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
When I came in from the garden , I found this beautiful treasury that was created by one of our team members Sharon Wittke from
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
Work space 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).
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 also tried wire wrapping and wire weaving in jewellery making – to learn all these properly I started new project and new blog here: CopperTobi.blogspot.co.uk.
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:
I made a birthday card for my son’s class friend for her birthday and it was printed in paper crafting magazine!
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?
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!
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.
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.