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It’s a beautiful Sunday morning , the rains have slowed and the sun is shinning bright. You can totally feel a little bit of fall in the air. As I sat in my garden this morning making prayers,  being quiet and reading a little from one of my favorite people Thich NHat Hahn  I wrote this.

As I sit here on this fine Sunday morning and read Living Buddha ,  Living Christ I am feeling so much peace in my heart.Sometimes in this world we live in there is so much conflict. The only way to find peace is to step out of it and look deeply into ourselves and let go of it all.Without that time we can get all caught up in all the worlds’s stuff and lack of peace. I am feeling grateful for this day of peaceful feelings in my heart. I pray for peace for those who love me and for those who don’t.

Peace and Love

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When I came in from the garden , I found this beautiful treasury that was created by one of our team members Sharon Wittke from


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Thanks so much Sharon! This treasury is amazing!

‘Naturals from the Rainbow Artists Team’ by Ravensbend


crow bracelet, crow jewelry,…


Fringed leather clutch, sma…


Limited Edition Handmade Cer…


7 Directions Spirit Horse Ve…


Monkey keychain, Amigurumi k…




Socks Hand Knit Cream Taupe …


Beach Theme Home Decor – Sha…


Tote and Hobo Bag – Two Opti…


Arrowhead Diamond Necklace |…


FLASH SALE Branch Extra Larg…


Big Diggins Agate Pendant – …


Snowflake Obsidian Bracelet …


Blue Zircon Swarovski Crysta…


Football CD Clock Free US Sh…


Stone Woman Giving Birth – M…


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Interview with Monika from Tobisias Lil Thing

Hi everyone, my name is Michelle and I’m from the Etsy shop Atman Art Studio. I’m a member of an active and vibrant Etsy team called Rainbow Artists. Members of the team are from all over the world and sell all sorts of items.

I’d like to know more about the places where they live in because they all sound very exotic to me! I’d like to know more about the places that they work in, and why they make the things that they do. And most of all I’d like to get to know the people behind the shops🙂

I’ve been be interviewing a number of teamies in recent months. Today’s interview is with Monika who sells jewellery and cards from her shop Tobisias Lil Thing.

Where do you live and how long have you lived there? 

I live in Blyth, a port town in Northumberland, in the UK for almost 12 years now.

Blyth dunes by Monika from Blyth dunes

Can you describe the landscape of the place where you live? 

The landscape is a mix of flat land with some not big hills plus nice beach with dunes. There are also fields and some historic places not to far from town.

Tall ship coming into Blyth port by Monika from TobisiasLilThing.

What do you like most about where you live? 

I like the whole Northumberland simply because of people who live here are friendly and helpful. I like Blyth because is not big place and became my home.

Blyth dunes by Monika from Blyth dunes

It does look like a beautiful place to explore in your pictures :-) 

What do you like most about maintaining your etsy shop?

I like to have my shop on Etsy cause giving me chance to do lots of things without keeping eye on it all the time like in normal shops, plus every sale is making me smile.

Work space by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

Where do you make the hand made items that you sell? 

All my pieces – jewellery and cards – I’m making in living room, which is in total mess when I’m starting crafting🙂

Work space by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

Haha! I think many crafters have experience the living room spread when making :-) 

When I’m making jewellery I like to sit in the armchair. It is great for relaxing, thinking, designing and stringing beads🙂

Work space by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

What do you like most about making jewellery?

Compliments from strangers on the street and 5 stars reviews from customers😉

What is the most difficult part of making jewellery? 

I think simply to be happy with final product, cause sometimes is really hard to have piece done exactly as you dreamed of.

Earrings by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

Could you share one item from your hand made shop that you are most proud of making? 

Against the review received I’m the most proud of my yellow floral earrings, totally my own design (never saw similar piece).  I made them using simple beading. I used ribbon and seed beads, cause giving me this delicate kind of look in final product. I made three other pairs of earrings from the same design later, but used sari silk not ribbon (2 sold – both with 5 star review).

