Wednesday, January 16, 2008

One of the best kept secrets on Etsy.... is a great site for those who make handmade goods to peddle their wares. Unfortunately it is overcrowded and can be hard to find quality items.

Fret no more! This blog will be your guide, your light in the store, er, I mean storm! I will bring you up-to-date on some of the wonderful and talented artists on Etsy-one blog post at a time!

Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful friend of mine, Ben. Ben has a popular store on Etsy, Ben Can Dance™, but has recently opened a new shop, which, in my humble opinion, is a beautiful extension of Ben's talents. The name of the shop is Ben Can Dance and More™, and it is! Here you can find vintage graphics....REBORN!

One of Ben's favorite things to do out there in California is shopping at flea markets, thrift stores, and garage sales looking for vintage books and papers (ephemera). Lucky for you because check out what Ben does with those great findings!

Some of my favorites are the picture frames, such as these:

Classic Car collage Photo Frame
Vintage Shoe collage  (photo frame)
Retro school-Girls collage frame

Is that all there is to Ben Can Dance and More? No way, Jose. Look on!

Here is a very unique bracelet you will not find anywhere else:
Retro school kids JANE DICK bracelet

And if you like magnets as much as I do, check these out:

Set of 3 Large Vintage-Ephemera magnets

Frames, magnets, and bracelets not your thing? Then you are weird, but Ben was ready for people like you, so how about pendants?

I Know pendant (on leather cord)Fire Chief Dalmatian dog pendant (on leather cord)Mouse Churning pendant (on leather cord)Belong pendant (on leather cord)Lucky Rabbit Foot pendant (on leather cord)Go East pendant (on leather cord)THE BEAVER collage pendant (on leather cord)Take a Trip pendant (on leather cord)Wet Northwest Vacation pendant (on leather cord)Thank you pendant (on leather cord)Get Down pendant (on leather cord)Silliest pendant (on leather cord)Fine Italian Boy pendant (on leather cord)Sea Rangers pendant (on leather cord)Birthday Suit Surprise pendant (on leather cord)

Remember that Valentine's Day is coming up and any of the above would make a perfect gift! You don't even have to worry about whether or not you purchased the right size.

I personally own creations from Ben. Not only will you receive a quality item, but also great customer service, fast shipping, great packaging, and instructions on how to care for your new purchase!

Go there now! Hurry!

*all photos used with permission from Ben Can Dance and More™


Ben Can Dance said...

Well, I do declare Mrs. Nixon, that this is the nicest write up I've ever had! :)

Thanks so much for featuring little ol' ME on your blog!

I am so happy that you have enjoyed the 'NAKED MAN' sculpture you purchased from me and am thrilled that you put it on display in your living room!


Everyone please check out Jen's new line of rings. I am wearing Jen's original-designed rings on 3 fingers! (yes, 3!) I love her stacked rings! I just sparkle with new found happiness and self-confidence. All from her rings!! And I've managed to lose weight. I think they may magic.

But don't take my word for it.....try them yourself!! :D

A Blond And A Torch said...

Thanks, Ben! I am so glad you like the blog post and my rings!

Sandra Eileen said...

What a nice feature... good job Jen.. can't believe it was your first !

A Blond And A Torch said...

Thanks, Sandra! And thanks for stopping by!

Field Notes said...

I think I may have seen his frames before! I like them too :)

terrain said...

I have some magnets from Bencandance and they're so fun! I love retro/vintage/kitsch images and Ben always has the best ones.