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.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Meet SpiritedWoodland! EAST Memeber interview #2!

This is the second in a series of posts introducing our Street Team members. We are a varied group of unique artists! Today I am sharing interview responses from Roxie of Spirited Woodland.

1] Name: Roxie J. Zwicker

2] Shop name and link:

Spirited Woodland - www.SpiritedWoodland.etsy.com

3] Inspiration for shop name:

I thought that the woods could be filled with curious creatures - along with some myth, magic and mystery. I find that sunlight streaming through the trees is just as inviting as moonlit nights in the woods... and I think my work encompasses all of those aspects... hence the name.

4] Location and any impact on your work:

NH Seacoast... Yes, there is no other place I would rather live than New England! The colors and textures of the seasons constantly call to me. I am about an hour from the gorgeous White Mountains and yet a few minutes from the ocean. I truly love where I am. I travel all over finding inspiration on back roads and country roads.

5] Preferred medium(s):

Wood, fabric, dried flowers and moss.

6] Brief personal history: I am also an a uthor - my 4th book is on it's way to bookstores - it's about the legends and lore of New England's Haunted cemeteries. I've been so fascinated with our area's history, I just can't get enough. I started my own business, New England Curiosities (www.newenglandcuriosities.com) in 2002 giving tours of our local fascinating places. I've been lucky enough to have been featured on the Travel Channel and History Channel. I meet the most interesting people in my field... and I love to hear their stories! I also have a background in finance and accounting and worked in that field for over 15 years.

7] What brought you to crafting and Etsy:

I've been making things for as long as I can remember. I totally get into whatever I'm working on at the time and the world just goes by. I take great pride in what I do and always wondered if there would be people interested in the way I look at the world. Etsy seemed to be an easy and fun way to introduce a lot of my art to the world, although I have been selling my jewelry and photographs for several years previous. For my one of a kind art pieces, Etsy was a perfect fit. I could experiment with different projects and find out what people liked, while continually finding inspiration and new ways to do things.

8] Where do you glean your inspiration, family, friends, Spiritual Path:

My family is very supportive of my art... considering it and my supplies are in practically every single room of the house (someday a studio!). My husband will often bring home interesting things and tell me, "Well, I think you can do something with that." I love those challenges. Some treasures I'll find at flea markets and antique shops and sometimes I can just see a piece transformed in my mind! When I'm working with wood, I really want to express the spirit and energy of the trees and honor them in some way - I just love trees and their energy.

9] What's in the wings, mediums to try, subjects to explore:

I'm dabbling in ACEO's and I find that to be a lot of fun. I'm going to keep a few on hand at all times.

10] Any additional information you would like to share:

My thoughts over all are - don't be afraid to do something different - or try a medium that you may never have considered. Have fun with what you do... it will show through your work - every time!

Please visit SpiritedWoodland to see more of Roxie's fantastic work!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

Sign up for my newsletter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to my etsy shop! All details can be found on my blog - http://www.soulystones.blogspot.com

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

EAST Team Treasure Hunt - Look EAST and Harvest the Fruits of our Labor!

And the Grand Prize winner is... Alteredbeauty.etsy.com! Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for your participation!

Weekly winners Congratulations!

Week9: Sabrina of Wishcraftcharms.etsy.com has won again! Great job hunting for treasure! She has won: Petrified Wood Nugget from DivineDesignByForet.etsy.com!

Week 8: Sabrina of Wishcraftcharms.etsy.com has won! Great job hunting for treasure! She has won: Golden Sunshine - Baltic Amber Earrings from SoulyStones.etsy.com!

Week 7: Sadly there were no treasure hunters during week 7.

Week 6: Alteredbeauty.etsy.com has won again! Quite a treasure hunter! She has won: Autumn Pumpkins - Cartilage Chain Earrings from Merigreenleaf!

Week 5: Judy Collander has won again! Great job finding treasure! She has won: Shimmery Earring from Dismissie!

Week 4: JewelsOfIndia! Has won: Faded Red Key Fob from ravenshold!

Week 3: HowlingCaterpillars, aka Brenda! Has won: Nordic Rune Pendant - winner's choice of rune designs from Mysticwynd!

Week 2: alteredbeauty.etsy.com! She has won:ACEO- In the Light of a Celtic Moon from Cobaltquilter!

Week 1: Judy Collander! She has won the Autumn bracelet from Divapixie!

Keep hunting!! More prizes to be given away! Thanks for participating!

The EarthPath Artisan’s Street Team (EAST team) on Etsy invites you to participate in our Harvest Treasure Hunt! Since, for so many of us, this is a time of harvest and thanksgiving, we have chosen to begin our Treasure Hunt today, September 22 (the Autumn Equinox). Each week, for the next 9 weeks, thru Tuesday, November 24th, we will be giving away a different prize to one lucky treasure hunter each week - and then on Wednesday, November 25th, (the day before Thanksgiving) we will be drawing one lucky winner from all entries who will receive an amazing Bounty Basket filled with an assortment of wonderful items from a variety of EAST team shops!