Earrings by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

They are indeed beautifully made. Very delicate. I can image that when you wear them they would have a nice movement to them… 

It says in your etsy profile that you love to try new techniques. Could you tell me about a new technique that you’ve tried recently? 

I recently tried the spot light card making technique and wrote a blog post about it here: Kittens and new cardmaking technique.

Card made by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

I also tried wire wrapping and wire weaving in jewellery making – to learn all these properly I started new project and new blog here:

Wire wrapping by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

Thanks for sharing your wire wrapping pieces. Looking good! I’ve done lots of this in the past – it’s fun isn’t it? 

You seem to be a prolific maker. Could you give us a peak at any other things that you’ve been making recently? 

I’ve been making making cards. I’m working on my second Xmas card this year:

Xmas card by Monika from TobisiasLilThing.

I  made a birthday card for my son’s class friend for her birthday and it was printed in paper crafting magazine!

Press for Monika from TobisiasLilThing.

Wow congratulations on being included in the magazine! 

Quite a few of your jewellery items include copper. What do you like about working with it?

To be honest I like its colour plus this that is nickel free, which is important for me because I’m nickel allergic Copper wire is very plastic material to use. Copper is soft, so wires are easy to deal with when shaping. If you know what I mean?

Earrings by Monika from TobisiasLilThing

Yes, I know from my experience with wire wrapping, smithing and shaping metal that copper is a lovely soft and malleable material to work with🙂

Thank you so much for sharing these insights into your crafting and home town Monika!  

Featuring LunaEssence

It’s Sunday morning and I decided to post a new blog post for Rainbow Artists. I created a treasury with 16 awesome artists and am featuring a good friend of mine Diana from LunaEssence. She has beautiful handmade jewelry . You should go by her shop and check it out.

Here are a few things I love from her Etsy shop.


All of these earth element beaded pendants are so very beautiful , elegant and one of a kind. Click on the link above and you will see each one in its full beauty.



Now for our treasury. 16 awesome artists from Rainbow Artists Team

‘Featuring Luna Essence ‘ by thunderrose

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I am featuring Diana from Luna Esssence. She is an amazing artist! Blessing to you all!

Artistic Turquoise Embrace B…


moose jewelry, moose brooch,…


Beaver Totem Spirit Person A…


Amethyst Necklace (301n): Ha…


Native American Style Rosett…


Metallic Green Iris and Galv…


Oregon Beach Agate Pendant -…


Necklace Green, Blue, Black …


Peridot Necklace – August Bi…


Fall inspired Brown Red nurs…


Primitive Folk Art Cabbage S…


Opihi and Sea Urchin Amethys…


Blue And Black Glass Beaded …


Beadwork Necklace , cornflow…


Large Yarn Bowl, Purple Yarn…


Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 5 …


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Much love and light to all!

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Specialties from Rainbow ArtistsTeam

Hey there. It’s been a couple weeks since sharing a post. It’s Saturday night so I decided to sit here and share some special items from Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy. I had my team friends share with me what their favorite item is in their shop. Some items had already been sold so I just went to their shops and picked something I liked. I would like to thank all our team members who participated in this team project.

So here you have it folks from these great artists.

‘Specialties from Rainbow Artists Team’ by thunderrose

Here we have 16 members from Rainbow Artists Team . Some really great artists we have here.

Shawl Scarf in Sky Blue Free…


Green Sculpted Stoneware Dra…


Hand drawn – ORIGINAL art – …


crow pendant, crow necklace,…


Handcrafted Artisan Ceramic …


Unisex Black Leather Bracele…


ON SALE 20% OFF Raven, Xhuuy…


Opihi and Sea Urchin Sodalit…


Huichol Indian Inspired, Bea…


Custom Bracelet! Mother-Gran…


Beach House Decor – TIDE STO…


Basket Weave Beaded Cuff Bra…


Gourd Art-Spring Frog Dance


Green leaf copper earrings, …


Autism feelings Magnets – Co…


Frida Kahlo Collage Sheet, F…


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We had a few extras that I could fit in the treasury so here are links to our stores.

