Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Designer Highlight in Bead Trends Mag Sept/Oct 2008

OK- I am having really strange dreams lately- I'm just really excited about my good news that I haven't announced until now...drum roll please....I am going to be the featured jewelry designer in the magazine, Bead Trends, the feature is called, 'Designer Highlight'. You get a 10 page spread of 5 sets up jewelry. I am so excited. I made new pieces for this, but my work is ever changing, by mood or bead or whatever inspires me at the moment to make jewelry. I just can't wait for the Fedex guy to show up with my box! I already have one of the bracelet and earrings sets sold. I had a dream or nightmare is more like it, and I got my box and my jewelry was gone and there were only broken beads and the box with shredded up. So weird what your mind will make up!
The store I use to work at for most of my life, is having their anniversary sale, and I keep having this dream where I get hired back on and things are crazy and I'm there to get things organized, and there all these people there who were my store managers, mentors and sales associates from when I first started. I told my dad I had my 5th one the other night and he corrected me and said, 'Isn't more like a nightmare?'. YES! I don't want to go back to work! I really enjoy staying home with my children, well most of time, I love making jewelry and I do have to admit, I don't like the housework!
So, I will keep you updated when my package arrives. I'm headed over to Etsy to see what fun goodies I can find. I might just post about them later.
Have a great afternoon! T

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Monday Night's Diamond Backs Game - My Famous Family

OK- these are just few pictures of my husband, son, dad, and brother; who all attended the game on Monday night. They had great seats 10 rows up from the field behind the Diamond Back's dug out. So, with these awesome seats- came some perks!
Grandpa and Bryson with a game ball!

My brother on TV at the end of the game they started showing a bunch of people who had cheered throughout the game- and I was able to pause the TV to take a shot, and there on the right is my dad and my husband.

Here's a cute picture of my two guys!

And now for the best part....My son on top of the dug out during the 7th inning stretch singing 'take me out to the ball game'! Yes! He got up with another little boy. I couldn't believe it when my husband told me. My son is normally so shy! On the Thursday before he got up in front of a few hundred parents for his Club Pee Wee performance. We were so proud of him, not only did he sit up there and sing he did the hand movements and everything! So, at the game he got up there and sang his little heart out! He had been practicing all day. He had learned the song during his class Apple to Zebras. It was just great! I wish I was there- they do not show the 7th inning stretch on TV.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Elizabeth Anne Designs Blog Announcement ~ The EAD Library

I received this from the Elizabeth Anne Designs Blog- a very resourceful and fun wedding blog. Even if you are not getting married it's a great place to visit daily to get your creative juices flowing!

Elizabeth Anne Designs Blog Announcement - Romantic White and Pink
We are incredibly excited to announce our new project, The EAD Library. After months of development and research, we are launching a new resource for brides tomorrow, Tuesday July 22ND. The Library is filled with hundreds of useful links, from photographers to shops to stationers. Our goal is a simple, comprehensive list of vendors. The Library will help every bride, no matter her location, find the vendors and inspiration she needs for a beautiful event.

And The Beautiful Garden Boutique is listed! Very exciting!

If you have a chance and you have a blog- pass this blog entry around.
Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Cluster - Pearl, Crystal, & Gemstone Earrings

I finally got around to adding the new earrings I made last weekend. You will have to visit the fashion jewelry collection to browse through the beautiful gems! And remember- I have lowered my prices! At these new prices you don't want to miss out on the one of a kind gems in stock now! I've also added a few more customer quotes about the jewelry and our customer service!

I can't help myself- so I have more earrings coming. I made these beautiful peach, clear and brown cluster earrings! I just love them!

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scrapbook Design Team at Devine Memories!

I made it again! I am so excited! I love being apart of the team! You can check out the list at Devine Memories. I'm also thinking about doing one of the late night crops this weekend. I love doing the crop nights- relax, eat, drink coffee, make a few pages, chat with friends and meet new ones. Just a nice night out. Oh, did I mention you can buy scrapbook goodies with a discount!
I need to head to bed- this past week has really kicked my behind!

