Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's creative Etsy Artist of the Week is LeahPellegrini. I've always been attracted to mobiles (even as a baby -haha). I love this store and I'm thinking of ordering one for myself -but maybe that would be too distracting (jk).

Here's more info from the artist:

Mobiles are a pleasure in my life. In the morning when I do yoga, they circle the space above my head, dancing and making me smile. As an emerging glass artist - I enjoy sharing my adventures in glass. I teach torchworking classes and I sell my work thru shops and galleries - on weekends you can find me in my booth at the Portland Saturday Market.for more information about my work:http://www.leahglass.com/my blog:http://www.leahglass.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is CaptureCapeMay, a mother/daughter team. I must be missing California!! No, really, I just love their photos of the beach. I like the idea of capturing writing in the sand for notecards. A lasting reminder of a fleeting moment.

See more of their store by clicking on the photo below or by going to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5347267

A word from the artist:

"On the way to Cape May; I fell in love with you..." is a song we are all familiar with. Our products and artwork are meant to be as inspiring as the town we are from. Offering original artwork from two Cape May photographers, we've combined our love for computer graphics and photography. We are a mother-daughter team based in Cape May, New Jersey. We combine our love for computers and photography to bring you unique photographic works of art.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's Etsy Artist is mizusugi. I chose this piece because it's so festive for the season. I admire mizusugi's work! Here is how this ornament was made:

This ornament is made with 5 yards of patterned ribbons, 5/8 inch in width (1.6 cm). The ribbon was first cut into 30 strips and then folded into small individual units. The last step is to stitch them together by hand.

To see more items from mizusugi, click on the picture above or this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5297336

Here is more info from mizusugi:

The story of my ribbon balls goes way back to the old China, when a rich family wants to find a good husband for their girl, they would either ask a matchmaker to help out or have a "Ball Tossing" party. On the special day, the girl would stand on the balcony of her house and toss her handmade ribbon ball, decorated with her embroidery, to the crowd below. Of course, she knew who was her Mr. Right and the friends of hers would ensure Mr. Right caught her ball. The ribbon ball in the story is as big as a volleyball. Fear not. I made mine small so you can hang them in your car or trees. Every ball is different from each other and it takes about two to three days to complete just one.

I love making ball ornaments. I learned to sew the ball ornaments when I was 10, using drink straws. Now I make them with ribbons as well.Each ball ornament is composed of thirty units. I use either ribbons or plastic strips to fold the single unit first, and then stitch them together by hand. The ornament is not just great for holidays, but any special occasions during the year. For the past years, I have given these ball ornaments to my friends as gifts. Now I am making them for you and your friends.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's Etsy Artist of the Week is Aspen Spa. I love the name of this store. Living in Texas (with very little snow), it would be nice to be in Aspen right now!! I think the store has a beautiful display of its soaps and scrubs. Visit Aspen Spa at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5196157
From the owner:

Hello, and welcome to Aspen Spa! I am so glad that you could stop in. I hope you found something *just right* to pamper your much-deserving self! I'm a high school science teacher by day, and a creator by night! I love the outdoors, and draw my inspiration from nature. I've had many creative outlets over the years, including painting, drawing, sculpting, jewelry, cooking, dance, and currently, teaching. I love to take classes, learn new things, and to be as much of a student as I am a teacher.

I use only the most natural, whole ingredients whenever possible. All ingredients are listed in my item descriptions. These are made-to-order products, prepared in small quantities, in order to bring you the freshest, most pure product possible.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week, I'm featuring a shop called Sigaliot, located in Israel. I love the fatima hands, and this is one of the most intricate and colorful ones I've ever seen. Visit Sigaliot's store at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5129528 .

A message from Sigaliot:

Welcome to my little world of polymer clay. My name is sagit and I'm a full time job polymer clay artist. All of my products are hand made exclusively by me in my home studio in karmiel-Israel. My art is characterized by bright and happy colors. I love color, I love to play with colors and explore new combinations all the time. My work is pure joy, I love it, I love every single little bead that come out of my hands. I think I can summarize by this: My art is my heart ♥. I hope you love and appreciate it too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is heavensearth. Here is one example of the artist's work. I just love the colors. To see more, visit http://www.heavensearth.etsy.com/

From the artist:
I love organic shapes and color. I also love combining collage and paint to create rich texture and depth on canvas. Primarily I work with Golden acrylic paints, grounds and fluids. All of my pieces are finished an acrylic archival varnish to protect the piece for many years to come. If it looks organic or is organic, I love it!
Im very committed to living a ‘green’ lifestyle and always try to choose products that support this value. The paints I use are for the most part are non-toxic and water based. All my artwork comes from a smoke free environment and I do my best to package my paintings with recycled materials (they end up beautifully wrapped!).

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is SimplySoaps. I chose this store because I love the creativity. Aren't these popsicle soaps the cutest?

***Hello everyone welcome to SimplySoaps!***

All soaps come with a free small gift and are neatly packaged.

COMING SOON! Flower Soaps, Christmas Soap Sets, Kids Soaps, moon & sun soap, Rose soap, and many more! These products are all handmade, therefore no two soaps are exactly the same.
To see more products, go to www.simplysoaps.etsy.com

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

Joey's Dream Garden is the latest Etsy Artist of the Week on my blog. I chose this store because it is just soooo cute! And I love the pics of the items.
Welcome to my Dream Garden, where seeds of thought are sewn!I make all items in my smoke-free and pet-free home. I'd be delighted to make you something special so if you don't see exactly what you want, please contact me and we can talk.
Joey x

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

Congrats, BizzieLizzie!

I chose BizzieLizzie as Etsy Artist of the Week because of this bag. It is just so sweet.

All garments made by BizzieLizzie are created with special loving care and special attention is paid to the fine details. All seams are carefully stitched and professionally serged or the French Seaming method is used.

See the rest of her store at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5177935 .

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Etsy Artist of the Week

Here is my pick this week...MuffinTop Designs!

Sock Monkeys Unite!!

Most of the monkeys in these pictures have been adopted... however, you can custom order one for someone you love... or for yourself!

You can choose the socks (almost any sock or children's tights work), whether or not you want felt or button eyes, (FYI - usually button eyes makes it a choking hazard for younger children) expression (smiling, sad, neutral) and an item on it's front if you'd like (i.e. heart, daisy, initial or word). Each one is lovingly given his/her own personality.

Monday, October 8, 2007

My New Weekly Feature!!

Welcome to my newest addition to my blog: the Etsy Artist of the Week! Featured this week is RetiredRecords, "FUN"ctional art and accessories......made from recycled records.

Click on the link to view the entire store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5247507

Feel free to browse through this unique and FUN shop. Enjoy!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Little Shop of Baubles

Check out this new store on Etsy.com. Lots of fun beaded jewelry. And she does custom work too!


Monday, September 3, 2007


si, senor.
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shock wave

our 6-year-old rode this roller coaster. brave!
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six flags

here's the family and friends at 6 flags
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Sunday, September 2, 2007

I recently went to LA to do some yoga teacher training w/ Shiva Rea. Here are some of the pics...

in class w/ shiva

We practiced yoga every a.m. from 6:30-9:30 and then had lecture/practice-teaching the rest of the day and evening.
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yoga class on the beach

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me and the hoff

at The Simpsons movie premiere
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Posted by PicasaAt the closing ceremonies, shiva gave all of us a mala necklace from India.

me w/ the laughing yogi

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homeless snow angel

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peace in the mountains

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santa monica farmers' market

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surfer dudes

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Pharmacy on Main St. in Venice.
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