Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Just hangin' around-Monkeys, fun gifts, and Shop of the Day

If you're into just hangin' around, then this shop today is for you! Monkey Heaven has the cutest little sock monkeys around. Archie loves his saxophone and plays with his own band-Monkeytronic. While Barnaby is a great acrobat who loves causing havoc around the house. But BEWARE! Barnaby is VERY protective of his banana stash. You can see these cute monkeys in the box at the right or by checking out their home for now at Monkey Heaven, while they await being adopted into a new home.
If you're looking for a fun gift for your garden, though, check out these cute ladybug plant stakes out of stained glass or this garden twirler. It loves to just twirl in the wind in your garden. They'll liven up any pot plant or garden. They can be found at KayzKreationz.
And if you want a fun gift for a loved one check out STRINGandSTONES for lovely Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. She'll love you for it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fantasy and Pop art and the shop of the Day

If you're into Pop art or Fantasy art, then the shop of the day has just the item for you. She specializes in both fantasy and pop art mixing it with events in her life. She puts her art on clothing, prints, wood block decorations, and other things. For just a preview of a few of her great items, check out the box on the right or go to JuliaFinucane and see what other great finds there are.
And for art for your home or garden, check out KayzKreationz for all kinds of glass serving dishes and garden art. You'll have the most unique things on the block, like recycled Miller Lite Beer bottle windchimes, garden twirlers and mosaic birdfeeders.
And for art for yourself or your loved one, check out the great Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry at STRINGandSTONES.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Books, Cooking, Gruene Acres Cozy Kitchen and More

Vintage Cookbook from Iowa When was the last time you read a book? Do you love to read or do you get caught up in surfing the internet, watching TV, etc? Do your children/grandchildren love to read or are they always playing video games? Would you like to develop a love for reading in them? Then check out the new shop of the day, ByTheWayside for some great vintage books and cookbooks. How many of us remember Nancy Drew and the mysteries she solved? Well one of her books is pictured at the right and is for sale at the shop of the day. And if you love cooking, check out this vintage cookbook they have.
But if you don't want to have to cook for yourself or want the convenience of eating out, but would rather have a nice meal at home, check out Gruene Acres Cozy Kitchen. They have wonderful menu items at about the price of eating out or a little less. They have JT's Beef Stroganoff with Portabello mushrooms and some great side items to go along with it, including Strawberry Spinach Salad. Making myself hungry as I write. They deliver, ship, and cater. So go on over and check them out.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New shop of the day-Jewelry and a shop with Glass

The new shop of the day has some great jewelry, bookmarks, and keychains for promo items. Check out NpSunshine. You can see some of her great items in the box to the right. And more is available in her shop.
And while you're there, check out KayzKreationz for great stained glass, mosaics and fused glass items for gifts or for your home or garden. Things like unique beer bottle windchimes, stained glass panels, or mosaic birdfeeders.
Also, check out STRINGandSTONES for some beautiful Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. You'll love her things.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Shops of the Day--Bling for yourself and your Yard or Garden

Ladybug plant stakes The two shops being featured today can bring you some bling for yourself or your yard and garden. The first STRINGandSTONES has fantastic sterling silver, gemstone and swarovski crystal jewelry to add a little glitter to your life. See some of her items in the box on the right or check out this dainty little necklace.
The second shop KayzKreationz (mine) can bring some glitter/bling to your yard or home. Put these great little ladybug plant stakes in your potted plants inside or liven up your garden outside even in these dreary winter months. It will make your garden stand out from the rest.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Spring is Coming-Birds, Birdfeeders and Wildlife management

Cardinal in front yard I love birds. All kinds of birds (except maybe buzzards). We do wildlife managment on our small Texas property and part of our work is to put out birdhouses, birdfeeders, butterfly houses, Birdbaths, Butterfly baths, take pictures of the wildlife, etc. The other day I was able to capture these pictures of a couple of cardinals in my yard and on one of my mosaic birdfeeders getting their breakfast. I hope you enjoy Cardinal at mosaic birdfeederthem. If you're interested in my mosaic birdfeeders check out KayzKreationz. This one has birdhouses on it. They'll dress up any yard and make your feeder different than any in your neighborhood.
And if you want to dress yourself up in the glorious red color of the cardinal, check out this great Coral Necklace from STRINGandSTONES. It was on the front page this a.m. and is in a Treasury West. Isn't it gorgeous?

