR THE TITLE INSPIRATION.TO PARTICIPATE, SEE OUR TEAM BLOG: HTTP://TEAMELITEONETSY.BLOGSPOT.COM.


Ex Animo – From The… 

$22.99

Tan, Teal, Green, F… 

$7.00

original watercolor… 

$129.00

Blue Gray Pocket Mi… 

$14.00

LOVE Birds. Unique … 

$9.99

Personalised Gift T… 

$3.00

Blue Chrysophase Ea… 

$85.00

bridesmaid gift adj… 

$10.00

Photo of Coffee Cup… 

$25.00

Custom Bracelet: We… 

$40.00

Sarafina Curls – Or… 

$28.00

Vintage Philippe Lo… 

$23.00

Bamboo BATHROBE Org… 

$75.00

Summer Collection -… 

$34.00

Vintage Bracelet Pe… 

$30.00

Home decor – weddin… 

$13.00

Who are your top three favorite Etsy sellers and why?
It’s impossible for me to pick just three! I love so many Etsy sellers and they are all unique in their own way! I love the ones I love for the originality of their creations, for the quality of their vintage items, for the beauty of the supplies they offer. But I have to make special mention of one shop I’ve bought several things from: Ozma Of Odds: www.etsy.com/shop/ozmaofodds?page=2. I don’t know where Rosemary finds her inspiration, but not only is her shop beautiful to look at, but her inspirational offerings are exquisite—they speak to me on a very personal level. And she sounds like a lovely person to boot! 

‘DREAM – TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE ENTRY’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

THIS WEEK’S THEME FOR TEAM ELITE’S THURSDAY TREASURY CHALLENGE IS “PINK AND YELLOW.” VISIT OUR TEAM BLOG TO PARTICIPATE: HTTP://TEAMELITEONETSY.BLOGSPOT.COM/THANK YOU TO SWEETCONCEPTDESIGNS FOR THE “DREAM” THEME!


12 x12 Scrapbook P… 

$10.00

Baby Shoes Print of… 

$20.00

Christmas in July B… 

$9.00

100% Bamboo Spiral … 

$33.00

Ornament Home Déco… 

$45.00

Romantic Bridal So… 

$185.00

Light Yellow Leathe… 

$20.00

Vintage Express She… 

$55.00

NATURAL Cotton ,Eco… 

$25.00

natural antibacteri… 

$10.00

Baltic Amber Ring R… 

$185.00

16″ long (22 p… 

$9.99

Xania, Crete Sunset… 

$15.00

Photography,digital… 

$9.00

Pear photograph – C… 

$15.00

Decoupage Wide Cuff… 

$36.00

When you buy handmade, what is it you look for? (Price, Quality, Uniqueness?) 
Uniqueness and quality first, price second. Although I do not have an unlimited budget, I don’t mind paying more for something someone put her heart and soul into, and which in turn touches my heart and soul.

Anything else that you would like to tell us about, we would love for you to share with us:

‘ETSY’S GOT TALENT!’ BY BEATRIZMCDAVID

THIS IS A VERY ECLECTIC TREASURY. ALL OF THE ITEMS ARE FIRST-TIME TREASURY SELECTIONS–A TRIBUTE TO JUST A FEW OF THE AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND CREATIVE ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE ON ETSY. YOU INSPIRE ME!


Beautiful hand knit… 

$20.00

ORIGINAL Large Abst… 

$475.00

FREE SHIPPING.. Han… 

$78.00

beloved amongst the… 

$9.00

Rose Garden Green G… 

$24.00

Bellasoiree Origina… 

$795.00

DeNatura. . Salad T… 

$60.00

One Way Ticket To T… 

$145.00

Black lace and nude… 

$235.00

RUIN. Abstract Phot… 

$28.00

Free shipping / Chr… 

$950.00

Peridot and citrine… 

$105.00

Wire Rings Sterling… 

$30.00

Exclusive Handmade … 

$300.00

Parisian Street – 8… 

$25.00

Crocheted Scarf Nec… 

$35.00

I’ve learned that Etsy is a community and you can’t go it alone if you want to succeed. Joining a team is a great way to garner support and get noticed, but also to make friends. And some of those friendships go deeper than just “Etsy talk.” I’m experiencing that myself and nothing could be more rewarding!

Congratulations to our shop of the day:The Green Groovy! The Green Groovy features Original Hand painted Art Collection: Eco friendly Jute Bags, Purses, File Folders, & Watercolor Art Note cards. How is the Jute collection eco friendly? Coz Jute or Burlap fabric is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

So Pretty and OOAK – Black Jute Purse, hand painted pink & gold motif with lilac crystals by Sowmya V. Unique from my studio-An eco spring fashion accessory! Perfect for your date/dinner nights with your LBD. Hippie, Boho chic, Feminine, Kawaii Cute?—You decide and play along! *Clutch is made of 100% Jute and has vibrant floral cotton ribbon piping to add to the look.
*Clutch measures 8.5×4.5 inches and closes with two metallic snap in buttons.Insides are lined with soft non woven cloth and contains zipper in the center and three slots on the front for cash and cards.
*Very comfortable and roomy enough for your daily purse nitty gritties.Easily fits into any handbag.Chic one of a kind ecofriendly accessory. Perfect gift!

Set of 2 blank hand painted note cards for anytime! Original watercolor red and blue flowers by Sowmya V. These are original paintings, not prints! Lovely way to send a personalized message for any occasion! These cards can also be framed for later.

