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Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Week - New Sales, new listing...and "Happy" (??) Valley??

EBTW is BACK! etsyBEAD's Theme of the Week is back this week with "Pearls, Please!" (I actually was the lucky theme selector :-) )....which means LOTS of pretty pearls at special sale prices THIS week ONLY in the shop. You can find them all in the "EBTW" section. And how wonderful for Buckeye fans - some of the Buckeye Nation items are included!

Here's a peek at just a few of the specials you'll find:
~Buckeye Nation Jasper Necklace.............~Ruby Wore Red Earrings...... ~Black Is Back Necklace
BUCKEYE NATION JASPER NECKLACE Ruby Wore Red Earrings Black is Back Necklace

Autumn has arrived in full beauty and was worth the wait, I think - despite some rainy days, the cool sunny color-filled fall is wonderful to enjoy. My newest earrings are inspired by our tree (you might recall my earlier post about this) holding tight to its leaves as autumn moves in...
~Last Leaves
Last Leaves Earrings

And finally.....really now, "Happy Valley???" I think not.......Woo-Hoo.....GO BUCKS!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Only one more shopping day left on the etsyBEAD Holiday Kick-Off Sale -- sale specials expire at midnight tomorrow night (Saturday), so don't delay! Check out the shop now for those items you've had your eye on and get them now at a great savings! The more you buy, the more you save! Details on the sale are posted in the shop announcements.

Just listed these new time for the sale, too! Take a peek and see what you think!

~Pacific Blues

Pacific Blues Earrings

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This 'lil guy is called the "etsy dude" and he is the mascot of a new website called "" where you can "pledge" to buy handmade for the holidays and ask others to do the same for how cool is that!!!! The site went live yesterday and as of just a few minutes ago has over 1200 pledges globally -- I'm pledge #451, in case you're interested :-). Artists and buyers alike are pledging and it's so awesome to read the quotes - a real movement afoot! I encourage you to check it out, and even more so, I urge you to take the pledge and forward the site to those who "shop" for you.

from the ~BUY HANDMADE site:

Why buy handmade?

Buying handmade is better for people, better for the environment, and better for giving truly special and well-crafted gifts. The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us all dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Buying handmade helps them reconnect.

We encourage all consumers to be aware of the social and environmental implications of their purchases.

I am sure the "etsy dude" would wish you all - Peace....

Sunday, October 21, 2007


It's started! The etsyBEAD Holiday Sale is official - now through this Saturday, October week only! BIG savings (see flyer posted below for details or check out my shop page) in over 50 participating etsyBEAD shops. It's the PERFECT time to do your holiday shopping or to pick up those items you've had your eye at a real savings!

Don't forget....put "etsyBEAD" in the "notes to seller" and select "other" for your payment method; then proceed through the checkout process and WAIT for a revised invoice showing the new sale total. Feel free to email me if you have any questions ( and happy shopping!

It was definitely another "kick-off" Saturday yesterday as we were glued to the television for football -- GO BUCKS!!! Whew! That was a bit scary, but, hey, a little pressure is good for the character, right guys - and I'm sure Coach Jim will be having a few "words" to get them prepped for Penn State this Saturday....wonder if he'll borrow any from Woody's speech in the video above?

Another beautiful fall day - and we made a quick trip to a local orchard yesterday before the game - so I think perhaps an apple pie may be in order this afternoon! Yum!

Friday, October 19, 2007

etsyBEAD Holiday Kick-off Sale.......Soccer Season Closes

Just a couple of days away....Sunday is the start of etsyBEAD's Holiday Kick-off Sale - over 50 shops participating in this great way to start your holiday shopping early. Be sure to check the shop for updates as new items are being added over the weekend and throughout next week! Happy shopping!
It doesn't seem that long ago that we were cheering on our winning teams at the Ohio Cup Tournament this summer, and yet, now another high school soccer season has ended. Awesome season, ladies! Congratulations....and of course, more favorite soccer pics from the play-off games!
Northland1 Northland4 Northland3

Monday, October 15, 2007


Don't forget....etsyBEAD's first HOLIDAY SALE begins this SUNDAY, October 21st and runs for ONE WEEK only -- great savings (the more you buy, the more you save) in all participating shops - including mine! It's a terrific time to shop for those Christmas and holiday gift items...start searching and marking your favorites now to be ready for the sale! :-)

THIS week...the EBTW (etsyBEAD Theme of the Week) is "Get Wired" featuring very special sale prices on wire work pieces from etsyBEAD street team members. You will find an incredible collection of beautiful work if you search Etsy with "EBTW" and "Get Wired."

My "Get Wired" specials this week are my sterling silver wire wrapped rings...hope you'll take a peek!

~Garnet Nest ....~Gray Clouds, Silver Lining ...~Berries and Cream

Garnet Nest Ring Gray Clouds, Silver Lining Berries and Cream

~Wrapping Up A Win.................. ~Three Wishes Buckeye Nation

Wrapping Up a Win Ring - Sterling Silver Buckeye Ring Three Wishes Buckeye Nation Ring's MONDAY....
۝ JUST BECAUSE we are SO EXCITED that our BUCKEYES are #1.....this week's JBM, is FREE SHIPPING (domestic USA) on any Buckeye purchases from the shop...JUST BECAUSE!
۝ Remember to put "JBM" in "notes to seller" at checkout and WAIT for a revised invoice before making payment.
۝ This week's "JBM" will expire SATURDAY, October 20th, midnight, EDT....just because!


Sunday, October 14, 2007

#1 IN EVERY POLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Had to make another entry today! The polls are out and OHIO STATE is #ONE in every single one - no doubt about it.....BUCKEYES are #1!!!!!

