Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rockbrook Village Day Sidewalk Sale and Spring Craft Show

Rockbrook Village Day Sidewalk Sale and Spring Craft Show
Saturday, May 1, 2010 10am-5pm
Free admission to shoppers

This juried craft show, now in its 22nd year, offers the finest in regional crafts. Crafters vie for the limited number of spaces and shoppers delight in the variety and quality of crafts.

What: Rockbrook Village® Shopping Center is celebrating “Rockbrook Village Day” Sidewalk Sale again in 2010.
The Spring Fever Craft Show is a companion event.
When: The Sidewalk Sale and Spring Craft Show are Saturday, May 1, from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Who: The event is sponsored by Huber Automotive and the Rockbrook Village® Merchants' Association. The Rockbrook Village Merchants’ Association is the most active organization of its type in the city.
Why: These events welcome Spring to Omaha and to Rockbrook Village.
Where: Rockbrook Village Days Sidewalk Sale will be found all over the shopping center at 108th and West Center, both inside and outside 23 stores. Rockbrook Village is just east of I-680 on West Center Road.
Call 402-390-0890 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature:

We are happy to feature another fabulous BESTeam Member,

Alyssabeth’s shop is a great mixture of hand crafted Collage and Altered Art Jewelry, Cottage Style Shabby Chic Vintage Flea Market Finds and re-purposed vintage and antique d├ęcor.

Elegant Glittery LOVE Necklace with Pink and White Pearls 
and Swarovski Crystal $26.95

Beth's jewelry line includes Grand Pendant and Petit Monogram Pendant necklaces, Petit Pendants / Charms, Earrings, Bracelets and Funky Rings. Each piece of jewelry is a unique little piece of art using silver plate, sterling, beads, glass, collage and altered art processes, and very often vintage and antique accents. I use a clear glass hard sealant that is Waterproof!

Shabby Chic Vintage Pink Rose Cast Iron Furniture Knobs Pulls $26.00

Beth has been an artist all her life; she studied art in college and was a painter for many years. Later she discovered stained glass and then creating jewelry. Her pieces are unique, not massed produced. The item you see on Etsy is the exact one that will be sent to you.

Shabby Chic Antique China Mosaic Birdhouse $40.00

Cowgirl Chic Black and Silver Gypsy Cross Chocker Necklace $25.00

Check out AlyssaBeth Online:


Have a great week!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Piper High School Spring Craft Show

Our next craft show:
Piper High School Spring Craft Show
Saturday; April 24, 2010
Sat: 9 am to 3 pm 

Piper High School
4400 North 107th
Kansas City, KS 66109

Admission is free to the event and is sponsored by the Piper Community Education Association, a nonprofit organization.

Crafters from the Kansas City area and other states will have hand-crafted items for sale. CLJ Foundation will host a plant sale.
A barbecue cookout menu will include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Polish sausage, nachos and homemade desserts. 

Profits from the fund-raisers will be used for the community and the Piper school district.

We have a lot of shows planned this year! Come find us at these shows:

Saturday, May 1, 2010;
Spring Fever Craft Show @ Rockbrook Village
108th & West Center Rd; Omaha,NE

May 7 & 8, 2010; 
Fri: 5 pm to 10 pm &
Sat: 12 pm to 9 pm
Spirit of Mission
Mission, Kansas

May 29 - 31, 2010;
Sat - Mon: 8 am to 5 pm
Brownville Spring Market
Main Street; Brownville, NE

June 4 - 6, 2010;
Fri: 6 pm to 10 pm,
Sat: 10 am to 10 pm, &
Sun: 12 pm to 6 pm
Old Shawnee Days
Shawnee Town; Shawnee, Kansas

More shows online at:

Have a great week!


Monday, April 19, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature: The Garden Room By: Patricia Snow

I am truly honored to feature such a great artist, Patricia Snow.  Patricia sells her fabulous work at The Garden Room-

Mostly a self taught artist, Patricia received a diploma in art after completing an art course studying all mediums with The Penn Foster College. She also taken lessons locally studying acrylic and oil painting.  Although Patricia paints in all mediums her favorite is watercolor and colored pencils.

Originally from Portland, Maine; Patricia currently resides in Florida.  I wander if that is where she gets the inspiration to use such bright and cheerful colors?

Patricia is even having a giveaway for one of her prints, enter to win at:  Contest ends April 30, 2010.

Stop by and check out Patricia online:



Have a great week!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Personalized Gifts for Mother's Day

We are now taking orders for personalized fused glass pendants.  

A great personalized gift! Send me a picture and I will create a decal to fire onto a glass pendant.   The contents of the decal burn into the glass, so the image turns a nice sepia (brown) tone and will not scratch or fade off.

Your image will be resized to about 1 inch and fired onto a white piece of glass. You may chose one color frame/border or just have a great white pendant that can be worn with any outfit.

The finished pendant will be about 1 1/2 inches.   Sizes and shape does vary, these are completely handmade and shaped.

This one was created with 3 colors, not all images can be fired onto a color glass.

Everything is created in my cat friendly, smoke free home studio.

Border/Frame colors to chose from:

Light Blue
Amazon Green
Pale Pink
Golden Rod

We can also do a translucent color border/frame.

