Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted by Mairi from mairidesign

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in june;
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune:

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas run dry.

By Robert Burns, 1794

We each hold a favourite colour of rose and we may also attach some sentimental meaning to particular colours, but ultimately, the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love.

The team have selected their rose flower items to share with you today, enjoy!

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:


This hand-painted, heart-shaped glass serving tray would make the perfect gift, especially with the pink roses, which symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Share the LOVE…


Hand Painted Pink Roses Platter

Sandra Darlene from SDDigitalDesign says:


Roses are my favorite flowers. They are beautiful and elegant and are an effective way to communicate without having to say a word. Roses send a clear message of love and whisper what words cannot say. They speak volumes in their own language.

I designed this floral print for those times we need to express ourselves but aren’t exactly sure what to say. Who will you share a rose with today?


Printable Wall Art

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:


Roses are one of my favorite flowers. I had red roses in my wedding bouquet and white roses were given to me the day before my wedding by my now husband. I still get my favorite red ones here and there during the year.
I love them so much that they are used in my aroma therapy machine. It smells so good in my home!!


Pink Rose Martingale Dog Collar

Lizzy and Boo from LizzysBibsandBobs says:


Roses mean a lot to me because they remind me of my Dear Sweet Mother – both the sight and smell of them will always evoke fond memories of her. She spent many happy hours in her garden tending to her Roses and there was always a vase full of these beautiful flowers sitting on her sideboard or dining table! I love this beautiful gold Rose pin and I know my mother would have too…


Long Stem Gold Rose Brooch

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:


Pink Rose Stud Earrings – Pink roses are my favorite! Light Pink roses represent gentleness and admiration.


Pink Rose Earrings

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:


For Kids who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis — the kids cannot pronounce it and call is 65 roses–this charm is to support that cause.


65 Roses cystic fibrosis key chain

As the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love, I wanted to design something that not only symbolized love but also a showed off of a few of the things I love. My favorite color is blue and my favorite bead to work with resembles a satin bead.

These elegant dangle earrings are perfect for that lady who likes simple but classy accessories. They are light-weight and so easy to wear for a long period of time. A perfect gift idea! She’ll love them! You have to see them to appreciate them.


Elegant Rose Stud Blue Silver Dangle Earrings




Make It Metallic

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Metallic is defined as anything made of or looks like its made of metal. Different metals tend to be popular at different times. At this time silver seems to be the hot metallic. I know some who follow the trends, but truthfully its personal preference.

We want to see all your metallics. Tell us all about your metallic item. What is it? What does it do? And so on….

Pam from PearlsVintagebyPam says metallic means tin! I collect unique tins and I found this fantastic guitar tin. It’s clean, it shines and vibrates as it prepares to play for you! Rock and Roll!


Electric guitar tin

Gillian from Gillisflowers said I like playing with different papers and often combine them in different ways. For this metallic looking hair comb I layered a VERY fine and delicate tissue paper in shades of blue on to a piece of silver foil paper. I love the finished effect and this hair comb really looks more like metal than paper.


Rose hair clip

Linda from LazyYVintage states these lovely green metal angel candle holders are a favorite of mine. They have brass candle holder cups and are painted to look like tarnished copper.


Green metal angel candle holder

Dawn from DeeDeeSupplies says being a supplies shop I have lots of metal in my shop!! These swirly beads are my favourite at the moment … I love the way they capture and reflect light due to their flowing shape.

Because of this swirly reflective quality they are not only great for statement jewellery but would also be great for home decor design such as wind chimes!


Silver swirl beads

Diana from joliefemmebydiana said a lightweight little bag to use for evening is great with a metallic touch! One of these has gold metallic accents with green and the other has silvery metallic with teal. Both make a great gift!


Metallic evening bag

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit states we originally created this design for the Net Neutrality protest many years ago now, but we keep it listed to show our support for Net Neutrality. We encourage Etsy sellers to show your advocacy in your Etsy shop and social media. www.etsy.com/advocacy/net-neutrality

Personalization, using any combinations of the designs in our portfolio and fonts we have available in our selection, is included in the cost of the products in our Etsy shop, but we also offer and specialize in commissioned inspired designs including images submitted on request. Submit your own images, have us create an inspired design with your inspiration.


Net neutrality stainless steel mug

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns says this necklace is made from upcycled metal guitar strings wound with a thin metal jewellery wire. The memory wire necklace is also metal, and while the feature bead is plastic it has a statement metal presence.

This is a great gift for the music lover!


