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Archive for September, 2010

Here are my latest Etsy treasuries… take a look, browse, muse and shop with these great artists!

Autumn Fleur de Lis: My favorite… the Fleur de Lis… an autumn version treasury.

Thriller Shopping:  A haunted shopping spree.

Gone Batty!:  Well, I hope not but a little scarier than thriller shopping. Positively frightening!

Haunted Wedding:  Attended one last year and it was exquisitely beautiful.

Yosemite National Park: In honor of the day Yosemite National Park was formed. Such natural beauty.

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I’ve just added some beautiful new pieces to my Etsy shop:

This wonderful, large faceted glass rondelle inspired me to create some larger, bolder designs.

Arthur’s Cross Necklace: this is made with a natural brass chain and bead caps, stunning 15mm aqua glass beads, and a verdigris cross.

Bounty’s Hoop Earrings:  Hand hammered fine silver ear hoops, about 2″ in diameter with the same aqua glass faceted rondelles and bali silver beads.

The aqua glass beads were purchased at Bead Q! in Chagrin Falls.

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If you make jewelry, you will recognize the name “Lindstrom”, one of the highest quality jewelry tools available. Here is a great giveaway from Fusion Beads to win a set of these lovelies with their own case… no purchase required (and good luck!). Click here to enter the sweepstakes.

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The Cleveland Handmade Etsy team will be at the Wooltex Gallery on September 11 from 10 am – 6 pm (Les Trois Fleurs will be there!) as part of the Cleveland Sparx City Hop. Come shop with us, support these local, independent businesses, and familiarize yourself with the outstanding creativity of the participating artists. Click here to obtain further details.

I have been a member of this team for a year now and it has been a very rewarding experience – great networking, wonderful people, and much fun! It is an honor to be among such accomplished artists.

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It has been a very full month getting ready for upcoming shows. These artists are so talented… please give their shops some well-earned attention. You do not have to be an Etsy member to view treasuries… so view, … muse, …. and enjoy!

Sirius Full Moon – August was the month of the Sirius full moon. Take a look at these goodies!

Rescue Me! – In honor of those Etsy shops that support pet rescue efforts. Don’t these pictures just melt your heart?

Back to School in Cleveland – All Cleveland Handmade artists. Many of us will be at the Sparx City Hop this Saturday, September 11, 10 am – 6 pm, downtown Cleveland at the Wooltex Gallery. Come shop with us. Handmade FEELS very good!

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Julia Cameron is the author of several bestselling books on the artistic process. Today I received a link to an interview with Julia that is very informative. Many of the thoughts she puts forward I have experienced personally and thoughts like these can undermine your trust in  your own creative abilities and your success as an artist as well.

I first saw Julia in a showing of the Beyond Belief DVD at the CHEMAM Movie Night held at Laughing Creek. Check out the link to CHEMAM  on the Home page to see the regularly scheduled movie nights. They are very inspiring and always followed by thoughtful discussion about the movie.

Click here to view the interview with Julia Cameron… enjoy!

The Beyond Belief DVD, CDs, and workbook are available through Les Trois Fleurs at Laughing Creek.

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