Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Our first entry is this pretty shabby chic vintage tin from Melinda at Crabapple Vintage. Melinda says "To me the word fortune has a sense of mystery and possibility about it and this beautiful tin does, also."

Our second and final entry for the week (insert sad face here), comes from Erica of Mazzy Jewelry Designs. Blue Money, a necklace named after her favorite Van Morrison song, is made of aqua blue chalcedony and oxidized sterling silver. Love that bright blue color!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Our first saucy entry (I don't know about you, but I just love this theme!) comes from Pearl over at The Beading Gem. Pearl entered her Diva Double Hoop Earrings. These large and lovely pretties are made with memory wire hoops, Chinese crystals, zinc metal beads and lightweight aluminum.

Next up is a Valentine Hot Goddess Gift Set of Handmade Soap from Andrea of Sacred Suds. Inspired by the sensual goddesses of love and beauty and by Fire (the element of passion), this would be a perfect Valentine's Day gift for the special lady in your life.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Our first entry this week is from the lovely Anne of Wish Art Glass. She entered her oh-so pretty Festive Burst Fused Glass Light Catcher Suncatcher, which features a gorgeous pattern that just screams connectivity!

Stevie from Designs by Stevie J is next with her I Heart U necklace with interchangeable gems. Stevie chose to enter this piece because "this is a one of a kind treasure for a person who wants to show their love, devotion, and connection to a very special person in their life."

Next up we have Mollie of Rough Magic Holidays with her oh-so pretty Victorian Valentines Handmade Sweetheart Earrings. I love how all those pretty dangles connect right back to the heart!

Last but not least we have Joe from Prospero's Bookshelf with a set of 3 vintage postcards depicting scenes from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Notice how all of the beams of the bridge connect to create one solid structure? I love it!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


First up this week we have "Tracks," a fine art photo by Miss Kristin of loveartstudios. Kristin says "At first I was thinking 'springtime' fresh, like some of my flowers, then I thought...'Wait! Fresh like fallen snow and tracks leading away into a Bright New Year! Every journey begins with a single step and off we go with a 'fresh' start into 2011!'"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland

First up we have Amarilys from To Mommy's Scrappin'. She entered her super cute Let it Snow Christmas Card. Chock full of glitter and dimensional snowflakes, this card would be like receiving your own personal winter wonderland in the mail!

Pearl from Beading Gem is up next with her cute little Silver and Gold Crystal Snowman earrings. These festive fellas are made from crystal encrusted balls and high quality Chinese clear crystal. They also feature a crystal collar (for a scarf!) and a sequin and gold-colored bead that make up their hat. How cute!

Last but not least is the Vintage Christmas Snowman Fun Pack from Melinda over at Crabapple Vintage. This adorable little collection includes: 1 green snowman cookie cutter (1970s), 1 postcard of snowman and woman skating, 1 packet of metallic candle-shaped sequins, 4 full sheets of Christmas stamps, plus one partial sheet (missing a Santa) and one extra stamp.

Monday, December 6, 2010

oh so quiet

First up we have Leslie from Leslie Lee Art with her infinitely calming "Seeking Center" limited edition giclee print. As Leslie says, this pastel (which depicts a yoga studio in Portland, Oregon) is "oozing with serenity."

Next is Kristin from loveartworks with her AWAKEN - Simple Soul Buddha with Gold Leaf Clay Wall Hanging. Kristin says "When I see this image of Buddha that I carved out of the clay, the closed eyes, the peaceful grace of the profile/portrait, my mind immediately starts to go into a calmer state and quiet begins to come in the midst of the constant stream of thought. It's actually an image I can use as a Meditation tool because of it's simplicity."

Last but not least we have Dona from Random Order with all of her thinking-outside-of-the-box fabulousness. Dona entered her Mary and baby Jesus necklace. As Dona says, the natural mother of pearl pendant looks like a peaceful mother and child...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Time for Reflection

Our first reflective entry is from Ngan of Daily Dose. Ngan entered her Introspection necklace. The center of this necklace is a gorgeous genuine agate slice pendant which is accented by a tiny rough natural pyrite bead and a gunmetal chain.

Rebecca from Knee Deep Originals is next with her Homespun Girl CD. Rebecca chose her CD as her entry "because songwriting is very often a time of reflection and meditation."

Last but not least is Melinda from Crab Apple Vintage and her Vintage Santa Claus Cookie Cutter. Melinda says:
"This may not be the most profound entry, but when I look at this cookie cutter I envision my grandmother's kitchen and the frosted ginger cookies (Amazing!) that she made for Christmas. She frosted this shape in red. As a cookie, it's a bit of an odd Santa shape and you need to look at it closely to figure out what it is.

Specifically, I picture her drop leaf table (with bowl of fake fruit) where she would leave out pies and cookies for special occasions. At some point my dad stripped the green paint from that table and refinished it. It is gorgeous and after many years as my kitchen table it is now my sewing table.

It has been difficult for me to stay on topic because taking a moment to focus on this one idea lead to so many more memories. I'm alternately tearing up and smiling as I write this."