Thursday, April 29, 2010


Beer Bead Cuff Bracelet - Upcycled Beer Labels / Leather / Wood

by Pam


I love featuring other Etsy artists as it is such fun finding and seeing all the unique, creative talents that abound on Etsy! 

Let's welcome Pam, and her Etsy shop, ELECTRIC PENGUIN, where you will find, as Pam states in her shop's introduction, "fun, funky and unique jewelry", such as the Beer Bead Cuff Bracelet pictured above. Pam has a wide selection of unique, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more in her shop, so be sure to pay her a visit.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I was looking for a specific style of necklace and couldn't find it anywhere. Then inspriation hit and I realized that since I've always been a crafty person, I probably could make it. I did, and that was the catalyst.

Lilypond Necklace

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

It was the only one I had any talent for!

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Taking the separate components and creating something totally new and unique out of them. Of course making a sale and getting wonderful feedback is pretty good too!

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Interesting question!! I'd say it would be a papaya - not the same old fruit, but everyone likes it once they try it.

Jordanelle Earrings - Vintage Lucite / Copper
If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

That's an easy one - photography! I'm always trying to get "arty" shots when we're on vacation. Some are pretty good, but I'd love to have the talent to do it as a real job.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

Be unique!

Tigereye Coil Bracelet

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Make what you love, not what others think you should make. You'll enjoy it much more!

Pam, thanks for sharing your thoughts and unique, fun jewelry with everyone!  You have some great, original designs. 
Be sure to pay a visit to the ELECTRIC PENGUIN to see all the great pieces of jewelry that it has to offer.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Calamity Jane... Opal and Fine Silver Earrings

Original Designs by Chris Wrinn

It is a pleasure to have Chris and her exquisite, original designed jewelry here on DZFANTASY as a featured Etsy artist.  Chris' Etsy shop is called GILDED OWL JEWELRY. When you pay a visit to GILDED OWL JEWELRY, you will find a wonderful selection of  pendants/necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.

Let's learn a bit more about Chris and her artistic creativity by reading her interview below.

What led you to start creating your art/craft

I am a commercial illustrator by profession, but needed a relaxing, yet creative, outlet. The focus involved with designing jewelry is both refreshing and spontaneous. It lets me wander where I want.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

Metals, especially wire and precious metals, have always appealed to me. Although I didn't know what to do with them until I took a course, there was always 'something about them' in the back of my mind.

Punk Phun Turquoise and Silver Pendant

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Spontaneity and not knowing how pieces will turn out. Sometimes you get a bolt of creativity and haven't a clue where it came from. It can take one by surprise. I also like to mold precious metal clays into unique patterns and designs that you can't get with traditional sheet metals. Wire wrapping is another aspect I enjoy. The wire can take on what seems a life of its own and lead you into places you wouldn't think of going. Every piece is unique.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Vegetable. Vegetables have much more texture than fruits.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Icing. I've done painting and metalwork, so the one thing left that interests me is taking the creative side of me and making Decorating Cakes into something rather unique. It's amazing what can be done with icing!

14K Gold Filled Classic Circlet Earrings

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I want my designs to grab your attention at first glance and I want the wearer to receive compliments. I'd like the customer be proud of the piece.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Find your passion and keep doing it. It may not be the easier way or it may not be the one you are more successful at, but keep at it. As long as you are happy when you are in the process of creating, that's what you should be doing.

Thanks, Chris, for a great interview and taking the time to share your wonderful creations with all of us.  Great style and workmanship! Your creations reflect that you love what you do!

Be sure to visit the links below to see more of Chris' work.

Friday, April 23, 2010

34th Annual Madison Audubon Society Art Fair 2010

Lobby at Warner Park Community, Madison, WI

site of the

34th Annual Madison Audubon Society Art Fair

on Saturday May 1st

My first art show of the season is coming up fast!   Next Saturday,  on May 1st, I will be exhibiting at the Warner Park Community Center in Madison, WI.  The photo above shows the lobby as you come into the building.  The artists' indoor booths are set up in the gym, hallway and community room of the building.  There are also outdoor booths, but since one can never be sure of our Wisconsin weather, I always opt to have an indoor space.  This has proven to be a good choice over the years because it always seems to rain or be rather chilly the day of the show.

The Art Fair hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Below is a link to the Audubon Society web page where you can find out more about this organization and visit the links about the show and the exhibiting artists.

