We are a team of people with shops on Etsy.com who walk similar alternative spiritual paths, focusing our beliefs in the world of Nature. Our team membership encompasses different Goddess-based traditions, as well as Taoism, Buddhism and similar paths. Our shops are as diverse as our membership. We are not limited to selling only items representing our spiritual path, but also create to make your everyday world a better and more interesting place.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Winter Wonderland Challenge ~ Vote & Win!

Dec.15- Jan.7th
The EAST team has issued a challenge to all members to create an item that falls in the theme of Winter Wonderland. Voting will be open to all Etsy members: Pick your favorite item here and heart it! The entry with the most hearts wins! There will be four winners. Gift packs filled with promotional items from participating member shops will sent to four lucky voters, determined in a random drawing on January 7th!

Here's a few of the items crafted for the challenge, but you can see all the entries here in the favorites of the EAST team shop.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Witchvox Front Page!

I'm on the front page of Witchvox again! The article is Caring for Your Feline Familiar. How exciting!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Fantastic New York Times article about Etsy

The NYT has a fantastic article about Etsy! It covers everything from the philosophy behind not only Etsy, but much of the DIY, handmade movement.

It includes interviews with the founder of Etsy, the most well-known Etsy success story and other driving forces.

Read it here:

New York Times

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Arts and Crafts Show to Benefit Rwandan Orphans

Last Saturday I did my very first show. It was held in the parking lot of the college, organized and put on by the Intercultural Communication students. The vendor fees and t-shirt sales went toward building a house for Rwandan orphans, victims of genocide.

It was a really small show with only about 20 vendors, but it was for a great cause.

The whole thing was promoted by the Chair of the Communication Department, my friend Tina.

It was so windy I had to finally give up on my upright displays and lay almost everything flat on the table. Some of my business cards are now floating somewhere on campus. I shared a table with my friend Julie, who brought candy canes which made us very popular with the kiddies!

Because of the wind and because the Gem Faire was in town, I didn't do very well in sales. I did go to the Gem Faire after the show was over and undid any gains I made at the show and then some!

If I thought of the show only in terms of income generated, I'd have to write it off as a loss. (Some vendors didn't sell anything at all, though, so I did better than most!) The thing is, there was so much more to be gained from this event.

They had two drumming bands play, which was awesome! One was a small band called Panzumo who kept us bopping with Africanesque beats.

The other band was a bunch of kids and their instructor from a local drum shop. These kids were fantastic! They played drums, trash cans and trash can lids. They had choreographed movements to match their playing. I was so impressed with these guys! Their name is Boom Chaka. The kid pictured below is about to do a backwards somersault off of that trash can!

Needless to say, they drew quite an audience.

The most impressive thing about this event, though, has to do with the Intercultural Communication students. They worked like demons to put this thing together in a short period of time. Seeing college students come together like this to make a difference in the lives of others much less fortunate than they was a real privilege. They actually had three days of events to raise money to build a home for orphans in Rwanda. It was the students themselves who came up with the ideas for all of this.

The event on Saturday may not have been lucrative for me personally, but it was fun. Between the bands and the joy of watching the students work to help those who need it, it was a much more fulfilling experience for me than just making a profit. I was so moved by their hard work and dedication that I contributed 10% of my sales (not much, but every little bit helps) to their cause.

For more information about the efforts of the Intercultural Communication students' efforts and events, go here:
3 Days of Change

For information on the situation in Rwanda, go here:
Rwanda: How the Genocide Happened

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Fairies Got Me Again

More than two weeks ago, I lost the remote control for my television. Not a tragedy, I know, but damned inconvenient. If I wanted to go from channel 56 down to channel 2, I had to get up, go crouch in front of the t.v. and hold the channel button down until I got where I was going.

After doing that for several days, the button got less cooperative. I started having to push it over and over again, or push it from just the right angle or beg it to work. This resulted in my missing the first few minutes of some of my favorite shows. Forget about going all the way up to channel 78 just to see what was on! By the time I got to the right channel, it would have been too late.

Of course I looked for the remote. I took all the cushions off of the couch – the bottom cushions and the back rest cushions. I stuck my hands in all the cracks and crannies. I looked under the couch. I looked on the floor next to and behind the couch. I looked on the floor next to and behind the t.v. I looked on the bookshelves next to the t.v. I looked through the disarray that is my crafting table. I looked under my crafting table. I took all the cushions off the couch and felt around in cracks and crannies again.

I started to think that maybe I’d had it in my hand when I went to do something in another room. Maybe when I got there, I’d needed two hands and set it down and forgot about it. I looked in the bathroom. I looked in the refrigerator. I looked in the freezer. I looked in all the kitchen cabinets and drawers. I looked in the bedroom. I looked under the bed. I started accusing the cats of making off with it.

