Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Devil Cat

My week end has consisted of the usual, with one small change...The Devil Cat.

I volunteered to go In and feed my sister's cat while she was away for the week end. I am by no means a cat person. I've only ever had Dog's. My first experience was yesterday. I had all the proper remotes In hand with detailed instructions on how to turn off the alarm system when entering, which was fairly easy because we have an alarm system, so I was familiar with that.
I entered In threw the garage door Immediately the Cat meets me at the door. If the Cat could talk It was probably say where have you been ! Can't you see I'm hungry ! The whole time I am opening the pouches of ( stinky ) food and the cat Is staring me down, hey you up there do you think you can move a little faster. Just set down the food and back away slowly, make no sudden moves or you will leave me no choice but to scratch the bleep out of you. So I set the food down slowly, as instructed, and received a short hiss. Set the alarm, and was out the door In a flash.

I have been busy making some new pieces to list In the next few week's. Be sure to stop by and take a peek. Don't forget also, that the gift with purchase will end on July 31st.

Hope you all are having a fabulous week end. I still have one more day with the Devil Cat..wish me luck...Kathi

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Gift With Purchase

Yes, that's right now until July, 31st I will be having a gift with purchase. What Is the gift you ask.
That would be an "Ankle bracelet". Who doesn't like sporting those pretty little gem's. You can read all the detail's In my Etsy shop at Gingeroni1, link at the right. There you will find a photo of the freebie. Don't miss out. Remember, Only until July 31st.

I am slowly adding my new line of Vintage Inspired pieces. To the right In the photo's you will find two of them. This line for me, has had huge response. Not only at my Etsy shop but at the local boutiques that carry my pieces. Vintage Is really hot right now. I have been using allot of vintage bead's In my pieces lately. Who would of thought Grandma's jewel's would be so popular.

Dennis and I have been working with a write on a book for the last three year's about our journey with A.L.S.
The book will be title " With A Wink And A Smile" The title comes from the way that Dennis has to communicate with me. Sometimes that Is all he Is able to do. We are finishing up the final stages.
There Is already a publisher In line so get ready for It to hit the newsstands. It will be under the heading Inspirational. It really Is exciting. It has been along journey writing the book. I will make sure I post when It Is released.

Don't for get to check out my shop regularly at Gingeroni1 I list thing's daily, and you just never know when I'm feeling generous. Thanks so much for stopping. Talk to you all soon. Take care and God Bless.


Thursday, July 19, 2007


Don't get me wrong, I know we need the rain but, If It doesn't stop pretty soon I will have to build a boat and put the jewelry on hold. My flower garden Is loving It. Everything gets so green after It rain's, ever noticed that.

I just received some hand made lamp work bead's In the mail today and I'm dying to use them, but first I need to take photos of some finished pieces and get them listed. So that will have to be put on hold for a day. Early on In my listing day's my pictures were not very clear, and I do believe that can make you or break you. I never really took any pictures, Dennis was the photographer In the family. So If first you don't succeed, read the manual. I love editing my photos, now. I use Adobe Photo Shop Starter's Addition. You can download It free. I here some comments from some of the seller's on Etsy that they hate doing that part of the listing. But I think that's what brings your piece to life.

Dennis and I watched a movie last night...Little Children. It has the actress Rose from the Titanic In It, Kate somebody or other. Anyway, not good. I say If you haven't seen It don't waste your time. We did see Breach the night before, the movie about Robert Hansen the spy, true story, that was a good movie. I don't watch allot of movies but Dennis does. He gets " Net Flix " The person that came up with that idea Is a genius. Because of Dennis's Lou Gerhig's Disease progression he can no longer move but he has a small sensor on his eye glasses when he blinks It activates a switch and he Is able to do all kinds of thing's all because of this tiny little piece of technology. He can turn off and on the TV, light's, work the DVD player, VCR player and also speak to me. Technology, don't you just love It. It has given him back some independence that the Disease has taken away.

All for now. Have a great day. See you tomorrow, Kathi

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Custom Order

Well I just finished a big custom order for some of my charming pendant's. I had a lovely customer email and ask If I could design and make different charms to represent each one of her family member's. We made a total of ten charms In all. You can view the finished charm's on my Etsy site In the sold category. The link Is over to the right under Gingeroni1. After finishing our two month project I felt like I knew a little piece of each one, and my customer was an absolute joy to work with.

Yesterday I was feature on the front page on the Etsy site with eleven other shoppes. How that work's Is a seller would make what Is called a treasury, there Is only a total of 222 treasury list at a time so when they come up you have to grab them fast, I haven't been quick enough to snag one yet. The curator would design a list of some of their favorites or a certain color or theme, then administration hand picks a certain treasury that stands out to them.
This was a beautiful treasury list of deep red's and burnt oranges. It was as beautiful as It sound's. This seller picked My Carnelian earring's " Shades " which you can view those on my site under Earring's. I was thrilled when I logged In yesterday. I had allot of traffic yesterday and some sales as well.

Dennis and Ginger are doing fine. Both spoiled rotten !!

Well, Have a fabulous day and be sure to pop In to my favorite sites posted to the left. I have purchased several thing's from these shoppes. They are wonderful seller's and becoming great friend's. Take care....Kathi

Sunday, July 8, 2007

My First


After many month's of deciding should I do It, should I not. I took the plunge, and started my Blog, which by the way was very easy. What was I so concerned about. In the next week I will be perfecting this little gem. My plan Is to write about my life, my business and what ever else strikes my fancy. I will have pictures of pieces of Jewelry I've designed and that are currently on my Etsy site. I will post photo's of my Family which will include my husband Dennis and we can't forget Ginger, better known as Jenny Bug my Golden Retriever.

In February I decided to start selling my jewelry on a site called Etsy. If I could best describe Etsy It would be a huge Mall and I have a shop In this Mall. There Is one stipulation you can only sell Hand made Item's. I have met so many wonderful people on Etsy and am doing well with my jewelry. I love creating pieces with a whimsical flair. So you will have to go check out Care To Bead at :

As some of you already know. I am a full time Care giver for my husband who has Lou Gerhig's Disease, and has had for eight year's. Dennis, my husband Is on a ventilator because ALS, better know as Lou Gerhig's Disease has robbed him of his ability to breath on his own. Typical life expectancy Is two to five year's. So far we have beat those odds. Dennis Is an amazing person and a inspiration to so many people, including me. So In the week to come you will get to know Dennis as well as myself.

OK, I think I will stop there for now. I need to jazz this site up a bit. Hopefully I will have some photo's up soon.

Take care, have a great day..Kathi