Friday, May 25, 2012

On Sale at Angels n Everlastings

If you'd like something special to decorate your home or dress your front door, take advantage of these special prices on these beautiful spring/summer wreaths.  Each one has been reduced by $10.00.  Prices will never be lower.

 This pretty spring heart wreath is a great buy at $17.00:

Heart Twig Wreath with Silk Flowers

This generous sized 18" grapevine wreath decorated with silk flowers in spring colors of pink, purple, and yellow is now $39.00. This wreath can hang with decoration on side or bottom. It could even hang with decoration at top.

18" Pink Purple Door Wreath.

One more beauty-also a 18" grapevine frame and a  great buy at $39.00:
Silk Flower Front Door Wreath

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What's new at Angels n Everlastings

Seashell sea glass photo frame

I've started to take new photos of my seashell photo frames.  I've replaced the stock photos that came with the frames with beach photos that I took last year at Rockport, Ma.  Here are the first three so far that I've done.

Beach house decor - seashell photo frame
Nautical beach accents photo frame

Seashell sea glass photo frame
This frame can be hung on the wall either vertically or horizontally.  It can also stand on a table-top.  It is perfect for the beach lover.  This is a 4" by 6" photo frame. 

This one is a smaller - 3.5" by 5" size.
Some of these shells used were collected by me at a nearby beach.  You can use the frame with the photo included or replace it with your own favorite photo. 

Here is another white 3.5 by 5" photo frame with aqua blue sea glass and seashell embellishment.

Visit my Angels n Everlastings shop to see other seashell frames and dried and silk floral wreaths and wall hangings.  If you don't see something that you like,  I would be happy to put something special together for you. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shop feature - Kim of Road Ahead Photos on Etsy

If you have been following me for a while then you know that I love anything about the beach so I really enjoyed checking out the Road Ahead Photos Etsy shop.  Here are just a few of her beautiful beach photos. 

Kim of Road Ahead Photos is a former kindergarten teacher, a reading & phonics tutor and an avid photographer. She grew up in Southern California but currently lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.   She spends her summers at the sunny Southern California beaches.

Here is what Kim says about herself:

"I am rarely seen without a camera in my hand. The kindergarten teacher in me has always loved art so my goal was to combine my photos into my art projects. Not only am I selling my matted photos;

but cards, photo projects, mini photo albums and much much more!. I am constantly coming up with new ideas! The name of my shop comes from the fact that you never know what kind of exciting adventures are in store for you in the road ahead. So, go ahead . . take that chance, step out in faith and discover what's just beyond the bend!"

Kim has over 100 listings in her shop so visit Road Ahead Photos and check out her many beautiful photos including floral prints and photos of antique, retro cars.  

Here is Kim's facebook link

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shop feature - Kristine of Gulickkr on Etsy

Purple and white amethyst pendant
Kristine of Gulickkr on Etsy has been creating beautiful jewelry since 2008.  It started as a labor of love and a way to support her dad's new-found hobby.  Her dad was inspired by a TV show and decided to go mining for gems.  He found many beautiful stones but also found that it was very expensive to have the stones cut and set into jewelry.
Sterling silver wire wrapped purple pendant

 To save money, he decided to join a rock club and took a lapidary class where he learned to cut cabochon out of stones. A cabochon, from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted.  He learned how to cut the stone slabs and grind and polish the stones into beautiful one of a kind pieces.  Kristine, along with her dad, then took a wire wrapping class.  Together they created beautiful jewelry.  Dad continued to make the cabochon pieces and Kristine developed her love of wire wrapping.

Sadly, Kristine's dad passed away from cancer in 2010.  She still has a few gems that her dad created but now she buys all her stones from fellow Etsy stores, rock and mineral shows, or jewelry suppliers. To honor her dad's memory, and to help raise money for cancer research, Kristine donates 10% of each sale to the American Cancer Society.

I asked Kristine, what advice she had for new Etsy sellers:
"Advice that I would give someone new to Etsy is to be patient and committed. It takes time for your shop to get noticed. It is frustrating waiting especially for that first sale, but it will come. Just believe and it will happen. The biggest thing that I learned since opening my shop is that it really is a full-time job. It takes time to make items for your shop, but it takes even longer to commit to marketing and getting yourself known. It is so important to invest that time in your shop."
Plum crocheted shawl

What's new in Kristine's shop?
Gemstone wire wrapped gemstone tree
"I  have started a few new lines since opening my shop. Since November, I have launched a line of chainmaille ornaments (seasonal item only), gemstone trees, and hair/shawl pins. The hair/shawl pins have been really popular, so I would like to continue adding more styles of these pins to my shop. Also, to compliment the pins, I just starting selling crocheted shawls (as of two weeks ago). I have loved crocheting since I was a little girl, and am having so much fun working on shawls now. So that is the main focus of my shop right now (building up inventory of the shawls)."
I have chosen just a few of the beautiful listings to feature here.  I recommend you take a moment and check out  Kristine's Gulickkr shop on Etsy. Click here for Kristine's facebook page  and here for twitter.