Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm Having a Giveaway!!!!

I'm Having a Giveaway!!!!

What is the prize?

These BEAUTIFUL earrings!!!

There will be 6 ways to enter in for the drawing. For each thing you do,
it will be worth a specified amount of entries!

1~Leave a Comment on this post! (In the comment leave a list of all of the other things you did to gain extra entries.) ~ 1 entry

2~ Give a Shout-Out on your blog for this blog or my etsy site! ~ 2 entries

3~ Add this blog as a link to your sidebar! ~ 2 entries

4~ Add my etsy site to your sidebar! ~ 2 entries

5~ Purchase a piece of jewelry! ~ 5 entries

6~ Order a CUSTOM piece of jewelry! ~ 5 entries

The Contest dead-line will be October 5!

So make sure to get all of your entries in before then!

Also make sure to leave an email so I can contact you when you win!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Swarovski Crystal

Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Zurich, Switzerland.

This is the definition I found on Wikipedia, but I would describe Swarovski crystal beads as really pretty, sparkly beads!! I have LOVED these beads ever since I became aware of them, but they are kind of pricey so I hadn't bought any. That is until Tuesday! I got a really great idea for a necklace that has the crystals along with natural stone beads, so I decided to get some. I will post a picture of the finished product when I complete it. It will be GORGEOUS!!!!

(P.S. The picture doesn't do the beads justice, AT ALL)


I finally took some pictures of my latest projects. Sorry that they aren't the highest quality photos! Here they are:

First, my attempt at painting. I just used acrylic paint, and then added wood stain to the top to give it dimension. The gold swirls are just craft paint. What do you think?

I had the activity day girls in my church(ages 8-11) make these vases. So this was my example for them which I did beforehand. It is just paper ripped and stuck on the vase with mod podge. They turned out really cute!

I liked my vase so much that I decided to do some more. I decided to make two matching ones. I used the centerpieces from my reception! This time I cut the paper into squares. (I like geometric designs if you haven't figured that out yet!!)

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I have been in CREATE mode the past few weeks. I finished my very first painting last week, which I thought actually turned out really well. It is a geometric design in different shades of brown. I really like it!! I will post pictures when I get some:) I also found an old chair that was my grandpa's that I am going to re-finish. I have also finished one vase that I decorated with paper, using mod podge(again I don't have a pic yet!) Anyways, I've just been excited about making some fun things. I loved doing the painting, and hope to do more, along with lots more jewelry and other fun projects. Stay tuned for more of my creations!!


Welcome to my new blog. I decided to start a blog about my jewelry and other creative endeavors so that I don't have to write about it on our family blog. I hope that you enjoy the things I post, and would love any comments you have for me.