Monday, August 31, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from another HAF Team member Coffee Break Designs.

From coffeebreakdesigns's Shop Announcement:

"Thank you for visiting Coffee Break Designs on Etsy. I create handwoven items, mixed media jewelry, and whatever else happens to spark my interest."

With the cold weather we've had the last few days it's beginning to feel like fall already. This beautiful shawl seems like just the thing to take the chill away. The colours a fabulous and I love the feel of chenille. Click on the picture to see lots of other beautiful creations. It was hard to pick just one.

Iris Handwoven Shawl

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow HAFTeam member, and fellow Canadian, Melanie Miljan.

From MelanieMiljan's Shop Announcement:

"Vote for my dragonfly !!!

I love to use natural materials, if a stone is dyed or treated it will be clearly marked in the listing. The majority of my work is done with fine silver (999) although i do work with hemp and black dyed waxed linen as well. All listings are for the actual item pictured.

Looking for the perfect Tiara for your dress? I will custom make a tiara inspired by your dress. Just email with a picture of your dress and an idea of what type of headpiece you are looking for."

More than anything I love natural stones and Melanie uses them in unique and beautiful ways like this adorable little ring. Click on the picture for more of her lovely creations.

Rhyolite and Sterling Silver Macrame Ring - Size 6

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from SteamPunk Glass on etsy.

From steampunkglass's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my Shop!
All the glass here has been hand sculptured by me in my studio in the heart of the Essex countryside. I take top quality raw glass and handshape over a fierce flame of super-hot gas&oxygen.You can also find out more at my website at;

I keeping with my new fascination with lampwork glass, this is just amazing. Also being a Dr Who fan I can understand the reference. Click on the picture to see for yourself.

Tardis Wormhole -Black Glass Marble - SRA

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Wildhorse Creations on etsy.

From wildhorse63's Shop Announcement:

"Hello and thank you for browsing my bead work. All work is one of a kind. I will be listing more items as I get the pictures taken.

I make a very unique line of bead work. All my materials are quality items such as stone, wood, glass, shell, bone, pearls and Polymer clay. I never use plastic or resin beads or materials.

My inspiration mainly comes from nature and wildlife. Mother Nature truly has the most wonderful ideas and colors. Nothing can compare to it! But I do my best to attempt it.

I also love to make amulet bags depicting fairies, elves and beautiful women. The female form and face also greatly inspires me."

I love rich full necklaces like this. It's so eye catching and such a clever name. I know I'd feel very special wearing something so unique and beautiful. To see more beautiful creations just click on the picture.

LADYBUGS OF POMPEII Beaded Necklace and Earrings

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet is back again with Whitney Lassini Glass on etsy.

From WhitneyLassini's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Whitney Lassini Glass!

This is my brand new shop. I am moving from so please check out that shop for more beads, more info and more feedback!"

I'm so amazed by lampworking. How on earth do you do that. This bead looks like the storms on Jupiter. I'd swear it was a living thing. Click on the picture for more amazing creations by Whitney Lassini Glass.

Kelp Forest - Lampwork Focal Bead by Whitney Lassini

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Share Your Flair Blog Award!

Something different to share with you today but don't worry, the Handmade Tweet will return tomorrow.

I just received this Blog Award from from YoursTruli
A wonderful blog that spotlights artists with features like the Artisan Of The Week and Handmade Pick of the Day.

I’ve been asked to share 3 things about myself so here goes,

1) My first and forever love is costuming. I think it all started when I was about 8 years old and I made an ‘I Dream of Jeanie’ costume for my Barbie doll. But it wasn’t until I started attending science fiction conventions about 16 years ago that my costuming really took off.

Here a link to a few of the costumes I’ve made for myself and others through the years. Just click on the picture to have a look. And BTW I also do the special effects makeup to go with them.

