Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mini Monday Feature: jnoriginals

Hello all, just adding a feature to help support some of my fellow etsy bloggers! Featuring Judy and her 3 Etsy websites!!! She's got tons of crafty items!

hand crochet "Scarflette"

hand felted Needle Book
"Mini Brag Book"
Her first shop is jnoriginals, http://www.jnoriginals.etsy.com/, has neat hand felted designs like the needle book above, and some pretty crochet items like the scartlette. There are a variety of felted flowers, business card holders, as well as crochet "spa cloths" and pretty handbags too. She has a unique way about her designs, each has a personal touch.
The second shop is Mister PenQuin, http://www.misterpenquin.etsy.com/. This shop features her "Creative accessories for Creative minds" and is full of writing books, the "mini brag book" as show above, and cute hand made note cards and gift tags. A great shop to help store those memories, ideas and photos.
Her third shop, 2nd Chance Treasures, http://2ndchancetreasures.etsy.com/ is full of just that. From old cross stitch patters, to holiday decor and others, this shop is a resale spot for someones old or used items that can become new again. It's a great way to recycle your treasures to someone else, you never know who might be interested....

Learn more about Judy's handcrafted designs, and other items from her blogs:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blog Carnival for January!!

For Etsy Bloggers Street Team January blog Carnival!
**What's your favorite Winter time activity?**

I must start by mentioning that I'm not a fan of the cold weather, and I do love to stay inside on a chilly day! Living on the NC coast gets it's share of rain, snow, and cold weather for many more days of the year than Texas...I miss the warm January's there...but, I try to keep busy inside as I love the warmth of a snugly blanket and hot cocoa!

As of now it's cold here, but I'm definitely staying busy with jewelry orders and trends developments. I haven't made too much lately as I'm trying to get some of my stock sold before I indulge into more jewelry designs...a draw back of the January season no less...Christmas is over!

So I'm keeping busy with getting the house organized and fixed up nice to get ready to put it on the market. And there are lots of unorganized closets, shelves and storage that I have forgot about...and the garage definitely can use some cleaning love. It's a great time of year to re-vamp your organization, clean, and rearrange! I like the idea of cleanliness in the summertime and spring, but I'd much rather be outside than indoors cleaning when the weather is nice again!

The custom orders keep me busy so I'm glad about that, I don't have kids, just my Schatz dog and she sheds like it's already summer so I'm definitely keeping myself busy with all the vacuuming! Plus with all the cleanliness that's going on, I'll be ahead of the curve by the time allergy season hits!

Is it May yet?....

If I had my way I'd be taking advantage of the season and get to a place where I can snowboard!!!!! It's so fun! A trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains or West Virginia might need to be in order! That's the one part of the snow that I do enjoy!

New Contemporary Earrings

Larimer Stone Mangled Drops (SOLD)

Coral & Turquoise Stems

Large FW Pearl Stems (3 1/4" long)
The bottom two pairs are available on my Etsy website!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

Back from the whirlwind of a holiday trip to Texas....it was nice to be home for a while, but I'm glad to be back into the groove of things in NC! We just found out that the Marine Corps will be moving us to Amarillo, TX in June! We're excited!!!
I plan to continue my handy work, but hopefully have a better set up than just in a garage like I do now....so hot in the summer and cold in the winter! Brrrrrrr! But, I'm continuing to do custom orders until we have to move, but it will be a few months before that happens...
Below are some new items I am posting on my Etsy website so be on the lookout!

Pod Earrings & Pendant Necklace Set
Pod Pendant detail
Double Swirl Cuff Bracelet

Stud Ring

Stud Cuff Bracelet

Infinity Curve Cuff

Gallery Cuff Bracelet