Thursday, November 29, 2007

Staci Rose Designs & Backwoods Creations

I was very proud to find this lovely little feature on Maryann's blog, Backwoods Creations: Living Life Creatively. She is a fellow Etsy artist and participant in the '90 features in 90 Days' project.

New Art Traditions by MaryAnn Anderson
Creating fabric animal sculptures and mixed media pieces is where its at for her. Her creative endeavors are somewhat eclectic. Click on the banner below and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days, to commemorate the victory of the Jews over the Hellenist Syrians in 165 BCE.

Following their victory, the Maccabees, sons which led the Jews in their revolt against the Syrian overlords, entered the Holy Temple in Jerusalem defiled by the Syrian invaders, cleansed it and dedicated it anew to the service of God. Then, in memory of their victory, the Maccabees celebrated the first Hanukkah. (Hanukkah is the Hebrew term for dedication).

Judean heroes, led by Judah Maccabee, were making ready to rededicate the Temple and were unable to find enough oil to light the lamps. They finally came upon a small bit of oil which should have lasted only one evening. Miraculously, this small amount of oil kept the Temple lights burning, not for one night, but for all the eight nights until new oil fit for use in the temple could be obtained. This is the miracle commemorated by the kindling of the Hanukkah lights.

Enjoy this wonderful Etsy Treasury happily featuring my new Chanukeah or Hanukah Menorah! Click on the image to view until Saturday, December 1st.

The author of this beautiful treasury is Weiswomen Creations - a crafty mother-daughter duo proud to offer a variety of handmade creations! Weiswomen Creations: Jewelry, Cards, and Accessories: they have been crafting together for a long time and this shop is the culmination of several years of dreaming about starting our own business to sell the things we love to make.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Staci Rose Designs & Elle Belle

Stacey, (for some reason, I LOVE her name!) a fellow Etsy artist, wrote a wonderful feature about me and my work on her blog, Elle Belle.

And, I am VERY glad she chose to write specifically about these earrings...the 'Mother's Earrings'. Everyone I have made these for consider them an extremely special piece they hold close to their hearts. It's a fashion accessory! But, it's a little piece of their children, friends, grandchildren, lovers...probably one of my most cherished creations.

"I love wearing my mother's earrings. They're very special."
- Sharon S., Portland, OR

"Very beautiful earrings! Great quality.
I am very happy to have these! Thank you!"
- Lori L., Yuba, CA

"Staci, you've outdone yourself! These are gorgeous!!"
- Angelina K., Denver, CO

Here are other examples:

Elle Belle ~ for Chick Mommies and Pampered Babies
Elle Belle is the place to find handmade, boutique quality baby items that make being a Mom easier and more fun! It all started when I and a few of my friends started making things for our own children and realized that even though we each only had one or two things we specialize in, colaborating is more fun and makes for a shop full of things we all absolutely couldn't live without. Happy Shopping! Click on the banner below to purchase some of her fabulous functional art!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Look What I Made!

I have been creating gemstone bracelets - and having a blast! I hope you enjoy these goodies!

Turquoise & Moukaite
"Blazing Cold"

Coral, Azurite, Sodalite,

Grossularite, Moukaite,
Turquoise, Rhodonite
"Merry Go Round"

"Beach Party!"
Carved Wood, Ocean Jasper, Carnelian, Turquoise, Petersite

Sugalite, Quartz, Fluorite, Amethyst, Wood

Moukaite & Pewter Accents
"Glorious Morning"

Please check out my Etsy shop to see if these new bracelets have been listed.

AS ALWAYS! Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing anything you see on my blog at:

Don't see something that strikes your fancy?!! I am always happy to create custom pieces just for you or your loved one!

Sodalite, Aventurine, Turquoise,
Chalcedony, Ocean Jasper,
Amazonite, Grossularite, Azurite,
Pearl, Fluorite, Quartz
"Great Wide Open"

Amazonite, Grossularite, Fluorite, Aventurine, Pearl, Quartz, Tree Agate,
Yellow Turquoise, Ocean Jasper
"Earth Beauty"

Click here to see more!
Staci Rose Designs Etsy Shop

Friday, November 23, 2007

90 Features in 90 Days Challenge - Part Five

Here's a continuation of that fabulous list of some fabulous artists!
Click on their links to visit their shops and blogs!

