Monday, May 31, 2010

Team Challenge: RED!

We've started a new tradition in the Queer Etsy Street Team...a monthly challenge (credit Judah of greenmandesigns for the wonderful idea)! Each month we will, as a team, decide upon a theme for the challenge, and any team members who would like to participate will create and list an item in their Etsy shop incorporating that theme.

To help get us into the swing of things, we've decided to use the colors of the rainbow flag for our first six challenges. Without further ado, then, on with the Red Challenge!

bowersstudio has offered us this beautiful Red Heart Pendant Brecciated Jasper in Sterling Silver: "A special heart for that one true love." Be sure to read the wonderful story of the miner and his beautiful love when you check out this lovely piece.

From BunnyKissd we have a Red Hot Bracelet done in hemp the color of pale fire. Bunny has added a red, orange and yellow swirl bead to really make this fun bracelet pop!

This little Bright Red Grinning Alien Lampwork Glass Bead from CrowbirdieBeads has just landed in our challenge from some distant planet, and he obviously had a very fun trip! According to Crowbirdie, he's very friendly and just needs a hug!

ellesbeads obviously knows that ladybugs bring good luck, so she's sent us a pair of bright and lively Red Wood and Crystal Ladybug Earrings to help us all find good fortune.

What do ladybugs do in their spare time? Why, they garden, of course! EnlightenedArtisan's Handpainted Stone Ladybug Garden with Handmade Paper Flowers gives a glimpse into the secret, colorful world of ladybug horticulture.

GalleriaDiGiani artfully combines beautiful red and silver beads with a functional magnifying glass pendant to create this unique and useful Magnifying Glass Pendant with Carnelian necklace.

With Gilliauna's Handmade Badge Lanyard - Raspberries and Cream you'll never lose your badge and you'll always be in beautiful style! Raspberry red beads and cream glass pearls are sure to make you a hit at the office.

Totally unique and very classy is greenmandesigns Red Queen Ikon mixed media figure. Barbie (here, repurposed and upscaled) has never looked so hot! Plastered, papered, painted and dyed...have a look and she's sure to wow you like the Queen she is.

MikesHempBracelets offers us the healing properties of carnelian beads surrounded by clean, natural hemp in this Hemp and Carnelian Combo bracelet and earring set.

"Left of Red" is where we find this gorgeous Handmade Wood Pendant with Aluminum Accents - Left of Red from RamshackleStudio. Bloodwood, Patagonian Rosewood, Aluminum and White Oak combine to make a stunning pendant strung on an adjustable leather cord.

Chilly ankles? Never, if you have RandeeAnne's fuzzy, warm Handknit Leg / Ankle / Arm Warmers in your wardrobe. In shades of pink, burgundy, gold, navy and forest green, they are sure to complement any outfit.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Own Wildheather Was Featured In a Blog!

Good Morning! Queer Etsy Street Team is proud to announce that our very own jewelry artisan, Wildheather ( has been featured in the Painted Lady Fingers blog.

In a wonderful interview, she discusses how nature inspires the pieces she creates, describes her jewelry-making process, and introduces us all to her animal companions, Cocoa, Pagan and Willie.

Please take a moment to visit the Painted Lady Fingers blog to read Wildheather's interview and see some adorable photos of her furry friends. Way to go, Heather!!