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Felted Heart Ornament

Felted Wool Ornament

New heart decoration for sale: https://www.etsy.com/listing/99873728/gray-felted-heart-ornament

Etsy’s Hidden Treasure of the Week- Jewelry, Part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s post on undiscovered jewelry shops on Etsy. To be honest, I am having a hard time limiting this to just two weeks. There are so many talented, unique, and original jewelry shops on Etsy that is it hard to choose just a few. I am sure this is a theme will be revisit in the future. Today we are going to focus on unique undiscovered jewelry shops. Welcome to the treasure hunt!

decoupae bangle bracelet

This one of a kind bangle bracelet was decoupaged with a Turkish comic strip. I certainly don't know anyone with anything quite like it!

poppy earrings brass

These poppy earrings were shaped by hand, creating a unique look for each set. Simple yet beautiful

crocheted watch band unique

This crocheted watch band is so creative! I love the combination of the black crochet with the silver watch face.

Thank you to all of these shops for creating such beautiful, unique jewelry! Please show them your support of their craft by sharing their work with others who might enjoy it. And as always, please let me know what treasures you find on Etsy!

A Little Beauty

Ok, I know it is Thursday, and it is Shop Success day, not Hidden Treasure day. BUT I just came across this Fabulous little shop with really unique jewelry that I just had to share with you!

brass and glass earrings

earrings yellow white sunnysideI love their style and artistic creativity. But even more I love their motivation behind their shop (in their own words):

We’re Kevin & Jess, a husband & wife team of artists. Most of our adult lives so far have been spent putting our artistic dreams on hold for… well, everything else in life.

The Backburner Studio is a dream finally awakening to reality. It’s all of our creativity, hope, and lives… fresh off the backburner.

I encourage you to go over and take a look at the unique pieces they have to offer. Heart items, visit their blog, or send them a message of encouragement! Or maybe even buy those fantastic glass ball earrings!

Etsy’s Hidden Treasure of the Week- Jewelry, Part 1

Jewelry is one of the largest categories on Etsy (over 2 million items listed as I write this). For shop owners selling jewelry, it is very easy to feel like a very small fish in a very big pond. So many great jewelry artists are selling on Etsy that I have decided to take these next two weeks to highlight a few of the great undiscovered shops. Enjoy

austism awareness cuff bracelet

I love how fun this bracelet/cuff looks! And the story behind it makes this piece even better. Click on the image to visit her shop and learn more.

Green pendant sterling silver

I love the simple style of this pendant. It would compliment almost any outfit.

flower bracelet charm pendant accessory

This flower charm bracelet is right up my alley! Simple, beautiful, and blue! What more could a girl want?

funky pendant flower brass

One of my favorite shops for creative, original jewelry!

Thank you to all of the show owners for creating such beautiful jewelry, and believing in your art enough to list it on Etsy! Looking forward to great things for each of you.

Please show these fantastic artists your support by sharing their pieces with others!

Etsy’s Hidden Treasures of the Week- Pretty in Pink

Seems a little ironic that after spending a lifetime despising all things pink that I would choose three pink beauties for this week’s treasures. Maybe there is a girly girl inside of me yet!

pink crochet coasters

This photo alone just makes me let out a breath of relief. Adorable.

pink pin bracelet

Now how creative is this bracelet? Just the right amount of pink for even me!

pink photo coleslaw

Would you believe me if I told you this was cabbage? Such an extremely talented photographer.

Pirates always seemed to have maps to help them find hidden treasure. You know, x marks the spot? Well, in the big world of Etsy, there doesn’t seem to be any treasure maps! Thanks to the many people who have offered suggestions of where the hidden treasure might be! Keep them coming.

I’m Just Me

Have you ever caught yourself looking at someone else’s work, wishing that you could make that? Have you ever looked down upon what you have done after seeing what someone else’s work?

Crochet wall art, handmade

This caused my comparison induced self-pity today!

The comparison game is a dangerous slippery slope. It will either catapult you into pride or cause you to make your home in the land of self-pity. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be in either place.

I’m just me. I will never become someone else. At the end of the day, I will always be me. And you will always be you. And what is wrong with that? A thumb will never become an eye. It just doesn’t have the right parts for the job. And yet if we lost either an eye or a thumb, we would have to relearn how to do even the simplest of daily tasks. To compare the importance of the two would just be silly; we are thankful for both of them equally.

I have a unique group of talents and gifts, as do you. It is up to us to use what we have been given to create something beautiful and bless people’s lives. Allowing ourselves to wishfully long for another person’s gifts will not help us accomplish anything in this life. In fact, we won’t even be able to effective use what gifts we do have if we are always longing for someone else’s talents.

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. (Galatians 6:4-5, The Message)

The challenge for all of us today is to take a serious look at our own gifts and talents. Be thankful for what we have been given and find ways to put them to use to bless others. Let the comparison game stop with us.