Thanks again TRINA!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thanks again TRINA!!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Another item I would like to share with all of you is definitely an "out of the box" jewelry piece. It is lovely and unique you can find it at EminTaos
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So, to start off, let's find some cute clothes!
Although your precious little dear will look so cute in his or her little hat and creeper, don't forget, they make messes too! I found a shop called Baby Jayne's. Here you can get the cutest burp clothes that will have you smiling while burping your baby.
Aside from preparing for the birth of your new little miracle, you will want to let everyone know all about him or her. Upon my travels through the Busy Moms of Etsy website, I came across Diva's 3 Design and found these well put together announcements. Of course, since red is my favorite color, I was definitely more drawn to this one.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today's features INEXPENSIVE YET CREATIVE AND FUN STOCKING STUFFERS!
Art of Joy also has wonderful original Batik Paintings you can find here
For that house that always smells so wonderful, you know they must be burning a candle, might I recommend this
For the coffee / Cocoa drinker, there are these cute cozies at
Bagel Creations not only has cozies, but also plenty of other items, such as wristlets, key fobs, card holders (and you can get matching on the go sets)!
Amievoltaire also stitches up some pretty darn cute skirts, check them out here
I hope this blog has got you thinking about the up coming holiday season!
Once again, thanks for taking the time to view my posting!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So, go to her blog http://www.huggermuggerblog.blogspot.com/ and follow her instructions HURRY your chance to win ends at midnight on September 23rd! Good luck on the win!
Friday, August 21, 2009
So it's pretty simple. Go to Amy's website, follow her instructions on how to enter and leave the rest to fate! Good luck!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I have put together a little bit of information and I have cited all references in this blog so you do your own looking as there are tons of ailments; crystals and gemstones can help people with.
With Rose Quartz being the most common among my reading – I thought I would list its healing powers first.
Rose Quartz can help a person with – Ease of Aches and Pains, Anger, Illness in Animals, Angina, Anorexia, Asthma, Bruises, Burns, your Central Nervous System and the list goes on and on. The most efficient source of information that I found while researching common ailments for Rose Quartz was at http://www.sobrietystones.com/resources/healing.htm This website was the easiest to maneuver around as I have found the resources of Gemstone and Crystal information to be a little overwhelming.
I have decided to retain a few crystals and gemstones for my own use. The ones I will be using in my own home and on my person will be Rose Quartz (obviously), Carnelian, Blue Tiger Eye, Amethyst and Aquamarine.
Another thought you should put into the gemstone you purchase, is where on your body will it lie. There are 12 major Chakra’s within your person. Chakra – center of spiritual power in body I found useful information regarding this at http://www.healinggemstones.net/products
One final note you might want to consider is the Cleansing of your crystal or gemstone. I had never heard of this, but have watched The Green Mile a few years back, I can certainly see where this would be needed. I found the most useful information regarding cleaning your gemstone or crystal at http://www.mkprojects.com/fa_Cleansing_Gems_Jewelry_Pendulums.htm.
Now that I have armed you with a new education… I highly recommend you think about the possibility that these things can work. We should quit turning to pills and start turning to natural cures whenever possible.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Good luck to all!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Recently peridot deposits were located in the Kashmir region; and the stones from those deposits, being of an incomparably beautiful colour and transparency, have succeeded in giving a good polish to the image of this beautiful gemstone, which had paled somewhat over the millennia.
With Peridot being the Gemstone of the month, take a moment to go to my Etsy page and check out my sales on Peridot jewelry for the month of August!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
With everyone’s budget being negatively affected here recently, I think it is important for us to try and hold onto as many pennies as we can, therefore, I share with you, our Christmas gift for our friends and family this year. This year, Jacob and Wylie will be making beaded bracelets or necklaces for Aunt’s, Grandma’s and other female friends. To give their gift a more personal touch, we are going to make our own beads as well! I know you gasp thinking this is going to be messy and difficult, but if you follow the recipe below, you will have a recipe for smiles and success on Christmas morning.
Learn to make your very own homemade beads with this family craft. Turn plain bread into colorful masterpieces and create necklaces, bracelets, holiday themed gifts and more.
What you'll need:
· one loaf of white bread
· white craft glue
· acrylic paint
· podgy or acrylic sealer
· plastic lacing or yarn
· paint brushes
How to make it:
1. Begin by having the children tear the slices of bread into really small bits and placing them into the bowl. (Note that the crusts should be taken off before you begin to tear the bread up). After all the bread slices have been shredded, pour the white glue into the bowl with the bread and form a dough -- mixing with your hands. I recommend that an adult do the mixing (and yes it is really gross but just remember that the finished product is quite nice). I also recommend that the glue be added a bit at a time so as not to add too much glue to the dough.
