Saturday, January 31, 2009

Did You Vote ?

Best Superbowl Commercial 2008.

Let The Fun Begin

Today I will be hanging some art In my newly painted studio, now this Is the fun part. I have gotten almost everything back In and just doing some organizing and situating. The photo Is a white washed basket that I have some vintage seam binding In.

The giveaway Is still going and It will end on 02/02/09. You can see detail's for the giveaway on Thursday's post.

I've made a few new ring's, earrings and necklaces and am hoping to get them listed In my Etsy shop this week end.

I had better run and get started. Have a fabulous week end.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sneak Peek Giveaway

Here are the three prizes that you could win. All you have to do Is leave a comment here on which Item Is your favorite from our shop and where you found us. Get Extra Entries... Just make separate comments for each extra entry bonus. Follow us on Twitter 1 extra entry and follow our blog 1 extra entry, buttons are on the right side of the blog to follow us. Your name can be entered a total of 3 times for the giveaway. Good Luck

The Magnets with Muslim hand stamped bag and the Barrettes In our giveaway are Items I will be Introducing In early February In my Etsy shop.

Best of luck to you all. Have a wonderful day.


((( Winner Winner Chicken Dinner )))

We have a winner from the Simple Finds giveaway. Drum roll please***********
and the winner Is Gail from Gail Friend Design. Have fun shopping for your ring, Gail.

Still painting. There really Is a lot to do when your painting, It's just not painting. It's the moving everything around so It's not In your way that seems to take forever. I really like the color though. It reminds me of Lemon Italian Ice.

The giveaway will start tomorrow. This time we will have three lucky winners...yeah.

Have a great day. See you tomorrow..Kathi

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Get Out The Brushes

Today we start painting In my studio. I can't wait for It to be finished and finally have color on the wall's. The color I choose Is "Spun Honey", It's like a yellowish orange color on the lighter side. Yesterday I had to find room to but all my thing's In the next room so they would be out of the way. Could you even imagine If they knocked over my bead cabinet..what a nightmare. Also today I will be shipping out orders and taking photos of this week's giveaway.

This photo Is some of the tulips In my garden from last spring. Come on Spring !!

Have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Monday Madness

Today's Monday Madness Is, purchase any three petal Vintage Inspired Earrings for only $10.00 these earrings are listed through out my shop and will say Three Petal Vintage In the Title. This special Is only available here. At the time of check out just put In the words "Monday Madness" In the message spot and I will send a revised Invoice. It's just that simple.

The photos are just a few of the choices available.

I have a super giveaway coming up this week so stay tune for more Info.

Have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow.


Two New Nouveau Filigree Crest Vintage Inspired Necklaces

Here are a couple new peony necklaces I listed yesterday. The first Is this lovely gray ghost color and the second Is a gorgeous rich wine shade. Both of these necklaces are listed In my shop right now and are the only ones that I have at the moment, reason being sometimes the flowers are really hard to find, especially In the shades that I like to use. Both pieces are designed with beautiful antique brass findings from Vintaj.

I am hoping to get some new earrings listed today. Enjoy your Sunday and I will see you tomorrow with the Monday Madness special.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Vintage Earrings

Here are a few of the earrings that I listed yesterday. Both pair are created with vintage bead's. These bead's are absolutely beautiful and I have a very limited stock. They are both light weight and easy to wear. I have some new pieces that I will be listing In my shop through out the day today as well.

The Simple Finds giveaway Is still going on until Jan 27th. All you have to do Is leave a comment where my ring Is featured and your name will be entered to win one of my filigree rings. Also for a second chance, leave a comment on anyone of my post and you will have a chance to win another. It's that easy.

Have a wonderful Saturday. See you tomorrow.


Friday, January 23, 2009

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Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE candles. I'm always trying different scents. Candles are probably one of my most received gift's and candles are one of my favorite gift's to give as well. I burn different scents depending on my mood that day. I would have to say my very favorite scent has to be Spiced Pumpkin hand's down but I am dying to try the Berry Hotcakes from PolkaDotCandle.

PolkaDotCandle choose my
"Raspberry Sorbet" filigree ring for her beautiful treasury titled
I CAN'T WAIT for spring. Please visit her shop with so many yummy scent's. Oh and, I can't wait for spring either, will It ever get here.

