Welcome to a wonderful Friday Evening! It’s been a week of sewing, beading , sorting beads and of course listing , picture taking works in progress and much more. I finally got all my beads sorted out today.
In Arizona it is also time to get gardens ready. It is so warm here.
This week our shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy is
If you sit still long enough you can hear the story behind each and every vintage and antique item, even if the story is simply an imaginary tale. Vintage and antique holds our history, our hearts and our memories.
An antique in a technical term means any thing that is 100 years old. However, the dictionary defines antique as an objet that is “belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period”. The dictionary also defines this term as an “object having special value because of it’s age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handcraft esteemed for it’s artistry, beauty, or period of origin. Over time the word antique has been used to describe an item 50 years old or older. Others have used this term to define it by generation. For example 80 years would equal 2 generations, making that item an antique. In my shop, I list any item prior to the 60’s as an antique. Read more here .
Gina has a wide variety of vintage items to choose from in her Etsy Shop.
Good Morning! TGIF…..We have reached another end of the week and are going into the magic of the weekend. I know most all of us love the weekends.
I am so proud of our Etsy team. We have some real good things going on. We are having new people join in on the fun of shop of the week. We have a couple of new members that have joined us this week. We are so happy to have you on board. Hope you enjoy your new team! Emma Kaye from Emma Kaye Inks has opened up a thread for our team members to sign up for a blog feature. Thank you so much for your contribution Emma Kaye! You really ROCK! I am looking so forward to your features!
Our new SHOP OF THE WEEK is Debbie Lazaris also know as (beadlady61)
Debbie makes a variety of beaded earrings, bracelets, barrettes and much more.
I am a 51 yr. old mother of 3. I am a self taught beader and started my obsession about 16 yrs ago.I am 1/8 Lakota but our family never registered so I never claim my work as Native American or Authentic as this is not fair to those who are registered. Beading is my relaxation therapy it helps keep me grounded.
This is a treasury I created in honor of Debbie and her shop with 16 other members of our Etsy team. Thank you to all our members for supporting the efforts of sharing the love of our featured artist of the week.
Good Morning and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful prosperous week filled with many good things. It was so warm in Arizona this week I started working in my garden. I am getting my raised beds ready for spring planting. The birds all seem so happy. They are coming by and playing and splashing in the bird bath. It’s so fun to watch them.
We are celebrating our new shop of the week on Rainbow Artists.
This one reminds me of the simple beauties we all see each day in our lives.
Images by Kent Olinger on Etsy
I started metalsmithing as a hobby approximately 20 years ago. In the mid-90’s, I left a full time position as an instructor in the Paramedic Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta to pursue metalsmithing full time and have since developed my hobby into a successful small business. I relocated from Edmonton to Gabriola Island, BC in 1998 where I produced and sold my jewelry from my home-based studio/gallery and became an active member of the community Arts Council. In 2006, I relocated to Chemainus on Vancouver Island, BC and continue to produce my jewelry to date from my home-based studio/workshop as well as participate in local artist events.
After taking a couple of start-up classes at the Edmonton Cultural Centre, I continued to learn and refine my craft over the years by reading how-to books and articles and watching how-to videos, but mostly learning by trial and error so I consider myself to be self taught. I work with various metals but primarily focus on creating copper jewelry. I used to work primarily in sterling silver, but it simply got too expensive. I will still make a piece in silver if specifically requested; however, working in copper allows me to keep my work priced affordably for my customers. Many of my handcrafted jewelry designs are inspired by the nature of West Coast living as showcased in my heron and crow pieces of which I am most proud.
I am constantly aspiring to learn new methods and techniques including my most recent venture of flame painting on copper. The tools of my trade consist of a variety of jewelry-making supplies, findings, hammers, saw blades and so forth as well as a propane oxygen torch. To see more go here about
Congratulations to Kent Our New shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team. Let’s show Kent’s shop some love this week. This treasury will be featured on our teams website sometime this week. Have a beautiful week everyone!
Today I am happy to announce I have some really great helpers on our team. Chris and Cindy joined us and are now our new team leaders. They will be helping us with our Facebook Page , team page shoppers guide and some other things. Be sure to come by and like our Facebook page with your personal profile and business page so we can find you. Also leave a link in the team social media thread.
I love these turquoise turtle earrings. The lapis beads brings out the turquoise just right.
God’s beautiful creation inspires me…
God’s beautiful creation inspires me, I love all things Natural. Proud of my Lenape (Delaware) & German heritage. Loved drawing when I was growing up, made Native jewelry for myself when I was younger, then life happened….I met the most loving, supportive man who became my husband, we were blessed with 3 wonderful children that I school at home. My love for creating was rekindled after I came across some beautiful stone beads and branches, didn’t come across them at the same time but ideas were brewing…I love getting out in nature to explore and collect materials. Always liked dream catchers…knew that one day I would make them. I find joy in weaving a web, it’s very calming. To see more about
Congratulations to Chris from The Hidden Meadow our new shop of the week on Rainbow Artists Team. Let’s show Chris’s shop some love. This will be featured on the team website this week.Thanks everyone! Have a beautiful weekend!