Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cayenne, Cherries, and Watermelon! Besteam Feature

This weeks theme is RED in cayenne, cherries, and watermelon! I love this vibrant color and found some awesome red items in these three Etsy shops; Beader Bubbe, Joy Flower, and Empty on the Inside

Joy Flower has the most beautiful hand painted wearable art! This Cayenne Hand Painted Silk Ruana is a classic piece that will never go out of style and can be worn in different ways to accessorize your personal style! Joy's silks are created with the best quality silk fabrics and the best French silk dyes.

Beader Bubbe has handcrafted jewelry to accessorize your outfits - for day or night! I love these Cherry Red Earrings - Valentine's Day is coming up, these would be perfect!

Empty on the Inside creates unique handcrafted cards that are empty on the inside so you can write your own personal message. There are cards for all occasions. This watermelon card is my favorite red!

Watermelon Greeting Card, Blank Inside, Fruit, Split Watermelon

As 2011 comes to an end, I'd like to wish all the BESTeam members and blog readers a very Happy New Year for 2012! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Golden Touch

Time for another BESTeam weekly feature starring four  Etsy shops who create handmade items!  The talented Orange Windmill, Our Home to Yours, ChickyD's, and RioRita all have discovered the Golden Touch!
Leather Journal, Gold Yellow, Hand-Bound 4.5 x 6 Journal by The Orange Windmill on Etsy

Here's a golden handbound leather journal created by The Orange Windmill - perfect for jotting down notes, sketches, ideas, poetry, or begin that novel you have always dreamed of! It is made from lambskin leather with 128 pages to record your inner most thoughts!

RioRita has a treasure chest of jewelry with many gorgeous golden trinkets- rings and earrings!
Gold band ring, carved handcrafted sterling silver   goldplated in 24k gold

Here's the Gold Band Ring - a thick hammered band with a simple, elegant design with a satin finish! Riorita creates her beautiful jewelry in her workshop near the Mediterranean.

Jeannette Lombardi glass compote serving bowl

Debbi and Amanda at Our Home to Yours have a beautiful golden orange/yellow footed glass serving bowl. This vintage Jeannette Lombardi bowl would make a perfect centerpiece for your table! It was add a splash of color to your room. Picture it resting on your dining table, coffee table, or an entrance table! Fill it with ornaments for the holiday.  Or fill it with fruit or leave it empty! 

ChickyD has an amazing assortment of hair accessories and gifts for all ages! She has a great collection of handcrafted pillows to decorate your home! This Winter Woodland pillow has red and gold accents to add a festive touch to your room. The pillow features holly, ornaments, evergreens, and snowflakes! 

Winter Woodland with Red and Gold  Accent 18 inch Pillow WITH FORM

Stop by Etsy and visit these "Golden" items which are not only perfect for the holidays but for every day!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Decorating- BESTeam Feature

I am officially on vacation and need to get ready for the holidays! I spent sometime this afternoon decorating our house - the inspiration for this weeks theme - Holiday Decorating - decorating your house or decorate yourself for the festive season. See what these four fabulous Besteam Etsy shops have to offer!

Angels n Everlastings has a collection of beautiful wreaths! Perfect for your front door!
Wreath, Holiday, Christmas red green and gold Front door wreath, holiday decor, grapevine 

Over at Redemption Art you'll find some vintage items to decorate your rooms!

These vintage candle sticks would look festive with red candles!  And this vintage candy dish is too sweet!  It could also serve as a little cookie dish for Santa's treat!
Vintage Japanese Christmas Candy Dish
Vintage Japan Brass Candle Holders Pair

Once your house is ready, it's time to decorate yourself!  Gmaellen has handmade crocheted red ruffle flower earrings to get you started! They'd also make a great gift! The drop shell crochet jangle bracelet can go from day to night.
Drop Shell Crochet Jangle Bracelet, Necklace Tan Nylon Thread

Handcrafted Crochet Rich Red Ruffle Flower Earrings

Lastly, KC Dragonfly has this awesome Victorian Goth Nightmare Before Christmas Stocking! Need a necklace - this Crystal Dangle Necklace can be worn throughout the holidays and into the new year! A piece that will see lots of wear!
Crystal Dangle Necklace - red

 Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December & Turquoise

Since December is my birth month I thought a feature on Turquoise was appropriate. Turquoise has been around since ancient times.  Long ago it was considered a symbol of wealth. Turquoise provides the wearer with strength, gives protection from harm, and is a connection to the spirit world. It is a stone of friendship. If you give a turquoise to a friend, it will bring her good fortune. 

Bracelet:  Little Buddha and Turquoise Turquoise and Pearl Necklace Turquoise Treasure Necklace Tibetan Treasure Necklace Coral and Turquoise Earrings Chained Hearts Bracelet Tiger and Turquoise Necklace Buddha Necklace Turquoise and Tiger Eye Necklace 

You can find all of these pieces at my etsy shop.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Party Time! - BESTeam Feature

Let's get ready for a night out on the town!  Here are some awesome picks from four Etsy shops:
Let's start with this elegant custom made semi-formal dress from Stitch Princess! I love these shades of blues!  But Stitch Princess can create this dress in any color!  How about red for Christmas or a silver or gold for New Year's Eve?  It's so versatile - wear it to a wedding, prom, cocktail party or any formal occasion. This is a fabulous dress to accessorize! So let's add a little hair accessory:

How about a super cute big hot pink rosette from Knitful Dezigns? You can have this made in any color you'd like!