I'm looking forward to this year's show, and to seeing how my new "fiber fantasy jewelry" goes over, along with my new fantasy figures.  Last year's show was a bit slow, so I'm hoping this year will be a lot better.  I'll be doing a "review" of the show and also have photos, so be sure to stop back for a visit.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Photography Print 5x7 Summer Day
Late in the summer when all the plants and flowers are big and beautiful.

by April


WELCOME, April and her Etsy shop, AUTUMN RAIN CREATIONS.  When you pay a visit to April's shop, you will find a lovely selection of -  Photographic Art, Handcrafted and Upcycled Vintage Earrings. Craft Supplies. Flax Pillow Packs. Vintage Treasures.

Before you visit, AUTUMN RAIN CREATIONS, take a moment to read April's interview  below to get a bit of an "insight" into what started April on her creative adventures.

What led you to start creating your art/craft

I don't think there was anything that led me to start doing this it's just there in me always has been. My grandmother, dad and my daughter are very artistic, so it has always been around me one way or the another. It may sound cliche, but as a child I was always creating something. I have always been intrigued and interested in all art. I love being around it.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I have always just worked with what I enjoyed and felt drawn to at that moment.

Purple Glass Copper Dangle Earrings

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

The solidarity aspect is most enjoyable to me. That's when I just put my whole self into my project and nothing else is on my mind but the creation itself.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

When I am taking pictures, I really see so much of the beauty of nature (God's labor) so I guess I would have to say fruit.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Probably painting. I use to draw and paint when I was young and have always wanted to start back up again. My daughter is 17 and paints/draws so artisticly. It motivates me.

Purple Leaves Eye Pillow

Eye Pillow Pack filled with Flaxseed. Use cold or hot. Heat in microwave in intervals to achieve gentle moist warmth or store in refrigerator/freezer too cool or help unpuff eyes. Wonderful for a number of aches and pains. Measures 9x3 inches. Made of cotton fabric and flaxseed.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I think it's more of a personal inner strength than a message for me. I do it because it makes me feel good, it's calming, it's a creative outlet and sharing it helps me show how I feel about life at that time.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

I don't believe in what's best selling or following the trend. My advise would be draw your creativity from your heart and roll with it.

Thanks, April, for taking the time to share your thoughts and creativity here on DZFANTASY.
To learn more about April and her art, be sure to visit the links below.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010




Meet my newly designed "Jewelry Diva"!  I've recently been designing and creating my new line of fiber fantasy jewelry, so it came to me that I should create a "jewelry diva"!  That, of course, got me to thinking that I need to start a new collection which I will be calling "LADY DIVAS".

What type of DIVA are you?  Are you a "shopping diva", "excercise diva", "dancing diva"....?  If anyone has any ideas of what type of diva they would like to sure to leave a comment here.

She is loaded with jewels...fiber and Swarovski crystal necklace, dangle earrings, Swarovski crystal belt, bracelet, ankle bracelet and hair accent.

Here is our diva relaxing in her favorite chair!  She had a busy day looking for new jewelry!

To learn more about her, click on the link below:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - The Charming Place

Flying Fantasy Fish Print 8.5 x 11

by Shelley Szczucki of The Charming Place

CHARMING, WHIMSICAL, ENCHANTING, COLORFUL....These are just a few of the adjectives I'd use to describe the delightful art of Shelley Szczucki!  I'm very happy to welcome Shelley and her Etsy shop, THE CHARMING PLACE, as a featured artist here on DZFANTASY.  What an appropriate name for Shelley's shop!  When you pay a visit, you will find whimsical scrabble tile pendants created with Shelley's own original art, and also art prints such as the one pictured above!  They will be sure to make you smile!

Let's learn a little bit more about this talented artist by reading her interview below.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I started to create crafts when I was very young, sometime in the 70's. My mother was somewhat of a "Martha Stewart" and we did mostly everything together....many hours reading magazines and picking out just the right craft to do. I was also a very young artist, picking up a crayon and writing and doodling on just about anything....much to my parents dismay. After many years of day to day life and not much to do with the selling of my art and crafts, I started to search on the computer for more ideas. I came across Ebay, and that was the start, I found so many things people were doing, and I thought to myself......I can do that. So I went about selling my art there and then that led to Etsy!

