Thursday, January 19, 2017

Be My Valentine


We've gathered a collection of beautiful jewelry from the members of the Jewelry on Etsy Team (JETTEAM). These pretty pieces would make great gifts for Valentine Day. Of course, these are only a few of the many designs that can be viewed by clicking the link here JETTEAM .

Looking for that special piece for the love of your life? Check out the shops from the members here as well as other members listed in the member list. You won't be disappointed.

  1.  Garnet Earrings
  2.  Hammered Copper Heart
  3. Heart Drop Dangle Earrings
  4. Garnet 14K Gold Fill Chakra Bracelet
  5. Cherry Hearts Necklace
  6. Red Rhinestone Art Glass Earrings
  7. Silver Garnet Square Ring
  8. Red Garnet Heart Earrings
  9. Red Carnelian Oval Ring
  10. Silver Ruby Flower Earrings
  11. Mixed Metal Broken Heart Earrings
  12. Heart Charm Bracelet

Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine Day!!



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Holiday Shopping with the Jetteam

This lovely collection of Holiday themed jewelry designs is contributed by some of the members of the Jewelry on Etsy Team, (Jetteam)

Follow the links to see the items and stop by and visit the shops of the other members as well. There are many different styles of jewelry for those on your gift list this year. Many of the shops are offering gift wrapping and special discount codes and sales.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Independence Day in the United States of America is a holiday which is highly celebrated with picnics, parades and fireworks across all states. It is recognized as the day the USA gained their Independence. Due to the fact that it falls on the same date each year, most people refer to this holiday as the "Fourth of July".

What better way to accessorize for the day's events than to wear a piece of handmade jewelry from the artisans on the Jetteam on Etsy. Here is a collection of pieces which are representative of the unique skills of the members. Be sure to check out the other members' shops using the Jetteam link.

Let's Celebrate!!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Cooking with the JETs!!



I'm going to share with you one of my favorite go-to vegetarian night recipes. These burgers come together pretty quickly, maybe 20 minutes, and are packed with awesome flavor. I've tweaked it a lot over the years, so it's always a little trial and error, but here goes the latest rendition. What you will need:

The ingredients:
  • 2 cans black beans (I like organic and low sodium), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion (or whatever type you have on hand), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (available in the ethnic foods aisle) -   forewarning: I use half a can, but I love chipotle peppers and I love spicy! The adobo sauce is very spicy, so if you are not a fan of spice, you may use less or leave the adobo sauce out all together.
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin - or to taste - as more or less as you like!
  • Salt & pepper to taste (those are my Star Trek Enterprise shakers!)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg or egg white
  • 1/2 cup corn off the cob (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa (optional) (add scan 1/4 cup more Panko is using)
  • Buns or bread, whatever you have on hand
  • Avocado for topping (the creaminess of the avocado helps to cut down the heat and combine to a really amazing flavor profile)

     Food processor
     Frying pan


       1.  Combine 1 can black beans, red onion, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce to taste (I use about half the peppers and half the sauce, but it is admittingly spicy so you may want to err on the side of 2 - 3 teaspoons sauce and 1 - 2 peppers for the first attempt), garlic, cumin, salt and pepper to taste in the food processor. (I had a really nice picture of all the ingredients set up in the processor, but my hand moved faster than my mind.) Pulse until nearly smooth, you may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor once or twice.

       2. Move bean mixture to a large mixing bowl and add optional corn and salsa. Mix in bread crumbs and egg until incorporated. The mixture will be wet.

      3.  Heat a medium or large skillet over low-medium heat. It is easier to use a larger skillet to accommodate more than one patty at a time, as not demonstrated below. Spray with non-stick coating or a swirl of olive oil. Shape the mixture into patties - should make about 6 - 8. I like to make them about 5 inches in diameter, too large and they are harder to work with. Cook for about 5 minutes per side. The first flip will be difficult, as they are somewhat fragile, but will firm up as they cook. They should be firm and browned on each side when done.

        4. Serve on buns or toasted bread (which I did because we did not have buns). Top with your favorite veggie burger toppings - for these I love avocado. Actually I just love avocado. As you can see here:




Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kicking off Summer with the Jets

Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season with the opening of Theme Parks, public Beaches and resorts across the country. State Parks and hiking trails, closed for the winter, spring to life and welcome visitors to their beautiful surroundings.

The Jetteam on Etsy has put together a collection of handcrafted jewelry that can be worn all summer long. Spice up your wardrobe and add one of these beauties to your jewelry box.

As always, you can visit the Jetteam to purchase other handcrafted items from the members' shops. There are lots of beautiful items for you to chose from so head on over and get that bling!!