Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 74: Coffee Goats Milk Soap

What an invigorating way to wake up your skin! This soap is made from clean coffee grounds and goats milk soap base. This soap is great for the upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 73: Upcycled Keepsake Pouch

So this is my favorite project so far.  I found this recycled fabric at Joanns so I was using it to line a change purse.  But I really liked the pattern so I thought I should make a couple of these on the side for future uses.  They are a bit stiff but they are great for purses.

Day 72: Pink Satin Keepsake Pouch

I originally created these pouches for customers so that their item can be considered gift packaged.  I made a bunch of these in advance since I hate doing them immediately after I get an order.  I decided to use pink satin fabric since I was running low and I thought it would be great if I had these on hand. I used ribbons as strings so it is a drawstring pouch. You can keep small items in here from glitter (don't ask why) to buttons or just coins.

Day 71: Pink Mirage Change Purse

Today I decided to work on a personal project.  A coin purse that I have been using for two years was starting to exhibit signs of wear and tear.  I tried to take the zipper off of it but it kind of crumbled.  So I bought a Fat Quarter  and some zippers from Joann and made my own coin purse.  It came out great and for the lining I used the recyclable fabric used to make shopping bags.

Day 70: Black and Red Slim Bracelet

This was probably my second most favorite item that I have created so far.  This bracelet is made with red acrylic beads and black seed beads.  This bracelet is sexy enough for a night on the town but subtle enough for a day in the office.

Day 69 : Green Orb Gold Earrings

With the bountiful amount of supplies I purchase on Black Friday I decided to put a pair of beads to rest.  So these glass beads with gold wire wrapped around them have been in my jewelry box since I started my Etsy account.  I could not find anything to make them into since it was gold and all of my fixtures are silver.  So I deliberately purchased some gold earwires and headpins.  But the only thing I needed to make these beads were some .45mm wire, crimp tubes and some gold earwires.  Use some glass faux pearls and you have a very elegant pair of earrings.  I intend to give them to my twin sister for Christmas!

Day 68: Color Ring Earrings

As I continue to learn how to use jump rings I work on using colors.  I used small 6-8mm multi colored jump rings.  Each earring has four jump rings.  Eyepins are used to latch the jump rings to earwires with green and purple glass beads in the middle.

Day 67: Porcelain Chain Gang Earrings

As I try to work with jump rings I learned that they can be made into earrings instead of spacers.  These ones I have looped 8-9mm metal jump rings together and then inserted two blue and red porcelain beads.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday / Cyber Monday BASH!

Hello All

I took a break from the blog but no worries I will update soon!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 66: Tastefully Teal Bracelet

I made this bracelet for my sister after she told me she broke her favorite bracelet.  I used smoked teal glass beads and plastic pearls.  I used metal bead caps as spacers and toggle and clasp for the bracelet. Surprisingly this is an exact match for the tastefully teal earrings.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 65: Porcelain Butterfly Bracelet

Very similar to the earrings this bracelet is made with porcelain glass encased beads and plastic pearl beads.  This bracelet is has metal wire and has a toggle and clasp to close it.  I will post the specs later on.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 64: Porcelain Butterflies Earrings

These earrings are made from porcelain painted beads and plastic pearl beads.  The headpins are metal and the earwires (aka hooks) are made from surgical steel.  These earrings are one inch long (2.5cm) and very lightweight.

Day 63: Burgundy Pink and Gold Bracelet

For starters this bracelet was so big I could not get a clear picture.  This bracelet is so big I was almost able to fit both my wrists inside of it.  I feel as if I am setting up a series of yo mama jokes, but seriously this was my first attempt at making a bracelet.  I over measured my wrist assuming that I could somehow hide the rest, I was just too excited to use that wire that has been sitting in my jewel box.  I used this bag of glass beads I found at Joanns. Some of the beads have a floral glaze while others are just covered in glitter or flecks of white paint.  I can not sell this bracelet in good faith so I am going to buy a box, put in the matching earrings I did not want to sell, place it in a box, and mail it to a relative a few days before Christmas.  It's nice to give away stuff you do not need!

Day 62: Pink Drops Hoops Earrings

As I journey through the world of aluminum wire I am very intrigued with the results.  After bending the wire I filled the middle with tiny wooden beads and two stone beads.  The stone beads  insidestf look like they have a piece of multi colored  elbow macaroni nestled in between.  Can't give the measurements now but the earrings are about over an inch tall. I will most likely not sell these, but I will keep them in my private collection!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 61: Swimming in Pink Bracelet

This bracelet is very small but custom orders can be made.  This bracelet measures 6 inches long and fits sizes 5-5.5.  This bracelet is made with pink rose glass beads, pink rose coral nuggets, and neon pink howlite beads.  There is a kitty mermaid in between each howlite bead.  This bracelet is for kids as well as teenagers.  To seal this bracelet a toggle and clasp must be put together, this is easy to complete by oneself.  This would be great for kids as they learn how to  wear jewelry.

