Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mother's Day Sale

Mother's Day will be here before you know it, and what better way to say "I love you" then to give your Special Mom a very unique, one of a kind ring or pendant. I handcraft my rings and pendants, using Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Wire and Lab Grown Gemstones to represent the birthdays. I can honestly say that I have made quite a few of these rings and no two are the same. So right now you can get this special gift for the mom in your life at an incredible Sale Price of 20% off. This sale is only available to those who heard it through my blog. Just go to my Etsy shop and convo me to customize your ring or pendant and tell me you heard about this incredible sale through my blog and I will give you your discounted price quote. So Hurry and order your ring or pendant today. This sale will end on April 30, 2010 to ensure delivery for Mother's Day.
Don't forget to Follow Me so that you I can keep you informed of all my upcoming sales and contests and new listings. Here's the link for the Mother's or Family ring in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's going on

My poor mom had her third operation on her knee in 9 mos. She acquired an infection in her knee after knee replacement back in June 2009. This infection has been causing quite alot of discomfort for her along with various other health issues. Well the Doctors decided on last Monday the best course of action was 2 more surgeries. So last Wednesday they removed all the hardware from her knee and put in antibiodic spacers to fight the infection internally. Hopefully in 6-8 wks they can give her another knee replacement. For now she is in a nursing home for rehab.

I did manage to work on a few pendants during my many hours of being at the hospital with her and will be adding them to my Etsy shop just as soon as I can get my pics taken.

My contest was alot of fun to run and I know I will be having another one real soon.

Have a good day and I'm sure we are all excited with the prospect of nice Spring weather.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Due to Family Illness Contest Winner Announced 1 Day Early!!!!!

Ok Everyone, I know the drawing for the winner is supposed to be tomorrow, however I hope you don't mind if I tell you who the lucky person of the Shamrock Pendant is. My mom was admitted into the hospital today and will undergo surgery for the third time in 9 mos on her knee tomorrow morning, so because I will be at the hospital all day tomorrow and not sure whether I will have internet connection, I didn't think you all would mind if the Leprechaun drew the winner's name a day early.

So Ok, with that all said, I want to thank everyone who has entered my contest and started following my blog, I hope you all will continue to check in regularly, as I will be having more contests and lots more updates on new jewelry added to my Etsy Store.

Ok, have I managed to keep you in suspence. lol
Well then I guess I will tell you who the lucky winner is.
I called the Leprechaun and he was gracious enough to pick a name from his magical Hat a day early. Do You know how difficult it is to get a Leprechaun on any other day than St. Patrick's Day. Well I did succeed!!!!!
and the winner is............................................................................DRUM ROLL.................................

Kelly Owens.
Congratulations Kelly, I hope you really enjoy your Shamrock Pendant.
Again thank you everyone and keep following and find out what I have in store for next time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3 More Days to Enter Contest

OK we are getting closer and closer to the Contest winner on March 17, 2010. I have contacted the Leprechaun who is going to draw the lucky name, and he is getting very excited to see who's name he pulls out of his lucky hat. We have 3 more days, so enter now to win this Sterling Silver Shamrock Pendant. So Far the contest entries are:
PumpkinPyeBoutique, Ms Plug it, Frawggie, LuFarmer
Bernice Craft,
Audrey Friesen
Kelly Owens
Beach Cove Jewelry
Dreamypleasuresnaturals, Brenda Strano, Erika Barbee, Naomi K, GoldenPondStudios , Voleurdebijoux
tchrtami04, MadGypsy,
ZapolDesigns, Angela, MyHouseholdJunk, Bertlene123,

May the luck of the Irish be with you !!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Give Away

Every body loves a contest!!! So on March 17th, 2010 I will be giving one special follower a Free One Of A Kind Sterling Silver/Green Shamrock Pendant. So Click on the Follow Me button to the right and your name will be entered to win.

No Purchase is necessary to win. Random name will be drawn on March 17th, 2010

So come on everyone let's have some fun and see who wins!
Also I would love to hear your comments concerning my blog and/or my Esty Shop, so please leave me your comments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A few of my favorite Esty Shops

Etsy is such a great place not only to sell your handcrafted items , but it is also a great place to buy quality handcrafted items. Seems like for me and alot of other etsians, we just keep circulating our money around. Whenever I make a sale in my shop it seems that I can find another shop that I love and spend my money on. I thought I would share some of the wonderful shops on Etsy that I have made recent purchases from:

I was thrilled when I received my "Pearls of Paris" all natural vegan soap. The soap smells so good and Banjo Bay Soaps added alot of special little extras in her package.
From this wonderful shop I purchased Light Topaz 4mm Swarovski crystals. They are so pretty and I'm sure they will be a lovely addition to a very nice piece of jewelry.
I love cameos and was thrilled to find a set of 1970's vintage cameos in this shop, that I just can't wait to wrap with wire and create a pendant or bracelet.
Of course we can't forget our 4 legged family members. From this wonderful shop I purchased some all natural peanut butter biscuits for my husky Demon. Boy does she love them.
From this talented Etsian I purchased a set of 4 Purple Damask Mini Thank You cards. What a wonderful addition to my customer's packages I send out.

