Monday, February 25, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week I'm featuring Sentimental Journey.

Her shop features handmade cards for all occasions. They are all so pretty, it's hard to pick a favorite. I love the one pictured above. She also has a 5 pack called "Four Weddings and a Funeral", which I think is just too clever.

Here's a little bit from the artist:

I'm a mom of two young children (and currently baking #3) who enjoys creating pretty things! Long winters in Minnesota make it an ideal place to be inside and making things.
I've been making cards for my family and friends for years and received many compliments. Upon the urging of a few, I've decided to sell some of my creations.

Each card is hand-made, and therefore unique. All cards are 5 1/2 x 4 inches folded (unless otherwise noted). All come with an envelope for mailing.

I'd be happy to do custom work if you have a special occasion coming. Please convo me and we can work out the details.

I mean how cool would it be to have custom, handmade cards?! Go show Sentimental Journey some love!

Monday, February 18, 2008

What I Am Most Proud Of

Right now, this is the item I'm most proud of in my shop on etsy. I have always drooled over bracelets like this, but I had never made one. A couple of weeks ago I decided to give it a try. First, I went into my bead "collection" and picked out my favorite beads that had greens and blues as a main color. I LOVE these beads. Each one is so different, and together they look fantastic. The clasp that resembles a sun just adds the perfect touch.

I called this bracelet "Feelin' Beachy" because that's exactly how it made me feel.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

Since this is my first "Etsy Artist of the Week", I figured I should start with the person that introduced me to etsy, moondogtreasures.

Moondog is a friend of mine who does incredible work with any material she can get her hands on. Here's a little bit about her and her philosophy:

i am a yoga teacher w/ a penchant for pendants. i sell my designs at a local yoga studio.

i started creating my own jewelry when i realized that i was really picky when it came to the jewelry i wanted to buy and wear.

like most jewelry artists, i made my jewelry just for me. people would compliment me on what i was wearing and i would go home and make the same item for them. that's when i realized i could actually make a business out of this.

i love creating pieces with wire and beads. my favorite colors are ocean and earth colors. last year i started making wire-wrapped crosses. those quickly became my best seller.

i recently learned how to solder, so be on the lookout for new pendants, ornaments, and magnets. i can do custom orders, just let me know what you want.

Go check out moondog's shop and show her some love.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Welcome to Little Shop of Baubles!

I've decided to start up this blog to showcase my love of jewelry and of all things handmade. Back in September, a friend of mine introduced me to It's quite an addictive site. I've been listing jewelry that I've made there ever since.

Go check it out. You can find pretty much anything you can think of there.