Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let's Tangle

Good Thursday Morning, All~
I was catching up on some blogs on Creating The Hive site this morning and came a cross a post on Zentangles- A form of doodling and meditating at the same time. I love them~ I started doing them awhile ago and it can be so addicting. You just get "in the the zone". When you are finished your mind is refreshed.
I like to start with a quote that I enjoy like this one by Monet~

 "People discuss my art and pretend to understand it,
 as if it were necessary to understand,
when it is simply nnecessary to love it."
Claude Monet

Here is a site I came across that explains them a little better and shows you how to get started.
If you haven't tried them, grab a pen, (no erasing!), and some paper and start tangling away!

*remember, life is what you make it, so make it fun!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Just a "little" something we have been putting together~  Now they are available in my Etsy shop. So Darn Cute!
I have been trying to play around with the designing of my blog so be patient with me during this learning process.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eye Popping~

Good Morning~
I thought I would try to help you wake up this morning ~
See the full treasury on  Etsy
Ready to Ship Wallet Black Leather Embroidery Vivid Floral Bright Colorful handmade by sewZinski on Etsy     fall - fyne art print (8x12)   MONSTERS wooden handpainted knobs 2 inch SET of four
All You Need is Love - Glass Tile Pendant (HDA2)   La La La La   Mod Floral Child Apron--READY TO SHIP

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Embracing Creativity

I have been thinking a lot about creativity, lately. I think what made me start pondering what it means to be creative is my daughter had to do write a paper at school on where they come from. Let me share a few of the lines...
Where I'm From
I am from paintbrushes,
From smelly oils and acrylics,
I am from saw dust.
from a pounding hammer,
I am from a family who does everything by hand....

I tell you I cried when I read this. It is so true. Her father and I are very creative~
Anyway, back to my thought on creativity, when people use to tell me "You are so creative" or "I love that. How did you do it?" I would always just shy away. Now I am learning that creativity comes from within us, our roots, our family genes. We need to be proud of it! It is what makes us, us! Smile really big when someone says your work is great. Say, "Thank You. I really enjoyed doing it". The more pride you take in your work the better it will become. You will have more confidence in yourself and let's face it, we all love to be complimented.

And as for my daughter, she is 13 and as she is getting older she is beginning to find where her true creativness lies. Yes, I tried to pursue her in certain directions of things I enjoy but making a pendant will spark her enthusiasm for about a minute and the she will be off writing and doodling in her sketch journal. She loves to draw and write. I can't draw nothing, but her Dad can. I love to write, her Dad can't. The two combined, (sketch journal), makes her, her.
For the creative ones out there ~Embrace it! Enjoy it! Love it! Best of All, Share it!

~the rest of the Punkey's assignment:

...I'm from cold sprinklers in the summer
From snow days in the winter.
I'm from knowing your right, even when you're wrong
I'm from "Nute Nacks" (fruit snacks) and peanut-butter bananas.
I am from a big backyard, that gets smaller every year,
I am from a town, that I eventually found out wasn't so big.
I am from a bundle of memories,
Big and small, new and old.
I am from memories that will last forever.

"Fury" A painting of mine and I LOVE IT!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Finally Done! Now on to the fun stuff!

Finally! I finished listing all my pendants, last night. I am learning a little bit more every time I do a listing. Tags and keywords stump me sometime. I have found that just looking through other great sites on Etsy really help a lot... I also found that I am very tempted to buy instead of list when I do this. 
Good day today. I got to go spend some paypal money at Joann's. Stocked up on swarovski crystals, sterling silver clasps, platinum plated jump rings, sterling silver tiny ball chains, (they are so cute! ♥ them!) and more swarovski crystals. I don't know what it is with me and shiny things because for some reason I ended up by the Martha Stewart glitter!
I am now a proud member of some great Etsy teams, Aspiring Metalsmiths , BESTeam - Boosting Etsy Shops Team and Michigan's Trolls of Etsy  More on these teams to come!
Here is a quick peek at a couple of pendants I posted~

Now the fun begins again... I get to go make some more! yea!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A little inspiration

I just wanted to share with you my all time favorite magazine!


Friday, January 14, 2011


Princess Crown soldered glass pendant shadow box with glass swarovski crystalBirdie soldered glass pendant shadow box with glass swarovski crystals

Good Afternoon~ I hope your Friday is going good for you. I am in need of grocery shopping, uggh! 

I am hoping I will have some time tonight to look through some crafts sites that I have come across and look exciting. Have you found any good ones, lately?

I am having such a good time coming up with new pendant ideas that I am to busy making them and need to get around to posting them. I wish the "posting fairy" would come along and do that, soon.


....and the Winner is..... Southern Lady a.k.a. ...Judy!!!
Congrats, Judy!
Be sure to check out her Delicious Blog!

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Be sure to stay posted because I Love to giveaway pendants!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Need of One More

Good Morning-
We still need one more comment to be able to draw names to win a free pendant. Be the First to comment below on what pendant from my Etsy or Artfire shop is your favorite. Chances of winning are one in eight. Pretty Good Odds, eh?  Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Few spots still open for the drawing of a free pendant

I still have a some spots left before I draw a name to win a free pendant of your choice. Just look through my Etsy or my Artfire shop and leave a comment below on what one you like. If you are one of the first four to comment below, your name will be put in a drawing, with 7 others, to win the pendant you chose. Good Luck!

Good Morning

Be sure to check my post from yesterday for your chance to win a penant of your choice! (hint, not many followers, yet so your chances of winning are pretty good)


Monday, January 10, 2011

500!!!! YEA

Thank you to all of my Facebook fans! I reached 500- yes!
Now for the fun stuff~ Be one of the First 8 followers to tell what your favorite pendant is out of my Etsy or Artfire shop is and I will put your name in for a drawing and you will win that pendant! Good Luck and thank you!

~Be sure to put your name with your favorite pendant in comments under this post so I can let you know if you have won through Facebook and I will announce it on my blog so stay tuned.

I am addicted to this site craft site!

Oh My, how much fun! I just want to go spend the day at the dollar store picking up all of the goodies they use to make these craft items!

  Make a Recycled Soda Bottle iPod Holder  Make a Turquoise Beaded Chandelier

Almost to 500- Almost giveaway time!!!

My Facebook fan page has almost reached 500 and I think it is almost time for a giveaway!!! YEA!  Go to my My Facebook page "like" it and stay tuned! I will be giving away a Glass Pendant (winners choice) from my Artfire shop!

                                          Good Luck!

Ooops... I, (Me, myself ?), have made a bunch of these mistakes

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Working on something different

I have been trying my hand at altered domino tiles made into pendants. So much fun designing them! Now comes the "blah" work, listing them. I hope to get that done today. Along with the laundry, dishes, cleaning the bathroom, dusting, vacumning... fun filled day~  Make it a Good one!

Friday, January 7, 2011

One of my favorites

I am so happy I had a request to make my  "Serenity Prayer" shaker box pendant in pink. I love it! This has been one of my most popular pendants~