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 28, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's Etsy artist is ptitebaloue from Quebec. This petite lion captured my heart.

From the artist:
This little guy is 8" tall and knitted out of 100% pure, handspun wool. He's a bit less flexible than bigger toys due to his small size but that also makes him a perfect travelling companion that will fit everywhere!! He'll stand up proudly anywhere you decide to put him and will enjoy having his gorgeous mane placed in different ways to change his personnality :)

One might think a bachelor's degree in international studies and modern languages leads to an incredible number of job opportunities... ...Well I've been seeking for a few months now and figured out I might as well find something fun (and useful!) to do while waiting for the phone to ring :) But what was just a hobby at first soon turned into a new passion!! :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

From the workshop

Here's what is in the store today:
Amber Drops and Thai Silver Earrings

beautiful crystal amber earrings with thai silver accents.10 mm round faceted golden amber clear chinese crystals dangle from silver hoops with thai silver star flowers capping the tops.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From the shop...

Here's what's new at moondog treasures

unique double-sided glass soldered pendant. pendant is made from designer paper with an antique look of painted crackled wood - one side is fire red with white accents and the other side is pale turquoise with wooden brown accents. soldered charm is double-sided. switch the side to match your mood. charm dangles on a black braided leather cord with silver lobster clasp closure. the images are secured between two hand-cut pieces of glass that are then soldered together with lead free silver solder. the pendant is securely sealed but it is not waterproof.
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

From the store...

Here is my newest creation from moondogtreasures:
"follow your dreams beaded cross"

beads include turquoise, chinese crystal, silver, and glass. all are wire-wrapped around a large silver cross. in the midst of all the beads is the focal point: a silver-toned charm with the word "follow your dreams" inscribed in the center. the cross dangles on a dark brown braided cord with silver lobster clasp closure.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This one says "Merry Christmas" in a nostalgic kind of way. Featuring the photographs of StaceyWinters :
From the artist:
A photograph of a glittery vintage deer is printed on Kodak Professional Endura metallic paper as the cover of this charming notebook. The back page is pool cover weight paper, the front and back cover are attached using black bookcloth. The notebook measures 7.5" x 9.75" and has lined paper with rounded corners. Also included is a metallic Deerest One card to attach, which makes this an adorable gift set for Christmas, the holidays, or a birthday. I am a bit of a notebook fiend, as they are useful for so many things...lists, gift log, journal, ideas, stories, schoolwork, notes, etc.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just Listed

From moondog treasures:
Custom Soldered Glass Pendant
This is what the kiddos are giving their teachers for Christmas!! :)

Want a great gift for a special woman or young girl? This glass soldered pendant can be customized to fit your desire. On this particular pendant is a person's initial. On the other side of the pendant are the words "Teach. Love. Inspire." You could include a quote or any uniqe words that help to define that special person in your life.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just listed...

Here is my latest listing - Midnight Flight Beaded Cross

beads include blue jasper, glass pearls, and silver and glass beads. in the midst of all the beads is the focal point: a unique silver-toned winged charm. the cross dangles on a black braided cord with silver lobster clasp closure.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Something new

One of my favorites from moondogtreasures:

hand-stamped necklace with bird charm. the beautiful rosary-style chain contains antique brass links and golden, clear, and amber-colored crystals.the centerpiece of the necklace is the pendant combination: the brass square pendant with the inspiring word "SOAR" hand-stamped onto it, and a tiny brass bird in flight. necklace closes with brass lobster clasp.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's great Etsy shop is Cabin, from Vancouver. I love the retro look. This collage reminds me that I need to get busy on my holiday baking!

From the artist:
Cute little mixed media collage made from vintage book illustrations, paper ephemera and ink illustration. Each collage is original and one-of-a-kind and is signed and dated on the back. Collage is on real paper-backed wood veneer and sealed with a protective coating. Ready to frame. Perfect for your lovely home or as a gift.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is HappyBee is from Italy. Her little bird keychain is so cute! Click on the pic below to see more about it.
More from the artist:
Hi! I'm an italian girl and I love to sew and quilt! All items here are HAND MADE IN ITALY and I only use 1st quality fabrics for all my items!!!
I love to create things and most of them are gifts for my friends, family. Now I would like to try this new experience with Etsy and show my items here! I always do my best with all my creations.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's feature is ScrapAddict. I love her pre-made scrapbooks! Very nicely done! Now, if I could just find some time to sort through all those years of pictures!!
From the artist:
I have 3 children who are all in school so I have some time to really scrapbook now. My husband and I have a dairy farm and we milk about 65 Holstein cows twice a day.

I have scrapbook pages, borders, scrapbooks, stickers, paper, mats, kits and MORE!!! There are great stocking stuffers too!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My latest ...

Thar Be Joy Beaded Cross...just in time for the holidays!
spread joy this season with a playful, turquoise and red wire-wrapped beaded cross. this dazzling necklace features 6mm round turquoise, crystal, glass beads, and silver beads and charms wire-wrapped around a large silver cross charm.
the word "JOY" is centered on the piece. the cross dangles on a silver ball link chain with adjustable lobster clasp closure.
CROSS CHARM: 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide
CORD LENGTH: 15-18 inches adjustable

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Etsy Artist of the week

How could I resist?? I present to you...ZuzuGirl.

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From the artist: Thoughtfully designed, meticulously hand-crafted and kid approved headband for stylish little princesses that adore pretty things…inspired by one of our very own.