3. Once the dough is mixed, divide it among the participants and have them form small balls for beads or any other desired shape. If you are making beads, use the straws to poke a hole into the balls for string to be put through.
4. Let the modeled dough sit to dry for about 1-2 days.
5. When the beads seem hard, use acrylic paint to color. When the paint is dry, glaze with either craft Podge or a spray acrylic sealer.
6. String with plastic lacing or yarn(I prefer the plastic lacing because it is more durable.
Thanks for reading and happy beading!
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This is where I found this recipe.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
1st Paper Clocks
Had a personalized
book made with Keith & I
being the main characters
2nd Cotton China
Made a t-shirt with a
preggo lady and a man
on it (see photo on bottom of this blog)
Got him a belt
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Bronze/Potter Linens/Lace
9th Pottery/Willow Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk Linen
13th Lace Textiles/Furs
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond
Each year I know Keith waits in complete anticipation as to see what on earth he will be getting! I have never clued him in as to how I got my ideas or where it comes from. I think my favorite so far though was the T-Shirt I made for him. I simply drew a picture of what I wanted to depict on PaintBrush (MS) and printed it onto an Iron On sticky. He was so puzzled. See photo below
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
“Swarovski (English pronunciation: /ˌswɔrˈɒvˌskiː/) is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria.”
“Daniel Swarovski (born October 24, 1862, in Georgenthal bei Gablonz, now known as Jiřetín pod Bukovou, near Jablonec nad Nisou northern Bohemia - Czech Republic. Died January 23, 1956, Wattens) was born to a glass cutter in the Austrian monarchy. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of lead crystal glass jewelry. In 1895, Swarovski financier Armand Kosmann and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski company, originally known as A. Kosmann, Daniel Swarovski & Co, which was later shortened to K.S. & Co. The company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens, Tyrol, to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes which Daniel Swarovski had patented.”
“The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor and chandeliers. All sculptures are marked with a logo. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower, but was replaced with the current swan logo in 1988. In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings.”
“Crystallized - Swarovski Elements
Swarovski also sells beads and rhinestones for use by manufacturers, artists and consumers in their designs. In 2007 the company also launched the product brand website crystallized.com which provides information for designers and manufacturers in the worlds of fashion, jewelry, accessories and interiors. Crystallized - Swarovski Elements is the new product brand for Swarovski crystals in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Products that are labeled with this brand guarantee the originality of Swarovski crystals used in creations of international fashion houses and designers.”
So, now that you know the history and importance of the Swarovski Elements, I certainly hope you take the time to browse my Etsy Store and see the lovely creations I have made out of them.
Reference site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarovski
Have a wonderful day,
Monday, July 27, 2009
You could always go and get a bottle of jewelry cleaner at your local department/drugstore, but lets face it, we’re “Do-it-yourselfers”. So a bottle of something at the drugstore wouldn’t quite fit our concept of using less harmful chemicals. I spoke with my friend Amy at http://www.ozarkscents.blogspot.com/ and she told me she uses toothpaste and loves the results. After a little research, I found this is a quite common practice. I did some research on http://www.ehow.com/ (a website everyone should add thier favorites) and came up with the following recipe for success:
You will need the following 3 items:
Denture cleaner tablets (any brand will do)
large glass or cup
1. Fill the glass or cup with warm water. Drop in denture cleaner tablet(s) as directed. Always read the label and warning information on the box of the denture cleaner before using.
2. Drop into the cup any pieces of jewelry you would like to clean. I have not tried this method for larger pieces of jewelry or costume jewelry. Please make sure NOT to try this method with any piece of jewelry that my rust or break. Let the jewelry sit inside the glass or cup of denture cleaner for 30-45 minutes. Let it soak.
3. Rinse jewelry in cool water and let air dry. Enjoy the renewed sparkles and shine!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Hello world! My name is Laura Robinson and I am located in the Desert Southwest were beauty is in every direction you turn, visions of history cross your path with each step and the weather is HOT! Although I work full time already, I have decided to venture outside of the cubicle and try to find something that suits me to do in my free time, although most of us know that is rare. After many attempts to find my second... actually third calling in life, I have discovered I do enjoy making earrings. I hope to begin making necklaces and bracelets and other adorned accessories, but for now, I have started with earrings.
I am fairly new to this blog thing which is to coincide with my on-line store to help promote sells (I hope), but under the tutelage of my great friend Amy, I am sure I will emerge from this concept feeling adequate enough to carry on. (No pressure Amy)
Speaking of Amy, did you know she has a store at Etsy.com too? She sells Soy candles (more varieties than a person could hope for) and hand milled soaps. I have sampled quite a few of the candles, and I have loved them all. Why don't you take a moment to go check her out at .
When your done there, come back to my blog and start following so you can track my sales and success. Once I have produced enough stock to feel comfortable selling, you will also be able to find me on Etsy.com.