Sunday, December 16, 2007

INDIE FINDS FIT FOR A GODDESS - SOAP and more!

The first seller I have to rave about is Morganstreet
Not only did she taylor my first order for a secret santa group, but her Lime and black Pepper soap is one of the BEST cold process soaps I have EVER used. And I am a self proclaimed "Soap Addict". I think I have ordered 4 bars now? She uses a process called "super-fatting". Which essentially means that she adds oils and butters to every batch. This soap is touted as being loved by the guys, but let me tell you from personal experience, the girls will love this just as much if not more. RUN, dont walk to Morganstreet's shop and buy your self a bar of this soap. Your skin wont regret it.

Next on the soap finds list is Seaspritesoaps. I have used her cold process soaps for a llloonnnggg time now. It is hard to find a match for quality and presentation. Recently I had the very good fortune to try her Rosemary Mint heel butter and her Rosemary Mint Skin Frosting. What a treat fit for ANY goddess!!! She has an entire basket ready for gift giving of an array of the rosemary mint products. Seaspritesoaps shop is also secret santa friendly. Also check out some of her other products too. Here are some suggestions: Vanilla latte Soap , Spearmint calendula soap, and the pink peppermint candy soap. Oh and dont forget to check out her blog!
http://heartcrafts.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Silvershadow/BerryPatchDesigns/Undercurrent - 29/90 Featured seller



Note from the goddess:
A fantastic seller! I have actually had the privilege of meeting this seller in person. I highly recommend her! My favorite piece from her Undercurrents shop is her Story of O ring
I love the Mouse hunt bracelet as well!

What her customers are saying!

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Absolutely beautiful earrings! Well-made and as described. Came carefully packaged. Thanks so much!***

***Beautiful combination of colours and textures. Thanks so much for including the lovely earrings - I'll enjoy wearing them as well!***

Copied from sellers etsy profile:
Welcome to BerryPatchDesigns. Happy Holidays!

I love to combine the varying colors and textures of the natural world. There are so many feelings and places to love about our world!

Handmade jewelry, using high quality stones, glass and components, suitable for a wide range of styles, using high quality stones, pearls, glass, crystal and metal beads.

Sterling silver and copper join in the visual symphony; they have their own brightness and feelings to contribute. Gold filled or vermeil will sometimes "drop in".

Hearing and seeing that people enjoy wearing my jewelry is one of the best things about designing jewelry.


http://BerryPatchDesigns.etsy.com
http://UnderCurrent.etsy.com
http://SilverShadow.etsy.com
http://strainsasylum.blogspot.com

Yaslani - 28/90 Featured Seller


Note from the goddess:
I love this sellers mixed media piece called "moonlight"
Its very Dali-esque. I also really love the piece entitled Little China Doll.

What her customers are saying!

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I LOVE my new elephant. Great work. Thanks so much.
I will be back for more.***

***GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! Thank you thank you, I love them! and I'm sure my friends will love them too once I turn these gorgeous works of art into necklaces and bracelets for 'em for christmas! >:D***


Copied from the sellers etsy profile:
I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore and then moved to Los Angeles where I studied Fine Art -Painting at Otis Art Institute. Before long I found myself back in New Jersey where I detoured from art for a while and settled into a normal life fully stocked with a corporate job. Turns out normal isn’t for me. Making things is an addiction. A packrat by nature, I believe all items have a second life and I love using recycled items and supplies that are gentle to the environment.

My work consists of bamboo pendants and mixed media paintings. I use found objects, bamboo, ephemera, old paper, acrylic, goauche, pencils, pens, ink, glitter… and anything else within my grasp. I’m influenced by pop culture, color, music, animals, fashion, movies, magazines and too many artists to mention. There are no heavy messages in my work. I consider my art to be an aesthetic conversation. A lovely chat between friends sometimes relaying a story or an inside joke. The only judgement I make with my art is “am I feeling this or not.” The “not” pile gets recycled for another day.

Yaslani is the brainchild for all my creative outlets. There is so much more I plan to do. There are so many more beautiful conversations I plan to have and I’m still planning my escape from normal. Stay tuned.




http://Yaslani.etsy.com
http://yaslanisgroovespot.blogspot.com/

CoconutPalmDesigns - 27/90 Featured Seller


Note from the goddess:
This seller offers some really nice ACEO's (mini works of art). I love the tree frog ACEO , so much that I marked it as a personal favorite. I also really love her custom hanging butterfly sign.
Be sure to check her out! You cant miss her shop!

What her customers are saying!