Handmade Scrabble Tile Whimsical Folk Art SISTERS
by Shelley Szczucki

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I love many mediums, but I try to stay somewhat consistent with Etsy. I display my acrylic and watercolor art in my shop. Also my art on jewelry, just to liven things up a bit.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I love the freedom it gives me. Everything in life is almost written for, job, taxes. This is my little world of creativity that nobody can tell me what to paint, or how to paint or anything!

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

A fruit sundae.......a jumble of lovely colours!

Folk Art Whimsical Cat Gardener Scrabble Tile Pendant
by Shelley Szczucki

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your "creativity" what would that be, and why?

Probably my acrylic paintings. I love the vibrancy the medium gives me in terms of colours.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

Happy, Creative, Smile!

Fantasy Fairy Print 8.5 x 11
by Shelley Szczucki

This painting was done by randomly painting with watercolor paint, then sketching over to form a cute posed fairy. She just appeared out of the paint.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Never give up! There will always be people out there that are better than you and there will also be people that are not. Strive to do your very best, and you can't go wrong.

Shelley, thanks for taking the time to share your delightful, artistic creations with everyone, and for your thoughts!  I'd say your message of "Happy, Creative, Smile!" is definitely the message being shown in your work! 

To see more of Shelley's work be sure to visit her links below.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Creating knit bead fantasy earrings.

The last couple of months I've been busy designing and creating my new line of "fiber fantasy necklaces and earrings".

I thought it might be fun to show how the above pair of earrings started out and ended up as shown in the photo above.

In the photo below you will see the "makings" for one earring.  I have knit the section of ribbon yarn that I will use for this earring.  It consists of 5 stitches using a size 5 needle, and is a straight knit stitch.  It is 5 stitches x 6 rows in size.

As you can see in the above photo, the other materials I used for 1 earring is a gold plated filigree bead cap, gold plated earwire, and a gold plated eye pin,  to which I've already added a tiny gold plated leaf bead

This photo shows that I have folded the tiny handknit section of ribbon yarn in half and have started to sewn in closed along the one side.  I use a very tiny needle and clear 4# test fishing line.


The handknit ribbon yarn section is now sewed down the one side. I thought it looked rather like a colorful little catapillar!

The next step is adding whatever bead or embellishment I've decided to use before adding the handknit section of the earring.  In this case, I've used an 8mm Swarovski crystal.  Now is when things start to get a little tricky.

Once the head pin is slipped through the center of the handknit piece, I start sculpting it into a bead, again using the clear 4# test fishing line and a very tiny needle.  It is rather difficult to hold the head pin in place and stitch the knit piece, and this is what takes the most time when creating these knit beads.

I keep stitching, in and out, and around about, until I feel I have the knit piece in a shape to which I can now add the top bead cap, so that I can also add whatever other crystals to the top and create the loop for the earwire.  Once this is done, I can finish sculpting the bead without it slipping around too much.

You can see in the photo above how uneven the knit bead still is?  It still needs a lot of stitching and shaping.  This pair of earrings took me almost 2.5 hours to create.  Some go a bit faster, but basically they average about 2 hours.  It is also rather difficult to find bead caps that work with the handknit beads that I create.  I spend a lot of time searching for just the right cap that will work.  I've found that there isn't a lot of variety in bead caps for my purpose. If anyone knows of a good source for unique caps, I'd love to know about them. I buy on Etsy and also through several bead catalogs.

I've found creating these one-of-a-kind fiber knit earrings a challenge, but also great fun!  I love all the different yarns and colors!  Below is a photo of the finished earrings along with a matching handknit flower necklace.

I am having a "WINNER'S CHOICE GIVEAWAY" for 1 pair of my fiber fantasy earrings, so if anyone is interested, click on the link below to enter the giveaway. Winner will be able to pick 1 pair of earrings from any earrings that are in my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy and Zibbet, at the close of the giveaway.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

WINNER'S CHOICE GIVEAWAY - Fiber Fantasy Earrings!

I have recently added a new line to my DZFANTASY fiber creations......."Fiber Fantasy Jewelry" .  It includes face pins/ handknit necklace sets, handknit flower necklaces, butterfly necklaces, and  knit bead/Swarovski crystal earrings.

This giveaway is for a "WINNER'S CHOICE" of any pair of fantasy earrings in my DZFANASY shop both on Etsy and my new ZIBBET shop.  WINNER will be able to choose from any pair of earrings in my shops at the close of this giveaway.  The above and below photos show  samples of my new designs.  I will be adding new earrings in both my shops in the next several weeks.