2) I’m a collector by nature. I collect dragons, scifi memorabilia, teddy bears, which I also use to make and sell, and anything else that catches my eye. My house is crammed full of special treasures and I wouldn’t want to part with any of them. I also collect hobbies. Through the years some of my hobbies have been photography, astronomy, scifi and fantasy (of course), rock collecting, just to name a few, and lately I’ve started playing with needle felting. I find there are too many things that fascinate me. I only wish I had more time to pursue them.

3) I’ve been married for just short of 24 years (all to the same man ;). We don’t have any children, my cats are my kids. I currently have 4 of them and three goldfish. I’d have a zoo if I could. I’m quite sure that I will eventually be a crazy old lady with 100 cats watching reruns of Star Trek all day. And I’m OK with that.

I’ve also been asked to choose three of my favorite blogs to pass this award on to, so here goes.

A wonderful blog that highlights other etsy artists that are a bit on the dark side. In her own words:

“A collection of curiosities discovered in the dark and wondrous corners of Etsy.”

And if you haven’t yet seen her handmade tatted creations you won’t want to wait another minute to visit her shop. They are stunning!

Totus Mel Tats

The official blog of The Handmade Artist’s Forum dedicated to supporting handmade.
There are so many talented and wonderful people on The Handmade Artist’s Forum and this blog is dedicated to promoting them and their work. A great place to spend a few hours, or days.

A very beautiful blog by Christina of Akane Designs Vancouver, B.C.,(one of my favorite cities). She spotlights talented Canadian etsy artists and their shops. It’s loaded with great links and is definitely worth a browse.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Cerrious Design on etsy.

From cerriousdesign's Shop Announcement:

"Thanks for visiting my shop. I am inspired by the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements of the late 19th & early 20th century. I believe in and practice many of the same craft ideals while making my creations. I use modern materials with old school design ideals."

Steampunk meets cyberpunk! This is awesome but I wouldn't know whether to use it on my computer or wear it around my neck. It's just too pretty to hide away. Click on the picture for other awesome designs by Cerrious Design.

Steampunk USB Drive - w/ spinning gear..

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from fellow HAFTeam member Laurels by Laurie.

From laurelsbylaurie's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my Etsy shop!

My wreath designs are always original
and always one-of-kind, and;
***My Wreaths and Wallpockets Make Great Gifts!*****"

How perfect, flowers I don't have to water! This really is beautiful, I love the little birdhouse. Click on the picture for more gorgeous floral designs by Laurels by Laurie.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from peganders on etsy.

From peganders's Shop Announcement:

"Original projects, one of a kind,stitched in my pet and smoke free Studio."

What a great idea, and too cute. Maybe if I had one of these I would step on cat food in the middle of the night, in my bare feet. Owww! Click on the picture for handmade coaster and bags and notebook covers, to name a few, and mug rugs (what a great name)!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow HAFTeam member Melanielynndesign on etsy.

From Melanielynndesign's Shop Announcement:

"I am a Fine Arts/design student hoping to change the view of what jewelry is. I am currently working with less traditional materials and techniques to offer new and exciting designs.

All laser cut acrylic shapes shown in this store were designed by myself using Rhinoceros 4 and are not mass produced shapes."

These are just too cute for words! Though they do make me want to sing, 'tiny bubbles'
OK nobody wants to hear that! So click on the picture right now or I'll start singing again!

SALE- Bubble Earrings

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes all the way from Brisbane, Emmas Bears on etsy.

From emmasbears's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hand Made Artist Teddy Bears...

I have been making these little critters for the better part of the last decade and just love it! It really is addictive. I also recently added some of my more easier-use patterns and kits for sale so everyone can get in on the bear-making bug!"

This handmade tweet is near and dear to my heart. I also made artist bears for many years. Looking at all the fabulous artists creations has almost made me want to start making them again. That is until I remember the sore fingers.

This little guy is so irresistible. It's always the face you fall in love with. Click on the picture for more lovable little faces.