Have a great evening! T

New Oxidized Fashion Earrings- A Vintage Look

I love what a little patina does to sterling silver! I know I can't change all my jewelry pieces to this look- but it's great to offer it. I made these earrings over the weekend and just love how they turned out. I had shaped each of the wire loops except for the hoop earrings. I have listed them all at my etsy shop, and I will have them on my website very soon. I just am so excited about them! You can dress them up or where them with t-shirt and jeans! You can see other pieces of oxidized jewelry by browsing through the Fashion Jewelry Collection at my website. I am only making these either in a limited edition or they are one of a kind.
Hope you will enjoy them.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fruits & Veggies from Bountiful Baskets!

OK- so is your mouth watering? I have to share my photos with you. I highly recommend doing this if you live in the area! It's so easy! Check out the pictures of the beautiful fruits and veggies! Like I said before, it's like a grab bag- you don't know what you are getting, but you know it will be good! I made pica Di Gallo with my tomatoes, lime, onion, and cilantro. I love having my banana a day! And I would have never picked up a mango at the store, yet we got 4 of them, and I am going to make them in my morning smoothies!
Here is the list of items:
8 Tomatoes, 8 limes, 2 huge bunches of cilantro, 1 lb carrots, 6 potatoes, 8 red onions, 4 white nectarines, 4 plums, 6 pears, 4 cucumber, 1 melon, 4 mangoes, 5 bananas, and 1 butter lettuce all for $15.00!
Better get going. This is my second time doing this- I just have to encourage others to join in. I even ran into my friend Cathy- who I didn't know was doing it! How funny is that! So, to date, I know two of my sister in laws, my sister in laws mom, myself, my friend Cathy, and possible my neighbor. Oh, and I did pick up two of the loaves of bread- they are great with dinner! I added a new link - the food network- so it will be really easy to look up recipes to use the wonderful fruits and vegetables you get in your baskets!
Have a great Sunday Evening!

Friday, July 11, 2008

New & Improved Fashion & Bridal Jewelry Prices

That's right! You read it right! I have lowered the prices of our Bridal Jewelry Collection and Fashion Jewelry Collection! With all the new pictures and new jewelry listed, I had to add new lower prices!
With everything happening in the world- you shouldn't have to hold back from buying your favorite Gems! So, what are you waiting for? Start Shopping!
I've listed a few pictures to get your eyes popping!

Good Reads!

If you have a chance stop by this weekend and jump around the blogsphere, check out some of the great blogs and websites I have listed on the side! Its great if you are looking for some inpiration! I love finding at what gets the creative juices flowing for other artists!
Make it a great weekend!

Bountiful Baskets in Arizona- Co-Op Shopping

Tomorrow is Saturday! And I am so excited! It's Bountiful Baskets Morning! I can't wait to get my basket of healthy goodies! If you live in the area, I highly recommend signing up! It is so well organized and they make it so easy, why not do it. When I receive all my goodies 2 weeks ago, the veggies were perfect and ready to use- the fruit was perfect and needed a few days to ripe. Which was great because we were able to eat them slowly. I received so many items we shared the wealth with my parents!

Custom Bridal Jewelry

I wanted to share a custom Bridal Jewelry order I just completed. Actually the bride hasn't even received the order yet- It's hot off the press!
She contacted me after she saw one of my necklaces and earrings listed for sale on my website. She wanted to use different color beads and crystals. And after communicating via email on how long she wanted it, and how she was going to wear it you can see the finished product. The earrings are made to matched and are now available on my website.
It's that easy to do custom orders. Especially if you find something you like on my website, we can use it as a base, then just build and change as we go. You can view other examples of Bridal Jewelry Custom orders on my website, under Featured Brides
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I know I will- it's monsoon season down here and that means the temperature has dropped about 10 degrees!!! But, I still have to take my allergy medicine!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Another Etsy Treasury

I got really lucky yesterday, I just happened to check the Treasury listing on Etsy. And saw it was 2 away from opening the list. Well, I had been practicing a list so I waited for it to open up so I could plug away on it. I hope you have time to check it out.
Here is the link! Leave a comment if you get a chance! Enjoy ;)

New Fashion & Bridal Jewelry

What a crazy 4Th of July! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I stayed pretty busy with the creative juices flowing. I only have a few more pieces to add to the collections online. Be sure to stop by and check out the 'What's New' page to see all the exciting new additions. I've added a few pictures, just to peak your interest!

Have a great morning!