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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Promoting new items

I have just added some new candles to my artfire shop.  They are very nicely scented candles.  Some of the scents are very unique combinations.  I am hoping these candles will be very well liked and start "flying" off the shelves.

The great scent of lilac and the relaxing scent of lavender. Both of these scents alone are very lovely. Together they are even better. The lilac scent is the same as fresh blooming lilacs in the spring. The lavender scent gives the relaxing scent lavender is known for.

Strawberry, blueberry and cherry mixed together to give this candle its berry scent. The scents are mixed together so that all the scents compliment each other. Not one of the scents overpower the other scents.

 Lemon, citronella and eucalyptus are combined to make this beautiful candle. Citronella and eucalyptus are known to repel mosquitoes and other insects. The lemon scent is added to give the candle a more pleasing scent.

This candle can be used outside to help repel mosquitoes during your outdoor activities.

 The scent of fresh squeezed orange mixed with the sweet scent of honeysuckle. A nice combination of two great scents.

The orange scent gives a tangy scent to the candle. The honeysuckle gives a sweet scent to the candle. You will be amazed at the scent this candle gives from these two scents. The scent will not be tiring or boring.

For those interested in aromatherapy, orange is good for relieving stress-related complaints, insomnia, colds and flu.

This beautiful handmade candle will be a great addition to any room.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Promoting items from artfire

Beautiful pewter Cameo pendants on chain links with pearl accents. Pewter earring hooks. About 2" in length.

 Get 2 toppers for the price of one! This quilted piece consists of 3 coordinating fabric on each side and uses warm and natural batting. The topper measures approximately 25 ½ inches across. The diameter of the large center circle measures approximately 11 inches and is accented with a smaller circle of coordinating fabric measuring approximately 6 inches.

Side one uses vibrate pinks and greens with a little shimmer in the fabric to brighten up your table. Side two uses batik fabric with strawberries, watermelon and hot pink. Great for Spring or Summer entertaining!

Custom toppers available as well. Just use the "contact artisan" button.

 This Mosaic Pelican Wall Hanging will look great in any space - indoors or out!

One of my favorite birds to watch at the beach!

I have adorned this Pelican with many pieces of hand-cut stained glass in shades of brown, white, and orange. I have grouted in a light tan and painted the back and sides light tan to match. There are two D-ring hangers attached to the back for hanging. The concrete backer board is waterproof and very durable...this Mosaic Pelican, used indoors or out, will give you years of enjoyment.

Would make a lovely gift for that special person!

Measures: 12" tall x 8" wide
Substrate: Concrete Backer Board
Grout is sealed for durability and stain resistance.
Exterior paint has been used to protect from weather.

 Choose any ONE of the fine art pictures for Christmas or other occasions, displayed at 1st & 3rd images from my Scotland series, which is printed as a folded greeting card with designed image on the front of the card and space inside (2nd & 4th images respectively) for writing of message; image title and attribution indicated as part of design.

When checking out, please indicate in the Notes to Seller box which picture greeting card you would like.

Title: Blessed (1st image) & The Royals (3rd image)
Size: 5" x 7" or 12.7 x 17.8cm
Paper Type: Traditional folded greeting card, printed by Cafe Press on twelve point, one-sided glossy paper. Price includes envelope.

BUY 3 Greeting Cards and get 1 extra at:
(mix and match possible subject to stock availability)

 Vintage houswares: Talk about groovy and funky's single coffee mug from 1960s. Totally cool retro mug with stamped floral lattice pattern by Inarco. In great condition. Minor paint chipping (barely visible). Retro mug is perfect to take to work, use in home office, use to keep up with loose pens and pencils or just to add to your reto and vintage decor! Measures: approximately 4-3/8" height and 11-1/2" in diameter

 Vintage housewares: Old world vintage charm wonderfully describes this set of vintage Chenco metal canisters from the '70s. This set depicts different pictures of days gone bye on each canister. Retro avocado green color with vivid scenes of yesteryear. Sugar, flour, coffee and tea. In great condition (with very little rust). Great for use or add to your retro decor.

 Turn that rainy day frown upside down with these fall inspired handcrafted note cards. A rainy day is much like life, it is only what you make of it.

On this rainy fall day, I captured these vibrant photographs of the bright colors of fall foliage. The rain enhanced trees added more intensity to the bright colors of amber, chartreuse and orange.

