Sunday, February 27, 2011

Besteam Feature:

Chasing The Nuns - what an intriguing name! And what an intriguing shop!  Chasing the Nuns is an ecletic mix of screen printed and crocheted jewelry, handbags, napkins, baby items, and accessories.

Sarah, the creator, is a stay at home mom who loves to knit, crochet, and sew crafts instead of going crazy. She has been knitting for over 6 years, crocheting for 5 and sewing for longer than she remembers.

Sarah has a B.S. degree in Psychology and a M.A. degree in Sociology both from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

Recently she has been working with her friend ,Charles, to bring silkscreen into her work.  Together they make some amazing one of a kind pieces for you to use.

Find Chasing The Nuns Online at:

Monday, February 21, 2011

SALE * SALE * SALE are having a sale in each of our three etsy shops right now.

We have goodies for just about everyone:

Sepia Decals for Glass Fusing

Jewelry Findings

Visit the SALE section for super duper savings!


Our ClassicallySimple shop has handmade jewelry that is simple, yet classic!

Check out AlexandersDesigns for our latest Ugly Glass creations like this...

Visit us online at:
Twitter: @AlexandersD

BESTeam Feature:

Cookalashouseofcards is a shop full of goodies handmade in Long Island, New York by Eileen.

Eileens retired in Oct 2009 (Congratualtions!)- she was a network administrator and did it all from managing the help desk, pc troubleshooting and repair, database programming, basicaly everything required to run the agency she worked at pc wise.

On A Personal Note: Eileen has been raising a nanday conure for 18 years, his name is Baby and he's a feisty little guy. She is also a mixed media artist, photographer and a poet. She is primarily self-taught - check out her art blog, Cheesecloth Moon

Eileen's Advice for newbies: "My advice would be to learn about SEO and increase traffic to your shop, and also take advantage of free promotion via the social media. Use the social media and join a great group like BESTeam or another Etsy Team."


Take a few minutes to stop by and visit - They are having a sale till March 19!!!

Visit Eileen Online at:

Have a great week!

Monday, February 14, 2011

BESTeam Feature:

I am in love with the photos at Danizabeth...

As a young girl she would go to salvage yards with her Dad and search for keys that had fallen out of the car's ignition. The ultimate prize was if the key had a keychain still attached.

Driving thru the midwest you see images such as the one above on many farms.  A life that has been left behind.  Danizabeth does a fabulous job at capturing that life.  I love the feel of her photos.

Become a fan on Facebook!
Read her blog at
Have a great week!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Mya Bruce Designs

This week I get to feature Mya Bruce Designs:

Leah, the creator of Mya Bruce Designs, has been designing customized photo invitations and announcements for years, and finally gave in to offering this service for others.  "Mya Bruce" afis her kids middle names as they are her inspiration.

Leah loves working with photos in order to make special occasions more personal. Her images are offered as a high resolution jpg. You send her your photo (if applicable) and the information you want included, then she does her magic!

She has started adding jewelry to her shop!  She has some very creative designs and the are customizable like her invitations and such.

You can also send her your photos and she will create a custom collage for you!  Great to give as a gift or to memorialize a loved one.

Check out her blog at:
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Thank you for visiting! I hope you will venture over the Leah's shop and let her know you found her here!