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Chicken Little Makes a Treasury on Etsy

Check it out, Chicken Little has made it to a treasury! I would like to thank Barbara at Hooray For Crochet who has some of the coolest (actually warmest looking) hats and scarflettes, shawls, and other fabulous items.  Check out her shop…remember Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  Thanks Barbara for choosing my bead for the treasury.beret1scarflette1il_75x75_565119821


March 13, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Finds, Glassic Gems | Leave a comment

Global Talent “Jewelry Sampler Team”

There is a new and dynamic Etsy team that rivals all others in the talent department, and it is the “Jewelry Sampler Team”.   The link is for their blog and the photos above are representative of  some of their work in a variety of  mediums and techniques used in the creation of  jewelry.  Please drop by and take a look at the work that these fabulous artisans have produced!   Peace! Ellen

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Finds, Glassic Gems, New Techniques | 1 Comment

Ripe for the Picking

I am always delighted to be able to find a site and immediately fall in love with the wares. It usually takes a combination of things to really get my attention, shape, color, subject matter and medium and when that is glass, well…what can I say, it’s my fave! I came across this site on Etsy called Revo and just thought the work was wonderful enough to want to mention it here. Anthony also has a website called WeAreRevo where he has other styles of glass for sale and is most definitely worth visiting.

Have a fabulous evening and as always, happy beading!


November 11, 2008 Posted by | Favorite Finds | , , | Leave a comment

EEEEEK you want me to do what!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my, oh my…my heart starts to beat faster, my upper lip is showing beads of sweat, I start to shake as the adrenelin starts coursing through my body. My hand is trembling with the knowledge that I will have to pick up that darned needle and thread and do something with it and that soon I will be shouting words so crude they would make a sailor blush!! Trust me, I have tried to overcome this fear of sewing, weaving, and working with long lengths of cord in every method known to mankind, the last being Kumihimo., but to no avail. Yes, I know I am masochistic.
However, I just came across this wonderful etsy shop called Totus Mel and my jaw droped to my chest and I fell in total awe and I realize that with talent such as this, I don’t have to risk my health or vocabulary again.
Thanks etsy, life is good,

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Favorite Finds | , , , | Leave a comment


I just came from a very uber hip shop at etsy called “Bailey Doesnt Bark” and was just so impressed with RJ (the artist) whose line drawings, are so simply and elegantly put out there.

Anyway I digress, it actually was the name of the shop that got my attention when I was surfing another blog. I know Bailey barks….because you see Bailey is our hairy pup!

Bailey (397 x 584)

Yes, here is the one and only Bailey, self-petting pup (all you need to do is hold you hand palm down at his height and he just runs back and forth under it for pets), who always has a smile on his furry face. He is posing with his most precious possession in the entire world..his little beetle car that squeaks!

So whether or not Bailey is barking both of them are GOOD THINGS! Later, Ellen

July 20, 2008 Posted by | Favorite Finds | 1 Comment