Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Once Upon A Design Challenge - Month 3

I had some trouble deciding on my project for month 3 of my Bead Hive challenge. I ended up creating something that falls between the art nouveau period and the industrial age. I love it because it looks Victorian. I love most Victorian looking things. My Mom, the tea lady, has seen to that!

Constant Contact Emails

Thanks to you if you are visiting here because of my Constant Contact email today. You are a true friend.

The more people who visit this blog, the more productive it can really become!

Here's hoping!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm In An Etsy Treasury!

BohemianLoveAffair added my Hypnotic Garden bracelet to an Etsy treasury.

Here's the link to her "You Are Getting Sleepy" Treasury:

That made my day!

Check out her amazing Etsy shop here:

I love this vintage party dress:



Monday, March 16, 2009

Eastery Things

Easter is almost here. These are a few items from my Etsy store that I think you might enjoy. Click the item name to visit it in my online store!


Easter Bunny Necklace for girls:

Fairy Lure:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Green Things

It's one week until St. Patrick's Day. I know what I'm wearing. Do you? Here are a few suggested items to help add more green to your wardrobe:

Click the name to view the item in my Etsy store!

Envy, for the sophisticate in you:

Modify, for your funky side:

For the kid in you, or for your kid:

Tasi, for the wild child within:

Want 20% off? If you haven't signed up for my e-newsletter yet then simply contact me with your email address. Then tell me which item you would like to receive at 20% off the original price. Easy as that!

Thanks for looking!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Who Wants Some Vintage Beads?

Buy Handmade

Stop on by my Etsy bead shop, Refresh Beads, for delicious vintage beads of all shapes, sizes, and colors!

Remember, free gifts with any purchase!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Autism Awareness

I have an Autistic brother named Mikey. He's 26 now. Back when we were kids, Autism research was just beginning. Due to the overwhelming numbers of children being diagnosed with Autism (1 in 150 children), there is a lot of attention being paid to the disease. I hope to help by donating my "2 cents." With your help, we can raise a lot of money for this important cause.

I am donating $5.00 or $10.00 per bracelet (depending on style) for each of my Color! Autism awareness bracelet sales. The "chic" style bracelet is pictured below. It costs $25.00, 5 of which will be donated to Autism research and awareness. There is also a "vogue" style available for $50.00, 10 of which will be donated. I am including a sterling silver puzzle charm with each bracelet at no extra charge.

I make the donations to The Autism Society of America (ASA). They have a Pittsburgh chapter (AutismSocietyPgh.org). One member of their professional advisory board is Nancy J. Minshew, M.D. Dr. Minshew heads up the Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CEFAR) and has been one of my Mother's biggest advocates and friends over the years when it comes to my brother. She was the only doctor to agree with Mom when she knew that her child was Autistic. Remember, back then the disease was virtually unheard of. Don't quote me on this, but I believe the diagnosis rate was only 1 in 10,000 children!

You can help me by forwarding this information and the links above to anyone you can think of. We ALL know someone touched by this disease!