Monday, August 11, 2008

Win a Bead Trends Magazine! Bead Trends Magazine Sept/Oct 2008 Issue

So, to continue my excitement...My magazine arrived today! I have decided to run a giveaway! Leave a comment to win your very own copy of this Awesome magazine! The winner will receive 1 (one) copy of Bead Trends Sept/Oct 2008 Issue! Retail Price $17.95! No purchase necessary! I will pay the shipping and handling. So- no charge to you- Just leave a comment below! Good Luck! Contest Ends August 31st, 2008 Winner will be announced September 2nd, 2008!
*Make sure you leave contact information in your comment or you can email me at to leave your contact info. You can also pick up your own copy of the magazine at your local Micheals, Barnes and Noble, or online at their website.
Thanks for stopping by! Trisha

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bead Trends Sept/Oct 2008 - Designer Highlight!

Here it is!!! I don't actually have it in my hands, but I know I am in here. Because why, I read it here! I called around to some stores last night and I guess it's not even out yet! So, I have to stay patient and wait to get it from the Fedex this next week! Oh, in case you hadn't read one of my previous entries, I am the Designer Highlight in this magazine!!! I am so excited and I just had to share everyone!! I have a 10 page spread! And a not so great photo! I will keep you posted when it gets here! Have a great weekend!

Front Page of Etsy...

So this is really cool! I'm not sure if you have had a chance to browse through and see all the wonderful stuff there...but they have this thing called the Treasury, where other artists can promote other artists in a Treasury, so the come up with a theme or what ever they feel like sharing with the rest of the it's really cool when some one picks your creations to be in their Treasury, but it's really cool and a bonus when the people of Etsy pick the Treasury with your item in it. So, here back on July 9th one of my creations was on the front page of Etsy! And you can view the details of the necklace here

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Mid Summer Fashion Jewelry Pieces

I've been spending some time making jewelry- well, just a piece here or there. I wanted to share a few pics. I have posted a few at my Etsy shop. I will try to get them up this week. So keep checking back to the site.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Custom Picture Frame Charm Necklaces

I thought I would share this special order with you. I love how they turned out. The customer had these made up for a friend of hers. She emailed me the pictures and we cropped them down and then made them black and white, added the initials, and little crystals in the corner.
It's incredible how many options there are for this type of thing. I don't advertise that I make these, but I have made ones for fun for myself with my kids and I added a Swarovski Crystal Heart Charm. I love the idea of adding the crystals with in the charms and having them hang from a sterling silver chain instead of the beaded one that they usually are worn on. She really made this a precious special order.
I hope you will enjoy your weekend. A new month and that much closer to all the holidays. I can't believe it's August already! And we still have one more month of extremely hot weather and monsoon season! -T