Saturday, October 30, 2010

Giving Thanks

Our first entry this week is from Audrey of AudreyGardenLady. She entered her Bountiful Thanks Charm Bracelet. This bracelet is chock full of yummy little lampwork beads of fruits and veggies combined with a fun, eclectic assortment of charms (including a knife, fork and spoon). Fun and festive!

Lana from Simple Joys Paperie is next with her Thanksgiving vintage hymnal wreath. Lana says "I am so very thankful that my sister is a 4-year cancer survivor, but even if our family hadn't been affected by cancer, I could still find innumerable things for which to be thankful."

Our third and final entry this week comes from Kristin of loveartworks. Kristin entered her "Be the Change" mug. She says "I am so so so Grateful for my Art, for the chance to channel the good and positive energy out into the world in pieces of pottery such as this one. It's an absolute Joy and Gift to be able to pass on a greater message than I could ever come up with, like my favorite quote of all time "Be the change you wish to see in the world" which is on this mug, along with the beautiful Autumn leaves, which I am also grateful for every year, Nature's Gorgeous Fall Song!"

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cinnamon and Spice

First up this week, we have Melinda from Crabapple Vintage with her Vintage Harlequin Pleated Skirt. I just love this piece! It's the kind of skirt I imagine strolling down a breezy tree-lined street in, heading off to a little coffee shop for some pumpkin coffee.

Next we have Jean from 3squares' awesome Cinnamon Poppy Bagel Earrings. Made from hammered copper and sterling silver, these beauties would be the perfect accent to any fall outfit.

Our third entry comes from Jill of Moonlight Beadworks, who entered her Bronzed Cinnamon Multi Strand Necklace. Made from antique German beads that are, as Jill says, "good enough to eat," this necklace is a fabulous fall statement piece.

Entry number four is this adorable kitty zipper pull/purse charm/pendant from Julie over at Oooooh Shiny! Made from polymer clay, this sweet little kitty is perfect from children and adults alike!

Next is Kristin from loveartworks with another incredibly adorable piece. Her Warm Baby Owl Doodle Dish is just too cute for words! I love that little face! And it's perfect for the changing season. The little guy looks like he could use a nice steamy cup of tea and some yummy apple pie!

Our sixth entry comes from Stevie J of Designs by Stevie J. Stevie says "I named this necklace Cinnamon and Spice because the pearl colors are just those colors-- you can almost taste it!" Mmmmm!

Andrea from Sacred Suds is next with her Vesta, Goddess of the Hearth and Home hand soap. Scented with orange and cinnamon, this all-natural vegan soap is great for removing odors like garlic, onions, and fish. I want some!

Entry number eight comes from Suz of Simply Suzula. Suz's Vintage Wooden Spice Rack with Jars would make an adorable addition to any kitchen. Paint it or leave it as is, either way, I love it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Our first mysterious entry is from Rebecca of Knee Deep Originals. Her "It's Only the Wind" painting is a perfect fit for this challenge, don't you think?

Next up is Suz of Simply Suzula with her vintage "Rusty Whatever." Suz entered this piece because, as she says, one of the definitions of mysterious is "difficult to identify." Love it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Power of Pink

Our first entry this week comes from Colette of Colette's Boutique. Colette entered her gorgeous Silver Wreath necklace. 6% of the proceeds of this piece (which is made of sterling silver and pink Swarovski crystals) will go to the American Cancer Society.

Next up is Stevie J from Designs by Stevie J and her Pink Ribbon for a Cure bracelet. Stevie says that this bracelet is "a reminder for all of us to take care of our monthly examinations." A percentage of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Our third entry this week comes from Ames of Adorn by Amy Singley. The EtsyProjectEmbrace Breast Cancer Survivor - Awareness Bracelet, is a very meaningful one for Ames. The description in her listing explains: "Okay, so this is the piece that started it all. 8 years ago, as I battled this terrible disease, I found beading. During chemo, my body just didn't work but my mind did. Beading was my outlet and I made this bracelet to honor my sisters surviving this disease and those who want to show their awareness and support to the cause." This is the bracelet that led Ames to Etsy and to Laura and ultimately to the team. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Mollie from Rough Magic Holidays brings us our next entry with her Awareness is the Key Necklace for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mollie says that when you wear this pretty piece "every gal you meet will be reminded that, until the cure is discovered, awareness really is the key to surviving!" 50% of the proceeds of this necklace will go to the American Cancer Society.

Our next entry is from Lana of Simple Joys Paperie. Lana entered her gorgeous Pink Shabby Chic Wreath, which is made from a vintage book. As Lana says in her description, this piece would make a great addition to any doctor's office or clinic waiting room during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 5% of the proceeds of this wreath will be donated to help cancer research and promote cancer awareness.

Gwen of Dancing in the Rains is next with her super cute Little Pinky. This sweet little kitty could brighten just about anyone's day when you catch a glimpse of her smiling face! 10% of the listing price will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Entry number seven comes from Pearl of Beading Gem. Her Love Slider Sterling Silver Pendant and Swarovski Crystal Necklace is a beautiful combination of pink rayon cords, glittering Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. 100% of net proceeds of this necklace (and anything else in Pearl's LIFE COLLECTION) goes to cancer research.

Our next super fabulous participant this week is Erica from Mazzy Jewelry Designs. Erica entered her Cherry Bomb necklace, which is made from hot pink dragon's vein agate and swirling sterling silver. 5% of this sale will go to The American Cancer Society.

Our last entry this week is from Anne-Marie of Lime in the Sky Designs. Anne-Marie entered her Pink Grapefruit Sunset Necklace, which is made with sterling silver, floating cherry quartz and a gorgeous cherry volcano quartz pendant. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Ames from Adorn by Amy Singley is first up this week with her yummy Allspice Necklace. This pumpkin-colored beauty is a perfect reminder of fall harvest! I can smell them from here, can't you?

Next up is Regina from VivatRegina. She entered her Pumpkin Earrings, which are made from orange howlite, green Swarvoski crystals and copper-colored findings. How cute are they?!

Our third entry is from Anne of Wish Art Glass with her Ripe Pear Fused Glass Suncatcher Light Catcher. This juicy little treat is perfect for your fall decor (even if it may leave you feeling a little hungry!).

Stevie J from Designs by Stevie J is our next entrant. Stevie entered her Love Amber Bracelet because for her, the word harvest "always brings up a picture of the pumpkins on the vines during this time of year." Stevie went onto say that her bracelet "is the color of those pumpkins sitting in the field, just waiting for the right person to come along and carve the jack o'lantern in it."

Last but not least, we have Kristin of Loveartworks and her Raven's Autumn Moon Deep Plate. I love the little poem Kristin uses in her description of this piece:
golden amber autumn moon
hanging full
and watching
posed on swirling edge
of mystery
and magic