START DATE:  April 15, 2010

END DATE:  May 15, 2010 - 12:00 Midnight CST

OPEN:  Worldwide

PRIZE: 1 pair of "fantasy earrings" - WINNER'S CHOICE

VALUE: $22.00 - $25.00


1.  To obtain a vailid entry into this giveaway, all you have to do is visit either or both of my DZFANTASY shops by clicking on their links below.


and then come back to this post and leave a comment as to which pair of earrings you would choose.

2.  Please be sure to leave your EMAIL ADDRESS either in the post or a link to it, so that I have a means of contacting you, should you be the lucky winner.

3.  At the end of the giveaway, I will randomly select a winner from all the entries received up until the closing of the giveaway on May 15, 2010 - 12:00 Midnight CST

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Donna, at:

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!  Below are a few photos showing some of the earrings available in my shops.  Each bead is invidually handknit and sculpted into various shaped beads.  They are accented with Swarovski crystals.

This photo shows the ribbon yarn used to design these earrings.

New Design...Handknit "choker" style fiber fantasy necklace.

 Handknit fiber fantasy necklace with Swarovski crystals

Here is my latest idea...a choker style fiber necklace that would look lovely with a scoop neck top or blouse! 

I do believe a matching pair of earrings would be just the thing to complete the look.  To learn more about this creation, just click on the title below the top photo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - Artist, Painter, Illustrator, Gwen Duda at GwensArtDreamscape

Gwen Duda Fine Art Original Oil Painting-titled While I Lie Here...

I'm happy to weclome Gwen Duda, a fine artist and illustrator to be a featured artist here on DZFANTASY. Gwen creates her paintings using oils, acrylics, watercolor and more as her mediums.  Be sure to pay a visit to Gwen's Etsy shop....GWENS ART DREAMSCAPE!  You will find a wonderful variety in her subject matter.

But first....take some time to read Gwen's interview below.  I always find it fascinating to learn a bit about the artist behind the wonderful creations.

What led you to start creating your art?

I was just doing it without any outer motivation. It was totally inner driven. I have always been creating, as a young child as far back as I can remember.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

Oils are luscious, mysterious. Acrylics are fast and immediate. I like both. I would love to sculpt, work with glass, metal, clay. I would love to design clothing work with textiles. Papers are beautiful. I would need nine lifetimes to even feel slightly satiated creatively. For now I paint and to get proficient in that skill one does have to study in that area. Painting is the medium that allows me to convey emotions, to help the viewer experience their own life, their own responses, their own emotional terrain. I think that is why I stay focused on it.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Just that, the engagement of the viewer and how it interacts with their world view, their emotional terrain.

Gwen Duda Original Acrylic Painting titled- While the Cat is Away

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable to describe your art, what would you choose and why?

*laughing* Hmmm, maybe grapes in that you can drink them juiced, ferment them to wine and they change your perception, eat them and be refreshed, or be more than sweetened having them as jam or jelly. My work is eclectic, yet has an similar emotive ability through all my work.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your "creativity", what would that be and why?

Music - I think it is even MORE communicative in that it needs no language to convey its message or to connect.

Gwen Duda Fine Art Original Oil Painting 16 in x 16 in Sunflower - Direct from Artist

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art?

Each piece has it's own value, its own message to the viewer, and I let it be between them.

What advice do you hve for other artists/crafters?

I paint, I create because I have to. It's part of who I am, it's genetically imbued in my cells I guess you would say. Each has to determine for themselves why they do what they do and why they want to continue or not. Keep the flame alive and don't look to the outside for validation of your work. It's nice if you get it but it won't motivate you consistently. Good luck and good art to you!

Gwen, thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and artistic creativity with all of us.  You not only express yourself well with a brush, but also with words.  Great thoughts and paintings!
To learn more about Gwen and her creations, be sure to visit her links below:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Visit DZFANTASY on ZIBBET and save!



$27.00 on ZIBBET

I have just finished listing several new pieces in my "fiber fantasy jewelry" category in my new DZFANTASY shop on Zibbet......The whimsical, rainbow colored "flower necklace" above, and the matching pair of earrings shown below. To see these items, just click on the title below their photos.

$22.00 on ZIBBET

I've decided to pass along a few dollars in savings to customers who purchase from my DZFANTASY shop on Zibbet.  Each of the two above items  have been listed at $3.00 below what I'd normally sell them for at an art show or on Etsy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE WINNER OF DZFANTASY'S "Fantasy Butterfly Necklace" is....





