Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Summer is Here

The summer is here in NY, well after all this rain clears up, the summer will be here. Anyway, I look forward to many days at the beach. I also look forward to no schedules to follow. I truly feel the summer should be about doing out of the ordinary activities. Wake up and believe that your day is going to be a new day full of new beginnings. Walk outside and enjoy the beauty of a summer day. Oh and even better, enjoy the beauty of a summer night.

I have been waiting for the summer to begin and I tell you I am very happy, after the rain, it is here.

Live Love and Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Earrings!!

I created this wonderful new earrings! I am so addicted to earrings. I love how they change the whole appearance of a person. For instance, simply put on an adoring pair of earrings on a bad hair day and you will end up looking fantastic. Love that.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Challenge Yourself!

Everyday you should challenge yourself to do something new. For instance, learn a new word, learn a new language, or learn a new skill. Every time I sit down to create a new jewelry design, I challenge myself to create something new and different. I create with a blank slate. I do this because, I believe in myself. I believe that what ever piece I design will be satisfying. I love creating this way. It helps to bring in a what is to come excitement. I challenge you to believe and challenge yourself. You will be amazed of the outcome.

I designed these with a blank slate!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Last Two Stores for the week!

Here are my last two stores. Come check them out!

Hendricks' Hearth - ¤ ¤ ¤ You will find only the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients along with aromatic fragrances, delectable botanicals, and other wonderful essentials.

Catherine's - Handcrafted Jewelry Designs

More Shopping!

Did you visit the three below? Come on visit some stores. Love to Shop!

By Ro Designs - This store has very precious designs for plus size woman. That is original. A lot of great bathing suits! Come and see.

Continuum Designs - Slinky Wire and Glass Jewelry. Creative items.

Anac Designs - Lots and Lots of lovely jewelry designs.

The French Needle - WOW! Cross Stitched Items

Shop in These Wonderful Etsy Stores!

Feel liking shopping today? Come and shop in these wonderful Etsy Stores. You never know what treasure you may find.

Click on the image to visit the store. Live, Love and Enjoy!!


Magnet Games - Really Cute Stuff! - Handmade games for your fridge.

Kubera Cove - Amazing Crystal Clusters

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Wonderful Inspiring People of Etsy - Part 1

I am so happy to be a part of I have met wonderful people. People who are doing things that they love. People who have decided to make their lives fulfilling. People who are driven to live a happy life. When I view an item on I get so inspired. I am inspired simply because most of the items were created by people with a passion for doing what they love. People who have not allowed themselves to believe they can not accomplish something. People who have taught themselves to create something extraordinary. People who are happy.

I created a forum asking etsy sellers to tell their stories on how they started and I was so amazed in reading the responses. I am posting them here in the hopes to inspire someone to do what they love. Also, please visit their stores. You will be amazed at the creations. - Handmade Sterling Silver and Copper jewelry

The creator of this shop has been creating since she was a little girl. She started by drawing her own paper dolls and design clothes for them. However 7 years ago she was looking for beaded Christmas ornament patterns on the Internet and discovered beaded jewelry and instantly became hooked. She has been creating jewelry and selling it since.

My Favorite Silver Moon Craft Item - Hand knit, dog sweaters, bags

The creator of this shop started knitting when she was living in Ireland. She picked it up from magazine articles. She loved making Aran sweaters and things for her kids. Until about 2 years ago, she never thought about selling any of her things - until her middle daughter wanted an Aran sweater for her "child" too - her child is a beagle! The sweater was a huge hit - Toby's modeling sold about 7 sweaters and then her daughter sold about a dozen more at a work craft fair.

My Favorite Wooly Bits Item - Handspun Yarns, Hand-painted rovings, spinning batts

This creator began when she was just a toddler, her great-grandmother watched her while her mother worked each day. Her great-grandmother was a phenomenal quilter and crocheter and seamstress, and taught her the basics of those skills before she started kindergarten. From her she inherited her grandmother's spinning wheel. She has been spinning ever since. She also taught herself to knit when she was in junior high school, from a 'learn to knit' booklet.

My Favorite Wild Hare Item

The "wife" half creator of Scenic New York, was taught by her mother. When she was around 5 years old she received a fisher price 110 camera. Her mother loved photography, and took her on little day trips around the area they lived to take pictures. Sometimes her mother would let her use her camera, a 35MM Miranda SLR (which she now owns-it was sent by her mother a few years ago). As a teen, she used to go to garage sales to buy vintage cameras (usually old, broken Brownies) and collect them. She also had a Polaroid and a Kodak 110 that she spent a lot of allowance money on film. For a few years when her husband and her were first married they didn't have the money for film and development, but they eventually got another inexpensive 35MM. Then he got a chance to borrow his dad's old Nikon SLR, and the bug bit again (he also has a life long interest in photography). The wife creator eventually got a 4 mega pixel point and shoot Minolta, then moved up to their current Canon Rebel XT (he uses a Canon 30D).

The shop itself was born when they decided they needed to break away from their previous fulfillment partner and do this on their own. They chose Scenic New York so they could have a cohesive theme, as well as highlight the beauty of the state they call home. Scenic New York is more than photos, it will include some handmade crafts. Although, photography was and always will be their first "love" in the art and handmade world!

My Favorite item from Scenic New York - Foggy Day At The Lake Photograph 8X10

I am Showcasing my Store today.

I am finally trying a showcase today. Please have a look --->

Aside from my wonderful items, there are some other fantastic items made by very talented people. I will be honest, creating jewelry has open up a whole new world of amazing. The handcrafted items I have seen on are astonishing. There are so many items that I can not believe someone created with thier own hands.

People are so fascinating and I want this post to be an opportunity for fellow followers who handcraft, to please comment and share your links and stories. I want to inspire someone to believe that they can do whatever they set there mind to do.

I also would love to write a post featuring wonderful creators!

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