Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We apologize...

...because we are going to be away for a bit. We should be back in two weeks (February)! See you then! Love Nemo, Mittens, Zorro, and Emma. *meow*

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LazyCat Featured!

Prowl on over to see the LazyCat features on the following blogs:

MyCatLulu's Blog

PurrfectlyDevine's Blog

It's all very kitty-themed today! Once you've checked it all out, you are purrmitted to curl up and take a catnap. :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Feature-Mini 49: DAM Designs

Now featuring:

Visit DAMdesigns for unique paper arts, painting, photography, and prints. These pieces are created with personality and influenced by a desire to create--Danelle has been crafting since she was three and is constantly inspired to create new, exciting works.

Danelle's advice: Remember, your art will tell a bigger story if it is made from your heart.

You can learn more on DAM Designs' blog.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Front Page again!!

The Treasury Fairies have struck again! The Pasadena necklace and earrings set was on the Etsy front page! :)

Feature-Mini 48: Cigar Box Beads

Our next feature artist:

Marilyn creates beautiful and funky beadweaving and jewelry in her shop, Cigar Box Beads. Perhaps her ideas seem a bit eclectic because she can find inspiration in everything--so much so that she has to keep mountains of scraps of paper where she has sketched down her ideas!

Her advice: Don't be afraid to climb out your glass box!

You can learn more on her blog.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Feature-Mini 47: Deabus Amor

Our next feature artist:

"Deabus Amor" represents the Goddess of Love in Latin, and Dea clearly loves her work! Her eclectic pieces are inspired by techniques from other mediums (e.g. wax-resist and woodcarving), and she experiments with applying them to polymer clay.

Dea reminds us that we spend so many hours of our lives working, we may as well do something we love!

You can learn more on her blog.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Feature-Mini 46: Aromatic Body Oils

Our next feature artist:

Zaidat creates affordable, unique skincare products for Aromatic Body Oils! She believes: "You don't have to spend a fortune to have beautiful skin and smell good too!" ZAJA stands for "Zestfully Ambrosial, Joyfully Aromatic!"

You can learn more about her wonderful bath and body products on her website and blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Feature-Mini 45: A Rose By Name

Now featuring:

Anna creates beautiful beaded jewelry for A Rose By Name. Her well-crafted pieces are inspired by everything around her--from a song or a movie to the beads themselves! Who knew beadweaving could be both stress therapy and beautiful!

Anna's nugget of wisdom: "Never give up on your art. Keep creating even if it's only for yourself or your friends and family!"

You can learn more on her blog.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Feature-Mini 44: Allyon67

The next Etsy artist feature is:

Pamela creates a variety of abstract art pieces-- from the flamboyant and colorful to the confident and peaceful. She is inspired by "science, fantasy, martial arts, architecture, and nature (especially water)". Don't miss this Kitty!

Words that inspire Pamela: “To Change One’s Life: Start Immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions” :William James

You can learn more about Pamela Miller's contemporary abstract art on her blog.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Feature-Mini 43: My Fair Lady VT4

Now featuring:

Ann creates her beadwoven pieces in Vermont. (The land of cheese is now the land of beads!) Inspired by the natural world around her, Ann's one of a kind pieces are made one bead at a time, with seed beads and gemstones. Good thing she loves her work!

You can learn more about My Fair Lady's inspired jewelry on her blog.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Feature-Mini 42: On A Thousand Hills

Our next feature:

The influence of Nature in Cheryl's designs is apparent. She must look out and see A Thousand Hills from her studio window when she is creating her original, earthy jewelry.

You can learn more about Cheryl on her blog.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Feature-Mini 41: My Cat Lulu

Next to be featured:

Becca named her store My Cat Lulu in honor of her sweet feline friend who has great big eyes and really soft fur. Becca's whimisical and witty cards are inspired by "life, nature and memories." We'd love to get this cute cat-bird-dog themed card for Valentine's Day!

Advice from Becca (and Lulu): Make work that you love!

You can learn more about them on My Cat Lulu's blog.

Don't forget...

....to check out Lazy Cat in these features!

Knuckletoes/Revinylized's Blog

You won't want to miss it!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

More Lazy Cat features....

How did we miss the Lazy Cat feature in the

Lair of the Silver Dragon

Be careful not to wake the dragon when you visit!

And don't forget our feature at:

A Rose by Name's Blog

as well!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Feature-Mini 40: Regal Beads

Now Featuring:

Explore elegant beadweaving of Regal Beads! The influence of Russian style is apparent in these colorful designs--and don't forget the inspiration from "beading mentor" Christina of Good Quill Hunting.

Regal Beads' advice: "VALUE what you do, and share that passion with others!"

You can learn more on Regal Beads' blog.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Feature-Mini 39: Mineral Magic Cosmetics

Today's featre Etsy artist:

For anyone who has ever had a make-up allergy, give Mineral Magic a try! All of her fresh, natural cosmetics are made from pure, crushed minerals. She is inspired by a passion for color change-- and you'll find elegant colors for every season that are never overstated.

You can learn more about these vegan-friendly cosmetics here.

Lazy Cat Featured

Lazy Cat has been featured again!

Etsy Profiles Blog

Come take a peak and leave a comment to let us know you've seen it!

Thanks to Sara of "Crafts of Texture" for putting this together!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Feature-Mini 38: Quirky'n'Berkeley

Presenting Etsy artist:

Carol's handcrafted cards are inspired by her background in publishing--her ability to break down her projects into their modular roots, "paper engineering" you might call it! This is clear in her unique, creative pieces, particularly these tini origami paper boxes!

You can learn more about Carol and her intricate pieces on her blog.

Geometric Crochet Sunrise

Our moms have created a new piece of geometric crochet sculpture art! This time, they have made it in the colors of the sunrise!

This piece of geometric crochet is made from acrylic yarn, and crocheted using the pattern for a hyperbolic plane (and an H hook). Each row has more stitches than the last, by N=4, such that every 4th single crochet has 2 stitches in the same stitch.
The number of yellow (315) > orange (274) > red (235) stitches. This pattern is based on the work of Daina Taimina of Cornell University and this article in Science News.

You may need your sunglasses when you see this item in the Etsy shop!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Feature-Mini 37: George McKim

Presenting Etsy artist:

George is inspired by nature and Vincent Van Gogh: (check out his Sunflower series.) Van Gogh, for the directness of both his technique and his expression and Nature, as a source of colors, patterns, spatial relationships and pictorial imagery.

You can learn more about George on his blog or his website.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Feature-Mini 36: ContasBrasil

Today's feature Etsy artist:

Suzy is a Brazilian who has relocated to Cologne, Germany, where she creates her unique jewelry and bags in the unique light and colors of Brazil! Let her pieces take you to Brazil as well!

You can learn more about her and Bebe on their blog, website, and their second Etsy store, ContasCoeln.