Current 90 Day Challenge List

44) Backwoodscreations
New Art Traditions by MaryAnn Anderson - Folk and Fine Art for Everyday
Creating fabric animal sculptures and mixed media pieces is where its at for me. I have been doing the arts and crafts thing since I was a wee child. Mom always said idle hands can make trouble. I love keeping the creativity flowing and still find time to get into trouble. My creative endeavors are somewhat eclectic. Thanks for looking.

45) darjeelingpaper
Beauty, Function and Paper Meeting in Absolute Harmony. Every book you see here is one of a kind; no two are exactly the same. Think of them as snowflakes. But instead of geometrical patterns made of ice, they're books. Darjeeling Paper, Ltd. is the work of artist Michael Gresh, co-owner of DemiGod Studios. I started Darjeeling Paper, Ltd. as a way to showcase my paper goods, and to distinguish my works as a new product division of DemiGod. Viva La Independante!

46) vanessakimball
Vanessa Kimball, Sincerely Yours.
I'm a graphic designer creating greeting cards and shop banners and avatars. I'm glued to my computer. I wonder if there's such thing as a design addiction. If you need any custom work done please contact me. I'd be happy to work with you.

47) Ulixis
I've been crafty my whole life, and enjoy making a variety of things. When I was younger, it was drawing, then wreathes, dolls and beading. Now, my focus has switched to notebooks and jewelry. Thanks for your interest and enjoy browsing through my collection!

48) Signature Sterling (Sue)
SignatureSterling...Untie the ribbons this holiday!
Welcome! SignatureSterling specializes in designing sterling silver beaded jewelry - bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. I use primarily sterling silver - not silverplated unless noted - for all silver beads, spacers, charms, findings, toggles, etc. I also use color and texture with genuine Swarovski crystals/pearls, lampwork beads, Czech glass, and semiprecious stones. My line of Buckeye (Ohio State) jewelry also features life-like lampwork buckeye beads.

49) CraftyMoose
French beaded flowers,beaded art dolls, and more!
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I am self-taught and have enjoyed painting, needlework, quilting, polymer clay and jewelry making. Most recently, I have found myself drawn to beads and have returned to the art of french beaded flowers. I enjoy making original, one-of-a-kind butterflies & dragonflies. All my items are lovingly created.

50) LazyCat
Lazy Cat Gifts: Artisan crochet jewelry and fiber art.
Lazy Cat Gifts was created by three friends in Ann Arbor, MI. We enjoy using the skills from our grandmothers to create wonderfully hip and modern pieces. We crochet in both yarn and wire, creating jewelry, scarves, hats, etc. We are constantly looking for ways to expand crochet, and we love making custom items! We are updating our store all the time, so please check back often to see what new goodies have appeared!

51) DreamON
Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoy my shop. Daydreaming welcomed.
I always loved to cut, paste, paint and draw from my earliest memories. I value the presence of a recognizable subject in my paintings. I love it when the center of interest appears in the midst of background objects that aren’t so well-defined. I want watercolor to look like watercolor, and I want my paintings to have a painterly look, not a photographic copy. Therefore I am an impressionist, because I don’t want to over-control the media.

52) Catldy99 (Cat’s Paw Artifacts-Judy Richards)
Judy Richards resides in Portland, Oregon - and makes lampwork beads and designs jewelry - unique and hopefully artful jewelry. She is always striving for new ideas, new shapes in glass. Judy is inspired by nature (flowers, birds) depicted in glass. She loves abstract lampwork most of all with layers of glass and complexity. She is always striving to that goal. Judy likes to laugh and make others smile with her work.

53) GeorgeMcKim
Fine Art Paintings, Collage, Lino Prints & Note Cards - Welcome to my shop! Thanks for stopping by.

54) QuirkynBerkeley
QuirkynBerkeley Handcrafted Cards International.
Welcome to my handcrafted cards shop. I love papercrafts, and the process of making things by hand -- no computer. I started making cards for friends several years ago, who encouraged me to sell them, too. Almost all of my cards are one of a kind. I use recycled shipping materials whenever possible. Love paper. Love color. Love Berkeley. Love Etsy. Beyond that, my style is eclectic and I love to experiment. I get completely absorbed in engineering my varied creations for hours. Each one is a new and unique production, made of treasures from my collection of paper and ephemera, transfigured into a single piece held together by a little glue, a lot of ideas, practice and work, and most of all, a great amount of joy.

