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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Handmadeology Etsy Team Presents Midnight Sky! My New Treasury!

Handmadeology Etsy Team Presents Midnight Sky

Some of the talented members of the Handmadeology Etsy Team present items the color of the midnight sky! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My New Treasury! Handmadeology Precious Pieces!

Handmadeology Precious Pieces

Some of the talented members of the Handmadeology Etsy Team show us their precious pieces!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy!

Okay, let's use one more theme from the January edition of From Etsy's Merchandising Desk as the month draws to a close.  Let's looks at Beards and Mustaches as our theme for this week!  This ought to be fun!

Here goes!

Well, there you have it! Some really interesting selections with the theme of beards and mustaches!   Make sure and do your own search for all the items available under these categories!  Hope you have enjoyed this week's segment of Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy.  Have a wonderful week and stay tuned to next week's feature!! Take care!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Share the Love.. Blogger's Unite Featured Artisan Is Dianes Dangles!

This weeks Featured Artisan is Diane's Dangles! Diane has wonderful creations for you to see in her shops. Not only does Diane creation true treasures she is dedicated to promoting her fellow artisans which is a wonderfully kind act! You can find Diane's Dangles on:
Daine also has a 2nd shop on Artfire called BeadSouk... take a peek there too!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Friends--A Treasury by RockStoneTreasures!

A Handmadeology Etsy Treasury
Thank you for including The Power of Two Lariat in this gorgeous collection!

Thrive...A Treasury by Jewelry by NaLa!

A Treasury
Thank you for including My Blush and Bashful Ring in this stunning treasury!

Speak Softly Love! A Treasury Featuring Members of On Fire For Handmade!

Speak Softly Love!

A Treasury
Featuring Members of On Fire For Handmade!

Thank you for including my Snow Angel in this beautiful Valentine collection!!

Thank you Treasury! By Pulpsushi!

Thank you Treasury by pulpsushi on Etsy

Thank you for featuring my Ice Blue Earrings in this wonderful treasury!

Treasure Lover Team In Black and Tan by ZurDesigns on Etsy

The Color Is Red--A Treasury by The Joy of Color!

Thanks so much for including my Red and Bold Vintage Style Wire Wrapped Ring in this gorgeous red collection!

Primary Love...A Pay It Forward Treasury by gardenmis

Thank you for including my beads in this gorgeous treasury!

Handmadeology Etsy Team Treasury Chain Game!

Members of the Handmadeology Etsy Team Are Playing The Treasury Chain Game!

Thanks to all who featured my items in these wonderful treasuries!!

Rose Under Any Other Name by ElleAvenue

Rabbit Hollow Prims by JennasRedRhino

Au Naturel by ancientwinds

I Love This Handmadeology Treasury by holeestars


Friday, January 21, 2011

For Lara--A Treasury by magartstudio!

For Lara

A Treasury

Thanks so much for including my Sunset Ring in this gorgeous collection!

Naturally in love...A Treasury by mystichintime

Naturally in love

A Handmadeology Etsy Team Treasury 

Thank you for including my Wide Hammered Copper Cuff Bracelet in this beautiful treasury!

It's A Sunny Day - HMET Chain Game Treasury

It's A Sunny Day - HMET Chain Game Treasury


Thank you for including Dancing In The Light in this wonderful and sunny collection!

Random Lovely Gift-guide!! A Treasury by Angel Pearls

Random Lovely Gift-guide!!


Thank you for including my Snow Angel Necklace in this beautiful gift guide!

Handmadeology Team Treasury!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bright, Bold and Beautiful...A Treasury by uniquenique!

A Treasury

"My heart likes bright, my mind needs it to be bold and my eyes prefer beautiful, but then they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Thank you for including my Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Cluster Earrings in this bright, bold, and beautiful collection!

Long ago love...A Treasury by Original Mischief!!

Long ago love...

