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I've been crocheting for over 30 years, and come from a family of yarn and fabric artisans. I learned to sew from my Grandmother who made several quilts a year entirely by hand...one for each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Life situations and changes caused me to take a chance and open my first Etsy shop in Feb. 2011. A few successful months later, I opened my second Etsy shop as BeccaTheBaker...and later in 2011 opened my third Etsy shop as BeyondCrochetToo. I'm a single mother of 2 teenagers (a girl and a boy), plus 2 cats. I'm a 5th generation Native Californian (Northern California. And am happy to be back on the West Coast in the Pacific Northwest where I belong.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sharing the Joy: Helping to Spread the Word About Fellow Etsians - BeadTurtle Designs

Sometimes just adding someone's item to your favorites list just isn't enough. That's been the case recently with a few shops I've recently purchased from on Etsy. So, in an attempt to show how much I appreciate their craftsmanship, I've decided to try to showcase them here on my blog. Now, I realize I don't have a large following...and I don't consider myself to be a great writer by any means. But, I'm sincere and TRULY appreciate the work they do, the personal touches they add, and in some cases: the support they have given me in return - whether it's been by leaving me encouraging convos, "liking" my Facebook page, or subscribing to me here. :)

So, here we go. I hope I do them proud.

Back in May I wrote about being in my first BNR (see "Jumping In Feet First"). The item I purchased was a very cute pair of Lemondrop GummieBear Earrings from BeadTurtle. http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadTurtle
They are the cutest earrings I own, and I just love 'em! Fun, but delicate at the same time and at only $5.95, they are a bargain as well .

My cute earrings from BeadTurtle
GummieBear Earrings in Lemondrop

The little bears are lampwork glass beads on French hooks, with a coordinating bead on top. My purchase arrived in their own little sealed envelope with a coupon tag included for my next purchase (and there will be a next purchase) and shipped in a padded envelope to assure they arrived safely.

Not only do I appreciate the earrings, I also appreciate how nice BeadTurtle (aka Shannon) was during the BNR...both before, and after I purchased from her. She was one of several that offered help and kindness when I commented that it was my first BNR and I was nervous. The willingness to help out another craftsperson is what makes Etsy so great, in my humble opinion. :)

BeadTurtle's Signature Necklace

BeadTurtle is the creation of Shannon Jancius. Shannon lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, their 3 small children, 3 kitties, and a spoiled basset hound. She is currently selling: scrapbooking embellishments, craft supplies, handmade jewelry, hair clips, gemstones, and jewelry making supplies. There is always something new to discover in her shop. :)

Shannon has a wonderful quote on her profile page: "To be creative is to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance it's beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it." - Osho

I think we all can agree to that statement. I definitely do!

More of BeadTurtle's Creativity:




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  1. I agree with you on putting artist works as a fav. Is not enough. I think what your doing here is great so keep at it!

  2. Thank you, MsBittyKnacks. Your support is truly appreciated. :)