Friday, October 29, 2010

Frosty The Snow Man Gift Box Set

20 hand made, hand built gift boxes for your baby shower party. Made from 12 x 12 inch 120 pound test heavy card stock and die-cast complimentary stock shapes. Themed snow birds, snow flakes and snow men patterns with glittering and shades of icy blue. Strong, sturdy and chuck them across the room tight.

This is a eco-friendly design and the construction is so simple. Each box measures 4 x 4 x 2" and 6" corner to corner each has been meticulously folded, scored and center point glued with a shape to complete a ready made hand built box. The boxes are empty inside. But ready for your fine creative treasure's. Conveniently each box is left "un-marked" by ecovintagevegan, allowing you to take claim for these little gifted wonders...and fill them with your own hand made candies or jewels.

This American style of folding paper, yields from the turn of the century, where lady folk congregated to make and reproduce these little boxes from post cards and birthday cards.

Certainly easy enough for everyone to assemble, but why? when I have done the work for you.

Priority Mail and/or Parcel Post in the U.S. only.

With the elections looming near, shortly after making your wise selection clear....get to those homemade baked treat's and goodies to gift and share.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coral Harvesting? Facts And Myth's - Etsy Take vs. crudeco

Featured article from etsy's storque blog dated: October 15th, 2010.

Although facts remain that human's haven't been kind to world and oceans. But Miss Melanie Claire of Temple St. Clarie not only fell into a life of jewelry design but she's fallin' on her head. She fails to offer a balanced article for the etsy customer, seller and drive-by-blogger. Etsy's supported blog post is riddled with myth. It doesn't take into account ocean reef's that are used for business to support local communities, nor does it offer an explanation for the businesses who revive our ocean reef through educational endeavors and private foundations who assist in rebuilding our ocean reef's.

Etsy admin, staff and Juliet (writer and proof reader of "said" article) completely disregarded and disrespected the entire house of etsy. Sellers were left with a salty taste in their mouths.....and NO it wasn't that! The stab in our sells, our product representation and their own TOU's regarding etsy policies, which is not to refer, redirect or offer links to off site dealers, manufactures, wholesalers or artisan's who are not or who not have an etsy business listed on etsy.

Referring from my own facts of collecting coral:

Twice in the last 15 years I've stumbled onto lapidary men with rare Chinese Coral branch, once in 1995 and again at a rock club show in 2002. Each meeting I purchased all the coral they each had to sell. In each case their collection had come from estate sells where the collectors acquired their coral before the Great Barrier Law. My understanding of this red coral is that I am able to use it in jewelry and for collecting. I have had customers ask me about the "laws" regarding selling rare branch coral. And in each case, I refer to our rock club by-laws regarding collecting. If the coral was obtained and sold prior to the species act in 1970, then a collector can resale or create jewelry to resale.

Certainly this "coral" debacle between etsy and etsy sellers' that feature coral pieces in their shops will not see a reasonable conclusion anytime soon. Many threads have been closed, etsy admin seems to encourage suppression among their seller's and forum chats.Stifling an intelligent community of artisan's, crafter's and customer's will not go well.

Offering another point of view about our ocean's coral reef's.

Well, worth the viewing.
In the use of vintage and antique rare red coral branch, mine is from private collections obtained before 1970.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rescued Miners - Chile's Success

From my previous post of the "human" effort to rescue the men from their under ground apartment, why now does the world "thank God"?

Why do people give human credit to a God? The almighty "Amen" and Praise The Lord? No one watch the event play out for the last few months? It was the collective endeavors of multiple countries who came together with one clear cause of action. That being a rescue of men trapped in the ground, men who were divided from their families and loved ones.

Why does the majority of our world seek to give credit to the almighty when in actuality human beings with human kindness made this extraordinary event come to be. Not God, Not Allah, Not Buddha...humans! Great wonderful caring, intellectual, independent thinkers of our day formed a collective group to rescue these men.

Please can we stop with congratulations to God for everything that goes right in our world.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A human triumph....collectively the 12 countries who came together as individuals with one common goal set. Joining forces to assist others humans....Chile will be stronger as a country, their future is brighter.

Hooray, for human kind. 
This event is merely a drop in the bucket of all that we witness daily.

If only, to set aside our personal struggles, our selfishness's, our religion's, our god's and our politics could we cut to the heart of all that matters for the rest of human kind. 

