Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Vintage Touch: Blog Art Give Away.

Artist Lara Harris has opened a new store on Etsy. In celebration she is offering an opportunity to win a CUSTOM OIL PAINTING of something you TREASURE...maybe that is a special teacup , a favorite pair of heels, a beloved family pet, or any other little knick-knack that holds special significance to you! Check it out by clicking below. Good luck.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sweet Pea, Pepie, Farfalle, and Gemma

Our sweaters from A & B Originals Boutique have arrived. The dogs and I are thrilled. We love our selection of colors and the perfect fit. We have sweaters that were made by Angela of A & B Originals from years back. They have held up to use so well, and still look as good as the day we bought them. These are heirloom quality dog sweaters, which we think are just adorable on our little models.

Pekingese on Shell

While organizing my studio, I found this wire wrapped bead pendant, which I had made closer to two years ago. The design was inspired by a friend's little dog.
The wire is Argentium Silver, which is trademarked and patented .925 sterling silver made with the addition of Germanium. Traditional sterling silver is made of silver and copper. The addition of germanium in Argentium makes it a very tarnish resistant silver. It is really amazing that it sat uncovered, exposed to the air for nearly two years, without any tarnishing.

SilverHounds Auction for Donny

Donny was advertised as a 12 year old "Senior Italian Greyhound Free to a Good Home" on Craig's List. He may have ended up as, defenseless training bait for a dog fighting ring, but timing was perfect and he is now with the SilverHounds Organization. His medical expenses for blood tests, treatment, and dental are so very high. Generous artists and artisans are donating stuff to help raise money for his healthcare. Take a peek just for fun, or go shopping for friends, family, and yourself. I love the basset hound decoration.
Visit the SilverHounds action for Donny by clicking here.
or clicking below:
SilverHounds Auction

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Man's Best Friend Creative Challenge

The Etsy Beagle Street Team, aka The Beagles Team, is featuring their 3rd team challenge giveaway! The theme of this challenge is Man's Best Friend.
Visit the team blog: http://etsybeagles.blogspot.com/
Just by posting a comment as to which is your favorite challenge entry, you could win a prize. Details are posted on the blog. Voting ends Sat.,June 13th.