Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Handmade Artists Forum Team Promotion

From Etsy Promotions:

"The Etsy HAF (Handmade Artists Forum) Team is having it's first promotion!

From June 30 to July 14, get 15% off orders in members' shops -- just by mentioning "HAFteam" in the note to seller.

See http://HandmadeArtistsForum.etsy.com for a list of member shops!

The HandmadeArtistsForum Team is dedicated to promoting awareness of the quality of handmade items."

Handmade Artists' Forum!

I am participating in this promotion. Please visit my shop for details.

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet is back today with a fellow HAF Team member Dragonclaw Studio

From dragonclaw's Shop Announcement:

"Mother Nature creates these stones and I reveal their beauty. These original designs are handshaped by me and then wire wrapped. No two are alike, and custom orders are welcome."

I am a stone collector too and malachite is one of my favourites. Click on the picture to visit Dragonclaw's shop.

Malachite Dragonclaw

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is almost too cool for words. It's from A Second Time on etsy. A motorcycle made entirely from watch parts! Wow, we Canadians sure are clever ;)
Click on the picture so see more of her amazing work.

From asecondtime's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to A Second Time! Enjoy your visit!

Please check my bio and shop policies for more about the work I do. The pictures you see here are of THE piece you will receive...they are enlarged for the purpose of showing the details...the description of the item contains the measurements of the piece. Feel free to contact me to answer any questions you may have about the pieces you see here. Custom requests are always welcome. Please add me to your favorites and check back often to see my new creations."

Cruiser - Vintage Watch Parts Motorcycle -
FREE Shipping to the USA and Canada

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today is from BOHEMIA JEWELLERY on etsy.

From BohemiaJewellery's Shop Announcement:

"Hi! Welcome to Bohemia Jewellery and thank you for visiting my new site. I hope that you will find something beautiful to inspire you or to give as a gift. I am always inspired by rich, bold colours and flamboyant designs. All my jewellery is hand-made with passion - enjoy browsing around!"

I love the colour and sparkle of this bracelet. It truly is a classic. Click on the picture to visit Bohemia Jewellery's shop.


Friday, June 26, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

Something a little different today. But don't worry, The Handmade Tweet will be back tomorrow.

Thanks to Sheree from Shades of Victoria for tagging me. I've never heard of this before but it sounds like fun. According to Sheree's post here is what you do.

The 2 rules of tagging are: (this is what you do)
1. respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replacing my answers with yours, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention,
add one more question of your own (don't feel obliged as it's quite long already!)
2.Tag eight other people (and, let them know, of course!)

So here are the eight people I have tagged. Starting with Sheree from Shades of Victoria who tagged me. Questions will follow.

Waterfall Flower Garden Bracelet

Click here to see more of Sheree's beautiful designs.

Pink Drip Dragon

Click here to view the art of C. Kathleen Sumers

Orange the Cat Mini Quilt Art Pin

Click Here to visit Banbury Cross on etsy

Steampunk Ring - 6.5 ONLY - Gunmetal Copper wire ring with clock parts INLAY in MYSTERIOUS Amber beads - ORBIT ARTIFACT STEAMED

Click here to see more Catherinette Rings

Dragon Necklace / Pendant

Renaissance Costume accessory FAE

Click here to see more of FaeRealm's creations

PRINT- KITTY LOVE-Big Eye Girl-Cat Fantasy Art-8.5x11

Click here to see more Morbidly Adorable Creations - The Art of Misty Benson

Mittens A Tiny needle felted kitten

Click Here to more from The Madd Katter's Studio

Steampunk Propeller Lamp Airship light industrial

Click here for more fabulous creations from River Otter Widget

Wow, it's not hard to tell what I like, cats, dragons and steampunk.

Now on to the questions.

What is your current obsession? Steampunk! I swear the genre was invented just for me. It is so my style and I loved Jules Vern stories when I was young. Oh, and also dragons and cats. Can't get enough of them.

What is your greatest achievement? That's a hard one. I use to think it was getting through five years of night school, and graduating with honours, but I haven't really done anything with the training. Now I think it's just building a life with lots of wonderful friends to share it with.

Coffee or Tea? Tea, I drink gallons of it, mostly hot. The occasional french vanilla is nice though.

What's for dinner? Didn't have any. Power was out all over town and I didn't have anything I could eat cold.

