Thursday, June 23, 2011

My BESTeam Feature........

This week’s, BESTeam Feature, is on my Team Captain, Karen, of Mystic Wynd. Needless to say Karen has a very unique shop, and she is sure to cover all types of woman who wear jewelry!
As Karen stated  “Whether your style is simple or bold, classic or trendy, elegant or glitzy, Mystic Wynd has something for you at a price you can afford from a crafts person with a simple philosophy”.

To me these Hairpins are a beautiful, sunny, example of simplicity! In fact they are a personal favorite of mine. I have recently used these cheerful Hairpins in a recent Treasury I curatored with BESTeam members.

Karen was born and raised in the Windy City (Chicago, IL).  She was lucky enough to grow up in a culturally mixed and, ethnically rich community. Handcrafted goods decorated their places of residence, places of worship, and occasionally these goods sold when displayed at the little shop around the corner in her neighborhood.
Today, Karen lives in Arizona and is married to a “computer geek”, named Al. She has three children, three step-children, and seven grandchildren.
Lots of things have changed, but the one thing that has not changed though, is her love for crafting.
And this jewelry piece certainly says love and passion.
Pink Faux Pearls, Roses on Brass Necklace - Rosalyn
Creating a jewelry piece as lovely as the necklace shown above takes careful planning and time, trust me, I know!

When Karen worked outside the home, she has been retired for three years now; she worked in the health insurance field.  But due to personal reasons and tired of the “corporate grind”, she started to investigate other options she could do. Remembering the love of crafting, she proceeded into that area again, and created Mystic Wynd.
As I continued "window shopping" at Mystic Wynd, my eyes happily shifted to this!
Sterling Silver Botswana Agate Earrings
Why, you may ask?! Well, because a while back a friend of mine introduced me to these Gemstones! I immediately fell "in love" with them. This pair of earrings combine a gorgeous specimen of this fine Gemstone.

Not only is Karen busy with her Etsy Store, Mystic Wynd, she also has two other Etsy Shops, TheCraftersCabinet, which carries: destash and supplies, and MWElegance, that supplies: Bridal & Special Occasion Jewelry and Accessories. These Etsy Shops are certainly worth checking out, as well as Mystic Wynd!
Karen is also hoping to “launch” her own expanded Web store sometime this year, 2011.
And because Karen loves variety it certainly would be a good idea to check her Etsy Shops often! Adding them to your “Favorites” on Etsy or to your personal computer would be worth your while!
If you do have any questions regarding any of her Etsy Shops, Karen not only is happy to answer them, she welcomes and encourages questions as well!

Karen Is also a proud member of the following Etsy teams:
EtsyBloggers, BESTeam, Etsy Success, Captain's Quarters, Etsy Blog Team, Treasury Team for Tutti, and Handmadeology.

To keep up with Karen and her happenings, (good luck, because she runs circles around me!) here is a list of websites to “follow” her on!
 Twitter, FaceBook, Handmade Spark, and Creating the Hive
Be sure to read her Blog, and follow her!She posts often and always has something that's great to read!
MysticWynd and I are members of the BESTeam!
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others Etsy and Facebook Fan pages to further this goal. Our team also shows support by offering free advertising for each other. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!
The BESTeam is so much more then writing a feature every week! Its a team of caring and talented crafters on Etsy.
Please click the link above to find out more about this great team, and consider joining this team.


  1. Hey this was awesome :) I love the stuff in Mrs. Karen's store, these are definitely some awesome picks! those hair pins are GORGEOUS <3 What an awesome feature Mrs. Cathy! love love everything

  2. Thanks for the wunnerful feature, Cathy! I can't believe you sifted through my profile for all that info, LOL!


  3. Yes, this was an amazingly detailed post. I can't wait until you do my shop. You really made me want to run over to Karen's shop and buy everything up!

  4. I cannot wait to do your shop either!
    Hope its soon <3


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