Saturday, May 31, 2008

Featured Item: Pastel Butterflies

Price: $15.00

This is a very interesting and colorful chainmaille piece using the butterfly chainmaille weave. Made with pastel pink and aqua jump rings and then gold rings to connect the links, the're approximately 18 gauge, 8mm jump rings for this bracelet making it a little more of a looser weave.

This bracelet measures approx. 6 3/4" in length and is finished with a gold plated magnetic clasp.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this lovely bracelet, or visit NightMaiden's shop for more shiny treasures!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Featured Item: custom handmade blank paper scroll

Price: $18.00

A simple but gorgeous medieval/japanese style scroll - perfect for writing, drawing, and painting on! Use it as a banner or an invitation for an upcoming event, as a fun way to sketch things or write a little story or poem on, as a costume accessory, for d&d, pretty decoration... anything you can think of!

The scrolls in the pictures were made with 2 12" sanded and smooth natural wood dowel rods, with 50" of 11" wide beautiful white no. 6/mmk sumi art kozo paper (made from rice), imported from Japan. This semi-transparent paper feels delicate but is quite hardy. They're closed with pretty ribbon, which wraps around the scroll. Attached to 1 end of the ribbon is a real wax seal stamped with a fleur de lis, so it looks like an official document when closed!

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

Featured Item: Lined Green Journal

Price: $25.00

The cover of this book has a bright summer green fabric with pink and cream lines that look hand drawn. The soft beige fabric on the spine has a suede look and feel to it. This journal measures 5.25" x 4.5" (132mm x 115mm). The endpapers are made from a handmade pink paper with red fibers throughout. There are 144 pages (counting each side as one page) of cream-colored Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper. This chunky little book would make a great sketchbook, art, travel, or writing journal.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this pretty and practical journal, or visit ladyartisan's shop for more shiny treasures!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Featured Item: Spring Meadow Fantasy Garden Polymer Clay Beads

Price: $18.00

Red-violet flowers and white daisies on a field of green with glints of silver.

The beads measure approximately 13-14mm and are round. These beads feature valeriebeads' signature cane near the hole. They are glossed to give them shine. Price is for 6 beads similar to those pictured.

These beads include fine silver leaf (.999) in them.

Click here if you'd like to purchase these gorgeous beads, or visit valeriebeads' shop for more shiny treasures!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

BDC Treasury - Look, They Have Boy Whores

Ok, this BDC-filled Treasury title will be sure to attract A LOT of attention!

Quick! Click HERE to visit this treasury before it expires at 8:11 PM pm EST on May 30!

Featured Item: Korean Four Field Kono

Price: $50.00

Four Field Kono is a medieval game of position which appears simple, but is actually quite challenging.

It's played on the 16 points of a 3x3 square grid. Each player begins with 8 pieces on their side of the board. Capture is by replacement: a piece has to jump over one of it's own pieces and knock out the opposing piece on the next point. When not capturing, pieces may move one space along any line. Player wins by capturing all opposing pieces or by blocking opponent so he cannot move.

Our board measures 12x12 inches and includes pieces (3" high), rules, and a drawstring bag.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this totally cool game, or visit ancientgamecupboard's shop for more shiny treasures!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Featured Item: Carnivale - Handspun Beaded Art Yarn

Price: $30.00

3 strands of merino and mohair yarns in festive shades of green, gold and purple are enhanced with iridescent thread, which is randomly strung with a rainbow of silver lined glass beads. This thick and thin yarn has lots of texture. Use alone, or combine with inlerah's Tryst Handspun Yarn for a fun project.

3.5 oz / 99 g
128 yds / 117 m
7 wpi

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

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Featured Item: Lady From The Mountain Necklace

Price: $60.00

A polished amulet of pale amethyst capped with dancing lavender pearls, is suspended from a strand of amethyst, pearls, and tiny glass beads, and hangs around the neck like a fancy medallion. It's finished with a sterling spirally clasp and measures 22" (55.88cm) long.

All other metals are silver-plated.

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Featured Item: Espresso For One

Price: $19.75

"Espress For One" is strung on bead cord and knotted between the beads which gives the necklace an extra suppleness.

lunaarcana calls this creation espresso because the onyx beads look just like espresso beans! There are silver plated and smoky glass accent beads. The clasp is silver plated and the pendant is silver plated epoxy. There are also two faceted czech glass beads.

The necklace measures 17" from clasp to clasp.

Click here if you'd like to purchase this practical coffee cozy, or visit lunaarcana's shop for more shiny treasures!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Featured Item: Genuine Working Set of MacLeod Bagpipes (circa 1960)

Price: $1,200.00

Okay, this listing is a little high-priced, but seriously - it's so unique!

For sale is iheartthatdance's husband's previously played set of MacLeod Bagpipes (her husband is pictured above playing - he's not included in the listing!). He played these pipes for 22 years before purchasing a set of Henderson's.

