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. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Memories- BESTeam Feature

Misty watercolor memories - all those stored past events that we keep in the back of our minds...links to our history and the important events that helped us become who we are today and often shape our actions for the future.

 Of course, this theme triggers Barbra Streisand singing:
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Scattered pictures
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were

Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me - Would we? Could we?

May be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget

So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were."

Memories from the past:  
Some of Riorita's exquisite jewelry designs are inspired by ancient ethnic styles from eras long ago. Using gold and silver, she transforms tribal patterns into modern works of art.

Large Silver Hoop earrings with Turquoise Beads, handmade jewelry designCrescent hoop earrings with turquoise beads - Handmade sterling silver jewelry 

Memories from the present: Angels and Everlastings has beautiful frames to preserve your photo memories of people and places from present times. Insert a special photo and you have a memorable gift for friends or family.
 Photo Frame with Seashells - Price includes US postageSeashell Photo Frame - Price includes US postage 
Memories for the future:  To record your memories of milestones of your life, family tree and history for your children and grandchildren to read sometime in the future, you will need one of these hand-bound leather journals from The Orange Windmill. Check out these timeless treasures.

 Leather Journal, Green Gray, Hand-Bound 4.5 x 6 Journal by The Orange Windmill on EtsyMini Leather Journal, Chunky Hand-Bound Marbled Red Brown 3 x 3.25 Journal by The Orange Windmill on Etsy

"So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were."