For More information or to purchase this item CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 60 : Porcelain Purple Bracelet

This bracelet is actually a follow up to a pair of earrings I made nearly a month ago.   The bracelet is made from porcelain hand painted beads and plastic pearl beads. There is a toggle clasp to fasten the bracelet on your arm.
This bracelet is 8 inches ( 20.32cm)  long.  it fits any wrist up to 8 inches. This bracelet is great for weddings and can readjust to any size up to 8.  After size  8 it will be considered a custom order

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 59: Green Tiny Teddies

These cuties are glass teddy bears.  They are golden yellow.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks. These earrings are adorable and they are great for kids

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 58: Golden Yellow Tiny Teddies

These cuties are glass teddy bears.  They are golden yellow.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks. These earrings are adorable and they are great for kids

Day 57: Tibet Silver Chandelier Earrings

These earrings are made from tibet silver and swarovski crystals (white and rondelle multicolored.) Subtle tones that are great for the office.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 56: Legalize it Swarovski Crystal Hoops

These earrings although modest carry a bold statement.  Made with 20 gauge silver hoops these earrings are almost an inch long excluding the Cannabis charm.  The silver hoops are covered in green and white swarovski crystals and midway between these beads there is a tibetan silver 420 leaf.  These earrings are great for a night on the town.

To Purchase this item or for More Information, CLICK HERE!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 55: Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Guest Soap

I have finally heeded the request of an etsy member and decided to do the obvious: scent the pumpkins with a pumpkin flavor.  They smell so yummy its almost like there is a real pie in your home.  Each pumpkins weighs .5 ozs and is made from a glycerin base.

For More Information or to Purchase this Item CLICK HERE!

Day 54: Yellow Teddy Bear Earrings

These adorable earrings are great for kids. They are pale yellow with a white glass bead on top.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks.

Day 53: Blue Teddy Bear Earrings

These cuties are glass teddy bears.  They are almost a powder blue with a sky blue glass bead on top.  The headpins are silver plated ball pins and the earwires are silver plated metal hooks. These earrings are adorable and they are great for kids

Day 52: Wood and Cowrie Shell Hoops

I have decided to go small with these earrings. I was trying to practice and see what it would be like to use small beads for a small hoop.  I intend to do something like this again but with swarovski crystals and maybe a charm.  I used 20 gauge silver wire.  I then threaded the wire with some tiny wooden beads.  I then used a metal jump ring and looped a cowrie shell and inserted it into the hoop earring.  I used silver plated metal earwires.  These earrings go well with a lot of stuff.

Day 51: Agate and Pearl Earrings

These earrings are a pair of dangles I made, yes I have gone back to dangles.  These earrings are about an inch long.  We use metal headpins and metal bead caps as the base of the earrings.   A smoky agate bead is sandwiched in between two metal bead caps. On the edge of each bead cap is a pearl. The earwires are made from silver plated metal.  These earrings are gorgeous and can go with almost everything.

Day 50: Legalize it Hoop Earrings

What a way to celebrate the 50th day of this post than with an colorful product.  I have created a pair of Marijuana earrings.  The hoop is made from silver and has multi-colored glass beads.  The Cannabis charms in the middle of each earrings are made from Tibetan silver. The jump rings used for the cannabis charms and the earwires are hypoallergenic.  The earwires are made from surgical steel.  I have been meaning to make these earrings for a long time but was going to use a different kind of beads.  These earrings go very well with jeans.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 49: Pink Satin Pouch

For some reason this bag is showing up as orange.  Hopefully with the daylight I can take a better picture.  This item is a small pouch.  I usually make these when I sell  earrings.  Its great because they ensure that they do not get damaged during shipping.  Plus when the seller receives it they can use it for loose change, make up, and many other items.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 48: Strawberries and Champagne Soap

  Just made some strawberries and champagne flavored soap.  It is a 4 oz bar and smells absolutely wonderful. Used a little bit of dye and fragrance.

Day 47: Sunburst Wooden Earrings

Today we are going to have a late post.  These earrings I just created and they are definitely one of my favorites for all the wooden earrings that I have made.  These earrings start out with silver covered metal headpins.  Metal painted ball beads are placed at the base.  I then use wooden block beads that are designed with a sunburst on each bead.  In between each wooden beads are orange glass beads.  I used surgical steel earwires. These earrings are absolutely gorgeous with dreadlocks and goes well with earth tones.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 46: Double Pink Coral and Howlite Earrings


So today I have decided to go  for a more bold option.  These earrings are made from Neon pink Howlite beads in the middle and on each end there are pink rose coral nugget beads.  The headpins are made from silver plated metal and the earwires are made from surgical steel.  These earrings are perfect for a night out and are great for teenagers and young adults. These earrings are  1 1/2 inch long (4cm) and  weight .05 ounces (15g)

Day 45: Burgundy Dangle Earrings

For Day 45 I have created a very simple pair of earrings. These earrings are beautiful simple burgundy glass beads.  These earrings are 1/2 inch long ( 1cm) and weighs .01oz  (4g).  The headpins used are silver painted ball pins and the earwires are sterling silver plated. They are very modest and go very well with  jeans.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hello All,

Today to kick off the Holiday shopping season I want to enact a coupon code for my Etsy store.  FREE SHIPPING on ALL earrings on my account for the Month of November.  Use the code:FREESHIP4EARS at checkout.

Thank you and Happy Shopping.