Constructed with a 1/4” wide plastic headband neatly wrapped in sheer purple ribbon. Adorned with small silk flowers, shimmer tulle & yards and yards of colorful ribbon. All ribbon ends are treated to minimize fraying.

Headband will be wrapped in colorful tissue and gently packed to travel. Perfect for birthday gifts, party favors, costumes, flower girls, or the every day princess in your life.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

California Part V: Shiva Rea

Oh yeah, my reason for traveling to CA - more yoga teacher training w/ Shiva Rea. This time it was for the pre and post-natal training.
I braved the LA traffic on the first morning to be able to take a class w/ this wonderful yogi, Erich Shiffman. When I asked for this photo, this is how he responded. What a teddy bear. Definitely worth the traffic!
Shiva organized a celebration of Navrati, complete w/ this Lantra mandala, which took all day to create and was destroyed that night after the celebration. It is symbolic of the creative and destructive nature of mankind and how the pain in our lives gives way to divine creation.
The almost-completed Lantra.
Some wonderful friends I met along the way. Post-celebration, sporting our bindis and peaceful smiles.

California Part IV: Venice w/ family

My mom, niece, and me, enjoying Sunday morning breakfast at an outdoor cafe.
Watching the sunset outside our apartment window.
Watching Harry Parry outside our apartment window.
Sunset on the beach.
Dinner in Santa Monica.

California Part III: More Venice

Oh, I'm not done yet...
I was missing my chihuahua, Moondog, about then.
Van Gogh replica on the boardwalk.
The entrance to Venice Suites, my great hotel.
The ceiling at the entrance.
A Rasta guy w/ a very strong opinion about our government. Notice the trailer in the background. Lots of the vendors on the beach drive their trailers to the beach to sell things. Because parking isn't allowed on the beach at night, they drive up the block to park and sleep before doing it all again the next day.

California Part II: Venice Beach

Well, what can I say, it's Venice. Lots of unique people, artists, homeless, performers...
Harry Parry, the infamous turban-wearing, roller-blading, Jimi-Hendrix-inspired Venice mainstay. I see him every time I visit.
A view from my apartment window. The "candle guy" and other artists.
One of the many homeless, this elderly man slept outside of our window. People brought him food every day which he shared with the pigeons. There was one white pigeon that would sit on his lap and eat out of his hand.
I liked this guy's tattoo.
Look at the kid in his pjs skateboarding on a Sunday morning. Doesn't get much better.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

California Part I: Newport Beach

I had the pleasure of traveling to California recently for some more Shiva Rea training. I talked my mom into coming with me. Our first stop was Newport Beach to visit my niece. Here are some of the pics:

Pigeon at Bolivar Peninsula.
Crazy waves that my mom and I came upon.
Lifeguard at the famous, Wedge.
Surfer dudes at the Wedge.
Even crazier waves.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Latest Creation

This one is great for the holidays. It's going in the craft fair I'm participating in this weekend. Get it before it's gone!!

Royal Hope Beaded Cross:

spread a little bit of hope in the world with this sparkling inspirational piece! this shimmering wire-wrapped beaded cross necklace features shades of royal purple, deep ocean blue, and brilliant silver.

miniature glass and silver beads are wire-wrapped around a medium-sized silver cross charm. the word HOPE graces the center of the cross. the pendant dangles on a silver ball link chain with adjustable lobster clasp closure.

CROSS CHARM: 1 1/2 inches long by 1 inch wideCORD LENGTH: 15-18 inches, adjustable

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is exceptional!! KatherineCooper defines what an etsy artist should be. Her store is professional and her jewelry is simply beautiful. I met Kat on etsy chat and she is one of the most polite and genuine people on etsy. Click on the pic to see more.

A message from the artist:

‘Apple Blossom’ reminiscent of a more gentle age by Katherine Cooper of The Vanilla Room Design Studios, London. Beautifully light weight for day or evening wear, a single strand of apple blossom in soft apple greens and deep emerald greens, accented with opal whites and crystal, designed on a vintage gold plated chain with a large fancy gold plated lobster clasp...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Latest Creation

Here's the latest from my etsy shop, moondog treasures. It's called Dark Night at Sea.

More info:

beautiful wire-wrapped beaded cross perfect for the holiday season.this dazzling necklace features a large cross surrounded by swarovski crystals and glass beads in the elegance of black and silver.

in the midst of all the beads is the focal point: a silver-toned charm with the word "Believe" inscribed in the center. the cross dangles on a silver ball link chain with adjustable lobster clasp closure.

CROSS CHARM: 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inch wide

CORD LENGTH: 15-18 inches adjustable

Hope you like it!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Awww, I'm featured on a blog!!

Check out this great etsian's blog. She's featuring my store this week!!


Thanks, Jen!!

Etsy Artist of the Week

Aaaghh!! Scary Spiders!! This week's artist is JodieFlowers and she was definitely chosen for her originality. Click on the link below to see more of her screen porch spiders!!!

A message from the artist:

These colorful spiders attach to any screen. Just put their little legs through and watch the smiles they bring. They can also be positioned to stand around on all eights, as a delightful little conversation piece during tea or on lunch dates! Handmade of polymer clay and wire. Hand painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a poly acrylic high gloss finish. Also available in tack form for the wall or in magnet form for the fridge!