Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Treasury Features

Here are a few more recent treasuries to share and say  



I am always grateful and honoured to be included
A huge thanks to Gayle of Whatshername  for this chic treasury, 'S is for Spring' . I am covetting that sewing machine in particular and I don't even know how to use one..yet...but isn't it so cool? Thank you Gayle for including my Kilkenny marble earrings. (To learn a little about Kilkenny marble click HERE)
 '409 black and GREEN' treasury was put together skillfully by Zuzanna of Ettariel Art . Thanks so much for including my stone necklace 'Bewitched' in this chic collection Zuzanna.
 We have a dramatic blast of scarlet by Lynn of Lynn's Creative Crochet with 'PANTONE SPRING 2013 COLOR- POPPY RED.'  Very on trend Lynn. Thanks for including my garnet teardrop pendant.

Thanks also to Sarah of Mouflon for this wonderful treasury promoting local, Irish Etsy shops, 'Home Grown'. Thank you Sarah for including my large Connemara marble pendant.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Another Seaglass Bottle Stopper

I can't believe I found another, intact, seaglass stopper!! OK, technically I didn't find it. I was standing right beside it, obliviously examining a piece of sea pottery I'd just picked up off the sand. It was my Etsy friend Heli of Heli MG Tufted Luxury whose sharp eyes honed in on it. She pounced on it yelping in excitement and nearly frightened the life out of me. Heli generously gave the coveted treasure to me to add to my collection of rare finds.

The stopper on the left is one I found a bit further up the coast a few weeks back. It has a pointier nose and a small flaw on the under rim. This latest find is also a seafoam colour, has a rounder stalk and  is perfectly intact. Both are beautifully frosted by the sea and must be very old. Last month I wrote up a post explaining a little about this type of sauce bottle stopper. To read it CLICK HERE

There are some pieces I just can't bring myself to wire wrap into jewellery and I keep them to be admired just as they are. This is one of those special finds. Though our other beach combing companion, Mo of Huggle Knits, suggested I wire up some sort of stand to hold it in. Great idea and a new challenge for me to try out. I have a few designs floating in my head now.

To read how to clean seaglass click HERE
To read about seaglass stoppers click HERE
to see my seaglass jewellery click HERE

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

More March Treasury Features

Here are a few more recent treasuries to share and say  
I am always grateful and honoured to be included

Wowee thanks Nancy of Nancenet Designs for this hot hot hot treasury 'Orange is the New Black'. Delighted to see my amber brown seaglass pendant in this sizzling list.
 'All Things Irish' was put together by Jilly of  Fabrilushus. Thanks so much for including my Connemara marble earrings Jilly.
All these wonderful items are from members of the Dublin Etsy Team. Thank you Angela of Mungo + Midge for including my beaded bag charm in 'Undiscovered Ireland.'
 This very feminine treasury 'Shine for Her!' was beautifully put together by Elena of FourSeasonsCreations. Thanks so much for including my Celtic sea pottery pendant among all these shiny goodies.
And my Celtic Connemara marble heart pendant made it into this lovely Irish collection, 'Happy St Patrick's Day' by Susan of Red Bess Bonney. Thank you Susan for the add in. This treasury showcases items by the Auld Irish Artisan Team, of which I am a member.
And the heart pendant also made it into this evokative treasury 'Kiss Me I'm Irish' by Nicola of Nics Gifts. Much appreciated Nicola!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Featured on Etsy Ireland Team Blog

Thank you to Molly of MollysVintageJewelry for inviting me to contribute to the series Eyes Open Ireland on the Etsy Ireland Team Blog and for posting my photos today. This is a series where team members send photos of their favourite, inspiring places and of scenes that fire their creativity. It's one of my favourite slots on the team blog.

Click on the photo above to hop over to the team blog and see the article and more of my photos. (This photo is of street art on a wall not too far from where I live in Dublin. No wonder I use a lot of Celtic spirals and swirls in my jewelry as I pass this several times a week.)

I noticed that Molly hasn't even mentioned herself or posted a link to her shop on the article, yet she is the volunteer who goes in search of team members to feature, communicates back and forth, sorts the final arrangement of photos, and sends to one of the editors, Lily of Petal to Petal or (newly volunteered) Karla of Nicobel who then post it up. Thanks to all 3 girls for your efforts.
Vintage Estate Yellow Enamel Daisy Clip On Earrings 
So as a thank you, I'm showing off my favourite item from Molly's shop. I know very little about vintage jewelry, but these cool yellow daisy earrings look very 60s to me?? I love them!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Here are a few more recent treasuries to share and say  
I am always grateful and honoured to be included
As always a big thanks and a hug to Lyn of Lynn's Creative Crochet. She never forgets to include me in a list every month. I'm delighted to see my kyanite earrings in this stunning treasury 'Reach for the Sky.' Much appreciated Lynn!
Thank you Janine of MomsantiquesNthings for including my Connemara marble ornament in this evokative treasury 'Blimey'. Happy Paddy's Day to you!
Thanks you RDR Photography for this fresh and fun treasury 'St Patrick's Day.'. Delighted to have my Irish seaglass pendant featured.

