Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BesTeam Feature: Glamorous

Even if we had cable or satellite, we wouldn't watch The Academy Awards.  I might reconsider if they pared things down to, oh, about ten minutes.  And that would be ten minutes of "red carpet" time only.  I do enjoy looking at the dresses, jewelry and hairstyles.  (Which is why I treat myself each year to the People Magazine issue that has the Best and Worst of Oscar fashions.)  Anyway, if I'm looking for glamor I'll take the kind my friends at BESTeam serve up.  The hand-crafted kind.

Joy Hand-painted Silk
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It's easy to see that Joy gets her inspiration from the colors and textures of the natural world around her.  The rich, bright, vibrant swirls and splashes of colors come from the fine silk dyes with which she hand-paints her flowing creations.  Truly elegant, wearable art.  Joy also offers couture pieces and has also begun selling elegant jewelry that beautifully complements her scarves, shawls and gowns.
Double Pearl Earrings.

Golden Shibori Hand-painted Charmeuse Gown.

Boretto Art

New to BESTeam, Australian artist Lesley creates bright and imaginative acrylic paintings depicting city streets, sunny beaches, fashionable ladies and a myriad of other subjects - all painted in bold, strong strokes using a palette knife.  Lesley's passion for color, composition and...dreaming shines through in each work of art.
Modern Geishas, Original Painting.

Paris, Original Painting.

Patty's Dream Design
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A little closer to home, Patty crafts her necklaces, bracelets and earrings from gemstones, beads and pearls.  From soft, subtle greens, pinks and lavenders, to deep cerulean and bright red, you'll find both "everyday" pieces and special occasion items perfect for every outfit.
Pink Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet.

Turquoise Necklace & Earrings.
As part of my BESTeam commitment, throughout the month I will be posting short features of several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BESTeam? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog.


  1. Thank you for the elegant feature, Love Love Love Boretto Art's painting of La Tour Eiffel!

  2. We watched the Academy Awards this year for the first time in many years. Now the husband is all hepped up to watch "Hugo" on video.

  3. The Oscars are always live when we're enjoying our own "beauty sleep". In any case, we get it dished up all day the next day, almost without a break! Even the dresses get boring after about the 9th viewing! Unlike your choices, Annie! Great blog, as ever and well done to all the Artisans featured.

  4. Thank you for the feature.
    I like the glamour/oscar twist!
    I ve watched the Academy Awards for the very firsth time this year but I must admit I kind of enjoyed it...

  5. Joy, Lesley and Patty..wonderful designs and a really nice post! So nice to be a part of this team!

  6. such wonderful talent we have in this team!


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