Baby Bronson - OOAK 18 INCH mohair artist bear
by Emmas Bears

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow SteamTeam member Sojourn Curiosities.

From sojourncuriosities's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Sojourn Curiosities!

I specialize in wire & mixed media jewelry. My pieces are built around historic hardware, vintage buttons, sea glass, and found natural materials, such as shells and stones.
Each piece has a story to tell."

I love her wire wrapping it's so wonderfully colourful. It makes me want to practice my own more. I had a very hard time deciding which beautiful piece to feature. Click on the picture to see what I mean.

Passage Necklace no. 152

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow etsy SteamTeam member SteamSmithWorks.

From SteamSmithWorks's Shop Announcement:

"THE STEAMSMITH LIVES and works in a world that challenges description and defies understanding by peoples of the 21st century Earth. It is a world in which creative people work with their hands and their heads; it is a world in which machines and industries are built with parts that move, and parts that don't. Land and sea are traveled in wondrous machines, often made by hand. And the sky is filled with airships of amazing construction. Time is understood in a way that 21st century people cannot fathom. The taverns are filled with ladies of style, wisdom and sass, and with strong-handed men with nimble brains. It is a place that you should visit."

This is my kind of word! This is a fabulous pin. I'd love one for my airship pilot costume. Click on the picture for more fabulous creations from SteamSmithWorks.

Tri-Stack Airship pin

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Leatherhead Originals on etsy.

From LeatherheadOriginals's Shop Announcement:

"Hats and Masks with Heart and Soul built into Each One!
I Strive to NOT Make Boring Hats! Ever!
High Quality and Loaded with %100 Pure Awesomeness!
Upcycled and Very Eco-Friendly!
You Will Find Something NO ONE Else Thought Of!"

These are so wild and yes, awesome! I can so see this at a con. I'm not sure it's quite me but I could definitely see it on a friend of mine. There are lots of others I would love to have for a convention though. Click on the picture to check them out.

Cat-Ear Leather Aviator Hat in
Red/ Purple/ Pink MEDIUM

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Three Horses on etsy.

From threehorses's Shop Announcement:

"Hello, welcome to Three Horses.

Please note that all fringe necklaces are totally unique with varying and amazing color results from the dye process. You will truly have one of a kind!"

These are very unusual, what a great idea. I'm always amazed by the wonderful ideas people come up with. It's what's made this blog so fun to do. I love the green shades in this necklace, one of my favorite colours, but there are lots of other beautiful colours to choose from. Check them out by clicking on the picture.

Hand Dip Dyed Green Peacock Fringe and Leather Chain Necklace

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Divine Design on etsy.

From DivineDesignByForet's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome! This is a fun and cosmic place to find items to nurture your Spirit and delight your Senses. Brought to you with Love by Elizabeth Holmes-deForest."

I love natural stones, they're what got me into jewelry making in the first place. The use of them in these designs is just stunning. And what a fabulous photo! It's like a little glimpse of heaven. Be sure to click on it to see more of these wonderful designs.

Healing Amulet Pendant- Native Angel

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow HAFTeam member, and on of my favorite artists, mistyscreations on etsy.

From mistyscreations's Shop Announcement:

"This little shop is full of my imagination. Sometimes it's hard to focus on any one thing. I hope you enjoy browsing through and please let me know if anything catches your eye...or if an eye catches you! If any of my dragons are of interest, Feel free to visit my blog at Misty's Musings...I have a few more photos of dragons I have made, that have gone on to new homes!
I hope you enjoy my shop, and have a happy and healthy holiday season!"

If you didn't already know I'm a huge fan of dragons and these are the most impressive I've ever seen. If only I had lots of spare cash this one would be on my wall. For now I'll have to settle for the dragon head pendant I got in the mail yesterday. I love it and I can't wait to show it off! Be sure to click on the picture to see more fabulous creations by mistyscreations, you won't be disappointed.

