Friday, August 26, 2011

Charming Charms by Absolutelykismet

Hi everyone!

Glad to be back after a short absence recovering from some surgery a few weeks ago. I'm sad it hasn't been sooner really but I had a bit of a complication, and since been medicated up to my eyeballs due to some lung trouble. But I'm able to sit up comfortably now, which is good as my intrepid mini-me during a stompy fun afternoon slaughtered my laptop with my Lucozade last week, so I have to work with the PC at all times now!

Well before I blog about my last few weeks, I'll begin my return with a team post! Enjoy!

Charmed! check out the awesome work of Absolutelykismet!

BESTeam Mosaic

All items are clickable and will take you directly to Absolutelykismet's listings...

Absolutelykismet from Spearfish, Dakota started her beautiful charm journey a few years ago, inspired by her search for wine charms that she had planned to buy for a relative. Realising the expense of the ones she had found, she then had the idea to make her own personalized wine charms and ventured forth to create bunches for family members. Since she has been enjoying the freedom of expression and creativity in her style and thoughroughly enjoys being able to input personality into her work, based on that of her client base. She loves the fact that she is able to create individual pieces that are reminiscent of the personal tastes of those that work with her, from taking into account their favorite colors, their intention of use, and even catering to customers wanting to be able to wear her pieces!

Visiting her store is a vibrant and fresh experience. The images are done naturally and beautifully, really enhancing the bright colors of the listed items. It's hard not to get drawn into her work, as I found my eyes were roaming everywhere! There were so many really nice, delicate looking pieces of jewelry and charms, my favorites of course are included in my mosaic above!

She has both a lovely blog where she discusses her work a bit more, as well as covering other great artists and crafters in our handmade community, and she can also be followed on Facebook! Stop by and follow her when you can :)

For those of you with a passion for handmade, and you have a blog that is in need of a consistant weekly post to drive your traffic and help fellow artisans by doing the same. Come and join the BESTeam!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Revisting AncientOils

Hi everyone! I have had the pleasure of being able to revisit the scented world of Lilly DelValle of Ancientoils' store this week and am looking forward to showing you some new favourites in the mosaic below of some beautiful balancing blends :)

BESTeam Mosaic Revisted

All items are clickable and will take you directly ancientoils' listings...

In my previous visit to Lilly's store I was extremely fascinated by her background and the fact that she has a lot of experience in her field, and the wonderful application of her knowledge in the listings throughout the store. Each and every item focuses not only on the item made, but an impressive and informative summary of the natural componants involved and their influence. Her knowledge is derived from her acheivements in metaphysics, and spirtual healing through years of study, qualification and experience in holistic healing which is something I think that makes her blends all the more special.

There is a variety of items to help support wellbeing in her store such as bath salts, mud masks, essential oils, formulas and more. Her items would make wonderful gift ideas, particularly to those that are looking to have a bit of relaxation or just for a beautiful handmade treat!

To check out my previous article for AncientOils please click here!

For more beautiful blends check out Lilly's store!