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Definition: something, someone precious Synonyms: charm, find, gem, genius, ideal, masterpiece, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, phenomenon, prize, prodigy, rarity, specialty, treasure, wonder

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Secret Shops..revealed..III

Back again with one of my favs. This shop is a more recent discovery..SilverFound on etsy.
If you have a certain weakness, as I do, for the exotic and genuine, it's worth  'stopping' in here 2 or 3 times a week..you see, the good stuff moves fast. There isn't always that one dazzler 'must have' for me, but when one does show up .. here's a tip..don't 'fav' it..buy...it'll be gone in a day!

 Take a look at these..  genuine antique Tibet turquoise..  re-polished..beads.

Douglas, the owner is just so friendly ..really as friendly as his smiling avatar photo..the great service probably counts for half of my 'fav'. Lately, I've been irked by shops that either sell so well don't have the time to give a little attention or just come across like I'm lucky to be a buyer there..so good service has gone up in my ratings.

Titanium Aura quartz..

And one paired with a wonderful 'creation' from Wondrous Strange..a moth. ..the beginnings of a pendant..think I'll call it 'Mother and Child'


 Here are some creations with some SilverFound finds..
Shard of Orodruin..Mt. Doom


  1. OMG!!! Gorgeous shard - just absolutely stunning!!! Lovely shop and I agree it's a huge turn off when the shop owner makes you feel lucky you got to purchase from them!

  2. Hi!

    That shop looks great but your pieces are awesome!
    I saw your tweet about this post and I can't tell you why blogging takes forever in August, but... that reminds me... I have half a post written that I must finish!

    Cris, from DeCris Creations - Blog
    DeCris Creations on Artfire

  3. Thanks Patricia!..we understand each other:)

  4. As for the kindness of the shop owners and their service I am totally with you, Mary Anne! Good service has always been quite high in my ratings. Oh, and by the way: one of the kindest etsy sellers I have ever met comes from the azores.... ;)
    Dorcas' moth is in my stash, too, I love it to the bones, really, and I am sooo curious about your finished piece with it!

  5. Magical and mystical, like coming from the center of the earth ...

  6. Was wondering where those luscious gemstones came from:) Just wanted to brag...that out of this world magical ring is in my stash!!! Saw it.loved it immediately...bought with out hesitation...it is amazing in person..as is all your work!!!

  7. You have been creating some magical work, Mary Anne!

  8. Oooh, Silverfound offers so many pretty shinies!! And your creations are, as always, captivating!!

  9. thanks guys..loved all the comments!
    Janna..that's soo cool..we must be soul sisters..:)...I'd love to see what you do with D's fantastic moth..and D..the ring could not have found more talented finger(s)!