Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

In an effort entirely devoted to promotion I am giving away - yes GIVING away 5 Raku Elephants! To be in the running to win one of these all you have to do it link the Etsy shop and blog to your blog and convo me to tell me you've done it. Competition closes May 24th, winners announced May 25th and items will be sent ASAP. Competition open to all in EU, UK, US, Canada and Australia. Winners will be drawn randomly.

These owl bags are quirky and lots of fun, so original and unique! They are made from a wide range of materials, no two are the same. Great names and characters. Have a look on

Saturday, 21 April 2007

Welcome to the very first post for Artist and crafters in Australia. Featuring 10 Artists today, our very first Etsy Artist....
"Welcome to Meringue, a magical land of lovely handbags and more that, when purchased, will make you irresistible to men and rich beyond your wildest dreams - yes, that's right, you too could be just like me!"

She loves all of the newA jewelry designer based in Canberra. techniques and possibilities that metalwork represents, and the satisfaction of taking raw sheet metal and wire and making something gorgeous out of it :-)

"Jewellery then lead me to the wonderful world of lampwork beads. Yet another way to play with colours. It's such a thrill to play with molten glass watching it flow and form beautiful objects."

"I love designing and making jewellery and fascinators!
I love being creative and coming up with new pieces.I do not repeat any item twice, as each piece is influenced by so many factors. I am inspired by many things,especially colour!
Makes beautiful, quirky dolls and original paintings.

Pretty crystal jewellery

Anna Laura has many beautiful paintings and prints.
"I use screen-printing and applique on my bags, and each bag has been altered in some way. The process for me is not just choosing a nice fabric and sewing a bag up. I treat my bags as individual artworks and enjoy the challenge of creating an idea then designing and making it. It is a process that sometimes does not work, but when it does inspires me to keep creating these individual pieces."

Drawing, paintings and mixed media work. Lots of pretty dresses too!

"Here you will find all things quirky. I love tinkering around with pictures from old childrens' books and quotes from classic novels and seeing what I can make out of the combination of the two."

Every piece in this shop is so beautiful, it was hard to choose only two
"I began painting and drawing some years ago after much travel, exposure to different cultures and spiritual beliefs and a reawakening to nature.
The influence for my work is based on a strong connection to the earth - to the natural elements, and an exploration into the conscious and subconscious worlds via dreams and meditation."

Beautiful bags and jewellery are made in very limited edition. Each bag are designed and handmade. No mass production. Due to using many vintage fabrics, there can only be as many bags made as the fabric allows.