Treasury West-Raindrops on Roses

My first Treasury West Raindrops on Roses I'm so excited. There was a promotion thread on etsy about treasuries and treasury lists. If you posted your list you would get it on the front page. I posted mine last night and it was on the FRONT page tonight. It was so great. And then, about 1:00 a.m. I got my FIRST TREASURY WEST with that list. It's called "Raindrops on Roses... These are a few of my favorite things". It features things I really like. Here's the picture. So check it out and leave a comment or make someone on the treasury happy and buy something. :)
Oh and another great thing, I made my 2nd sale on Etsy! This was a good night for me. Hope you all enjoy my Treasury West (and maybe even my shop) Thanks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We all need a little love-Shop of the Day-Sterling Silver and Gemstones

Sterling Silver, gemstone, carnelian necklace How many times have we though-It would be nice to be loved? We all need love. We were made that way. Well today's shop can help us show love for ourselves or someone we know. While being a newbie at Etsy, she's not a newbie at jewelry making. She takes Sterling Silver, Gemstones and Swarovski crystals and creates gorgeous pieces. Take for instance this Red Coral and Pearls Set. It just screams "Love". And if you still want to wrap yourself in something that makes you feel good, but looks professional enough to wear to work or anywhere else, check out this Japser and Crystal necklace and earring set. And for something to make you feel feminine and dainty, check out this Dainty Sterling Necklace and earrings set. Anyway you look at it, you'll find something to "love" in this shop. So stop by STRINGandSTONES and find that extra special gift for youself or someone else you love. And while you're at it, give her shop some love and heart it and a favorite or give her the first sale at this shop and make her day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quilts, Purses, Jewelry and the Shop of the Day

Blue and White fused glass purse hanger Carnelian, Sterling and Swarovski Necklace This shop of the day takes material and hand quilts or applique's all her items. Everything she does is 100% hand stitched out of pre-washed cotton. Pearlsquiltedcrafts has jewelry boxes, wall art and this great hand quilted bag. Check her and her craft out.
And if you need something to keep that new handquilted bag off the floor and keep it clean, check out my fused glass purse hanger. It's just the thing at my Artfire shop. Or for some new jewelry to keep in one of those new handquilted jewelry boxes check out STRINGandSTONES for some sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. You'll love this Carnelian necklace.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New video about Texas and My Glass

Always wanted to put my glass to music. And since I love Texas and Texas things, I added a little bit of Texas to it. So check out my video of My Glass and Texas. Then leave a comment and tell me what you think. You can find my glass at KayKreationz at Etsy or Artfire. Come check out my stores.

Wildlife-fawns, flowers and the shop of the Day

Fawn, deer artwork If you love wildlife, (deer, fawns, songbirds, squirrels), flowers, and stationery, calenders, gift cards and tags, then this shop of the day is for you. They have some of the sweetest animal and flowers artwork, stationery and such. You'll hate to write on them or use them. Check out their items either in the box on the right or at BlueTricycle. They have prints like these little fawns, too.
And if you want to really help out some wildlife, check out my glass shop for my mosaic birdfeeder and other great glass gifts. And if jewelry is your thing, check out this great newbie shop, STRINGandSTONES for sterling silver and gemstone jewelry.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Copper again and the Shop of the Day

Jasper and Copper wire-wrapped pendant Some of you may remember my post about copper, it's Jasper and Copper dangle earringsqualities and uses. If not check it out in the link on the right. But here's some more great uses for copper in the new Shop of the Day. Check out Unicorngem1994 for these great hammered copper chain maille pieces like the ones pictured in the Neatostuff box to the right.I also have some copper and gemstone pieces in both my Etsy and Artfire shops. Like this Jasper and copper wire-wrapped pendant. Or these Jasper and Copper Dangle earrings. And if copper isn't your thing, check out this newbie's shop STRINGandSTONES for some great Sterling Silver and gemstone jewelry, like this Carnelian necklace. Let's get her the first sale for this shop.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Making our Home Eco-Friendly and Green