Make the best out of a rainy day or any situation. Always find the beauty behind the rainy day clouds.

The fall inspired set includes six cards made on quality kraft cardstock and includes a decorative white textbox for your personal message inside. Quotes and sayings on the front of the note cards are framed in a dark brown textbox.
The rainy day quotes are:
Rejoice in the rainy day
Dance amongst the rain
Be refreshed
Smell the rain
Clouds that thunder do not always rain

The raffia accent finishes the look of these fall inspired note cards.

Card size: 4.5 x 6 inches

The note cards come with white envelopes and are in a resealable clear bag.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Handmade items from Artfire.

This is a handwoven basket on a wooden base with a Eagle picture. This is oval basket size about 12 1/2" x 10 1/2". Base is painted a dark green, and the sides are woven in a variegated reed with dark pink, dark green, blue and a little purple. The colors in the reed pick up the colors in the picture. Wonderful to have on a shelf, or on a table top. Great basket for males, from young to old.

 A mini stocking to hand on the tree or decorate a gift. Use it to "wrap" a gift card or stuff a larger Christmas stocking. A pair of them make a great pair of socks for a newborn or a doll.

This listing is for the individually pictured mini stocking ornament.

Other stockings also available are shown on the doll's feet and in the group photo of all 4 that are available. Requests for multiple stockings are welcome.

Perfect for wrapping little gifts: gift cards, jewelry, a roll of quarters for laundry, US $20.00 bill, or candy... The sock will stretch a little to fit a gift card.

Perfect gift for the sock knitter!
Mini stocking is knit with sock yarn on TINY needles!

70% superwash wool, 30% nylon
Manufacturer's washing instructions: Machine wash warm, dry flat.

Measures 4 1/4" long and 2" wide

Custom requests welcome.

 Pretty handcrafted kitty memory wire wrap bracelet in Blue, orange, purple, pink, and yellow. This bracelet was made with small kitty face beads and colorful seed beads. Cute piece for a child, teen, or even a young at heart adult.

This light weight bracelet is so much fun to wear. Memory Wire makes this bracelet so easy to wear. You will enjoy how quick and simple it is to put on. Just wrap it around your wrist and you are ready to go. No need to fight with a clasp.

Memory Wire bracelets will fit almost everyone. It is made with 2 1/4 inch diameter wire. This will fit all but very small wrists. I can redo this on 1 3/4 inch diameter wire for young children. Just let me know when purchasing.

 Rich nocturnal-black, oil-tanned leather frames a bold inlay of purple
faux-gator that undeniably underscores a player's sense of style and originality. Ethos' signature 6.35mm comfort-crafted padding is then positioned and backed by a strong yet supple black calf leather lining for
maximum player comfort.

Since each Night Life strap is a custom made-to-order product, please allow 10 business days for this item to be shipped from Ethos Custom Brands.

Width: 3 inches. Length: Adjustable from 44- 55".

The photo listed represents a near-exact replica; however, due to lighting, dye, tanning and distressing process variances, the actual products ordered
may vary slightly.

*Occasionally we may have the item in stock or may possibly be able to speed up production if you are needing the item quickly. Please ask and we will let you know if either of these are a possibility. We do not want to lose a customer due to time restraints!

 An eclectic digital collection of old postcards from around the globe. If you dream of aged, vintage, distressed, stained and smudged postcards from far away places then this collection of 8 ATC Backgrounds (2.5 x 3.5") is for you.

You can use a page of ATCs to make a colour and theme coordinated set of ATCs if you trade them or want to make a series of cards. Or you can use them behind a photograph or as an element in a scrapbook layout. Or fold an ATC base in half for a one of a kind, color coordinated note card or gift tag.

This digital download sheet was created at 300 dpi resolution to ensure crisp, clear images, and will print out on 8.5 x11" paper. You can print on any type of paper but you will get sharper images if you use photo or glossy paper, or if you take your file to a print shop to be printed on a laser jet printer.

Watermarks that appear on these display images will not appear on your sheet.

 Pressed and textured sterling silver is was forged for the base of this verigated green resin pendant necklace. The colors are magnificant and as you can see - they are very transparent. The resin itself tells a story. The overall length is 1 3/4". It is hanging on a black silicon cord with push and twist closure for added security.

