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.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week we have ColoradoCatNipToys. What a cute idea!! A blanket and a toy! Click on the image below to visit the entire store.

A word from the artist:

Your cat will enjoy his afternoon nap on this one of a kind black and white kitty quilt. A Colorado Catnip Toy is attached to the quilt so your kitty can do some kick boxing before settling for that power nap on his new bed. Ragged edge kitty quilts measure approximately 21x21 inches and are machine washable. Each quilt square is lined with quilt batting for extra fluffiness. Each blanket is made from 100 percent cotton fabric.

If you love your cats as much as I do mine, you have found the best place on earth for catnip toys, mats and quilts! Each item is handmade with love and the help of six kitties. All but one of my "kids" were orphans. I raised one from a kitten, and the others I have acquired for one reason or another. I have had cats all my life.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our babies

Look at these sweet little baby birds that were born recently just outside our front door! Their mom and dad fly back and forth frequently bringing them bugs and worms, but they still make lots of noise! Watch the video below.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Latest Creation

Here is a new one called "the deepest ocean".

tiny seed beeds of the deepest green are attached to a silver cross which hangs from a dark brown leather cord. necklace closes with a silver lobster clasp.

CROSS CHARM: 1 1/4 inches by 1 inch

CORD LENGTH: 18 inches

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

CollisionWare joins my Etsy Artists of the Week. I've chosen this piece because Dick and Jane were such a part of my childhood. Click on the photo below to view the entire store. Enjoy.

A word from the artist:

The Early Years- run, jane, run

Take a trip back in time and celebrate your youth with Dick and Jane. The Early Years fits a little of everything. There’s a pocket for cash, coins and cards. It's the perfect size for when you don't want to carry a ton. It has 1 small pocket behind the change purse that is perfect for folded cash and 2 card slots that fit about 5 cards each. The outside is made from vinyl so keeping it clean is an easy chore. Just wipe it down with a wet cloth.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

It's all about fun this week!! This week's artist is ZadyBall. Click on the pic below for the entire line of fun fabric toys!!

A message from the artist:

This fabric reminds me of "Good and Plenty" candy - the yummy candy covered licorice.

A Zadyball™ is designed first of all with babies in mind. They are soft to hold and cuddle, and have lots of strings to grab and rub. Lots of babies have a “lovey” and many times the item they pick has something for them to rub – whether it’s the corner of a blanket or the nose on a teddy bear. The knotted ends of the strings are great to fulfill baby’s need for something to rub!

Why Babies love them:1. Easy to grab and hold on to from a very young age2. Good for teething3. Soft to cuddle4. Knotted ends are very soothing to rub5. Makes a great lovey

Why Toddlers love them: 1. Once a lovey, always a lovey2. Soft to cuddle (everyone loves soft things!)3. Easy to throw and catch, especially when you are just learning how

Why Mommies love them:1. Babies love them and we love our babies!2. Easy to clean, just throw in the wash!3. Safe!4. Soft enough that you don’t have to worry about things breaking or anyone getting hurt when it is thrown around

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Latest Creation

Here is my latest listing on Etsy: Azure Seas Rosary Bracelet.

This bracelet features 10 chinese crystal beads interspaced with smaller glass beads and 1 large silver bead. The 10 crystal beads count off the "Hail Mary" and the larger bead is for the "Our Father". Attached to the bracelet are a silver "inspire" charm and a sterling silver cross. The bracelet closes with a lobster clasp and adjustable chain.

BRACELET LENGTH: 6 - 8 inches w/ adjustable chain closure

CROSS SIZE: 1 inch long; 1/2 inch wide

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is PaperCutsByJoe. This one is my favorites:

Message from the artist:
Inspired by a Charles Ashbee necklace (1896-1903) and a William Morris tapestry (1877). The overall look is based on a traditional Wycinanki (Polish Papercutting) papercut. Wycinanki cuts are typically created by stacking layeres of color paper cutouts on a black papercut background. My first color piece! 18x18 unframed.  Each of my designs are original, one of a kind pieces, cut by hand from a single sheet of black paper and mounted to white mat board.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's feature is UberArt! This store has some very creative journals!!

A word from the artist:

This cool medieval-looking journal is an excellent place to pen your creative thoughts and doodles! This hard cover, blank journal is hand-bound using Coptic stitch and embellished with a glass and polymer clay medallion. The inside covers are a marbled design, color coordinated to match the outside of the book.

From the time I could hold a crayon in my hand, I always wanted to be an artist when I grew up—and here I am! I am a mixed-media artist and have dabbled in everything from paper arts to jewelry design, collage and pottery. My art reflects a fusion of the many different skills I’ve learned in working with such diverse media. Currently I’ve been studying bookbinding which represents the majority of my recent listings.