Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Crafters United



So many people have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. It breaks my heart to watch the news. I am doing what I can to help by donating to Crafters United. You can help by making a donation or by buying something handmade by some really cool crafty ladies on Etsy. All procedes will go to the Red Cross Hurricane relief fund.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by this disaster.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Sale and New Handmade Jewelry

The bracelets are finally up!


There are 10 or so new handmade necklaces up too although the details and prices aren't up just yet. Here is a sneak preview:



Okay they aren't all blue although that's apparently the color I wanted you to preview.

There are also 2 new styles of earrings:


Lastly...I have marked down select items anywhere from 20-50% off. Lots of summerish earrings. I needed to make room for the new jewelry. If you see something you want snap it up right away though because necklaces are one of a kind and earrings are very limited edition.

Happy Monday!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

What's not to love about this girl?

I've Been Tagged

Mei Lynn at Hella Good has tagged me. This means I have to answer a bunch of questions so that my readers can get to know me better. So here goes..


10 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUGUST 27, 1995
I was just a wee thing with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had just finished my first year at junior college and was more interested in the going out scene than the school scene. I think I was working at Wet Seal.

5 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUGUST 27, 2000
I had a very demanding job and worked about 60 hours a week. I had no time for fun but oh the shopping sprees! I use to get up at the crack of dawn and get to work before it was light. Then I would come home when it was dark. I remember crying alot because I was so tired and stressed. I am very glad I am not doing that anymore! My jewelry making adventure had just begun and I was making all kinds of bracelets.

1 YEAR AGO TODAY: AUGUST 26, 2005
I was 5 months pregnant with my little girl. I was just barely showing and really just looked fat. In fact, one lady was so rude as to ask me if I was sure that I was pregnant or was I just gaining weight. Some people... We had also just confirmed that she was a girl. I had had a feeling she was.

YESTERDAY: AUGUST 26, 2005
Bella and I were picking up lunch on the way to work and some guy said "your daughter needs to learn to walk. Look at those thunder thighs!" Later, "Wow, you must be strong. Do you have back problems because of her?" She is a baby for heaven's sake. It is the only time in a girl's life that she doesn't need to worry about their thunder thighs. Geez!

TOMORROW: AUGUST 28, 2005
Relax! Tomorrow night we are going to hang out at music in the park. Should be fun!

5 SNACKS I ENJOY
Um..what snacks don't I enjoy? Okay if I had to pick..Chips and Salsa, Cookies, Good n Plenties, Carrots (trying to make myself look healthy) and chex mix.

5 BANDS THAT I KNOW MOST OF THEIR LYRICS
Too embarrassed to answer but there is lots of pop and disco.

5 THINGS I'D DO WITH A MILLION $$
Put money in Bella's savings account for college, Buy lots of beads, Buy my mom a sports car, Buy a house, Save some for a rainy day.

5 PLACES I'D RUN AWAY TO
hawaii, the beach, paris, fiji, the bead store

5 BAD HABITS I HAVE
I drink too much diet coke, talk on my cell phone while driving, hold my pen wrong, slouch, stay up too late

5 THINGS I LIKE DOING
Playing with Bella, Making Jewelry, Shopping, Watching Movies, Getting a pedicure

5 THINGS I WOULDN'T WEAR
Uggs, Mini skirt, Cowboy hat or boots, Holiday Sweater, a Scrunchy

5 TV SHOWS I LOVE
Law & Order SVU, Gilmore Girls, The Apprentice, What Not to Wear, ER.

5 MOVIES I LOVE
Star Wars, Life is Beautiful, Love Actually, About a Boy, White Christmas

5 FAMOUS PEOPLE I'D LIKE TO MEET
Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Anne Lamott, Jake Gyllenhaal, The Donald

5 BIGGEST JOYS AT THE MOMENT
My daughter, My boyfriend, My friends, making jewelry, summer weather

5 FAVORITE TOYS
Hokey Pokey Elmo, Chicken Dance Elmo, Fisher Price monkey, Sesame Street Pop up, and the Fisher price activity center (these are all the toys that can keep Bella occupied for more than 5 minutes)

Friday, August 26, 2005

Google Earth

Have you guys tried this? I know it seems like a total nerd thing and it probably is but hey I'm a nerd and I think it's pretty cool. Maybe a little creepy too. You have to download the free version to your computer but it only takes a few seconds.

It is like a virtual vacation. Some places have more detail than others. For example, you can't get to close to Africa without it getting pretty blurry. I hear the Grand Canyon is amazing though. I haven't looked at it yet.

I warn you not to download it if you don't have any extra time (like me). I know, I know, you think it seems kinda nerdy and you won't be that into it. That's what I said too. I totally got sucked in...

Here is one of my favorite google pictures..



Now..go take your own virtual vacation

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Featured Artist

I am the featured artist at Jewelry Making Headquarters this month. Cool huh?

Here is the full article

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Meet: Destructo



She squeels, she scoots, she hits, she scratches, she claws, she bites, she whines, she wants, she gets, and as you can see by this picture she has a pretty convincing devilish grin. She can also lure me away from the task at hand by throwing a sweet little smile in my direction. I can't resist her.

I thought I was busy before I had the little munch. I was so wrong. I absolutely adore every chubby little roll on my daughter and can't imagine life without her but she is quite a handful. She has been tricking me for the last 7 months by acting all mellow and sweet. It seems like overnight she has transformed into a busy little terror who is into EVERYTHING. I dread the day she can really crawl and then ..gasp..walk.

Despite her very best efforts I was able to finish adding all the new jewelry this weekend. I am still working on the earring pictures but the rest is done. Now I can get back to the fun stuff...designing.

Now go shopping

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Plugging Away...

Okay so half of the new pics are up. I even put a few of the new pics on there as teasers with the promise that they will be up soon. And they will..by the end of the week I swear.

In the meantime here are a few more new things:



Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Comparison

Okay old vs new..

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I like the way the light shows through the beads on the old pics (the ones currently on the site) but the new pictures are much better overall I think.

What do you think?

Still Here

I have been so very busy...the story of my life. I have been making new jewelry as promised. I am also in the process of retaking all the pictures...AGAIN! Ahh the pursuit of the perfect picture. Anyway, here are some pictures of the jewelry soon to be on the site.

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Celeb Mommy News



I adore Michelle Branch. News is that she just had a baby girl named Owen. Congratulations Michelle! Welcome to mommyhood!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Winner Chooses

Here is the jewelry our winner chose with her free gift certificate.




Congratulations again to Shannon!

Monday, August 01, 2005

New Contest!

Shannon Reese is one happy girl. She won a $50 gift certificate to Sharma Designs just by being a subscriber to the newsletter. What jewelry will Shannon choose? We can't wait to find out.

This month we will be giving away 5 of these custom Sharma Designs pocket mirrors.


These mirrors were made by the fabulous people at My Favorite Mirror. They make gorgeous custom pocket mirrors as well as sell artistic mirrors. Check them out!