Monday, April 27, 2015

Featured Artist-Jenn Stuhl from GloryGift

This week we are featuring a talented jewelry artist Jenn Stuhl from GloryGift. Jenn makes individually hand crafted jewelry pieces to cherish and celebrate the special times in life.

 •Tell us a little about yourself and your creative business.
 Glory Gift makes handmade beaded jewelry. Our main focus is Boho leather wrap bracelets and cuffs, wire crochet necklaces for weddings and hand knit wire cuffs for customers. Our jewelry is perfect for an individual who likes to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece through custom orders for personal wear or gifting to a loved one. We personally walk our customers through start to finish process of creating unique, fresh, heirloom quality pieces.

  •How did you get your start?
 My life was forever changed in an instant! While on a family trip to California a few years ago, I entered a small bead shop. The jewelry pieces were such intricate works of ART. I took pictures of so many (that is all I could afford). I asked a few questions to the owner and went home to immerse myself to learn a new style of jewelry expression and make it my own. I started dabbling and after making a few necklaces, I would wear them out to different places. People would stop me cold in my tracks and ask, "where I got them" and a business was born.

  • What challenges do you face selling online?
It is very challenging to keep prices attainable with cost of running a shop online. There are always costs. Such as relistings, listing, shipping, cost of materials and always your time involved. Another challenge is getting pictures that are breathtaking. This is always a learning process and each discovery in the process takes time but develops skill in the long run. Lastly, it is a challenge and delight to feature other artisans. This is a challenge with a HUGE blessing. When you take the light off yourself, you see how dazzling others are (to fun)! I have been with a team of artisans for a few years and I just love them. They make every day fun and we together enjoy the journey. One of my teams that I am very involved in is Tagt Team on Etsy. The leadership is knowledgeable and fellow crafters are fantastically gifted.

 •What advice would you give someone just starting out on Etsy? Love what you make! Go the extra mile for your customers and always be looking for ways to factor in quality and unique touches of handmade wonder. It has been a pleasure sharing from our five year involvement on Etsy. It is an incredible venue to share our artisanship. We hope you have been blessed by walking through our shop door and sharing our magic. Jenn

Thank you Jenn Stuhl for sharing your story with us! Next week we'll select another Etsy artist to showcase. If you would like to be considered, just drop me or Susan a note via Etsy convo. Thanks for stopping by... Until next time, Zoica

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Finds Are Earth Friendly

Welcome to this week's Friday Finds.  Our theme this week is "Earth Friendly." Our first treasury was curated by Andreea of Funky Print Studio. Andreea designs letterpress printed business cards, calling cards, greeting cards, stationery, and wedding invitations.  Here is one of Andreea's lovely items:


Friendly Earth

Planet Earth Pocket Mirror - 3.5 Inch Mirror
Blue Earth Spiral Goddess Statue
LOTR inspired Middle Earth map iPhone 5c case
Felt Bird Brooch, Fabric Bluebird Brooch Earth Friendly
Wood Earring,Tree of Life, Maple Hardwood, Earth Friendly, Real Wood Jewelry, Tree Lover? Great Gift,Environmentally Conscious.
Earth Day Bracelet , Cork Bracelet , Wrap Bracelet , Vegan Bangle , Vegan Jewelry , Vegan Wrap , Sustainable , Earth Friendly , Eco Friendly
Crochet rustic nesting storage organizer baskets set of 2 spring decor easter decor easter egg basket  natural hemp round eco earth friendly
Light Pink Felt Earrings Studs Post Light Weight  Eco Friendly Earth Friendly
Upcycled cream & light brown earth tones wool bangles, unique and earth-friendly bracelets set
Earth Friendly Burlap Journal Eco Friendly Recycled Rice Bag Journal
personalized CLASSIC RACER  - a natural and organic wooden toy for boy or girl, earth friendly, waldorf-inspired, heirloom keepsake gift
Handmade earth friendly unique sustainable corrugated cardboard Photo Frame with Gaj image carving with liner wood Sylvn forever
Multicolor paper flower earrings, recycled paper, earth friendly, sustainable jewelry
Barcelona Rag Rug 100% recycled, earth friendly, colorful rag rug, geometric rug, long rug, eco friendly rug, crochet rag rug, washable rug
COOK LOVERS gift with love Organic SPANISH Extra Virgin Olive Oil unrefined 3.4 oz glass  free Earth friendly kraft sack
Smart Phone Eco Stand in Kinwashi . Adjustable, Portable Earth Friendly Device Stand
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Our next treasury was curated by Veroni of Silk Painting with Love. Veroni creates one of a kind hand painted scarves and pillows.  Here is one of Veroni's beautiful items:


