Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Over 200 listings

I have finally reached over 200 listings- what an accomplishment. I have been so busy trying to bead, take pictures & post to my site. This was my goal for the holidays, before the rush, at least the rush I am hoping for. lol

I have beaded jewelry of all kinds & all price ranges, beaded bugs, beaded bags, beaded gloves, chenille gloves & much more. I also do custom order, check out my shop & let me know what you think.

Have fun shopping.
Thanks again

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Feature in the Little Black Box

Have you heard of the little black box, well if you have not - you should. They are a great company that helps out all of who make handmade arts & crafts. Check out the website. I will be in the October boxes, which go on sale tomorrow the 24th. Don't miss out artists of all kinds and from all over in the USA, send in samples of their work (promos) along with a business card, in hopes to reach some new people. They advertise your shop on the month you will be in the box, this is a great opportunity & I hope to get a lot of new customers. I shipped out over $200. of merchandise- at no charge for the opportunity to meet some new people. I will give you a preview of what I sent. I sent lots of beaded bugs & critters, beaded rings, beaded bobby pins, beaded gloves & fun fur chenille gloves. Check out my Etsy site for more details & pictures of the items listed. . The boxes are only $23.00 - wow - I am getting one, I hope to find some great gifts for Christmas.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Inventory

Check out my Etsy site, I have listed alot of new things over the last couple of days. Here is one of them.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Nose Play

Hi everyone,
My family & I went to see a play at the Children's Theater in Seattle. We went & saw BlueNose it was a fun play with a great meaning behind it. Their were many messages that the play portrayed. The main message was that it was OK to be different, and not to be afraid of others that are different. Not to prejudge people & to speak for yourself. Not to let others speak for you or give you opinions about things that you have not seen first hand. Do not prejudge a race or a person when everyone is different or special in their own way. The play was fun, and was great for kids. My seven year old not only enjoyed the play, but understood the meaning of it and it lead to a great discussion about what everyone learned. Check out the Children's Theater if you are in Seattle they have great plays, my family & I have seen many of them.
In December we will be going to the Wizard of Oz & I will let you know how it is.

Enjoy your week.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Life Sucks Sometimes

It has been a rough week.
I had Monday off, I did get to volunteer for a couple hours at my daughters class, but did not get much done besides that.
Tuesday & Wednesday I spent playing catch up at work.

Thursday I had to take my husband to the hospital , we were there most of the day. They did many tests, that amounted to nothing and send him home after 8 hrs. More docter apppointments for next week. He is sick & crabby, and not getting any resolutions.
Today I played catch up from yesterday. Glad the weekend is here, and hope it is not more of the same.

Life sucks sometimes. I hope everyone else if having a better week then me & my family.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mom's normally busy working

I normally am busy working during the week, but not today.

I volunteered today at my daughters 2Nd grade class. I had the day off so I spoke to the teacher and she let me come read to the class and also play site word Bingo with the class. All of the children loved it & my daughter was so proud and so happy. I also got to do her hair this morning for school, the first time all year. I picked out her clothes & waited at the bus stop with her.

Now the kids will believe that she has a mom, last week someone asked her if her mom had died. She tried to explain that I just go to work early in the morning and I don't get back until after school is out. Dad is always the one to get her ready in the morning and take her to the bus stop. She never has her hair done anything more then just brushing and pulling back in a headband.

This was a special day, I am sure everyone will be talking about it all week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Do you know what a BNS is?

BNS probably stands for many things, but I am going to talk about a term that is used on Etsy.
Etsy is a website which promotes handmade artists as well as suppliers & others who sell vintage.

I have an Etsy website as many many other artists do, you can check it out if you like @ I have beaded jewelry of all kinds, beaded bags, beaded bugs, beaded gloves & much more.

On Etsy they have many things to help promote other artists and also your own website. One of them is a BNS ( thread- (line of communication) ). BNS stands for Buy & Stay, basically it starts out with one or more website (shop) and then when someone that sells on Etsy buys from one of the shops listed you also get added to the Buy & Stay list.

