Tuesday, 30 June 2009

More Creations From The Dust Team

Up to the Christmas in July Dust Team promo I am going to try and show you an array of wonderful creations from our members.
Had to show this beautiful artwork as it is based on me.

Nekid Faerie by FaerieMajikk.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

A Taste Of Creations By The Dust Team

As there is just about 3 weeks before the Dust Teams Christmas In July promotion I thought I would just give you an idea of the creations from the members.Red Riding Hood Coinpurse by Pocket Carnival

Christmas In July Promo

Do these words conjure up an Australian Christmas for you??

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
(Torme & Wells, 1946)

No, not usually. Unless, of course, they refer to the Etsy Down Under Street Team (DUST) “Aussie Christmas in July” promotional weekend.

Etsy DUST members from all around Australia are coming together for one whole weekend, 12.01AM Saturday 25th July through to 11.59PM Sunday 26th July (AEST), to showcase their talents & stunningly handmade creations.

All stores participating will be offering a promotion to their customers - free worldwide shipping or % off sales; a selection of items at reduced prices or reverse auctions.

With so much variety, including jewellery, children’s clothing & accessories, art, supplies, vintage items, stationery & bags, you are sure to find something to suit each & every taste.

The DUST team will also be running giveaways for the entirety of the weekend, giving you the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes from Australian sellers. Poke your nose into the Etsy Forums during the promotion for your chance to win.

I encourage you to visit the participating stores, as well as our team website – http://www.dustteam.com/ – and support the handmade revolution sweeping Australia.

Stay tuned for more details as the weekend draws nearer...

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


One of my gorgeous Swarovski Crystal and Freshwater Pearl necklaces can be seen on the Aussie Handmade Giveaway blog.

All you need to do to be in for a chance of winning this great necklace is to leave a comment on the Aussie Handmade Giveaway site. There are further ways of being in for a chance, just visit the Aussie Handmade Giveaway blog and follow the instructions. Good luck

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Fresh From The Kiln

Well sort of fresh from the kiln. Actually came out of the kiln last weekend but the weather has been rainy and gloomy and dark when I get home from work that I haven't been able to photograph them. I do hate taking photos in artificial lighting.I just love these colours and the fairies are so cute.

These lovely pendants can be found in my new store - radicalglass.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

This Months Aussie Craft Swap

Well I volunteered to participate in this months craft swap. My partner is Lexa who has a store on Etsy named Juntei. She creates gorgeous greeting cards and notebooks.

I just can't wait to see what she has created for me.

Anyway now that she has what I created I can publish it. I was quite pleased with the outcome of the necklace and bracelet I created for her. I wire wrapped sterling silver with oval and multi faceted Amazonite.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

A Few Etsy Dusts' Meet At The Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

Did we have some fun searching few those crafty goodies. My saved stash is almost non existent after buying a mass of beads and a few more sewing projects.

Where on earth am I going to find the time to do it all???

Here is a piccie of all the girlies.

From left to right Tess of Planettreasures, Kathleen of Whimsigals, Carley of VanillaPixie, Emma of NeverEver and Leanne of RainbowRevolution.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

It's Getting Cold In Australia

Well that is it with the pool. No more until at least, maybe, October.

Temperature has been down to zero on some days and cars are covered in frost.
It gave us a chance to try the chiminea out (how on earth do you spell that word!). Even 2 of the dogs joined it.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Suzuki RV 125

Urmm, yes, this is supposed to be mine. Hub has built this up. I say supposed to be mine as the last one he got for me conveniently got sold before I had even sat on it.Now to find a field or bush to ride it in before it silently disappears.

Getting To Know My Kiln

I have been so quiet lately. Big reason is getting to know my kiln. It has been so unpredictable with over firing mostly. This batch almost had me in tears. Never heard of anyone having so much trouble, I absolutely dread my next electricity bill. I still have a lot to learn and it is getting very frustrating.
Now I have slowed things down and some wonderful and unusual creations have been forming.
To celebrate I decided to ope a new store. Not much to see at the moment, just check it out - radicalglass I am so in love with my new banner.I would love to learn more but there just doesn't seem to be many people out there to help.