Creativity abounding

Saturday, September 19, 2009
New necklace in the works. Don't even know the name of it yet. It stared as a matching piece to the Tears of Joy earrings but it's something else or it could go with it bu hmmm you decide.

Right now it's just a work in progress.

First pic is a not so good shot of the center drop beautiful faceted glass and an aquamarine Swarovski bead on Sterling silver wire. With glass pearls in cream.
Next up the stage right of the necklace with Czech glass oblong bead amoung the creamy pearls.

Lastly, the stage left of the necklace, variegated sizes of pearls with a Swarovski aquamarine bicone. It's just lovely.

Just bought a clasp off etsy to go with the necklace and i'm sure it will turn out to be just marvelous.

Work in progress...will post final pictures when the necklace is finally arranged.

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Creating new items

Friday, September 11, 2009
Very much on a turquoise and copper feel this week.

I'm calling the earrings and bracelet: Good Earth
I've got copper potato pearls and chocolate flat pearls with turquoise chunky beads. I have order the toggle claps and the beadalon copper wire to string it along with crimp tubes and all that jazz to finish it out.

Simple matching earrings with a turquoise bead and copper pearl. Simple but stunning. (will post earrings later)

Also made some gorgeous drop earrings I call them: Take the Plunge

They sit on silver chain 2.5 inches long and the faceted glass cubes are delicate, yet striking. This can be customized as well to any color. It looks like beautiful ice.

I also have a few ribbon bookmarks that are pretty.

Gilded Age
I love the dark copper beads and the gold tone carved bead. Great for any guy who wants to add some masculine bling to their book.

This one is called: Feelin' 80's. The shocking turquoise of the 80's is lovingly reflected here with pink ribbon and black beads. This would be great for any child of the 80's or any little girl with a good book. It's one of my daughter's favorites.


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Manor Hall Soap Company Review

Saturday, September 5, 2009
I love trying new products. especially from small companies that are family based. What a treat it is to purchase a product that is overseen with love and care. that is the impression you get from Manor Hall Soap Company.

Founded in 2004 and out of Massachusetts, Manor Hall Soap Company strives to provide their customers with soaps and skincare that is free of sulfates and parabens. They are a vegetarian company that strives to use plant based ingredients in their products.

Found them on a blog and they were having a major sale at the tiem so i decided it would be a great time to try some products.

I purchased the Natural Face Mask - Yogurt & Green Clay 4 oz jar, and the Natural Sulfate Free Shampoo - 8 fl oz For Dry Hair.

They were on sale so they were each about $2 cheaper than the regular price. My package came expediently and with free goodies..I got the Beam Me Up Spotty olive oil soap and a silver glittery nail brush.

The mask is great! I love that it is in powder form and i add water to it to make it a nice consistency for my face. That way i can go as heavy or as thin as i wish. The smell is like any clay mask and dries in under 10 min.

Wash off with warm water then follow up with a toner and my skin just feels great like a face lift. It's difficult to find a great mask for oily skin that doesn't break me out or dry meout later. This is great stuff. Highly recommend it for anyone iwth oily or acne prone skin.

The next item i bought the shampoo for dry hair. Packaged very nicely and the ingredients are simple:
Saponified oils of coconut and olive, glycerine, oleic acid and essential oils of geranium, peppermint and rosewood

This shampoo is wonderful my hair is hydrated. A little goes a long way and if you have curly hair like me it can weigh curls down if you use too much.

hair was hydrated and silky smooth. Happiness!

The soap bar, smelled heavenly. I could smell it when I opened my package.

Haven't used it yet but i plan to when i go to visit my parents late this month.

Overall experience with this company has been great. I look forward to making another purchase.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have entered the world of handmade crafts!

My new store on is sweet! Need a logo to be done but that is not difficult. My store name is going to be A Different Shade of Me. My colors will be Raspberry and a dark purple and gold. Lovin' it! The name is inspired by all the different ways a woman can choose to change her look. Since i do that with color a lot, i wanted to incorproate that and came up with shades of color and then the light bubl inmy head became ever so bright and the name to my store was born. why the choice of "Me" instead of "you"? I wanted to make it personal. Different Shades of You is like looking at the woman and it seemed so impersonal while A Different Shade of Me make it personal, like the product could reflect any mood at any given moment. So if i want to be elegant today there would be soemthing in my store to fit that shade or persona of a client. If she wants to reveal her bold side, then there would be soemthing to reflect that shade of her peronality. It's just wonderful.

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

I've already got items up and am planning to create some more. I also take custom orders for those who want soemthing unique or woudl like an item in a specific color to suit thier shade or desire of the moment or occassion ( like a wedding, quinceanera, sweet 16 etc) Stop by take a look and if anything fits your shade, make a purchase.

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