Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Special - Dec. 26, 2008

These earrings have been marked down to $11! This is the only pair :) Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Another great deal today! If you are last minute shopping consider this gift certificate for $25 and I'll throw in a 10% discount on it! :) I can email you the file and you can print it off for gift giving. I know I some last minute shopping, I have to run out and pick up some pottery from my favorite local potter ...shhh :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

We're off to make cookies today! My mom even found some vegan recipes for chocolate crinkles and snickerdoodles. I haven't had a Christmas cookie since I became a vegan back in 1993 so I'm a little excited!!!! Thanks for thinking of me mom!! :)

I missed the Friday special last week, so I will post this special today...

You can get the earrings pictured for $10 (plus shipping), today only. That's $9 off! You can either contact me prior to purchase and I'll adjust the price, or mention this and get a $9 refund back to you Paypal account. Your choice.

Thank you!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Special - Dec. 12 2008

25% off of the bracelet pictured! This special is good today only. I will refund the 25% discount to you via Paypal after the purchase is made.

Thank you for checking in... have a wonderful weekend... I'm doing my second craft show tomorrow and then I can actually breathe (and clean!) :)

The winner is...

tacolina!! yay! Thank you everyone for participating and making these giveaways so much fun! Stay tuned to next month....

Until then I leave you with a new blog post that will be the beginning of my favorites of 2007.

The necklace shown was purchased, but another will be on it's way soon! It's moonstone and sterling silver. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Earrings

I just love how these turned out! I sold a pair of these at the craft show last Friday too. They were my first ever craft show sale! I told Susan, my very first craft show customer, that she made my day and that I would never forget her... my first craft show customer :)

Susan if you're out there... thanks again!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December's Giveaway

This month's giveaway will be $15 to use on anything in my store! I thought I'd change it up a bit :) To enter, leave a comment in this post no later than midnight on 12/11. I'll generate a random number and that post will receive the gift!

Happy holidays and new year to you all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Free Shipping Special

For the rest of the week, shipping is on me! :) Since it is too hard to edit every item in my Etsy store to reflect the free shipping, I'll send you shipping fees back to you via PayPal.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Snowy Snowy Wednesday

Chardon, OH... I love it here. I've been here a little over 3 years now and I am still stunned by the amount of snow that falls right here on this little town. Last year the papers reported that we had more snow here, in Chardon, than Alaska had. I'm remembering that article as I look out to see drifts of snow that are almost a foot high. Since it's early in the season, I can still say that it looks pretty... the way it coats the trees and the rooftops. Come talk to me again a the end of December and we'll see how pretty I think it looks :) ( I talked to a friend who live 1/2 hour away and it rained there yesterday)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Featured Etsy Seller

Brenda is a local artist who also has a store open on Etsy called Bdoodlez. She makes beautiful cards and tags and lives right here in Chardon. Check out her store by clicking the Bdoodlez link above.

Thanks for stopping in again and hope all of the fellow Chardon residents are enjoying the snow... again!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Whoops! I Forgot!

I forgot to do the Friday special! Things have been pretty hectic here the past week. My basement flooded... the ceiling in the bathroom literally fell down, Amelia had 2 school projects, I had an errr, 3 day disagreement with the bank, it snowed 10 feet (well, maybe not 10)... this by no means is me complaining! It's just been hectic. One of those weeks that you thank God that you have a basement to flood, a ceiling over your head to come crashing down, a beautiful child an A+ school right down the street a bank to argue with :) and the beauty of freshly fallen snow. Anyway... I blame this on the reason I forgot to post the special today.

Due to my oversight, the special will go all weekend... good through Sunday at 11:59PM you can have free shipping on anything in my store! yay :)

I'll either refund your shipping or send you a revised invoice. Whichever you would prefer. Just mention the blog sale in the comments during checkout and the shipping is on me.

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My First Online Ad Spot

I did it... I bought an online ad... and I am so happy with it! It's here I worked with the owner of the site, Kat to accomplish this. She was wonderful to work with and I think the ad is very unique and pretty. Thanks Kat!

