Flutterbye Bead Supply

Glass Hearts

Flutterbye bead supply is one of my favorite bead suppliers. Janice has a lot of different kinds of beads and supplies to choose from in her awesome bead shop. You will also find good prices , good service and fast shipping. 

flutterbye-bead-supply
Flutterbye Bead Supply
janice-beads
Beautiful Czech Fire polish glass beads

 

From Janice :

“Flutterbyebeadsupply offers a unique, affordable selection of beads and jewelry-making supplies that won’t break your bead bank!

I’m an avid bead artist and started buying supplies in bulk to help keep my costs down. I know how important it is to have a nice variety of beads and supplies to work with, while also trying to stick to a budget. My goal with this new shop is to offer these beauties to fellow bead enthusiasts, while passing along the savings as well!

As the shop name implies, all inventory may come and go just as quickly as a fluttering butterfly on a hot summer day! So, please don’t hesitate to make your purchase now, items are not guaranteed to be restocked. ”

Thanks for stopping by,
Janice

To view some of my completed designs, you’re invited to visit my other shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadwork4Sale

beadwork4sale
Beadwork4Sale -By Janice.

Janice is a really wonderful beadwork artist. 

You should check out both of her Etsy shops.

Thanks for stopping in !

Love Light and Peace!

Debbie from Thunder Rose Leather

 

Rainbow Artists Valentine’s Day Gifts

Thunder Rose Leather Rose

Good Morning! Valentines day is coming soon and Rainbow Artists Team has some fantastic gift ideas for you to take a look at.

blue-beaded-cuff
Blue Beaded Cuff from Beadwork4Sale

Janice is a fantastic bead work artist and has many beautiful beaded items to choose from in her shop.

 

heart-dreamcatcher
Heart Dream catcher from Glowing Heart Studios

Deanna and Kent have a variety of beautiful gift ideas in their store. This is just one  of my favorites.

lampwork-drop-earrings
Lampwork Drop Earrings from Lilly Beads Designs

Kathi makes beautiful beaded Jewelry of all kinds.

 

copper-earrings
Copper Earrings from Images by Kent Olinger

Kent’s work with copper is absolutely stunning!

 

gourd-art
Gourd Art from Speaks With Ancestors

Candy has beautiful gourd art work and medicine bags . There are many fantastic things to choose from in her shop.

 

 

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Purple fringed Medicine bag from Thunder Rose

This is from my shop. John and I have many gift ideas in our ready to ship section.

 

Here are  more special gifts for you to take a look at from Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy.  Click on the links and you will see all of these artists and it will be easy for you to find their shops.

valentines-day-art
Valentine’s Day Art

 

valentines-day-art-1
Valentines Day Art

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a look at our gift ideas.

Have a beautiful day!

Debbie from Thunder Rose

 

Every Sea Shell has a Story….

Featured Image -- 3449

Artist Fire Circle

Sea shells tell a story ~ each beautiful, each perfectly intricate. If you press a seashell against your ear and listen carefully, she whispers the secrets of her life journey.

I am mesmerized by the way Gerry from Eagle414 expresses stories in the sea shells she collects. You can see how much she loves these sea shells in each unique piece that is created. Here are a couple examples of her art, just click on the pictures for more information:

c16756b385537fb5c52650d78c934ac4Sea Shell Wall Mask Plaque

a0fe85818d4b8a26aa693120cf8b9a33Sea Shell Keepsake Ornament

To find out more about Gerry and how her shop came to be:Eagle414

I also want to give a shout out to a couple wonderful leaders of handmade communities that we contribute to:

John and Debbie from Thunder Rose createold style leather and beadwork handbags and accessories, one piece at a time, by hand, with a great awareness for detail.

cd6b07995f488421469355b660c6f2a2Leather Messenger Bag

You…

View original post 58 more words

Valentines Day Specials

Rainbow Artists Team Valentines Day Specials

A special shout out to some of our Rainbow Artists Team members who have some  awesome handmade items to show you for Valentines Day.  Handmade gifts that have been made with love and are ready for you.

For those of you who love to make your own gifts and have those diy projects you have been waiting to try you should check out our teams suppliers. They have great prices and so many fun beads and so much more.

Click on the picture and go to our team page and you will find these special gifts and so much more

4jpg
Rainbow Artists Team Valentines Day Specials.
5
Rainbow Artists Team Supplies for diy projects.
6
Rainbow Artists Supplies for your diy projects.

To see more of  Rainbow Artists Team members stores click on the pictures or the link you see and you will be taken to our TEAM PAGES where we have many wonderful shopping ideas just for you.

