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Link Love – The Crafty Housewives May 8, 2010

I love making connections online – recently I came across a jewelry shop located in Quebec through Etsy. I added it to my favorites and even sent out a tweet about one of her lovely bracelets. Unknown to me she had actually sent me a message asking me for a little information, she had originally seen me on Icraft. Small world this crafty community!

Here’s a little bit about Maika – she lives in St. Jerome, Quebec. Do you know where that is? It’s about a half hour North from Montreal depending on traffic, and just a quick jaunt from some of Quebec’s most famous ski hills! What a beautiful, inspiring area to work in.  She loves crafting and excited to now be home creating her own designs and working with some of her favorite materials such as: stones, shell and wood. She loves challenging her self with new materials, techniques  and loves making one-of-a-kind designs and even better – CUSTOM!

I’d love for you to take a minute to check out this new Etsienne’s shop and some of her beautiful items.

Tara xoxo

The Gypsy Bracelet

Knowledge Tree Necklace

Coral and Shell flower necklace

 

Link Love – CraftyBabyHope April 25, 2010

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Today I’m going to introduce you to Jennifer of CraftyBabyHope the designer and creative girl behind the items in her store on Artfire, where her slogan is ‘Jewelry for Hope, Hope for the Future’.  She has always loved crafts and creating new things since she was a small child. She enjoys working with her hands, learning new things and l loves working with wire and polymer clay. There are not many artists that I’ve come across who create items who have such touching causes. Her cause is something very special and touching – they go towards infertility treatments.

Here’s a little bit of her story:

“I live in Arizona and it gets SUPER hot in the summer. So hot that I stay indoors until the sun goes down.LOL I grew up in Mississippi where I met my wonderful husband. Shortly after we got married we moved to Sunny Arizona. After 5 years of marriage we had our wonderful son. When my son was 5 years old we started trying for another child. After 4 miscarriages we are still trying desperately to expand our family. I have been diagnosed with secondary infertility as well as MTHFR, PCOS, Endometriosis and hypothyroidism. My husband and I are going on 15 years of marriage. I am 34 years old going on 35 so time is running out. My hope is to be able to raise enough money from my studio sales to pay for at least one round of IVF (in-vitro fertilization).”

Please stop by her shop and see all the wonderful things she has for sale:
Kawaii Polymer Clay Doughnut Hair Barrettes Clips Set of 2

Funky Swirl Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet

Your Hearts Desire Handmade Necklace and Earring Set, Polymer Clay