Dec 17, 2009

you give, and you get

wow!! i just won a giveaway for a fabulous $40 gift certificate for the Etsy store DiningOut - it was kindly hosted by DesignStyleGuide, an excellent blog for making your life infinitely more trendy and fashionable!

i have been drooling at all the items on here, somehow trying to pick out which ones i loved more... the embroidery work is so fantastic, and cute! the pillowcases are adorable, the giraffe ones were my favorite. or the shrimp ones... or the bird in a tree...

well, you can see how hard it was, right? in the end, i picked out a lovely linen towel with a poetic message in pink on it (i want my son to enjoy this one), and some beautiful damask hand towels, and am hoping that they can be custom made to be black and white! they will probably be the most refined items in my house, certainly in my bathroom... wow, slowly but surely i might become a civilized human being. thank you so much for this lovely surprise!

happy happy joy joy!! and happy holidays to everyone 8)

Dec 13, 2009

Awesome Holiday Giveaway

there's another awesome giveaway going on right now, hosted by Design Style Guide. actually, it's more like 13 giveaways. irresistible, right? i'm showing you some image samples of some of the many items that you could get if you win one of these gift certificate giveaways.

How to Enter:
To enter this fantastic giveaway – all you need to do is go to the Design Style Guide website and post a link to one item you liked in your comment on their giveaway page. One post about the listing you chose and you are entered into the drawing!!!

For extra entries: Would you like to increase your chances of winning? Here are a couple of ways to do that!

1: Blog about Design Style Guide website or this giveaway with a link to this post and leave a comment on their site with the url of your blog post.

2: Follow DSG on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Leave ONE individual comment on their site that you have tweeted. (though you can retweet as many times as you want!)

see, now if you do all of this you will increase your chances of winning (and decrease mine, argh!).

Nov 30, 2009


ok! i finally managed to capture a few decent photos of this lovely, bold pair of sequin earrings that i am giving away to one lucky winner! this delightful pair is made of copper toned wire, yellow/red glass seed beads, and sequins of golden yellow, aqua blue, and metallic red. they are just over 2.5" long. make a statement for the holidays! i will be collecting entries into an actual bowl - to be drawn on December 5th, 2009 (yep, just a few days away). there are several ways to get your name in there multiple times - see rules below. the one thing i ask, for the sake of accuracy, is that you comment HERE with all you have done, links, posts, etc. yay!

rules of the giveaway:

1. twitter my giveaway! you get one entry per daily tweet - please comment here with a link so i can check. here's my twitter link:

2. follow my twitter and my blog! one entry each (please comment on here as well, just so i can keep accurate track).

3. fan my facebook page (one entry - please comment on here about it too):

4. post this giveaway on your blog - ten entries per blog post! again, please comment here with your link (and i will follow your blog too, if i am not already doing so)!

thanks for checking this out!

Nov 29, 2009

incoming GIVEAWAY!

i've been watching (and submitting for) many giveaways on Twitter and blogs galore. 'tis the season to give, right? i've tried compiling a list of giveaways on my blog, mostly by asking my fellow tweeters to message me about their promos, though the response has been less than stellar (in fact, non-existent!). the only way i can find these out is to hunt for them myself, but that is very time consuming! let's face it, giveaways are a great way to spread the word about what crafters create, and it gives us the opportunity to have others do some advertising for us. so in the spirit of capitalising on the season, i will be having a giveaway of my own in the next couple of days. check back soon so you can see what i've picked out!

Nov 23, 2009

holiday promos by fellow artists!

as a fellow crafter and quasi-closeted socialist, i am moved to help promote other handy dandies out there with their giveaways. so much so that i am willing to fight Blogger in order to somehow make a nice list for my readers to peruse and dig into. i already have, and will continue to do so! so keep in mind as you read these - i am your competition for all these goodies. muahahahaaaaa! yum. if you are a fellow crafter with an awesome giveaway you want to promote, please comment on here and let me know! 

now without further ado:

Win One Free Year of Soap!! This deal is so tasty that whoever wins it might be tempted to eat themselves with glee. Handcrafted Soap by DeShawn Marie is offering this promo on their blog, and adding entries to their giveaway if you help spread the word about it, AND their monthly soap club. Don't forget to comment on their blog to link to your posting and let them know you're helping them out! The more you tweet, follow, link, and promote, the more entries you get!

Free earrings giveaway! Divine3 Designs, a beautiful handcrafted jewelry artist, is giving away a pair of delightful sterling silver and pearl earrings (please see pic), and the details of how you can enter can be found on their blog!

No, they are not really cupcakes - these are bath fizzies!!! Bath fizzies!! BATH!! FIZZIES!!! In other words, food for your skin and your soul. Made by Dirty Laundry, a multi-talented crafter who also sews fabulous garb. The details for entering this awesome giveaway are on their blog. Help her promote, so she will do more of these giveaways - it is for the good of all!!

Nov 18, 2009

loopy for hoopy!

ok, i am seriously obsessed with creating jewelry with hoops. geometry was always my best math subject! so lately i have been wire wrapping funky color bead combinations into handmade shapes of various sorts, making pendants, earrings, necklaces.... here are some photos as samples of what is currently for sale in my stores. seriously, i put the "O" in OCD.


Nov 17, 2009

oh the pressure!

so my mom-in-law wanted me to make some earrings for 5 of her coworkers. she gave me their descriptions and a little bit of their personalities, and i made, made, made! here's what i cam up with in the last week... whatever she doesn't purchase is up for grabs on my store sites.

because Blogger is still a pain in my ass, and i can only create decent looking tables on this website if i do some crazy HTML modifications i don't have time for, i will just post the pics below and hope to the goddess the format doesn't suckle the marrow out of life, or eyeballs, or design-sensitive people.

Nov 14, 2009

rings and things

oh my god, this Blogger website is retarded. i've been updating photos and uploading into default Blogger web albums, and for some reason, i cannot directly link to them THRU Blogger. i really wish i could bitch slap some people upside the head. so many deserving folk go unabused. yes, i am a chipper crafter. well, flaming bling comes with an equally flaming attitude - touche!

so without further ado, these are some pics of some of my cocktail rings that have been recently listed on my Etsy page. i am working on listing on another site, 1000Markets, but have not yet been approved. i have different rings listed on there than on the Etsy site, to avoid possible redundancies. believe me, i cannot re-create these rings, tho i can aim to make similar ones - maybe! i make a lot of these with whatever fabulous odds'n'ends beads i have left.

now i must spend the rest of my day networking on Twitter, this blog, Etsy, and other jewelry websites. because this is my full time, currently non-paying job, for which i neglect my kid and hubby! hey, at least jewelry doesn't sass back and throw stuff. ugh. humans.