Thursday, November 29, 2007

Etsy Features: Let it Snow!

I decided that today's Etsy feature will be a collaboration of artists with pieces displaying the little, sparkly, white flakes that I love so much starting to come out of the sky! Oh, how I love snow!!! And for those snow-hating people out there - maybe this will make you change your mind, or maybe just fall in love with the not-so-cold snow representations available...

First off is this cute snowflake pendent created and designed by pollyfusia, a lovely glass artist from Washington. I like so many of her pieces, but for the sake of snow, I'd like to show you Dichroic Snowflake pendent, found in her seasonal section (which also has an adorable green reindeer pendent too!).

Naturally, I'm drawn to all things sparkly (as I have discussed with other Etsians in the Etsy Chat rooms hee hee). The back of this pendent is also a light blue, which I think it a cute touch!

The next item is by design artist, Turtlepapers, based in Seattle. Turtle's designs are very concise, clean and simply put - gorgeous. Her Happy Holidays Snowflakes Note Cards are stunning. The front image wraps all the way around the the back, creating a seamless card.

Turtle also offers her designs on clothing, in personalized stationary, art prints, and through greeting, note and gift tags. There is also a Holiday section, with two other favourites that I can't decide between: Merry Christmas Penguins Note Cards and Christmas Tree Note Cards. The penguins are just too cute, but I love the composition of the Christmas tree card.

Here we have a watercolour art print, Red Boots and Snow, from hushmouse created by Maggie Hurley, from Berkeley. It's such an adorable piece, which probably brings every women back in time to when she was a child playing in the snow and try to catch it on your tongue. I really like the red that this artist has used in this piece as well, it brightens it up so much, and just gives a nice, warm, happy, fuzzy feeling!

I love how she mentions in her profile about her cat, Miette, being and inspiration to her artwork - that is exactly was my kitty, Oreo does for me. Having him around when I work is crucial - if he's not there, I will actually go find him and bring him back (even if that means stealing him away from other people - but he is technically mine hee hee).

There is also a series about an owl named Herbert. I think that it is absolutely adorable! My favourite would be Herbert Believes He is King of the Sea. Her pieces are filled to the brim with imagination.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Etsy Feature: Stamp

Clare (aka Stamp) has been a long time member on Etsy, and since then, has established an impressive style in her jewelry shop. Her pieces come from the heart in Brooklyn, New York.

Her pieces demonstrate a beautiful simplicity, combining geometric shapes with natural elements and ideas to create modern individual pieces. She works with a variety of materials and techniques, including gemstones, metal and the enamel process.

Clare also has a stationary shop on Etsy,, featuring hand painted cards.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Etsy Feature: Mordenti Pottery

Today's Etsy feature is Mordenti Pottery, created by Alicia in Goshen, CT. She dabbles in both pottery and artwork.

What captured my eye in her store, was her use of her bird motif. She has painted this on some of her pottery, and has also created wooden panels with mixed media artwork.

In particular, her painting, Mid-afternoon Bird, incorporates the use of gold leaf to colour the bird and has some carved elements into the wooden panel, creating a very individual effect, and a stunning piece of art. It is one out of a series of three.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Card Sets Have Finally Arrived @ Jellybeans!

So my card sets are finally all done and printed up and one of them is listed. These cards are based on cards that I had previously painted this year with watercolors.

I'm also selling these cards individually - and the listings for those are all up and shining! Also,, when you buy a set of 8 cards, you get two free gifts tags; you actually get this deal on every item in my shop until December 20th! Now, who doesn't like free stuff? On top of that, who doesn't like free useful stuff? These tags will look so cute on your presents!

Lastly, I was featured in a blog today, Wickedly Chic, in their Daily Ditties page. My article / peice can be seen here. They featured my Christmas card set!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jellybeans' Super Awesome Christmas Promotion

I have a super awesome promotion going on right now!

Christmas Promotion: Recieve FREE Gift tags with every order! (up to 11$ - 1 free tag; $12 - $24 - 2 free tags; $24+ - 3 free tags)* You can see images of them on my Flickr page:

They'll be sent whole-punched with matching ribbons.

My store:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Etsy Feature: BirdonaFernStudio

I saw the cutest little cell phone covers ever, and so I just had to feature them! I first saw them on Cuteable, and then tracked them down to Etsy.

The are created by artist Noreen A. Finn, also know as BirdonaFernStudio on Etsy, who is also a very talented painter and print maker.

These little cell phone cozies are based on animals, made out of felt, and 'zipper' open to put your cell phone in a soft, fuzzy inside. Not only is it adorable cute, but the inside must most definitely protect your phone!
Get them soon though! I already see that my favourite out of them has already been snatched up! :o)

♥ Angie

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day

In honour of Remembrance Day today, I will be featuring different Poppy-pieces from Etsy.

This piece is called "Wild Poppy", by Sharon Cummings. Her store on Etsy is terracegallery. Isn't is a gorgeous painting?

This is an art photography by LanitaPhoto, called "Poppy Field".


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Christmas List

Ok, so I've been asked by a few people what I want for Christmas....and, being the Etsy fanatic that I am, I would love if those gifts came off Etsy. So I've taken upon myself to make a "Etsy Christmas List" for myself. Just be careful with the clothing, these are from my fav's list, so size may not be right.

Aren't they all just so pretty?! :o)\

♥ Angie

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Etsy Feature: Rachel Austin

I love simple shapes and watercolour paint. I also came from a rural area (a dairy farm). Rachel Austin has captured all three of these factors, and transformed then into watercolor and ink pieces.

Rachel uses the concept of aerial photography and simple shapes, creating a unique and original abstract and artful transcription of the farming world. She uses the concepts of crop circles and land grids, sometimes incorporating tiny houses and farms into the pieces as well.

Rachel Austin sell on her online Etsy shop, and is based in Portland. She also has a website:

♥ Angie

Monday, November 5, 2007

Trunkt Gift Guide Feature!

Trunkt is featuring me and my work in their advertisment program for their Gift Guide this year! It's super exciting!

Also, in return for it, I get a lifetime membership to their LookBookPLUS program. Happy happy, joy joy!

♥ Angie

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Etsy Feature: BirdNerd

I found BirdNerd’s work on Etsy though its featured sellers page. BirdNerd is run by Chelsea from the San Fransisco Bay area.

I love the intricate details of Chelsea’s work, and how she incorporates painting into her mixed media pieces. I can only image the time, effort and love that gets put into every piece.

The patterned papers that she uses are just gorgeous, and add a wonderful element to her artwork! They are so bright, colourful and happy!

I’m proud to say, that her White Bellies print is on its way to one of my walls – I can’t wait!

Chelsea also has a website featuring her portfolio work.
♥ Angie

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Etsy Feature: Bumble bee!

I was browsing the treasuries a couple days ago and found this super cute necklace by Etsy artist tulipstokiss. It's just adorable - and I've been so excited to post it since I found it:

This enamel "bumble" necklace is also available in three other colours: orange, green and teal. I just thought I'd share this very cute and unique piece :o)

♥ Angie