Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday Treasuries: Lavender and Goldenrod

Lavender and Goldenrod curated by BrittanyLeighJewelry

Treasury Created by RNEST Member:
Twinkle curated by BrittanyLeighJewelry

Treasuries Featuring RNEST Members:
Hot Summer featuring MyBabyParty
Pastel featuring MyBabyParty
All About Wine featuring ArtNMetal
Cow Print featuring ChristineAndCoDesign
Blue Sky featuring ChristineAndCoDesign
My Favorite Condiment featuring CircuitBreakerLabs
Gift Ideas featuring MetalSomeArt
Escape featuring MetalSomeArt
Beautiful Glass Baubles featuring HeatherBehrendtGlass
Below the Sun featuring HeatherVitticore
Domino Effect featuring InMyHeadStudios
Happy Summer featuring JonelleMaira
Chat Noir featuring JWphoto
Feeling Bookish featuring LisaJaneSmith
Go on… Just Do It! featuring LoveLivePray
Subtle Day featuring LynnSchaferDesigns
Stars- Not Only in the Sky featuring MakingTheNestOfIt
Minimalist featuring MyBonnyMonAbri
ArtOfEricGunty Just Married featuring BusyBBoutique

Monday, July 28, 2014

July's Featured Artist: Moya Lazy Factory

Name: Jina Park
Business Name: Moya Lazy Factory
Etsy Shop:

Social Media:

Age: 48
Profession/Day Job: Mother
Where in/around Rochester do you live? Brighton
Craft(s) of Choice: small fabric goods

Did you go to art school or are you self taught?
 I studied graphic design in college in Korea.

What’s your first craft-related memory?
When I was 13, my father gave me a red heart shape tin with a candle in it. At that time in Korea it was an extremely rare, fancy thing. I was so happy to have that candle, many of my friends wanted to have that. One day I found out I could make heart shaped candles with the tin as a mold. So, my younger brother and I melted white, house-hold candles and added crayon for color. Finally we made about 20 of them. But it looked so different.

How did you get started with Etsy?
I used to make my kids Halloween costumes and stuffed animals for present. Soon some friends asked me to sell and a friend told me about etsy.

In your creative life and work, of what accomplishment are you most proud?
 Last year, I won an Artist Row award for best in category. It was a big surprise!

What inspires you, or makes you want to go dashing off to craft?
Conversation with my kids, joke around, giggling with funny stories, kids books, movies give me ideas!!!!

What influences your creativity?
Day dreams, taking everything literally.

What does your workspace look like most of the time?
 Of course always very very messy. I am a natural born messy person.

What (if anything) do you like to watch/listen to while you create?
Pod cast!! About books, movies and politics. Mostly those are Korean pod cast, but often I switch on CNN or NPR too.


If you could add to your craft/art line, what would you like to add?
Ceramics! I want to make ceramic dolls and animal figures.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in selling your work? 
Pricing. Most people think small stuff should pay less. But my dolls are all hand stitched, takes time.

What do you love about your craft?
People who visit my booth, they always smile while they watch my stuff. I love to watch them smile. That smile makes me happy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Treasuries for Warm Summer Days By the Sea Shore

Warm Summer Days curated by BetsyOnClover (SunshineOnWater)
By the Sea Shore curated by JustEggsquisite
Treasuries Featuring RNEST Members:
Monkeying Around featuring TheWhimsicalSweet
So-ohhh Sweet featuring VeryMuchAliveShop
Blue Lagoon featuring TheKnottyOwlShop
Star Struck featuring TheKnottyOwlShop
It’s Summer! Travel! featuring TatteredPearls
My Miracle Washer Finds featuring SunshyneSilverwear
Celebrate the Blue Planet featuring SugarAndType
Find Your Own Way featuring SewIndieShop
At the Carnival featuring SchumArt
Campsite Wedding featuring SchumArt
Western Vibe featuring RinaMiriam
Happiness is Your Favorite Thing featuring RinaMiriam
Great Garnets featuring PuccoonRaccoon
Teal We Meet Again featuring PoetCharms
Take Me Back to the Seventies featuring PoetCharms
Welcome to My Bleutopia featuring PeachesProducts
Gothic or Black featuring NightOfJoyVintage
Oceans of Blue Neckwear featuring MFcrafts
Blue Life featuring JustEggsquisite

Thursday, July 17, 2014

June/July Team Challenge: "To The Sea"

We had some technical difficulties last month with the poll, so we've extended the "To The Sea" challenge into July.  

Take a look at all the contestants and then cast your vote in the poll below!

(Deadline to vote is by 11:59pm on Monday, July 21st!) 
The artist whose item receives the most votes gets their Etsy Mini on the top spot on the blog!

Let's take a look at the contestants...

Teeny Tiny Aquarium Charm Bracelet by ChristineandCoDesign

Whale Tail Earrings by SunshineOnWater

Lighthouse Scarf by KeenTied

Blue Jellyfish Nubbin by KiraArts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Treasury Tuesday: Hooray for U.S.A.

Red, White, and Blue featuring MFcrafts

Treasuries Created by RNEST Members:

Treasuries Featuring RNEST Members:
Endearing featuring JWphoto
Lost In the Summer featuring JasonTennant
Fresh Handmade Grey Finds featuring MakingTheNestOfIt
Summertime Blues featuring LynnSchaferDesigns
He Won’t Go featuring BrittanyLeighJewelry
Red Upcycled featuring CircuitBreakerLabs
Leonardo Fibonacci featuring CopperIronAndCarbon
To The Moon and Back featuring OnHandLotions