Looking Glass Dragon

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from EJP creations on etsy.

From EJPcreations's Shop Announcement:

"I am a new and proud member of the Etsy Dark Team! For more spooky little beauties, and things that go bump in the night check our team page at:"

This necklace is just so beautiful. I so wish I had thought of doing something like this with all the watch hands I have accumulated. Click on the picture for more stunning creations by EJP creations.

Necklace Neo-Victorian- Waltzing Through the Golden Age

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow Canadian ElsaLAbbe on ArtFire.

From ElsaLAbbe's Studio Announcement:

"ELSA'S SHELTER FOR SHOES! My Mission: Find old footwear, rejuvenate them, and find good loving homes for them. Please, no more throwing out! Let's save our planet and buy up-cycled! Please help! I also can re-paint your own little shoes if you want, for $15, I will custom in the colors and finish you choose. Just check the choices from the items already for sale, and get in touch with me. Send me your shoes and I will decorate them.."

This is a truly unique idea. What a great way to recycle! Click on the picture for more artistically recycled up-cycled creations from ElsaLAbbe.

Cell phone Case and key chain with Lanyard

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow SteamTeam member 19 Moons on etsy.

From 19Moons's Shop Announcement:

"19 Moons limited edition jewelry incorporates vintage and recycled materials to create wares that are both unique & eco-friendly. Your source for original Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Retro & Industrial designs. NEW eco-designs added frequently- ADD ME to your favorites! Look around my store for many awesome and unique gift ideas for men and women!"

I love this necklace! It incorporates my love for steampunk with my fascination for space travel. For more fabulous steampunk items just click on the picture below.

COSMOONAUT Vintage Necklace by 19 Moons

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Tis Charmed on etsy.

From TisCharmed's Shop Announcement:

"Inspired by the Fae Muses of Nature, my handcrafted creations will impart a bit of that magical kingdom to your world. All of my pieces are one-of-a-kind. All my pieces are covered by my Quality Handmade Guarantee. I am an artist and a craftsman, and I back my work 100% with my guarantee. Please read more about this on my policies page. I take custom orders. See 'How To Customize' on my Policies Page. I would love the opportunity to make something special for you."

What a fabulous bracelet! It's so vibrant it makes me think of sunny summer days walking on the beach. Just what I need in a summer that's been to cold and rainy to go to the beach at all. Click on the picture for more sunny creations from Tis Charmed.

Bracelet - Wire Bead Crochet - Summer Seashore

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow HAFTeam member AJ's Designs on etsy.

From ajsdesigns's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my shop!

I am trying to add new items to my shop every week. Sometimes it might be two weeks. Please bookmark and check back often.

I would like to dedicate all of my mandala art to the memory of our beloved friend and mandala diva, Alba Gafford. She gave me the inspiration to futher explore the neverending art of mandalas.

A very special thank you goes to all my family and friends for their support through the years. Especially to my wonderful husband, Bobby Joe."

These are so beautiful, I haven't seen anything like them before. For more gorgeous creations from AJ's Designs just click on the picture.

Mandala in eggplant, teal, and gold with
Swarovski crystal

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes all the way from Ireland from Lilycobweb on etsy.

From lilycobweb's Shop Announcement:

'What fills the eye fills the heart'-Irish proverb from the Gaelic.

I am constantly adding to my range of bags, purses and wristlets. I take my lead from this immortal style icon-

'I find that it is vital to have at least one handbag for each of the ten types of social occasion: Very Formal, Not So Formal, Just a Teensy Bit Formal, Informal But Not That Informal, Every Day, Every Other Day, Day Travel, Night Travel, Theatre and Fling'
-Miss Piggy"

This little bag is so adorable and I love the colour. I also love the philosophy behind it. For more crocheted creations from Lilycobweb just click on the picture.

Orange Lily Wristlet-Style Mini-Pouch

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow HAF Team member Snips and Snails.

