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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Featured in 6 More Recent Etsy Treasuries

Etsy Treasuries are made by individuals who buy or sell on Etsy. To make a Treasury, one has to be lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time or tenaciously anticipate and schedule the time one will be available. There are a limited number of Treasuries. A person who gets a Treasury is called a curator. A curator must act quickly and can feature only 12 items (and 4 alternates) from the thousands available on Etsy.
It is such a thrill to find that someone likes your work enough to include it as one of their 12 items! During the past couple of weeks, I have blessed to have been chosen by five curators to be in six of their treasuries (Enchantedbeads got 2)!
The first photo is the Treasury of Scarfitup. She choose to feature my 3-D Dream Catcher. It is the first item on the first row. The owner of Scarfitup is a fiber and textile artist. Her work is sold in galleries in North Carolina and on Etsy. She does wonderful wearable art, purses, and home decor items. Her works are beautiful combinations of color, design, and texture. You must visit her shop! You can do so at this site:
The second Treasury features my brightly colored beaded amulet bag. It is in the middle position of the first row. This Treasury was curated by Talentedlady. Talentedlady is from Santa Rosa, CA. She does magnificent fused glass jewelry and painted porcelain pieces. Her work is beautiful! If you want gorgeous color, one of a kind pieces, done by a skilled glass artist, then you will want to visit her shop at this cite:
The third Treasury was done by my dear friend Kathy. Kathy and I have been Etsy friends for several months. We share a love of beadweaving and southwest design. Kathy chose one of my Ghi-Goo-ie lapel pins for her Treasury. It is the last item on the bottom row of the Treasury. Kathy bead weaves beauty! If you need a lanyard for your identification card, a one of kind bracelet, a pair of beaded earrings or a gorgeous necklace to add to your fashion wardrobe, check out Kathy's store at this location:
The fourth and fifth Treasuries were curated by Ileana of Enchantedbeads. Ileana is member of the Etsy Beadweavers and has been supportive of my work since I joined that group. Ileana featured my Owl Earrings (top row center) in the fourth treasury photo and my Turquoise on Ice bracelet (First item, first row) in the fifth Treasury photo. Ileana is from New York. She not only does wonderful beadwoven jewelry of all types but also does beaded perfume bottles and boxes. She is one of the few people who have clip on earrings available. Her work is exquisite! Please check it out at:
The last photo is the Treasury of Rachelmira. She selected my beaded barrette for her treasury (last item on third row). She is a member of CCCOE and lives in Los Angeles, CA. This is a team of California artists. Rachelmira's shop features her wonderful metal work. She creates original molds for her cast metal pieces. Her designs are sure to please those who love metal jewelry. Most of work is in sterling silver; however she does do copper and gold work as well. To see her original, fresh designs please visit her store at:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Good Things Come in Threes!

Last week I was featured in three Etsy treasuries and now I am in three more! It is always so exciting to have someone like your work enough to select it for their treasury! I am so honored!

The first treasury was done by my dear Etsy friend, Kathy Plepel. Kathy is a fellow beadweaver and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. I met Kathy online when I saw a bracelet she had made that I really loved. I contacted her to compliment her on it and we have been in constant communication since. We both belong to the Etsy Beadweavers Street Team and the Etsy Boomer's Street Team. When Kathy put this treasury together, she included my Native American Stretch Charm bracelet. It is in the center of the bottom row. If you love beadwork, you will not want to miss a visit to Kathy's store! She does wonderful southwest influenced bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Her latest creation is earrings made from guitar picks. Check out her wonderful items at
The second treasury was done by Zuda Gay. She is a fellow Etsy Boomer and we chat often on line. Zuda has been featured her before so her name may be familar to you from my blog. She included my chain mail Medicine Bundle bracelet in this recent treasury. It is the first item on the third row of the treasury photo. Zuda is a clay artist. She makes wonderful pendants, ACEO's, buttons, and necklaces. Her pendants are unique and gorgeous! To see her wonderful work, go to :
The third treasury was done by AOS Leather. She chose my black and white Ghi-Goo-ie earrings for inclusion in her treasury. They can be seen in the middle of the second row. AOS Leather is in Rapid City, Michigan. As one would assume from the name, you will find wonderful hand made leather items in her store. Most of her work is Native American inspired. You will find medicine bags, belts, and wonderful gemstone necklaces. While we have not been at the same Pow Wows, she is a fellow Pow Wow vendor. You can see her wonderful work at:
Mvto and Wa-do to Kathy, Zuda, and AOS Leather for featuring my work in your wonderful treasuries!