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Mar 16, 2010
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World Mythology Digital Collage Sheet Represented here are 5 of the world's most popular pantheons: Egyptian, Hindu, Greek, Celtic and Norse. All of your favorite Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes are holding court: Kali, Krishna, Queen Maedb, Rhiannon, Osiris, Isis, Thor, Loki, Odin, Zeus, Hera, Perseus and Medusa and more. These heavenly creatures are waiting to be part of your jewelry projects. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2010 at Sinister Concept
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Sinister Concept has moved! We are very excited that 2010 has arrived. This is going to be a very exciting and productive year. I have started work with my friend Jennifer Neitzel on our new TV Show, The DIY Lounge. This is a new endeavor that will be showcasing the best in craft culture. We will be presenting demos, tutorials, and onsite interviews with vanguards of craft. All this new information wil be presented over the next few posts. Stay Tuned. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at Sinister Concept
This site is due in large part to the many individuals who have been both wowed and annoyed by my penchant for all things trivial. Not only do I retain a ridiculous amount of useless knowledge but it also tends to lean toward the strange and macabre. If I had a nickel for every time I heard, "how in the hell do you know that"? I wouldn't be here right now. I'd probably be paying someone else to do this and I'd be drunk. I will be posting many posts throughout each day. Things I find interesting, peculiar and downright... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Fox's Facts For Fags
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Turkey has been a bastion of wonderful experiences. Cultural differences have been wonderful and a struggle, but luckily I enjoy both. Shopping is a master course in patience, avoidance, wit and skill. Many travel experts informed me through the web and print that it's a constant struggle to get the best deal, haggle, converse all the while maintaining a sense of decorum. I always love a challenge. :) Here are a few of the prime comments by the shopkeepers that you hear all day: "Here is the shop" "I am here" "This is is the one" "Yes, Please" this is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Sitting here after an amazing whirlwind around the Turkish Coast, Ephesus and Kuşadası. A decadent and strangely rough 4 day sail around the Western Turkish Coast, an incredible day of Turkish Farmer's markets and cooking lessons in a countryside boutique resort followed by a day exploring the world's largest archaeological dig, Ephesus. I return to shopping tomorrow and will be posting some fantastic finds but until then here are a few pics to enjoy. The Butterfly Valley Shore with our Gullet in the picture. Karaoke in Kuşadası. One more international notch in my belt. The beautiful kitchen used for our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Hello Dear Readers, I have been having a wonderful. Away from Technology and the world. We have been sailing for the last three days on the Aegean. Stops have included, Myra, St. Nicholas's church (yes, that St. Nick), The Butterfly Valley, The Blue Lagoon, etc, etc. It is quite decadent. All meals cooked on board. When I was told that I was going to be traveling with other people I did not know I was a bit scared. Fortunately, we have been traveling with amazing people two wonderful women from Australia, Kerry and Leann. A wonderful couple Gyes and Angela... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Hi there, I will be sailing the Mediterranean for the next few days so my blog will be in disrepair in the meantime. I wanted to post a few more miscellaneous items. Handmade Turkish Olive Oil Soap with Evil Eye Wrapping This is amazing soap. I've been using it on my trip and I love it. It comes unscented and other scents. The unscented is safest if you are not sure about your scent type. Olive Oil Soap Olive Oil Soap $6.00 2 Soaps $10.00 Ridiculously Cute Handmade Yurts (Little Felt Houses used by nomads in Central Asia) Felt Yurts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at Personal Imports
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You, dear reader, can wiki the history of this mind-boggling place but here are a few photos to whet your appetite. Very, very difficult to choose and impossible to show the shear majesty of this magnificent place but here are some amazing photos nonetheless. I will be sailing the Turkish Coast, oh the horror, but I will be back my fine readers. Cheers! Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Today as we were leaving the Grand Bazaar, we ended up exiting out a very unfamiliar gate which is very easy to do, since it's the size of a small city. :) Over 750,000 people a day visit this crazy, beautiful place. As we began walking through the crowd we realized that the once familiar European faces in the bazaar started to thin out until we were the only Anglo bodies in a gigantic sea of bustling, barking, cheap socks, knock-off designer jeans, roasted corn and beautiful Islamic garb. We soon came to realize that we had discovered where the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Hello My Readers, I have some amazing news to pass on. I have been told over the past two days that raw felt was impossible to come by in Istanbul. If I wanted it, I would have to go to many of the villages to the East that produce it. Well dear readers, I have some amazing news! Just as I was about to give up hope, the impossible happened, I found it, the holy grail of Turkish goods, handmade, hand-dyed, Turkish Felt from Tokat Village. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...that's all I have to say. You will not be disappointed! Satisfaction... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Good Morning Dear Readers, This is our last day in Istanbul before we set off for beautiful Antayla. We return in 7 days but before then we will sail down the Turkish coast in our own chartered gullet (yacht). Life is hard in Turkiye :) Here are a few more items that I discovered yesterday. Beautiful and affordable. Own a bit of Eastern Europe. Small Coaster Sized Tiles (Assorted Colors and Styles) Coaster Tiles Single Tile $3.00 Asst of 5 $12.00 Large Scalloped Tiles - Approximately 5 inches in Diameter. Really Striking Scalloped Tile Single Tile $10.00 Assortment of 5... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Personal Imports
