October 17, 2012

October Shop Features

At the beginning of October, we had a surprise treasury contest. We selected five team treasuries that were made with no knowledge of a contest, and we asked our audience to vote on their favorite handmade and UPCYCLED collection!

First place went to... Strawspinnings for her Olive You Forever treasury!

 "I love to find unloved, unwanted items and re-imagine a new use for them in my jewelry."
~ Erin, Owner of Strawspinnings on Etsy
Strawspinnings is a new upcycled jewelry shop located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Erin opened her Etsy doors in August 2012. She is friendly to work with and has been enjoying her new shop.

Strawspinnings has a good eye for upcycled jewelry pieces and offers a very fair price for her handmade creations.  I love how she gives a new look to old style. Strawspinnings is a well done Etsy shop, but you can have a look around and see that for yourself...

You can find Erin contributing to our Pinterest boards as well!

The second place treasury was... Verdant Violet for her At this Moment treasury!

Verdant Violet offers handmade eco-friendly baby books in their Etsy shop.  Gena from Verdant Violet started out her career in developmental neuroscience research and then took a break to start a family. Having children has made her follow her creative passions and she started creating these awesome baby and toddler books.

Baby's First Nuclear Physics Book!  

We love that Verdant Violet uses eco-friendly and upcycled materials for her books.

You can find Verdant Violet on the Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Thank you to everyone that entered and voted! This was a fun treasury contest. Maybe we'll have another one?! Who knows? ;)

The Wooden Bee


  1. Thank you so much for the feature, Bee! Making a great Team Upcyclers treasury was easy with so many talented members :)

  2. Very cool! Can't wait to visit their shops and browse through some goodies!

  3. Such an honor to be featured! Thanks so much!