Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Etsy Front Page

My Canaan Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap was featured on the Front Page of Etsy today!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Here I am. Unveiled.
With my Honey Cakes.
For my friends on the Christian Artists and
Crafters Team at Etsy (TeamCAC):

Monday, October 19, 2009

Shop Feature: Red Bracelet

I would like to feature a very special shop today. I've been lucky enough to have been introduced to this shop through the Double Shot Cafe Buy and Replace Forum on Etsy. I couldn't help but make a purchase, and, well...

I must say, this is one of the most fabulous purchases I have ever made. EVER. First of all, I get this charming eco package with stamps and writings that give it so much character already. I can't wait to open the package, but I slowly peel it back so that I can take the most pleasure in opening it. Like a little present. Inside I find a beautiful card, and two envelopes I have to open before I can get to the treasure I have been waiting for. I carefully open the first to find an envelope adorned with two red bracelet logo stickers a single thread and a single turquoise bead! "Such care in the wrapping.." I found myself saying out loud. Which made me anticipate the anxiously awaited treasure even more! Finally I slide out this bracelet that is incredibly beautiful, feminine, brilliant with color. The bracelet is soft in texture and wraps perfectly around my wrist in layers and clasps comfortably with a silver adornment. Wow. I'm impressed and I am so excited to wear it. I only wish I had them in every color so that I could wear one with every outfit! RedBracelet is such a pleasure to work with and you will not regret making a purchase from her! I have been so moved by her beautiful treasures that I've decided feature her on my blog!

How did Red Bracelet come to be?

As all good things in life are accidently, I designed and created a unique turquoise hamsa-hand necklace. One pair. For myself. For years I think that turquoise is a vital color, I have design lots of jewellery from metal and sometimes combined turquoise components. My love to this color is mostly in the jewelry field, not connected to folklore beliefs, but to fashion taste. I think this powerful color goes well with almost every color. I had all materials because I needed to add some products in a shop to get to a certain sum for credit card transactions. I took calcium, polymer clay etc. I had some stones I bought 3 years ago during a vacation abroad and used only few of them since. Crafting tools I had already. It all combined together into a wonderful, strong and unique look. Many people were asking me to make for them. I was use to such requests since more than 10 years I craft jewelry as a hobby. But, this was different. It looks like no other thing…I decided to respond and accept the orders. After few months of marketing to shops I started to get the interest of on-line marketing. This format was really cool because it suits my life-style as a career PR woman.

What inspired you to make your handmade items?
When I got married my grand mother, who came a long-long time ago from Bulgaria to Israel, put in side my bra, at the morning of the wedding day, A GARLIC! She said that it will protect me from evil-eye and will assure that only good energies are around me. That strong memory was on my top of my mind when I first created this turquoise-turquoise… which is another belief of my grandmother. This family tradition gives the concept a real meaning.

What does your work space look like?
A clean table from wood with high chair and lots of colored and clear plastic boxes to organize all of the small components inside and craft tools and materials. The room has lots of windows and air directions. I think that is what makes it easy for me to sit for hours and work. I have a place in the corner of my table for a laptop, but I try not to touch it with dirty hands.

Tell us a little bit about you!
I am a mother for 2 children. Shelly is 11 years old and Alon is 5.5 years old. We live in Tel Aviv - ISRAEL. I am 38 and well educated. My MA is in political sciences and communication. I am a co-manager in a PR firm. My husband works in a family business now, after 10 years of managing in Adidas, Israel.

Who has been your closest supporter?

My DH… my husband helps whenever he is able and willing to fill my requests for buying materials or send something when I can't. My kids are wonderful too, and tell me all the time how talented I am and how they adore my collections. Since my daughter is a trend setter and leader at school – all the girls bought necklaces.

What is your next goal?
My next goal is making my RedBracelet temple perfect – lots of work with new pics and all the time having ideas for texts and sales… I would like to set a management routine for weekly and daily activities on Etsy and to open more shops in more sites. I now build my own site and in a developing process of marketer agent in Los Angeles.

Where do you see Red Bracelet in the next 5 years?
I don’t know- it can stay the same or get really big wings. I'll go now to wear some LuckXury against evil-eye and for good luck… maybe it will lead me to a good direction, and fulfilling path. If it won't help… well… it won't harm!! Max-I will enjoy the colors.ו

You can find Red Bracelet and her lovely creations here, at
If you would like your shop to be featured on my blog, please comment below and I will get back with you.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fab Find

This is quite literally a fabulous find. The Etsy seller selling this beautiful card found the artwork near her home by the seaside.

You can find this Found Art Photo Greeting Card and more great items at
Her items also benefit Brynn's Memorial Arts Bursary(scholarship) Fund which helps to send young people on to Art School after high school graduation, in memory of Brynn.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fab Find

Another Fabulous Find...

Drama, intensity, a splash of gorgeous, eye-catching color and, even better, affordability... are what these two little beauties are made of. You can find these Tibetan Turquoise Dangles, and more great peices at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fab Find

This is sure to put a smile on your face...

You can find the Pink Monday Monkey at