{Warrenton Antiques…Here We Come!}

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Bluebonnets are out, and the much-needed Texas rain will soon bring them to full bloom. That’s right, Warrenton Antique Week has officially started!

I can’t wait to saunter out in the glorious flea market of yesteryear; walk down miles of junk-filled roads, to explore the vintage goodies & look for new treasures…

After much debate about whether or not to have my clothing line for sale this show, I’ve decided to do some inventory Spring Cleaning to make way for the launch of 2 brand new lines from  Cloud9 Apparel.

More on that later…

So I will have Cloud9 gear available  – complete with recession-worthy prices! 🙂 So come on out & get the last of the current collection before it’s gone!

*We’re in the Booth By Little House on The Hill

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Cloud9 @ Sanctuary + Apartment Therapy

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Cloud9 Apparel can now be found at Santuary in Austin. Sanctuary is a new shop in the Westlake area that has a great mix of gifts, art, and accessories, many of which are made by local artists. Santuary’s philosophy is “the beauty of simplicity,” which rings true in her choice of earth friendly, handmade goods and modern decor.

Owner Hanna Curran found me on Etsy.com & she speaks of her desire to find handmade items for her boutique interview with Apartment Therapy who recently featured her adorable home:

“Etsy in general is another inspiration and indulgence. I can get lost in there for HOURS and have found a number of vendors for the store this way.”

Here is a sneak peek inside her home from the article:

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Sanctuary has been featured in numerous articles in the short time that it has been open:

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For more information – check out the Sanctuary blog.

{Call For Submissions: “A Greener Spring” :: indie marketplace}

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There’s still time to apply for the “A Greener Spring” Cloud9 Emporium! The deadline is tomorrow, Feb. 27th. I’m looking for indie artists & indie designers that make earth friendly goods that reflect the Spring theme….or evoke a nostalgic feeling of Spring.

The Emporium will run from March 13th until Earth Day, April 22nd. The cost to participate is $40.00

This indie marketplace is a juried (or curated – which means you must be accepted in based upon selection criteria) online emporium with the goal of promoting emerging indie artists & designers & introducing high quality environmentally friendly wares to a broader audience.

There have been some astounding applicants that have just blown me away! I’m really looking forward to putting this together!

If you are interested in applying; please e-mail me your Etsy shop URL, and a brief summary of how & why your shop is earth friendly & how it fits into the “A Greener Spring” theme!

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{Cosa Verde :: earth-friendly marketplace}


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Cosa Verde has selected Cloud9 Design to open up a shop with them! You can see my new cosa verde shop here.

“Cosa Verde is a new marketplace connecting independent and emerging artists with environmentally-conscious consumers”

Their slogan is…”think big, shop small” and they plant 10 trees for every new shop that is opened! 😉

Cosa Verde is a web-based market where independent artisans and craftspeople showcase their environmentally-friendly wares. Visitors to the site can buy handcrafted goods directly from the artists, shortening the supply-chain and helping small businesses thrive. Shoppers can browse by product categories or by ideology—browsing or narrowing searches by criteria such as “cruelty-free” or “recycled.” {via the site}

I’m really excited to be a part of this new marketplace, and many of my EcoEtsy Street Teammates are on Cosa Verde as well! {chakrapennywhistle, 2ReVert, plum, infusion, & more!}

If you are an artist or designer that makes things that suit the Cosa Verde site, please CLICK HERE and I will receive referral credit and you may even receive credit $$ toward your account.

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{hurt not the earth} for she is your mother

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My Tree of Life tee is featured in an Etsy treasury, {hurt not the earth} for she is your mother – check it out.

Here is the shirt featured. The image is a largescale, hand-drawn tree. You can get it here for $29.00.

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Valentine Gift Guide: Featured Artists in Jewelry Lover Section

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Welcome to The Silver Lake Studio. Thank you for taking a peek at my shop. Most of my items are one-of-a-kind, and you won’t find them anywhere else.

My jewelry is made for adults. Please keep any small objects away from the little ones!

I create all my pieces myself in my studio in my home. Even though you purchase a piece of my work, I retain the copyright on the design, image and wording in my descriptions .

All of my work is guaranteed and I strive to make every customer totally satisfied.

Three Hearts Sterling Silver Pendant $140.00

slshttp://thesilverlakestudio.etsy.com

The base of this pendant is a sterling silver disk that is a little over 2″ & has been texturized.
I sawed out three hearts out of a 1 1/2″ sterling silver disk, domed it and soldered it to the larger disk. The handmade bail was added and then the piece was patinated.
It is quite impressive.

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My name is Nina Jackson and I like to make things… jewelry, art, craft, jewelry, clothing, jewelry, jokes, noise and a little bit of trouble mostly. I have pretty much been making art all my life. I have a BFA from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, and enjoy continually learning new things. Oh, and did I mention I like to make jewelry?

Beads In The Belfry is my brainchild to that end. It is the place for those who’ve gone quite batty for baubles. I make pieces that are more often than not influenced by nature and her organic shapes. Precious metals and semi-precious stones are primarily used in conjunction with wire wrapping and metalsmithing techniques. I’m generally a very laid back individual but I’m very anal when it comes to my craft~which works out well for you!