Pendant comes with a Sterling Silver Plated Bail with a nice large hole so it can be strung onto just about any cord or chain.  We do have black Leather & color Ribbon cords available for sale for $3 each.

These Are Great For:
Mothers Day

Business Gifts

Ideas Of Images:
Photography of people, pets, hands or feet
Artwork, sketches, drawings (just scan the image in to your computer and create a .jpg file to send me.)

Clip Art
We created this one for Rotary International in 2009.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature: Clever Crafter

Our weekly feature is of Clever Crafter;  I found some great affordable pieces that are truly unique and one of a kind.  Clever Crafter and I share a Birthday and a love for buttons.


Buttercream Frosting Button Bracelet

Clever Crafter creates in Lansing, Michigan in the United States.  Admittedly her crafting can be out of control. The last time she moved the number of craft supply and project boxes outnumbered the boxes for the rest of the house! Beading, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting, and other random crafts I come across keep my hands busy at all times!

Button Magnets

Guitar Pick Jewelry Anyone?  I found this affordable Guitar Pick jewelry in Clever Crafters shop.  She has lots to chose from...

Butterfly Guitar Pick Earrings One of a Kind

Guitar Pick Necklace

* * * * * * * * * * CLEVER CRAFTER S A L E * * * * * * * * * * 

Celebrate spring with a special on all YELLOW items in Clever Crafters shop. Through April 15th items that are all YELLOW are 15% off! Discount will be refunded through Paypal after purchase.

Don't forget to visit Clever Crafter:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Second Saturdays @ The Stone

Second Saturdays @ the Stone Saturday, April 10 at JerUSAlemStone in Waldo

(1 block EAST of Wornall Road on 79th Terrace)

visit with the area's coolest artists, crafters and vintage collectibles.

FREE drawing for goodies! Show runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Plenty of off-street parking available.

I would also to give a special thank you to fellow BESTeam member, Sugar Pine Boutique, for another great feature!  

Monday, April 5, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature: Fish Princess Designs

I am featuring fellow BESTeam member Fish Princess Designs (  She creates hand crafted jewelry using semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, beach stones, beach glass, fossils, sterling silver, gold and copper.   Fish Princess Designs is created in Metro Detroit, Waterford, Michigan.  

I was surprised to find out that by day she is an accountant.  To release her creative side, she creates this line of jewelry.  She also enjoys fly fishing-a well rounded woman!  Is that where the fish in the shop name come from?

Bridal/Luxe Collection at fishprincessdesigns's Shop

Her inspirations come from the great outdoors... a mountain stream, a walk in the woods, the beautiful Great Lakes, a fabulous sunset, a stormy sky...

Necklaces at fishprincessdesigns's Shop

Whether you're looking for that special something for yourself or for somebody special, Fish Princess Designs has something for every woman in your life.

Copper Jewelry at fishprincessdesigns's Shop

She also writes about traditional Polish foods.  Here is a recipe she shared for the Easter holiday: Polish Easter Soup recipe!:

Visit  Fish Princess Designs at:

I enjoyed getting to know Fish Princess and I hope you did too!

Have a great day!

Our newest shop:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sepia Decals for Glass Fusing

As you may know, my husband and I create a line of jewelry.  But we also create a line of Sepia Decals for glass fusing, enameling and ceramics.  

Our decals are ready made so you can easily add pictures to your any COE fused glass, ceramics, enamel, and model projects. You get a couple of free decals to test on-so you don't waste the ones you pay for.
Example of 4 x 5 inch sheet of decals from

Each $5 sheet is about 4 inches by 5 inches (minus any margin needed).  And you guessed it, a full 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet is $20.  We create ready made and custom decals.  Our ready made decals are available at: and you can contact us through there or here about our custom made sheets.

Most of our decal images are about 1 inch and there can be up to 30 (and sometimes more) decals on one small sheet.  When you custom order a sheet of decals, the images will be in whatever size you need them to be in.

The images on the decal will turn a nice sepia (browns) tone once fired. The darker black an image is before firing means it will be a darker brown after firing. The lighter grey decals should only be fired onto white glass as they will not show up on colored glass very well.

Custom Made Pendant from a photograph

Just cut, soak decal in water, apply to glass and fire to permanently fuse design onto glass surface. Image will not scratch off or fade when applied correctly. Instructions for glass fusing come with your purchase.  We currently do not have full instructions for enamel or ceramic firings yet.

Example of Sepia Decal after firing

Example of Sepia Decals before firing

Our water slide decals can also be used to customize your models with signature stripes, logos, initials, and signs too!

Yes you can even use our decals on your model projects like model railroads, die-cast cars, ships, vehicles, rockets, airplanes, etc. No firing needed, just apply and let dry. To protect your image from scratches, apply a clear acrylic top coat to the decal.

All decals are made in our pet loving home. Some images are stock clip art and others are artwork and photography created by our family.

At you will also find my destash jewelry supplies.  Recently I have moved into a larger studio and was forced to clean the old one out, so I have a few things that I just don't need anymore.  My loss of your gain because I am selling these for less than what I paid for them.  So I am sure you will get a good deal.  And I like to throw freebies in with my orders!

Have a fabulous day!