Jewelry by NaLa

In my travels around Internet Land I find some really cool places and people. I have never been able to travel the world in 3D, but the web has allowed me to do some pretty cool traveling. In one of my escapades, I happened upon a group called the Handmade Artist’s Forum. This is a group that promotes other artisans and handmade. So I though that I would sign up and join this magical fit. Not only is it all it claimed to be, but it is also a great community that really does support each other. The forum is free, along with shopping, and for $5 a month you can set up shop there and sell your beautiful handiwork. Right now, it costs $1 for 90 days. Okay, I think most people can afford .33 a month to see if they like something, right? I’ll let you know how that goes.

HAF also has what they call a blog ring. You may have participated in one of these before, and the rules are simple. Each week they feature a new member and their blog. You visit the blog, as well as the other blogs that promote and post about the featured member. Leave comments, love it, follow it, etc. So that is what I am doing with my Wednesdays now. I will still do my group features (as time permits) and will maintain my individual features on each Friday until the interviews run out!

This week the HAF group has decided to promote Jewelry by NaLa. This talented artisan can be found in many differnt places. I actually had made connections with her through Twitter and My Craft Corner long before I found HAF. However, I had never been to her beautiful blog (http://www.jewelrybynala.blogspot.com/) until I started the blog ring. And talk about some beautiful jewelry…

NaLa offers some of the most original pieces around. I love natural-looking and antique pieces, and orange is becoming one of my favorite colors this season, so she gives me plenty to drool over.

You can find this talented artisan on Etsy, as well as a number of other places like Twitter and Facebook. Of course, she is on HAF, too.
Check out Nala and her work as soon as you can, as these pieces probably won’t last long. I thought long and hard before joining an Etsy team. I would read profiles, requirements, follow some posts and people, asked questions, and read blogs. HAF is the one I kept coming back to and that was a real fit for me. I’m not saying it is the ONLY team on Etsy, but it is the one that fit. So if you’re looking for a great group, (they are a guild on Artfire as well) check them out. Once you join, don’t forget to visit this thread and tell them that Fantasy Dream Knits referred you!
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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iKnitQuiltSew
    May 05, 2010 @ 13:50:58

    Beautiful pieces, nice article.

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  2. jewelry by NaLa
    May 05, 2010 @ 14:48:57

    Thank you for the wonderful feature. 😉

    Reply

  3. MakinTheBestOfIt
    May 05, 2010 @ 15:18:33

    What a wonderful artist and great picks from her many incredible works! Also, welcome to HAF!

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  4. Larissa
    May 05, 2010 @ 19:37:21

    Great post! Welcome to HAF!

    Reply

  5. trusk4u
    May 05, 2010 @ 19:40:05

    Welcome to the HAFteam! You sure are the wordsmith! Fantastic article! I too am a big fan of orange!

    Reply

  6. Peanuts Creations
    May 05, 2010 @ 22:46:57

    Beautiful pieces and great article!

    Reply

  7. ParadisePurls
    May 06, 2010 @ 03:12:16

    Fantastic post! I don't normally like orange, but you're right, Nala's orange makes me drool, too! 🙂

    Reply

  8. Haffina
    May 06, 2010 @ 06:16:43

    Fantastic article! and a wonderful artisan.

    Reply

  9. Mewes Mountain Arts
    May 07, 2010 @ 04:03:19

    I love the butterfly! Great selections!!

    Reply

  10. Kazumi
    May 08, 2010 @ 17:42:58

    I love her work!

    Reply

  11. DreamBubbles
    May 09, 2010 @ 00:42:38

    Welcome to HAF and what a fantastic post about both HAF and of course the talented NaLa. Can't wait to read more of your weekly features!

    Reply

  12. Handmade Artists' Forum
    May 11, 2010 @ 01:07:00

    Lovely post NaLa Rocks 😀
    HAF

    Reply

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