Sunday, 27 January 2019

Introducing you to Rabenkraeuter

Hi There.....Are you a fan of plants and herbs?

I would think most of us are 😊 I myself love to experiment in my cooking with herbs.

Well, I have a very special story for you this time about the shop Rabenkraeuter

A few years ago the shop-owner and her family were on their way to visit a small yard. The last part of the street a raven escorted them. He landed on a large upstanding stone on the farmyard. So they bought the micro yard and are still cultivating it today. The Raven, so they learned, was saved as a chick by one of the former farmers.

It often accompanies the shop-owner on her herbal walks. This black bird was the inspiration for 'Hof Rabenstein' and its herbs.

The shop-owner now gives guided tours, where she leads people around and teaches them about wild plants and their uses.

One of the most popular workshops is Blumenfeuer/Flowerfire. It's a workshop where they make colorful sugars and salts, and the participants get to take those home as a small souvenir. Then they cook a 'wilde wald und wiesen menu'.....a wild forest and meadow menu.....and end the day around the campfire.

That sounds great to me πŸ˜ƒ

Another popular workshop is Herbarium production. Most participants in this are fellow herb teachers or Biology/Pharmacy students. They get to take home their own made flower press filled with a future specimen.

So those are some of the things you can find in her Etsy shop. Along with postcards made from beautiful pictures a fellow herb teacher makes.

I think it is time now to show you a few things out of the shop.

Decorative flower salt



Decorative flower sugar, rainbow sugar



Handmade botanical Greeting cards



Wild Harvest Curiosity: Dirndl olives with herbs, Cornel olives



Scented rose oatmeal bath salt and body scrub



Large herbarium. 15 printed postcards



Traditional herbs syrup, plantain syrup



Handmade plant flower press, herbs press, made of wood



Wild Harvest Curiosity: Dirndl olives sweet sour berries



Wild herbs or plants collection: Herbarium leaves



Those are some really special items in this shop.....don't you agree?

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great Sunday

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Introducing you to - AnnArtJewelry

Hi There.....Are you a fan of unique jewelry?

I sure hope so cause today I am introducing you to a shop with unique boho macrame jewelry called AnnArtJewelry.

Anna, the shop owner is a self-taught macrame artist. She loves designing her own jewelry and gets her inspiration from Mother Nature.

In most of her pieces, she uses her own handmade polymer clay cabochons or beads. This way she is able to combine the colors the way she likes.

You might wonder what a cabochon is.....It's a rounded stone with a flat reverse. But you can also make them in polymer clay of course πŸ˜ƒ

She also uses semiprecious cabochons and beads, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, and waxed cord. Sometimes she includes other raw materials like sea shells, nutshells, sea pebbles, sea wood.....this way she ensures that most of her jewelry is one of a kind.

All the materials are carefully chosen by herself and are of the best quality. The waxed thread also used in her designs is of high quality with timeless durability.

Let me show you some of the one of a kind jewelry pieces you can find in her Etsy shop 😊

Macrame Necklace, mixed media jewelry, finer art necklace



Yellow flower handmade macrame necklace, gift for her



Macrame set goldstone, macrame earrings, and necklace



White bridal macrame earrings, boho chic earrings



Goldstone beads macrame bracelet, boho chic bracelet



Black macrame necklace, bib necklace, polymer clay cabochon



Red Jasper macrame necklace, women gift, unique women jewelry



Macrame bracelet with Swarovski elements, women macrame bracelet



Unique macrame necklace/chocker, purple flowers cabochon



Macrame necklace with Swarovski elements, boho chic necklace



Those are really different from the usual jewelry you get to see.....don't you agree 😊

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Introducing you to - StarchaserDesignsUS

Hi There.....Do you like to read?

Did you ever hear of the word Abibliophobia πŸ˜‰ They say it is the fear of running out of things to read.

Maybe the shopowner of StarchaserDesignsUS has heard of that word before, cause she is an avid reader and part of a book review group.