Every couple of days, I repeated the search, including the Great Couch Exploration. I looked over, under, behind and next to everything. I picked up every piece of paper, magazine and scrap of fabric. No remote. Finally, crouching in front of the t.v., trying to cajole the channel button into cooperating, I began to consider just buying a new one.

After two weeks of this, I started to think the fairies were messing with me. They’ve done it before. I tried to reason with them. I said, “Come on, guys, can you please give me back my remote? It’s not all that funny anymore.”

Then, the night before last, I sat down on the couch and felt something hard and lumpy beneath me. I knew immediately what it was. Yep, the remote. I searched that couch at least four times that I specifically remember. The only explanation I can come up with is that the fae were having a laugh at my expense.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Just in time for that crazy holiday shopping...

Eight stunning new items from earthcharms!

Buy Handmade

Give them something amazing this year: buy handmade!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Summersea's Sunny Treasury

What's a Treasury? It's a collection of items chosen by an Etsyian to fit a theme and/or to display some of that Etsyians favorite items from shops on Etsy. I'm in one this morning! Here's a screen shot of it:

See? There's my little Yule magnet, right in the middle of the top row! Items chosen by SummerseaHerbs

Monday, November 19, 2007

Vampires R Us

Hey, everyone! Since my Elizabeth Bathory necklace sold, I was inspired to list another vampire necklace. This one has genuine agate fangs.

Got Vampire?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Astrology gift sets now on sale!

Hi Everyone, its Andee from http://celticgoddessjewelry.etsy.com.
I just wanted to let everyone in on my newest addition of my Astrology gift sets! I only have Pisces listed at the moment, but I can accommodate any astrological sign (price will vary).

Its a great deal, considering you get a sterling necklace, a custom glyph soap scented with a special fragrance blended for your SIGN (made by serenedreams), a beautiful card (by serpantmandalas) and an original piece of art AND a quartz sphere. Im even thinking about adding earrings to this set for no additional charge! (if you place a custom order I WILL include a pair of earrings for your sign for free!)


Friday, November 9, 2007

taking Etsy on the road...

before i left for a cross-country road trip i had a spurt of Etsy sales. I decided to try and take Etsy on the road with me, then, putting together a small studio and some designs i could easily do using only an AC inverter in my car cigarette lighter, an extension cord, a dremel, and a few simple tools.

To be quite honest, i was thankful the sales came to a stop for a bit - my work has kept me so busy i hadn't had time for jewelry until today, but today i'm making my first "on the road" order.

crazy to think that necklace is only going an hour and a half away to San Francisco - what timing! I'm borrowing my sweet man's place for the afternoon to get away from work and have some personal time to sink back into my creativity and create another personalized braille pendant.

These have been doing quite well, and i've sold a few offline as well. And they're STILL a pleasure to make despite the fact that they're pretty much ALL i make right now. Order yours today and it will arrive within two weeks from wherever i happen to be at the time (today's necklace is being created on beautiful Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, california).

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November art sale

All of the original art on my etsy site can be obtained at 10% of by contact me for "Sale Price". My husband, Allan Krummenacker, is participating in this as well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

still here!

i've been in northern california for over a month - working like a dog! i work on a farm and usually by the end of the night, i'm exhausted...

why do i do this? well, the pay is great, and it's wonderful to get exercise working outside in northern california wine country every day, at least in october (it starts raining in november and i get very, VERY cranky - but hopefully that means some good inside time to *MAKE SOMETHING*).

in the meantime, i still have several shop offerings for you to browse, some of which are custom pieces which i can make anywhere - and will, happily!

happy fall!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lakshmi Art Doll

I just completed a mixed media Lakshmi Art Doll today. Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity, beauty, and purity. She brings good luck and blessings to the home of those who are devoted to her.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Revelate on IndiePublic!

Congratulations to our very own Revelate for becoming IndiePublic's
Member of the Day!!!
To see the front page featuring her, as well as checking out her space
there, please see:

Or you can see her shop on Etsy

Saturday, October 20, 2007

New items from earthcharms

I have two new beautiful pieces featuring beads I got from the Gem Faire:

Click here to view the listing on Etsy


Click here to view the listing on Etsy

I took the photos for both in my lightbox. I need a brighter light source for it, but other than that it's great! Earrings are a little tricky, as they don't want to stay put on the curved card stock. I'll figure it out with some trial and error.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

EAST Autumn Challenge Winners!!!

