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.

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!


ZudaGay said...

Thank you so much for the bloggy mention, Joni! I appreciate it. Your work just seems to fit my treasury themes perfectly! :) I can't resist browsing through your shop often!

Kathy said...

I am so honored to be mentioned on your blog. Your work deserves to be in treasuries all the time and it's my pleasure to include you! You are a great friend and I thank you! Kathy

Jean Levert Hood said...

Your work would be a great addition to any treasury, Joni! Congrats on 3 at a time!!

GrandmaMarilyn said...

Joni, this is really wonderful. It shows how popular your items really are. I can't wait until I appear in a treasury even once. I can't imagine showing up in 3.