Caterina's entry was randomly selected from all the entries received for my "Butterfly Necklace" giveaway here on DZFANTASY.

Since people had the option of leaving more than one entry, I believe there were approximately 22 people who entered this giveaway.

Caterina has been notified of her winning, and has already responded, so I will be shipping the necklace to Caterina in Italy first thing tomorrow morning.

THANKS, again to everyone who took the time to enter this giveaway.  I will be having another giveaway in the next several weeks, so be sure to stop back to see what it is.

Friday, April 9, 2010


I have just started an additional DZFANTASY shop on ZIBBET.  My main on-line selling venue will still be Etsy, but I thought I'd give Zibbet a try with some of my items. I went with the "free" account for now to see how things go.

With a free account you are limited to listing only 25 items in your shop, but since I'm basically going to be listing my "fiber fantasy jewelry" on there, I feel that won't be a problem for now.

If anyone has a shop on Zibbet, it would be fun to hear your comments here, as to how you like it and the "pros and cons", etc.

After I am on Zibbet for a while, I will put together some of my observations and share them here with you.

CLICK on the link below to visit my very new, tiny little shop on Zibbet.  I will be adding more items in the coming weeks.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MAGICAL "FAIRY CHARM EARRINGS"...will be sure to bring you a magical feeling!

(click on the title above to learn more about them)

Wear these little beauties and feel the magic!!  The tiny fairies will dance and twirl as you wear them!  Light and airy as a fairy!

If you are looking for a bit of fun and fancy to perk up any outfit...give these earrings a try.  I designed the handknit "focal" beads using a beautiful satin finish ribbon yarn.  Creating these free form knit beads takes me about 2 hours, as they are shaped by using a clear 4# test fishing line, which can't be seen in the completed beads.

One of these days when I have more time, I will do a tutorial to show how the beads start out and end up in various shapes such as the ones above.  It is a technique I just recently taught myself.   It does take a bit of time to create each bead, but I have found it fun to see how they look when completed.  Adding Swarovski crystals and recently charms, has added to their magical look and sparkle!

Great gift ideas...either for yourself or someone special.  No two will ever look exactly the same.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Give Mom a bit of DZFANTASY, you will find fantasy sculptures, fairies, mermaids, and also fantasy fiber jewelry...necklaces, face pins, earrings and more!

MOTHER'S DAY isn't that far away!  Are you thinking...what can I get for "MOM", to show her how special she is?  Well, don't worry....perhaps you will find just what you are looking for by taking a peek at the Etsy shops listed below.

There are so many wonderful creations that can be found in Etsy shops, so I thought I'd put together a special feature showing just a very few of the many choices that one can find while shopping on Etsy.  What could be a more meaningful gift, then one that is "handmade", with love and attention to detail.  Don't you think your mom deserves the very best?

Each shop will be represented with a large photo showing the item in their shop.  To visit that item, just click on the title below the photo.  You can also click on any of the 4 thumbnail photos displayed, to go to directly to that item in the shop, or click on the shop's name below the thumbnails, to go to the shop itself.

Sit back and enjoy visiting the shops below.


Serenity Collections offers beautiful beaded amulet bags such as the gorgeous one shown above, beaded necklaces, bracelets and more.


When you pay a visit to GRAZIM, you will not only find beautiful selections of felted slippers in wonderful colors and design, but also other gorgeous felted items!


AT THE BRINK offers a delightful selection of eco-friendly, felted purses out of recycled sweaters, and also "wine bottle cozy/bags".


EM'S GEMS offers a great selection of delightful beaded earrings, bracelets and necklaces.


GLORIOUS GLASS GAREN offers a gorgeous selection of colorful glass bird baths, humming bird feeders, butterfly feeders and more!


DEZIGN DAZE specializes in custom and personalized greeting cards, calendars, receipe cards, note cards and more.


At WILD GINGER SILK, you will find a wide selection of hand painted shawls, wraps, scarves, and accessories.  What mom wouldn't be thrilled to receive a hand-painted silk scarf such as the beauty above!

by RECYCLED BY RENEE..The All American Girl

Shop RECYCLED BY RENEE, and you will find Sandblasted Lighted Bottles, Teacup candleholders and Shabby, Victorian and Cottage Chic handmade items, along with American/Patriotic items.