Have a super Friday and I will see you tomorrow.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Did You Know

Etsy GiveawaysI had no Idea that this was even available. What a cool Idea. On the web site they do state their site Is not In conjunction with Etsy. I found out about this great site on a Simple Finds comment. In the Simple Finds giveaway this week In order to have your name entered to win one of my rings you had to leave a comment on the blog about where you found the giveaway. Several comments were left that read Etsy Giveaway Blog, I've never heard of that before, so I went to Investigate. Here Is a site that list all the giveaways from Etsy Artist and the details about their shops. The link will send you directly to the contest that you would like to enter.
So, I loved the Idea of my readers being able to win free stuff so I made It as easy as I could for you. I now have the Etsy Giveaway button on the left of the page. All you have to do Is click and it will take you right to their site.

The Simple Finds giveaway Is still happening. Contest ends January 27th you can also comment here on my blog until then for another chance to win a second ring.

Have a great day. See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Simple Finds Giveaway

My jewelry Is being feature on Simple Finds, what a fabulous web site. There you can sign up to receive their email's with all the great Simple Finds they discover. They will be giving away one of my " Filigree Chrysanthemum Rings " so head on over for all the details and here on my blog just leave a comment and tell me Simple Finds sent you and your name will be entered to win a ring from me. Also today I have free shipping In my Etsy shop for anyone that mentions simple finds In the message spot at the time of checkout.

Thank you so very much for featuring my shop today on Simple Finds.

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Monday Madness

Today's Monday Madness Is, Purchase any Ring at regular price and get the second for only $2.00. All rings with arrive tucked In a sage green and plaid beaded pouch as shown In photo. I have many different colors and styles listed In my shop. Just let me know In the message spot at time of checkout which one you would like as your second choice and wait for a revised Invoice. This special Is only offered to you my fabulous readers. Happy shopping.

Have a wonderful Monday,

Thank You

I would like to thank a couple of Etsy artist for using two of my pieces In their beautiful Treasuries. First we have totallytwisted and their treasury titled
" That Warm Glow " this Treasury picked my " Frozen In time necklace " In the photo.

The second Treasury was curated by monpetitviolon and Is titled
" Delicious Raspberry Sorbet" which Is the second photo.

Take a look at both of their Etsy shops they have some unique hand crafted pieces.

Thank you both so very much I truly appreciate your kindness.

Tomorrow we will have " Monday Madness " with another great promotion from my shop and only available to you my fabulous readers.

Have a wonderful Sunday,

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Peony And The Swallow

Here Is one of the new Valentine necklaces I listed In my shop. Peonies are one of my very favorite flowers. I have a pink peony bush In my perennial garden.

I received my bird nesting kit today and It Is the cutest thing. Those birdies are going to need It with temperatures like we have had the last three days.

Weather report: I woke up this morning and It was -14. Now that Is cold....buuurrr.

Enjoy your Friday,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rich Ruby Red Vintage Inspired Necklace

Finally got one of the Valentine necklaces listed today In my shop along with a pair of earrings. I still am hoping to list one more necklace tonight sometime.

Weather report: We are suppose to get -35 to -40 below wind chill tomorrow. I can't even Imagine how cold that Is. Stay warm and cosy. See you tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Etsy Feature

Isn't this the cutest thing you ever laid your eyes on for our feathered friend's.
I say It's genius. I ordered one of these a couple of days ago but haven't received It yet.. I can't wait. What a bright spot It will bring on these cold dreary days.
This little gem of nesting materials can be purchased at Maddyandme

Thank you Maddyandme for letting us feature you today.

Today I plan on getting a few new pieces listed In my shop and organizing my bead cabinet. I've purchased some new vintage bead's but no where to put them. What I really need Is another cabinet, wouldn't that be fun filling It up.

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Bright Sunshine

I didn't forget about you today, I promise. I woke up this morning and the sun was shining gloriously so guess what I got to do. You guessed It...Take photos for listing. It's colder than heck out but the sun Is shining. Isn't It amazing what a nice sunny day does for the soul.

I will be back tomorrow with a Etsy feature seller post. I think you will love her work. Until then. Have a wonderful day.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Madness

Here Is a new post that I will have every Monday called(((Monday Madness))). These will be some great promotions just for my reader's.

Today's Monday Madness Is, Purchase any Item and receive a second Item for 1/2 price. That Includes everything In my shop. All you have to do Is Put BLOG In the message and I will send a revised Invoice.

I'm really having a tough time getting some new pieces listed the last couple of days because of the natural sunlight....There Is none. Everything Is already I just need the sun to cooperate with me. I've often thought about making a light box for my photos maybe I'll look Into that.

The photo Is a pair of earrings I will be listing sometime this week.

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Let It Snow.....Baby !

