Friday, March 28, 2008

March BDC Challenge Entries - Post 2

Part 2 of our posts featuring the entries into March's BDC Challenge - "Frivolous Flippery and Engine Grease" (if you need a reminder on what the Challenge details were, click here).'s the second bunch of entries (in no particular order) from our talented BDC members...Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Totally Kaylee by rubyzu

She might be a phenom mechanic, but she's still a frilly-loving girl! A pink glass flower (with an opalescent interior and a little green glass leaf), tiny pink beads to match and a wrench. Yes, that's right... a wrench, complete with Chinese writing (and made in China on the back). The wrench slides so the flower can be worn at the top or the bottom. Finished off with a sterling silver spring ring clasp and extender with a tiny dangling heart.

If you'd like to purchase this very-Kaylee necklace, visit rubyzu's shop, here.

Kaylee Necklace by jlkconcepts

Kaylee has an affinity for strawberries, and this is jlkconcepts' non-literal, feminine interpretation of strawberries as inspired by Kaylee's sweetness and brightness. Made with all genuine materials, including sterling silver chain and wire; gold-fill chain, wire, beads and clasp; pink topaz, onion-faceted briolette focal bead; peridot faceted rondelles and briolette beads; freshwater pearls; and rose quartz faceted heart-shaped briolette beads. Length is approximately 17".

If you'd like to purchase this gorgeous necklace, visit jlkconcepts' shop, here.

Frippery Bangle by BrightCircle

Tiny clear faceted glass beads are stitched with pink thread around a metal bangle. Stitched into the rim of the bangle are adorable soft pink pointy beads, and metallic pink seed beads. Reminiscent of the frippery of the ruffled hoopskirt of a country girl at her first ball, her dress looking like a strawberry layer cake (but only in the most charming sense)! Inner diameter is 2.75 in./7 cm, outer diameter is 3.75 in/9.6 cm.

If you'd like to purchase this gorgeous necklace, visit BrightCircle's shop, here.

Kaywinnit Lee Frye by Triplelle

Kaywinnit Lee Frye, aka Kaylee, is the disarmingly open, mechanically-inclined, earthy mechanic of a Firefly class cargo ship called Serenity. She's the heart of the ship, beloved mei mei to the captain, with a conviction that the 'Verse is basically a shiny place, a sensual fondness for strawberries (hard to come by when your home has no soil or sunlight) and an attraction to all things pink, frilly, and incredibly girly...though mostly she wears coveralls and a layer of engine grime. The necklace and earrings are constructed from washers, copper wire, and pink Swarovski crystal beads. The focal part of the necklace features more of the same, plus a lampworked strawberry bead (made in my studio and annealed for strength), and a solid sterling silver tag stamped with the word "SHINY". Closure is a J-hook formed of copper, easy to close and to wear.

If you'd like to purchase this cute necklace, visit Triplelle's shop, here.

BDC Treasury: There's No Place I Can't Be

Another lovely treasury - this time by team member bijoutery.

Quick! Click HERE to visit this treasury before it expires at 7:16 am EST on March 30!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BDC Treasury: BigDamnNewbies

The BDC team is constantly expanding and there's a new Treasury out that welcomes some of our newer team members!

Quick! Click HERE to visit this treasury before it expires at 4:32 pm EST on March 27!

Friday, March 21, 2008

March BDC Challenge Entries - Post 1

Part 1 of our posts featuring the entries into this March's BDC Challenge - "Frivolous Flippery and Engine Grease" (if you need a reminder on what the Challenge details were, click here).'s the first bunch of entries (in no particular order)...Leave a comment and let us know what you think! There's more to come so keep your eyes open!

2.25 Inch Button - Shiny Browncoat Geek Pack by lizstaley

This Geek Pack is awesome, and in our new LARGE size, they'll be sure to get a lot of attention! This 2 pack includes the following designs: "Shiny!" and "Browncoat".

If you'd like to purchase these great fan buttons, visit lizstaley's shop, here.

Oh So Kaylee by NightMaiden

This focal is a large silver key to represent Kaylee as the key to the ship. Being the mechanic, it runs to the turn of her hands. The small charms at the top are a silver open heart to show the love for everyone on the crew, a strawberry for her favorite thing to eat, and another key just to show her position on the crew and how inportant she is. The necklace itself is made up of pink and white cats eye beads to represent the colors of her layer dress that she loved so much as well as her favorite color. This piece measures 15" in length and the silver key focal has a drop of 2 1/2".

If you'd like to purchase this lovely necklace, visit NightMaiden's shop, here.

Kaylees Delight - Crocheted Stuffed Strawberry by scarywhitegirl

Kaylee loves strawberries (don't we all?), and this strawberry would be her ultimate delight. The strawberry and leaves are crocheted from 100% acrylic yarn, while the seeds are stitched on with 100% cotton yarn. It's stuffed with polyfil and measures approximately 4" tall (10 cm), and is 6 3/4" (17 cm) in circumference at the widest point.

If you'd like to purchase this adorably large strawberry, visit scarywhitegirl's shop, here.

Ooohhhhh Grandpa by Siarh

These cute earrings are a tribute to Kaywinnett Lee Frye, the mechanic on Serenity. Adorable lampwork strawberries topped with pressed glass leaves with aurora shine to them. They hang a little over 1".