In these tough economic times we can all use some help. One thing we can do is to make our home more eco-friendly. This can even help if we're trying to sell our home. The market for true "green" homes is expected to grow from $2 billion to $20 billion in the next 5 years. There are many things we can do to make our home eco-friendly or green. Just a few of these are:
1. When replacing or installing appliances, go with high energy-efficient ones. These will help lower our heating, cooling and electricity bills.
2. Use low-flow water fixtures and water-using appliances.
3. When remodeling, building, adding on, use sustainable or recycled materials.
4. Install low-maintenance, drought resistant landscaping. This will help with the water bills as well as much less work for you.
5. Recycle as much as possible. This may help cut down on your garbage pickup and costs as well as making you feel better.
6. Improve your indoor air quality. One way to do that is to bring plants into the home. Many of them help clean the air.
7. Keep track of all improvements and records for the installations/upgrades as well as copies of before and after utility bills. This will help show any prospective buyers what all you have done. In short, hand them a "green" handout on your home.
Also, consider having an energy audit done on your home (ask your utility company or state energy office about this) and then follow the advice given.
Remember all of these things will not only help the environment, but also our wallets in these tough economic times and just plain make us feel better.

Love Vintage? Check out the Neatostuff Shop of the Day

Vintage Brocade Purse Do you love vintage things? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint? This shop for the day carries vintage clothes, shoes and accessories. She even has vintage housewares. And she re-uses boxes and packing materials to further that goal. So check out Maries Vintage for the vintage 50's, 60's, or 70's look for yourself or your home. Things like the cute little beaded shift dress and the pumps to go with it to the right or this vintage brocade purse to go with the dress.
And for that neat recycled glass gift for your home, check out my Recycled Wine bottle cheese serving dish here at KayzKreationz Or for that fantastic Sterling Silver and gemstone piece to go with your outfit check out STRINGandSTONES for unique one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gemstone jewelry like this Jasper and Crystal Necklace and Earrings set

Friday, December 19, 2008

Copper-It’s amazing look, usefulness and qualities and the Shop of the Day

Copper and Red Glass gazing ball Copper is a ductile metal with an excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. When most metals are grayish or silvery, it has an unusual pinkish or peachy color. It is an essential trace element for plant life and humans. There is evidence that copper has been used for various things for thousands of years. The United States and Chile have sizable reserves of it and mine it through large open pit mines. It can be used for electrical wire in homes and electronics plumbing pipes, to make coins, and as an anti-germ surface that can add to the anti-bacterial and antimicrobial features of buildings such as hospitals. It also has a significant Jasper and Copper wire wrapped pendantpresence in decorative art. Some even feel it has curative properties and wear it as jewelry. As it ages or patinas, especially when outside it takes on a beautiful green color. With that in mind the Shop of the Day has some unique copper, glass and stone items for your home and garden. So check out TapestryArabianFarm for items like this Glass Gazing Ball or some of the items in the box to the right. And if your one of those that loves to wear copper, check out my Jasper and Copper Wire-wrapped pendant at KayzKreationz. But if copper isn't your thing, take a peek at STRINGandSTONES for some gorgeous Sterling Silver and Gemstone jewelry like this.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rah, Rah, Sis-Boom-Bah--Shop of the Day

Yet again we can help our furry friends. But this time show your team spirit while doing it. The new shop of the day has crocheted doggie sweaters like the one in the box on the right. She also has hand-painted signs for our home, to welcome people, share our sentiments or introduce people to our family, like this . So check out Abridger for any or all of these items and show our team spirit while protecting our loving furry friends.
And if you're interested in helping our feathered friends, too take a look at this cute mosaic birdhouse birdfeeder to keep them in food for the winter. It will look great in your garden. And for other great glass gifts for your home or garden, check out my shop KayzKreationz .
If looking for a bling type of gift for yourself or your loved one check out STRINGandSTONES for some gorgeous sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. You'll love this newbies shop. Show it some love and make her day with her first sale.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another great shop for our furry friends

Many of you checked out my post yesterday about our furry friends and saw my picture of my Cheyenne in the post below. Well today's shop has some more great herbal/natural products for our furry friends also. Check out for items like the herbal flea sachets in the box to the right. And then visit her shop for more herbal items for ourself and our homes.
Then for unique glass items that can help our feathered friends or our garden, check out my shop KayzKreationz I have stained glass, mosaics and fused glass. Things like birdfeeders, plant stakes, windchimes, etc.
And check out this shop for gorgeous Sterling silver and gemstone gifts for yourself and your loved one STRINGandSTONES

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cheyenne-Help out our Furry Friends-Shop of the Day