Guess what I woke up to this morning. Yes, you guessed It snow, huge flakes of snow.
Today Is a perfect day to work In my studio. When there Is a blanket of snow on the ground It makes thing's so quiet and It Is really quiet In my studio any way I think my Husband must of put three feet thick pieces of Insulation up.

In the post " Where The Magic Begins " I described what I had on the other side of the room. This Is my big comfy chair, that the Kitty has taken over. I've never had Cat's I've always had Dog's but we rescued this little Kitty about three months ago. Her name Is Tinkerbell. She loves hanging out with me In the studio because the nice warm sun comes In the bay window. She Is a good Kitty and half the time we don't even know she Is In the house.

Of course I had to have my Somerset Life magazine as well as some of my other favorites In sight for easy access.

Still trying to get those Valentines Day necklaces listed In my shop today.

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, January 9, 2009

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥Well the pink ended up being the favorite. So the pink Is It. Thank you all so very much for helping me choose.

The winner for the $25.00 Gift Certificate from my shop Is Dawn from The Feathered Nest, Have fun shopping Dawn !

Still hoping to get those Valentines Day necklaces listed this week end and some other fun goodies. Enjoy.

Have a wonderful Day,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bead Organizer

I've had several emails asking where I purchased my bead cabinet In my studio. I bought this fabulous cabinet on line at BEST bead organizer. These cabinet organizers are a little pricey but worth every cent. The concept Is you purchase the cabinet first and the the draws and Inserts are separate depending how you want to customize yours. I have all my drawers labeled with handmade labels from remake
on Etsy. They always have some great specials on the BEST site to help the pocket book. Enjoy.

This week end I am hoping to list some Valentines day necklaces In my shop.

Today Is the last day to vote for the Somerset life submission piece. Please post your comment on Wednesday's post.

Have a wonderful day,

Etsy Featured Shop

While perusing the Etsy site I came across lulubugjewelry a very talented artist that I was so fascinated with. This artist Incorporates metal and resin together to make some beautiful pieces. I love the Concrete Flowers Necklace and for my love of bird's I had to pick the Little Chickadee Earrings.

A bit from Sue, I take my own artwork and make etched brass plates which I use to print the textures and images onto my pieces. The possibilities with PMC are endless - inspiration can be found everywhere for interesting textures, forms and images.

Sue, thank you so very much for letting us feature your beautiful jewelry today.

The voting Is still going on for the Somerset Life submission. I still need your help. Please leave your comment In yesterday's post.

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

$25.00 Gift Certificate Give Away

I need your help. Like I said In yesterday's post a pieces of my jewelry will be In the spring Issue of Somerset Life magazine, a high end crafty magazine. I have narrowed It down to two pieces. Which pair of these earrings should I summit. The Purple or the Pink. Leave a comment with your earring choice In this post and I will enter your name for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift certificate from my shop. Thanks so very much for your help. I truly appreciate It. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Social Networking

What a great way to help promote your business. I just joined Twitter last night and am still learning all that It can do. I've heard so many people talk about Twitter lately that I just had to go see what the fuss was about and I am sure glad I did. If your a member please let me know and I would love to follow you.

This week I will be listing some new pieces for Valentines day In my shop.

Here on the blog I will be featuring some new Etsy talent I ran Into.

Tomorrow I will have a poll up. I am going to be In the Spring issue of Somerset Life, It's a high end crafty magazine and I am torn on what piece to submit so that Is where you will come in. Help me decide leave a comment In tomorrows post and your name will be entered to win a $25.00 Gift certificate from my shop. Have a great day.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Past

Today I will be taking down the Christmas tree and all the holiday decor. How come It Is much more fun to put It up than take It down.

In the shop today I will be adding some new earrings. These earrings will be like the "Three Petal Vintage" as shown In this picture but In some different combinations. Have to run. Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Featured Etsy Shop

My pick for featured Etsy shop Is bannerflowerfarm today. I had purchased a new coat a couple of weeks ago. The coat was a dark chocolate brown. This coat was a Columbia so I didn't need a fancy hat just an everyday hat. So as I was perusing the Etsy web site I came across this very hat. This Is the hat I purchased. It goes with my new coat perfectly. Gives It that little splash of color that It needed. This hat Is very well made, It fits great, looks stylish and the price was only $10.00
They have several different color combinations In stock. This Is a new shop on Etsy. I was their second sale. The item shipped fast, great communication between buyer and seller and I would definitely purchase from this shop again, In fact I have my eye on another. Hope you enjoy the featured Etsy shop. Have a wonderful day.