OOAK Golden Yellow Jute Purse hand painted with Indian Pattern by Sowmya V & embellished crystals. The motif symbolizes prosperity and joy! So perfect for your date/dinner nights!

I LOVE The Green Groovy, so many beautiful eco-friendly items! I hope you enjoyed this blog feature, if you have some time stop by and LIKE The Green Groovy on FaceBook!

www.facebook.com/thegreengroovy
My FB fans enjoy a 10% off all purchases! coupon code FBDISC10 at checkout.

Blog: http://www.thepinkoflife.blogspot.com/

Shop of the weekend…. AndraLynn Creative Designs

Whimsical, storybook inspired original paintings and art toys for the nursery, child’s room or anywhere in the home by Texas artist Andrea Doss. Filled with bright colors and loaded with charm and imagination, every painting is more than just something that hangs on a wall–it’s a story waiting to happen.

Andrea’s art can be seen at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas and Howe Unique in Denton, Texas.

Featured on many fabulous blogs, including Business Info Guide, Hearth Handmade, Suzy’s Sitcom, and Singing Three Little Birds.

They may be made of metal, but robots need love, too. This little painting was made using a super fun deep canvas that can stand on a shelf or hang on a wall. Perfect for adding some futuristic charm to a boy’s room.

Hi. Hello. How’s it going? I’m an owl. Hi. Take me home with you? *Title: Hello, Owl *Original acrylic painting *12 x 12 stretched canvas *Embellished with buttons *Sewn Embroidered Accents *Painted sides (framing not necessary) *Initialed on the front *Signed, dated and titled on the back

Say no to boring stationery! Say yes to fun and whimsy! These cards are ready to bring a smile to the face of your pen pal, grandma, or grade school teacher.

Visit my blog where I write about all the crazy, creativity that goes on in my house!
http://childsphilosophy.blogspot.com/

Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/andralynncd

Fan me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andralynncreativedesigns

I always enjoy browsing Andrea’s whimsical work, her light-hearted and whimsical designs never fail to put a smile in my heart, I hope this feature gives you the same pleasure!

Meet our shop of the weekend, Night’s Vision. The name of Tina’s shop, Night’s Vision has been with her since the late ’90’s and is a statement on where and when she feels her creativity comes from. Tina has been a night owl her whole life and find that those moments of creative impulse, the “vision” comes to her in the middle of the night when everything is quiet and peaceful. Who knows what lurks in the dark next!

“Hallowed Catrina” is a OOAK Art Doll by Tina Lynn Ellis. Standing approx 11.5″ tall this goddess shaped cloth bodied doll is a mixture of my favorite days of the year Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The fabric used for the body is a great Halloween print. The face of this Hallowed Catrina sits mask like on the doll head and is made of polymer clay then painted and accented with crystals and glitter. Many different types of fabric make up her fabulous gown, starting with my favorite, tulle! Her full skirt and bodice both have a ruffled edge created from ribbon. Hanging from her simple beaded belt are several strands of beading containing stone, ceramic, and glass beads. Her hair is made up of many different yarns and ribbons giving her that lovely wild mane of hair. Topping her off is a feathered top hat made of polymer clay and all glittered up!

The Greenman is a 7 to 8 inch soft bodied hand painted art doll by Tina Lynn Ellis. His face and accents on his body have been handpainted on fabric. Along with his crown of leaves his hair is made up of various different yarns and fibers. He does not stand on his own but can be placed in a sitting position or a doll stand may be used.

Have you ever been broken open? Whether it be by joy or pain there comes a time when our sacred inner fire cannot be be contained. Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendants are hand sculpted causing no two to ever be exactly alike, just like you and me. After sculpting with different distressing techniques these pendants are further enhanced with careful hand painting. The back sides are glittered and the whole pendant is sealed with a gloss. Comes with an organza and cord necklace. This particular pendant measures approx. 2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Visit her blog at Http://nightsvision.blogspot.com and keep up with happenings at http://www.facebook.com/nightsvision

I love the diversity and imagination of Tina’s artwork, I hope you enjoyed this amazing glimpse of her artwork!

Congratulations to our shop of the day for 2/24/12, Rockstar Pug Regalia. Rockstar Pug Regalia are the creators of one-of-a-kind, custom fit, garments and accessories for your pampered pooch at box store prices with boutique quality and old world craftsmanship.

Now really, how adorable is this?!!!

What a great way to pamper your pooch and keep them warm, not to mention looking stylish!

This is my favorite!

I love the diversity of shops on FaceBook, being a dog lover myself this feature was really enjoyable! I hope you enjoyed this feature as well!

Congratulations to Trevor the artist at Emergent Glassworks!
I am totally infatuated with this artists amazing skills with the flame! Take a look at some of his artwork, I am sure it will have you saying “WOW!” just as it did me!

(Emergence: the formation of a completely new system, patterns and properties by the complex interaction of lesser elements in the system.)

Finely crafted with exquisite detail! you’ve never seen anything this cool in your life! there’s a hundred different ways to display this; Hang it around your neck, dashboard mirror, your wall or put it somewhere cool like your fish tank, desktop zen garden or just in a display case.

This is a Handmade 1.25″ marble with a realistic amanita mushroom in it. Great for any mushroom enthusiast or marble collector!

LIKE on facebook!http://www.facebook.com/emergentglassworks

I hope you enjoyed these amazing creations as much as I did featuring them! Stay tuned for our next shop of the day!