Featured Shop: BobbiLewin

Being part the Etsy community makes me feel like I am always surrounded by creativity and talent.  There is so much originality, skill and raw talent… often I am just in awe of it all.

Bobbi Lewin is an artist and a skilled crafter, and an awesome Tree Team member of mine.  I am in LOVE with her crochet work and amazed by her paintings and fiber art. 

Here are a few of my favorite pieces by Bobbi.

 

And of course, my absolute favorite….

You can view each item in her shop above by clicking on the photo.  You can see more of Bobbi’s work in her Etsy shop, BobbiLewin.

Advertisements

We will be friends until we are old and senile…

 

I thought of my best friend Katie when I was making this bottle cap necklace.  I once gave her a card that said “We will be friends until we are old and senile…  And then we’ll be new friends again!”

Here is my ode to BFFs everywhere!

Available for only $18 at CreativityisMessy

I’m so impressed with myself….

I just love it when I get an idea, and the darn thing actually works out!

A few months ago, I acquired 4 rusty, vintage skeleton keys.  Typically, I would just seal them and then use them in jewelry.  However, I wanted to give these particular keys had quite a bit of rust to them so I thought it would be cool if I added a “patina” look to each of the keys before I sealed them.  Not having any idea how I was going to do this, I headed to Michael’s and began brainstorming (or as my husband calls it, walking up and down every damn aisle 4 or 5 times).

After all was said and done, I decided to try the simplest method I could think of to add the patina look.  I simply grabbed a small bottle of turquoise craft paint and a sponge brush and headed home to experiment.

I added a little bit of paint to each of the keys, and then wiped them with a damp cloth to make it look more natural.  Once I got the look I wanted, I sealed them with a clear spray sealant and let them dry.

My favorite finished key

Now I just have to find a good “aged” chain and a few dangles to accent it.  You should see the finished product very soon in my shop!

**UPDATE**

Just listed!  Rust and Patina Vintage Skeleton Key Necklace.  Check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67324034/rust-and-patina-vintage-skeleton-key

Worky-Work… Busy Bee!

I still haven’t quite been able to meet my goal of posting here at least once a week, but I’m working on it.  As soon as Christmas is over, I am hoping it will become much easier.

In the mean time, I though I would share some of the items that I have been working on…

My “Choose Your Color” Recycled T-Shirt Necklace has been very popular this holiday season.  It has been featured in numerous treasuries and blogs, and even made it to Etsy’s daily email “Etsy Finds”.  I have received an immense amount of exposure because of it!

Considering each one is custom-made, I have been keeping extremely busy with orders for these.  Each necklace takes me several days to put together.  Here is a pic of (just) one I just finished this week…

I also have been working on some wedding jewelry for a friend of mine.  She is having a destination wedding in Hawaii and I am putting together a necklace and some earrings for her big day.  Here is a picture of the necklace…

And for those of you that don’t know, my daughter Angela has been working really hard on her Etsy shop, The Germaphobe.  She is currently selling the most amazing goats milk and shea butter soaps!  Scents like Apple Pie, Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake, Hot Cocoa and Creme Brulee have been filling our basement!  She is also selling sugar scrubs and sanitizers – and they all smell wonderful!!  Check her out!

If I don’t make it back her next week, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

x0x0,

Tera

Choose Your Colors – Recycled T-Shirt Necklace

I have recently added a new feature to my shop.

Recycled T-Shirt Flower Necklace – Made to Order – Choose Your Colors

Recycled T-Shirt Necklace - Choose Your Colors

 There are currently 11 flower colors to choose from (this may change due to colors selling or more colors becoming available).  In addition to choosing the flower color, you can also choose which color you would like the coordinating ribbon to be. 

Don’t miss this chance to own a truely unique necklace customized to your own style!

I made the front page of Etsy!!

My Recycled T-Shirt Necklace made the front page!!

 Yesterday was quite the day!  My Ivory Roses – Recycled T-shirt Necklace made the front page of Etsy.  The exposure lead to a huge jump in views, two sales (including the featured necklace) and an inquiry about some custom work.  I was so excited! 

Selling the necklace was a little bittersweet… It was my first t-shirt necklace, and definitely one that I was very proud of.  But I am so happy that someone out there will be enjoying it!  Selling it has definitely inspired me to get making some more, so stay tuned!

My first recycled t-shirt necklace

Previous Older Entries