Many years ago, I drove my rental car onto the flight line of an Air Force base during an exercise. The incredulous airman that I flagged over when I realized I might be going the wrong way stammered out, "are you military??". I wasn't, of course, and even a military ID wouldn't necessarily have conferred that privilege.. If I had a charm bracelet for "times my engaging personality got me out of trouble", it would have a tiny B-52 on it to commemorate that day.
Speaking of guest privileges, Etsy has just added a new feature called, "Guest Checkout". With it, anyone can browse, add items to their cart, and make purchases on the site without creating an account. Happy shopping...and let me know if you find a B-52 buzzing around.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Some amazing reviews the last 2 weeks! Thanks for letting me know how I am doing, or if you even have questions, and complaints, yes even complaints, just contact me here or through my website or Etsy. I am always here to help and strive to do quality handcrafted jewelry that you will wear for years.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I am giving away another great country of your choice bracelet. Head on over to my Facebook page for the giveaway. Winner announced Friday, May 26, 2017.
Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2qLy7QS
Italy Charm Bracelet
Ireland Charm Bracelet
Hawaii Charm Bracelet
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
“It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
The view from my window is filtered through a sheer white floral burnout curtain which echoes the clumps of melting snow on the new tree buds. It’s said that we don’t have much of a spring in the Rockies- just winter and summer, continually duking it out. We’re not even supposed to plant until after Mother’s Day, for fear of frost. It makes me homesick for the sunny blue skies and abundant flowers of southern California, so I asked my boss to send me the view from her window instead.
Dea is the hardest worker I know, continually handling both the creative and technical aspects of the business. I’m constantly telling her that she needs to fashion herself a Harry Potter-style “time-turner” charm so she’ll have a few more hours in the day. She may have succeeded, if the lushly-planted flower garden she’s created outside her office is anything to go by.
At first glance, she doesn’t seem the type to get her hands in the dirt, with her slender pale fingers and the spill of long blonde curls that echoes the tumble of morning glories from an elegant stone pot. The big green eyes and syrupy Southern drawl make you think of Scarlett O’Hara sipping a mint julep- unless you’ve read the book and remember that Scarlett worked in the fields to save Tara. Her patio is covered in artfully arranged planters that are overflowing with lobelia, geraniums and impatiens. In acknowledgement of her labors, bees and butterflies are frequent visitors to this cheerful and relaxing retreat. It’s easy to see where she gets the inspiration for her romantic, feminine creations- even if I can’t figure out where she finds the time.
What’s outside of your window? Does it inspire you? If not- perhaps you should stop, and look at the roses.
Friday, April 28, 2017
My mother always said, “the good thing about children is that they eventually grow up. The bad thing is, they grow up.” I couldn’t wait to be a grown-up. I knew it meant I’d get to have a jewelry box just like Mom’s, with its flip-up latch and hinged shelves full of 1960s trinkets and our hospital bracelets. The red velour lining smelled of her perfume- if I close my eyes, I can still see it.
I keep my babies’ hospital bracelets in a jewelry box, too. They’re delicate and priceless to me, and as irreplaceable as the tiny baby feet I could once hold in my hand but are now borrowing my favorite boots. My children grew up, just like Mom warned me they would.
They’re not in my arms every day anymore, but they are never for a moment out of my heart. The tiny baby feet are now a sparkling accent on a sturdy charm bracelet that is as strong and beautiful as my girls. Their innocent faces smile back at me from the photo that will keep them my little ones forever. I should probably get an extra one, since no matter how big they get, children just don’t like to share. One day, many Mother’s Days from now, their daughters will be rummaging through my jewelry box and know that Grandma is always with them.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Silver and Gold jewelry, so versatile! Just added new designs for Mother's Day, May 14th. What's you favorite mom, grandma, or sister quote? Created in Swarovski crystals and stainless steel.
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