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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Etsy Bead and Jet Team Treasury: 3/17/10

As you know, I sell my jewelry on Etsy. Etsy has a feature called "Treasuries". A member of Etsy selects 12 of their favorite items around a theme and if they time it just right, they can "snag" a treasury. They are then called the curator of the treasury.

Etsy also has teams. The number is vast. A team is made of people who share a common interest. Treasuries are often used to promote one's team and/or team members.

This morning I found out that my Mandala Earrings (third row, middle shot) were featured in this treasury curated by one of my teammates in the Etsy Bead Team. She is Debbie and owns an Etsy store called stoutdg2. Debbie also belongs to the Etsy Jet Team and used items from both of her teams in this beautiful treasury.

Debbie does amazing jewelry design and I think she must search the world over for her beads. I don't know where she locates the amazing lamp work beads that she uses in her designs. In her shop announcement she says, "I create one-of-a-kind fun, whimsical jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I use artisan handcrafted lampwork beads in my designs as well as gemstones, sterling silver, vermeil and gold filled metals." You have to just see her work to gain full appreciation of the quality and creativity. I am showing two of my favorites here.

Now in order for you to see more of this fabulous artist's work, please visit her Etsy store at You will be glad that you did if you love gorgeous one of a kind jewelry made by a skilled artisan!

Debbie, thank you for including my earrings in your wonderful treasury! I truly am humbled and appreciative.


VisionWise said...

Congratulations on being honored in the treasury for your works... I love being in treasuries, and would love to make one someday if I could only 'time it right' like you said... It's a bit tricky. I like your friend Debbie's coral piece a lot... Beautiful post! ♥ LL

PussDaddy said...

Congrats! And I love those flower earrings.