Friday, December 10, 2010

Lampwork Beads and Perfume Bottles by Kerri Fuhr

Kerri Fuhr at KerriBeads on EtsyRarely am I left speechless by someone's talent, but I literally had to put off posting about today's shop a few days simply because I was so impressed by the artist's work that I just couldn't find the words!

Today I'd like to introduce you to KerriBeads on Etsy which is filled with gorgeously detailed lampwork beads of all sizes and styles. This artist has done things with lampwork glass that I didn't even realize were possible and her work is, hands down, the most remarkable lampwork artistry that I've ever seen.

Kerri
Fuhr is a full-time glass bead artist who has been designing these gorgeous beads for over seven years now and with talent like hers, you can only imagine how many long hours she's spent working at the torch to develop such a detailed and uniquely beautiful style.

Kerri's specialty is creating miniature glass "paintings", which are ornate glass focal beads that feature landscapes, animals, dragonflies (I love the dragonflies!!) and more. She also has some absolutely gorgeous sets of tapestry beads that are just breathtaking.

She also offers custom work and, for the holiday season, offers the option of having any of her beads designed into a pendant or necklace for gift giving!

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

You can also see more of Kerri Fuhr's work by visiting her website!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

All Things Fabric and Fun by PruittHandCrafts

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there..."

Yep! It's that time of year again.
PruittHandCrafts on Etsy And if you haven't found a stocking to hang yet, it's time to get on it and get going!

Today's shop has a few you might want to check out. Beautiful handmade stockings, in fact, that are sure to delight. There's a couple of different styles offered as well as handmade Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations you'll enjoy browsing through as well!

PruittHandCrafts on Etsy has a variety of all things fabric and fun that fills their shop. Not just Christmas ornaments but also aprons and purses, brooches and quilts. There's wall hangings, coffee sleeves, paper crafts and pillow covers. They have a decently sized holiday section if you're looking for some hand crafted decorations and a section dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness as well!

The craftswoman behind all these items is a breast cancer survivor and loving grandmother. She stays busy hand crafting all the beautiful items she has for sale in her shop not to mention her other TWO shops as well... PruittDesign and PruittSupply.

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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 12/8 thru 12/14


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) ]

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beaded Jewelry and Hair Accessories Galore by FloresDelSur

FloresDelSur on EtsyYesterday I wanted to give you a heads up on a "don't order too late" shop, so today is our team feature day! Today's shop is a member of the Boosting Etsy Shops Team on Etsy and is a brand new and just budding shop that is just getting their stock up and already has some beautiful items offered.

Marisa of LasFloresDelSur on Etsy is a graphic and web designer, but as you can see in her shop, she has a great passion for crafts as well and a creative drive to design beautiful things of all kinds. She loves experimenting with materials and different techniques and you can find a variety of her experiments in her shop!

This isn't her only shop on Etsy either. Marisa also runs FloresDelSur on Etsy which is filled with wonderful carved wooden hair pins and brooches as well as felted hair clips, floral hair pins and a variety of other beautiful textile creations including scarf caches and rustic wooden buttons.

Both shops are lovely and both have wonderful items to offer. Be sure to stop by and check them both out!

TO VISIT MARISA'S SHOPS ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE LINKS ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE for LASFLORESDELSUR or CLICK HERE FOR FLORESDELSUR!

You can also see more of Marisa's work by visiting her on Facebook!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Arm Warmers and Fingerless Gloves for all Seasons and Styles

ZenAndCoffee on EtsyChristmas is coming! I have to admit that especially during this time of year we're all very aware of the upcoming season of gift giving and holiday cheer. With Christmas only 19 days away, people are bustling to find that "perfect gift" that's eluded them thus far.

With time ticking down, there's a lot of online shops out there you can still order from that can get you your goods in time! Cut off dates range from December 1st right up to December 20th depending on what shop you're interested in shopping in, and it's smart to make sure at this time of year that the shop that you're visiting can fill your order in time.

Today's shops cut-off date is TODAY! Which means, if you want to be guaranteed to receive what you're buying by Christmas, in ZenAndCoffee on Etsy you need to order from them today.

This shop is filled with some of the most beautiful and decorative arm-warmers I've ever seen.

ZenAndCoffee on EtsyVictorian styles galore are combined with goth fashion and punk rock style in this shop that has a little bit for every fashionable eccentric and goth. There are arm warmers and fingerless gloves for Gothic, Steampunk, Lolita, Bellydance, Burlesque, Dark Fusion, Tribal, Weddings and many more fashionable styles!


Each pair of these arm warmers and gloves are of the highest quality, including being designed for comfort and then double serged and sealed for durability. The artist, Wren, also adores doing custom bridal work!

If you've been having a hard time finding that perfect gift? You will definitely want to stop by ZenAndCoffee for a look around. Shop today and you can still receive your packages in time for Christmas too!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT ZENANDCOFFEE'S STUDIO ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE!

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