This moderated team has been founded on the premise that together our efforts can make a difference. All team activities are well moderated by team leaders and the team captain to ensure each member is able to make the most of their Etsy shop and helps promote all others that post within the team.This blog will feature shops and items of interest from the team. Visit our team at https://www.etsy.com/teams/13795/teamunity
Our Logo--The variety of figures in our logo shows the divergence of our members
Hi! My name is Chizuko but my friends call me "Oku." I am a mother of two and work at an art gallery during the day and enjoy creating new products for Kimono Tango at night. I grew up appreciating the beauty of the Kimono and hope to spread this passion throughout the world by recycling Kimono fabric into beautiful practical objects for our daily lives. Enjoy traditional Japanese craftsmanship Kimono Tango style with us! Welcome to TeamUNITY Chizuko!!
I love vintage anything, but I have a special Love for Vintage Jewelry. This is my story... When I was a child I would sit for hours and look into my mother's jewelry box. She had shiny bracelets and necklaces made of plastic and rhinestones. And what are now collectible very collectible. I would try them on and dance around in her shoes and hats. Oh how I loved playing dress up!
Through my adult years I collected a few nice pieces of vintage jewelry. But this last 25 years collecting has become an obsession! I have a personal collection; a vintage store here on Etsy (Visions of Olde); A clearance vintage shop on Etsy, and I sell vintage jewelry at Art and Crafts Shows and Festivals. My Etsy store is designed to share some of my finds. I want them to have good homes with people who will appreciate them.
I also make handmade jewelry from broken and discarded Vintage Jewelry Parts. It's all about the process!! My process includes salvaging vintage jewelry parts and found objects. Processing them includes cleaning them up, polishing them, grinding the grit out, painting, sanding the rough areas, drilling holes, soldering, gluing. applying wax or Mod Podge, cutting out pics or designs, pounding with objects and tons of others things to make the "Charm" look charming!! Love every minute of it!!
All of my Vintage jewelry in great shape and wearable. I know you will love the pieces I am offering. So Come in take your shoes off, sit a minute and have a cup of coffee...And Enjoy!
In this shop Karen has some unique primitive dolls .
From her About page
My main ♥Love♥ is different mediums of arts and crafts. I enjoy making dolls, crafts, altered art and paintings. Please come in and check out my Unique Folk Art Dolls and Whimsy Creations, created and handmade by me, Karen E. Blevins
CackaLacky's Closet is all about sharing those COLLECTED Treasures, supplies, old books, and MORE than likely things you never heard of!! A lot of my collected finds are usually used for primitive, folk art and whimsy crafts, make do's, sewing anything CRAFT!! I'm sure once you search my shop, you will see ALL KINDS OF TREASURES and even CLEARANCE handmade items I make and clean out from my other etsy shop! FosterChild Whimsy Etsy Shop:
WitchIsWhy... My ALL Witch DoLL * FaLL-O-Ween * Halloween Themed Shop! ♥ handmade by me ... whimsy, primitive and simple witch dolls and Fall-Halloween themed handmades ♥ Most will be OOAK (One Of A Kind) and created by LiL Ole Me...My witch name is the GRUNGY Nora Louseswizzler - I give you germs and like to eat from dustbins! I have hair like a bird's nest! HaHa Just Having Fun OR am I?
Today I want to feature the winner of the Most Active Member of the Week. It is Don Bauman of https://www.etsy.com/shop/DJwoodcrafts. Don makes beautiful woodcrafted items . Check out their shop.
This is from Don's about page.
I was introduced to the lathe and tried my hand at a few wine bottle stoppers and was hooked. I started making pens and things progressed from there. I find turning beautiful wood relaxing and creative.
The first step in crafting quality wood goods is choosing the material. I craft my products from beautiful wood from all over the world which makes it interesting. Every piece is one-of-a-kind. I use different finishes such as the CA finish, friction polish or oil finish.
As you already know ( I hope you do lol) I make flowers from polimer clay and cold porcelain syringa. It is a very interesting material that helps to create realistic flowers and it inspires me every day for something new and exciting to make.
One day I decided - why not to share some my knowledge with you my dear friends of TEAMUNITY :) and I want to prepare a pictured lesson for you of how to make a syringa brooch.
Hair fascinator looks like this
Maybe some of you will like the technique , the material and will try to make it yourself!
So, all we need to make it is the following
Cold porcelain ( I use modern clay, or thai clay)
tape ( here in Russia I buy it in a florists shops)
taped wire ( 28-30 size)
3 tones of oil paint- magenta ( purple or violet), yellow and green
2 clean brushes ( forgot to picture them, just use ordinary synthetic brushes you kids may use for painting)
patience and time))
tomorrow I will give pictured lesson about syringa brooch
We changed our name today to show the unity of our team family to TeamUNITY. Our team is a group of wonderful folks on Etsy that uses Social Media to promote and support each other. We also give moral support to each other when circumstances are not kind. Our team is an amazing group of wonderful people. Stop by and check out the shops on our team. We have some beautiful ones.
Today' featured shop is BJ's Wearable Art at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bjswearableart where every bead is sewn on by hand carefully and with love. They can make adjustments to the length of any necklace on request. They can do custom orders to create something just for you to your specifications. You will be involved in the whole process with pictures for your approval as the piece progresses. Visit their shop !