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a beautiful day!

Debbie

from

THUNDER ROSE LEATHER

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Burgundy Leather Bag from Thunder Rose.

Would you like to join Rainbow Artists Team?

Go here Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy

OCEAN BEACH GLASS

Green cocktail party stirs

I am starting the New Year off with my team blog posts today. The first shop up is

Ocean Beach Glass.

4jpg
Ocean Beach Glass

Jenifer Liput is one of my very dear friends and a team leader on Rainbow Artists Team.

Jenifer is a very talented artist and a very busy woman. She makes very beautiful glass art. Today I would like to show you a couple of my favorite pieces.

But before we get to that here is something from Jen.

CREATE – MelT – and be TIMELESS

Greetings and salutations from Ocean Beach Glass in the Golden State., From the Bay to the Coastal mountains of Northern California. I follow sunsets and daydreams, my world is what I make and my passion for this fire work is more than deep, but a need in my heart to be part of. I often have sand in my shoes and you’ll find I’m truly the most happy when I’m working and being a family at the same time; to be with each hand in hand. Music and the Earth and Skies Inspire me. Though I have worked with many art forms and crafts all my life, Glass is my medium of choice as it allows me to flow freely like the movement of the liquid of the earth that connects us all. A little science and a little art, allowing my mind to grow with every time I see the light of the torch. I’ve always been a serious knowledge seeker, and visionary artist.. and glass.. well glass, it’s like honey, and can drip like water. In melting, allows you to transform it into whatever my heart desires.

I’m grateful for the support of the people who truly collect my glass marbles and stirs. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Especially my return customers who loyally come back to me time and time again.

My Ocean Beach Glass Listings and Etsy store have been pictured in the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens May 2015 magazine issue and you can find me published in the winter 2014 issue of the Flow Magazine., a glass magazine for the flame working community and Featured in the Women in Glass issue and the 2015 Marbles and Paperweights Issue of the Flow Magazine.

3
Blue -Green Drink Stirs

I love the beautiful green color of these drink stirs. They are made  of borosilicate -Pyrex Glass. Each one of these is handmade. What a beautiful way to serve your guests at a party.

5
Drink Stirs – Handmade glass for Bars and Homes

I love the swirling colors in the tops of these glass drink stirs. Stunning work!

We love you and your beautiful art Jen! ❤

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Blessings to all!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Beaded Hummingbird by Thunder Rose

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

Hi friends. It is getting close to Christmas and there are very few days left to shop. Today I was checking out Rainbow Artists Team Shoppers Guide and found some beautiful white handmade gift ideas.

Beadwork4Sale 

6
White Luster Beaded Bracelet

<><><><>

Lilly Beads Designs

7
Swarovski Crystal Clear Earrings

<><><><>

Glowing Heart Studios

8
Handmade Dream Catcher

<><><><>

The Hidden Meadow

5
Turtle Earrings

<><><><>

Cinful Designs

4jpg
Wedding Necklace

<><><><>

Little Canary and Co

9
Beach pouch Necklace

<><><><>

Jan’s Healing Pendants

3
Rose Quartz Necklace

To see more awesome gift ideas from Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy go here :

                                                                   Rainbow Artists on Etsy
Thanks so much for stopping in!
Have a beautiful Christmas and Happy Holiday season to all!
Debbie and John

Handmade Gift Ideas from Rainbow Artists

Rainbows in the Sky

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day here in Arizona. It’s very sunny and it’s hopefully gonna get warmer. Christmas is right around the corner and today I am going to introduce you to some fun and creative handmade artists from our Etsy Team Rainbow Artists. We have so many really cool artists and we have an amazing Team Shoppers Guide for you to check out too.

Today I am going to start with Michelle from Atman Art Studio . Michelle is a very unique artist that does ink drawings. She has helped our team so much by doing blog interviews on this blog and promoting off Etsy. Thanks so much Michelle!

From Michelle :

I create art in my home studio in the beautiful Blue mountains, Australia. My drawing process is labor intense and meditative. Colour is an essential component of my artwork. A trip to India in 2013 inspired me to ramp up my use of colour even more!

This is one of my favorite pieces in Michelle’s Etsy shop Atman Art Studio

4jpg
Original Art Ink Drawing

I love the detail of circles in this piece from Michelle. The colors are cheery , bright, bold and beautiful! What a great way to brighten up a room in your home.

