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TheTurquoiseToad's Shop Announcement

Welcome to The Turquoise Toad

*NOTE* I'm selling some supplies that I'll never use. Check out the shop pages for cheap beads, paper ephemera, and other misc. items!!

At the core of everything I make is the belief that having something meaningful and handcrafted is so much better than something mass-produced that anyone can buy. I cannot limit myself to just one medium, so here you'll find a wide range of beautiful things I've created. Rest assured, they are all handcrafted by me (and a few by my husband as you'll read below!), no resales here.

When I wear a piece of jewelry, I love compliments on how it looks on me. I think a woman should be able to define her uniqueness with what she surrounds herself with, so my jewelry is always from my own designs, never copied from a store-bought piece. I also rarely make the same thing twice, so yours just might be the only one in existence! Occasionally my husband puts his brilliant mind to designing a piece or two as well. His jewelry style is simple and bold, but always elegant.

My current favorite craft to hone is handmade paper. I only use recycled paper (think of all that junk mail and old bills you get everyday in the mail, that's my raw materials) and each sheet is made separately in a wooden deckle in my kitchen so they are all one of a kind. I sell it by the sheet, in signatures, or in an already bound journal. I love to do custom orders, so if you don't see something in my shop, send me a message and perhaps we can create something together!

Last summer I taught myself how to etch glass and have been experimenting lately with some new techniques. Most of the glass I etch is recyled. It's a great way to reuse those old candle cups and jars! Not to mention the canning jars, pasta jars, old cheese domes...the list goes on and on.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions. Now you can also follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Turquoise-Toad/150782804942668

Thank you so much for visiting The Turquoise Toad!