55) wittyworkshop
ValĂ©rie Parizeault is a Canadian Illustrator & designer from Montreal. She is the owner of Rose Flash, Playfully spirited Jewelry and the creative mind behind the Witty workshop, a place to buy and enjoy her Illustrations and prints. Inspired by whimsical moments, children’s universe and storytelling, she is living her dream life as an artist with her husband by her side and her black cat Tokyo. Valerie speaks of herself in the third person, well, because she is so darn shy!

56) cserpent
cserpentDesigns Artisan Jewelry and More.
At cserpentDesigns you'll find high quality artisan jewelry and more. I hope you enjoy browsing through the jewelry and other things that I make. I use high quality components in my designs such as sterling silver and gold-filled findings, artisan lampwork beads and semi-precious gemstones. I really enjoy the creation process and get excited when I finish a piece and can share it with folks I know and with Etsy I can now share my creations with a much larger family.

57) Deabusamor
Welcome to my shop. Here you'll find kitshy, crafty, dorky, sometimes cool always fresh fun stuff for you and everyone you know. (Share the funky!) Everything in my shop is handmade with the exception of prints. The paintings and photographs are original by me but I send a .pdf file to my printer for the prints. I put a lot of love and hard work into my items.

Check back as I complete this list of fabulous Etsy artists!

Sweetie Pies

Here is something sweet for Thanksgiving; just click on the image to view this Etsy Treasury until Saturday, November 24th:

Heide Hibbard fine art paintings and fine art gifts
Heide has been a great supporter of my art and a fabulous "advertiser" via her Treasury's. I have spoken to her briefly, but always appreciate when she features my work! Please click on her banner to view some of her wonderful art!

Featured Etsy Artist ~ Staci Rose Designs

It's the day after Thanksgiving and I am taking it easy instead of fighting the shopping crowds and was pleased to find this message from Sue about her Signature Sterling blog post!

by signaturesterling profile shop
Hi, Staci ~ just wanted to let you know that I posted on your shop today at my blog. Feel free to check it out and let me know if anything needs changed!
23 November 2007 9:47am EDT

She wrote a very cute and informative post about my shop, art, and myself.

Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Anne Schabacker

Beautiful, unique, "signature" jewelry for here at ETSY - "all things handmade!" Click on the banner to visit her shop!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chanukah is around the corner but my Chanukea's are HERE!

I had these extra Hebrew building blocks and woke up one morning with an idea to create Chanukea's (Chanukah Menorahs)! As you know, sometimes the image in your head doesn't always become the same in reality. But! I am very excited to share these four pieces I created!

Each Menorah measures approximately 11" x 3" x 3.5", has cork on the bottom to protect your surfaces, and is signed and dated. The metallic blue menorah is currently for sale in my Etsy shop, but please contact me if you would like to purchase one directly from me:!

PS! These are the only four I created!
When they've sold - they're gone,
so hurry and place your order!!!

Shades of Grey - a Few of My Favorites

And, then, the fog rolled in. The art included in this treasury reminds me of the San Francisco sky...but far more beautiful and far less daunting!

But, there's no denying the overwhelming mood! The ocean has always stirred me and so does the necklace that I created and is featured here.

You can view this Etsy Treasury by clicking the image until Thursday, November 22nd!

Eclectic Elements has been a wonderful supporter of my work, is a fellow EBSQ and Etsy artist, and I am proud to be a supporter myself! Click on the banner to visit this fabulous shop!

ugly, sombre, disgusting??

NO! Beautiful, bright and full of life!

I LOVE this treasury and it brightened my day to find one of my Signature Swirl Polymer Clay Pendants featured! With the fog rolling in and the nights creeping in earlier and earlier, this treasury was a tropical vacation! You can view this Etsy Tresury until Thursday, November 22nd - just click on the image!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ulixis Crafts Featuring Staci Rose

I was happy to receive a message from Amanda letting me know she had featured my shop and art on her blog Ulixis Crafts. By far, this is the most thoughtful post I've seen so far - I hope you enjoy!

Ulixis Crafts
I've been crafty my whole life, and enjoy making a variety of things. When I was younger, it was drawing, then wreathes, dolls and beading. Now, my focus has switched to notebooks and jewelry.