Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I haven't done a blog post in a while, because I've had a lot going on in my "other" life. I started my teaching internship a few weeks ago, and each day is an adventure. And pretty draining sometimes. I will be at the St. John's Farmer's Market this weekend with my jewelry, and going to have a new blog feature for the team up soon!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
shop to see all of her designs.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Intertwined Designs has a whole line of clothing for the comfort-loving, earth-conscious climber. This Cowl Neck Tank Dress is a classy piece that can go anywhere - school, work or roadtrip. It's made of a soy/organic cotton/spandex blend. Available in six different colours and sizes XS to XL. Intertwined Designs also has tights, pants, tank tops, underwear, and lots more!
Monday, June 25, 2012
this shop is the place for you. Hill Country Designs has tons of cute onesies, all hand-dyed and batiked. There are t-shirts as well, so if you have a young climber in your family, you can send them off the local gym or crag in style.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This Solh (peace in Farsi) necklace is versatile and available in a range of colours, including black, green, turquoise, and coral. It is crafted by AdventurousRabbitt, whose diverse range of art and jewelry items shows off her many talents! Check it out at http://www.etsy.com/listing/99171192/solh-necklace-in-turquiose-blue?ref=v1_other_2
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thomasina Pidgeon recently wrote an insightful essay about climbing and competitiveness, particularly its role in the lives of women climbers. You can read the essay here.
This gave me a lot to think about. Does being better than someone else motivate my climbing? Or is it my own progress that drives me? I sometimes feel that improving at climbing is not happening fast enough for me, and I get frustrated. But then I remember how lucky I am to be able to climb at all, to see beautiful places and meet wonderful people. What motivates you in climbing?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Since I started blogging for the team, I have found so many things I want to buy for myself! Here is the latest one - a lino cut print from Quail Lane Press. Michelle's shop has many designs that will appeal to climbers and non-climbers alike.
You can check out Quail Lane Press at http://www.etsy.com/shop/quaillanepress?ref=seller_info
Monday, April 9, 2012
These beautiful earrings are made by Arboreal Jewelry, located in Seattle, WA. I love everything in this shop; I am a big fan of geometric shapes in jewelry. Check out some more beautiful designs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/arborealjewelry?ref=seller_info
Friday, April 6, 2012
It's springtime and outdoor climbing season is here! Here is a wicked shark chalk bag from allBeta, cause who wants to climb with a boring ol' chalkbag? Check it out at http://www.etsy.com/listing/96781774/great-white-shark-attack-rock-climbing
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hi everyone, and welcome to the Etsy Climbers Blog! I am going to be blogging on behalf of the team, and very much looking forward to it. I already have lots of climbing and Etsy-related topics in mind, but please feel free to send me your suggestions as well! A little bit about myself... I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, near the eastern-most point in North America. Winters are long here, and you need patience to be a climber in Newfoundland, but fortunately there is a dedicated, and growing climbing community here. I have an Etsy shop, AvalonBelle, and I sell jewelry. I like glass beads and gemstones, and I am trying to get started in metalworking. Here is a link to my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AvalonBelle?ref=si_shop