Guitar string necklace with silver bead

Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said here is gold gilt vintage 1950s electric alarm clock by Matson it has an ornate ormolu gilt frame with dogwood bird.


Vintage matson gold gilt clock

Connie from Bungalow42 states the Mardi Gras rainbow of shimmering colors in these dangle earrings will literally go with any party attire. Check out all those cool iridescent colors. No glitter here but rather a metallic finish applied to these most unusual lightly ribbed vintage lucite beads.


Mardi gras lightweight earrings

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says love I adore metallic … adds fantastic touch to mundane pieces. like the metallic finish on these oval beads –featured in my Christmas ornaments.


Silver peacock Christmas tree ornament

Tovi from tovisorgaboutique said we print on leather and have a very unique range printing on metallic leather, so our products have a beautiful metallic feature, combined with rich, high-definition print design.

Some of our most popular products include metallic leather clutch bags, cuff wallets, bracelets and this particularly yummy Birds of Paradise tote bag – which features a toucan on one side and a cockatoo on the other.

Leather tote bag

Nancy from EponasCrystals states gold, gold and more gold! This statement ring has layers of golden ball chain and rhinestone cup chain, with Swarovski crystal chatons.


Rhinestone statement ring

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says my sweet metallic silver flower girl basket will bring smiles to everyone as she walks down the aisle spreading her rose petals. The PERFECT accessory for the PERFECT wedding.


Flower girl vintage basket


#CIJRoadTrip – Indonesia: Bali

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s travel to Indonesia – with Katrina from DonBiuBali

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?

I live in a jungle on a beach on the Island of Bali, Indonesia. It is special because I had to adapt to a different way of living than Vancouver, Canada where I am from.

My Wedding - Indonesia

My Wedding – Indonesia

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?

Ubud is a beautiful and spiritual part of the Island with rolling rice terraces, vegetarian restaurants artists. Amed is beautiful for diving and coral reefs with beautiful fish. Celuk is famous for gemstones, silver and gold. Lembogan is a beautiful Island best seen on a scooter, I like the underground house there and the cliffs with waves four stories tall. I love finding secret beaches and finding small villages off the beat and path.

Lembogan - Indonesia

Waves 4 stories Tall – Lembogan – Indonesia

Women Carrying Fish From The Sea - Bali - Indonesia

Women Carrying Fish From The Sea – Bali – Indonesia

3.  How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?

In absolutely every way, my husband is Balinese and a huge part of our life is devoted to meditation and spirituality, Being surrounded by quality, handmade items and living a minimal life reflects in the essence of every piece we make. We don’t have much but what we do have is quality, beauty, paradise, we make our jewelry from absolute scratch, mixing, pressing, making, polishing, every aspect is done carefully, painstakingly and with love just as everything we do is done. I could go on and on, we are our art and our life we created from scratch together is the same.

My Husband Designing His Own Tools For Custom Jewelry Making - Bali - Indonesia

My Husband Designing His Own Tools For Custom Jewelry Making – Bali – Indonesia

Making Sterling Jewelry By Hand - Bali - Indonesia

Making Sterling Jewelry By Hand – Bali – Indonesia

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?

I don’t do business in my community but I help businesses in my community. I do a lot of trades, someone owns the banana patch we live in, I help him market his home stay. I am also building three websites for local businesses. As much time as I can spare I like to give to others, there are so many beautiful people here who desperately want the chance to connect with the world and don’t have it because they don’t understand the technology and places like Etsy that can make their art seen and their dreams come true. I wish I could multiply myself to help more amazing artisans here.

Local Artisians - Bali - Indonesia

Local Artisians – Bali – Indonesia

Hand Woven Hand Dyed Sarongs - Bali - Indonesia

Hand Woven Hand Dyed Sarongs – Bali – Indonesia

Wearing My Own Jewelry Creations - Bali - Indonesia

Wearing My Own Jewelry Creations – Bali – Indonesia

Armlet 7 Chakra Solid Sterling Arm Cuff From DonBiuBali

Armlet 7 Chakra Solid Sterling Arm Cuff From DonBiuBali

Moonstone Pendant Personalized Sterling Silver  Necklace  From DonBiuBali

Moonstone Pendant Personalized Sterling Silver Necklace From DonBiuBali

Turquoise And Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring From DonBiuBali

Turquoise And Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring From DonBiuBali

5. What are your social media sites?

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/donbiu
Blog: www.katzwalk.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/donbiu
Tumbler: don-biu.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/donbiu