Black Fringed Leather Pouch

In this listing one handsome unisex leather pouch, created from 100% recycled ends and pieces. The entire body, side panels, lacing and fringes are hand cut, hand sewn and hand built.

Pouch measures 6.5" tall and 5.5" wide with two handy smaller pockets on the inside measuring at 5.5" x 5.5". The side bottom, side panels and strap are all one piece that connect and adjust with a vintage plastic blue belt buckle.

The adjustable strap length is 32". The pouch can be worn side saddle, from the shoulder or around the waist. The fringes measure four inches long on each attached leaf.

The leather body, strap, fringes and aide panels are black recycled leather.

Pouch will be shipped Priority Mail in the United States.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A letter From Micheal Moore

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets
Friday, October 1st, 2010
The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn.
Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're in. But they've had over a year and a half to start getting the job done to fix it. Instead, they've run scared ever since they took power. To many, the shellacking they're about to receive is one they deserve.
But if you're of a mindset that believes a return to 2001-2008 would be sheer insanity, then you probably agree we've got no choice but to save the Democrats from themselves.
Memo To: President Obama and the Democratic Party Leadership
From: Michael Moore
Subject: 5 Things Dems Can Do to Turn It Around by November 2nd
1. Immediate Wall-to-Wall TV Ads, Internet Videos, and Appearances Hammering Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We're In.
We Americans have very short attention spans (Quick: Who Won the Oscar for Best Picture last year? The World Series? Exactly.). People need to be reminded over and over that it was the REPUBLICANS who concocted and led the unnecessary invasion of two countries, putting us in our longest war ever, wars that will eventually cost us over $3 trillion. Bush and Co. also caused the biggest collapse of our economy since the Great Depression. I don't know a single person in Hollywood who wouldn't shoot and produce those spots for you for FREE. Dems: Do not pull a single punch on this. Quit being a bunch of wusses and let the bastards have it! The public will be astonished that you've found your courage and your spine. We expect you to be Muhammad Ali, not Ally McBeal.
2. Indict the Criminals.
Announce that the Justice Department will seek indictments against both those who caused the economic collapse and those who became war profiteers. Call it for what it is: organized crime. Use the RICO statutes. Use the basic laws that make fraud of any kind a crime. Get in the face of those who stole the billions, make them pay for it -- and the people will love you. We want Dirty Harry, not Dirty Dancing.
3. Announce a Moratorium on All Family Home Foreclosures.
Last month (August) there were more home foreclosures than in any month in U.S. history. Worse than any month in the worst year ever, 2009. The bleeding hasn't stopped -- it's only gotten worse. And now, this week, two of the largest crime organizations who are throwing hundreds of thousands of people out of their homes (GMAC and JPMorgan Chase) have been forced to momentarily stop doing this. It turns out, they don't really have the paperwork to prove they actually own these houses! It's madness. So if you do one thing for the middle class this week, do this. It will take an hour of your time to draw up the decree and issue it. We'd rather watch "It's a Wonderful Life" than "Poltergeist."
4. Announce a New 21st Century WPA.
"Who's hiring? THE GOVERNMENT IS HIRING!" Put together a simple plan to hire enough people to repair our roads, fix up our aging schools, and rebuild our infrastructure. Fund this by taxing the richest 1% who have more financial wealth than 95% of Americans combined! Unemployment will drop to 5%. Can you pass it? Well, you sure can't unless you try! And as you're trying, announce that you will force the Republican senators (who until now simply have had to say they "intended" to filibuster in order to kill a bill) to have to actually filibuster! Make them stand on the floor of the Senate and read from the phone book 24/7. They won't last a day. And America will see them for who they really are.
5. Declare That No Democrat Will Accept ANY Wall Street Money in the Next Election Cycle.
Pick a day in the coming week. Have all your fellow Democrats in Congress stand in front of the Capitol (with President Obama) and pledge that if America allows you to retain control of Congress, none of you will take a penny from Wall Street for the 2012 election. Instead, promise to accept donations of only $2, $5 and $10. You will also pledge not to take a job as a lobbyist or lawyer for ANY corporation for ten years after you leave Congress. The message will be a powerful one to the average American fed up with corrupt political hacks. Act like Honest Abe, not Fast Freddie -- and see what happens.
And here are two bonus suggestions: Use what sense of humor you have and go after these candidates and their agenda with all the hilarious ridicule they deserve. And quit complaining about "the base" not doing enough to help you. You want help? Do something this week to earn it. I've offered five suggestions. I'm sure the rest of "the base" has a few more.
Michael Moore

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