Cheyenne on the porch, furry friend This is my furry friend, Cheyenne. We all love our furry friends and want them to be as happy and healthy as can be. With a purchase from this shop of the day, not only can we help our own furry friends, but we can help other not so fortunate furry friends. All proceeds from their sales go to a Holistic Health Charity for Animal shelters. So check out They also carry a limited Rainbow Bridge Line- The Rainbow Bridge is a beautiful poem written about the magical place our beloved pets go after leaving this earth. Artist Meredith Locklear donated her craft and artistry to make this poem truly come to life in our Limited Rainbow Bridge Line. A couple of their items are pictured in the box to the right.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Custom wedding jewelry-New shop of the Day

Have a wedding coming up? Need some custom jewelry? Check out the new featured shop of the day She's got some nice jewelry, including her hematite necklace and these Filigree Swarovski drop earrings

For some unique glass gifts or items for your home, garden or friends, check out my etsy shop I make stained glass, mosaics and fused glass items.
And for some great Sterling silver, gemstone, and Swarovski crystal jewelry, check out I love her red coral necklace. Let's give this newbie some love and her first sale.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Red hats-Are you Old enough to wear one?

Red Hat Society feathered hat suncatcher Red hats. Are you old enough to wear one? If you are you might like the new shop of the day. With acrylic and oil paintings and polymer clay jewelry, she has something for just about everyone. Check out Her red hat necklace and bracelet set can be seen in the box to the right.
And for a red hat or hats of many colors check out my glass ones like this one and the others shown on my flickr page. These can dress up your home or your plants and garden. To purchase some of my glass, go to or
But for something to dress yourself up and wear with your red hat check out this shop and this red to wear with that hat It's gorgeous.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fine silver and gemstones, New shop of the day

Cleo fine silver and peridot pendant If you love the look of fine silver and like gemstones, too, check out the new shop of the day. Her ooak fine silver and gemstone pendant and earrings are outstanding. Check them out in the box to the right or at her shop And if peridot is your birthstone take a look at this gorgeous silver and peridot pendant.
For glass gifts you can also check out my shops for windchimes, plant stakes, serving dishes, birdfeeders and such. or

And for more jewelry options, check out for sterling silver and gemstone necklace and earring sets.

Friday, December 12, 2008

So, has the Moon grown? Candle holders if that's still not enough light for you.

Blue tealight candle holders If the full moon tonight looks unusually large, it is not your imagination – it is the biggest and brightest full moon to be seen for 15 years.
Each month the Moon makes a full orbit around the Earth in a slightly oval-shaped path, and tonight it will swing by the Earth at its closest distance, or perigee. It will pass by 356,613km (221,595 miles) away, which is about 28,000km closer than average.
The unusual feature of tonight is that the perigee also coincides with a full moon, which will make it appear 14 per cent bigger and some 30 per cent brighter than most full moons this year – so long as the clouds hold off from blocking the view.
The next closest encounter with a full moon this large will not be until November 14, 2016.

Cool, huh. But if that bigger, bright full moon doesn't give you enough light, check out these candle holders that will add some romantic light to your life. They're at

Fused Blue strip plate featured on Sassa's blog

Dark blue, light blue, mauve fused glass strip plate Wohoo, my dark blue, light blue, mauve fused glass strip plate was featured on Sassa's blog about her own little etsy treasury. It was featured along with about 3 other really nice pieces of glass. The plate, shown here to the left, is a one-of-a-kind fused piece that is for sale at my etsy shop. So check out Sassa's blog And if you're interested in this plate as a gift for yourself or your loved one check out my etsy store It is packaged and ready to ship to your home. And it can be used in a variety of ways in your home.

Red and Black tote purse--Bling for your purses

Red and Black tote purse If you like purses of all sorts and sizes, check out the new shop of the day for some cute bags/totes and wristlets. Some of them are in designer fabrics. And for some bling for those bags check out this adorable blue and white purse hanger. It will keep your purse up off the floor, clean and safe where you can see it. It's at

But for bling for yourself or loved one, check out this newbie shop with some gorgeous and affordable sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. Make her day Blue and white bling purse hangerwith her first sale. It's
Or glass bling for yourself, your home or garden, check out All kinds of stained glass, mosaics and fused glass items for home or garden.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yay, I won the nyblaque giveaway on Heather Knitz blog