Yesterday our "Autumn Colors & Falling Leaves Design Challenge" was judged by Etsy Labs! There were 40 wonderful and crafty entries.
The winners are:
Funky Devaz




I'm amazed at all the creative entries, across many different
mediums. Thanks to everyone who participated! To see all the listings for the Challenge entries , search AutumnEast as a tag, or you can go look at the favorites here in the team account,

Here's the article that Etsy labs did for the winners and about the event!

Nice job, Everyone!
blessed be,
tracyw, SummerSea

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Autumn Harvest

This is a piece for the Autumn EAST Challenge. You can check out all the challenge pieces here.
I feel so grateful to be a part of such a talented group of artists!!! All the challenge pieces are AMAZING!!!

I am so excited how this piece turned out. This was a vision that has been swimming around in my mind for awhile. I used different cottons, organic cottons, batik cottons, hand dyed canvas, and a piece of vintage upholstry fabric for the moon. I appliqued it all together with different colored embroidery threads. My husband made a frame from stained poplar to compliment the piece. You can see more pictures and details about this piece here.



Friday, October 12, 2007


I have taken the day off to raid the Rock and Gem Faire. I am that much of a nut, yes.

I'm so excited about it! I've been saving since April, and now I get to go and hopefully find a bunch of things I simply cannot live without (snark, snark). I'm hoping for some iolite and kyanite especially, since online stores seem to carry only chips, spikes, and unappealingly-colored beads. Either that or they're $130 a strand, and that's just not in my budget.

Other things I'll be specifically looking for:
Carved stone beads
Amethyst (it sells like mad for me)
Carnelian (ditto)
Red tiger eye
Tourmalated quartz

I'm sure I'll return with an armload of amazingly gorgeous specimens. I'll play with my lightbox and see if I can get nice pictures of them (it's dark and raining outside).

In other news, my mature content earrings have 911 views! They'll be my first item to hit 1,000 if nothing goes wrong with the view counters! :D

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Toast to Autumn

Druids and dryads could both enjoy spiced wine from these oak leaf and acorn glasses. They are one of the featured items in my shop, and therefore part of my special "free shipping on featured items" sale.
Besides wineglasses, several of my art pieces celebrate grapes and wine. I grew up in a California wine town, and when I think of harvest festivals I think of juicy grapes and rich red wine. Browse the fine art section at http://krummenacker.etsy.com to see them all.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Halloween is on the way!

It's a chilly day.

I am simmering hot apple cider on the stove, and the scent is filling my home. I worked on a light box today so I can photograph my jewelry even when the sun is hiding!

Still on the list? Buy another pumpkin and that awesome pumpkin cleaner/scoop I saw at Michael's.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Harvesting Your Good Intentions

Harvesting Your Good Intentions
As autumn creeps in bringing with it the changing seasons, our lives burst forth in vivid colors of orange ,yellow and red. We leave (or is that leaf) behind the lush spring and summer greens and turn our heads toward the warmth of crackling fires and smooth hot cocoa. What better time to ponder on the successes we have had this year.....the special things that have come our way and Harvest all the good intentions we have been sowing this past year. There is no better time than the present to pull out those warm and cuddly hats. I feel totally blessed to have a forum to strut my passion. My hats are my canvas as are the people who wear my hats. May your autumn season be filled with the color of creativity.
Peace Be

Monday, October 1, 2007

In the Spirit of Fall...

...and approaching Halloween, I blended a very tasty, spicy, warming tea ;).


Originally uploaded by lizstaley
Happy October, all!

I cannot believe I've been on Etsy for 7 months today. Wow! I also can't believe how much I've learned about running a business in that short amount of time- and how many new friends I've made along the way! It's amazing- I hope I have another seven incredible months. :)

So anyway, in anticipation of the upcoming holiday, I added this choker to my shop today. I have a pair of fishnets that would be lovely with it as well, just need to photograph them at some point.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the team is up to for October!

Happy October from Green Fingers

Shop Announcement for October 2007

I love fall--it's my favorite season, and October is my favorite month of those that comprise autumn. Hot apple cider (spiced, with a little brandy, even better!), pumpkin carving, costumes, falling leaves, HALLOWEEN! Fall is a time of celebration of all the abundance the universe has given us. I have SO much to be thankful for, and am reminded of it most strongly in the fall, when winter is coming--and I have nothing to fear from it. When the nights are cold--and I have a warm bed and a warm fire in the wood stove. When I have plenty to eat, a safe shelter, a family that loves me, and amazing friends to share all my joys with.I think it is important to remember, when we reflect on all we have to be grateful for, that for some people fall isn't a time of celebration, but a time of worry. Worry about whether they will be able to keep warm and feed their families over the winter. It's important to remember that enjoyment of the cold days is a luxury not afforded to everyone.
So in honor of my favorite month, I'm going to do what I can to express my gratitude by giving a little back. For the month of October I will be donating 30% of the purchase price of every Etsy sale to the Oregon Food Bank. This includes custom orders as well. It's the least I can do.

