One of the perks of what I do is the travel.  I get to travel around the country and meet wonderful, excited people and teach them either beadwork or lampwork.  And, while I travel, I get to see new things!  What’s not to like?

The most incredible part of Oregon is the abundance of wildlife.  The past few summers I’ve attended Glass Stock in Eugene Oregon and took a few days on each side of the event to enjoy the fantastic scenery around the state.  Here are two treasuries I made inspired by the scenery and wildlife I saw.  

Also, the grey weather here in Ohio is making me long for summer, so I decided to NOT share winter inspired treasuries this week. Its snowing again here.


Wildlife in the Northwest.  
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I’m not kidding! Within a 24 hours I saw all of the following (and we’ll see how much of it I managed to picture in this treasury)

– black bear: almost hit a little one on the road
– deer: a couple hanging out by the side of the road
– darlingtonia: pitcher plants. A whole area full of them!
-seals (not pictured above because Kelly was the one who reminded me of them)
– lavendar: well, its planted in the garden in front of me just now.
– hummingbirds: there are two buzzing my head just now.
– blackberries: Yup, picked some and ate ’em!
– crawdads: crayfish for anyone who wants to properly name them!
-woodpecker: he’s a little one. I think he’s a little alarmed by me.
– elk: they were at a reserve, so not free, but they were sparring
-sunglasses: seriously, I had them like 5 seconds ago. Where are they?
– chickens: don’t ask.
-pine grosbeak: I think that’s what that little guy is.
– wild turkeys: they are all over this state!
– osprey: passed a nest!


And then, there’s the Oregon Coast…

Tide Pool – Dreaming of the summertime

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 That’s it for today!  Enjoy!

A couple of days ago I featured a winter-themed Etsy treasury by another Etsy seller.  You can check it out here.

Today, I wanted to show you two winter-themed treasuries that were collated here at Good River Gallery!  Snow came late to Ohio this year – we didn’t get our first real snowfall until December 21 – winter solstice.  We also got snow a little while after Christmas and tomorrow I’ll show you a photoshoot i did with my lovely model Danielle, in the snow.  But the snow is gone again…  So, I’m not quite bored with it yet!  Maybe next week…

Frosty Days And Nights Ahead!
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And…. here’s an older one.
Winter Wonder Collection

Whoops!  Haven’t done a treasury eye candy post since early October.  Time to fix that now!  

Do You Know The Way to Santa Fe? by GirlBurkeStudios

Beautiful Cuff Bracelets by KittyAndMe

 ———— That’s it for now!

I’m a little behind on posting treasuries this month!  Here are three:

Royalty by Monkenstein
Lavish designs, lush colors… extravagance!

If you’d like to see more by Monkestein, head here.


Here’s Rum & Raisins, featuring the same necklace by me and by gr8jewellery

You can see more by gr8jewellry at

Trinitydj has been featured in some of my other treasury eye candy spots.  Here she is with Hunted Treasure… and found plenty.  Again, with the same necklace!

That’s it for today!  Enjoy!

Spent yesterday getting a lovely new terrier foster for my friend Bethany.  All I did was sit in a car for hours, and yet today I’m a little sore and pretty unmotivated to start any of the 13 million ideas I have rampaging around my brain.

Image representing Etsy as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

So, it might just be a good day to catch up on some more treasury eye candy!  As always, these treasuries were created by another Etsy seller, but include one of my pieces.  look for Hannahrachel in the items below.

Here is Flower Power by AZBeadedTreasures
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To see more by AZBeaded Treasures, head to

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BEADED JEWELRY by trinitydj.  I might have to buy the first tutorial on this list…

trinitydj is the queen of treasuries.  When I wrote this, she had over 400 collections!  To see them head to
Here’s a treasury with soft grey as the main color and then just little spots of brighter stuff.
Look for a little color to brighten a grey day! by VintageHodgepodge
That’s it for today.  Enjoy!

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired – Beautiful! by monsieuraleon 

You can see it here

To see more treasuries by monsieuraleon head here

Craftsman Style by pinesandneedles
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To see more treasuries by pinesandneedles click here.

metal go – BANG BANG by AndrewVSHelme
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To see more treasuries by AndrewVSHelme head here.

Sometimes I’m amazed by the fact that I still am learning new things about Etsy.  I’ve been favoriting treasuries that include my work for quite a while now, but only today thought to look back at them.  Some of them are incredible collections.  I’m going to start with the oldest and work my way up to the newest.  This might take quite a few blog posts!  Just a few at a time!

A snail inspired treasury by Artesserae
To see other treasuries by Artesserae, click here.

A tutorial based treasury by BeadsAndI
To see other treasuries by BeadsAndI, click here.
And finally…
A Treasury in Olive Green tones by miasole

To see other treasuries by miasole, click here.