Hi Jo, The first items I posted are all FELT. If there are any other ingredients I will be sure to let you know. Other than the thread for the necklaces and figurines I don't believe there are any other noteworthy ingredients. Stay tuned for all of my non-felt items. Tiles, antiques, fabrics and charms. XOXO
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So obviously, I love, love, love Istanbul! What more can be said about the "Cradle of Civilization". We've been courted by our ex-patriot friend, Kevin. Who happens to live just two blocks away in a town of 15 million, weird. We came from a beautiful and adventurous cocktail party just hours ago. He invited many of his ex-pat friends to join us. Two from Chicago and one from D.C. Lovely people all around. We became privy to his neighborhood shenanigans. One man arrested for being a nuisance while all watched out his window. Lots of rubbernecking from the Turkish neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at Personal Imports
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These are the pieces that made my mind roll. I usually hate precious items but I loved these little people and think you will too. These are hand made completely out of felt. I am the Exclusive procurer for all of North America. Please take a look and fall in love for your home or your store. Keep in mind that no other North American store has these. Take a look at these original Turkish Peasants (Perfect for the holidays, pretend like you went to Turkiye) Turkish Peasants Turkish Female $25.00 Turkish Male $25.00 Handmade Tokat Village Angels (Only American... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Greetings Friends, Well as expected, Turkey has been amazing. I spent my first day traversing the Grand Bazaar and as expected was completely overwhelmed. I was told to expect a lot of cheap, mass produced product and was not disappointed. I also discovered some true gems. Here are a few. The following hand-made felt pieces are from Tokat Village and are made by one woman. They are gorgeous!!! I was totally charmed. Believe me, they will not disappoint. Gorgeous Handmade Flower Necklace (Colors vary, please provide a first and second color scheme choice) Flower Necklace Felt Flower Necklace $55.00 Cala... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Dear Friends, Please join me on my journey in 7 days. I will be traveling throughout Istanbul and Western Turkey. Follow me and take advantage of the great shopping deals I will be passing on to my readers. I will be posting multiple items daily that I discover during my excursions and you can easily purchase them with any major credit card or a valid PayPal account. The items will be brought back with me to Portland, Oregon for pickup or domestic shipping. You save a bundle in customs, shipping and overhead fees. Sonra görüşürüz Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Dear Friends and Shoppers, Tomorrow is the Big Day. I will be hopping that enormously long 17 hour ride to the "Cradle of Civilization". I am bursting with excitement and hope that I can convey just a little bit of this to my readers. As you may know, I actually land on September 17th and will start posting as soon as I find a plug-in. I hope to hear all of your thoughts and comments. Please feel free to post whatever you're thinking. Shopping will start bright and early the morning of the 18th. See you there, Richard Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2009 at Personal Imports
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Dear Friends, Please join me on my journey in 7 days. I will be traveling throughout Istanbul and Western Turkey. Follow me and take advantage of the great shopping deals I will be passing on to my readers. I will be posting multiple items daily that I discover during my excursions and you can easily purchase them with any major credit card or a valid PayPal account. The items will be brought back with me to Portland, Oregon for pickup or domestic shipping. You save a bundle in customs, shipping and overhead fees. Sonra görüşürüz Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at Personal Imports
Please do. Thanks so much. I thought it was keen as well. :)
That's a great question. I will take care of all custom fees and duties from Turkiye. If I ship the item then you will be responsible for shipping fees. If you pick it up from Portland, it is included in the price.
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Welcome to "Personal Imports". An entirely new way of shopping. Follow me on my trips as I travel and shop. I will upload daily products that I find on my trip and you will be able to purchase directly through me. I then will return to Portland with the items for pickup or domestic shipping and pass the imported savings onto you. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at Personal Imports
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