Thursday, September 3, 2009

Giveaway at Crafty Mama's Place!

Kelci from Crafty Mama's Creations is having a giveaway! You could win this lovely purse. Visit her blog for the details on how to enter. I have the pleasure of owning a purse, clutch and cosmetic bag made by Kelci (you can see the pics in a previous entry). Her accessories are beautiful, colorful and well made. I hope to add her giveaway to my ever growing collection!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Featured in Utterly Engaged!

A local photographer, Stephanie Williams, contacted me about using some of my jewelry for a bridal photoshoot. I was honored and jumped at the chance! The photos were going to be used for a new e-zine, Utterly Engaged. It's a beautiful e-zine which gives wonderful and creative ideas to brides on everything from dresses and accessories to date nights.

My jewelry was featured in their second issue! Please check it out. I hope to have the honor of working with both Stephanie and the gals at Utterly Engaged. Below are some of the pictures, they are gorgeous!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Love Swarovski Filigree!

A few months ago I looked for filigree flowers to use for a charm bracelet and discovered how much I loved them! They looked so beautiful as earrings and were selling well in the shop, so I bought more! Not only did I buy more, I bought a variety of filigree crystals. The possibilities are endless!! Here is a picture of the earrings so you can see the different sizes.

I also used them in come necklaces...LOVE IT!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Craft Swap!

I participated in a craft swap organized by Kelci at Crafty Mama Creations. We were partnered up with another craftster and had to make something for each other. Well I had the wonderful Kelci! She made me a beautiful and large (just like I requested!) cosmetic bag. Not that I wear that much makeup but there never seems to be enough room in them when it comes to traveling. I love the polka dots on the inside!

I also emphasized that I wanted a clutch! She came through again with this beautiful and colorful clutch. It's perfect! I really love the aqua and can't wait to use it this summer.

I also made something for Kelci. She loves anything bold, and when I saw these green jade gemstones, I knew they were perfect. I bought an extra strand to make myself one! That happens alot... :) Check out Kelci's shop on etsy, she has one of a kind bags and accessories. I have my eye on a wristlet in her shop too!

She blogged about necklace and earrings and even took a pic of herself with the set on. Check it out. It really looks great on her! Maybe I am biased...
Thank you Kelci and have had a great experience and look forward to doing it again!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Featured in Etsy Gift Guide!

I was wondering why the number of views for my Freshwater Pearl Circle Necklace had increased significantly over the weekend. I did a little research and discovered that my necklace is being shown under the Wedding Gift Guide on Etsy. How exciting!

Definitely a plus after having my ipod and a couple of orders (among other things) stolen from my car over the weekend. :(

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sweet Giveaway!

I have been searching etsy for what to buy my Valentines and came across Double Dipped Sweets. Yummy! She is currently having a giveaway; a gift basket worth over $50! Go over to her blog and enter. I guarantee you will be drooling before you even start to scroll down.

I am considering the Valentine oreos for my valentines and gourmet popcorn for myself...sshh, don't tell them. :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mmmm, lunch!

So I just fixed my lunch at work and it looks pretty darn good! It looks like it belongs on a menu. I just had to take a picture of it. I am weird that way.

My salad has pecans, fuji apples and a spring mix. Towards the back you will see a piece of cheese, underneath that is a homemade (by me) turkey patty. I got the recipe from the and it has red bell pepper, red onions, cheese, and spices. Yummy! I was actually complimented by my husband last night and my youngest Lucia gobbled up a whole one really quickly.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

40th Wedding Anniversary!

No, not mine! That will be awhile...

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday and we had a small get together at our place. I would have loved to have a huge party for them (my husband and I LOVE to host parties), but we were not sure whether our yard would be done in time. I hope to post pics of our yard and it's progression later. A story for another day...

My parents are the most giving and supportive people that I know. I am blessed to have them in my life; and my girls are so lucky to be able to enjoy them.

The littlest one is not mine. Ava is my beautiful 6 month old niece!

Friday, September 5, 2008

There is a purse giveaway!!

I love finding giveaways and when I do, I will post them on my blog! Go to Uptown Design Studio and enter to win a beautiful pleated handbag or a modern camera strap. I actually found this giveaway because I am eyeing the bags at A Touch of Stardust. Maybe I will treat myself since my birthday will be here soon (just two more months :) )!

Good luck!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My first trade!

Not long after I put my Freshwater Pearl Circle Necklace up on etsy, another seller on etsy, Alis, contacted me. She wanted to see if I was interested in trading my necklace for one of her beautiful tops. I have never done a trade before but had heard that it is common among etsy sellers. Below is what I received in my trade. I am very happy with my first trade experience and my new shirt. I can't wait until it's cooler so that I can wear it. Thanks Alis!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

First try!

I have been getting over a nasty flu the past few days and do I miss creating! Yesterday I made a circle with sterling silver wire and freshwater pearls. Not bad for my first time, huh? I was really proud of myself! *pat on the back* My biggest fan, my mom, really loved it too. I am going to make one in gold filled for her. But don't tell her... :) If you would like to purchase this item, please visit my shop!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Been busy!!

I have been busy creating! Soon after I put the littlest one to sleep, my hubby usually takes care of our oldest, I get busy on making beautiful jewelry! I wish I could wear and keep everything. I get so excited that I usually start something but will leave it to start another. It's just all so much fun.

I am working with a little more gold filled, so you will see more gold filled items popping up in my creations. I am also thinking of purchasing ruby quartz soon. It is supposed to be hot for the fall. Trends do not matter too much to me though, but I do love the color red.

I have added four new listings to my etsy shop. The orange carnelian earrings I loved so much I am going to keep them and make another set. I love the beautiful orange color and these stones are an exceptional quality. No inclusions, just a beautiful orange color throughout the briolette.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Free earrings!!

Yes, free earrings! I am offering free earrings for all purchases made on my etsy site. I currently have six different pairs available and hope to add more soon. This offer is good on all purchases, including listings that include "free matching earrings." Wow!

This offer is for a limited time...although at the moment I do not have an end date. At the moment I am feeling generous!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Who me??

Me, a website, a blog??!! That would have been my reaction a few months ago. But look at me now. Making jewelry has become a great passion of mine! I would make things for family, friends, and myself. But there were times when I would have ideas or be inspired and I would make, and make, and make…I needed to do something about it. I have been blessed with the support and encouragement from many people and well, here I am.

I wanted to start a blog to share my inspirations and thoughts on the pieces that I make…give a little life to the jewelry…I hope you enjoy it. I hope you get inspired, as I have become seeing all the beautiful work of the many other fellow craftsters.

I wanted to share a bridal set that I made for a beautiful and energetic bride Maria. When we first met, she was so excited about what I was going to create. Here are a few pictures. If I manage to take a picture of her wearing the pieces I will post it!

And of course I have to add pics of my little Lucia who loves everything mama makes...