Turtle earrings from The Hidden Meadow


Leather tote from Thunder Rose Leather

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Rainbow Artists Creative Shops

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It’s all about team work and these friends are good at it!

So tonight I am sharing a few of my friends.

This is short one folks!

There are more blogs posts to come . I love sharing you!

Thanks for being a part of my life’s journey!

‘Beautiful Art from Rainbow Artists’ by thunderrose

Lots of fun items to choose from in these awesome shops!Peace , love and light!

Ruby Ziosite Beaded Wrap Bra…


Ricolite Tree of Life Pendan…


Purple Hawaiian Flower Czech…


Job Charts – Magnetic Chalkb…


Colorful baseball caps, pais…


Religious Collage, Catholic …


Abalone Bracelet Paua Shell …


Medieval Church Door Photo G…


Reduced – Beaded Necklace wi…


Green Rustic Dangle Drop Bea…


Owl Mug/Vintage Otagiri Mug/…


Gourd Mask Titled Spirit See…


bone hairpipe choker, sea ur…


Gold Passage No 1


Small bunny, miniature bunny…


Green maple leaf polymer cla…


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Ms Frieda’s Classroom

Whimsical Kitchen Decor

Good morning Rainbow artist fans and followers! Its Saturday morning and I am happy to say we got some rain where we live in Arizona. A very welcome rain. So very needed. It has been exceptionally dry this year.

This week our shop of the week is Laurie from


Laurie is a very special woman who is helping not only her children but also families with children with special needs. Wait till you read meet Laurie below you will see what I mean.

Meet Laurie

Our shop was formally opened in May 2015 after years of crafting, months of planning and a lifetime of learning the skills to run a business.

I have always loved art. I find it to be a great medium to facilitate emotional healing, as well as an excellent form of communication.

As a mother of 12 children, I’ve had over 30 years of hands on experience. I am an avid learner and passionate advocate for my children; 9 of whom God brought into our family by means of adoption.

We have a large variety of pic clips for non verbal kids and adults which problems expressing themselves and their needs and emotions.

Our categories are color coordinated, with choices such as food, daily hygiene and even schedule routines for each part of the day!

These clips are great for non verbal students and adults, speech and occupational therapists, ESL teachers, and elderly loved ones. If you or your loved one is looking for an easy, age appropriate, inconspicuous way to communicate we have what you need!

We also offer a wonderful selection of functional and inspirational magnetic chalkboards and dry erase memo boards for your home, dorm, or office.

Thank you for taking the time to ready my story! I’m so happy we caught your eye and I hope you are inspired by what you see!



We had a big turn out for last weeks shop of the week. I have three others besides myself for this weeks treasury so I will be doing some add on’s below the treasury. Thanks to all our awesome friends who help to promote these fine artists and small business owners. You all ROCK! What a special community we have!

‘Shop of the week Ms Frieda’s Clasroom’ by thunderrose

Rainbow Artists Team new shop of the week is Laurie from Ms Frieda’s Classroom. What a special shop!Have a fun week!Blessings!

Framed Magnetic Chalkboard -…


Deep Red Jade Wrap Bracelet …


Purple Ricolite Pendant – St…


Rock Cairn Photo Greeting Ca…


Ethnic Cross body bag/Should…


Realistic Red Rose hair clip…


Belt : textile fabric, elega…


Sardonyx Stone Porcupine qui…


Love Art Print, 4×6 Print, V…


Spring Time Bunnies, Birds a…


Kodak Motormatic 35F Camera/…


Penguin plush, crochet pengu…


Sea Glass Pendant-Gift Idea-…


Natural Abalone Shell Inlay …


Deer Totem Spirit Person Han…


Country Heart Charm Necklace


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Kuchi Design shop of the week

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Hi there.! Happy Friday!

This week on Rainbow Artists Team we had so many participate in the thread that there were two extras for the treasury! Congratulations team! Great work!

Do you know how I pick the shop of the week.? I have a big hat that I fill with numbered paper. The newbies that join in the fun get a number  and I pick from there. I also need for our team members to have either an about page or a profile page letting me know what their story is. There you have it! So far every week we have someone join in the fun so we  can share their store. Then as my time permits I promote the shop of the week on the team website. On the front page the shop of the week page and the featured artists page.