I added some holiday jewelry to my site today. It's the Sparkly Dress Up necklace, earrings and bracelet. I love Swarovski crystals lately!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Special 11/14/08

Today only you will receive 10% off on these earrings! These are made with vintage glass that I put in a vintage setting and then attached some new things like the filigree and Swarovski crystal. If you purchase these today, I will refund the 10% back into your paypal account.

Thanks for checking the blog today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Favorite Item of the Day

I listed many new things today, but I have to say that these are my favorite of the day! Many layers of patina were applied to these to make them this pretty, pretty shade. Fun and funky! ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Just had to share...

going through old photos to make a timeline with Amelia and found this one. She was so happy at this moment. She felt so special. The butterfly picked her to land on :) ....memories.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Special 11/07/08

First, thank you again to everyone who clicked and helped me to win a spot in the Lollishop's beta. I am so grateful to you all!! I'll post the news here in my blog as I find out more about the beta. :)

Today's special will be 10% off everything in my store again. You can choose anything and after paying, you'll receive a 10% refund (minus shipping) back into your paypal account.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you all again. I'm smiling ear to ear!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I am in tears over here... thank you all so much. I am in the lead in the Lollishops contest to be chosen as one of the first sellers in the beta round of Lollishops... because of all of you! You are all so special and I appreciate the help SO much. Keep on clicking on that Lollishops link in the blog post from Sat. 11/1. LOVE YOU!! Julie

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monthly Blog Giveaway - November

Since last month's blog giveaway went so well, I have decided to do it again! You can win either the wire wrapped pearl ring or the sterling silver tag earrings, your choice! Just leave a comment to this post no later than midnight on 11/8/08 and you'll be included in the drawing.

Check back on 11/10 to see who won :)

Please take a look at the blog post below too. Thank you all SO much!


Hi! I got accepted to sell my jewelry on a site that will begin it's beta testing soon. This site will be a great new marketplace for my designs and it is a site that you have to be accepted on. There are only select artists selling their items on it.

Please click on the picture above so I can win a chance to be involved in the beta. The more clicks, the more chances I have!

Thank you all so much for helping me and Lollishops out!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Special 10/31/08

For today only, 10/31/08, you will receive 10% off your purchase of anything in my store! Even the gift certificates :) If you decide on a purchase, you can mention this blog special in the comments and I'll refund 10% of your total prior to shipping.

Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious weekend!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yeah! Front Page

I made the front page of Etsy the other day (isn't is pretty!?). Thank you miabeads! Just wanted to share the good news :) I'm the owl necklace up on top... it sold, but I am waiting for more supplies to make more. This is the necklace that was in the Home Companion magazine.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Last Leaves

There are two ways that my designs come to life. The first way, and most common, is when I stare at my supplies and ponder. The second way, and my favorite, is when the piece is inspired by something specific. This occured the other day and resulted in these earrings that I call The Last Leaves. Take a peek at the complete listing here. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

dream... imagine... fly


1) to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).

2) to suppose; think; conjecture.

I've always loved the word IMAGINE. It's a simple word that I think looks pretty and holds so much meaning. It's the word that I use when I look at my beads. It's the word that I've always stated over and over to my daughter, Amelia, when she is looking at something to either figure it out or just contemplating over something. I actually hung the word in her baby room to engrain it into her. It's so important to use and to have.

Since I am not a graphic designer, I've struggled with branding my store on Etsy. I've imagined what I'd like, but never quite got there in my head. Then, it happened. I found SeaDreamStudio on Etsy and started browsing the designs in the store. There it was!! Exactly what I wanted! Not only is my favorite word in it, the image of the girl flying away on the bird just floored me. I had to have it and now it is mine. Thank you Dale!

Please take a look at my new banner and expect the image to appear all over my things soon!

I'm a happy girl today, flying on the little bird who will take me to places that I've dreamed of deep in my imagination :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Special 10/24/08

10% off entire store for today only! I'll refund your discount via PayPal. Please mention the blog sale in the comments to seller section during checkout... thanks!

Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Featured Etsy Seller - LookForFiddleheads

I had to feature this artist! I am in love with her unique, thought-provoking, green designs. Check out her store here

Mom, if you're reading this... hint, hint ;)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Special 10/17/08

Today you can get this necklace for $30 by mentioning this blog during checkout. I'll refund your $5 via PayPal. :)

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weekend Special

The economy is struggling which means we're all struggling. I thought I would help out by offering 10% off of everything in my store this weekend! If you decide on anything, just mention the blog in the comments to seller section and I'll either refund your 10% or send you a revised invoice. Whichever you prefer.

Thanks everyone!! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Special 10/10/08

This special will be for the Leafy Necklace featured in this pretty treasury made by monarchdancer. You can see her Etsy shop here.
You can have 10% off Leafy today. Just mention the blog sale in the comments to seller section during checkout and I'll send you a revised PayPal invoice.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

And the winner is...

Deena! Deena has won twice now... she must just know when to comment :)

Tune in next month... I'll be giving away the same thing. Thank you so much to everyone for participating!!

I've included a picture of my current favorite in my shop. You can find them here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yeah! Front Page

On a day where I can't take photos since my camera is broken... I made the front page. Yeah! It's the Ruby Red Jade Choker again :) Thank you shaydaun for making such a gorgeous treasury!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

October's Blog Giveaway

You choose again! Whoever wins this month will be able to choose either a wire wrapped pearl ring or a pair of sterling silver tag earrings :)

If you are interested in entering, just leave a comment to this post by Wed., 10/8/08 and on Thursday I will randomly draw a number and that person will win.

Thank you for playing this month! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Featured in an Etsy Article!

My earrings were featured in this Etsy article and it made the front page of Etsy! Thank you Etsy!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Meet Jester!

This is my latest one-of-a-kind piece called Jester! It's made with all vintage beads and pieces including vintage Millefiori red glass beads, marigold glass beads, green glass button and a micro mosaic clip on earring and a cloisonne egg. Amelia thought it looked like a Jester and I agree :)

Have a great week!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Special 9/26/08

This is the normal Friday special... today's deal will be on the Blue Moon Bracelet! You can have it for 20% off making it $16! If you decide on it, please wait for a revised invoice prior to paying. Just mention the Friday special in the comments to seller section that you'll see during the Etsy checkout process.

Have a great weekend! ;)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

SAS Sale for Thursday 9/25/08

Today you can get the Agate Slice Necklace and Earring Set for 20% off. This would look great over a turtleneck this fall and winter :) Your price is $40! Just mention that SAS sale in the comments to seller section during checkout and wait for a revised invoice from me.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SAS Sale for Wednesday 9/24/08

Today's Starving Artist's Sale (SAS) item of the day is this Turquoise Nugget Bracelet. If you purchase this, just mention the SAS in the comments to seller and wait for a revised invoice from me. The price today is 20% off making it $20 for you!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sad days at Etsy

Etsy has been having major problems with items getting exposure on the first pages of each category. This has caused a massive slow down in sales for many sellers on Etsy. I have applied at other venues and will let you know when those are up and running. In the meantime, until Etsy is better, I will be listing a sale... referred to as The Starving Artist Sale daily in this blog. I'll post a picture of the item that is on sale for the day and then it's up for grabs.

Today's special will be for Ripened Pods. These are marked $17 on Etsy... you can have them for $13.60 (20% off). Just mention this special in the comments to seller section during checkout and I'll send you a revised invoice with the discount.

Thanks for all of the support from my wonderful repeat customers. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for all of you.

With love and hope for a better Etsy tomorrow....


Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Special 9/19/08

Hi :) This special is good for today only and will be free shipping on these fall perfect vintage earrings! These can be found here. If you decide to grab these, just mention the blog and wait for a revised invoice from me prior to heading off to Paypal to pay.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nature Love Bracelet

I'm in love with this bracelet!! It's one of those that almost didn't make Etsy. I may have to make one for myself! :) In honor of Robin's eggs, flowers and tree bark... the Nature Love Bracelet.