GIFTBEARER offers a stunning collection of tribal style jewelry, fine silver, sterling gem earrings, bracelets, and much more.  The CARMELLA COLLECTION is named in honor of the artist's dog, Carmella, who is the first dog in the United States to be cured of distemper.



SILK STORY has the most exquisite silk paintings that tell a story, along with gorgeous silk scarves, cards....all original designs from this very talented artist!


HI GIRLS offers wonderful handmade bags, jewelry and polymer clay items for the home!  I'm sure some deserving mom would love the lovely handbag shown above...many others to choose from at HI GIRLS.


If your mom loves sure to visit TEAMAN, where you will find over 30+ different blends of tea!!  I bet she'd love a "tea sampler" like the one above!  It is always fun to sample the different flavors of tea.


You will find a lot of delightful handmade soaps when you pay a visit to FORGET ME NOT SOAP SHOP!


KHO KREATIVE offers beautiful, colorful cards like the set above.  Pay a visit to KHO KREATIVE to find handmade cards, photos and custom designs.

 European Girls Crafts and Eggs

EUROPEAN GIRLS CRAFTS AND EGGS offers beautiful, colorful Lithuanian scractched eggs


 BARBARA PAIGE KNITS - Mother and Daughter Fiber Arts Creations

You will find wonderful fiber creations at BARBARA PAIGE KNITS...felted bags, shalws and Shrugs, hand spun yarn, handmade button and more!

QUEEN OF ALL TRADES lives up to its name because when you a pay visit to this shop you will find a wonderful assortment of potpourri wreaths, potpourri adornments, jewelry, paper crafts and more.



What mom doesn't like soaps and bath items!  These look good enough to eat! ESPECIALLY 4 U BY E and T has delightful  handmade soaps, bath items, lotions, shower gels and more.



When visiting AMANDA'S OBESSION, you will find beautiful necklaces, bracelets, letter pendant necklaces, stamped necklaces handcrafted from semi-precious gemstones and metals.


MAIOLICA offers beautiful handpainted ceramic items.....tiles,such as the one above, dishes, bowls and more.  The artist  specializes in painting ceramics in the Italian Renaissance Style.


When you visit to FOREVER ANDREA you will find unique handmade jewelry, lovely keepsake baby bracelets, fun children's jewelry, handmade crocheted scarfs, hand-milled soaps. All sorts of fun gifts to choose from!


RITZEE REBEL offers a wide selection of cute purses, felt pins, hair accents and more! 

Vintage Mother's Plate

offered by

 If you love vintage items, be sure to pay a visit to A COLLECTIBLE CACHET where you will find kitchen, jewelry, milk glass, linens and things, home decor and more!



FIRED AND WIRED offers poly shrink and resin jewelry in the following themes, sports, horse & horse racing and various holidays.


Looking for beautiful, colorful, handmade purses in many will find them at SID'S IN STITCHES!



THE PINK SINK offers you Handmade Soap ~ Bath & Body ~ Lip Balm ~ Skin Care



At THREE CHICKS VINTAGE you will find vintage treasures of  jewelry and beauty items, apparel and accessories and a lot more!


PRAIRIE STAR JEWELS offers handmade necklaces, earrings, purse charms and more created from semi-precious stones and mixed metals.


Pay a visit to ART OF AMY and find whimsical, fanciful note cards, Alice In Wonderland prints, original art, gift sets, and more!


LYNN'S BEADS 'N' THINGS offers jewelry fashioned from semi precious stones, Freshwater Pearls and other beads. Handmade Cards using real pressed flowers and leaves, laminated for lasting beauty.


A BREATH OF FRENCH AIR offers a wide variety of handmade soaps, soy candles and bath products.


MEL's ART BUFFET offers unique designs for your unique taste - featuring bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more!


BITS N' BEADS has such a unique variety of offerings ....necklaces/chokers, earrings and hoops, bracelets and cuffs, I.D. Lanyards, charms and more, you will find it hard to choose!


UPCYCLE UTOPIA offers "upcycled art" created from bits and pieces of everyday life...earrings, pins/brooches, art dolls, magents and more!

I hope you all enjoyed the small sampling of Mother's Day Gift ideas that can be found on Etsy. I'd like to thank the shops above who chose to participate in this MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL feature.

If anyone would like to leave a comment with a link to an Etsy shop that you feel has Mother's Day Gift ideas, please feel free to do so.