Yay, I won the giveaway by nyblaque on Heather Knitz blog. It's her Four Seasons-Tiger everwood and Aventurine Necklace. It's gorgeous. Cant' wait to get it and wear it. Check out her shop for more unique jewelry
And while you're at it check out a newbie with some great Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry:
And then take a look at my unique glass items. Stained glass, mosaics, and fused glass for your home and garden. or

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Read All About It-Paris Fashion News

Paris Fashion News Looking for a unique way to display your dinnerware either just for fun or while you're eating? And a cute way to dress up, either just to go out or while you're cooking? Then today's shop is for you. It's She's got fashion news placemats like the one on the left, skirt aprons that can be worn over your jeans and adorable denim baby blankets like the ones pictured to the right. So click right on over to her shop and check it out.
And if you're looking for some bling to wear with that skirt apron and your denims check out this newbie's shop for great Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry and make her day with her first sale. :)
Or for something a little less glamorous or just unique glass gifts for your home or a friends check out my stained glass, mosaics and fused glass items at or You'll love 'em.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blog giveaway

Heart Hugs Designs has a blog giveaway on her blog from Purple Toes Jewelry. Check it out to see all the items being given away. The blog is

And while you're at it, check out a newbie shop on etsy that needs some love:
And if you're looking for stained glass, mosaics, or fused glass, check out: or

Fall Colors, Leaves, Trees and the Shop of the Day

Fall leaves, trees, color I love Fall. Don't you? All the different colors in the leaves and trees are beautiful. Today's shop has some of that in her items. A great picture of a tree in full fall color. Plus the fall tree pendant to the right. That way you can keep fall with you all year long. Check out for these items and more.
And I posted some pictures of fall trees from here in Texas at But don't forget, during the fall and winter months our feathered friends need help, too. So you might want to check out this mosaic birdfeeder at
And for a little bling in your life check out this newbie This necklace and earring set is gorgeous and has some fall colors Maybe make her day and get this or something else in her shop as a gift for yourself or your loved one.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Children's clothes, totes and Hairbows to match-Shop of the Day

Totes and hairbows Don't you just love little girls clothes? And when they have a tote/purse and hairbow to match, they're adorable. Well if you do, check out the new shop of the day: The little pillowcase capri dress in the box on the right is adorable. And these totes and hairbows to match any outfit will just make your little one, whether daughter or granddaughter, the "cat's meow"!
And while we're at it, there's been a lot of threads on Etsy lately about helping newbies with 0 sales or few sales. Well this newbie has been in New Orleans with her husband for about 3 years helping do disaster relief and rebuilding work after Hurricane Katrina. She found out she loves to bead in the little bit of spare time she has down there. She really enjoys sterling silver and gemstones, but also likes to use Swarovski crystals. So check out her shop and see if her jewelry just doesn't make your day. Like this one perhaps
And if looking for something for your yard or garden, check out my glass/mosaic items like windchimes, birdfeeders, serving dishes, candle holders, etc. or

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tools and More-New Emporium in Town

Hey all, looking for tools and supplies for you craft or business? There's a new Emporium in town. Take a look at some of the supplies she offers for small crafters. There's diamond burr sets, bead reamers, pocket size digital scale, micro torch and more. So check out

And for glass gifts or jewelry check out these 3 shops. Great ideas and items.

Let's make someone's day today.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Origami--The New Shop of the Day

Jasper and copper wire-wrapped pendant If you love origami, you'll love the shop of the day. She's got some of the neatest origami jewelry, like the earring pictured in the box to the right. Check her out.
But if Sterling Silver and gemstones are your thing, check out She's got a beautiful unakite necklace and earring set.
And if you're looking for something different, check out my Jasper and copper wire-wrapped pendant, pictured here, at Plus I have unique stained glass, mosaics, and fused glass items, too.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Feeding my Blog and Etsy shop to Twitter--Purple Glass vase

Fused glass Purple vase or candle holder Yay, I think I figured out how to get my Etsy feed and my Blog feed to Twitter. Thanks to Timothy Adam Designs. I should know if I did it right in about an hour. Had a nice afternoon, taking some pictures of some more candle holders I have made up and a nice small purple vase I'm hoping to get listed in the next day or two. Also found my Bud Lite Beer Bottle windchime, so I need to get some pictures of it and list it. I love those windchimes.
My husband spent the day redoing our road. We were able to buy some road base and have it delivered yesterday (3, 18-24 yd belly dump trucks full). So he spent the whole day on his tractor moving it around and smoothing it out, filling in the potholes we had and building it up where it keeps washing out when it rains. LOL Hasn't rained in months (at least not enough to measure), but when it does we're ready! Anyway here's a pic of the purple vase and check my flickr for pictures of his tractor. And my twitter channel is Come follow me.

