Monday, December 28, 2009

Have you ever made an Etsy Treasury?

Etsy treasuries are collections of items that are offered in etsy stores. They are curated by members and each lasts for 2 or 3 days. They are curated by members who make them for many different reasons.
Some people use them as shopping lists,
some as gift suggestions.
Others use them to promote artists whose work they appreciate,
still others as a thank you to customers.
I like to make them as works of art.
It is fun to come up with an idea and then to build a color scheme of items to express that idea visually. They are like tiny little quilts, where seemingly disparate elements come together to express a whole idea beautifully.
The FamiLee Jewels currently have 2 treasuries curated.

Polished to perfection was made to express my appreciation of glowing patinas. Some have been created by hand and some have been polished by nature but they are all lovely.

Looking Forward, which appears at the top of the page, expresses my delight in a brand new year. It is full of hope and bright thoughts for a fabulous 2010.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

At The Warehouse: The Mall-ternative shopping place

Is there someone on your Holiday shopping list that that marches to a different drummer? Someone that appreciates gifts that are unique and one of a kind? Someone that loves unusual and special products?
Look no further.
At The Warehouse is ready for your Holiday shopping pleasure.
Consider us your "mall"ternative.
You will find no mass produced imported goods here.
At the Warehouse is full of treasures. We have 10,000 square feet of architectural salvage, lighting, antiques, and vintage goods along with local artisans with creative alternatives to big box store merchandise.
Warehouse crafts persons create beautiful furniture and artwork out of salvage.
Carol Kovler, local fiber artist and gardening enthusiast, has paper white Narcissus in collectible pottery wrapped and ready to bloom. Just add water for a lovely winter display.
The FamiLee Jewels are showcasing Bonnie's Salvaged Style jewelry. Her work contains cabinet hardware, wire, washers and bits of old gears and pocket watches in a style that repurposes these forgotten bits into wearable art. Spend $50 with The FamiLee jewels between now and December 25Th and you will receive a pair of handcrafted chain maille fan earrings valued at $12.00 as our Holiday gift to you.
Richard and Margaret are back for a limited engagement! We are so happy to have their wonderful fresh herbs and spices in time for the Holidays. Check you cupboards and stock up now!
While you are visiting visit Dreaming Lion Tarot. Consult with Allyson to see what 2010 has in store for you.
At the Warehouse is open 7 days a week, but our local artisans only work the weekends.
Join us this weekend At The Warehouse
20 Learned Street
Albany, NY 12207.
on the corner of North Ferry right behind the Miss Albany Diner and Wolff's Biergarten.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Charm Bracelet Giveaway

This week is your last chance to be entered into the drawing for this stunning charm bracelet. The contest ends on December 6th.

23 talented members of the Starving Artists team on etsy have collaborated to make a beautiful Holiday charm bracelet. Our instructions were to create a Holiday charm using sterling silver and the colors of red and green. The charms have all been added to a sterling silver charm bracelet and are ready and waiting to be won. The result is a bracelet valued at $400.00.

The FamiLee Jewels are proud to have one of their charms on this stunning creation.

A purchase from The FamiLee Jewels or any participating shop will enter you into the drawing.

Visit The Starving Artist's blog page for full details.