Monday, November 21, 2011

BESTeam Promo: Africa theme

For this week's Boosting Etsy Shops Team promo, I found items that make me think of Africa!
No, I have never been to Africa, but I would like to visit some day! My grandfather has been there several times in the past decade, so I have various African treasures in my house :)

Elephant herd listing
Redemption Art

This precious elephant herd set really caught my attention - Elephants are my favorite!!!

Connie runs Redemption Art from Hawaii! She offers a variety of vintage goods found in Hawaii, many with island flair. Her items are perfect for any interior designer or homeowner.

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Tiger pendant listing
Absolutely Kismet

Doesn't this tiger-striped pendent make you think of the animals roaming the African wilds? This choker is made of braided hemp.

This South Dakotan shop sells wine glass charms, stitch markers, and hemp and beaded jewelry. She loves making items with practicality - whether in a family member's favorite color, or a wine charm that a friend will use often.

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Shell bracelet/necklace listing
GMaEllen Crochet Gifts

Ellen makes so many lovely crocheted items, but I was drawn to her jewelry too! This shell necklace can be wrapped into a wrist or ankle bracelet - and it picks up the African theme. I would totally wear this on a day that I thought of Africa.

If it can be crocheted, Gma Ellen has it! Bookmarks, wine totes, baskets, earrings, ornaments, dish clothes, rugs . . . whew! A lot!

An interesting fact: Ellen's crochet work pays tribute to her Native Alaskan Heritage - what a legacy! :)

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Card listing
Empty on the Inside

This hand-painted card would be perfect for a thank you letter to a supporter of an African mission trip, don't ya think?

Annie is a artist from Oklahoma. She hand-paints the outside of each of her cards (available for any occasion!), but leaves the inside of each card empty (hence, her shop name). What a good idea!

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  1. You'll like this necklace:
    My friends are in Africa right now picking up their son. I feel really honored to help them raise funds for this to happen.

  2. Fantastic themed post, makes me want to share my African colored hand painted silk too, here is a link to the Amber Silk Ruana:

    Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving,


  3. Love the theme - great idea! Honored to see my card among these beautiful BesTEAM items.

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  4. I love the theme! great idea for sharing some great shops.
    - ourhometoyours

  5. AHHH love the theme!!!!!!!!!!!! Africa is so amazing, I want to travel there soo bad :) Love this!



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