Eco-friendly finds

Black Lingerie Maxi Slip/Nightie - Lace Lingerie -Bamboo & Organic Cotton      Lingerie / Underwear Made to Order
350 Lavender seeds organic non gmo garden flower aromatic Lavandula spica
Felted Honey Bee Mobile in Wool for Baby Nursery - Eco Friendly Kids Home Decor - Felted Wool Mobile  (Made to Order)
Fawn Pink Roses Organic Cotton Cami Bralette
Pets bed / Cat bed - cat cave - cat house - size S ready to ship - eco-friendly handmade felted wool cat bed -  grey and natural white
CUSTOM Rosemary for Remembrance Rustic Flower Girl Wicker Basket Ivy
Stuffed bunny rabbit hare doll,Easter bunny child friendly plush softie rabbit bunny toy - cute soft stuffed toy - gift for boy and girl
Vera Organic Natural Perfume, 4 grams - An ode to the Ojai Valley, where the orange groves meet the sea, lavender and the wild sage brush.
Eco-friendly Candle Scented Hand Made Candles Reusable River Shells Set Of 8 pcs Home Decor
Lilac Fuchsia Yellow Gold Wrap Necklace Wool Statement Necklace Felt Bead Felt Wool Jewelry Fiber Necklace Eco-friendly
Montessori Geometric Solids - Waldorf Wooden Toy - Eco Friendly Toy - Wooden Shapes Toys -  Homeschool
Large Cork Bag - Eco-Friendly Natural Vegan Tote Bag
Writing set -  thank you envelope stationary - thanksgiving - writing paper eco friendly recycled kraft brown envelope - europeanstreetteam
Felted purple mittens merino wool gloves with flowers storm grey arm warmers Russian style women mittens Valentine day - handmade to order
Lilac Blossom Handmade paper Recycled Vintage paper Blank card Purple Lilac Mauve Blue Gold Silk threads Petals Embossed Flower card Floral
Organic Lavender Body Butter - Body lotion - all Vegan body butter - Natural moisturizer with Shea butter. 1.7 oz
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Our final treasury was curated by Paula of Pretty Little Thorn. Paula''s shop offers one of a kind romantic and feminine creations, inspired by the Victorian, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, Lolita, Gypsy, Mori Girl and Boho genres. Here is one of her lovely items:


Ode to our Planet

wedding GOWN alternative bohemian sustainable bride dress
Felted wool slippers beige - organic wool felt slippers with rubber soles - Eco-friendly  house shoes - felted slippers
Leopard Jar Necklace Black Friday Miniature Wild Animal - miniature leopard in a 3cm glass jar on a 16 inch silver plated chain
book art print - Bear & Book Butterflies - book nook decor book nerd Book Decor book gift book theme book lover gift cute gift for friend
Stainless Steel Curl Book Ends -Eco friendly goods for your home or office.
Tree Hugger Earth Lover Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Polymer Clay Leaves Metallic Finish Steampunk Cobochon
FREE Shipping BAKE LOVERS gift with love Eco Friendly box Organic vanilla extract double fold 3.4 oz Organic Ceylon Cinnamon 1.5 oz glass
Down To Earth (Patchouli) bar soap - 5oz
Fine Beige Cream Lace Bradford Pear Rustic Natural Wooden Pivot Ring Box by Tanja Sova
Geocaching Log Books / Set of 3
Soft Woven Poplin Pillow Cover (with insert option), Printed with Night Owl Illustration, Artistic Fantasy Home DecoR
Recycled Italian Military Canvas Bag // Handmade by peace4you, GERMANY // Model paul-2153 ( multiple options )
Large Lavender Organic Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salts -  essential oils and Vitamin E, 16 oz - 454 grams - wooden scoop
Long ethnic rustic shell and textile earrings, brown orange Indian sari, Tibetan agate brown beads, OOAK handmade jewelry.
Woodland Wedding Spring and Summer Antler Wreath
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 I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Friday Finds. Next week’s treasury theme is “Teacher Appreciation.” If you have a treasury you would like to submit, just send me or Zoica a link via Etsy convo by Thursday afternoon and we will take a look. Remember, if your treasury is featured, we will feature an item from your shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…