This is just a sampling of the many wonderful shops on Etsy and just a few of my Favorite Purchases. I hope you will check out these wonderful shops for yourself, and see all the great items available in their shops.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Created my first Treasury!!!!! So exciting

Wow!! I'm so excited that I was able to create and get listed my first Treasury ever. It was pretty easy after I checked out the forums and got some really good tips and hints. First before I share my treasury let me share how I was able to get it:
  • created my treasury list and editted it and designed it with Poster Sketch Etsy. ( this tool made it so easy to see how your treasury is going to look)
  • I then went to Treasury West (as I thought that it would probably be easier to get on) I just sat and waited for the number of lists to drop below 222 and magically when the number dropped to 221 a box opened and I was able to create my treasury.
  • Here are some links in the forums that I found very useful.

Ok and here is My first Treasury I hope you all like it

Monday, February 22, 2010

Great gift idea for Easter and Mother's day

With Easter and Mother's day coming, are you trying to think of the perfect gifts for the Moms in your life. Let me help you out. Let me handcraft a One of A Kind Mother's or Family ring or pendant for you out of Sterling Silver or Gold Filled wire. These rings and pendants are unique and will make your moms feel very special. I have a listing in my Etsy shop with all the information. The picture above is an example of one of the many rings I have already made. No two are the same.

Friday, February 19, 2010

jewelry sale

Ok Everyone Since February is a great month I have been running a 20% off sale in my Etsy Shop:
Sale ends on February 28, 2010

New Baby Renee

Ok here she is! This is my beautiful new grandaughter born on Wednesday February 17, 2010. She weighs 9lbs, 3 ozs, and 21 1/2 inches long. Her proud parents are (my son) Jason and Brandy.

WOW!!!! February what a month!!!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Ok I have been telling you why February is so memorable for me. Well today is another important event in my Life. 22 years ago on February 14, 1988 my husband and I got married. We had a small ceremony in my mom's home surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was a truly amazing way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Ok I'm the romantic one. For my husband it just meant 1 less gift to buy. lol.
We spent the day by going out for breakfast. Our weekly treat for ourselves, and then came home and I spent most of the afternoon on the computer while he caught up on some much needed rest. Although I have to say he did take the time to take some pictures of my jewelry for me so I could post them on Etsy. He's very supportive of my jewelry making and helps me out with the pictures (he doesn't think I do a very good job. lol) He also helps me with craft shows that I do during the year if he's not at work. So all in all it was a very good Valentine's Day and Anniversary because we spent the day doing what we enjoy. Who could ask for more.

Here are my newly posted listings in my Etsy Shop

Don't forget to check out my shop and please follow me if you would like to keep up on new listings and special events

Monday, February 8, 2010

Continuation of why February is so special

Ok here it is February 8, 2010 and it is a very memorable day for me. 30 years ago I gave birth to my son Jason, the pride and joy of my life. As I sit here, I can't help but wonder where the time has gone. Our children grow up so fast, and then they are these adults, and then you become frightened because they no longer need you. I'm happy and proud for the man he has become, but I miss the days when he looked to me for help and guidance. He is waiting any day now for the birth of his first child, my first grandchild, and I know that he is going to love and nurture his daughter the same way that I did him. So Jason, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON, I love you.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Why February is such a great Month for me

I sure everyone has one month of the year that they consider to be their special month. Well February is my special month. It seems as though every good memorable event in my life has happened this month. Let's start with today February 4th. (well it's actually the 5th as I sit here pondering) but February 4th is my stepson Brad's birthday. He turned 27 years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD. I am very proud of Brad as he is serving in the United States Air Force.

Ok, I'm going to stop here for tonight, however the month is just starting and I have quite a few more memorable events that I can't wait to share.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Check out my Jewelry

Please check out my Etsy shop at:
Let me tell you alittle bit about me. I have always had my hands into some type of craft, whether it was sewing, knitting, cross stitching or painting. I was always doing something to fill up my time since I was disabled and unable to work. About 7 years ago I was introduced to the world of jewelry making by my stepson. He broke a favorite necklace that he had purchased at a local pow-wow and asked if I could repair it for him. Well I went to the local craft store to buy the necessary materials to fix his necklace and totally enjoyed the process. Next thing you know I was back at the store again buying more beads and baubles and creating jewelry for myself, friends and family. I was soon so addicted to making jewelry that I had to start selling my finished pieces so I could go buy more supplies to create more. Over the course of time, I have gone from Stringing beads to more advanced levels of bead stitching to working with wire and gemstones creating One of a kind sculpted jewelry.