29 April 2012

Island Buzzy: Bringing a Little JOY Your Way!

Aloha and Mahalo to Connie for this incredible write-up about Joy Hand Painted Silk

Island Buzzy: Bringing a Little JOY Your Way!

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, now is a great time to get something for your mother!
Save 15% on all Joy Hand Painted Silks - specify ETSYXO
Hand Painted Crepe de chine
Face it - your mother will love it ALL!! There is nothing as soft as silk next to your skin!

BEST Team Feature - Blue White Wear

Gossamer Silk drying on Planet Joy
Even though we are in the midst of preparing for our first summer Art and Wine festival in Livermore, CA on May 5, 6. We will showcase our gossamer hand painted silks in a variety of textures and weaves in summery colors, plus many new colors of our new Scarflette, that we launched on Earth Day last week! I wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of the gorgeous designer jewelry from:
Jewelry with an Oriental Flair on Etsy 
Blue White Wear creates jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings) with an oriental touch! A modern version of East meets West. Most of the jewelry pieces are one of a kind. CC is an American (born & raised in upstate NY) expat who has lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 9 years. She says "I am crazy about the Chinese blue and white beads and have loved creating necklaces and bracelets mixing them with other materials. After many years in Asia, my husband and I moved to Santiago, Chile. in July 2010 - It's our first time in South America, and we are loving this new adventure!" 
Chinese Ming Pendant
The Chinese porcelain beads are reminiscent of the antique dynasty porcelains which are famous throughout the world. The beads have been hand painted with Chinese characters representing longevity, happiness, wealth, love, and good fortune.


Solar Power Yellow Beaded Necklace
Along with the classic blue and white designs, CC is on trend with Pantone's newest spring color, Solar Power yellow. This cheerful necklace will brighten your wardrobe and bring a little sunshine to your day! Small and medium dyed jade beads create this asymmetrical necklace with the silver toned metal flower pendant as a focal point.

 Follow Blue White Wear online
As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will feature several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BEST? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog

22 April 2012

BEST Team Feature - Boretto Art

Raised beds on Planet Joy 
The garden soil has been prepared, deeply dug and turned with the addition of rich compost, and the seeds have been planted. Now we await the magic of nature, in a few weeks we will enjoy spinach and radishes and the tender young lettuce and mustard greens! The enjoyment of fine gardening comes not only from the finished garden but from the path you take to get there. As gardeners, we spend time planning and designing our garden in the first stages. And finally, our enjoyment of fine gardening will be fully realized when we see our plants growing, spreading and blooming, and finally ready for the table. What is growing in your garden? 
Boretto Art on Etsy
Take a stroll down the path of art with Leslie Boretto of Boretto Art on Etsy. When you enter Boretto Art, you will discover a plentiful garden of colour: original art, acrylic on canvas, colorful, passionate art, seascapes and cityscapes, landscapes and abstracts provide ideas for your interior design, and aceo, prints, fineart printswoodblocksLeslie says about herself and her mate "An Artist in love with color and a dreamer in love with art. Together we are: a couple who lives off their passion! We believe that art should be accessible to everybody, and we try our best to keep our prices affordable.
Green Water Lilly - Acrylic on canvas 120x90cm
A classic theme with a modern twist, the Green Water Lilly painting  will bring a positive aura to your home. The colors were chosen to inspire a peaceful romantic feeling subject as green is known to soothe and helps to bring a feeling of calmness along with a sense of harmony. 
Dreaming of You - ACEO on foam board
The acronym ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They can be original art, print editions or photographs. ACEOs are miniature pieces of art that measure 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". ACEO's are a very affordable way to collect fine art on a budget. 
Stay current with Boretto Art online 

As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will feature several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BEST? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog




17 April 2012


Joy Hand Painted Silk To Launch Earthsong Scarflette To Environmentally Conscious Celebrities On Earth Day 2012


Joy Hand Painted Silk, in association with The Artisan Group, will gift the "Earthsong Scarflette" on Earthday 2012.



In honor of Earth Day 2012, The Artisan Group’s Celebrity Gifting SWAG bag will include Joy Hand Painted Silk’s “Earthsong Scarflette.”, Environmentally-conscious celebrity recipients include Jeremy Piven, Tom Hanks, Bill Maher, Adrian Grenier, Kate Bosworth, P!nk, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Matthews, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Daryl Hannah, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Courteney Cox, Cameron Diaz, KT Tunstall, Mark Ruffalo, and Edward Norton. 


