Friday, January 30, 2009


Valentines' Day is right around the corner. If you're looking for jewelry as a gift for your valentine, look no further! Members of the Artisan Beaders Street Team create high quality handcrafted jewelry, and items are on sale right now. Go HERE to check them out.
Remember, you will need to give yourself enough time to allow for shipping.
The Jewelry Box is offering 20% off Valentine jewelry.
Sale ends February 14th!

Brand Spankin New!

I write a weekly article on my team's blog every Friday that features new handcrafted jewelry and beads from team members. I love strolling through everyone's shops and drooling over all the pretties! You can read the article HERE and check out the new beauties for this week. All items are for sale and just waiting for a new home! Happy Friday & Happy Shopping!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Glass Artist Profile

I recently met a very talented glass artist that creates the most stunning pendants and jewelry with dichroic glass. Her name is Tanya Veit of A.A. Glass Art. Her talent for forming such artistic pendants is incredible! Here's a lil bit about her.

What is your first name, and how did you get started with your talent? My name is Tanya, and I have been artistically inclined since I was about 5 years old.

Where do you sell your lovely glass art? ArtFire shop: Ruby Lane shop:

What is your best seller item? Best sellers are my nature silhouette pendants:

Can you offer any advise for anyone that is just starting out with glass making? The best advice I can offer for glass artisans is don't by too many supplies and glass when starting out! Start with 2 or 3 colors and slowly incorporate new glass/supplies as you develope your technique. When I knew I wanted to do this for more than just a hobby, we spent $2000.00 dollars on glass and supplies at the glass store that we ended up not needing. Half of that is still sitting in the studio 5 years later!

And finally, what are your goals for your business? We are relocating to St. Petersburg Florida from Chicago. We plan to open a working studio and eventually teach by private instruction.

All the best to you Tanya! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Chocolate, Flowers, & Lace"

The Artisan Beaders Street Team is having a wonderful Valentine's Day Sale!
Go to and search "absteamsale" or just click here to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.
The Jewelry Box" is offering 20% off selected jewelry items.
Click here to see all sale items, already marked down for your convenience.
~This sale ends February 14th~ "Happy Valentines Day Shopping!"

Friday, January 9, 2009


I'm having a BOGO SALE on my ENTIRE Etsy shop! That's right! Each and every item is included with this sale. Just go to "The Jewelry Box", purchase any 1 item, and receive the 2nd item of equal or lesser value for half off. Same goes for a 3rd item, 4th item, 5th item, and so on! No need for a discount code...just put in your order, wait to pay, and I will do the rest for you. Ends January 17th! So what are you waiting for? Happy Shopping!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy B-Day James!

I wanted to give a shout out to my awesome son, James for his #26th birthday!
Happy Birthday James!!! Wishing you love, happy times, and all the success in the world!
(psst...that's me with James when he was a lil guy)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

It's a new year...a time for new beginnings...a time for new starts. I still can't belive it's 2009!! My resolution this year is to not have any resolutions. I have goals that I want to achieve, and I know resolutions are goals, but I'm not gonna put so much pressure on myself. I'll be 47 this year, and all I want to do is enjoy life for a change and try new things. I want to spend more time with my hubby, my son, my daughter-in-law, my MIL, my FIL. I want to go camping more and explore nature. I want to try new techniques where my jewelry is concerned. You will see more wire in my jewelry pieces this year....and rings too! Anyway....I'm going to take each day as it comes and try to greet it the best way I can. :D about you? Want to start the new year winning these fabulous earrings? can! Just go to the Artisan Beaders Blog, read the details, and leave your comment. It's that easy! These lovely earrings are handmade by Creative Treasures by Donna.
Whatever you plan for 2009, remember to stop and smell the roses sometimes! :D