Thursday, April 29, 2010

Charm of the Week: ID/Badge Lanyards for Teacher Gifts

orange lanyardPosted a handful of lanyards this week. Everyday there will be a new one added for a few days. If you want a custom color to keep in line with school colors, just let me know! A lanyard would make a unique gift that not everyone thinks of. Show your teacher how much you cared this year.

green lanyard


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Charm of the Week: Rainbow Multistrand Handmade Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings

Bright, colorful and unique this rainbow necklace is made up of a variety of glass beads. Four strands are strung through rainbow tube glass beads and adorned with larger beads and silver spacers. The necklace measures 22 1/2 inches.
Delicate hoop earrings float from your ears. They dangle shy of 2 inches.

The bracelet is also multistranded and coordinated with the necklace and earrings. A rainbow tube bead and orange round glass beads are used. Bracelet measures 7 inches.

Will ship international, please contact me so I can get you an accurate quote.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Gemalicious Beads Love Giveaway

Enter to win a lot of beads! Beautiful, pretty, nice quality beads...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Etsy Blogger of the Month: Magdalene Jewels/Magdalene Knits

Why was this blogger chosen by the Etsy Bloggers team? Here's why... 

"Pam of MagdaleneJewels is a friendly and talented member of our team! She has been an EtsyBlogger since September of 2008. She is a very supportive member of our team, always joining in on our team events, popping into the weekly forum thread, and she also does a fantastic job of managing and also posting our EtsyMini Mondays event for the team!"

Do you like Swarovski? You'll appreciate this shop. Most of Magdalene's creations are made of Swarovski crystals. So the jewelry is sparkly and they are full of bright and rich colors.

Not only does jewelry serve as an outlet for creativity, so does her Magdalene Knits shop.  Here you will find some of the cutest handknitted baby items. You'll find sweaters, nursery decor and the sweetest booties. My favorite is this yellow sweater and bootie set for your newborn 0-9 months. 

Since we're the Etsy Blogger team, of course you'll want to be sure you hop on over to Pam's blog.


EtsyBloggers: April 23 Carnival

This month's Carnival topic is presented by:
"4/23 is my birthday!! Tell us your birthday and what astrological sign you are. 
Do you ever read/follow your horoscope?"

My birthday is February 10, making me an Aquarius. My personality is that much like an Aquarian. I read my horoscope on Facebook, or my mom, who is very cosmic and astrology savvy, will occasionally read and send me my horoscope.  They are usually pretty on target. I enjoy reading and hearing them. 

I found more information about Aquarians here but I copies the information below.  You can also find more information about your sign there as well.

THE Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius commences on January 21st, but for seven days, being overlapped by the "cusp" of the previous sign, it does not come into full power until on or about January 28th. From this date onward it can not take its full strength until February 19th and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of becoming overlapped by the "cusp" of the incoming sign Pisces. Those born people who were born in such "cusp" usually take from the qualities of both signs. These natures generally tend to feel very lonely in life. They are over-sensitive, and easily wounded in their feelings. AQUARIANS have great desire for material gain, but are not greedy. They are tireless workers and are willing to work for what they want, and do not demand more than their fair share. They read character instinctively, and for this reason they "see through" people too easily to be really happy.

People who were born in February are not demonstrative in affection, but feel very deeply.

They are usually high-strung, and their nerves are generally overwrought. This people often lose control and then say or do things that they bitterly regret later.

They are generally very active for the public good, and often give all they have to relieve the distress of others.

They are good thinkers, and are very successful when it comes to debate and argument, and difficult to convince.

They are excellent in business and finance when they apply their minds to such things, but usually they are more successful for others, and make more money for other people than for themselves. Such people are a seekers of knowledge, rational, open-minded, gifted with breadth of vision.

If people born in this sign manage overcame their sensitiveness and developed their will-power, there is no position they would not be able to attain. They are usually successful in some large sphere of action, where they can feel their responsibilities for others. As an idealist AQUARIANS would like to see that everybody is happy and their ambition is to do something important and meaningful.