Metal Artistry ships usps first class mail with delivery confirmation. Your pendant will arrive in an organza gift bag ready for sharing with someone you love.

 A hand crafted necklace and matching earring set made
from polished rectangular shaped polished stones connected by gold wire loops. The stones hang from a gold wire around the neck and is made for easy on and off movement
the earrings are also polished stone and 14 k gold ear wires.I can alter the earring to clip on if desired so ask first.
Shipped first class with delivery is optional 1.80 but i do recommend it

 This is a beautiful hand crocheted by me afghan in purple and blue hues.

The is croceted in a shell and raised ridges pattern.

The yarn used is "I Love This Yarn" 100% acrylic yarn. The colors are "Seaspray Ombre" #600, "Medium Blue" # 120, "Orchid" # 290, and "Seaspray Stripe" # 500

The afghan measure approx. 40" by 60

 he earthy tones of unakite and picture jasper are paired with shiny Celtic cross charms and sterling hooks in these distinctive handcrafted earrings. The cross charms are fine silver-plated no-lead pewter, and were made in the USA by TierraCast. Above the charms is a combination of small picture jasper beads and a central larger bead of the gemstone unakite. Fine TierraCast silver-plated spacer beads border the unakite.

The sterling silver French hooks come with clear earnuts to keep these stylish dangles securely on your ears. The sterling mark is on the rear part of the hooks.

Length: around 2 and 1/8 inches including hooks. The length is shown in my fourth photo.

About Unakite:
Also known as epidote, unakite is considered a gemstone of positive energy, particularly for the heart chakra. It is a power stone of connection and unity, which is one reason why I used it for these earrings. The cross also symbolizes connection and unity (among other things): connection between earth and heaven, and unity in the intersection of the temporal and the eternal.

Unakite is also considered a healing gem that helps to eleviate heartache and lift depression and that benefits the physical systems of people in ill health.

The term "epidote" comes from the Greek "epidosis," which means "growing together." The stone's composition, despite its alternative name, is actually a combination of epidote and feldspar with altered granite.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Two light switch covers create this cute ornament. In the middle is a is a clear plastic stamped with silver snowflakes. A snowman is added attached with foam to give it dimension. Both sides are decorated the same.
Z 3/4" w x 4 1/2" t x 1 3/4" d.

 This card only uses three color but makes a real statement. On cream cardstock a cherry blossom is stamped in red ink. Under Congrats a line of red rhinestone. A wavy border at the bottom is made of swiss-dot red cardstock.
Card is built on a white card blank. Envelope and seal are included
Card: 4" x 5 1/2"
Seal: 1"

 This sterling silver heart pendant was entirely made from raw materials. Sheet silver was rolled thru a mill with a brass etch plate that I designed. After the raw silver was cut into a heart shape, filed, tumbled for strength and oxidized, I attached a bail to mimic the shape of the heart. I added a bezel set pearl to make this even more sweet and or so dressy if you want it to be.

It hangs on a 16" sterling silver snake chain. The heart length is 1 3/4". The pearl has been expoxied in place, in addition to being bezel, set for additional security.

 With Halloween coming up fast everyone is in need of a costume. Why even the family dog!!!

I have made this Dog Hoodie with a purple fabric that has black bats printed all over it. The hoodie is made from a cotton fabric and the lining is a solid cotton also. In between the 2 fabrics I have added a warm and cozy piece of fleece.

Around this Dog Hoodie I have add a fun purple boa and of course I have added some ribbon to tie it under his or her chin.

This hoodie is 12 inches from the neck to the end. The little hoodie is 4 inches long.

I just had to make this one with Halloween fabric. The family dog would look so cute dressed for Halloween and
they could stay warm too! Any questions please ask.

Sorry the model does not come with this listing.

Thanks for looking!!

Know someone who just got a new dog? Makes a nice gift idea!

Friday, August 19, 2011


I just created a collection on artfire of beautiful handmade candles.  They would be great for any occasion.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sale in my artfire shop

I am having a sale of some of the candles I have in my artfire shop.  They are 20% off.  Some of the candles are one of a kind.  I am trying to get rid of some of my inventory so I have more room for supplies and to make some other candles.   I know this sounds a little stupid to clear out the candles I have for more candles. 

