Saturday, December 17, 2011

BESTeam Weekly Feature

It's time again for my weekly Esty BESTeam feature. The BESTeam is a group of Etsy sellers who support one another by promoting each others shop.  One way we do that is to do a weekly BESTeam blog feature.  This week I have four BESTeam shops to feature.  Riorita, Ms formaldehyde, Sandy's Handmade Soap and Things and Poison Garden.

Here are my choices from their shops for this weeks post.  Take a few minutes and click on the shop names above and learn a bit more about them and the other terrific things they have to offer in each shop.

Here is an unusual bracelet from Riorita that I love.  I really had a hard time picking out just one item from the many beautiful offerings in her shop.  Riorita is located in Israel and she has silver and gold creations that include semi-precious stones, ancient glass and beach glass, and pebbles from the Sea of Galilee.
Surprise bracelet with stones in Sterling Silver and Gold Bracelet
The next shop to feature is Ms Formaldehyde.  Ms Formaldehyde is located in San Diego, California.  She makes feather fascinators, feather earrings, wedding fascinators, bridal veils, carved skulls, sugar skulls, gothic, lowbrow, lolita pin up and dita burlesque accessories.  Here's a beautiful special occasion item from Ms. Formaldehyde.

Ostrich feather fascinator!/MsKFormaldehyde

Next is Sandy's Handmade Soap and Things by Sandy Vern.  Sandy is located in Stamford, Connecticut.   Here is just one soap from her wonderful shop which also includes handmade jewelry. This wonderful soap has one side that is a brown sugar scrub, much like a pumice stone, to gently exfoliate, and smooth away rough skin with a light creamy lather for exfoliating. The other side is made from a shea butter base which is skin nourishing and super moisturizing. It is scented with yummy brown sugar fragrance.      

Brown sugar scrub and shea butter soap

My last shop to feature today is Poison Garden.   Poison Garden is a collaboration of three artists who share a love for the romantic with a bit of an edge. Poison Garden offers many handmade, vintage and revamped vintage items in several styles including Victorian, Neo-Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic and whimsical.  Here is a long Strand of vintage costume beads that can be worn a number of ways.   At one end is a decorative dangle, at the opposite end a delicate silver hook. You can hook one end to any link of chain on the strand and wear as an asymmetrical choker with the long strand hanging delicately down the back. It can also be wrapped around twice to make a classy double strand choker or it can be draped in any number of ways, or even worn as a whimsical wrap bracelet.

Neo Victorian Long Bridal Strand!/pages/Poison-Garden/123138724371600
I hope that you enjoyed viewing these items and that you will take the time to visit these shops on Etsy.


  1. Thanks for including my soap in your feature! It is one of my favorites!

  2. The shops sound very interesting. I'll have to do some window shopping.

  3. We have such great talent on our BEST Team, reading these features always inspires my creativity!

    Happy Holidays to you all!


  4. Great feature <3 I LOVE that bridal necklace, so gorgeous!!!!