Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BESTeam Feature :: On Behalf Of

A small girl with big ambitions, Kate from St. Louis, uses her art as personal expression. Her life aim is to fight the injustic and ugliness of today's society. With several programs she supports, 90% of the proceeds made from her work goes toward these programs. A purchase of a beautiful piece of art from On Behalf Of goes to provide clean water in developing countries, free modern day slaves, care for orphans, or provide medical help to those with HIV. As Kate states, "This shop was created on behalf of them."

Kate asks you wear or display her art "on behalf of hope, and on behalf of the people who will receive it through the proceeds of this shop." It is so touching and great to see someone using their talent to benefit humanity.

Take a look at some of the beautiful pieces

Orphan Care - Bracelet

Your Side of the World

Red Dress Altered Photo

To not only own a beautiful piece of art, but to help a worthy cause at the same time, stop by On Behalf Of {click here}. Also stop by Kate's blog to read more about the organization's she supports.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BESTeam Feature :: Headpin Wear

As I sat down to learn a bit more about Cathy from Headpin Wear, for this week's feature I couldn't help but think, "that's exactly how I am!" The jewelry of Headpin Wear are meticulously thought out from start to finish when Cathy feels "in the mood" for designing and creating. I too share the motivation of having to create on my own time and it is not a process that can be forced. For Cathy it may take days to finish and sometimes it takes less time under rare circumstances.

The jewelry found in Headpin Wear's shop can be viewed as simplistic, high-quality work. The pieces will "complement your features, fashion and your unique style". Cathy's goal is to put a smile on the wearer's face and filling the heart and sould with peace, love and happiness.

These beautiful creations will be sure to achieve that goal!

Fluorite Faceted Round Gemstones on Blackened Brass

A Brass White Starfish combined with Pearls, Gemstones, Sterling Silver and Brass

FAB Butterfly with Czech Glass Drop Earrings

These and other great items can be found at Headpin Wear {click here}. Stop by Cathy's blog for features, food, fashion and fun! And don't forget to become a fan on Facebook...there is a great deal in store if you do :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BESTeam Feature :: Turquoise Angels

As I'm just starting my new venture by opening a second Etsy shop, I am pleased to present this weeks featured shop. This shop, much like my newest shop, specalizes in accessories for little girls. From Purcellville, Virginia is the family owned business of Turquoise Angels. The mother-daughter design team works together to bridge the "generation gap" and bring their customers unique patterns and prints perfect for all ages. You will find handmade, stylish apparel and accessories for all ages and even different species.

An array of headbands, hair clips and tutus will be sure to delight the little diva in your life. With a multitude of colors and styles to choose from there should be something to please everyone, but if not custom orders are except for you to have just the color you may be looking for.

Tutus aren't just for the little girls in your life, they can also be for the little dog in your life as well! Yes, Doggie Diva Tutus are tutus for the four-legged family members.

Aside from the great assortment of accessories, Turquoise Angels also specializes in screen printing. If you or someone you know has an event such as a wedding or reunion approaching, Turquoise Angels can screen print shirts for your memorable event.

Sneak Peak of Items

36 Custom Screen Printed Shirts Weddings, Teams, Groups, Reunions, Special Events

Hair Bow Soft Pink and Brown with polka dots

Candy Pink and Green Dog Tutu Fits dogs 8 to 15 pounds

I hope these items have your caught your interest enough to head over to Turquoise Angel's Etsy shop {click here}. Also stop by their blog and become a fan on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

BESTeam Feature :: Plum Beadacious

My first thought when stopping by Plum Beadcious' shop was how instantly I was drawn in and what I was looking at was not only beautiful it's also original and even fun! LeAllyson is the woman behind this artisan jewelry shop. About seven years ago LeAllyson's daughter introduced her to the craft of beaded jewelry making. She was hooked and has been making jewelry since and selling her creations for about five years.

A move last January from Missouri to Colorado has made rebuilding LeAllyson's inventory necessary. This move has also given new found inspiration; she finds that Colorado has ignited her creativty even more.

A variety of materials can be found in the pieces created by LeAllyson including lampwork beads, crystals, Czech glass beads, freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. Affordability is a priority in an effort to make it possible for anyone wanting to adorn themselves with something beautiful. This is achieved by utilizing findings that are brass, silver plate, copper, pewter and other metals. Sterling silver and gold fill can be found in some pieces. You should have no surprises as to what your piece is made of because LeAllyson makes every effort to clearly describe the materials used.

A selection of my favorite pieces

Antique Brass Owl Trio Pendant Green Czech Glass Necklace

Dark Purple Crystals on Contemporary Modern Silver Plated Earrings

Hibiscus Bouquet Necklace - Lucite Flowers, Antique Brass

If you enjoy these pieces of wearable beauty as much as I do, stop by Plum Beadacious {click here}.

Other places to find Plum Beadacious are on facebook, blog where you can sign up to receive a newsletter and Plum Bedacious' website at www.plumbead.com