Monday, September 28, 2009

Donations Needed

This week I'm going to go off the subject of jewelry and talk about another subject that is important to me, and that's helping others. I am a supporter of cancer research, not just one type of cancer, any type. The way I look at it is, if they find a cure for one type then the others won't be far behind.

That being said, I received an email from a doctor that I worked for when I lived in Florida and she is doing a fundraiser for a group called Free To Breathe, it's lung cancer research and they have a website where you can donate, or, if you live in Florida, they are doing a walk on October 31st and you can walk too. If you can, please help. Just click on this link: where you can donate to the cause, I did. It doesn't have to be much, every dollar helps. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste it to your browser's address line.

Thank you so much.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Items to Share

Hello All! I hope you have had a great weekend. I've been busy making items for the upcoming craft fairs. So busy that my fingers hurt from bending wire. Got a new shipment of crystals and they are in many of the upcoming fall colors. Here is a picture of earrings that I made. I call these the beach lovers earrings because of the sand and sea colors. I also made a matching bracelet.

I hope you will visit my booth at the Englishtown street fair on October 17th. I will also be at the Hope Hose Humane Co. #1 Fair in Bordentown City, NJ on Dec. 12th from 12 - 5pm, it is a fun raiser for the fire department. More on other fairs where I'll be. You can also check out a list of other craft and street fairs on my website at

My first newsletter will be published within the next 2 weeks and it's going to talk about all the new fall colors and what the upcoming fashion season has in store for us. Sign up for my news letter on my website home page, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

Have to get back to work. Come back next week for another post and feel free to make comments.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Craft Fair Prep

In October I'll be doing my first craft fair and I'm really nervous about it. I got together all of the jewelry that I made to sell, that isn't posted on Etsy, to see how much I have - and it's not enough. So today I have to decide how much and what to make. I know it's a month away, but when you're busy a month goes fast. I want to be prepared ahead of time and not have to rush at the last minute.

While going through my things I found these little pixies that I made. My friend's daughters loved them so I made quite a few of them, some are pins and some are charms with the cell phone charm cords on them. They are really cute. Here is a picture of a few. What do you think?

It's so exciting, I can't wait to get out there and see how people react to my jewelry in person. I haven't had any success on Etsy although there are quite a few hits on the items in my store and a few items have even been marked as favorites. This will be face to face and I think that's important in sales.

That's all for now.
Happy crafting.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

First Blog

Hi. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

I've planned this blog to be about jewelry and crafts, however, it may evolve into something different, you never know. I work full time as an administrative assistant to make money to do what I love, and that's make jewelry. Started selling it on Etsy about a year ago, my Etsy address is Most of my jewelry has been earrings and bracelets, some eyeglass holders/badge holders and a few cell phone charms. With the holiday season coming up I'm going to start adding pins and maybe some necklaces.

I just started wire wrapping and made a silver bangle bracelet with gold wraps that came out really nice. This picture doesn't show the real shine of the silver but it will give you an idea of what it looks like. Tomorrow I start another one and the wraps will be a little bit more difficult. I can wait.

I'm using the holiday weekend to get my website up and running and one of my To Do's was a blog too, so I can cross that off my list.

That's all for now, come back for a visit and feel free to post comments.