Friday, April 22, 2011

The Place for Witchy Handcrafts Made in Brazil

CariocaWitch on EtsyTo me, April is the epitome of spring. A time of birth and rebirth, warmth overcoming cold and new life.

It's a time for new beginnings and spiritual growth and today's shop fosters this concept on a path that is near and dear to my own heart and life-affirming no matter the season.


CariocaWitch on Etsy is a shop filled with love and light. Ever since I first discovered this shop, I have returned again and again to pour over the beautiful goods offered there and even today I just purchased from them! In fact, I purchased both of the items pictured here in this post.

The Goddess poppet to the left is a representation of Persephone, the Queen of Spring growth and of the Underworld. As stated in the item description for the piece as well as taught to me in my youth and that I've taught to others throughout my adult life, Persephone was abducted by Hades and spends half year in the Underworld with her consort.

Persephone then spends the other half with her mother in her world. In Greek mythology she, goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom and she is also the harbinger of spring and a reminder of all the growth and hope that it brings along with it.

CariocaWitch on EtsyThe other item purchased, the felted runes pictured on the right, were picked up for another of my favorite activities.

Teaching.

Although runes are usually made of wood or stone, I've picked out these runes, in particular, for the purpose of teaching children about their meaning and uses. I mentor in the pagan community and I can think up lots of fun ways to use these runes in educational games with children seeking pagan parenting advice and activities that adhere to the pagan path.

If you are interested in learning more about the pagan path or if you are already on it and looking for a worthy shop filled with love and light to browse through, this is the shop for you! There's lots of information and fun facts throughout CariocaWitch on Etsy and many wonderful items to browse through and enjoy.

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

You can also learn more about the life and times of the artisan behind Carioca Witch, Nydia Macedo, on her Bringing Up Salamanders blog!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

SNiS Hand Made Leather Goods

Fun, funky and super cute. That's the theme of today's handmade seller.

SNiS Leather on Etsy is a shop filled with the cute and adorable handmade leather goods from bracelets and key chains to leather cases, handbags, wallets, cases and more.

SNiS Leather on EtsyFunny faces and little critters abound. They have bees and bats, cows, chickens, puppy dogs, owls, cats, beavers and lions. And that's just the start! The selection of critters is almost endless, all with funny little faces and cute expressions.

SNiS is a small family-owned company that designs and hand makes artistic, high quality leather goods using ancient traditional methods that have been developed, refined and handed-down through three generations of the
Zavisic family.

Almost everything in their shop is available for customization, so you can custom order to fit your needs and desires and they also offer leather goods for businesses including offering to create a variety of products and adding your monogram or logo to them as part of the custom request!

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

You can also visit SNiS on the SNiS Leather blog to learn more about the Zavisic family and their business as well as more about their work, or, stop by and say hi on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 4/20 thru 4/26


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, April 19, 2011

Linda B's Beaded Jewelry, Judaica and Accessories

LindaB142 on EtsyJudaical and secular combine in today's feature shop who is a mutual member of the Etsy Bloggers Team with myself and a bunch of other Etsian bloggers.

LindaB142 on Etsy is filled with a variety of handmade jewelry pieces, many of which have a special religious significance as well as being made with care by hand.

Linda B's shop doesn't carry only Judaical and secular jewelry, of course, but also a wide variety of other pieces as well from classical jewelry pieces (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc) to more eclectic ideas such as magnets, beaded bookmarks and other fashionable accessories for purses, zippers and more.

Linda is passionate about using bright colors and gemstone characteristics in her beaded jewelry designs ad most of the i
tems in her shop are one-of-a-kind. She's been beading and creating jewelry for about 6 years and you can see her enjoyment in her work within the pieces on display in her shop.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT LINDAB142 ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE!

You can also explore Linda's creative crafts further on her blog, or if you like you can stop by and visit her on Facebook or Twitter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

DeSantis Vintage Clothing

DeSantis Vintage on EtsyA pretty blonde model and lots of vintage flare gives today's feature shop lots of personality and style.

DeSantis Vintage on Etsy by Rachel DeSantis is filled with lots of vintage fashion modeled by a lovely blonde model with a stunning smile. The clothing presented is colorful and fresh and by the third smile you'll be smiling right back at the model in the pictures as you browse through the shop's selection of goods.

Rachel is self professed as obsessed with vintage dresses. She loves to shop for those diamonds in the rough and give them the restorative touches needed to bring them back to their former glory. Her shop is filled with a colorful array of styles from dresses to shoes, coats and jackets, tops and more and she even has a half-off section for sales!

Brand names include Liz Claiborne, California Looks, Lady Carol and many more and you're sure to enjoy the browse through fashions of times past.


YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT RDESANT86 ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You can also visit Rachel DeSantis on her "Don't Feed the Vintage" blog or stop by and say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

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