Included with the set is a plastic Shephard chanter, a Canmore gortex zipper bag, a little-mac valve, cords and a set of Omega drone reeds. Also included is the original wooden case. There are no cracks in any of the drones, chanter or blowpipe. Small hairline cracks in two of the stocks have been sealed and show no signs of growing.

Click here for more information and to get in contact with ihearthatdance about purchasing these bagpipes. Or visit iheartthatdance's shop for more shiny treasures!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Featured Item: Geisha Hair Sticks

Price: $10.00

A pair of 7" blue hair sticks, with painted image of Geisha at the top. Siarh has attached glass blue and green flower beads from the top. Three sets dangle beautifully from the eyepin, securly attached with industrial strength adhesive.

These hair sticks are definitely stylish!

Click here to purchase these hair sticks. Or visit Siarh's shop for more shiny treasures!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

April BDC Challenge Entries

Check out the entries into April's BDC Challenge - "This Is What Going Mad Must Be Like", a tribute to the "Jaynestown" episode of Firefly (if you need a reminder on what the Challenge details were, click here.

Hero of Canton by NightMaiden

He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor...
He stood up to the man and he gave him what for...

What better way to represent "Jaynestown" than with falling money....

A silver dollar sign dangles precariously from green square cat eye beads. The taper design really does look like money falling from the sky... The brown cat eye beads are almost the color of mud, the "mudders" own resource. The necklace measures approx. 17 1/4" in length and the drops are approx. 1/2", 1 1/4", and 3" in taper order. This piece is finished with a silver plated magnietic clasp.

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

Hero of Canton - Handspun Yarn by inlerah

This 100% hand-dyed wool yarn plied with metallic thread is a blend of natural dark brown, representing the mudders, and muted shades of orange, gold and rust (which are the colors inlerah associates with Jayne, even though he didn't yet have his infamous hat in this episode). The wool is plied with gold metallic thread for the money Jayne inadvertantly gave to the people of Canton, thus cementing his hero status.

"Now here is what separates heroes
from common folk like you and I.
The man they call Jayne
he turned 'round his plane
and let that money hit sky."

2.25 oz / 63 g, 104 yards / 95 m

If you'd like to purchase this beautiful yarn, visit inlerah's shop, here.

The Man They Call Jayne - An ACEO by Figments

Jayne Cobb, tough man, mercenary, hero????? Well, according to the Mudders he is. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t, that is up to the fans to decide I guess. But love him or hate him, Jayne is an integral part of the crew of Serenity and a real character.

This ACEO is made using a heavy gold color backed stock with a textured light brown colored light card stock on the other. A stamped brass gun, an oriental "coin", paper money, a bit of sheet music and a miniature version of Shepherd Book’s Bible as "fixed" by River complete this piece. This piece has been signed, numbered and dated on the back.

If you'd like to purchase this one of a kind ACEO, visit Figments's shop, here.

ACEO- 068 Hero- Original by lizstaley

This ACEO is an original, NOT a reproduction. It's done on a heavy, lightly textured illustration board with ink, Prismacolor markers and watercolor.

This is lizstaley's take on a scene from "Jaynestown" - Wash, Jayne, Simon, Mal, and Kaylee come across a statue of Jayne while visiting a little mud-farming planet called Canton. Seems that Jayne is a "bonafide folk hero" on Canton - complete with a song that's popular in the local bars! Card has been signed and dated on the back by me.

If you'd like to purchase this one of a kind ACEO, visit lizstaley's shop, here.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Featured Item: Crocheted Coffee Cozy

Price: $8.00

Dress up your coffee shop coffee with this fashionable and environmentally-friendly crocheted coffee cozy! Even when the cardboard coffee sleeves are made from recycled cardboard, they still end up back in the trash (or the recycling bin). Instead, use this washable coffee cozy to keep your hand protected from the hot coffee cup!

This coffee cozy is crocheted from 100% cotton yarn, in black with two stripes in tan. The tan portion is made up of 2 different shades of very light brown, giving that portion a different look than many of the coffee cozies I make. It can stretch to fit onto any size of paper coffee cup. Unstretched, the cozy is 1 1/2" tall (3.5 cm), 9" around at the top (23 cm), and 8" around at the bottom (20 cm).

This cozy can be machine washed and dried, but due to the small size, you may prefer to hand wash it and let it air dry. Some of the darker colors of cotton yarn tend to bleed when washed, so be sure to wash this cozy with like colors.

Also available in LOTS of different colours if you want another combination!

Click here if you'd like to purchase this practical coffee cozy, or visit scarywhitegirl's shop for more shiny treasures!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

BDC Challenge for May

In late May 2511, Unification day was declared (boo, hiss!).

For more information -

Now being Browncoats, we don't expect anyone to make things in honor of the purple bellies. You can make whatever you want, how ever you want to interpret "U-day Celebrations"

Don't forget to add the "bdcchallenge" tag to your challenge entries (and remove your tags from your April challenge entry) so that we can feature your creation in a post later this month to honour all the Challenge entries!