Next, let's add a beautiful necklace from Jaynemarie - a shop full of gorgeous handcrafted jewelry. It's hard to pick just one!
Romantic Pearl Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
A pearl necklace is the perfect piece for any occasion; as versatile as the beautiful blue dress!


How about an animal print necklace - animal prints have been in style for several years now and will continue to be popular for some time!  I love this necklace from Absolutely Kismet!
Tiger Striped Heart Pendant on  Hemp Choker - 35cm

Stop by these Etsy shops to find a special item for the holidays or any special occasion!

Friday, November 25, 2011

December's Turquoise

Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December, which is just right around the corner! These four Etsy shops all have items to honor those Sagittarians born in this month.  

 Absolutely Kismet has a gorgeous turquoise beaded bracelet!  Turquoise was a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.  It was mined over 6000 years ago in Sinai. The ancient Egyptions used the stone in jewelry.  It is believed to give the owner strength, protect him/her from harm, and give the wearer a connection to the spirit world.

 Turquoise Bracelet for 6.5" (16.5cm) Wrist
Sandy Vern has some luscious blueberry soap! Her homemade soaps are made with the finest ingredients which include shea butter and goat milk bases.  This one smells good enough to eat!
Blueberry Soap
Blue Present, Gift, Ribbons, Blank Greeting Card, Little Blue Box 
 Empty on the Inside has a wonderful collection of cards for all occasions. These greeting cards are also works of art!  Send your own personal message and the receiver can frame and display this work of art in remembrance!

ChickyD's Aspen Plaid Headband could be worn by all ages, it's stylish and trendy! 

Aspen Plaid Stacked Boutique Bow Headband

If you are looking for a gift  to celebrate your favorite Sagittarian's birthday or need a holiday present - Esty is a one-stop shop! Purchase a gift, add a card, and you are good to go!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Northern Hemisphere is enjoying the cool days of autumn, colorful leaves, and getting ready for Thanksgiving!  Here's a little collection of jewelry that will keep autumn alive all year long.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BESTeam Feature - The Old & The New

Time for another BESTeam feature!  This week's theme is the old & the new; starring three of the "older" members  - not old in age but those who have been with our team longer and one of our newest members. Joyflower recently joined our team. Her etsy shop has a variety of beautiful hand painted silk, which are truly works of art!  She finds her inspiration from the seasonal trends and fashion.  Living in the Pacific Northwest keeps her creativity flowing. 
Brown Snowflake Jasper Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings 
Let's match her scarves with the jewelry from  CK Silver and Beader Bubbe, Poison Garden, three members who have been with the BESTeam for awhile.

CK Silver has stunning jewelry made with silver, gem stones, pearls, and birthstones. These Brown Snowflake Jasper Earrings would look fab with this    Amber Hand Painted Silk Ruana.

Flower Cluster Sterling Silver EarringsHand Painted Satin Devore Scarf

CK's Flower Cluster Silver Earrings  and Hand Painted Satin Devore Scarf were meant for each other.

Pumpkin Spice Fall Fashion Silk Scarf

Beader Bubbe's Unakite Accent Beaded Bracelet would be a perfect accent to  this Pumpkin Spice Fall scarf, very fitting for autumn or to wear for Thanksgiving.

Beige Bracelet....Agate StoneHand Painted Waterfall Jacquard Silk Scarf

Beader Bubbe's Beige Agate bracelet and Joy's Waterfall Jacquard Scarf  - natural stone and water!
World Traveler Steampunk,Bohemian Buddah NecklaceLuxurious Pale Gold Charmeuse SquareAutumn Leaves Beaded Necklace vintage style, hippy, bohemian
Steampunk and silk - an unusual but striking combo! Poison Garden has a collection of neoVictorian, gothic, and steampunk accessories. The wonderful little World Traveler necklace with the Buddha pendant would look spectacular with Pale Gold Charmeuse Square. 
If you prefer something a little more bohemian, pair this scarf with the Autumn Leaves Beaded Necklace, also from Poison Garden. 

Please visit these shops and create your own mix 'n match creations. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sneak Peek!

I have had a busy day creating some more pieces!  Here's a little preview:

Midnight Owl - little owl jewelry is so popular right now!  I couldn't resist these little creatures!

A great necklace for Fall or for those who love neutral colors!

Dzi Beads from Tibet mixed with bone, coral, and silver toned spacers. A great tribal/ethnic bracelet.  Tribal pieces are also quite popular these days.

Another owl charm necklace with orange jade.

Burmese orange jade bracelet - I purchased the jade in Yangon.
 I love those little owl charms that I found in one of the local markets!  I have more ideas than owls at this time.  These items will soon be listed on etsy!  Thanks looking and please stop by my shop to check out all my latest listings.