They take a great interest in public meetings, gatherings of people, and public ceremonies. In spite of the fact that such people love theatres and concerts, and like to be where crowds of people congregate, they often feel lonely.

If born with money, these people rarely show who they are. They are inclined to let their opportunities slip, or realize them only when it is too late. If, however, people born in this period belong to the lower order of humanity they inclined to lose all sense of honor and principle, and are extremely unreliable, tricky in money matters, dishonest, and unscrupulous in gaining what they desire.

As a lovers these people are full of surprises. They simply cannot be happy or fulfilled unless they are free to do as they like. No matter how deeply in love these people may be, they are never willing to sacrifice their autonomy, but they always put honesty ahead of romance.

In general, it is not true that all people who were born in this time are evil people. In fact, those with the Sun in Aquarius are sometimes «one set against many» against great odds or against an institution; for light are at enmity with darkness in the same way that lions are at enmity with hyenas.
Aquarius - The Sign of the Water Bearer
The Aquarias' symbol is the man, who is holding two vessels in his hands : one contains alive water , another - dead. It symbolises the division between good and evil, black and white. It is in the Aquarias' nature to be interested in science's advanced achievements. For example - computers. In general ,he loves to use any modern technical achievements. Sometimes, he shows such a great interest in them, that they can replace contact with people at all. The inner world of people who were born under the sign of The Aquarias is very unstable. There are rather frequently the revolutions take place. That is why these people are usually moody . Though the Aquarias loves everything new he can find there something old .
They tend to collect friends the way some people put together an art collection. The typical AQUARIAN may have so many friends, but very few confidants. In real friendship or love they get on best with those born from May 21 to June 20, October 20 to 27, and, as a rule, with those who were born in November.
These people are inclined to suffer most from the stomach, often through the nerves of the stomach in some peculiar manner that is difficult to relieve with ordinary medicine. Bad circulation often troubles them and there is often some delicacy of the eyes.
The most favorable colors for them are all shades of what are known as "electric shades," as electric blues and electric grays.
The birth stones for the period are sapphires, pink topazes, and moonstones.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Featured Crafter: SoftNShiny

When I think of Soft N' Shiny, I think of generous. I met Soft N' Shiny through Twitter and the World Wide Etsy Seller group. She has included some of my jewelry pieces in her beautiful treasuries and is always there retweeting and supporting her fellow crafters. I truly appreciate her help and hope this feature shows my many thanks.

She has two shops, Artfire and Etsy. She makes lovely knitted items like scarves and hats - the Soft. And the Shiny are the jewelry pieces she also makes. Soft N' Shiny does something special. A certain amount of her jewelry pieces are devoted to a variety of awareness themes such as autism, breast cancer, and congenital heart defects.  Here are just a few of the items you can find in her shops.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Charm of the Week: Fun and Whimsical Green Glass Handmade Earrings

Green glass beads make these twist and turn whimsical earrings so much fun! Silver plated rings dangle from the loops for an extra touch of whimsy. These are great spring or summer earrings to make any outfit pop. Earrings hang 2 3/4 inches and about 1 inch wide. They are light weight.

Will ship international, please contact me.

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My Bracelet Featured on By Your Side Blog

Today’s “Handmade Goodness”  is ~ Somewhere Tropical. Click on the pink box to see the fabulous finds you see on the right!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Featured on Passion For Beads!

Please check out this bright and colorful collection put together by Passion for Beads.  She did a call for Colorful Creations on her blog and I answered along with other talented folks.

Please be sure to check out her Artfire shop and see what awesome creations she makes. They are truly stunning!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Great gift for someone who wears glasses!

Handmade Brown Green Shell Eyeglass Leash or Holder

A simple eyeglass leash/holder made of brown/green shells and shimmering green/brown bugle beads divided by silver glass beads. Shell eyeglass holder measures 27 inches. Silver holders are used at the end.

Will ship international, please contact me so I can get you an accurate quote.

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