I've been woefully neglectful of my etsy shop and been re-listing sold items instead of adding new and fun designs, so I decided to take the time and have been busy addinh some freshness to the ol' etsy! Here are a few new listings...
I believe in the beauty and wonder of the universe. What ever faith you may be, we all live under the same sky and walk on the same earth. I find many religious symbols to be beautiful and fascinating but as I am not of any specific faith, I've had mixed feelings about offering these items on my web site. Having had many requests for pendants depicting objects of faith, I usually create them as custom orders for special customers. Their popularity is growing, and will be offering them on my web site. I have to say that the special request crosses came out particularly well... I guess I'll just have to have a little faith...
The Earth Day event was lovely and the weather couldn't have been better! My dear friend and booth partner, Yvonne, dipped her toe into the world of festivals and events. Her parasols were divine and I could have easily spent all my money on them! She decorated the booth with them, hanging them from the celling! They added such whimsy to my display! Quite frankly, I was a bit annoyed when someone wanted to buy one that was clearly mine!
Yvonne, mother and model!
Here is a pic of my display with her juicy parasols as part of the set up!
I seem to be turning into a bag lady. Actually I've always been one. I must have a lot of baggage! HA HA! There have been some really nice bags lately and some friends my do well to mind their adorable orange Target finds lest they be purloined from under their nose!
Thankfully etsy has many an option to keep a bag crazy girl like me out of trouble!
These two adorable bags are MINE! MINE! MINE! But you can get one too! One is for the awesome new camera my family got me for mothers day. And the other is for my pencils.
Next Saturday my good friend Yvonne and I will be sharing a booth at the Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Event! We will be selling jewelry and parasols! Her 9 year old daughter is already quite the blossoming entrepreneur and will join us at our table selling hair clips!
I've been working on earrings this weekend, like the skull and daisy ones in the photo... I hope they find good homes!
Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day Saturday, April 24, 2010 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conejo Creek Park North (23 Fwy and Janss Road behind the Library) Come out and see us!
This is "Love Shines". And doesn't it? When you have that feeling of love and warmth. It radiates out of you like rays of light. Like when my little ones, for no reason shower me with hugs and kisses. Or when I snuggle with my gassy old mutt and she licks my face in a loving way. When my guy is home at the end of the day. Shine. I like to shine! How about you? What makes your heart shine with love?
Some times I wonder, what happens to the pendants and beads when they leave here packed all snug and sound? What fate are they met with when they arrive at their new home? Are they loved? Are they played with? Are they and their new families happy? I will sometimes come across them, unexpectedly and happily when they have been transformed from simple clay pendants into another's creative dream...
I almost caused a scene at the post office yesterday!
And this is why...
I was finishing up some business at the post office counter and decided I couldn't wait to open a package from Andrew Thornton. And as I stood there opening it I literally heard that angelic "whaaaaaaaahhhh" sound and nearly fell over backwards at the beauty that lay inside! So then I went to my friend Joelles house and opened the package for her to see and it made the same magic sound and now rays of light came shooting out of it! Needless to say I'm more than pleased with his bead club! Fab! Thanks, Andrew!
And other fun beady items! Beads 2010 is available for pre-order! The issue includes a bracelet project I submitted as well as a few connectors and charms! I'm excited to see what else is in this years issue! The cover looks like a fun treasure trove! I would like to dive in right now!