Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Circle: Ancient cultures held the circle as a symbol of wholeness and unity, the goddess/feminine spirit, the cosmos, and a sacred space. To me, circular forms are calming and a bit mesmerizing. I love a freeform circle or one that is hand-forged -- a bit off kilter and organic. Perfect circles are rarely found in nature, and machine-made circles bore me so I prefer handmade.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Small bags abound on Etsy and many are equisitely constructed, often one-of-a-kind or limited production, sometimes cleverly engineered for dual functionality, and surprisingly affordable. These are among today's favorites found when searching for wristlets and clutches. I grab one of these and leave my big daytime bag behind when I go out at night. Wristlets are also great for shopping when you need your hands free for searching through merchandise and holding your purchases. These amazing Etsy finds average at or below $30.00! (The prices range from $15.00 to $65.00.) Click on the pictures to go directly to the artist's Etsy listings to learn details and purchase.
From top left to bottom right, the artists shown here include: tenthstreetsaks, Upstyle, Sweetsassybaby, BorsaBella, dalinda, yorktownroad, mariforssell, meringueshop, Portemone, yorktownroad
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Special Invitation to Artists Featured in Etsy Lounge Posts:
**Follow Me Now and Advertise Free Forever**
As I build this site, I will eventually monetize and offer low cost ads for the Etsy sellers who are featured in this blog. For a limited time, if you’re featured in a post and would like to become a free advertiser forever, please join me as a follower now and you’ll always have an Etsy Lounge sidebar button ad to promote your Etsy store.
My picks reflect my admiration for very polished creations that are well photographed. Future advertisers will be in the same quality category, so you can be assured you will always be in good company on this site.
To obtain your sidebar ad, all you have to do is join this blog as a follower and make a comment at least once a month. Simply contact me with your store ID, which is the URL for your Etsy store main page (from within your own account.) Yours will look something like this: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=xxxxxxxx .
Your participation helps to build the site and create the buzz that benefits both you and me. I hope you'll consider this opportunity and that you'll enjoy long range benefits from participating in Etsy Lounge!
Featured Artists: For your free sidebar ad that will link directly to your store, just join as follower and post your comment here. (This free offer is limited to featured artists. A low-cost ad option will be available to others as space allows.)