Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some New Friends at EART

I have recently joined the Eclectic Artisans team and I am proud to share some of my new friends with you. These artists are very talented and you will find some wonderful work in their shops! Thanks to the EART team for welcoming me into their group!

EDCCollective began as a family of artisans/craft persons/collectors. My mom, our main collector passed away in Nov. of '09. So while the mix of items listed may change some, I will continue to offer quality hand crafted items as well as some vintage collectibles.

I am a glass artist. I work with glass in all methods from stained glass to fusing to borosilicate. Every piece is custom made by hand. No two piece are ever the same! I also take orders, so if there's something you want but don't see, please never hesitate to contact me!

I love handmade papers of all kinds. I have books of handmade papers just sitting around. I have been creating scrapbooks since 2007 and since then, have stuffed four 12x12 albums, and a few mini albums, this is how I began card making. We decided to emigrate from UK to NZ and all my scrapbook stuff was packed up. I keep a few pieces out to make cards and get my creative fix that way.

Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am a Stay at home mom to 3 awesome kids!I am also a wife to a great man! I love to make all kinds of stuff and love even more sharing it with the world! My stuff is not the 'norm' and I like it that way! This is the place for unique and wild creations!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Etsy Beadweavers Challenge Time!

This week marks the beginning of the May Challenge of the ETSY Beadweavers Team. The challenge entries are wonderful as usual and are pictured in collage to the left. The challenge theme for May was chosed by Isabella at bead4me, colors embedded in the world of insects. My entry in the May challenge is my Ladybug, Ladybug Bracelet. I have taken this month's theme literally and the fun peyote bracelet pictured below is the result. The beadwoven spots "float" on a two-toned red peyote base, and this is only one of the many entries. To more closely view the lovely pieces entered in this challenge, please visit While there, cast your vote for your favorite beadwoven piece. The voting begins today and runs through May 15. Our talented members have created these pieces for your pleasure and would appreciate your vote of approval. You won't be disappointed by the beautiful and intricate pieces on display!

While perusing the lovely works available on the ETSY network, I stumbled upon a piece that is both whimsical and beautifully crafted. Aleta Ford Baker of takingshape has created this wonderful sculpture based on the works of my favorite author J.R.R. Tolkien of Lord of the Rings fame. This particular beadwoven sculpture is based on "The Hobbit". I know the work well and have read it more than a dozen times since I was a teen. I love her interpretation of this fantasy and strongly suggest that you take the time to view it more closely.