A Treasury

Thank you so much for including Forever And Always in this wonderful story!

teal and a bit of sunshine..;-) a treasury by AnartIsland!

teal and a bit of sunshine..;-)

A Treasury
 "great items in teal and light yellow to warm your heart. Items are from team members of the Treasure Lover Team. Enjoy!"
Thanks so much for including my Yellow Flower Vintage Style Wire Wrapped Ring in this beautiful collection!!  Love this color combination!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

On The Prowl For Treasure by Petite Hermine!

On the Prowl for Treasure

A Treasury 

Thank you for including my Sterling Silver Rope Earrings in this wonderful collection!

Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy!

Welcome to another week of Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy!  I'd like to continue the January predicted trend From Etsy's Merchandising Desk which is: Farmhouse references, vintage industrial decor, chalkboard and writable surfaces, vintage cameras, letterpress drawers, and typewriters.  Last week we covered  Farmhouse references, vintage industrial decor, chalkboard and writable surfaces and this week we shall look at some of the things on Etsy available under the categories of vintage cameras, letterpress drawers, and typewriters.  So let's begin!!
Vintage Cameras

Letterpress Drawers


Well, that's our feature for this week!  Hope you have enjoyed taking a look at a sampling of the many wonderful items available on Etsy under the categories of  vintage cameras, letterpress drawers, and typewriters!  Stop by next week to see what wonderful handmade items I can come up with for Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Quiet Tribute Today is the anniversary of my mother's seems about six lifetimes ago...and just yesterday.  I was a teen when it happened and even though I've spent most of my life without her, she is always with me in my heart.  We, as a family, do a great job keeping her spirit alive for those generations that never had a chance to meet her.  I see her in the faces of her grandchildren and great grandchildren...a gesture, an act, a smile.

My mother was extraordinary...the kind of mom everyone wants.  She was bright, dedicated, compassionate, and creative.  She was a R.N. Administrator for a small private hospital in Providence, R.I. for many years before we moved to the Berkshires.  She was a quiet leader; leading by example, bringing out the best in all of her people...they were devoted to her.  All the business school books talk about the kinds of power you can have as a leader: personal, positional,etc....hers was definitely personal.  When a crisis occurred, she never asked who made the mistake but concentrated on fixing it...she used a team-based approach to leadership, before that now over-used term was ever invented!  Later in her career, she did private duty nursing, primarily for terminal patients, because of her reputation for compassion, empathy, and maintaining a level of respect for the person about to leave this world...and for their families.  She wrote poetry about these experiences that spoke with respect of the lives they had led.

My mom could relate to people of all ages.  Often times my friends would go to her with a problem and she would listen and ask the right questions until they knew the right thing to do in their hearts.  She was always a bit of a little girl...even when she was grown up; always ready for a good laugh, emotional when it came to the successes and triumphs of her children...or when she looked into the eyes of the grandchildren she was able to meet.

She was the mother of six children and had that unique quality of making each of us feel like we were the favorite...although I truly was, hehe...see what I mean?  She was so creative...writing poetry, sewing, and helping six children with art projects or making our Halloween costumes.  My favorite costume was the year she made me an artist with a smock, a tam, and an artist's pallet she constructed out of cardboard and paint.  I carried a brush too!  My mother was always surrounded by fabric...she made our clothes, not to save money but because her designs were better and made of better quality materials...she was my biggest influence when it came to knowing the quality and excellence of handmade.  I can remember leaving for school and by the time I got home, she'd have three outfits ready for me to try on and hem...and they were gorgeous!

So on this day of her passing, I'd like to just say, all that I am is because of my mom.  She was my best friend, my most devoted champion, and  my hero!  Anyone I love or admire in the present time has the qualities she possessed whether it was a kind heart, a loving soul, or an undying spirit!

Even though I think of Mom every time I create, I am dedicating this piece to says it all!

♥ Nature Hug ♥--A Treasury by hoganfe!

A Treasury 

Much thanks, Mary, for including Forever and Always in this gorgeous collection!


Purple Passion--An On Fire For Handmade Treasury!

Purple Passion

An On Fire For Handmade Treasury


Secret Garden--A Treasury by Shaped by Hand!

Secret Garden

A Treasury

Thank you so much for including Dancing In The Light in this work of art!

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.