I want to make some different types of candles and to get ready for the holidays.  I have some holiday scents I want to make and I think they will be really nice. 

Here is one of the candles that is on sale.

A nice white, lightly scented peppermint candle with blue and green added. This candle will remind you of the peppermint candy. What a nice, soft smell that will not take over the room.

A candle that will enhance the room and made a great addition and a great conversation piece.

Like all my candles, this candle is made from a blend of paraffin and soy wax.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

new items

I have listed some new items in my bythesehands shop.  Ok, they really aren't new.  They are listed on my artfire shop also.  I figured the more places my items are listed, the better my chances of selling.  I hope this is a good idea.

I have also listed some new items in my artfire shop.  I have also updated my banner.  I need to work on the avatar or have it worked on. 

Here are some of the items I have listed in my shop on artfire.

This candle will be perfect for any outdoor activity as well as using indoors. It is a beautiful, handmade, round, eucalyptus scented candle.

Eucalyptus is known to be used as an insect repellent. If you light this while you are outside, it will help in keeping those pesky bugs away.

When used indoors, it can be used as a deodorizer, filling your indoors with a nice fresh scent.

Eucalyptus oils is known to be used as an insect repellent. When you go outside, you could light this candle and it will help in the repelling of those nasty insects.

This candle is a very beautiful, handmade, eucalyptus scented square candle. It will be a great addition to any decor. The strong scent will give your room that nice fresh scent. It will also help in getting rid of any odors that may be lingering around.

 This candle is a beautifully scented eucalyptus candle. It is an octagon shape. Even though the scent is strong, it won't be overpowering. Place this candle in any room and it will look good and give the room a nice scent.

Eucalyptus also has insect repellent properties. You could light this candle while you are outside to repel the insects that may bother you.

This eucalyptus candle is made out of paraffin wax and soy wax.

Here is what I have listed new in my bythesehands shop.

This candle is handmade using a blend of soy wax and paraffin wax. It has a nice strong lemon scent and yellow color. The candle is square shaped and will blend in any room.

The lemon scent will give off a nice throw. Some people will think you just cleaned your house with a lemon scented cleaner or polished your furniture with a lemon furniture polish.

 A lemon scented candle that will remind a person of a nice clean kitchen. It will work with any decor. It is a nice strong lemon scent with a nice yellow color. This candle has a nice octagon shape.

According to aromatherapy, lemon is good for energizing.

 A very strong vanilla and hazelnut scented square, pillar candle. It has that nice scent of fresh brewed vanilla and hazelnut coffee.

The scents are mixed so you can experience both scents.

This candle is made out of paraffin and soy wax. Paraffin wax gives the candle the stability to stand outside of a container or mold.

 This candle has the scent of vanilla and hazelnut. When you light this candle, you will almost get the same scent as vanilla hazelnut coffee.

These 2 scents will fill your room with both of these scents.

This candle is handmade and hand poured. It is made out of a blend of soy wax and paraffin wax. The paraffin wax gives the candle the stability to stand outside a container or mold.

I can customize this by adding "whipped cream" to the top of the candle. This will really give it a look of vanilla hazelnut coffee.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

shymouseecrafts Shop

In addition to my shop on artfire, I have a shop on bythesehands also.  I have been working on getting things listed.  It just takes a long time.  I can't believe how long it has been taking.  I am trying to come up with new titles and descriptions.  I remember what was said about seo and if you have multiple shops things should be different or else it won't be picked up by google.  

shymouseecrafts Shop

Monday, August 1, 2011

I have been busy working on shops

I have been busy trying to get shops on other venues set up.  I didn't realize how much work it took.  I have a shop at,, and 

I have hit the limit on my shop at and have been trying to edit them.  I need to do some more editing of my listings. 

I have also been working on my shop at  I don't have many items listed yet there.  I am basically rewriting the descriptions on my items and listing a few different items.  It has been taking a lot of time. 

There are some items listed on my shop at addoway.  I haven't listed anything on there lately.  I want to rewrite those descriptions as well as add some new items.  I was thinking of adding some of the items from artfire and some new items to each shop.  I figure someone should see something they like somewhere. 

Because I have been working on trying to get these shops up and running, I have been neglecting my blog.  I have also been promoting on facebook.  I have noticed an increase in views, just not in sales.  I need those views to turn into sales now.