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.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Going on vacation

I'll be gone "up north" this week so I won't be posting anything new to myself till I get back next week. (LOL)
Those of you many people that are reading this (LOL) that don't live in Michigan may not know about "up north". Since the top half of Michigan is pretty much small towns and wilderness, alot of us take our vacations up north as we call it. Theres tons of lakes and rivers, so we'll be canoeing and swimming most of the time and relaxing of course.
I'll have to take my beading supplies too in case it rains one day, you must be prepared! I'm hoping to stop in Frankenmuth on the way up north because they have an awesome bead store there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My new bracelet

Well, this is what I created with that orange focal bead I love.

I'm not sure what the stone is but I love it!

Monday, July 21, 2008


What's your opinion?

OK, I made my new piece of jewelry today but it turned out to be a bracelet instead of a pendant for a necklace. I love it!!! I'll try to get a pic of it up, if anyone even reads this..........I'm probably babbling to myself. :)
Don't ever start making jewelry if you haven't already because it easily becomes an obsession! I get an idea in my head of some beads or stones that I want to use and can't get it out of my head until it's complete. And forget about going to a bead store and not spending a bundle!!!! There's always some little bead that catches your eye that you just gotta have!
I have so much silver and stones that I need to make something with and until then I'm trying not to buy more supplies.

Hey, if anyone does happen to stop by my little ol blog could you give my your opinion on the pieces of jewelry on my slid show????

Sunday, July 20, 2008

next project

So, I'm deciding on my next design. I'll probably make something for myself with some new materials that I picked up at this awesome bead store in Frankenmuth Michigan called Bead Haven, should be Bead Heaven! They had everything you could possibly want or need to make jewelry.
I picked up this beautiful stone shaped like a very narrow diamond in a creamy orange color. It's about 2 1/2 inches so I'll use it as a pendant for a necklace, I just need to put it with some other pieces to see what I like the best.
I really want to make something with the oxidized copper that I pick up also. Maybe a nice pair of earrings.
I'm a bit distracted right now listening to my sisters Chihuahua and my Golden play together so I'm done posting for now.........later.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I found Etsy about four months ago and I think it's an awesome site! I think it's important to support people that handcraft items because so many things are mass produced now. To be able to purchase something that someone put their heart and soul into making seems much more special to me than something bought off the shelf.
How many times have you needed to get a gift for someone and thought you'd really like to get something unique and special?? Only to resort to a gift card or something you need to give the gift receipt for. Who wouldn't want something handmade???? Don't get me wrong I love getting gift cards once in a while but for someone to put thought into my gift and get me something that fits my tastes and personality and that some real person made, that would be "priceless"!

finding time

Trying to juggle family, work, friends and hobbies!!!! Plus it's summer which means very few nice days in Michigan so I'd also like to spend a little time outside...........
Trying to figure out blogging and getting my etsy site up and out there has been taking some time but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it!!!???
If anyone happens to read any of this please feel free to give me some advice on blogging. I don't even know how people find my blog and get to it besides if I tell them about it.........
Well, I'm obviously not so good at blogging since it's taken me a few months to get back to this. I finally got high speed internet this week so maybe I'll get better at doing this. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks for visiting!

Some items in my Etsy store