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.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Moondog Treasures is featured...

This item from moondog treasures is featured in an etsy treasury!! Here is the link to the treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=51995 Please go take a look!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's artist is Buddhakittyglass. This shop does great work and has something in common with moondog treasures: our shops are named after our wonderful pets!!

Buddha Kitty does great work with dichroic glass, as seen by this beautiful blue platter.

From the artist:
I have loved glass for many years. From my initial work in cold glass and small glass jewelry to collecting beach glass while walking on the shore, glass has long fascinated me. I especially enjoy watching the beautiful transformation of glass once heat is applied to it. I began working on kiln formed glass at home in 2006 in my first small kiln. In this kiln, I make tiny “dots” and small pattern bars, which I use as the centerpiece of embellishment on solid transparent glass. All pieces featured here at Buddha Kitty Glass are made in my home studio in Seattle.

Friday, April 24, 2009

moondog treasures is featured on craftcult.com

moondog treasures is one of the featured artists on craftcult.com, a great web-site that shows off etsy's artists.

here's one of the items from my store that will be spotlighted during the next few days:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Latest from moondog treasures

a colorful OM soldered pendant on cord, the latest from my shop:

show off your inner peace with this double-sided soldered pendant. on one side of the pendant is the symbol for "om", the universal sound for all creation. on the other side is an image of abstract art on designer paper.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. the pendant dangles on a dark brown faux leather cord with lobster clasp closure.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

From the workshop:

New from moondog treasures

laugh out loud!!! the chat abbreviation "LOL" is hand-stamped onto a small sterling silver circle disk pendant. the fun pendant dangles on a delicate sterling silver chain with clasp closure. pendant is hand-stamped and one of a kind. because the entire piece is made of sterling silver, this elegant, yet fun, gift that will last and last.

LOL CHARM: 5/8 inch diameter
CORD LENGTH: 16 inches
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Etsy Artist of the Week

In honor of Earth Day, I have chosen studiomme as my etsy artist of the week. This etsy artist recycles paper from books to make envelopes. Click on the pic to see the listing and more from this great etsian.
A word from the artist:
If my life were perfect, I would have been born two hundred years ago. Instead, I find myself in the technology age using the traditional pen and ink techniques of dead people.
All of my prints are high-quality, printed on archival-safe cotton rag paper by the Cadillac of printers, an Epson large enough to take up an entire shelf of my boyfriend's bookcase.
This is a listing for 8 envelopes handcrafted from a repurposed, 1976 book on Italy. Enjoy Italians in short shorts, old cars, and even older cities.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Someone wants my photo advice!!

He he! I've been interviewed for someone's blog! Check out http://glorioushats.blogspot.com/ for her compilation of tips from Etsy artists on how to photograph jewelry. Here is the photo from moondog treasures that she likes.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Etsy Artist of the Week

It's back!! My Etsy Artist of the Week. I know it's been awhile...so, here goes! This week's artist is audzipan. She's based in Wood Cross, Utah. I just fell in love w/ her photos. She's a great breath of spring! Click on the pic visit her etsy store.
From the artist:
Here we have three wooden blocks depicting a basil leaf, a fern, and a poppy flower, perfect for that little spot on the wall or empty space on the bookshelf. The designs have been screenprinted on a piece of tea-stained muslin and nailed to the blue-gray washed wood with upholstery nails.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Moondog Treasures is featured...

Items from my jewelry collection have been purchased to sell in this wonderful artist's shop!!

It's called Mecca on Main and it's in Aubrey, Texas! Click on the pic for a link to their blog. The owner Lisa Reed (a yoga enthusiast herself) defines her shop as "a place where artists and students gather to create art. We have studio space, gallery, gifts,art classes and special event space." I'm very excited, and honored, to be among such talented people!!