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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bejeweled Trees

Wonderful custom-made trees with jeweled leaves are found at CustomTreeations on etsy. Genuine gemstones and swarovski crystals adorn the silver and gold colored branches of these one-of-a-kind creations. This company was born after an unsuccessful search for a unique gift when a loved one was battling breast cancer. They decided to create their own heartfelt treasure, and now offer these elegant sculptures for your very special gift giving. Each graceful masterpiece will be enjoyed for many years.

These treasure trees are fashioned in the United States and ship to the United States. Custom Tree-ations has a Facebook page and their complete array of customizations can be found on their website. Trees can be made for any occasion and make extraordinary cake top decorations. There is even a tiny gem tree in a clear ball for your Christmas tree!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Turning Wood

BlockheadProduction on zibbet has an incredible collection of woods, whether you enjoy red oak, walnut, maple, or mahogany, you will find it here in interesting form. This woodworking artists has been fascinated with wood his entire life. The intricate designs are made by gluing together different woods and turning it all on a lathe to produce amazing art pieces. What a joy it must be to reveal such pleasing patterns from a block of glued woods!

These wooden wonders are spun in Washington State, and shipped to the United States. The composite wood product, parallam, certainly makes very fascinating patterns. The crafting spirit runs in this family as his talented daughter, Theresa, was a Discovered Treasure in September 2010.

  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marvelous Mosaics

Brightly colored bits and pieces come together to create stunning works of art in this ArtFire shop that will have you basking in the warm glow of spring and forgetting about the rain and snow outside. Bill, of GlassArts Studio (closed), is a self-taught glass artist who fashions spectacular stained-glass pieces and mixed-media mosaics in an eye-catching array of colors.

Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor piece, you will find it here, and if you have a design in mind, Bill is happy to take custom orders. With over 20 years of experience, this skilled craftsman will create the perfect heirloom quality artwork to be enjoyed for many, many years to come.

Bill assembles his magnificent masterpieces in Pennsylvania, ships to the United States, and can also be found on Etsy. His website displays more samples of his remarkable art, including an awesome Rainbow Sparkle Fish statue. What a unique conversation piece this would be on the porch or in the yard. Bravo Bill, your work is amazing!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Crafty Crepe

My experience with crepe paper has been no more than pinning it up and draping it about. Never did I see any creative use for the stuff, but after seeing the pretty posies at BouquetsBySelena on zibbet, my eyes have been opened to the wonders of crepe paper. Selena creates a garden of roses in a rainbow of colors. Anyone who enjoys chocolate will delight in her milk chocolate colored paper roses, but she also crafts buds made of Hershey kisses.

Selena began creating wedding rehearsal bouquets for her friends who quickly pointed out this gifted artist’s talent and encouraged her to start a business. In her shop there is a magnificent lotus bloom that can conceal a small treasure, like an engagement ring. She also works her magic with ribbon and fashions lovely hair accessories.

Selena’s beautiful bouquets are born in Maryland, she ships internationally, and can also be found on Facebook. If you have a color scheme in mind, she enjoys taking custom orders, and bulk orders are not a problem. All of her blooms can be found on her website and she also has an etsy shop. A long-lasting lovely bouquet in your favorite colors or combinations awaits you and will be enjoyed for many years!

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