Well, this Friday we finish up the Finding the Undiscovered feature! I had a great time getting to know all these sellers and seeing all of their great items in their shops!
If you missed any of the Finding the Undiscovered features click here for a list of the previous features.
And just because Finding the Undiscovered is over – does not mean Feature Friday is! For December we will have the Christmas is in the Air features! So be sure to check back next week, and every Friday! 🙂
And on to this week’s Featured Sellers:
I grew up in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains where my passion for the outdoors, nature & true beauty evolved.
I am of Native American decent. My native heritage and nature inspires most of my rustic pieces. However, I also love designing & creating unique contemporary jewelry too. You will see a large diversity of items, as well as Vintage pieces, as I love anything “old”.
My pieces are designed & created primarily from all natural materials which include sea glass, sea shells, gemstones, sterling silver, a large variety of beads, feathers, leather, antlers, bone, porcupine quills, & rattlesnake vertebrae. I greatly enjoy working with many different mediums. So you never know what you will find here. . . no two pieces are exactly alike!
My name is Angela Elizabeth and I am the founder of Angelinas Avenue. I specialize in pet beds and unique greeting cards/invitations. My shop opened in June of 2011 However I recently began making/selling super cute pet beds in August of 2012.
My shop evolved when my parents recently decided they were going to move to a warmer climate. When preparing to list the family home on the market, they phoned all the kids and said “Come get your stuff”! Though they had been threatening us for years, their betrayal of leaving the family home, was quite the shock! This, along with threatening to have a massive garage sale, motivated me to open a shop here on Etsy. It was here at Etsy, I believed like-minded individuals who appreciate vintage items would be a great place to offer my items. I am excited to be part of the community.
One of a kind wire crochet jewelry.
My first steps in handmade jewelry were in 2006 when I discovered the beautiful world of handcrafted jewelry. First, it started as a hobby, and then I realized it was a great way to express my creative side. Two years later I realized that I had developed an advanced technique in crochet jewelry. My son Julian saw my potential and he encouraged me to start a jewelry business and show the world all the pieces that I was creating. He inspired me to become the artist that I am today.
I am self-taught artist and I master the technique by learning from the trials and errors I was making to finally create unique pieces of art. I wanted to create one of a kind jewelry and the steps to follow were patience, hard work and perseverance. My main influences were from crochet artisans of Latin America and Europe. Learning their cultures was a key aspect to develop new ways of creating handcrafted jewelry. I love to learn from new cultures and by transforming them I could find the key to achieve the goals of making the finest wire crochet jewelry.
My main tools of work are several crochet needles and 14k gold filled wire and sterling silver wire
I don’t have specific genres that influence my work. My weaving art is not based on patterns. The designs are developed while my hand-weaving is in progress and are not swayed by popular trends or short-living fashion trends – this is something that makes them timeless and everlasting.
We joined Etsy on December 2010 and since then we are trying to share as much as we can all our passion for handmade jewelry.
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“Friendship Bracelets with a Twist!”
I opened my shop last August 2012. I only had 5 bracelets listed during that time. The common materials that I use are upcycled fabrics/yarn, cotton cords, hemp cord and bamboo cords. The reason I came up with the slogan “friendship bracelets with a twist!” is because the bracelets that I make are not the usual woven cotton cord bracelets. I added beads, buttons, charms and chains to make it unique. I decided to make other handmade jewelries when a certain Etsy member requested an anklet design. Now my shop has 4 jewelry sections and a supply section. I will be offering more jewelry supplies soon like handmade paper beads, clay charms etc. for other crafty people on Etsy.
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I’m Albert Harris, 21 years young. I’m an artist living out of north california. I got started two year’s ago after dropping out of school to help take care of my elderly mother. I always loved drawing and art. My father is an artist, mother as well. I picked up the talent from them after trying the whole job searching and countless hours of waiting for job interview’s and applying to them – I got fed up on the modern world job 9-5. I recently chose to do something I have a passion for which is art and writing.
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Have a great weekend everyone!