Monday, May 10, 2010

I hate vacuuming, but I love DUSTing ~ #2

Ok so the second installment of "I hate Vacumming but I love DUSTing", where I pick a few of my fellow DUST (Down Under Street Team) members and feature their items and etsy store, has taken a little longer than I would have liked, but better late than never or so they say!!

Don't forget you can see a whole list of members of the DUST team and their etsy stores at

This time around I'm featuring some stunning creations from Maddabling, JulieBlanchette, lafemmejewels and Wiccked ....


Samara from Maddabling (Maddo)'s shop catchphrase is 'made with love' and her items certainly reflect that. With eclectic jewellery, paper goods, collages just to name a few - her diversity in arts and craft is seemingly endless. Here are some examples...
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♥ The sweetest red heart card "il mio cuore e il vostro" , meaning "my heart and yours" in italian for someone special in your life ...
♥ Industrial but dainty, this necklace appropriately entitled "Green Steel" is a real steal!...
♥ Earthy "Things of Glass and Wood" necklace....
♥ A beautiful and delicate pin brooch named "papilons dans le jardin" which translates from French to 'Butterflies in the Garden'... aww :)


You can also see more about Maddabling at her blog and on facebook.


A visit in this store is like peering into a page of Beatrix Potter's 'Peter Rabbit' or Enid Blyton's 'Faraway Tree'. The gorgeous creations certainly transport you back to your childhood and are so very delicate and sweet you can't help but be enchanted. Take a look at what I mean....

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♥ Super sweet and irresistably cute Needle Felted Art Child with Teddy
♥ I love these Delightful Wool Felt Eco Friendly Bunnies they are just so cute and whimsical :)
♥ Darling Mother and Child needle felted ornaments, both holding a heart, the perfect gift for a mother
♥ Or if you're into DIY, how about this kit for a pocket gnome? All you need to create your own little felted friend!


All ladies love jewellery right? Then La Femme Jewels, with "Exquisite Accessories for every woman" is sure to have something for everyone indeed!

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♥ I adore the rustic elegance of this Sterling Silver and Copper Twisted Tube Necklace...
♥ Delightfully dainty aquamarine quartz earrings will dazzle any ears and illuminate any outfit...
♥ The classic pearl, in a modern style, these Girls Best Friend Pearl Hoop earrings are sure to become any jewellery lover's new BFF.
♥ Modern and futuristic, this Copper Enamel Square Pendant on Steel Neckwire is a stand-out-from-the-crowd piece.


And last, but by no means least, comes an array of jewellery, multimedia arts, and quilting by the very talented Melanie J Cook. Is there anything this girl can't do? Difficult to only select 4, here are some examples showing her diverse range...

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♥ Oozing with rustic and organic qualities, this gorgeous silver and peridot CZ pendant is not only etheral but an example of wicckeds' trademark silver designs....
♥ Vivid and tantalising for the eyes, this original watercolor painting entitled "Abundance" is filled with color, and abstract imagination...
♥ Clarity is definetely something to be beheld in this stunning "Clarity of Lemon" topaz and silver necklace. Breathtakingly beautiful with a delicate yellow hue set against harsh metallic silver....
♥ A handstiched drawstring bag made of pink gingham cotton with hints of lime green from 'Quest for a Cure', Wiccked will donate $1 from the sale of this bag to Breast Cancer research. Like we need any more of an incentive to shop in her store!


I have very much enjoyed sharing these exquisite etsy stores with you and featuring some wonderful local Aussie DUST talent and I hope you've enjoyed reading. Please make sure you visit their local handmade.



  1. what a lovely post! thank you, Bri!
    I love that green steel necklace of Samara's, I have a gnome kit from Julie to make up, and I love the twisted tube necklace of Rachel's!

  2. thank you Bri - you are awesome for this lovely dusty feature, fantastic selections ! thank you so much for including me xox

  3. Thank You Bri, what a lovely feature. I am so pround to be included with so many other talented Australians with such beautiful items. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ :)

  4. Suddenly I love DUSTing too! Very nice to see such great talent posted.

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