Inspired by Nature

In my humble opinion the more time we spend in Nature the more we inspire our creative spirit. Today I would like to show you some shops from Rainbow Artists Team that clearly are inspired by nature .

Take a look at Kit from Kit’s Creation’s beautiful sea glass shell jewelry.

 

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Sea shell and sea glass pendant

I love this unique pendant . Kit found the shell while walking along the beach. She added a Sea Glass Heart Shard with a Heart piece of Clam shell  to make this a special Pendant. I can see some rose colored places in this shell pendant that make it all come together nicely. It’s amazing how Kit can find these beautiful items and then create an extra special piece just for you or a loved one. To read more about Kit go here.

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Next check out have Sandy from Little Canary and Co ‘s handmade country wreath.

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Grapevine and beaded butterfly wreath

This handmade wreath is so amazing and so inspired by nature. I love the grapevines all wrapped together and the beaded butterfly is beautiful and creative. This is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving decor in your home. To read more about Sandy go here.

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Now let’s take a look at Deborah’s beautiful dragonfly heart bowl from

Clay by Nature Pottery

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Stoneware dragonfly heart bowl

In many of Deborah’s pottery art she has a Dragonfly. As she goes for walks where she lives in Colorado she enjoys watching the dancing dragonflies around her. They have really inspired her work. I love the way she designed this handmade bowl into a heart shape. To read more about Deborah go here.

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Take a look at this cool butterfly mosaic I found in Bob and Pam from ZZBob ‘s shop.

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Butterfly Mosaic

I love butterflies and this one is absolutely stunning! It would be lovely to have this in your home to always remember the beauty that the butterflies grace us with every summer. This would make a heart felt Christmas gift. To read more about Bob and Pam go here

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I have really enjoyed going by these beautiful shops and picking out my favorite items for this blog.  I will say I have so many fav’s from each one of these shops. Be sure to go by and take a look around. Each one is unique and one of a kind.

To see more from Rainbow Artists team go to the link below.

RAINBOW ARTISTS TEAM SHOPPERS GUIDE

Have a beautiful Friday evening and fun weekend!

Peace and blessings!

Debbie from

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THUNDER ROSE LEATHER
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Home for the Holidays

It’s amazing how fast the holidays come back around. Before you know it we will be working on Thanksgiving dinner and then Christmas. On our Etsy team we are getting a head start with our holiday shopping promotion so everyone has plenty of time to get things done.  Today’s for our featured artists we have a mixed media selection of shops for you to check out.

Kathi Heale from Lilly Beads Designs has a wonderful assortment of beautiful jewelry. One of my favorites from Kathi’s shop is her leather wrap bracelets. Take a look…

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Boho Ruby Zoisite Leather wrap bracelet

I really love the beautiful colors in this bracelet. This boho bracelet would be perfect for a bohemian gypsy friend . I really want you to see some more of Kathi’s work she has so many beautiful colors and styles of handmade jewelry in her shop.

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A variety of handmade jewelry from Lilly Beads Designs.

As you can see there are many beautiful colors, styles and types of jewelry ranging from earrings, bracelets and awesome necklaces . When you go to Kathi’s shop you will see so much more. To read more about Kathi go here.

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The next shop I would like to share with you is Candy from Speaks with Ancestors Candy has awesome gourd art, medicine bags , dream catchers and lots more. Her style is very native and you can tell she loves what she does.

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Wolf gourd art

Wolves are very special in a lot of peoples lives. As you can see there is a lot of work that went into this amazing  piece.

To show you the intricate detail of this amazing gourd art that Candy has done I am now showing you the other sides of this piece.  It is absolutely stunning. To read more about Speaks With Ancestors shop go here.

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To mix things up a bit now I would like to show you a fantastic Vintage shop. Gina from  Gina’s Vintage Shop is stuffed with collectibles, educational books, electronics, bar-ware, glassware, tea cups, coffee cups, blankets, rugs, dolls, figurines, doll furniture, accessory and travel cases, bake-ware and so much more. Her shop is always changing so it is important to go by often to see what else she has found.

I noticed that in Gina’s Vintage Shop she has a whole section of Holiday collectibles. How cool is that? So many of the items you find there remind me of Mom and Dad’s house and all the cool cherry holidays items that came out for the special time of year. Take a look

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Santa’s House

This is a vintage lighted porcelain Santa’s house for the Kringle Town series made by Prettque Inc. to be used as a train accessory or in a holiday display.