It's a "Small" Buckeye World!

You have to check out this week's Buckeye "youtube" video....I'll wait.....waiting......

~OK....isn't that awesome? Now for the "small world" part! There is a wonderful Etsy shop called Eden Village Soap -- you need to visit soon (I'll come back to that...) -- whose owner is Teresa. Teresa and I were "convo-ing" (emailing) last week about some items and our common love for the Buckeyes. She sent me the link to this video and told me that her friend, Duane, had painted this room for a local doctor -- wow!!! I had seen the video before on the site, but now, having the more "behind the scenes" info., I told Teresa I was definitely posting the video this week. The detail work is incredible! Duane....I'm embarrassed to go in my basement now! :-(

~But back to Eden Village Soap ...handmade herbal soaps, lotions & lip balms! Things seem to go quickly so check her shop often - listings right now are soaps like moonlit lavender, citrus almond, and oatmeal milk and honey. Be sure to tell her, GO BUCKS! :-)

Wrapped up our regular soccer season and heading into tournament play this are some favorite pics from yesterday's games! Great season, ladies ~ good luck, this week!
HD9 HD13 HD2
JA16a JA14 JA22

Friday, October 12, 2007

What Does a Buckeye Fan Wish For?.....and More Soccer Pics!!

This is the latest addition to the Buckeye Nation line, "Three Wishes" - it will be in the shop sometime this is a sterling silver wrapped ring nestling, "3 wishes" of every Buckeye fan represented by light and dark gray Swarovski pearls with a center Czech glass round which adds that accent of scarlet while also giving a look of a "buckeye." So, just what are the "3 Buckeye Wishes"? Why, quite simple ~ 1. a victory over that team up north (we don't like to mention names....); 2. a Big 10 championship and 3......well, the third wish can be up to the owner of the ring ~ one might simply wish for a bowl win OR you might go for broke and wish for the BCS championship....why not! It's an awesome season!

~More fave soccer pics from last night's games!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Holiday Shopping on Etsy!!....and yes, soccer pics!

Hard to believe when we had the AC running just two days ago, but now the winds have shifted, the clouds have rolled in and it's a blustery, cool autumn day....reminding me that, indeed, weather notwithstanding, the calendar has rolled on and we are almost halfway through October! Yes, we will be doing the "holiday bustle" before we know it!!

That's why two of my Etsy street teams are "jump-starting" the holiday shopping season with very special sales this year and I really encourage you to check them both out. The first one begins October 21st and runs for just ONE week (ending Oct. 27th) and is for participating shops of etsyBEAD. I am a participating shop and am gearing up for this big sale. For a complete list of all the shops, go to There is a wide variety of very talented jewelry and bead artists - great for Christmas gifts! And, of course, I hope you'll check out my shop as well as you're looking for gifts during the sale! :-) The October sale is the first of 3 holiday sale events planned by etsyBEAD.

The JET Holiday Sale (you probably noticed the countdown box in the upper right hand corner) begins November 1st and runs through December 1st. While details of that sale won't be announced until the actual sale date, you can begin to see particular sale items in my shop and other participating JET shops, by searching ETSY with the tag "JHS". New items are being tagged and added as the sale approaches. JET is one of the largest jewelry street teams on Etsy so this will be a big sale event!

~And yes, it IS that means.....favorite soccer pics, of course!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Record-breaking day heat deserves some special listings....and it's Monday!

Is it REALLY October????? Another day of 90, may hard to believe! Promised relief is on its way tomorrow and *fingers crossed* that will be it -- fall will really be here....but, I couldn't resist - here are my latest creations to cool you off!!
~Mama Ice.......................................... ~Baby Ice
Mama Ice Earrings Main Baby Ice Earrings

~Just Because It's Monday...
☼ Get an extra 10% off any and all EBTW this week -- whatta deal!! Shop from the EBTW section of the shop:
where everything is ALREADY on sale for one week only and get an additional 10% off the special listed sale price Just Because it's Monday (all week long).

Remember, JBM is ONLY announced here and ONLY announced on Monday -- this JBM will expire on Sunday, October 13th, at midnight, EDT. Be sure to put "JBM" in your "notes to seller" at checkout and WAIT for a revised invoice before making payment.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

It's "Harvest Time" with EBTW!

Love, love the EBTW this week (etsyBEAD Theme of the Week) - "Harvest Time" - so many rich, beautiful colors of the season! I've got some carryover of some items from last week that will still be included in this sale, but also some new pieces that have never been reduced until now - so just for this week, special EBTW pricing! Here's a peek...
~Falling in Love Necklace ~Bracelet ~Earrings.......... ~Autumn Blaze............... ~New Leaf
Falling in Love Collection Autumn Blaze Necklace New Leaf Earrings

Friday, October 5, 2007

Buckeye Jasper Returns...New Crystal Earrings....and MORE Soccer Pics!

~Found another incredible "Buckeye" jasper piece a couple of weeks ago - another OOAK item - this time a donut pendant which really called for leather wrapping. Also just listed these new "subtle" Buckeye earrings - the Czech glass rounds look like Buckeyes surrounding the scarlet crystals.
~Buckeye Nation Jasper O Necklace.................... ~Buckeye Nation Buckeye Scarlet Earrings
Buckeye Nation Jasper O Necklace Buckeye Scarlet  Earrings

~My favorite new listing this week has to be these crystal earrings - LOVE the color combinations and the light literally dances off the earrings ~ beautiful!
~Crystal Elegance Earrings
Crystal Elegance Earrings

~And, of course, some more favorite soccer pics from Tuesday's game! Way to go, Ladies!