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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!
Debbie from Thunder Rose Leather