Saturday, June 19, 2010

Etsy faves

On this hot Saturday (ugh!), I thought I would do a shoutout to some of my fave Etsy sellers.  So here goes!

C bar j Crafts is a wonderful destination for customized animal figurines.  So reasonably priced as well.  I happened upon one of my bracelets in her fave items.  Thank you!

Handmade by L and L are wowsers.  Who knew that paper beads could be so sturdy?  I went a little crazy a little while back ordering some sale items and boy am I happy that I did.  They are yummy and LIGHT!  Perfect for summer.

Ivy Koehn (pronounced "cane") makes "to die for" canes.  I could crazy in there quite often, so I allow myself limited peeks.  I'm not a cane maker and do not strive to be one, so Thank Heavens for Ivy and those who do like: Tami Shvat from Israel, Elaine Robataille (dba Clay Chicks) in Canada, and the amazingly gifted Naama Zamir out of Israel.  These talented artists make polymer clay more enjoyable for me because I don't have the patience for that process.  I just wanna make beads.

Then there are the ceramicists (sp) who boggle my mind: Ms Carroll has a unique sensibility with her clay.  Each set different from the next and so smooth to the hand in person.  Jennifer Heynen is sooooooooo colorful.  Vibrant is another word.  Prolific is following close behind. 

My favorite polymer people can't be forgotten:  Heather Powers is an amazing polymer artist and BLOGGER!  Her painting inspired polymer is so original and powerful. Hande Burdg is stunning with color.  Her beads are simple to let the colors do the talking. Terri at TLS Clay Designs proves it is "hip to be square."  So much color and fun! Genevieve Williamson at Jibby and Juna takes polymer clay in a new direction that is very conceptual and yummy.

Hope you enjoy Etsy hopping.  Have a great weekend!

Peace and love to all.


Lanyardlady said...

Can't wait to check these out! It's miserable here, so I can't imagine what it's like in Texas. Stay cool!

Cathryn said...

Are you humid Elizabeth? Or do you have that dry, hot, steal-your-saliva/sweat heat?

I checked these out! You and I share favorites among Ivy Koehn and Terri Stone! Woooooohooooooo! I also like Aslan Crafts and found some new bead artists! Thank you for sharing!

Terri Stone said...

Thanks for mentioning me on your blog! I'm honored.

Elizabeth said...

Cathryn: We are the hot and sometimes dry, sometimes humid heat. I prefer the dry as I have evap cooling because humid does not play nicely with humid. :D

Elizabeth said...

Terri: You are very welcomed. Love your square beads!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

One heck of a great collection of artists! Swimming around through these sites could mean a full day of happy distractions!