As our “Harvest Treasures” we have selected an item (or items) from our participating shops that we feel represent the Harvest theme. These items may be representative of an actual harvest of fruits and vegetables or a harvest of personal/spiritual nature. When searching through our team shops, look for item titles you think are harvest related! Not as easy as it sounds when you consider how Earth friendly we all are! Designated treasures will change throughout the prize period and will contain one of the following phrases in their descriptions:

“Look EAST and harvest the fruits of our labor!”
“The EAST Team wishes you Bountiful Blessings!”
“Treasures abound when you follow your EarthPath!”

We’ll also be sprinkling around a few clues to direct you to our treasures, so be sure to check out our shops and follow this blog to help you on your way to winning!

You will receive one entry for every 5 items you locate! Each entry must contain 5 different treasures.

Limit of 3 entries per person.

An additional entry will be given to anyone posting a purchase of an item from any shop designated with an asterisk on the list below! Once you have gathered your “treasures”, post your list of page addresses as a comment to this post. Comments for this promotion will be moderated for approval, so the answers won't appear here! Be sure to include your Etsy name/contact information in the post as well!

Happy Harvesting!

Participating shops:

*ArabesqueArtsByDarcy (http://www.arabesqueartsbydarcy.etsy.com/ )
*Cobaltquilter (http://www.cobaltquilter.etsy.com/ )
*dismissie (http://www.dismissie.etsy.com/)
*divapixie (http://www.divapixie.etsy.com/ )
*DivineDesignsByForet (http://www.divinedesignsbyforet.etsy.com/ )
*Foret (http://www.foret.etsy.com/ )
*ForetTwo (http://www.forettwo.etsy.com/ )
*Howling Caterpillars (http://www.howlingcaterpillars.etsy.com/ )
*Generationstiedye (http://www.generationstiedye.etsy.com/ )
KarinLorenc (http://www.karinlorenc.etsy.com/ )
*Merigreenleaf (http://www.merigreenleaf.etsy.com/ )
moodyandsanguine (http://www.moodyandsanguine.etsy.com/ )
Mountaindreamers (http://www.mountaindreamers.etsy.com/ )
*Mysticwynd (http://www.mysticwynd.etsy.com/)
*Rainfeather (http://www.rainfeather13.etsy.com/)
*RainSews (http://www.rainsews.etsy.com/ )
*Ravenshold (http://www.ravenshold.etsy.com/ )
*Sagehealer (http://www.sagehealer.etsy.com/ )
*SoulyStones (http://www.soulystones.etsy.com/ )
*TheOmIntention (http://www.theomintention.etsy.com/)

Weekly Prizes: (In no particular order! Prize will be selected randomly - one per week!)

Golden Sunshine - Baltic Amber Earrings
Nordic Rune Pendant - winner's choice of rune designs
Autumn Pumpkins - Cartilage Chain Earrings
Petrified Wood Nugget
Autumn bracelet
Shimmery Earring
ACEO- In the Light of a Celtic Moon
Faded Red Key Fob
One prize to be announced!

The Grand Prize Winner will recieve a Bounty Basket which includes ALL of these goodies:

1) "Harvest" Bookmark
2) Glittery Fall leaf pendant
3) Orange and Grey Crocheted Wristband Bracelet
4) Oh My Aching Feet - Handcrafted Herbal Foot Bath Tea
5) Altar in a jar (representative example shown -actual design may differ!)
6) Smudge Sticks - Exceptional Energy, Fragrance, Color (2)
7) Tea Towel Embroidered with Harvest Mother Design (Design copyright Urban Threads)
8) Tarot card pin
9) Earth Harvest Tote Bag

Happy Harvest and Good Luck to All!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Meet Ravenshold! EAST Member interview #1

This is the first in a series of posts introducing our Street Team members. We are a varied group of unique artists! Today I am sharing interview responses from Rebecca of Ravenshold!

1] What is your name? Rebecca

2] What is your shop name and please share a link:

Ravenshold Creations http://ravenshold.etsy.com/

3] What was the inspiration for your shop name?

Well. . .it just sort of happened. I wanted a user name on Etsy that had raven in it somewhere and everything I picked was already taken so out of desperation I used ravenshold which was the name of the country I was running on the game NationStates and it was available. Out of that grew Ravenshold Creations.

4] Where are you located and any does this have an impact on your work?

I'm in Wyoming, and I'm not sure if there has been any impact on my work beyond the fact that working with leather is still pretty common in this area which means that people are pretty accepting.

5] What is your preferred medium(s)?

Most kinds of leather, although I also play around a bit with jewelry

6] Would you please share a brief personal history?