From Snips and Snails Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Snips and Snails where you can find hand-made jewelry such as funky fun earrings, cameos, and wooden nickel and scrabble tile pendants, cross stitched pins, pendants, and pictures, cross stitched patterns designed by me, cards, and anything else I may think of."

This is for all the Princess Bride fan out there, including me. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
But first click on the picture to see more fun creations from Snips and Snails.

I Am Not Left Handed Either
Princess Bride Scrabble Tile Pendant

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Designs by Laurie on etsy.

From designsbylaurie's Shop Announcement:

"All jewelry is handmade and designed by me and comes gift boxed or enclosed in a beautiful organza bag."

I love the warm rich colours of this bracelet. It's just stunningly elegant. Click on the picture for more stunning Designs by Laurie.

Crab Fire Chalcedony Bracelet

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Quilt Lover on etsy. And I know your going to love them.

From QuiltLover's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my little corner of the Universe. You will find Quilts made with top quality fabrics, materials, machine pieced, professionally quilted on a hand guided long arm machine, fresh, funky and fun. A great gift anytime, for any occasion, even "just because". Enjoy your stay."

Doesn't this just make you think of a warm summer's day. The flowers are so beautiful I can almost smell them. What a great thing to cozy up with on a cold winter's night. Click on the picture to see more beautiful quilts.

BLOOMIN PEDALS handmade Lap Quilt with

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Tracey Knits on etsy.

From TraceyKnits's Shop Announcement:

"Lots of Golf Club Covers. Puppets are now in the works.

I even do customization, just contact me for more information."

I laughed and laughed when I saw this. It is just too adorable for words. And I don't even golf. Click on the picture for more fun items from Tracey Knits.

Yoda Star Wars Golf Club Cover

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Ta Da Boutique on etsy.

From tadaboutique's Shop Announcement:


I hope you see something you like. If not I hope you will return for another look.
Thank you.


I will be putting some new things up as I make them or as Henry embroideries them.(Check out my profile to see who Henry is)"

I love this jacket the design is fabulous, if only it were my size. Or better yet if I were its size. Click on the picture to visit Ta Da Boutique. I won't give it away but you really should go and see who Henry is.

Steampunk Chocolate Brown Airship Jacket

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is from Moonlight Beadworks on etsy.

From moonlightbeadworks's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Moonlight Beadworks!

You will find quite a mix here, from eclectic pieces incorporating beads, vintage elements and found objects, to intricately bead woven or simply strung designs and more..."

These are inspired I so need them for work. Do you think my boss would get upset? Would I notice? For more inspiring creations by Moonlight Beadworks just click on the picture.

Unique Earrings Etched Organic Metal Ovals
IN One Ear OUT the Other

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Capricious Adornments by Natasha Suter on 1000 Markets ( a handmade site I haven't visited before).

From Natasha's profile:

"Handcrafted and creative designs in jewelry, specializing in copper and silver enameled wearable treasures.

As women we have many moods and our jewelry should also.

Dare to wear the unexpected and have fun with it!"

I love the combination of colours in this pendant they're so very rich. For more unique creations from Capricious Adornments just click on the picture.

Blue Fusion Enamel

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Pat Parker's Stoneware Pottery on etsy.

From patspottery's Shop Announcement:

"Thank you for visiting my pottery shop.

I make unique wheel thrown and hand-formed stoneware clay pottery fired to a high cone 6 (2232 degrees Fahrenheit) in an electric kiln.

Each piece is one of a kind, and individually glazed with my handmade glazes chosen to compliment each individual item.

All my pottery and glazes are food, microwave/dishwasher, and oven safe up to 500 degrees unless otherwise stated."

This little teapot is truly unique. It is an actual working teapot! Tea and donuts anyone? Click on the picture to see more of Pat's unique designs.

Shiny Black Donut Teapot / Wheel Thrown Stoneware Pottery