Monday, November 30, 2009

Crazy Train Rider Bohemian Rose

Happy Cyber Monday everyone.

It's sort of gray and cloudy here in our usual sunny Albuquerque,  and chilly.   Makes it even better for a Cyber Monday - just stay in and go shopping on line!!
Anyway - todays ArtFire Crazy Train rider is Bohemian Rose who makes soaps, lip balms, scrubs, and cuticle balms (what a great idea for these cold winter months)

I just like the sound of this one: Ginger Milk Soap
with a blend of fresh ginger, nutmeg and coriander -- oh wait that sounds almost good enough to eat!!

She also has the awesome sounding Facial Scrubbing Mask
you can use it as a scrub or a mask!! Double Duty in one product!!!

Another great looking item for these cold winter months is this Vanilla Mint Lip Balm, which is vegan, and it looks like most of the soaps may also be vegan.  (I'm guesing on this one, so don't absolutely take my word for it ok) There are other flavors too if you don't like Vanilla Mint.

And through today only, she's giving a free gift with each purchase!  One of the really awesome things about handmade soap, is often the ingredients are geared towards a certain effect, either in an aromatherapy type, or for special skin conditions, but the one thing that usually holds true for handmade soap, they are usually less drying than most soaps you can get in the stores.  And they are usually really pretty.  I highly recommend you check out Bohemian Rose and happy Cyber Monday shopping.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Crazy Train Rider Rainwolf Studios

I should probably not write anything about this artisan and just let the pictures speak for themselves!  This artisan has some really fantastic photos - and at some great prices.  If you are looking for some art to hang on your wall, this would be a good place to go.     One thing I would like to say tho - please don't copy these from my web page - besides you won't get very great copies anyway as they are reduced and at a reduced dpi.  DO go check out Rainwolf Studio tho!!!

If you happen to need a nice warm hat, Rainwolf Studios has those too!  A very nice selection of knitted hats!  I just wish I could wear mohair!!! Doesn't this look so soft and warm!
Be sure to look for the coupon on the lower right side of the studio!!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ArtFire Crazy Train Rider Dichroic Dazzle

It's a busy time of year - and I was just thinking this morning that another great reason to buy handmade - most people sell online and you don't have to wade through 1000's of people at the mall and stores!  And many artisans are having sales this time of year such as Dichroic Dazzle of ArtFire.   And, talk about variety, this lady has variety!  Such as this awesome Viteous Enamel Sgraffito Leaf Pendant and earrings,


hair accessories, and much more.   AND, she's having a sale - you need a coupon code so be sure to get that its on the bottom right of her front page of her shop. 
So, if you really want to wade through 1000's of people go for it - it you want to buy the same thing 1000's of other people are - go for it - BUT, if  you want something unique, something that 1000's of other's aren't going to have, and you can get it mailed right to you, then visit this artisan's studio and if you don't find something there, go visit the rest of ArtFire - lots of Artisans are having sales, and even if they aren't, many have such great deals anyway it's well worth the "trip"!
Have a wondeful Thanksgiving and a great day today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ArtFire Crazy Train Rider Jewelry by Desiree

At some point, I may try to catch up.  But until then I'm going to try really hard to keep up with the current ArtFire Crazy train riders. I've just been having a really hard time getting back into the swing of things after coming back from Colorado when my daughter was sick with the flu - not such a big deal usually- except they think it was the swine flu and she's pregnant. 
Without further ado, I give to you today's ArtFire Crazy Train rider Jewelry by Desiree, who has quite a variety of jewelry,  such as these Purple round resin earrings.

and if earrings aren't your style, she also has wine charms - and these may actually be very appropriate for this time of year.
she also has a sale section!!!! and included in her sale section is this sweet bracelet.
So, if you are looking for a unique and reasonably priced gift this time of year - go check out Jewelry by Desiree on ArtFire.

By cutting out the middle "men" people who sell on line can often sell their creations at some great prices.  When you don't have to pay half a dozen people before it gets to the consumer, you can pass the savings on to the consumer.   There are a number of people who also sell wholesale and so they will usually mark their items up a little bit more, but then there are those of us who don't sell wholesale and you can get some great deals.  Another great reason to support Handmade! You get great items at great prices.