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Gorgeous!!!! I love your work. I can't wait to buy more!***

***I was so delighted with this ACEO! What an imagination!***

Copied from the sellers etsy profile:
I am a Canadian living in Belize, Central America and also a graphic designer. Woodworking and sign design is my newest crafting passion but art has been in my blood since birth.

Sign making has turned into a great outlet for my creative energies and finally I am using my graphic design training for something exciting.

Custom orders are welcome. Please feel free to contact me if you have a particular sign you would like me to make for you.


http://CoconutPalmDesigns.etsy.com
http://coconutpalmdesigns.blogspot.com/

Sparkly Stradz - 26/90 - Featured Seller


Note from the Goddess:
This seller makes some beautiful jewelry and some adorable onsies! I especially love the camo crocheted onsie! I also really love the Golden Jade wire wrapped pendant.


What her customers are saying!
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the crochet necklace is beautiful and fits perfectly, also very comfy. I'm very pleased. Your Grandmother taught you well***

***Beautiful crochet work. I love it!***

Copied from the sellers etsy profile:
I've had a love for crafts, especially crochet for over 25 years ever since my grandmother taught me at age 5. It was probably the best thing she could have done for my parents because it would keep me busy for hours. During college, I developed a love for beads--not just because they're sparkly, but because beads have such a rich history to them from around the world, and can be made from almost anything imaginable. Also, as an occupational therapist, I am able to use a variety of crafts and activities in my therapy to make it more fun!

I combined my love for crochet and beads and began making jewelry, baby onesies, hats, and all sorts of gift items about 10 years ago. "Sparkly Strandz" is an online store that you can visit and create your own jewelry by choosing the right color bead, wire, and length you want for that perfect piece!!



http://sparklystrandz.etsy.com
http://sparklystrandz.blogspot.com/

Arosebyname - 25/90 Featured Seller


Note from the goddess:
This seller makes some great jewelry. My favorites are the Victorian Crystal bracelet
and the Verdigris and gold drop earrings These would make great gifts for the holidays!

What her customers are saying!
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This bracelet is SO elegant and beautifully made...thanks for your artistry...and for being so great to work with!!!***

***A FABULOUS bracelet...exquisite workmanship...great transaction...THANK YOU!!!***


Copied From the Sellers etsy profile:
I am a self-employed wife and mother of two teenage daughters. I enjoy beading and find that it is my therapy for stress!

My daughters and I first tried beading many years ago. Over the years, the beads have gotten smaller and the designs more intricate. Although my girls no longer bead, they enjoy wearing the pieces that I have created.

My youngest creates cards. She thoroughly enjoys creating the original greeting cards that you will find here in my shop. She will also create custom cards...just let us know your preferences!


http://arosebyname.etsy.com
http://arosebyname.blogspot.com

soandsewcrafty - Featured Seller - 24/90


Note from the Goddess:
This seller makes some really cute scrub tops and knitting totes, like the Knitting or Crochet Tote in Bamboo Its very cute! Also the photo memory quilts are adorable and would make a great gift for a mom, grandma or anyone!


What her customers are saying!

***Absolutely adorable! Thanks for the lovely towel as well***

***The stocking is very well made and the embroidery of the name is EXCELLENT! Very good seller, great communication. I would def buy from this shop again***


Copied from Sellers etsy profile:
Sewing is my passion! I've been sewing for family, friends & customers for over 30 years! I take great pride in the items that I make.

I love to do customs orders, so if you don't see something just like what you have in mind, just convo me and we can work together to create your dream!

http://soandsewcrafty.etsy.com
http://soandsewcrafty.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 6, 2007

5 random things

1. I love coffee probably more than my husband, well not really. heh
2. Im a very compassionate person
3. People who dont know how to have a conversation make me batty
4. Purple and black are my favorite colors.
5. I am a text book Taurus, except for that whole patience thing.


Im tagging 7 others.....will post them soon

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mystery Hostess jewelry and bath and body show going on now!





***MYSTERY HOSTESS AND ONLINE JEWELRY/BATH AND BODY SHOW NOW GOING ON!*** Please read the following for details...

I am currently hosting an online jewelry and bath and body party. All you have to do is purchase something (anything) from either of my shops and put "online party" in the message to seller upon checkout.

Yes it is really that easy!

http://celticgoddessjewelry.etsy.com/ or http://sacredwaters.etsy.com/

You will need to do this between now and Sunday Dec 9th at 12:00 am. There will be "door" prizes, free jewelry, random other mystery prizes (example: a discount on purchase, an item half off, etc)

I will also be offering FREE gift wrap and I will ship to your recipient for NO ADDITIONAL COST!

Come join the fun!