She said that she once saw a tutorial on how to make ribbon bookmarks and thought 'That would be a great gift for my reader and author friends'.

Like many other Etsy shop owners, she started off small πŸ˜ƒ

She had always liked making things from sewing to crocheting but never took either of those very far. But when she started making bookmarks she was having so much fun. That's why she thought why not make this hobby into something more. After all, she did sell several silky ribbon bookmarks to an author friend, so why not take it one step further.

That's how her hobby turned in to making bookmarks, keyrings, beaded purse dangles, thong bookmarks, phone charms, and just about anything you can think of using ribbon, beads, and charms.

She is looking to make this hobby into a full-time job in the future. At the moment she is doing this on her own, but when she goes to craft shows and flea markets her mom and niece are always ready to help.

Time to show you what she has to offer in her Etsy shop 😊

Bookmark, Beaded Bookmark, Book-lover Gifts



Bookmarks, Unique Gift, Ribbon Bookmark, Literary Gift



Swirl Ribbon, Keyrings, Ribbon Keyring, Colorful Swirls



Bookmark, Beaded Bookmark, Book-lover Gifts



Ribbon Keyring, Wristlet, Key Fob, Keyring, Grosgrain Ribbon



Bookmarks, Unique Gifts, Reader Gift, Literary Gifts, Book Club Gifts



Ribbon Keyring, Keyring, Key Fob, Wristlet, Gifts, Gift for Friends



Thong Bookmark, Literary Gifts, Reader Gifts, Bookmarks



Purse Charm, Beaded Purse Charms, Purse Dangles



Ribbon Keyrings | Lip Prints Keyrings | Wristlet Keyrings



Maybe you are still looking for the perfect gift for someone. All you have to do is ask and she will help you in any way she can πŸ˜™

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Introducing you to - GraphicKnobs

Hi There.....I hope you all had, or maybe are still having a lovely Holiday πŸ˜„

Is your home still loaded with decorations? Or are you also leaving it till Epiphany?

So maybe if you stripped your home of all the Christmas decorations you can start to think of another way of decorating. That is why I am introducing you today to GraphicKnobs.

Monica, the shop owner grew up in Coeur d'Alene, an amazing growing city in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She lives in serenity with beautiful scenery, rugged mountains, tons of wildlife, and all the fresh air she can handle.

She loves decorating with graphics and giving new life to furniture that was originally headed for the trash bin. Finding and giving old, unloved furniture has been a passion for her for quite some time.

In 2017 she injured her knee pretty bad and had to move from handling large pieces of furniture to something smaller. This way she could still maintain her need to be creative.

I can relate to that.....being able to create means the world to me 😍

So that is when she discovered decorating cabinet, drawer, and cupboard knobs and handles. She felt it was a great way to update an otherwise drab piece of furniture, kitchen cabinets, dresser drawers, or cupboards. A great and inexpensive way to color coordinate your decor as well as express your personality.

Time to show you what she has to offer πŸ˜ƒ

Red Floral Cabinet Knobs, Floral Decor, Flower Drawer Knobs



Bird Drawer Knobs Pulls, Love Birds, French Decor



French Chic Accent Table, Shabby Chic Table, French Birds Table



Birds in Tree, Tree of Life, Partridge in Pear Tree



Coffee Espresso Cabinet Knobs and Pulls, Coffee Lover Gift



Cartoon Owls, Owls in Clothing, Baby Shower Gift



Nursery Antlers, Faux Taxidermy, Moose Antlers, Deer Antlers



Vintage Unique Victorian Butterfly Crown Angels Boho Indie Boudoir



Cabinet Dresser Drawer Cupboard Knobs Pulls Handles



Furniture Handles, Hardware, Cabinet Knobs, Drawer Pulls



Those are quite fun.....don't you think so 😊

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

By the way.....I am having sales (20% discount) in my own Etsy shops  BeadworkSeadbeady and ArtSeadbeady

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