Friday, September 28, 2007

EAST Treasury by Summersea!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Wanted to share a screen capture of Summersea's EAST treasury!

You can view it and comment here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=45

Halloween is coming!

I just added two new Halloween/fall inspired pieces of jewelry to my store.

The happy pumpkin is a pottery sculpt with glass beads and carnelian chips. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7229370

I was having so much fun with the carnelian chips I made a ring with another piece of sculpted earthenware and copper wire. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7230859

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Herbal Goodness for Women

I just listed 2 new teas...Tasted, tested & approved by me ;).
-WEMOON HERBAL TONIC (nourishing):

-WISE WOMAN POWER TEA (for a healthy cycle):

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Autumn!

To celebrate my favorite season, I'll be listing new items all week long!

Keep an eye out for new charms, chokers, earrings, and of course, Halloween goodies!


Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Incense and Flower Essences Arrive!

I have been VERY busy this past week or so, and have finally gotten a few new items listed in my shop. I have FIVE new flower essences available for the first time ever, and two new incenses for your magickal needs!

First, the flower essences: Iris, Lady's Mantle, Echinecea, Mallow,and Valerian.
This is the first time I have offered the essences individually. I will make more of the single flowers and gemstone elixers available soon.
For my current selection and to find out more about flower essences, please click the link.

I'm also offering two new loose 100% Organic herbal incense blends:
These are made to assist with spells and rituals.
Please vist my Etsy shop, Summer Sea Herbs, to see everything I have to offer! I have a full selection of herbal incenses, essences, bulk herbs and magickal items!

Earth Goddess Clay Brooch

Hopefully this is the first of a long serie of Clay Goddesses ;)!

I only use natural clay: white, red or black (a very dark grey in fact).

I intend to add more engravings, stones and even incorporate some pigments or herbs...Whatever my Muse will suggest. I will most likely make more brooches, pendants...Maybe some figurines too ;).

I like this design, it's both primitive and modern with a discreet charm. I think she'll look great on a jacket or a shawl.

Computers: the final frontier

I feel like an explorer. I believe life is to be faced head on, challenges attempted and either met or tried again another day but the exploration of the computer frontier is more intimidating. Just when I think I've met a challenge and won, something new comes along and it's back to basics. But for now, I've taken the challenge of the blog! So here I am, hoping to get into the swing of things! My newest carving, a miniature orchid pot.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Custom Orders

I LOVE LOVE LOVE custom orders. Here's one I did for celticgoddessjewelry . These are a pair of capris made with black organic cotton and I also found this really cool swirly grey, black and white fabric. I did a cool gas mask applique on the left pant leg. Celtic sent me a pic of a gas mask, so I used that as a guideline. Hope you all enjoy!

You can find us here if you would like something custom made for you.

Many Blessings!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


There's no such thing
There's no such thing
There's no such thing

as too much purple.
as too much purple.
as too much purple.

245 people have marked earthcharms as a favorite. Where are YOU?

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Note From a New Member

I'm afraid I can't edit links, but I can let the dear readers here know where to find me. http://visitingthemuse.blogspot.com/ is the art and crafts blog I have, and I sign off with poetry every day to make sure it stays interesting.

My shop is http://www.krumenacker.etsy.com

Thank you for your attention, and my your path be forever blessed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

And the Winner is...

Wow! What a successful Wickedly Chic contest! There were over 330 entries to win the Summer Sea Herbs gift box of magickal goodies.
The winner is Lisa G. of Auxvasse, MO! Thanks for playing, Lisa, and your gift box will be shipped to you shortly.

In case you missed all the action, you can shop for those magickal goodies yourself, at Summer Sea Herbs on Etsy.com!
Don't forget to sign up for the Wickedly Chic newsletter to enter more weekly contests!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Win a Summer Sea Herbs Gift Box!

I'm giving away a gift box of Summer Sea Herbs Magickal products to the lucky winner of Wickedly Chic's weekly Sunday Night Giveaway contest. You'll win all the products pictured here! A $40.00 value! The box includes three loose herbal incense blends, two Journey pouches, a bottle of Earth Magnet flower essence, and a roll of Three Kings Charcoal! To be eligible to win, all you have to do is go to the site, and sign up for the newsletter here:http://www.wickedlychic.com/index.php?id=6

It's a great site to find Indie craftswomen! There are alot folks from Etsy over there as well! Every week, a different set of shops and products are featured.Thanks, Liz, for the opportunity to sponsor the Sunday Night Giveaway!