Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Three New Treasuries

While I was out of town at the end of last week, several of my Etsy friends were kind enough to include me in their treasuries. The first treasury includes one of my beaded bracelets. It can be seen in the center of the bottom row. Following this bracelet being in the treasury, I had an e-mail from a customer who wanted this bracelet done in a shorter length and in purples. I am presently making it for her. Chris is from Michigan and is a skilled glass artist. Her work is wonderful. She works in both large and small sized pieces. She works in fused glass and does terrific dichroic pieces. You must visit her store to see her wonderful pendants and art glass objects. Go to

Pam included my "Native American Bumps in the Road" bracelet in her treasury. It is in the center of the second row. Subsequently, I received a request to trade this bracelet for an item of equal value from a fellow beadweaver Etsy friend. I will be deciding which of her works I want in exchange in the next few days. Pam operates her Etsy store under the name of Bagsandmorebypam. She is from Bloomington, Indiana. As one might assume, she does wonderful handmade bags and more! It is worth a trip to her store just to see her precious grandchild modeling one of Pam's crocheted hats. See her work at

My "Lady of Spain Bracelet" is included in the last photo. It can be seen in the center of the third row. This treasury was done by Althea of Talkingdog. She is a multi-talented artist from Raleigh, North Carolina. With the hot dog days of summer fast approaching, you won't want to miss her wonderful handpainted sun hats. A visit to her store at will provide you with a wonderful experience.
Mvto and Wado, Chris, Pam, and Althea for including me in your wonderful treasuries!


AltheaP said...

What a sweetheart you are to write this lovely piece! Your work is wonderful and it adds to each treasury it's in.

Sixsisters said...

Such a nice way to say thank you. Janine is right your
work is lovely and worthy of a treasury of its own.

Pam said...

Thank you so much for sharing the treasuries and for the very kind words about my shop and the others! You are indeed a sweetheart! I love including your work in treasuries. You have so many wonderful creations it is difficult to just choose one at a time. So happy for your sale and trade from being seen in the treasuries. Good for you! Thanks again for this great blog post!