Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Motivation

Chains in different illustrations. Enjoy...

1. Chandelier Medium Vinyl Wall Art Decal-- StephenEdwardGraphic
2. Pillow Cover- Crest in Shadow Blue--rubystella
3. Fluid Silk Effect Tunic Dress--danielabesso
4. Chained Hand Illustrated Vintage Clutch -- MissFranky

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mixed Media Art with May Birthstone Theme

Every time I hear the word emerald, first thing that comes to my mind is "Emerald City", from the Wizard of Oz: a city where everything is emerald green: from food to people. It is revealed at the end of the story that everything in the city is normal colored, but the glasses everyone wears are emerald tinted.

Here are some of my mixed media picks for this month... beautiful emeralds...

1. Original Mixed Media Collage -Subtle Persuasion-- JessicaTorrant
2. Paper Mache Chubby Little House Number 140 --Fishstikks
3. TumblingOriginal Mized Media Collage Painting --SarahJohnAfana
4. Frost in the Evergreens--aliherrman

by Paperinstyle

Monday, May 24, 2010

Emeralds in Fashion

Beautiful fashion finds in honor of May’s birthstone, the emerald. What better time of year to wear beautiful vibrant greens as we celebrate the return of spring and summer!!

1. Emerald Green Tutu Baby to Adult Sizes-- FrillsandFireflies
2. Green Hand-knitted Cropped Cardigan --Elde
3. Flowers on Emerald Baby Doll Cap Sleeve --bhivedesigns
4. Designers Signature Bias Pin-tuck Dress--prizysebastian

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RI Handmade is featured on Etsy's Handmade Blog

Recently we, as a group, has been featured on Etsy's Storque Article section. I am proud to announce these to our followers.
To read more , please visit :

1. Eco-friendly stationary- paperinstyle
2. Tahini Walnut Cookie--tulayskitchen
3. Nesting Bowls--NewMoonStudio
4. Floral Purse -- ItsAllIntheBag01
5. Infinite Love necklace -- Floweredsky
6. Beaded Twine -- Packageinstyle
7. Eco-friendly Sandwich Bag -- Housejewels
8.Fingerless Glove -- NewMoonCrochet

Monday, May 17, 2010

Motivational Picks for the Week

1. Puesta de Sol Recycled Colombian Wood Bracelet-- galeriurbana
2. Ground Italian Roast Oragnic Colombian Dark Roast--downtownroasters
3. Colombian Rum Cake--itssweet
4. Colombian Coffee Exfoliating Soap -- BLCBodyShop

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Emerald - Colombian Cuisine

Colombian cuisine varies greatly, depending on the uniqueness of the many regions of this large, disperse country. Generally, Colombian cuisine includes some type of meat dish and even though they do not use a lot of vegetables, they do use lots of fruits. In fact, more than any other ingredient. Breakfast is more important to them than lunch and dinner.
Here are some fun recipes I would like to share with you!

Tulay's Kitchen

Monday, May 10, 2010

Emerald Design Ideas

I love to see strong colors with geometric designs. This month I have focused on finding our color of the month in geometry, and what could be more perfect then architectural stairs?

2. The Green Eye

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Tale of the Birthstones – May in Emeralds

1. May Birthstone Lucky Hand crafted hoops-- galit
2. Jeneve Green Emerald green feather fascinator --Pegasusmaiden
3. Green Quartz Colombian Emerald Earrings --scarlettshoppe
4. Vibrant Zambian Emerald--bohoboutique

This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of May, Emerald.

Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.

May Birthstone: Emerald

Birthstone Color: Deep Green

Alternative Birthstone: Agate

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. This gem is suggested as an anniversary gift for the 20th and 35th anniversaries and as an alternate stone for the 55th wedding anniversary.

Mystical Powers of the birthstone: Some people believe that wearing an Emerald brings wisdom, growth, and patience. And as any couple in a long-term relationship would agree, all of these qualities are essential for a successful and lasting love. This may explain why a gift of Emerald for an anniversary -- or anytime -- is considered symbolic of love and fidelity.

Main sources of Emerald: Emeralds are found in many countries, but Columbia and Brazil are the major producers and Columbia is recognized as the source for the finest stones. They are also found in Pakistan, Russia, Australia, South Africa, India, Norway, and the United States.

Interesting Facts: Spring is a time of new growth and rebirth. And the intense brilliant green of the Emerald, May’s birthstone, is as refreshing to the eyes as a spring garden after a rain. Within it’s depths are often tiny fractures or inclusions, which the French call "jardin," or garden, because of their resemblance to foliage. The Egyptians were known to engrave Emeralds with the symbol for foliage to represent eternal youth, and to bury these jewels with their dead. The ancient Romans associated this gemstone with fertility and rebirth, and dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.