Thursday, March 15, 2012

BESTeam Feature: Shiny Things

All of us have, I think, a little bit of the crow in us, the greedy raven.  A little part that is attracted to shiny things, sparkling in the light.  We want to reach out, touch, take them home and hide the precious things away in our nests.  My inner crow has come out in full force today.  Hard to resist all of these beautiful shiny things from Redemption Art, Absolutely Kismet and GMaEllen Crochet Gifts.

Redemption Art
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"For as long as I can remember, I loved to peruse through vintage shops, second hand stores and garage sales. My mother would take me to Chinatown in Downtown Honolulu and as she looked for fresh vegetables, herbs, spices and seafood for her delicious gourmet meals, I just couldn't wait to be "cut loose" to wonder through the mazes and sometimes messes of the old Hawaii vintage shops.

Lobster Brooch.

Knife and Fork Earrings.

Absolutely Kismet
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"One of the things I love most about making jewelry is the absolute individualism. For each gift that I've created for a family member or friend, I've kept the person's favorite colors and personality and potential use of the item in mind and tried to see the person wearing or using what I've made."

Clear Glass Bead Bracelet.
Pewter Wine Charms, Set of 8.

GMaEllen Crochet Gifts
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"I love being crafty and creative, keeping busy outside of work. I really enjoy creating things that are not only nice looking, but are functional.  What inspires me creatively? Research mostly. That and my huge collection (over 35 yrs worth) of patterns, pattern books and magazines; yarn, thread and any other thing I can wrap around my hook!
Drop Shell Jangle Bracelet.
Black Beaded Crochet Cell Phone Charm.
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. Very nice Annie...simply stated and your cards! I am proud to share this! Aloha, Connie

  2. Interesting blog post with some lovely items.

  3. I love your writing Annie! Great talent and gorgeous creations by the BEST Team members!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm always drawn to shiny things...

  5. Oh, I love shiny things, I've gotten hooked on sparkle glitter shoes lately. lol. You picked some wonderful things to share, so I shared too....

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing finds!

    I love the knife and fork earrings. They are too cool.

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  7. As usual, a great post Annie - and loved the choices too. Glad to be able to comment here, because I'm having trouble doing so on your other An UnRefined Vegan blog site. Keep getting an Error message. Hence the silence on my part! Hope we can sort it some how.

  8. It sounds very sensible but I'll miss you here! Guess I'll hop on over and check out the food instead -Event tickets on passbook


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