A change in plans....

I've been doing this blog for about a month now and have figured out that as much as I love making jewelry it is a small part of my life and there isn't enough to blog about on a regular basis.
So, this is going to be about everything and anything in my life including ETSY and my jewelry. I hope you enjoy it even more!
This blogging thing is pretty fun!!

Take care and visit often!

Tip of the day, week, month or whenever I get around to putting up a new one........

New tip....
A great way to keep your jewelry from tarnishing is available on QVC.com. They have a lot of different organizers to store your jewelry but my favorite is the PreZerve fashion jewelry organizer. One of my very good friends bought me one of these last year and I love it! It has about 30 compartments and has a special material that keeps your sterling silver from tarnishing.
My mom has a great way of storing her bracelets and necklaces. She put a cork board up on her bedroom wall and hangs her jewelry on that with tacks. Everything hangs nice with out getting tangeled and it's easy to choose what to wear because it's all right there! Another great storage device for bracelets is a coffee mug holder that stands on a table and has little poles sticking out to hang a mug on. You could probably get one cheap at the salvation army store.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Shredfest update

I am sooo proud of my daughter! She was one of about 26 kids in her age group, and one of the least experienced, but she went out and did her best! It took alot of guts to go out there with so many people watching and that's what I'm so proud of, I could not have done that! Yeah Teagan!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My daughter the skate boarder!

Saturday, my daughter Teagan, will be in the annual Shredfest! What is a shredfest you ask?? It is a skate board competition at South Street Skate Park. They have competitions by age group and there will be a pro skate boarder, food and fun! She has only been taking lessons for about 8 weeks but she has gotten pretty good and really enjoys it. So I'll post some photos of my baby girl skate boarding next week.

Troll Beads

Every where I look there is a Troll bead trunk show lately! I went to one last week and got my first two beads, both where glass lampwork beads and are very pretty. But two beads does not make a bracelet! So Saturday there is another trunk show in my town that I'll check out, they have buy one retired bead get one free!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Troll bracelets

My new "Gotta have it!" is a Troll bracelet! I first heard about Troll bracelets about 2 years ago and I didn't really give them much thought, mainly because I was busy making my own jewelry. But something has happened in the last couple weeks and I'm not really sure what, but I've become obsessed with getting one! I love the idea of being able to change a bracelet to a different theme or color whenever I want. So a couple days ago I bought the silver bracelet without the clasp, because the clasp is way too expensive, and I added a lobster claw clasp to it for $3.50! Now I have to wait, which is killing me, till I have some extra funds to buy some beads! I thought some of my Bali beads with big holes would work, but they didn't. There are some great stores on Etsy that sell Troll beads for very reasonable prices and my favorite is Susan Sheehan. She even sells the silver bracelet for about $28.00 with the clasp and she has free shipping!!!

So, do you have this obsession??? What are your favorite beads and where do you get them?

Thanks for visiting!

Some items in my Etsy store