Joy Hand Painted Silk is an artist/designer-owned, artisan fashion accessory design shop located in southern Oregon. Joy Light has been designing and producing limited-edition fashion accessories by hand since 1989. The Earthsong Scarflette is inspired by spectacular aerial photography of the earth, featured in Berhardt Edmaier’s book, Earthsong.  The beauty of our blue-green planet is reflected in the palate used in the Earthsong Scarflette by Joy Hand Painted Silk.  Joy Hand Painted Silk operates with respect for the earth using non-toxic dyes and limited edition production runs, with an eye towards conservation of natural resources.  

Joy Hand Painted Silk is proud to be included in The Artisan Group’s effort to raise awareness of low-impact eco-couture manufacturing practices this Earth Day 2012. Joy Silk artisan accessories are individually hand crafted and made to order. The scarflette is available to the general public by pre-reservation until April 23, 2012 on Etsy (www.Etsy.com/shop/joyflower).  Joy Silk keeps it simple with affordable, hand-made haute couture accessories and is a member of the American Craft Council and The Artisan Group.



To learn more about Joy Hand Painted Silk Products or to schedule an interview with artist/designer Joy Light, visit http://www.JoySilk.com, call 541-499-7331, or email joy@joysilk.com 


Joy Light, Joyflower's sole proprietor, is a resident of Ashland, OR.


Heather Collection by Joy Hand Painted Silk

Featuring the Heather Collection - A whispered invitation to hushed mountain landscapes - nurturing elegance, effortlessly chic!
Emerald Isle Ruana
Emerald Isle is vibrant and alive, green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health and environment. So many shades of green - from the fresh spring color of the newly opened leaves to the strong green of a mighty oak tree. 
Golden Heather
Golden Heather is a celebration in champagne, delicate heathery taupe and earthy spring green. Precious. 
Silver Heather
Silver Heather is a delicate heathery taupe with earthy spring green and silver. Inspired by the poem Bonnie Auld Scotland, praising the "fragrant hills of purple heather.” 
Heather Collection
A ruana is like a cape but with open sides, our hand painted silk ruana is made from chiffon silk. The satin trim all around gives just the right weight for the perfect drape. Looks great with your LBD or with jeans and a t-shirt for a casually put together look. Measures approximately 42 x 79 inches.

Irish Moss
Soft spring green combines gracefully with elegant silver and golden wheat to create the Irish Moss color combination. Irish folklore claims Irish Moss as a good luck charm to be taken on long journeys, or to be placed under the rug at home to bring money and prosperity to the household.

A ruana is like a cape but with open sides, our hand painted silk ruana is made from chiffon silk. The satin trim all around gives just the right weight for the perfect drape. Looks great with your LBD or with jeans and a t-shirt for a casually put together look. Measures approximately 42 x 79 inches.

16 April 2012

Earth Collection by Joy Hand Painted Silk

Today we feature the Earth Collection from Joy Hand Painted Silk. 
What's your favorite color? 
Find your favorite color at Joysilk.com or shop our Etsy Store for a selection of one of a kind scarves and jewelry.
Amber
Amber: A silky tiger’s eye combination of espresso, caramel and golden beige.

Canyon Ruana
Canyon: Ricy violet, sunset orange and warm sienna brown. Did you know he color sienna derives from the most notable Renaissance location for the earth, Siena, Italy, and is short for terra di Siena, "earth of Siena."

Driftwood
Driftwood: Stricking silvery grey with deep rich choclate brown and espresso. In Feng Shui, the color brown represents the element of wood.
Misty Orchid
Misty Orchid: sophisticated pearl white contrasts beautifully with soft lavender and rich mocha. Did you know the Orchid family is the largest family of the flowering plants?
Sedona
Sedona: Warm browns with deep reddish brown tones.  Inspired by red-rock monoliths of the Arizona desert, Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain.
Amber Ruana
Did you know the gemstone Amber is one of the birthstones listed for the Sun Sign Taurus. 
Driftwood Ruana
Sophisticated dove grey and taupe swirl with rich chocolate brown to design the ideal shawl for your business attire or dressed down euro style with jeans and a t-shirt. Try wearing it sarong-style over your swim suit for a fashionable apr├Ęs swim at the beach or poolside.
Misty Orchid Ruana
Sophisticated shades of taupe, orchid and silvery grey are featured in this gorgeous silk wrap. This classic design allows you to accessorize your personal style with ease and beauty. 
Sedona Ruana
A wrap is always flattering, always chic – as perfect for cool summer evenings as it is cozy for cold winter nights. 
Amber Ruana
A ruana is like a cape but with open sides, our hand painted silk ruana is made from chiffon silk. The satin trim all around gives just the right weight for the perfect drape. Looks great with your LBD or with jeans and a t-shirt for a casually put together look. Measures approximately 42 x 79 inches.


