Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jamaica mon!

I'm in Jamaica until May 29, so I'll be blogging when I return!


Jennifer is a jewellery and handbag designer living in Wales UK. She’s been making jewellery for the past 7 years and graduated with a BA in fashion. She started her accessories business soon after and the rest has been history!
She mainly uses natural materials and semi precious stones, but has recently discovered the beauty of exotic woods. Way back in the 1980’s, I had an obsession with wooden jewellery. I had a massive pair of wooden square earrings, not nearly as nice as Lilypods, but I loved them and probably still have them tucked away in a box somewhere.
She also makes beautiful retro inspired handbags which will be added to her Etsy shop soon.
Click on the post title to view her entire shop!

Monday, May 18, 2009

If 1 Had Words

Nikki Trexel is a photographer based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a passion for photography and in exploring the beauty of something overlooked into something fascinating. That`s what I love about her macro shots... you may look at a grassy field every day of your life and its just... grass. But when you get close to it, frame it in a shot and capture it`s essence, suddenly it`s art!
She sells her original photographic art in pearlescent prints, regular matte prints, framed and matted prints, greeting cards, and calendars.
This is a quote from Etsy shop which I just love. ``The art comes from within, and the camera is the medium.`` So true!
Click on the post title to see her shop!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Michelle is the Montreal artist and designer behind Kumquat. I love the word Kumquat! Great shop name!
It’s as easy as this to have your very own super cool return address labels... decide on the style you’d like, put your text in the “message to the seller” when you’re checking out, receive a proof via convo. within 24 hours and bingo – your labels will be shipped 3 days later! How’s that for service?

I think Michelle and I would get along just fine... she’s a self described paper freak as well... I understand, maybe we can start a support group?
Check out her fantastic shop by clicking on the post title!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kim Smith

Kim is a jewellery designer living in Wolverhampton, UK. She’s a wife, mom and self described beadaholic. I can relate! As a jewellery designer myself I’ve always loved sparkly things.
True story... I was at a shop here in Vancouver called Beadworks digging through their bin of African glass beads. This little boy came up to me and asked if I’d help find him a purple bead. I was looking for him when his mom came up and told him it was time to go. I looked up and who was it? Susan Sarandon! I did a double take, but didn’t say anything, just smiled. I love her though, so it was kind of exciting!
Back to my featured artist... I love these yummy bracelets so much! They’re just juicy, aren’t they? She also makes earrings and necklaces, but the bracelets just captivated me!
Click on the post title to see her entire collection!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Liva Rutmane

Liva Rutmane is an art student in Latvia, and I find her Etsy shop most interesting. I loved being in art school, because you had the freedom to try so many styles and mediums, and this is evident from her shop. She’s got original work, etchings, drawings and woodcuts. Some of her subject matter is pretty different, but in a good, thought provoking way!
Check out her shop to see just what I’m talking about by clicking on the post title!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Nicole Underwood is an artist and photographer based out of New Mexico. She has a BFA degree with concentrations in printmaking and photography and her work is definitely a good combination of the two mediums. Her work is so ethereal and unusual. For me her pieces evoke a sort of surreal, spiritual and fuzzy edged altered reality with many layers to uncover. I love the images with the horses... despite my *small* fear of them since I was bucked from a pony when I was 5!
Click on the post title to see her shop!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pink Pear

Tricia is the Tyler, Texas based designer behind Pink Pear. Her jewellery has such a vintage romantic feel... kind of makes me want to go shopping at Anthropologie to buy some clothes to go with it! Ah, if only we had Anthropologie here in Canada, but I digress.
I love the colours she chooses. So yummy, they kind of remind me of colourful candies... so pretty, and the pieces are so delicate.
If you need some romance in your life, have a look at her shop by clicking on the post title!