Monday, October 4, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Eau de Mer 10.4.10

Yep, I took a day off yesterday. Well, it wasn't really a day off, it was a day off from blogging. Earlier last week I had accepted the role of co-moderator for one of the teams I'm on (the Boosting Etsy Shops Team) which is in the midst of some reorganization. I've been busy with that and trying to keep up with the blog and shops and life in general, and since I hadn't received any suggestions for Egyptian themed items, I figured it was a safe day to be blog-free. I got the work done that I needed to and even had a very nice dinner at a new local Greek restaurant with my hubby...also a much needed break!

But I'm back today and featuring some beautiful aquamarine goodies. Aquamarine derives its color name from the phrase water of the sea - hence the title for my post today. Eau de Mer is French for water of the sea, and like seawater, today's featured color draws upon the richness of both blue and green for its wonderful hues! Here are my picks of the day

Since this shade of bluish green (or greenish blue, whichever you prefer) goes so nicely with many different colors, it's an excellent accent color for...

...Jewelry




Aquamarine Wire Wrapped Blue Green Silver Necklace by SilverSmack
Aqua Turquoise Dangle Beads Earrings by ZaftigDelights
Crocheted Beaded Necklace - Teal Purple Blue by LittlePeachFuzz
Aquamarine Gemstone Earrings by letamariedesigns (zibbet)**

...Accessories



Ocean Blue Aquamarine & Quartz Comb by angeatelier
Hand Painted Silk Chiffon Scarf Shawl Aquamarine Cobalt Blue, JOSSIANI by artinsilk
Original Hat named Hollywood and Vine/Skull Cap by hatsbyanne1942**

...anywhere in your home!




Blue Green Peyote Beaded and Brass Kaleidoscope - Chameleon Green by JoyfulDsign
If I could sail away I'd sail with you honey... by PenelopeandPip
Ponded Beaded Journal by PrairieGarden
Aquamarine Blue Contemporary Glass Soap Dish by bprdesigns
Fig Leaf Linen Tea Towels Set of 2 from giardino

So, are you convinced of the beauty and versatility of lovely aquamarine? I hope so! If these few beauties have whetted your appetite for aquamarine, these shops have other items in this color range as well, so be sure to stop by and browse through the wonders you'll find there!

Tomorrow I'm planning on posting another great one-on-one feature with a great chainmaille artisan and then Wednesday, I'll be answering some questions from you all about crafts and the business of selling your crafts in the handmade marketplace. Since I received the same questions from several people, I'd be happy to receive your questions about jewelry design, selling supplies, how to choose a website to sell on, SEO, why social media helps, or any other question you might have! Just contact me with your question, and if I don't use it tomorrow, there's always a future week. If you have a question that I can't answer, I have a wealth of friends with expertise in a great array of crafting fields that are glad to help out as well!

Hope today finds your week off to a wonderful and productive beginning :)



**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

Lovely selection. I specially like that beautiful soap dish!

SilverSmack said...

So many lovely items! Great choices! Thanks for including my Aquamarine Necklace.

BPR Designs said...

Really lovely choices in one my very favorite colors -- so tranquil! And thanks so much for including my soap dish, Karen. :)

giardino said...

Aquamarine, the most versatile, stimulating yet soothing color! Lovely items, thank you so much for including my Fig Leaf Linen Tea Towels.

Sandie said...

OMG, Karen you picked my favorite color!!! I love aqua/seafoam. Yummmmm Thanks for including my earrings in your feature. :o)

Sandie

Sesenarts said...

Beautiful soft,cool colours. Just in time for our hot Aussie summer!

Jossiani said...

Beautiful Ocean colors, attractive items.

Today being a rainy day in California, those colors cheer me up.

Leta Porter said...

Absolutely Beautiful items you found in that color. Thank You so much for including me in them. Hugs, Leta

PrairieGarden-Liane said...

what a wonderful collection! Thank you for including my journal, I'm in beautiful company with the rest of your selections. - Liane

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