What have you just made? A sudo Elizabethan pirate jacket for a pirate ball.

What are you listening to right now? The fan, it's very warm.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Orange Pineapple, Yummm.

What do you think of the person who tagged you? I love her work she's a very talented artist.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? The top of Whistler mountain. What a view!

What’s your favorite quote (for now)? Dogs have masters, cats have staff.

What is your favorite colour? Purple!!

What is your dream job? To do costuming or makeup for a movie or TV show.

Do you admire any one’s style? I admire anyone who does, and wears, what they want and doesn't worry about what anyone else thinks of them.

Describe your personal style? My mood of the moment. Usually something that make people look at me sideways.

What are you going to do after this? Go to bed, it's late

What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries!

What inspires you? A new costume and shopping for fabric for a new costume. And a new hobby, as if I had time.

Your favorite book? Mists of Avalon. I've always loved the King Arthur legend and this is my favourite telling. Ya for powerful women!

Do you collect something? Pleeze!!! I collect everything. Scifi stuff, rocks, dragons, teddy bears, cats (real and art) and the list goes on....

Where is your favorite place to be? At a convention, in costume, with lots of friends (also in costume).

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet will help you wrap up all those fabulous handmade gifts you've been buying. After all what could be more appropriate for a handmade gift than a handmade box? So click on the picture and visit The Grace Within on etsy for the perfect accessory for gift giving.

From TheGraceWithin's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to The Grace Within, your place to buy handcrafted gift and keepsake boxes. Please have a look around and if I can help you in any way, contact me by clicking on the "contact TheGraceWithin" link in the right column. Enjoy your visit.

These handmade gift and keepsake boxes are great for so many occasions. They can be saved forever, or passed along from one person to another. Eco-friendly gift giving. No wasted wrapping paper.

All animal-related boxes benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League.

All pink ribbon boxes benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Puppy Love

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from a fellow member of the Handmade Artists' Forum Etsy Street Team, Armored Hearts

From ArmoredHearts's Shop Announcement:

"Thanks for visiting! All items are handmade except for some supplies. Come back often for new arrivals! I specialize in Sterling Silver. Other favorite metals are copper, brass and bronze.

Like a piece but don't see the color you love? Convo me for custom work!"

It was hard to pick just one piece to feature, there are so many beautiful things to choose from, but I love the rich earthy tones of this necklace. Be sure to check out Armored Hearts' shop by clicking on the picture.

Egyptian Inspiration

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Grandma Marilyn's on etsy. This is such a unique and unusual piece all woven out of beads. Click on the picture to visit her shop.

From GrandmaMarilyns's Shop Announcement:

"Grandma Marilyn's contains jewelry and beaded items created by myself or my daughter with loving care.

Proud member of Jewelry on Etsy (JET) Team http://www.jetteam.etsy.com (search "jetteam") and Etsy Texas Crafters (ETC) Team http://etsytexascrafters.etsy.com (search "TeamEtsyTX")"

Stained Glass Cuff

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet it from Mad Art Jewelry on etsy. She creates things that are near and dear to my heart, Steampunk! The main reason I got into steampunk costuming was so I could wear the goggles :-)
Click on the picture to see more of her fabulous creations.

From MadArtjewelry's Shop Announcement:

"MadArt Jewelry features award-winning metalsmith Madelyn Smoak who creates with Sterling, fine silver, copper, brass and found objects enhanced by using textures and patinas."

BIG Honkin' Steampunk Goggles-- Royal Ratcatcher.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from another fellow Canadian Heavenly Flower on etsy.

From heavenlyflower's Shop Announcement:

"My "thing" is custom jewelry. This is an eclectic mix of pieces often made up of left over materials from custom projects, inspired by the many facets of my life. In order for me to find suitable, loving homes for these babies, pieces are priced significantly lower - if not ridiculously lower - than what I would normally charge for custom work."

Ya for kitties! Here is yet another way to take my cats with me everywhere I go, besides just the cat hair on my clothes.

ANKLET - Mystical Cat Face


Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Something a little different for today's Handmade Tweet. Fine art photography from Honeytree on etsy.

Photography is another one of my passions. I only wish I had more time for it. These photos inspire me to take my camera out of the closet again. Click on the photo to visit Honeytree's shop.