Pretty in Pink-Record Purses, Linda Ronstadt and the Shop of the Day

Pink Linda Ronstadt Record Purse Hey all, if pink is your color, you love Linda Ronstadt or just like something unique check out the shop of the day for the coolest record purses (shades of the 1970's) and China cup Business card holders. Look at the purse to the left. Isn't that cool? A vinyl record turned into a purse. So click on the picture and hop right over to

But if you're looking for Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal necklace and earringssomething different for your home check out my glass items for home or garden at or Recycled Beer bottle windchimes, mosaic birdfeeders, fused glass serving dishes and more.

And for more bling in your life, like this Dainty Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Necklace and Earrings set, check out the Sterling Silver and gemstone jewelry at

Friday, December 5, 2008

New car out on the Road--Shop of the Day

Busy road t-shirt for boys
Cars for girls t-shirt Does your little one love the movie CARS?
Well the new shop of the day with cute limited edition clothes for you little one has cars for them. It's Check out this busy road t-shirt to the left for boys. And if your little girl wants a car of her own already check out the t-shirt to the right.
And if you're looking for something for yourself or a gardening friend check out or for some unique glass windchimes, suncatchers, serving dishes, panels, etc. And for some gorgeous sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, check out:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Neatostuff Marketing Exchange shop of the Day

With a lot of color this bag is adorable. It can be used just to organize your purse or as a quickie bag when you just have errands to run. The shop of the day featuring this bag is

And when you're carrying your big purse, check out this purse hanger at If you're into other glass items check out
And when you need some bling to wear when you're out running around check out the fantastic jewelry at I love her dainty sterling necklace and earrings

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Green, Jewelry--And the Shop of the Day

Green recycled bottle cheese server Green can have so many meanings for us. As a color it can be very soothing. Green is a color that has so many shades or hues in nature, all of them beautiful. Green can also mean we're eco-friendly, recycle, and are concerned about the world around us. Each of us has our own idea and feelings about green. Today's shop of the day has a really nice Lily pad print that evokes that calm, peaceful feeling, and also a love for nature and the world around us. The shop is And his Lilypads are gorgeous. Check them out here:
For my green today, it is about recycling and how we recycle things to be useful. Check out Unakite sterling silver necklacemy Wine bottle cheese serving tray, pictured here at

And if you're looking for something green to make you feel better and look pretty, check out http://stringandstones.etsy/ for this great Unakite necklace and earrings set.
And then think about what green means to you. Maybe you'll have a new way to think about green after today.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Good Old Days

Ah, the good old days. 1970's, disco, rock and roll! Remember that? Well today's featured shop does with her mixed media jewelry and art work. These earrings are inspired by designs in vintage 1970's giftwrap. Check all these great things out at:
And for great sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, check out:
And for other neat gifts or just for great things for your own home and garden, check out the glass at:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Our feathered Friends-Ways they use their feathers and Ways we use their feathers.

Red hat feathered suncatcher Feathers have so many uses. Our feathered friends need them for a variety of reasons. Feathers insulate birds from water and cold temperatures. They may also be plucked to line the nest and provide insulation to the eggs and young. The individual feathers in the wings and tail play important roles in controlling flight.
Color patterns serve as camouflage against predators for birds in their habitats, and by predators looking for a meal. As with fish, the top and bottom colors may be different to provide camouflage during Featherer hats stained glass plant stakesflight.

But they also provide us with many uses. Feathers are both soft and excellent at trapping heat; thus, they are sometimes used in high-class bedding, especially pillows, blankets, and mattresses. They are also used as filling for winter clothing, such as quilted coats and sleeping bags. They've even been used for arrows, to decorate fishing lures and to make quill pens. And during the 18th, 19th, and even 20th Centuries a booming international trade developed in plumes/feathers to satisfy market demand in North America and Europe for extravagant head-dresses as adornment for fashionable women. Now we can even use them to keep our plants warm as shown in these pictures on my flickr page and even just for fun in our house as this suncatcher shows. (Who hasn't heard of the 'Red Hat Society'? This is my stained glass tribute to them.
And for other ways to decorate ourselves, check out or or and check out the shop of the day for more feathered ideas.