Also me and some of my team leaders are promoting everyone on our

team page shoppers guide

and some of these feed over to our website. It’s like a big circle.

So please remember to support our leaders shops!


This week we are celebrating Anisa Ali from


Meet Anisa Ali

I worked for many years in fashion industry. I created sketches and designed clothing collections for men, women and different age groups. When the fashion industry went through changes, I decided to embrace creativity. Now, I design and create!


Now for our weekly team treasury with the members who shared in the team and shop love.

‘Kuchi Design Shop of the week’ by thunderrose

Congratulations to Anisa Ali our new shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team.Thanks everyone!Happy Friday!D~

Ethnic Cross body bag/Should…


Morenci Native Copper Pendan…


Woodland fairy house Moss co…


Jungle Print Toddler Rag Qui…


Beach Theme Home Decor Shado…


Natural Dream Catcher with L…


OOak, Hand embroidered , tex…


Natural Suede, Native Americ…


Fall Leaves Photo Art, Mixed…


Elephant plush, shower gift …


Boa Scarf Bright Shades FREE…


Cobalt Blue and White Blend …


Digital Hearts, Clip Art Hea…


Bohemian Chunky Bracelet, Re…


Cozy Needle Felted Cute Wool…


Christmas Glasses/Vintage AH…


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Now for the other contributors to shop love.

Thunder Rose Leather                        Speaks With Ancestors                Lilly Beads Design

Baby and Children’s Moccasins

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We sell many different pairs of baby and children’s moccasins. This is a blog post that I did about our line of moccasins in our Etsy shop. Our moccasins are all handmade and hand stitched. Some are beaded some are plain. Check it out!


Good morning and welcome to a new day . Good ole Monday morning!

 Today I would like to share our baby moccasins with you. Our moccasins are all made in soft elkskin leather. We make a wide variety of baby, toddler and children’s moccasins. They are all handmade and hand stitched by John and me . I do the beading for these sweet little moccasins. Sizes range from a very small newborn or 0-3 months , newborn to 6 months , 6 months to one year, and on from there to toddler and children’s moccasins. You can find them in our Etsy shop

Thunder Rose Leather

7 newborn baby moccasins

8 Beaded Newborn moccasins

3 very small newborn moccasins


These Moccasins are so cute. I mean every mom should have a pair for their little one. They make the perfect baby shower gift and after the baby outgrows them they can be a…

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Tribal Handmade

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Happy weekend friends! We are staying in and staying cool!

We have a real fun shop of the week this week.

Catherine from

Tribal Handmade

has some really beautiful colorful beadwork, fairy houses , flower hair pieces , and jewelry.

 Meet Catherine


Catherine also has this shop


Welcome to my shop! Thank you for stepping by!
I am a tribal belly dancer, so it is main source of my inspiration, so mostly I create Tribal accessories and jewelry like flower hair pins and beaded ethnic medallions. Also i like to make fairy houses of polymer clay. All my items are handmade and created with inspiration.
To see more go here

Blog Interview with Catherine from Emma Kay Inks



Now let’s take a look at our Rainbow Artists Team Treasury

‘Tribal Handmade’ by thunderrose

Rainbow Artists new shop of the week is Tribal Handmade! Congratulations Catherine!Have a fun week!

Royal Blue Peony Flower hair…


Green and lilac Crochet nurs…


Crochet bunny, amigurumi toy…


Natural Abalone Shell Inlay …


Quilted Wall Hanging – Hummi…


Big Diggins Agate Pendant – …


Yucca Plant at Sunset Photog…


Sea Sediment Jasper Pendant …


African Green Jasper Beaded …


Blue and Light Bronze Loomed…


Green orange freeform wired …


Oversized, Statement, fabric…


Frog Totem Spirit Person Han…


Shades of Grey and Black Mem…


Handcrafted Artisan Ceramic …


Lapis and Shell Tribal earri…


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