Friday, November 12, 2010

Handcrafted Artisan Copper and Silver Jewellery

Handcrafted Artisan Copper and Silver JewelleryIn my artistic and craft endeavors, I find a lot of things inspiring. Nature, food, scents and flavors, sounds and music, people and personalities. There's an endless supply of inspiration out there for the creative soul and I love to tap into all those different venues.

Sometimes, I run across beads or different supplies that stir inspiration. At other times, I run across other artisans that do so.

Today's shop is one of those artisans. NicoleHill on Etsy has some of the most beautiful wire-work and chainmaille jewelry that I've seen. I've always been fascinated by chainmaille. It's one of those talents that is just mind boggling for me, with all those tiny links put together in intricate and inventive ways. When I visit Nicole's shop, I love to browse her chainmaille pieces because it reminds me that anything is possible with a little inventive creativity and ingenuity!

Nicole uses both the cool shades of silver as well as the rich warmth of copper in her jewelry, combining many pieces with gemstones and glass bits as well. She also is open to creating custom pieces to your specifications! All of her pieces are 100% handmade with care and attention to detail and are shipped from London or the south coast of France depending on where she's staying at the time.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT NICOLEHILL'S JEWELRY SHOP ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Be sure to stop by and take a browse around. You can also visit Nicole at her website or stop by and say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Handmade Goodness from Soaps to Jams and more

BovineBubbles on EtsyOkay, not only does today's shop have some of the most remarkable product photos that I've seen in a long time... they also sell food! (A fact that's sure to make them a huge favorite with my business partner!)

When I first discovered this shop, I was drawn by their name. It made me smile and it created a sense of instant curiosity. Bovine Bubbles. I just had to know what they sold.


When I followed their link to take a look, I was immediately enchanted too!
BovineBubbles on Etsy is filled with enchanting photos of beautifully made soaps and jars of jams and jellies. The soaps look edible... the jellies look mouth watering.... and all together the shop is so impressive that I've returned to browse again and again.

Not only do they have some very unusual (and savory) soap scent combinations such as Hot Apple Cider, Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake, Citrus Chiffon Cake and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin but they have a wide variety of jams as well.

The jams range from classics like Cherry and
BovineBubbles on EtsyRed Raspberry to flavors that are much more exotic and intriguing like "Holy Hell that's Hot Jalapeno Jelly", Italian Plum, Apricot Red Currant, Autumn Cranberry Pear Jam and Banana Nut Bread Butter.

Their list of flavors is a long one and there are so
many intriguing options that It makes it impossible to choose just one!

Each of their products, whether soaps or jams or anything else they offer such as aromatherapy accessories and more are handcrafted in small batches to insure quality and freshness and most items in their shop are made to order! It doesn't get any fresher than that, right?


If you're looking for something to tease your nose or taste buds, this is definitely the shop to visit. So stop by and take a look around!

TO VISIT THE BOVINEBUBBLES SHOP ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER,
CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 11/10 thru 11/16


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Monday, November 8, 2010

Romantic Jewelry at Affordable Prices

Romantic Jewelry at Affordable PricesAs a jewelry connoisseur, I don't just make jewelry but I absolutely love shopping for jewelry in other's shops. I can browse through an artisan jewelry shop for hours. And there are so many of them out there with so many different styles and techniques that there's always a wide variety of beautiful pieces to browse through too!

Today's shop is one of the many but, as you'd expect with any handmade jewelry shop, with their own specific style and atmosphere. BuySomeLove on Etsy is filled with a sweet romanticism and dreamy elegance that is sure to make any woman smile.

BuySomeLove is a shop ran by a husband and wife team of artisans in their late twenties with a true passion for creativity. And, not only are they interested in similar creative pursuits, but they also have day jobs that are in the same field as well! And all of the proceeds from their shop go towards their son's college fund.

This truly creative family is sure to charm you with the contents of their shop. I'm particularly drawn to the beaded necklaces as well as the bracelet that's featured here in this post. I have no idea where they found the adorable little colored rose charms used in many of their pieces, but there are a variety of them in different colors scattered throughout BuySomeLove's shop and they make an absolutely lovely (and very romantic looking) accent to the pieces that they're used in.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT BUYSOMELOVE ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

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