I love the colour combinations in 'Made in the Emerald Isle' by LilLouDelights. Thanks for adding in my Connemara marble pendant.

 Thank you Margarita of Linen Artisan for including my Kilkenny marble earrings in this powerful, Irish collection 'Blue Mist of Green Heart.'

And I thought I'd do this next one using a new Etsy treasury tool:

'When Irish Eyes are Smiling...They Steal Your Heart Away...' by VintageMollyJewelry

When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away. The items pictured are from the Crafty Ireland Team/Etsy Ireland.Best,Molly Healy

Sea Green Cowl Snood Sc...

Mustard Verdigris Patin...

Be Belle. Vintage mink,...

ceramic heart wall hang...

lace embossed, handmade...

Hippie Headband Bandana...

Summer Yellow Ochre Min...

Felted Necklace in Saff...

Polka Dot Infinity Scar...

Handmade in Ireland: La...

Crazy in Love, French V...

Black Crushed Velvet Sk...

Printed LARGE shoulder ...

Connemara Marble Pendan...

Pink leather flower Bro...
Thank you Molly of for this vibrant treasury, When Irish Eyes are Smiling. So happy to see my Connemara marble heart pendant included with all these 
Thank you Molly of Vintage Molly Jewelry  for this vibrant treasury 'When Irish Eyes are Smiling They Steal Your Heart Away.' So happy to see my Irish heart pendant included among these goodies.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Caught My Eye 13 Reservoir Run-Off.

It's been a while since I did a post in the Caught My Eye series, where I share my (amateur) shots of something unusual, bizarre or of natural beauty. That's mainly because I haven't been out and about with my camera much due to a sore foot. However, I was looking through some photos from my walks last year and found I've got quite a few photos to include in this series.
Here's another scene from my walk around Bothernabreena lakes last summer. This is a shot of the brownish water being channelled down from the reservoir.  The colour of mountain water in the East and Midlands of Ireland is due to the boggy peat in the soil.
It's hard to believe this beautiful place is a stones throw away from the busy suburb of Tallaght, in Dublin, isn't it? You can get close enough to it by taking the 49 bus from the city centre. It's only about an hour.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Featured in ETSY Treasuries, March.

Here are a few more recent treasuries to share and say  
I am always grateful and honoured to be included.
Like every March, Etsy has gone very green in the run up to St Patrick's Day. It's so wonderful to see so many crafty people around the world acknowledging our tiny green isle. Thank you so much!
 A big thank you Amy of Buy Me For You Uk   for this lovely Irish-themed treasury 'St Patrick's Day - My Way'. I'm very happy to see my Sea glass pendant featured. 

Thank you, fellow Irish crafter, Mo of Huggle Knits for 'A Taste of Irish Style', a beautifully put together collection of quality, Irish crafts. Delighted to see my Connemara marble heart pendant included. Wishing Mo every success with the relaunch of her second Etsy store 'An Siopa Beag'. Drop in for knitting supplies and crafty bits n bobs....

..and then Mo included me in another treasury. Take a closer look at 'Old New Irish and Blue' and  see how cleverly it was done...vintage, handmade, Irish and then blue. Thanks Mo for including my Connemara marble earrings.

Thank you Laura of  Beadsnbrooches for including my copper & sea pottery pendant in 'Ireland Through My Eyes.'  What a pretty vision of Ireland this treasury is.  

'What Inspires Us? ' by susanbrodie teams/10036/promoting-creative-friendsCome join our team!

Miniature Globe pencil ...

Tote Bag Fabric Handmad...

Mini Pineapple Rose Doi...

Retro Striped Bag - Can...

Vintage Cognac Baltic A...

Two Woman - giclee prin...

Jasper and Agate Cross

Huge - 48" x 30&q...
Artisan Blued Spoon Fis...

Sweet Red Doxie: I Love...

Stained Glass Yellow & ...

Copper & Sea Pottery Pe...

Hand Painted Glass Vase

Mosaic Mirror Bottle
Abstract Metal Mantle C...
And the same sea pottery pendant just got featured in this stunning treasury by  Susan of Art Once Again. As one of the items from the treasury is gone already, it would  have been lopsided now, and I'm getting a bit ocd about such things :-) but I decided to try out this new treasury app, which allowed me to display in 3 collumns. Also, you can click directly into the items if you wish. Beautiful colours Susan. Thanks so much!