I was born in Wyoming and have lived here most of my life beyond a short stint in Texas and a semester in Hungary when I was at University. I've got a BA and MA in International Studies (focusing on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc) which I haven't ended up using but it was worth it. I also ended up becoming heathen around the same time but I don't think there's any connection between the two. I'm a huge history and science geek and can bore people to sleep on a number of topics, I'm also staff to a large number of cats. I'm not sure what else to say really, I lead a pretty quiet life.

7] What brought you to crafting and etsy?

I came to crafting because of my Mom and Grandma, they were always working on something and always had projects for us to do to. I got started doing leatherwork when I worked at a Tandy Leather store some time ago and then didn't do a lot with it when I moved on to other jobs. I got started on Etsy after someone recommended it to me and here I am.

8] Where do you glean your inspiration, family, friends, Spiritual Path?

There are two sides to inspiration for me. Everything I make is functional, so the first part is the idea to make a specific thing for a specific purpose. That is usually inspired by trying to meet a specific need which can come from family and friends. The other side is the way I decorate the piece and that comes from a number of different places. Some does come from being heathen, there's a lot of wonderful designs that can be found in Norse archaeological finds, but I also draw inspiration from medieval manuscripts, medieval archaeological finds, Victorian design books, textile patterns and nature.

9] What's in the wings, mediums to try, subjects to explore?

In the wings right now are belts, purses and messenger-style bags. Belts will show up first, I still need to do trial runs on the purses and bags.

Rebecca, thank you for sharing a bit about yourself with everyone! I look forward to keeping up with the new and wonderful work in your shop!

Please visit Ravenshold to view her amazing leather work items!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Free Shipping - thru May 31

I thought I had posted here before about this sale, but it seems I somehow skipped this blog. SO here goes:

From now through the end of May, you can get EVERYTHING in my Etsy store with FREE SHIPPING! I'm trying to clear out some of my stock to make room for new projects. If you've been eying something, now is the time to get it!

FREE SHIPPING @ Breath of the Dragon! Unique and customized wood burnings.

~ Sunfire

Friday, May 15, 2009


I know it's been forever since I posted here, and I apologize!
I took the Winter off from my businesses, and never quite got back to blogging, either.

Allot has happened, and I'll catch you up on that a bit later. I'm planning on moving later this Summer, and the house needs to be painted before it goes on the market. I've had to pack the studio up, so we can get to the walls.
However, today I need to tell you about a huge sale I'm having on the items left in my jewelry and art shop, Avalon Adornments, on Etsy. I don't want to have to pack up all the jewelry and things I have listed in my shop. I've reduced prices, and some items are slashed more than 50%.
check it and get some beautiful jewelry at great prices! Even Tim's hand-forged knives are on sale! he knocked $25.00 off the price of each one!
Thanks for shopping!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Button Blowout Sale in my Etsy Shop!

I'm listing every button I have left in my inventory and taking 50% off of the price in order to clear them out! On May 21st they'll all be gone for good! We've got Star Wars, Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean, Firefly, and more! Get them while you can!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pagan/Zodiac Buttons for Sale!

I made these 1.25 inch buttons for a store in North Carolina and then picked them up before we moved so I could try to move the rest of them along. (They weren't doing well there, despite that I think they came out cute!) So I decided finally to get pictures of them and offer them up. What you see is all of what I have left, I don't have any more of these and I can't make more. They're $1.50 each and $2 for shipping (up to 6 of them for that shipping cost). You can e-mail me at liz@oap-studios.com, put "button order" in the subject and tell me which buttons you're interested in. I'll send you a Paypal Invoice and then ship your order once paid!

Here's some closer pictures of the buttons.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pagan Prompts

Looking for suggestions on what to blog about? Well, I've created a new site that will be updated weekly with new pagan-related blog prompts.


Not much there yet, but I hope to have a new topic posted each Thursday. Have some suggestions already? Feel free to comment and share, and I will add them to my list.

~ Sunfire

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1000 hearts giveaway

I've been hearted over 970 times! And I just have to celebrate my 1000th when it comes. So here's the deal:

Favorite items in my shop that interest you. After the 1000th heart, I will pick out at least 5 items and randomly pick one of the people who hearted it to receive it, absolutely free. If they are anonymous or refuse it, I will offer it to another person who hearted it.
Of course, the sooner I reach 1000, the sooner the giveaway happens.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

A collaboration between myself and a fellow artist, these heart charms were begun on the new moon with a blessing ceremony. Each step of the creation process--creating a small packet of herbs, knitting the hearts, hand beading and embroidering--was carried out with intention and focus on the nature of love, and loving energy was poured in to them as we worked. They were then blessed, energized and charged during the full moon. The result is a "love charm" that is aimed not at making someone fall for you, but at enriching the love in your life, or opening your heart to greater loving possibilities. They are wonderful to sit in meditation with.

Each heart has a different energy and purpose, which became clear to us as we worked on them. They are amazingly sweet, but also energetically potent. And they are they fit perfectly in the palm of the hand.

There are 20 in all that will be listed in my Etsy shop, Green Fingers--come see them and read more about them there!