It’s commonly known that dragons like shiny things as much as ravens do. Treasure hunters are often surprised, however, by the aesthetic sense of dragons — for example, in this case the dragon preferentially hoarded things that matched her scales.

(Support ethical treasure hunting — only buy from certified naturally-abandoned hoards!)

Item #1 — Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! The winner is Kat from KatScratch Bead Works — check out her shop, she has some gorgeous and unique handmade beads!

Item #2 — My Darling Buds earrings have been selected for a flower-themed vote in the Storque!

Leave a comment here for your chance to win this sweet springtime-hued bracelet! I’ll make a random draw from all comments on Saturday, 16 May, at 9 am Eastern time, and contact the winner for a shipping address.

Irregular pink glass crystals and silver-toned seed beads compliment strangely organic green shapes and pink hearts with green-and-pink iridescent finish on one side.

At 23.5 cm (9 1/4″), this is suitable for a larger wrist and hand.

Announce your presence with tinkly silver bells.

That last article was a doozy, but this one will be a little shorter now that you know some of the basics of GIMP.

When we last left our heroes we were learning to resize images to work well on Etsy listings. You may have noticed that when you upload an image to Etsy, the first preview it shows you is the tiny square image that will show up in searches. It’s zoomed in on the center of the image you uploaded. That zooming-in is called cropping — cutting off extra space from the sides of the image.

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Pop into Etsy’s Virtual Labs at 7 pm Eastern — members of the T.Dot and Friends street team will be showing off their stuff! Expect great deals and gorgeous goods, all handmade here in Toronto!

Be proud, colourful, and sparkly. No two links in this bracelet are alike. It would be boring otherwise.