Now that I am a Grandma I think the children would really think this is fun. I would put it up right next to the Christmas tree on a special table full of Christmas fun .

Now take a look at all the cute items you could decorate your home with. When the family comes by and you have a awesome meal all cooked up you could decorate your table and serve with these special holiday home for the holiday’s decor.

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Home Decor for the Holidays.

To read more about Gina’s Vintage shop go here.

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Next I would like to show you a really awesome shop full of cool supplies . For those of you who love to create your own gifts Paula from PTurnbulland Bishop has a lot of awesome things to choose from. Not only does she have supplies but she has many ready made things all made up for you. Take a look…..

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Beaded Medicine Bag.

Paula has an assortment of beaded medicine bags that she makes. What a great gift one of these would be for someone special in your life to keep there medicines in .

There are so many really cool items in this shop that it’s hard to choose what to post. 🙂

So I am gonna go with another one of my favorites.

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Bone bead supplies

Beautiful bone beads. You know how I love beads! Check out these beauties. This is only a very small selection of what Paula has in her shop. To read more about Paula’s shop go here.

These are some amazing shops. Click on the pictures and the links to visit each of these shops.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Have a beautiful , peaceful day!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

Blue Water Vibe

A beautiful blog post from Deanna at Glowing Heart Studios on Etsy. This blog post features some fantastic artists from Rainbow Artists Team on Etsy. Thanks Deanna! Love it! 🙂 ❤

Deep in thought > Handmade Art

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I have some very special handmade art to show you today from Rainbow Artists Team. Last night was the Harvest full moon in  Aries and as  I  watched Grandmother moon rise I thought of how wonderful it is to be able to see the beauty in simple things or anything that makes you slow down and take a look. Very Grateful for that!

I am going to start off with this beautiful sculpture from Gilly  at

Gilly Thomas Sculpture

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Life Sketch > Deep in thought

A beautiful handmade sculpture that really spoke to me.  How many of us have these moments in time where we sit contemplating our lives and where we are at the time we are in. This beautiful sculpture reminds me of those moments in my own life. I feel it would be a beautiful piece for your living room or a special meditation room. Somewhere you can remember to take the time to always reflect.

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Meet Gilly

Have come to sculpture rather late in life and am thoroughly enjoying it! Wasn’t allowed to go to Art school in the late 60’s so I eventually took myself back to college aged 50 – go and sign up as a Mature Student it’s great.

So now I have a studio/workshop next to my home and have turned a spare stable into a Gallery (there’s posh) and of course I keep creating and filling my little Gallery with bronzes and smaller pieces and exhibiting locally and in Dublin.

What I would like to do is give you more details of how the different pieces are made and the thinking/creating behind them.  Read more

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The next artist I would like to share with you is Monika from

Tobisia’s Lil Thing

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Heart Pendant necklace

I chose this beautiful heart pendant with an amethyst stone in it because I love hearts and amethyst. Hearts have long been an inspiration for me .  Heart jewelry, heart shaped rocks hearts of all kinds symbolize for me, heart strength , compassion , love, peace and comfort. Spiritual meaning that is heartfelt and real. This would be a great gift for someone you love deeply.

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Meet Monika

I always liked nice things – paintings, photos, jewellery etc. I love history, nature and sightseeing which can and is very inspirational.

Few years ago – about 2-3 years after my coming to England – I decided to make my first card – Namesday card for my Dad, this first one was silly looking one but my Dad loved it and that’s how I started with my new hobby.
First jewelery piece I made for my Mum – necklace and bracelet with tiger-eye beads – she still loves to wear it. Read more

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Now let me show you Kent’s beautiful art

Images by Kent Olinger

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Zuni Bear Totem Earrings

These Zuni Bear totem earrings are so stunning and have so much heart. Do you see the heart in the center of the bear?  The bear symbolizes strength and power from within. I love bear medicine . I feel there is so much that can be learned from this magnificent animal if we only take a look. I have dreams about bears a lot and have learned to pay attention to those dreams when they show up. So I picked these special bear totem earrings from Kent’s  Etsy shop. If you know someone who loves bears these would make an awesome handmade gift this holiday season.

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Meet Kent

I started metal smithing 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 metal smithing 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. Read more

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Now for the beautiful handmade art from

Christina Goldstein

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Peacock Painting

I have always been fascinated with peacocks. The powerful display of feathers that the male shows during courtship is just stunning. Christina has captured this in this beautiful painting. Do you see the full moon in the background? How beautiful!  What an awesome gift  this would be!