<><><><>

Now I would like to introduce you to Ol Bill from Ol Billz Stuff

From Bill:

I started this shop as a way to make a few dollars to be able to repair vehicles when they broke down, go to the grocery store, the usual stuff in these times. Just to make life a little easier. Creator seems to give us what we need, not always what we want but that is cool:)!! From what I am reading from quite a few with shops they are debating giving it up!! I have thought about it, slow time of year for sure. Some months it doesn’t quite pay the fees but,,, the more you put on here the better the chances are you may make a little something and it’s all worth while;) Read more here.

5
Bear Paw Earrings

 I love bears and all that they can teach us. Here is something I found in Bills shop that I love. What a great gift for the people around you that love bears and bear medicine.

<><><><>

Now lets visit Gerry’s Shop. Eagle414 Sea Shell Creations

From Gerry:

This shop is mostly about sea shells. Sea shell clocks, candle rings, different plagues, wreaths, beautiful lights, jewelry boxes, picture frames, wind chimes, & wall accents or ornaments. Many sea shells I use are for sale to craft with or collect your favorite ones.

I design & hand make my OOAK sea shell creations with natural sea shells. I also use wood, electric lights w/cords, mono-filament, crystals/beads, clock parts, driftwood, glues, glosses, & cool battery-operated candles & flick a lights to enhance my creations so they can be used safely as I created them to be used … any & everywhere you want to put them!

6
Seashell Keepsake

A very beautiful seashell keepsake. What a beautiful wall hanging for your home or a Christmas ornament for your tree.

<><><><>

Let’s take a look at Allison and Sheryl’s shop. Allison Glick Ceramics 

From Allison:

I have been exhibiting and selling my work at arts and crafts festivals in the Boston area since 2011. I love the personal interaction with shoppers, answering their questions, sharing my process, and (hopefully) helping them choose a gift or a piece for themselves.

I opened my Etsy shop in 2014 with my mother Sheryl so that we would be able to connect with buyers in a larger geographical area that are looking for high-quality handmade goods.

My process: I throw each pot on the wheel using high-quality porcelain clay. When the clay is partially dry, I trim the bottom, making a rounded “foot ring”, sign each piece with my maker’s mark, and alter the piece as needed. The pots are then bisque fired in my electric kiln.

After the first firing I hand paint the patterning using under glazes. The pattern is set into the piece by a second firing.

I lightly sand down the brush strokes that were left by the under glazing before I apply the glazes. My glazes are mixed from scratch using non-leaded ingredients. The final firing reaches 2,232°F, ensuring that the pot is less than 1% porous, and therefore safe for use with liquids/food and can be used in microwaves and dishwashers.

I take extreme care in sanding and polishing the bottom of each piece, so that it is smooth and comfortable to the touch and will not scratch any table surfaces.

7
Purple Utensil Holder

This is so beautiful. I love these colors of purple. This would make a really great gift .

<><><><>

Cristina Radu’s shop is next . Cute Toys by Cristina

From Cristina:

Hello!
My name is Cristina and I live in Bucharest. It started as a hobby and became a passion for crocheted amigurumi toys. Combining business with pleasure, I relax by crocheting and perform handmade cute amigurumi toys with patience and ingenuity.

You will find here handmade crocheted amigurumi toys. Are unique designs, creations and designs on request.

My favorite materials are: cotton and acrylic in a rich color palette.

For more details on handmade accessories and how they purchase, please visit the “Contact” section of this online store.

Thank you,
Cristina

8
Crochet Monkey Toy

Isn’t this the most adorable handmade toy you have ever seen? Look at her ears! She could make any child so happy. I’m calling her a girl because look at that little pink bow. What a happy , joyful toy!

<><><><>

 I want to say thank you to all the members of our team who have participated in this Holiday blog promotion.

A big shout out to all our bloggers , you have been so great about blogging and promoting. To all our members who took the time to stop in and show your love and support thanks so much! Thanks to all of you who took the time to promote us on social media. We love you all!  To all our great customers thank’s for supporting small business owners and handmade artists. You are why we do what we do. Blessings to all of you!

This is our team’s main blog so I will be continuing to promote here so please stay tuned as we go forward.

In the meantime if you are looking for a great gift for a friend or loved one for any occasion or season check out our team shoppers guide.

A shout out to these fine shops!

9
Glowing Heart Studios
il_570xn-1089635894_7dln
Beadwork 4 Sale

 

 

10
Carola Bartz

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Debbie from Thunder Rose Leather

11
Purple Leather Handbag

INTERVIEW WITH NADYA FROM TINIEST SPIRIT

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🙂

My name is Michelle and I’m from the Etsy shop Atman Art Studio. I’ve been be interviewing a number of teamies in recent months. This week we’ll get to know more about Nadya from Tiniest Spirit. She makes little creatures out of polmer clay and other materials that evoke magic and soul.

