Friday, October 14, 2011

The Neutral Zone

This week I will be featuring, four BESTeam members and their talents! As I thought about what kind of a theme to choose, well, that was easy. This week's theme is "The Neutral Zone"!
These are the four splendid shops I will be featuring. Their Etsy Shop names connect directly to their shop for your convenience!
Neutrals, just the word alone makes me smile. It's often what I wear, and without a doubt, a majority of what I design (I really need to get out of my box!). In addition, it is a safe, contemporary shade to gift, and to wear as well!
So, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I would choose this shade, in the beginning of Autumn. Though it is a shade of color one can wear all year long. 

My first "Neutral" choice are these classic, splendid Pearl Earring pair offered by JewelrybyJaynmarie.

Classic Dove Gray Earrings
Jaynemarie and I have been friends for a good two years, so, I can honestly tell you that the time and care she puts into each piece is great. I also know that she doesn't compromise standards and the quality that goes into each of her designs.
In addition,  she has taken numerous courses at jewelry shops and schools to improve her skills and keep up to date in knowledge of jewelry design and metal smithing.  

Jaynemarie's specialty though is "Wedding Jewelry". She designs for brides, bridesmaids, and other members of the wedding party. So, if your looking for a designer of wedding jewelry, I highly suggest stopping here first. I know that she will be happy to speak with you as well as work with you for your special day!
Jaynemarie's Shop also has many jewelry pieces available now. You may find that perfect jewelry piece already made!
With her skills in jewelry design, your sure to find a gorgeous piece of jewelry, and for every budget as well.

You can find Jaynemarie here too!: Facebook - Twitter - Blogger.

Next up is this intriguing neutral bracelet offered by Beader Bubbe . 

Crazy Agate Beige Bracelet
 I am not quite sure how Agnes finds time to design jewelry, being a mom to five children, a grandmother to six, with number seven arriving any day now, but she does! Agnes loves crafts, and is especially fond of jewelry designing.
When she retires, she hopes that she can spend more time in creating jewelry.
Some of Agnes's favorite materials to design jewelry with are: polymer clay, and glass. She also designs with gemstones, clay beads, and shells. So, whatever your favorite material is to wear, you'll have a variety of different pieces to choose from at Beader Bubbe

You can find Beader Bubbe here too!: Facebook - Twitter - Blogger 

My third handmade "Neutral" product is featured by Gmaellen

Ellen features crocheted products. I am not talking about the big blankets or bed covers either. To me, Ellen designs FABULOUS crocheted  products! Take for instance this enchanting item to the left. As I am typing this, I am also trying to figure out where I could place this in my house. 
Heirloom Crochet Lace Border

Ellen grew up watching both grandmothers crochet. She states that: "My fondest memories are of watching both of my grandmothers creating so many beautiful things as I grew up. They both have given me so much inspiration".

So, go and check out this charming shop on Etsy! 
With the holidays approaching it would certainly be to your advantage, because not only does Ellen feature crocheted products in her store, she also carries wine charms, a fabulous item to go with her crocheted wine carriers, and also a bit of beaded jewelry!

You can find Gmaellen here as well!: Wordpress - Facebook - Twitter

For my last product, I chose this enchanting product from KCDragonfly!

Wedding Parasol
Personally,  I always love knowing how a shop got its name, so I am going to share how Kristine chose her shop name. 
Kristine choose KCDragonfly for her Etsy Shop name because she is somewhat similar to a dragonfly's behavior. In the way that a dragonfly never rests, they are always on a mission searching for something new. 

Kristine is on a quest to perfect her sewing skills, whether it be a new purse and even an umbrella. She knows that she will have perfected her sewing when the buyer cannot resist her handmade products!

I can totally relate to that analogy, I think most sellers could. Although I have not heard of that analogy before, quite frankly, I find it unique! Just like Kristine, and all of her items she carries in her shop. I think unique is the perfect word for her, and her shop!
Not only does Kristine carry these lovely umbrella's, she has a large selection of Halloween items in her shop now. I think you should go and take a look at her Goth Stockings as well, they are definitely very cute!

You can find Kristine here too!:  Blogger - Twitter - Facebook - Flickr - Gallery - Main Website

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. Thank you so much for the lovely that bracelet head has been with the new baby soon to be born (mom was sent home from hospital again yesterday, still no baby) but we are patiently waiting...

  2. Love the write up, Cathy. Thanks so much!

  3. I don't know... I think I'm feeling pretty neutral on this one!
    Seriously, great showcase of some awesome items from these shops, Cathy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the post! I really do love being a part of BESTeam


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