Team EBSQ: Must Have Monday

Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body modification. Earrings are an art form as much as a form of adornment. We hope you enjoy these artistic earrings from Team EBSQ!

Pearls of Pink Dangle Earrings by Carmen Trueheart
Pearls of Pink Dangle Earrings by Carmen Trueheart
Copper Dangle Earrings by Aimee Koester
Copper Dangle Earrings by Aimee Koester

Check out more artist made earrings from our EBSQ galleries.  Please take a moment to explore art from our featured artists Aimee Koester and Carmen Trueheart.

Next week: Cherries


Team EBSQ: Down by the Seashore

Melanie Pruitt of The Creator’s Palette is a new member of EBSQ, but she’s already making her mark. Check out this beautiful treasury she curated at Etsy, featuring some of the talented EBSQ sellers!

‘Down By The Seashore’ by TheCreatorsPalette

Enjoy these wonderful creations from EBSQ artists! Search EBSQ Team for more great art!

Memories Beach Pebb…


Double Joy EBSQ Ex…


Nautilus Shell 68 -…


3 Happy Starfish Ne…


Shell Tribal Neckla…


Treasured Conch – 8…


Zen Spiral, by Caro…


Lilac Sea Foam ACEO…


Aqua Blue Druzy Aga…


Original Landscape …


Fantasy Fish In Ora…


The Ocean is Callin…


2 Pewter Nautilus S…




Queen Conch, origin…


Mermaid Cat Origina…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Team EBSQ: Must Have Monday

Waterford, Swarovski, and Steuben – The names of fine crystal.  Wiktorek, Kapono, and Trueheart  – The names of  fine art jewelry artisans.
Springtime Blooms Bracelet by Lisa Wiktorek
Springtime Blooms Bracelet by Lisa Wiktorek
Purple Daisy Pendant by Chris Kapono
Purple Daisy Pendant by Christina Kapono


Faceted Crystal Quartz Necklace by Carmen Trueheart
Faceted Crystal Quartz Necklace by Carmen Trueheart
More fine art “crystal” themed art can be found on EBSQ by searching our art galleries.
Additional items available for sale can be found on Artfire, eBay, and Etsy.
More art by our featured artists can be found in their EBSQ portfolios: Lisa Wiktorek, Christina Kapono, and Carmen Trueheart.
Next week: Robots

~Kris Jean

Mod, Team EBSQ

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

No Fool Here by Angie Reed Garner
No Fool Here by Angie Reed Garner

1. No Fool Here, reworked and reposted – New art for the new year, courtesy of Angie Reed Garner.

2. Competition – This is the first contest to report this year. Maria van Bruggen is holding a Name My Cat competition that could win you a print, a card and a keychain of her art!

3. A Mathematical Challenge – Artist Jennifer Lommers is also giving away a print of her art if you can solve a mathematical problem. Check her blog for details! Since posting this I’ve realized the contest has ended, sorry! I still think it’s news worthy. Can you solve the problem? 😉

4. Kat Coming Along – Claudia Roulier shares some WIP images from her latest project. Wait till you see this cat!!

5. Coral Fantasy WIP – Stephanie D’aigle began her latest project while it was still 2010, but this is not simple project. Check out her latest beaded wip and then check out her other posts to see how it all began.

Have a great weekend folks! 😀

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Shades of Green

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Shades of Green. For some of us, the Greens of Spring and Summer will soon be a thing of memories as Autumn and Winter approach us in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s go out with a blast of color!

Green Glass Mug by Barbara Haviland Grannies by Steven King Moon Landscape by Sherry Key Green Dichroic Pendant by Carmen Trueheart Curiosity by Amanda Makepeace Digit Floating in the Milky Way by Sherry Key Sunlight in the Jungle by Stephanie D'Aigle The Forest of Wic by Amanda Makepeace Nereus Favor Ring of Wisdom by Marvin Lee Billings Dragon and Teddy Bear by Melia Newman uspension No. 2 by Sarah John Afana Wave Spiral Necklace by Wandie Ortiz eaded Dome Needle Felted Bracelet by Harlan Butteryfly Kiss by Sherry Key New Leaves by Elibazeth Fiedel

Featured above are: Barbara Haviland, Steven King, Sherry Key, Carmen Trueheart, Amanda Makepeace, Stephanie D’Aigle, Marvin Lee Billings, Melia Newman, Sarah John Afana, Wandie Ortiz, Harlan, and Elizabeth Fiedel.

Next month’s theme: Dia de los Muertos

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Summer Vacation

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Summer Vacation. For some people summer vacation means a family trip; while for others it’s that all too short break from school. Whatever your definition, we hope you enjoy these wonderful interpretations from Team EBSQ-Etsy!

Featured above are works by: Elizabeth Victoria Knowles, Stephanie D’Aigle, Muriel Areno, Alma Lee, Sherry Key, Diane Casey, Michele Bruce Carter, Amanda Makepeace, and Sholeh Mesbah,

Next month: Wildflowers

EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Christina M. Givens

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Christina M. Givens

Triskelion - Christina M. Givens
When I was a kid I always took everything apart. From the TV’s to furniture, nothing was safe! My parents always found it funny, that’s only because I would put it back together again. I naturally gravitated to watches and taking them apart.
When I first discovered the steampunk movement, I was dazzled! All the gears and cogs, metal, clock, aviation, I loved every bit of it! I began making pendants with tons of trial and error. But once I got the hang of it each piece had a purpose or a reason for it.
I’ve always felt that it was the sentiment and the reason behind a piece of jewelry that made it special, even if it was aesthetically pleasing. So this is what I try to create with every piece I touch. – Christina M. Givens

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