Saturday, November 28, 2009

There's still time...

to shop Artbead's storewide "3 Day After Thanksgiving Sale" and save 20% with orders of $60 or more! With Christmas being less than 30 days away, this is a great time to take advantage of this awesome sale. Enter this code,  SCW20P-ATS, at checkout to enjoy the savings. Oh, did I mention it's "StoreWide?" :)

These adorable angel earrings are just one of many Holiday Kits from Artbeads.
I love this Journal Kit! Another easy & fun project to make or give as a holiday gift.

If you're undecided as to what to make for gift giving this year, check out the Christmas Jewelry/Craft Ideas section. It's full of ideas and free designs with step by step instructions and a materials list. Whatever your craft is, is the best place to shop & save!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Apron Giveaway

That's right! "Over The Top Aprons" is sponsoring an apron giveaway on TAG "The Apron Goddesses." The lucky winner will receive the sweetest polka dot two-layered skirt apron I've ever seen! comes with a long black sash too! So adorable! For all the details on entering this fabulous apron giveaway and how to earn more than just one entry, head over to TAG. You never may just win! And you might end up doing some holiday shopping when you see all the wonderfully designed aprons at Over The Top Aprons. ;)

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Friday the 13th!

According to, Friday the 13th happens at least once, but no more than 3 times a year. And that is because when a month begins on a Sunday, then you can expect the 13th to fall on a Friday. This has already happened this year (3 times) for the months of February and March, and now November. You won't see it happen 3 times again till the year 2012. 

Also, according to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" superstition before the 19th century. The earliest known documented reference in English occurs in an 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini: Rossini was surrounded to the last by admiring and affectionate friends; and if it be true that, like so many other Italians, he regarded Friday as an unlucky day, and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died. Spooky!

To me, Friday the 13th is just like another day, but for some reason, it always seems to be a good day for me. Sometimes I even have some good luck, like the $50 check I received in the mail today from WOOT!! I love that kind of good luck! ;) If you want to see more of my jewelry, you can check out my shop on Twolia here. Whatever Friday the 13th means to you, if it means anything at all, I hope you have a happy day! dig out some of my scary movies for tonight! :O

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sharing the Savings

I don't know about you, but when I'm shopping for beads or supplies for my jewelry making, I love a discount! And I'm very happy to share with you an exclusive coupon code for 10% Off at WOOT!!  "I'll wait for you grab a pen or pencil."
Artbeads Jewelry Supplies
Ready? The coupon code is SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0424. It's good till the end of the year and doesn't require any minimum order. How cool is that?!  Be sure to tell your friends and family, and have fun shopping and saving at! AND... for more specials and coupons, sign up for their newsletter. 

Exclusive Coupon Code expires 12/31/09. Happy Shopping and don't forget to follow my blog and sign up for my monthly newsletter to the right of this post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Little Black Box

The Little Black Box's for November go on sale November 6th, and if you're one of the lucky buyers this month, you'll receive a cute handmade "Holiday Charm Ring" from The Jewelry Box

I made a total of 30 charm rings with silver wire and embellished them with swarovski crystals in Emerald, Moonlight, and Fiery Red Hyacinth, silver wreaths, silver stars, and silver bells. And yes, the bell charms make the lil tinkling sound. They are adjustable to fit all sizes too. Each ring comes in it's own ribbon pouch (handmade by me) then wrapped with either red or green tissue paper in the form of an envelope. They turned out really cute and would make great stocking stuffers for Christmas this year. I have a few extra charm rings and plan to list them in my etsy shop soon. To see who's in the November boxes and to get a peek at what you will get, click here. I'm the 16th seller on the page. Oh, I almost forgot, the boxes cost $17.00. Not bad considering everything you get! Go to The Little Black Box for more information.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Featured on Beader's Showcase

I woke up this morning to find "Gwyneth" (one of my handmade bracelets) featured in this week's showcase on the Beader's Showcase. A really nice way to start my Monday! I found Beader's Showcase around a month ago from a friend's blog. I was impressed with the layout of the site and what they do there, so I registered right away. It's not a selling site. Just like their logo states, it is  "A place for all beaders to showcase their creations." And that's exactly what it is! The owners are a sweet couple and very nice. In fact, everyone I've met there is nice and always willing to help. I love that! Besides posting your creations, you can join different groups, post & view tutorials/videos, make comments, build your own page, and lots of other cool stuff. They even host events and treasure hunts from time to time. If this is something you're looking for, sign up and add me as a friend. My page is here.

I feel blessed and honored to be in the showcase this week and to be part of a community that brings beaders together.
Many heartfelt thanks to Jeff & Ann @ Beader's Showcase!