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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Question- Desert First or Best for Last?

The title is your question and we would love to see your answers. Are you a desert first personality or a save the best for last personality. For myself (Cozy) I tend to save the best for last. When it comes to holiday shopping to get the best handmade or rare vintage finds as gifts that may not always be the best idea and I don't want you to miss out.

The Group 2020 sellers have a lot to offer you this holiday season, soaps, jewelry, gift tags, personal accessories and more. Let me show you some of my favorites.

Cuprum29 is a fantastic shop for delicate styles in mixed metals.  The work from this shop includes bracelets, earrings, adjustable rings and lovely pendant necklaces. Much of the work is made to order so the sizing will be perfect.
Pickle Valentine is one of the best places to find well researched vintage beads for the jewelry designers you know. (It always makes me smile when I think or say the shop's name, Pickle Valentine.) You can make someone else smile with the gift of some very special components for a new project.

Lanmom Originals is a shop that showcases many talents and skills. Soaps, beaded crochet jewelry, warmth provided in hats and scarves and more can all be found in this one very special shop.

Chainmaille, beaded jewelry, Celtic influenced pieces, necklaces, earrings, rainbow themed jewelry.
Over 100 items for your browsing pleasure at the shop Lehane.

The Tinseled Whisker has gift tags for people and pets, baby shower tags, business cards and merchandise tags for the holidays and beyond. There are lots of choices for customizing to get exactly what you need. Let this shop do the work while you get the hugs.

Know someone always looking for new hair accessories? Find and assortment of headbands in the shop Cozy. For those feeling more practical cotton dishcloths and washcloth are there too.

To get something to you in time for gift giving it is getting close to the last shipping dates this holiday season and that limited or one of a kind special item might be gone. 

I am advising you this time not to save the best for last because it may be gone when you get to these shops.

Go Shopping!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

I just have to sneak a few words in here today. The pictures are links to items and shops. Some of these shops are having specials this weekend. It is worth your time to click and browse.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Create This Narrative

I posted a video on my own personal blog today that is the inspiration for this post. If you would like to listen like I did the video is here. What made me stop sipping my tea for a minute and listen was this quote,
"The thing about being online is you can create this narrative with a brand that you can't otherwise in a store."
by Nick Graham, founder of Joe Boxer

Every day the members of Group2020 are creating their narratives, their stories, if you will. 

We tell these stories in our profiles when we let you know who we are and why our online shops exist. 

We tell our stories in our listing descriptions when we give you background on how items are made or where they came from or what they could add to your life. 

We tell our stories on social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and our blogs.  

Take a minute, read our stories.

Links to our blogs are on the right-------->.
Links to shops are on this webpage,
We lead you to our stories on Twitter with the hashtag #group2020.
We keep busy keeping up our shops and sharing stories on Facebook pages, wanelo, tumblr, weheartit and more. If you want a specific link ask in the comments and I will get back to you.

Take your time browsing what we share but come back because we have more stories to tell.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lanmom Originals

When introducing myself to a group of people one time, I was asked to name my hobbies - tell them what I do. I promptly informed them that it would be quicker to tell them what I DON'T do!

I love crochet. Well, I love most everything, but I REALLY love crochet. Especially when it gives me the chance to work in unusual mediums with unusual materials. Thus, you're likely to see a lot of not-too-common crochet items here. And some more common ones. And some other things, too. If it looks interesting, I'll try it. If it works, you'll see it here. It's just who I am!
This shop owner does really love crochet and it shows but there is more. In shops on Zibbet, Lanmom and Etsy you can choose from crocheted beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets. If you need to stay warm she makes scarves and hats. 

And there is more.........

Lanmom Originals also makes and sells soaps for everyone and all ages. Most of her soaps are vegan and the scents sound wonderful. How does Cinnamon Tea Tree, Lemon Zinger, Swig of the Pig Oatmeal Stout soap sound to you? Too bad the internet is not scratch and sniff.

I've picked some of my favorites from to share with you today.

I love the choice of colors combined with black in the design of this necklace.

Mossy Oak sounds like a scent I would like on any man. Need a gift for one?

Socializing on Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest

Today I would like you to go to any of the shops, come back and leave a link in comments to your favorite things offered by Lanmom. 
I'll be here when you get back.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


 I love creating jewelry! Years ago beads jumped out at me and yanked me into a fascinating world of color, shape, size, and incredible variety. I make jewelry knowing it will bring someone a unique connection with art, beauty, perhaps earth's energies or ancient traditions via old chainmaille patterns of linking rings to create beautiful patterns, some with modern variations and colors. Symbolism, color, shape, size, and material are all elements involved in each of my creations. I think of beads and my jewelry creations as connections between the day-to-day world and the supernatural world just beyond our view, a world of beauty and eternity. Certain gemstones may exude positive energies and colors also can influence our awareness. Color informs mood. My goal is to bring materials from around the world to create unique wearable art with a touch of that special bold attitude which lives somewhere between elegance and playfulness.
It was easy to find both eleganance and playfulness in Lehane's shop of handcrafted jewelry. Allow me, please to show you some examples.

Use the links I left for you below to find so much more. 
Leave a comment here on the blog or connect with Lehane on twitter or g+.

Founder of Group2020

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cuprum 29

I am a self taught multimedia artist and have been creating jewelry in one form or another for many years. I enjoy it immensely and have currently focused on mixed metal hand sawn cold connected jewelry in copper, brass and silver that includes braille message jewelry, judaica jewelry and jewelry inspired by ethnic art forms from around the world.I go to great lengths to provide beautiful and interesting items that are sturdy and durable to my customers and use only the finest top quality materials in the jewelry I create. 
I learned a new word today. Cuprum is latin for copper and the atomic number for that metal is  29. In this shop copper is designed, shaped and combined with other metals and materials in ways that are more than my simple words can describe so I will just say stunning. You will find large mixed metal rings with intricate hand cut designs. The same metal work is combined with beads in earring and necklaces. Cuprum 29 also has delicate bracelets, arm bands and toe rings.

Of course I found some to share to give you an idea of the artistry I found.

Cuprum29 on Etsy - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

Friday, October 25, 2013


I have tried many different things. In the past I poured greenware in a ceramics shop, I learned how to do western carving on leather, I have dabbled in tole or folk art painting along with sewing clothes, embroidery, the basics of tatting and quilting. I love needlework best of all the creative outlets I have explored. Most of the work you will see here reflect that love and will be knitted or crocheted. 
From my profile you can see that I have tried a little bit of a lot of different things. I always work on things thinking my best work is yet to come.  In the next week or so I will start loading my Zibbet shop with the shawls, infinity scarves and more that I have been creating through the summer.

I will share today a couple of things currently in my shop.

I am very glad to be a part of Group 2020 and encourage you to check out their shops too. Keep in mind that the holiday and gift giving season will be here soon. If you are looking to create or hoping to find something unique that is vintage or handmade you want to shop now or the best may be gone.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Welcome to the blog home of Group2020.

So who are we?
We are a select group of online businesses brought together through friendship and admiration.

What can this group bring to you?
Among our group we have vendors bringing you the vintage treasures of yesterday, creators of today's handmade goods for you, your home, your life and those you care about and supply sellers fueling the dreams of tomorrow.

What can you expect from being a blog reader and follower?
You will get introductions to all our members. You will find out how and where to shop with us and our latest promotions. You will get links to all our social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our own blogs.

To see all our members as of today click the graphic below. You will find links to all our shopping venues there.