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Nov 15, 2014

Who do I Thank?

(In spirit of Thanksgiving…)

There is already a holiday buzz in the air.
More people visit my shop,
looking for holiday gifts.
We, the “Estiers”
(who are selling and buying in ETSY)
help them by “curating “ collections
of ETSY finds, called “treasuries”.

Curating is fun!

It fulfils my shopping passion,
as I already make its first stage
of “window shopping” and selecting...
(and sometimes – I complete
it by actually  buying…)
There is also  a kind of adventure
in curating, since I get awesome responses,
like referring to my name (Vita)
or to my country
(“I pray for Israel every day”).
In fact, this is a way to connect with people
you probably
will never meet.

In spirit of Thanksgiving,I would like to share my

       treasury thanks

to some curators who included my items
in their treasuries.
Please enjoy this sampling of items from their shops,
and Like and Share if you can.
You may even be able to add a few names
to your shopping list!
So sit back and enjoy!

Talila from UnconventionalBrides ,
featured my ring with green square Amazonite  in her
treasury “Monday  7” .

With this antique bronze choker and Lace Necklace, 
Talila took the sweet romantic  Victorian style
to an unexpected and surprising direction.
She combined it with dark Gothic style,
which enabled  brave brides to show their originality.

DecoUno   featured my gold and silver statement ring 
in her treasury “Weekend Finds” .

Her beautiful earrings 
are contemporary both in their
“architectural “ design , being composed
from a small basic geometric unit (“module”)
and by its modern and  industrial materials.

Katarzyna from,
featured my statement silver leather choker
 with 7 silver organic leaves ,
in her treasury “November finds” .

I like her silver pendant ,
because of its intriguing and
contrasting combination
of clean area with a contrasting
curled and  somewhat chaotic area.

Allison from AllisonGlickCeramics ,
featured my long dangle golden leaves earrings ,
in her treasury “Holiday Gift Guide in Gold” .

Her porcelain earring holder
is good and convenient solution
for restoring jewelry.
It can hold sixteen pairs of earrings around the rim,
with studs and other jewelry stored in the bowl.

Lea and Ada from alfastudio ,
featured my triangle coral earrings ,
in their treasury “Mr. & Mrs”.

Being a devoted reader in bed,
I find their combination of
book cover and pillow ,
a very original and comfortable  device .

Anetta from MashAndClayArt ,
also featured my gold and silver statement ring,
(which is very popular in ETSY).

Her conductor statue is like
a minimalist “drawing” in space.
With few “lines” of wire,
she features the figure of an orchestra conductor
bowing before the audience.
Her creations are influenced by
music and musical figures.

That’s all for this time.
Enjoy my finds
and my special

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

                                         in my shop .

See you there,

Happy Holidays


Nov 2, 2014

How to Retain my Individuality?

I have travelled many times abroad, for short periods.
This time was exceptional, as it lasted six months.
Long enough to feel comfortable in  foreign surroundings ,
but short enough to maintain the “outsider  perspective”.

During this time,  I deeply comprehended the prophetic thesis
of Hardt and Negri, the authors of
“Empire”, dated back  to 2000.

In spite of its title, the book is a non-fiction
socio- political and economic analysis
of the changing global order, taking place in our time.

The new emerging “Empire” is
the non-political borderless and global


I observed and did a great deal  of ”window shopping”
in western European cities, 
and could see this thesis materializing in front of my eyes:
In every city large and small,
there are the same shops!
Standardization prevails in every aspect.
A few international companies control the market.
In spite of the wonderful and amazing window-displays,
seeing them time and again,
it became  boring and monotonous!

The small shops, the individual enterprises,
the artisan and handcraft shops have disappeared!
You can hardly find them in small
side alleys, usually in the medieval old quarters,
(subsidized by the local authorities
out of touristic considerations).

Here I come back the question mentioned above:
How to retain  individuality
in this changing world?

Then I realize – there is a way
and it is becoming more and more relevant:


Two years ago I made this choice, by opening a shop
in the online virtual mall of   

Only now,  I realize that this is the ultimate arena
for the individual creator and consumer.
There are still people who look for personal
creativity, and that is the way to reach them.

For instance, look at some finds (called “treasury”),
made by ETSY members:


For ecology devotees, there are many  beautiful
recycled items.
Here are some examples:

Last (but not least) -
I’ll meet you my ETSY shop,

There you can enjoy my special for

Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Merry Christmas


A Happy New Year ,