Monday, October 26, 2009

New Pendant Time!

I've been busy this weekend and have come up with 6 new pendants. I should begin listing on Monday if time permits. Some of these pendants are bolder and a bit more trendy. They'll look GREAT with your Fall and Winter wardrobe!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm In Big Trouble--- You Benefit!

Here's the header in all my stores:

SPECIAL SALE: Now through Sunday October 25th ALL 3 stores items will be 20% off!! I will refund the 20% to your account. The holidays are coming.


I got that painting (off Etsy) that I'd been wanting and went to have it custom framed ($$$). Well, I used the debit card prior to my husband informing me we didn't have extra money left. We'll be okay... I just couldn't believe I was so absent minded. I'm in hot water so I told my dear husband any money I make from my stores (minus the 20% from the art store going to the ALS fundraiser) goes to the checkbook. My mishap is to your benefit and with the holidays right around the corner it's a good time to get a jump start on shopping!

HELP PLEASE! :) Thank you all for your support.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

20% To Fight ALS Walk

As some of you may recall, my brother-in-law is dying. He hasn't been given much hope to even make it to the end of the year. In support of him and others with this horrid disease, I will be donating 20% of my sales in my art store to the Fight ALS Walk. (see my blog in link above for more details).
More new pendants are here. This includes some iron meteorites. I love the meteorite metal against the sterling silver. These are great conversation pieces as well as collector's items. These meteorites are Sikhole-Alin found in Russia in 1947 and were a witnessed fall. .

As you can see I also have some dichroic cabs wire wrapped. These are fun colors! I've been accenting my pendants lately with tourmaline rondelles.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Today is the last day of the $5 off sale in my store ( In the mean time I'm preparing to release some new pendants, some of which contain dichroic glass provided by TheCraftyKind on Etsy. I plan on doing some work with Art Clay and dichroic glass as well. Some of my latest pendants also contain faceted tourmaline rondelles in addition to apatite. I tried to bring out some of the colors in my design.

In my art store, I'm currently doing an indefinite promo of some free little goodies with any purchase. I won't be publishing what those things are. :)

I spent some time today sorting through gems. I've only listed a small portion of gems I have on hand. I have about 30 listings I plan to do this week in my gem store.

Please keep in mind, I love to do custom orders when I can so please don't hessitate to ask!

Happy shopping :).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I've been busy listing this week. Today I have 4 new paintings in my art store. The one above is perhaps the most detailed one I've done yet and samples many of my bugs and other life forms.

This one took me more than 6 hours to work on. A nice way to relax at the end of a day though.

More Just Listed...

I just got done stocking up my gem store as well as adding new items to my jewelry store. Only ONE wire wrapped pendant in the bunch. I have a lot of gems in castings listed and a couple pairs of earrings.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Ultimate Artist

The following words came flooded to mind during church and I just wrote away in my bulletin. Thought I'd share:

The Ultimate Artist works with mediums unlike any other.
He paints skies with brightness no other can compare to.
His work of art can be felt;
It is multi-dimensional through every sense.
It is lived, it is breathed, it moves.
His art reaches the core of every soul;
provoking every emotion.

We are his masterpiece;
each one with significance and purpose,
all with a role to give glory to our creator,
the giver of life, love, and art.

The sun rises and sets at His command.
The waves move and cease.
Souls enter and retreat...
Whose eyes can be opened and not see His greatness;
His divine masterpiece that is life?

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork." (Psalm 19:1)

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" (Psalm 8:3-4)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Promotion Time Again...Think Holiday Shopping!

SPECIAL!!...$5 off any wire wrapped or fine silver pendant/necklace--EACH PIECE! $5 will be refunded to your Paypal. Offer doesn't apply to special orders, $5 promo neckchain or earrings. The holidays are right around the corner! Offer is good through Oct. 11th.

So, as you can see, I have this promotion going on. I've reduced many of my pendants already and wont be doing promotions too often so please take advantage of this offer.

I also just got done listing a ton of gems in my gem store If there is ever something you like there and want it put in a casting for you, please let me know (email me through one of my store pages) and I'll see what I can do for you. I have MANY, MANY more gems on hand if there is something special or unique you're looking for.

Also, remember I've taken some discounts off many of my paintings. http://http//

To save shipping between stores, if you convo me, I may be able to combine shipping between my 3 stores. Happy Shopping.

Friday, October 2, 2009

ALS Walk

I'm doing a virtual "walk" for my brother-in-law Scott who has a rapid form of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This is a wicked debilitating disease causing degeneration of the voluntary muscles.

Symptoms for Scott began in about August of 2008 and is now unable to walk, talk or eat. He in his early 40s. He has a wife (my husband's sister) and two daughters. Scott is not ready to go and neither his family ready to let him go.

Just imagine being imprisoned within yourself not able to move or communicate while having your sound mind and ability to hear. PLEASE help if you can, support the efforts to find a cure and help support families of those going through the pain of caring for a loved one with ALS.

I've set up an account with Fight ALS Walk to help fund raise in honor of my brother-in-law. If you are not able to give financially, please pray for his immediate family especially, in addition to Scott.


For more information on ALS, please visit:

Thank you for your consideration!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Juggling Act

That's what it's felt like lately between my Etsy shops and taking care of my family. I have so much gemstone inventory I've been obsessed with getting things listed. Those of you who own Etsy shops know keeping a store is more than just making your craft; it takes TIME to list. I finally had to create a stopping point for myself tonight. It's nearly 1:30 in the morning and I suppose I should sleep soon.

I received my painting from Montri at PaintMyLove on Etsy and already have it framed and matted. There are some other paintings of his I'm dreaming of buying. I'm reluctant to share about her store because I want everything for myself (lol).

I still want to find some time to re-design some business cards and some note cards for my store. I'd like to do some shopping too for things to help me become more organized in my stores. I'll have to post a picture sometime of "before and after" pictures of my home "office".

My dear husband has been handling the deliveries of my packages to help me out with time as I've been bombarded with appointments for the kids.

It is all a juggling act but I'm still having fun doing some work between caring for my children.