Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

Today is the big party day--Woot! I hope everyone has a very fun and very safe New Year's Eve!

I bought a little dress, some strappy shoes, and even a swanky wrap ;) Needless to say, I am ready to have a great time!

I hope we all have a very fabulous 2009, and I hope your 2008 was great too!

Let's all remember to live, laugh, and love as hard as we can!

Pictured above: Live, Laugh, Love-Set of Three Stacking Rings in Sterling Silver

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Day Before New Year's Eve....

And I finally worked something new into the shop before 2009! Yay!

These are fabulous! They are the Chelsea hoops - LARGE and in charge. They are about 2 and 1/4" across, but have posts so they are sturdy in your ears.

And right now I am offering them at an introductory price, so hurry in to my shop!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Ho Ho Ho To You!

Twas the night before Christmas......and I am still at work--ACK!

I am worried about a few packages that have not been delivered yet - one was guaranteed over-night delivery.

Yes, there are things I will do different next year.

Anyway, I am going to leave my studio here in the next few minutes and try to enjoy my Christmas!

If you are in need of any last minute gifts, let me suggest gift certificates! I will email the picture for you to print out and then give you a secret code for your loved one to use to redeem them treasures.

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

I have been crazy busy and I am still stressing about the post office delivering everything on time!

I did take a moment today to make something new to give my niece for Christmas. I hope she likes it! I went ahead and listed it in my shop and one sold right away! Totally unexpected!

Custom Initial Charm Necklace

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

To keep, or not to keep?

I am sure this happens a lot, but I am in a pickle. I really want this necklace, but I really need to sell it.

Sure, I could make another, but it will never be just like this one!

So I decided that I will list thin in my shop, as the Sterling Rose, and after awhile, if it does not sell, then it is mine!

So, I guess the question is, how long do I wait? It just sits there, taunting me!

Have a great Monday, everyone!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Experiments In Brass

Today I found a sheet of brass and decided to play!

The result? The Brass Rose Necklace!

I really like it, and I think I will also make a sterling silver one. I would love your feedback!



Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday, What A Fun Day!

Now it is another Monday, but before that, it was Sunday!

I love Sundays anyway, but this one was extra special :)

Why? Because when I got the Sunday paper, I saw my very own hand on the front page! Then I saw my mug on the front page of the Lifestyles section! Yay!

Humberto Martinez, a features reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise, wrote a great article on local artisans and how they are utilizing Etsy to sell their crafts ( photos by Guiseppe Barranco). I was one of the lucky Southeast Texans to be included. Check it out:

Click here for the full article :)

I think it is so fabulous because most people I talk to around here have never even heard of Etsy. I am hoping that this article will move them to check it out and buy more handmade this Christmas.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

To all my American friends, happy Thanksgiving! I sure hope everyone eats responsibly!

I would like to take a moment to introduce my newest ring, The Butterfly Ring:

I think it is cute and I am wearing one myself right now!

She is made completely of sterling silver and can be made in any size. I will only be making about 8 of them, so it is a limited edition.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Gobble Gobble,


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What a day!

Good Tuesday morning!

Yesterday was such a wild day. I had so much work to do, which I love, and I also got interviewed for a story on Etsy by our local paper, The Beaumont Enterprise.

If that wasn't cool enough, I also got to experience a "photo shoot" for the story. I even had two minutes for hair and make-up to prepare! Ha ha, I am worried about those pictures ;)

I will definitely post the story here when it comes out.

Have a great day!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Have a great weekend!

Hi, everyone!

My in-laws are in town and I will be running around all day!

I hope you all are having a great Saturday!

If you are looking for some Christmas gifts, or you just appreciate beautiful jewelry, check out my shop.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Gifts For Men

Looking for something for that special man in your life? I know how frustrating it can be! So please allow me to make some suggestions.

Below is my Alison Ring. Girly name, but men have bought them and it looks super sexy on them!

Here is my Galaxy Bracelet. This cuff has a unique look and looks great on a man's wrist!

Maybe your man has simple tastes? No problem, how about a simple, yet elegant, hammered silver band?

Cuff links are always an option! How about a pair with his initials?

Here is another simple hammered band. This one is thicker, but not as wide. Check it out!

How about these gorgeous hammered cuff links?

Check out my shop, A Blond And A Torch, for more great gift ideas!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hi, everyone!

I have been trying very hard to get my photos on track. I bought some new lights and my husband set up my new "photo station" with a tripod and everything!

Here are a couple of examples of my newest pictures, I would love some feedback!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

There are so many things to be thankful for, but I will only list a few.

I am so very thankful for my family's love and health.

I am thankful that I have such great friends that make each day just a little more fun.

I am thankful that I live in a free country.

Have you stopped today and thought of a few things you are truly thankful for?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Can you believe this is the last day of October? I can't!

Christmas will be here soon and so will my one year Etsy anniversary, January 13. It has got me thinking about changes I would like to make.

One thing I am going to do if phase out my gold-filled jewelry and stick with sterling and fine silver. I just prefer to work with it and I prefer the look of it.

For now, let's take a look at the gold-filled items I am currently offering because once they're gone, they're gone!

Today only: Put BOO! in the message to seller box and receive 10% off any one item in my shop.

UPDATE: This beautiful necklace just sold to a lovely lady in New York!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Faux Bois

Good morning!

This is the new Faux Bois Bangle and I *love* it!

I just listed it in my shop last night and fifteen minutes later, I had sold my first one! I know she is going to love it because I love mine. I just need to make it some friends! I am thinking about offering them in a set as well.

Look to my shop in the coming weeks for more new designs!

Have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008