Monday, June 28, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature:

We are excited to feature fellow BESTeam member Curry Kay Designs (

At Curry Kay Designs you will find fabulous whimsical aprons, dish towels and market totes!  Perfect gifts for bridesmaids, wedding showers, graduations or yourself!  All designs are created by Laura in West Hartford, USA.

For as long as Laura can remember she has been elbow deep in fabric, paint, glue, and various lovely craft do-dads.   After leaving her career in the event industry; she set out to accomplish a life long goal (a few of them!): start her own online business, be her own boss and most importantly, turn her creativity into a career!

When she is not creating something lovely for our kitchens you can find her quilting, playing tennis with her hubby, baking (especially cheesecakes)or catching up on all the terrible reality tv shows she loves!

Here are some of her fabulous designs I just love...

Dish Towel- Green with Red Ice Cream Sundae (Set of 2)

The Bridget Apron- Blue with Red Strawberries

Merrion Market Tote- Blue with Red Strawberries

Find Curry Kay Designs Online at:
Twitter: @Curry_Kay

I hope you can take the time to visit her shop, she has fabulous Aprons, Market Totes, and Dish Towels available at great prices.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature:

Waterwaif Jewelry is elegant, feminine, modern and vintage jewelry created with sterling silver, 14k gold, copper, precious and semi-precious stones, and crystals.Waterwaif jewelry is created in Florida  where she finds immense strength and inspiration from the ocean and its inhabitants.

Large Green Jade Hearts Copper Bracelet

Blue Opalite Smooth Pear Briolette Copper Wrapped Earrings

Waterwaif creates and offers for sale her AnkletsBracelets , EarringsNecklacesJeweled Bookmarks, and Original Artwork.

Aqua Teal Red Vibrant Funky Peacock Original Acrylic Painting 12x12

Visit Waterwaif online at:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Downtown Overland Park, Kansas Days

June 19, 2010

Downtown Overland Park Days - Retro to Metro!
Downtown Overland Park Partnership, Inc.
Celebrate Overland Park's 50th Anniversary. 

Downtown OP will rock all day Saturday with its arts and crafts booths on Santa Fe and our boisterous farmers' market, food, Shriners clowns, a face painter, and more. 

Don't miss the live music at the clocktower.

Farmers' Market 6:30am to sellout
Arts/Crafts Fair 9am - 4pm

And Music!
9-11 am Grand Marquis (swing)
11:30 am–1:30 pm The Good Sam Club (rock and roll) 
2-4 pm Heat Index (jazz)

Look for us on Santa Fe!  We have lots of new pieces to check out.

Have a good one,


Monday, June 14, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature:

Alexander's Designs BESTeam Weekly Feature this week is:

Nevita is from Sofia, Europe and learned to knit and make gobelin tapestry, when she was a child. Her grandmother taught her different handmade technics, such as knit, crochet, sewing and others. Her hobby turned into a business after her daughter's birth. Nevita decided she wanted to share her passion with people around the world.

Nevita offers fabulous Summer 2010 Clothing Spring 2010 ScarvesTapestry GobelinScarf Necklaces, and Knit Shrug/ Boleros.  She is also having a Winter Scarves Sale!

Sex and the City Beach Tunic Clothing Transparent Printed Tie-Waist

Black Hand Knit Shrug, Wrap, Bolero

2010 Striped Poncho Shoulder Wrap Asymmetrical 

Tapestry Needlework Gobelin WOMAN AND TIGER

Lightweight Fiber Necklace in Lemon Yellow with Flower Pin

Have a great week!!!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature: LoLoGlassEtching.Etsy.Com

Our BESTeam Feature this week is: from Asheville NC-Handmade in the USA!

Like many crafters, Lolo started glass etching for gifts to give to friends.  They fell in love with their gifts and Lolo decided to start selling to everyone.  

Lolo can etch anything glass item.  She even has Champagne glasses that can be personalized for your wedding or other special day.  Check out her shop:

Glassware and Votive Holder Set-Springtime

Hurricane Glasses- Set of 2

Shot Glass- Personal Monogrammed

JUNE 20TH IS FATHER'S DAY and LoLoGlassEtching is having a FATHER'S DAY SALE!!!! 
25% off anything in the store till June 15th. Use 'DAD' as your discount code in message to seller.

Checkout LoLoGlassEtching Online

Girls Night out is coming!!!  Check back in later this week for more information.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Rings

Skip, my fabulous husband creates these fabulous rings.  I know many people think they are casted or not created by him, but they truly are.  And he can create one just for you!  In May his rings were picked for a feature in the Kansas City Star Magazine:

■ Designer Skip Alexander of Independence makes sterling silver and copper rings accented with gold fill, silver or Swarovski crystals. $15-$40 at Scandinavia Place, 209 N. Main St., Independence, 816-461-6633

Read more:

Custom Order Ring with Swarovski Crystal AB Chessboard Stone and Sterling Silver Band.

Sterling Silver Swirl Adjustable Ring

Jasper hand cut and polished by Skip with a Sterling Silver Band also created by Skip.  
Sorry this one is sold and another one can not be created.

Hammered Sterling Silver Adjustable Band

He even creates fabulous pendants!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BESTeam Weekly Feature:

Good Morning!  What a great weekend we had in Brownville, NE!!!  We met a lot of new people and saw some fabulous historical sites.

I would like to announce our giveaway winners this morning:
First Place Dichroic Glass Pendant Winner is: JenniferP
Second Place Gift Certificate Winner is: Samy
Third Place Gift Certificate Winner is: Beth
All will get an e-mail with all the details.  Thank you for entering our giveaway!

On to our weekly feature...

Bluewhitejewelrywear is created by an American (born & raised in upstate NY) expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. She is crazy about the Chinese blue and white beads and loves creating necklaces and bracelets with them and other materials. 

At this shop you can find more than just Blue and White jewelry.  Check out this black jewelry that is a perfect fit into anyones wardrobe:

And you can get fun pieces like this one for any card lover:

Or some fabulous Wine Glass Charms:

So if you are looking for great Jewelry with a touch of the orient, stop by today!  They also offer Free international shipping, you can't beat that!

Have a great week everyone!