15 April 2012

BEST Team Feature - Faith Snowden the Stitch Princess

Stitch Princess on Etsy 
Spring may be "wedding season," but that doesn't mean your wedding can't be unique.  For a wedding dress that reflects the spring season, choose fabric that is light and airy. Think chiffon, charmeuse, and organza. Let a spring breeze wisp your chiffon train as you walk down the aisle, or go for a spaghetti-strap, organic Swiss Dot silk cotton number for an outdoor spring wedding under the trees. Faith Snowden, of Winona Lake Indiana is known to many as the Stitch Princess. Her creations are machine and hand sewn in a pet-free and smoke-free environment. Faith can make a custom wedding dress for you that will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day! This elegant and modest wedding dress features a lovely pleated-look bodice complete with gorgeous gathered ribbon trim. Faith confidently says, "If you dream it, I can make it" 
One shoulder Princess Wedding Gown

Faith has been sewing since she was a young girl and she has a lot of experience with dresses. You send her your measurements and she will create the dream wedding gown since sewing is her passion and her specialty is making dresses, for both casual and evening wear. While you are dreaming up your perfect wedding dress, why not let her make you a set of wedding garters? This beautiful garter set has a little "something blue" for the bride. She's cleverly designed this set so the bride has one to keep and one for the groom to toss!

Something Blue Garter Set 

This lovely set is made of satin, and includes three rows of white lace (on keepsake garter), matching pearly buttons, and light blue ribbon bows.

Stay up to date with Faith online 

As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will feature several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BEST? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog

14 April 2012

Planet Joy Celebration Giveaway

We are celebrating Earth Day throughout the entire month of April! We've been chosen by Beau Monde Organics as an Ambassador of Positive Change, click on over there and sign up for their newsletter and check out all the incredible BMO Earth Day-Birthday activities!

Back to Planet Joy Celebration Giveaway, we're giving away 5 fantastic prizes to the top five entries in our contest! Leave your comments about your favorite colors from our collections in this post. 

  • Click to enter at the bottom of this post - as you fulfill the entry items you will accrue points and the persons with the most points wins! The winner will be chosen at the end of the month - enter daily to accumulate the most possible points! 

  • $25 gift certificate good through May 31, 2012 for any purchase at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Joyflower
  • $25 Gift Certificate
  • $50 gift certificate good on any purchase through May 31, 2012 at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Joyflower
  • $50 Gift Certificate
  • One silk scarf made especially for you - you specify the colors!
  • Custom Scarf designed especially by and for you!
  • LE Earthsong Scarlette and coordinating bracelet from Georgie's Little Gems
  • Earthsong Scarflette & Bracelet by Georgies' Little Gems
  • One Jewellery by Joysilk Pendant
  • Jewellery by Joysilk

09 April 2012

BESTeam Feature - Chicky D's


Here in Southern Oregon spring and winter are sort of interchangeable, we've been getting lots of snow and cold rain lately, but the flowers are blossoming in my woodland garden and we are tilling the vegetable garden with dreams of summer basil and hot peppers. 

This week we are featuring the fantastic creative work of Danielle Saletzki. A mild mannered graphic designer at the local Peru, Illinois newspaper by day and a mad crafter with a penchant for photography during her free time. 
Spring floral stacked bow headband 
Danielle makes the greatest pillows and bows and caps I've ever seen! I love this military style cap accessorized with colorful yo-yos and retro buttons, and the best part is that she will take your request and create custom items. So all you have to do is inquire about your favorite colors and she will likely accommodate your requests!
Child's Military-Style Boutique Cap

Stay current with the latest happenings - follow Danielle online 

As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will feature several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BEST? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog

 
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