Meet Christina

I originally started this adventure a couple of years ago when I realized that I loved crocheting, so I decided “Why not?” Sometimes life has a way of sending you down a different path and it is at this point in time that I take it.

Due to spinal cord injuries, my hands no longer wish to cooperate with a hook and yarn. Instead I am finding a new value in just being able to sit down and paint. Some days it is extremely difficult and painful and some days I can paint more care free, but each time it is enjoyable and always a journey. It is about overcoming and persevering, and I hope to inspire others even in a small way to just keep going. Read More

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This is it for this week ! If you would like to visit these four different stores please follow the links below the pictures and in red.

Thanks so much for taking a look !

Have a beautiful week!

Debbie

from

Thunder Rose Leather

Rainbow in Handmade Art

I love the weekend! This week on Rainbow Artists Team we have started our holiday promotion that is going on from now until the middle of December. Many of us used Etsy treasuries to promote our fellow artists but we don’t really have that option now. So my team and I have come together to promote through blogs and social media. We have so many  fantastic handmade artists , vintage sellers and supply shops for your craft projects. We are going to do our best to include a variety of beautiful gift ideas to you over the next couple of months. You can also visit our team shoppers guide and see a wide variety of  gift ideas from our Rainbow Artists Team members.

Take a kook at this weeks gift ideas from these fine artists.

LaBella Terra

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Southwestern Wall Sculpture > Gourd Art

Our friend Ann created this beautiful Southwestern , home decor wall art. I love this unique piece of gourd art. The red terra cotta leather in the center with the turquoise really brings this piece together and makes it stand out. A very one of a kind  wall art decor.

Meet Ann

I have been an artist – in one form or another – all my life………..I am fascinated with the process of bringing imagination to form.

To me magic is everywhere……. the earth, the trees, the rocks, all of earth’s creatures, the sky, the stars……everywhere. My art honors the magical and mystical that connect us……………….with a dash of whimsy and humor!

My shop name, La Bella Terra, is Italian for “the beautiful earth”. read more here

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Soulful Stuff

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Orange and purple Magnesite earrings

Our friend Karynlee made these beautiful orange and purple Magnesite  earrings. They are perfect for fall. What a great gift idea for the Holiday season!

Meet Karynlee

Soulful Stuff is inspired by my deep passion for nature and the One who created it all. Nature communicates and touches our souls through sights, sounds, colors, scents, textures, and all sorts of sensory experiences. As I observe all of the beauty around me, I am inspired to create. Quilting has been a passion since childhood, but I enjoy a broad spectrum of materials and mediums to communicate. I recently have re-discovered a love for wood carving and burning which helps share the Cherokee language. I love creating native style jewelry with all sorts of beautiful gemstones and woods I carve. My Cherokee heritage deeply influences my work in many aspects.

I am blessed with a wonderfully supportive husband and four great children.

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Glowing Heart Studios

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Golden yellow mandala necklace

A beautiful beaded mandala necklace from our friends Deanna and Kent shop. At Glowing Heart Studios you will find some really awesome handmade beaded jewelry wood art and dream catchers.

Meet Deanna and Kent

We are peaceful warriors that enjoy creating natural dream catchers and handmade jewelry that are both empowering and spiritual. Weaving the songs of nature into our rustic and inspirational art. It seems to encode information that sometimes is lost to us. For us, crafting is a meditation, an offering, and a remembrance of times past. We are grateful to share with you.
Peace & Blessings….Deanna + Kent  read more here

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All About The Buttons

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Blue green Cowl

A beautiful blue green cowl made by our friend Barbara. So very stunning and look at those buttons! At All About the Buttons you will find a variety of handmade art.

Meet Barbra

I have always indulged in creative outlets-needlepoint,knitting,sewing and more. I love to keep busy,look back and feel the great satisfaction upon seeing a completed item. Of course, some have bombed, but we don’t talk about those!
Please feel free to go through my feedback. I am very proud of everyone’s satisfaction. The theme running through them all is “Even better in person”. Buying online is always a leap of faith but I have proven you will be happy with your button purchase.
I love custom requests especially for the tape measures. Please contact me with your thoughts and we’ll see what we can work out together.
Hope you enjoy my buttons! read more here

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I would like to thank everyone for stopping in to check out our latest blog post and these wonderful handmade artists!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Peace and love!

Debbie from Thunder Rose