From honeytree's Shop Announcement:

"Thank you for visiting to the Honeytree Photography gallery on Etsy !"
Even after all these years

the sun doesn't say
"You owe me".
Look what happens,
The whole world lights up!
~ Hafiz ~

Coromandel -- 8x10 Fine Art Photograph

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is from Roia O'Brien Jewelry Design on etsy.

From roiaobrien's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my shop!!!

All items are handmade by me and a lot of attention has gone into every tiny detail to create a one of a kind piece of wearable art.

All my pieces are made from scratch with sterling silver or gold filled wire and embellished with semi-precious gemstones, glass beads, or swarovski crystals.

All my beaded bracelets are made without a loom using only extra small size 15 seed beads.

Also, I rarely create the same design twice, so when you order a custom piece from me it will be the only one like it in the world!"

These are just stunning and I can't believe the amount of work that must have gone into them. Click on the picture to visit Roia O'Brien's shop.

Casablanca Earrings

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from a fellow Canadian, Little Studio Photography and Jewellery on etsy.

From LittleStudioJewels's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my little slice of heaven. I'm currently working on my NeoAmour (NewLove) Collection - Based on Powerful Women of the Past, Redesigned for Women Today. See the links on the side to go directly to the collections, based on the past women. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I give 10% of my sales from all items to a Charity of the Month - see my profile."

This bracelet inspired me as well. Not only is it stunning but it's inspired by her dog, named Arwen! Love her name. What can I say, I'm an animal lover and a LOTR fan. Be sure to read the description for this one. Click on the picture to visit Little Studio Jewels' shop.

My Animal Inspired Me - EFA Revealed Sterling Silver
and Lamp Work Glass Bracelet ONE OF A KIND

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Moon Of Glass on Etsy.
I just love the movement of this piece. It looks like a swirling pool of water. Click on the picture to visit Moon of Glass's shop.

From moonofglass's Shop Announcement:

"Thanks for stopping by!

I offer original fused glass and lampworked jewelry and home decor. If you'd see something you'd like more of, or if you'd like something a little different, just let me know!

You may also want to check out my blog at http://moonofglass.blogspot.com. Also, if you'd like to be added to may email list (I send out promos about once every three months, including coupons!) please hit the "contact moonofglass" button in the bar on the right, and send me your name and email address."

Green and Clear Glass Vase

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Silverdaisy13 on Etsy.

From silverdaisy13's Shop Announcement:
"My jewellery reflects my mood on the day, week or month I'm making it. So, being a single mum that mood is liable to change at any time........

But creating this 'stuff' is my retreat. I can immerse myself in wire work, shells and beads or chainmailling, if only for a few minutes whilst waiting for my daughter outside school, and feel totally refreshed."

I love the wonderful rich colour of these beads. Click on the picture to visit Silverdaisy13's shop.

Lady Marmalade

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet artist is Among The Ruins on etsy.

What a fabulous steampunk necklace! Something I have a special love for. Click on the picture to visit Among The Ruins' shop.

From AmongTheRuins's Shop Announcement:

I'm so glad you have come to search
Among The Ruins.
Jewelry is best viewed in Gallery mode.
For information about Steampunk, please see my profile."

Engraved Steampunk Necklace

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is from "Welcome To My Whimsy, the art of C. Kathleen Summers"

Oh how I do love dragons. I purchased a very special dragon from Kathleen and while I anxiously wait for its arrival I thought I'd share her creations with you.

From ckathleensumers's Shop Announcement:

"Greetings and welcome to my whimsy! This is a portion of my current inventory. If you're looking for something special please don't hesitate to contact me. I do take commissions and they don't have to be in the fantasy genre. Example pictures can be found on my website, www.welcometomywhimsy.com For those interested my blog can be found at http://ckathleensummers.blogspot.com"

We all need a little more of this in our lives. Click on the picture to visit Kathleen's shop.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Cowrie Girl Designs on Etsy.

These are so very elegant. Click on the picture to visit cowriegirl's shop.

From cowriegirl's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Cowrie Girl Designs!

--My Abacus Hoops have been featured on http://alwaysadorable.blogspot.com/

--Let's tweet! http://cowriegirl.twitter.com/

Many customizations available. Let me know what I can do to suit your needs/style."

Pink and White Pearl Squares

Do you have an Etsy shop? Want to join our HAF Etsy Team?

Do you have an Etsy shop? Want to join our HAF Etsy Team?

Shared via AddThis

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is from Flyttamouse: Katy Jones Artwork.