My blog is on semi-hiatus (meaning it’s updated when the mood hits) but if you’d like to check out some of my tomfoolery and ruminations, please do: http://beadsinthebelfry.blogspot.com

Rain Shower Necklace $75.00


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http://beadsinthebelfry.etsy.com

:: TELL ME MORE :::

It starts with just one drip and then before you know it you find you have yourself a downpour. Five graduated tear drop forms of sterling silver have been used to create “Rain Shower” to dramatic effect.

The U -shaped focal point is comprised of the drips and small beads suspended from a rolo chain. All components are sterling silver.

Simple. Abstract. Modern. Surprisingly light and airy.

For more of the Drip line please see http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5316991&search_query=drip

::: DIMENSIONS :::

I can adjust the chain length between 14″ and 18.” Please let me know what length you desire. If no length is given, I will send an 18″ chain.

::: SHIPPING & SHOP POLICIES :::

This item is made to order and will ship within 3-5 business days of payment. Due to the unique quality of handmade items, each piece may vary slightly.

Please see my shop policies section: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5316991 for shipping information, return/exchange policy, and more.

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the brazilian culture is most incredibly powerful and rich when it comes to the arts. we are proficient brazilian artisans specializing in the preservation as well as application of preserved brazilian butterflies, lush south american horticulture/foliage and other forms of beauty found in the natural world. our innovative creations are bold, exotic and bursting with tropical flair.

for the past 8 years, originality, diligent craftsmanship and knowledge has earned us the loyalty and trust of credible clients worldwide. we welcome all custom design as well as bulk boutique orders, please inquire herein. the wearable art we devise can be seen in fine boutiques, globally. luxuriate in the intense passionate beauty that can only be recognized in an exclusive bela.brazilian.design

BelaBrazilianDesigns– REAL preserved rose necklace $39.00

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http://belabraziliandesigns.etsy.com

18″ long.
25mm (1″) preserved real rose flower. sultry pink and red shading throughout each petal on the bloom.
10mm ruby red quartz.
gun metal chain & components.

♥ suitable for woman or child.

disclaimer: small pieces. not suitable for children under four years of age.

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bem vindo!
welcome to beijo.flor
brilliantly colorful gemstone jewelry designs highly influenced by the festive Brazilian culture.
unleash your inner tropical goddess…

★ our shop was proudly nominated out of thousands by the etsy administrators as having some of the most sparkling jewelry in 2008 ★
VIVA beijo.flor !!!

maravilha. GENUINE diamond and druzy hoops $99.00

beijohttp://beijoflor.etsy.com

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35mm long.
20mm sparkling neon raspberry pink druzies… flawless eye popping cabochons.
genuine 2mm diamonds in the rough, wire wrapped along each hoop, the perfect accompaniment .
oxidized sterling silver 15mm hoops and wire work.

… where raw meets refined, our favorite contradiction.

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Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Or are you a true romantic and celebrate love every day of the year? Then, this is the shop for you!

Welcome to PinqueChocolat, the home of my handmade jewelry with matching gift and display cards and free beautiful gift wrapping. I promise, you will want to keep my cards on your dresser top, as they are meant to be as pretty and happy as the jewelry itself. As yummy as I imagine pink chocolate would be!

Please stop by my blog at www.pinquechocolat.blogspot.com

Vintage Pink Rhinestone Drop Earrings with matching display card $35.00

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A perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Or honestly, these are perfect every day, very elegant yet fun too.

These vintage pink rhinestones from the 1950’s are faceted stones and are so pretty! They dangle from antiqued brass kidney wires, and i added some lovely pink czech glass beads, a clear swarovski crystal bead and an antiqued copper teensy bead cap.

The display card holds your earrings so uniquely…patterned cardstock in a floral print, grosgrain ribbon, a vintage metal flower and a floral brad will all look so pretty on your dresser…the display card may vary very very slightly in pattern…

wouldn’t the card be perfect for gift-giving? Sign the inside and your friend (or lover!) can keep the card on her dressing table forever.

2 inches long.

yummmmmy….pinque.

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I am a self taught artist with a home studio. I work from down deep in my sweet mama soul. I believe that if you love what you do, you wake up everyday in heaven. I feel so happy to create these artworks for you and I thank you for your time!

All my artwork has been designed and cast by my own two hands. I sculpt, mold, cast, grind and polish each piece. All my little beads and buttons are well loved. Due to the handcrafted nature of my work, there will be slight variations on each piece. That’s what I call the good stuff. The lovin’.
Many of my works have my fingerprints visible. I absolutely love the personal “touch” this gives my beads and buttons and intentionally leave them on. I also sign all of my work (excepting a few that slipped through when I was first designing). If this is important to you as a collector, I can recommend the pieces with signature and date.

~~All beads and buttons are available in multiple quantities. Let me know how many you would like and I will increase the quantity for you.

Sweet Heart Pendant $19.99

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Hand cast in lead free pewter, it is a great gift for yourself or anyone else you love.
Measures:1″x 5/8″
I include a jump ring but the chain is just for an example.

This is a perfect everyday pendant as love goes with everything, no?
Thank you~

PS, all of my designs are created by my hands from the sculpting to the molding to the casting of the metal. I am a one woman show.

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