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.