I do love dragons! Can't wait to see her T-shirts. Click on the picture to visit flyttamouse's shop.

From flyttamouse's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to my shop, where you'll find original fantasy art, greetings cards, pyrography and (eventually!) hand screen-printed T-shirts."

complete with chain and gift tin

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

And the Handmade Tweet for the day is Elaine's Managerie of Handmade Collectibles aka nannoof4

I'm fascinated by needle felting, and I really must try it some day, but for now I'll just admire the artistry of others. Click on the picture to visit Elaine's Managerie.

From nannoof4's Shop Announcement:


I chose this one because I'm an avid cat lover and this is beyond cute. You know that crazy old lady with 100 cats? Well that's going to be me in about 30 years, or sooner.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Aslan Crafts on Etsy.

From aslancrafts's Shop Announcement: "My name is Hande Burdg (PRONOUNCED HAHNDAY BURGE). I have been making polymer clay beads for many many years now. As you can see from my work, I am a color freak. When I look at the nature I pay attention to color combination as well as contrasting colors. Nature is my biggest source of inspiration. Music is another big passion of mine, when I listen to a music piece I always dream of colors. I NEVER (really never) make beads without listening to music. Music helps me combine colors and patterns and everything else... If I am not doing any kind of art work, I write about music at a website I started with my friends a couple of years ago: WWW.THEPROGFILES.COM Feel free to check it out if you are a music freak.

For my polymer clay work I use Premo, Sculpey, Kato and Fimo. I hand sand all my pieces after baking, I then buff and polish them. This is a very long but a rewarding process. The more time you put into your sanding and buffing, the better results you get.

I do not use any kind of paint on any of my beads. I mix different colored clays to obtain my own preferred shades of them."

I just love handmade beads and these colours are fabulous. I so wish I had the time and patience to make my own. Click on the picture to visit Aslan Craft's shop.

Pistachios Handmade Beads

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today’s Handmade Tweet is from "Veganosaurus" on Etsy

I’m such a sucker for cute little creatures. Click on the photo to visit the shop.

Tree Monster Miniature Clay Sculpture

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today’s Handmade Tweet is from gwenmade on Etsy.

From gwenmade's Shop Announcement

::Absolute Freedom of Creativity::

”Welcome to my shop! I have a wide variety of pieces for sale from jewelry to art, international vintage finds to vibrant clutch purses. As a traveling artist, my items feature one of a kind materials and a distinct eclectic style.”

Click on the picture to visit gwenmade’s shop.

SALE Funky Abacus Brown Bead Earrings

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today’s Handmade Tweet is from "RiverOtterWidget".

I have to say it was very hard to choose just one item to feature. Be sure to visit his shop and see his other amazing creations. Just click on the picture to visit the shop.

From RiverOtterWidget's Shop Announcement:

”Welcome to River Otter Widget Studios! Here to bring you original and functional steampunk art...Relics of a past that never was..A place of what if's and curiosities. All steampunk artwork is created by artist Jon Gosling of Detroit, MI.”

As time goes by a Steampunk Lamp Original art industrial

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Midnightcoiler's shop on Etsy. Click on the picture to visit the shop.

I couldn't resist sharing these. Dragons are my favourite people. ;-)
If only they would really hatch.

Red Dragon Eggs, decorated egg gourds

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from a fellow Steam Team member, and close friend, adicat.

From adicat's Shop Announcement

"***Handcrafted with LOVE, steampunk, quilts and oddities, something for every taste!~~*

After years of managing a retail store and doing special projects for clients and friends, Etsy seemed like the perfect evolution for my art and my store. i like to call my art tactile art, because i utilize materials that have texture and depth, the new and vintage materials i use come from years of collecting,the result is art with personality.

i have a little army of faeries that bring me the odd enchanted artifact, which sometimes find their way into the shop and through me to you."

This one is just too cute not to share. Click on the picture to visit adicat's shop.

Zig Zag Zebra Mini Quilt Art Brooche

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today we have a shop from Art Fire.

From GemKitty Jewelry

“Unique, non-mass produced jewelry that is as special as you are! My personal touch and craftsmanship are combined with all of the beauty that Mother Earth provides us with. I use only quality beading wire and findings to ensure that the piece will last...”

Click on the picture to visit GemKitty's shop.

Fireworks Jasper & Yellow Jade Necklace Set