Thursday, November 20, 2008

I've found my niche

I have been trying so hard to find what will sell on Etsy...I make earrings, bracelets, key chains, phone charms, necklaces and guitar pick jewelry, and I've come to the conclusion that Guitar pick necklaces are the fastest sellers I've made! I have one guitar pick necklace that sells more than all the rest and that's the cross guitar pick necklace! The most popular one is the one in the picture above. I sold four guitar pick necklaces yesterday, two of which were the exact same one as the picture above, so I guess I will try to keep at least one of those guitar pick necklaces in my shop all the time! Sounds like a winner! =)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cloisonne Butterfly Bookmark

Here is a listing I have on Etsy at , it's for a beautiful blue Cloisonne beaded butterfly bookmark. I decided to let the bookmark speak for itself!
I am a beautiful silver metal butterfly and my creator made me with gorgeous blue and white flowered cloisonne beads to make me special! I would really look sharp adorning on of your favorite books that you love to read! I'd just love to help you keep your place and save you from having to bend your precious book pages!
The bookmark that I hang from is a beautiful curvy 6 inches long and I just know you'd love me if you decided to adopt me!
Who could resist bringing that sweet butterfly bookmark into their home?

Butterfly Bookmarks Make Great Gifts

I've been thinking about gift giving and I thought to myself, "What would make a great gift and still have a reasonable price tag attached?" I came up with a great idea...Butterfly Bookmarks! I've just listed 2 new butterfly bookmarks in my Etsy shop called , and I really think that they would make a perfect gift for a teacher, just to let them know you appreciate them...or a friend!
My favorite butterfly bookmark is my black beaded wire mesh butterfly bookmark! It's so different than anything I've ever seen before!
Everyone loves to have a nice bookmark to keep there spot in there favorite book! Nobody likes to read a book that someone has bent the pages down trying to keep their place, it looks really shabby. Keep your books looking like new, try one of my butterfly bookmarks! And like I said before, butterfly bookmarks make great gifts for Christmas presents Birthday gifts or just letting someone know you care about them!

Who will love me for me?

That's a line from a song that I love so dearly; it's called "Love Me" and it's written and sang by JJHeller. She a Christian artist that I've been following for the last few years. I think she's become one of my favorite female Christian artist and I just wish she could catch a break and have the radio stations play some of her music, especially K-LOVE!
JJHeller has such a unique voice and her words form a very real message to the listener, one that is very heart felt! I find myself in tears so often as I listen to some of her songs! I'd have to say that my favorite one is the song "Love Me"...mostly because it shows how most of us want to be loved, no matter what we've done wrong or how unlovable we may seem. There is "One" who will love us no matter what we look like or what we've done in our past and that is God! The following is a YouTube video taken of JJHeller singing that song. Just listen to it and you will see why I love her singing so much! She is soooo sincere!
She's got some other songs that are really wonderful too; you can check her out on YouTube, but here are a few examples of her music.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Found the Deal of the Century Today

I found the deal of the Century today!!! I went to lunch with the hubby and I decided to drop my my favorite thrift store to see if there were any treasures there...sure enough...after skimming through some dresses that would never fit me...I waltzed of to the furniture section to see if there was anything there there that would float my boat...and sure enough there it was...a real wood maple full sized student desk!!! You'll never guess in a million years how much I paid for I'll tell was only, get this.....99 Cents!!!! That's right, less than $1.00!!!! Can you believe it? Even the knobs on the desk are worth more than 99 Cents!!!
So that tops my all time record of best deals, which was $24.99 for a working Kitchen Aide mixer! Before that my best deal was a full business sized Oak desk for $5.00!
I sometimes wonder if God is directing me to these specific thrift stores, just to bless me! God knows how much I looooove to shop!!! =)
Well....I am sooo happy about my new maple desk, has a few scratches on it, but i could be refinished and be worth a bunch more than I paid for it! I'm really happy with it just the way it is! =)
So if you feeling bored...check out your local thrift store, because you just never know what kind of treasure you may stumble upon! =)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Support Our New President

I have chosen to remove all of my post about Obama vs. McCain from my blogpost, due to the fact that I want to be a good American Citizen and support our new President, just as John McCain said we should do!
We are all Americans and we need to pray for our President. We must lay aside our differences and throw our support behind our new President and at least give him a chance to prove himself!
I appreciate all of those who posted comments on my previous blogs about the elections, and I hope you are o.k. with the fact that I want to stay on a positive note, in hopes that it will help all of us become one Nation, not a Divided Nation!
So whenever you think about it, pray for the President! It will help our Nation become stronger and live up to our name...'The United States of America!"

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Newest Guitar Pick Bracelet

I was recently contacted by a very nice person on Etsy and she requested that I design a guitar pick bracelet that she could purchase. She asked me to make a guitar pick bracelet, much like the guitar pick necklace that I make, with the sparkle cross on the guitar pick.
I went right to work and created this guitar pick bracelet! I took 5 pictures of it and then went to my Etsy site,, and I posted it reserved for this woman; well she bought it right away! I guess she liked the guitar pick bracelet I created! I liked it so well, I think I'll create more guitar pick bracelets to sell in my shop!
I know a lot of teen girls and guys that would love to wear a guitar pick bracelet along with their guitar pick necklace. I would like to make myself a set that matches!
Even though I make jewelry, you'd be surprised, I really don't make myself a ton of things! It seems that every time I create something new, I think to myself..."Oooh...that will sell!"
There are so many things in my shop that I'd love to own myself...well...maybe some day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well...we have a new President!

I woke up to the news that Barack Obama has become our new President!
I know there are many people who are thrilled....but I'm not quite sure what to think. In a way I'm happy because he will be great with talking to the foreign power leaders that may be causing us issues in the future. He has a better handle on his temper than McCain would have. I didn't really like the idea of searching out my own insurance, which was McCain's plan....but I did love McCain's stance on the life of the unborn child! Each man had his strengths, but each one also had his problems. There really was no perfect choice this time.
I just pray that it all works out alright...I know ultimately God is in control!