Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some New Charms

A little late, but better late than never. Here are some of the charms I created for the holidays this year. Its been really busy, so I haven't had much time to work on more designs. Maybe next year!

Here are my adorable Bumbles.

And a close up! So grumpy!

A herd of Rudolphs.

The Gang!

Candy Cane Lollypops are a delicious treat.

They make super cute earrings.

There were many other designs in line to be worked on, but December has just flown by and time is winding down. I am going to try and finish up the last ones I started, some festive trees.

Just in case though, hope you all have a happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Holidays Are Approaching

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and the weather is turning colder, neighbors are building elaborate festive lawn displays. The holidays are coming. Every morning since black Friday I wake up and reevaluate what needs to be done. Most of my shopping is finished, but there is still quite a bit to be completed. Hopefully I will be done with it all soon, so I can relax. I refuse to be running around pulling it all together on Xmas eve like last year. I want to be able to relax a little bit this time.

As like everyone else, the budget is tighter this year and some things have to be forgone. We have to be more selective about what we do for friends and family. A stocking stuffer or two less, more humble presents, makes for a more creative holiday. To try and help save a little money I am going to continue to offer the Free Shipping coupon and $2.00 off coupon thru December. If you are trying to purchase something as a gift make sure you leave enough time for it to be shipped.
The coupon codes are available in the previous post and are also listed on the website.

There has been quite a bit going on these last few weeks that I haven't had as much time as I would like to have to work on some new designs. So far I have only one new charm finished. I started a new one last night. Unfortunately, unless I neglect everything else for the next couple days, including sleep, I don't think I will be able to have enough inventory to do the show on December 5th that I was hoping to do. Perhaps I will call just to see if there are any more tables left and go from there. The new charms will be listed in the shop soon. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

El Dia de los Muertos

The day of the dead is a celebration to remember those in our lives that have passed away. The holiday occurs on November 1st and 2nd. Some of the traditions include making private altars honoring the passed, making sugar skulls, using marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves. Sometimes these gifts are also brought to the graves. It is believed that during this time it is easier for the souls of the departed to visit the living.

The Calavera, or Skull, is a common symbol of the holiday. It is made into masks, or out of chocolate or sugar. Sugar skulls can be given as gifts to both the living and the deceased.

So this year I thought it would be fun to make some sugar skull charms to celebrate. I still have a bunch left to decorate for next year, but here are the ones I have finished so far!

They are so tiny! Hand painting those designs are so much fun.

I hope to have a lot more pictures of the details on them soon. I just was too excited about sharing them and had to post them today. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Top Secret

I have been slowly, but surely, working on a top secret design. I haven't told anyone about it yet.... Its running a little behind though, which is a bummer because time is almost up for the year on this one. I got sick last Friday and its been slowing me down. I did manage to finish a special order present for a friend of mine right before I got really sick. But now though, I am so tired of my nose being stuffed up!

I have quite a few prepped to be finished, but I may only have a few done before its too late. If not all, a few finished would be great. Fingers crossed people! Be ready, I should [with some luck] have pictures soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finished Earrings

Well, the earrings are done. They look real cute too! The perfect accessory for the rest of October and any Halloween party you may be attending. These little guys are hopefully going to be available at my local comic book shop and possibly available in the Artfire shop as well. If you are interested now though and can't wait to see what happens, feel free to throw me a message! (first come first serve)

(2 pair available)

(1 set available)

(2 pairs available)

Each set cost $22 dollars. They are individually hand formed, and painted. They are also made with sterling silver plated earrings. I have a nickle allergy, and my ears have always been super sensitive, but I haven't had any problem with my set. The pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns glow in the dark! Also I discovered that the pumpkins with just the eyes are black light sensitive!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I was sitting here thinking... Maybe some of these charms would make nice earrings. So I made myself a simple set of earrings and they are super cute!!

I've decided to convert some of these charms into a few sets of earrings. They should be posted in the next day or so.
Keep your eyes peeled!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Charms

Fall is here and that means Halloween is coming.
I have created some charms that are now for sale in the shop.

There were a few different designs available besides whats listed, but they sold at the fall fair on Saturday. There were Bats and Frankensteins. There will be more next year :)

Check out whats left at the shop!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Items Up

I uploaded five bracelets today to the shop today.
Ranging in prices of 18$ to 40$.

Tomorrow I will be working on some more new creations for the shop. Maybe something other than jewelry. Maybe I'll sew something. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Welcome to my blog!

I have opened my online store on ArtFire, but I have yet to put anything up for sale. I am still ironing out all the details. When I finally get something up on it, I will let everyone know.

Thanks for stopping by! :)