If you'd like to purchase these cute earrings, visit Siarh's shop, here.

Kaylee by bluepebble

A sweet necklace that combines a lovely pink focal bead with a copper chain. Inspired by the character of Kaylee from the Firefly TV series - Kaylee is the adorable mechanic of the ship and she tries to be feminine in a traditionally masculine position. Copper is used to represent Kaylee's mechanical side and pink beads (Kaylee's favourite colour!) Chain measures 15.5" (39.4 cm), but with bead, the necklace length is 17" (43.2 cm).

If you'd like to purchase this pretty necklace, visit bluepebble's shop, here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featured Item: Zoe necklace

Price: $25.00

The focus of this necklace is a pretty peach coin pearl. Coin pearls are made by inserting a coin shaped mother of pearl disc inside an oyster, which forms layers of nacre around it to form these beautiful pearls. In addition to the coin pearl are sterling silver cube beads and daisy spacers, finished with sterling findings.

This strand of fine black leather is long enough to wrap around twice, and fastened with a sterling s-hook. This necklace is adjustable and designed so that the pendant can hang down a little lower than the second loop of leather as shown in the last photo. It could also be wrapped around to make two even loops.

A lovely necklace, made in the spirit of west meets east with its black leather and freshwater pearl. Another great piece for any Firefly/Serenity fan!

Click here if you'd like to purchase this beautiful necklace, or visit bijoutery's shop for more shiny treasures!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BDC Treasury: Talents of the BDC

Here's a lovely Treasury put together by team member rubyzu!

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Monday, March 17, 2008

BDC Treasury: Take Me Out to the Black

Another stunning BDC Treasury!

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Featured Item: A Fishie Tribute to Dr. Seuss

Price: $40.00

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss was a big favorite in scarywhitegirl's house as she and her siblings were growing up. Scarywhitegirl's favorite was always "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," and now she's created a school of fish to match that book.

There are 5 fish included in this school - 1 light yellow, 2 green (similar, but not identical), 1 red, and 1 blue. These represent the 5 fish on the cover of the Dr. Seuss book. Each fish measures about 6" long and about 3.5" wide (15 x 9 cm), and is probably about 2" (5 cm) thick at the middle.

Each of the fish is crocheted from 100% acrylic yarn, with black cotton yarn used to mark the eyes on each side of the fish and are stuffed with polyfil. These fish are safe for young children (no small parts), but adult supervision is still recommended while children play with these fish.

The fish can be machine washed and dried; just put them in a knotted pillowcase or lingerie bag to prevent them from taking too much of a beating while being cleaned.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this great childhood memory, or visit scarywhitegirl's shop for more shiny treasures!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Featured Item: Fit for a Companion

Price: $95.00

Beautiful choker fit for a companion, lady, or anyone looking for a little beauty in thier life. Iris colored freshwater pearls and pearl seed beads with silver accents. Beautiful blue goldstone pendant is at the center.

18 1/2" long, the loops are 6" below the pendant strand.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this stunning necklace or visit Siarh's shop for more shiny treasures!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

BDC Treasury: I Aim to Misbehave

Wow, the BDC has some good Treasury hunters! Figments has put together this great Treasury in the Treasury West section. Have a look!

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BDC Treasury: Can't Stop the Signal

Siarh has created another lovely treasury featuring the work of BDC members. Check it out!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

February BDC Challenge Entries - Post 3

Part 3 of our posts featuring the entries into this February's BDC Challenge - "Love in the 'verse" (if you need a reminder on what the Challenge details were, click here). is the final entry...Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Serenity Love in the Verse journal by ladyartisan

Made it to represent the love that the Firefly characters had for being free, out in space and their love for the ship itself. The book is 132 pages of red and brick red Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper and measures 6 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1". The covers are book boards covered with black velvet book cloth and the spine is covered with a silver leather, wrinkled in spots, and not perfectly even on the edges. The headband and endband are made with leftover velvet book cloth and there is an attached bookmark made from thin black suede lacing. The endpapers are Indian Batik paper in black and red. The front cover is embellished with the Chinese pin yin characters for "serenity" which is covered with a large black metal and glass watch bezel (2" diameter).

If you'd like to purchase this gorgeous, one of a kind journal, visit ladyartisan's shop, here.

If you're a part of the BDC and had created a Challenge piece for the February Challenge that wasn't featured here, please let us know at etsybdc (at) and we'll fix that!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

IMPORTANT: BDC Team Tags Announcement!

Please read this important notice from the lovely and dedicated Siarh:

I just got out of the Etsy Team Leaders chat. The Etsy Team Goddesses are recommending adding "Team" to a teams tag. They recommend this to stop confusion in mistagging (some teams are using very regular words as their team tags and it's getting a lot of additional people using their tag) and also so a team tag is easy to spot on someone's listing.

For teams like ours who do not have much confusion, they are recommending our tags get changed out over time. What that means is you will need to add the new team tag to all of your new listings, and NOT go back and change all of your old ones. If you refresh an item, please go in and change the tag then.

So as of right now, please use the tag "TeamBDC" with all of yor items. As of tommorrow, I will only be searching for that tag for items to be added to the team account. I will no longer be searching for "BDC".

Thank you for your help in this matter.