3-old_lemberg_trabant_by_lavenderwitch

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

I live in a beautiful city named Lviv. It’s name translates to ‘City of Lions’. I’ve lived here all my life. Lviv is an old city with beautiful architecture, renaissance and art-nouveau buildings, city with character and a rich history.

11-my-dear_roofs_by_lavenderwitch
Can you describe the landscape of the place where you live?

I spent my childhood in an old Austrian house with the most beautiful view from the window I ever seen. It is in the old township of Lviv and it was very close to the center of the city. Now I live in a new area with new buildings and beautiful view, but it’s a much less interesting township.

10
What do you like most about where you live? 

I always thought Lviv is a city of fairytales and legends. When I was a child I would look up to the window and saw a lot of roofs covered with snow and I was thinking about people who live there – knights, wizards, fairies and other habitants of this majestic city.

The thing I like more about where I live is that I always can find inspiration here. Lviv keeps the spirit of old town, I feel something similar in Prague – all the narrow streets, little windows and colorful houses.  They all remember their owners, they know all their stories and they can tell so many amazing things!

Lviv is one of the best cities for artists and writers. It inspires.

8

What do you like most about maintaining your etsy shop?  

I like to make photos of the items. I carefully choose all the crystals, stones, leaves and wooden sticks to make an atmosphere of magic and fantasy, to make a beautiful composition.

I also like to pack the orders. I have a little box with letter stamps and I stamp the name of the item on the box, I write a little letter with thanks on craft paper. I hope all these things bring the customer some warmth.

And the main thing I really really like – the world wideness. Imagining your creations bringing happiness for someone who lives in an opposite point of the world – it’s really fantastic. And, of course, knowing that people like what you do.

5
Where do you make the items that you sell?

I make all the items in my studio. I’ve had a personal studio for a year – it’s amazing – a place where you create your own world. Dolls, toys, plushies, teddy bears, watercolors – I have too much interests, and for all that I have an ocean of materials. With my studio, they’ve all got their own place on the shelves.

1
A lot of items in your shop are made from polymer clay – what do you like most about using polymer clay?

I like its flexibility the most. With good instruments you could make any texture, any form. It is an amazing material. But, I hope I’ll learn to work with metal and wood. One of my dreams is to try art clay – a Japanese material based on silver.

4

What is the most difficult part about using polymer clay? 

Actually for me it’s finding of my favorite type of polymer clay. All clays are very different, one is too soft, another is too hard. When you find your type of polymer clay, work becomes much easier. My favorite one is ‘Super Sculpey Living Doll’.

Thanks for the tip – that’s good to know!

2
Could you share one item from your hand made shop that you are most proud of making?

Actually, it is not the item from my shop but I really proud of it. It is a figure of ‘Baby Winston’, a hero from Blizzard computer game ‘Overwatch’.

6

I used many techniques – sewing, felting, hand-painting, sculpting, etc. I was working for three days. It was a present for my boyfriend, he is a game-developer. Every detail is handmade, even eyes – they are glass lenses with hand-painted backs.

All those techniques I learned myself, and it is a wonderful thing. When you begin to work with polymer clay, then you get better in sewing and so on… And after all that, you could mix all your knowledge and experience for creating something new.

Wow – well done – it really is an impressive creature that you have made. The expression is very cute 🙂

7

I love the name of your shop ‘Tiniest spirit’. It is very evocative 🙂 Can you tell use more about why you called it that?

I choose the name of the shop with a little help of my boyfriend. We wanted to find a name that will be mystic but cute, with a forest scent. When I opened my etsy-shop, the first items I made were little forest spirits – Wolfy Blackberry, Iceland Mushroom, Spirit of Fox Gloves, Wooden Snails and others. So it is about this mysterious dream-like spirit. But it’s also cute and tiny 🙂

9
It says in your etsy profile “I live in a world of magic, creativity, little beautiful things and music.” Could you tell use a bit more about the music that is a part of your world?

I really think that music is a very important part of creative process. I always try to find compositions that help me to be in fairy mood. Where you think of magic forests and tiny creatures who hides in tree crowns.

Music helps you to create a new story. All that you see when you are listening to the music is your world with your rules, and your hands have power to let habitants of that world come alive.

That is a really beautiful statement and a lovely way to end the interview. Thanks for chatting with me Nadya, it was great to get to know you a bit better.

12