While on the list you promote other shops & yourself, and keep the Thread- (lines of communication) open for others to see. Since it is a BNS- you do not get bumped off of the list when you have a sale. It is great to get to know new people & new shops & also to promote sales and new products & what you have for others to buy.

I am in two BNS right now so check them out here is today's thread

Here is the other one.

- Most threads change daily or every couple days. The list is always updating. If you do not check in or promote on the BNS you will be bumped for your lack of participation.

Have fun shopping. I personally have not seen alot of sales from these BNS yet, but I hope to soon, and I have meet alot of fun shops & great people.

Have fun & check everyone out on these BNS- maybe you will want to join us.
Enjoy - P.S. Christmas is coming.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Starving Housewives Crafts Show

Hey everyone,

I am in an awesome Craft show right now. It is juried & full of wonderful artists.

The show is in Bothell, WA. it started on the 7th and runs thru Sat. the 11th. If you are in the area check it out, I have a ton on inventory at the show. Way more then is on my website.

I have beaded gloves & a lot of Chenille Fun Fur Gloves in all colors. Of course you will find my fabulous jewelry, I have three rotating racks of various earrings in all prices. Along with many one of a kind pieces, necklaces, and bracelets alike. My beaded bugs & beaded spiders are not to be missed. Check it out. If you cant make this one, check out my website, I try to have the next couple of shows listed for your information.

Have fun & enjoy yourself.
Thanks again.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

International Shipping

I wanted to make sure everyone knows that I will ship internationally, anywhere in the world.

I also will do custom orders, and design jewelry for that certain outfit, or wedding.

Just let me know I will do my best & I do not need payment upfront, just upon approval of finished product.

I have been beading for 18yrs or so, and I make all styles of jewelry & in all price ranges. So if you don't see something you want, let me know I will see what I can do. I have over 180 listings in my shop & way more inventory not listed, since I do lots of shows during the year.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPIDERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!
My spiders are still on Sale for Halloween, check them out while you can.

I only make them this time of year, spiders creep me out. It is hard to bead something, when it is giving you the heebeejeebes, lol I just made up the spelling for that.

I hope you all have a fanastic Halloween, and have fun decorating for the occasion. I have had many people over the years use the beaded spiders for many things, cake toppers, quilts, to put in plants, decorations, sewn on clothes,sewn on purses and many more things I don't know about. I am sure you can come up with something fun also. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I have decided to have a Sale !!!!

Sale- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First off I have a sale on all of my beaded spiders, for Halloween normally they are $4.00 each & they are on sale for $2.50 each. check it out. You can pick the color or pick from my vast selection.
In celebration of my son's birthday I am holding a Sale/Give Away, this weekend, Friday thru Sunday, 10/3 thru 10/5 .

Everyone who purchases anything- I mean anything-no matter the price will get a free beaded bug, I pick the colors- you can give suggestions if you wish & I can try to send that item, but it is suppose to be somewhat of a surprise. - you can see them on my website here is the link. I have beaded dragonflies, butterflies, lady bugs, lizards, frogs, bees and of course spiders for Halloween. I know technically these are not all bugs per say but (bugs & critters) close enough, so shop away. I have beaded jewelry of all kinds, beaded gloves & Chenille gloves with Fun fur. I will also include this give away for custom orders that want me to make them something special, not already on my site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Son is turning 20.!

On Oct 2nd my son is turning 20 yrs old, he is now engaged as of last Thursday and no she is not pregnant. He is really young though, they plan on being engaged for about a year, I hope longer so that they can mature more. He is also moving out on his birthday with one of his buddies. He quit his job - so that he can look for a new one closer to where he will be living. Yes he quit his job before finding a new one. Kids never learn, I am worried in these tough economic times he may have trouble finding a new job. A lot of changes are happening to him this week and I can't even believe it. If I had that many changes happening all at once I don't think I could handle it so well. But I am older (not that old) but older and set in my ways, I am sure you know what I mean. lol
I got married at 18- and was pregnant with him, I am still married - but it was not easy to say the very least. I hope he has an easier time of it then we have had. This is a hard year to be starting fresh on your own, with no set idea of your future. We will see how things go & hope for the very best for him on his Birthday and all of the days after that.