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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thirsty (for stuff) Thursday - Easter Parade

Happy Thursday! I thought it would be nice to get into the swing of things and have a holiday themed list this week. So let's bring on the floppy hats, sun dresses and brightly colored accessories. Let's kick off the early Easter Parade!

But first, let's check out a couple of new items in my shoppe!
{Colossal Squid Tentacles}

Blue and Gold Erlenmeyer Flasks - soon to be listed

Early Easter Revelry Collection:

{Honeysuckle Pink Plaid Infinity Scarf by Vintagedutchgirl} $20 
{White Eyelet Floppy Hat by Mademoiselle Mermaid} $32

{Wristlet in Key lime Dreams by maddiekayhandbags} $18

{Blue and Green Faceted Glass Earrings by aisha123} $15.95

{Grey and Sky Blue Flower Pendant by lottalosten}$28

{Antiqued Bronze Leaf Headband by CreativeKates} $18

{Monarch Butterfly Hair Clip by kaang} $6.50
{Vintage Paris Drop Earrings by myjuliejewels} $7.50

{Cozy Bird Nest Necklace by RhodasTreasues} $19

{Sweetheart Apron by prettylittlepearl} $25

{Coral Cocktail Ring by beadblossom} $6.50

{Silky Skirt by Elena Sandina}$20

{Jeweled Morraccan Slippers by stillettoRANCH} $17

I hope you enjoyed this week's edition of Early Easter Revelry. As always, if you see something that you like be sure to stop by their shops!

Take care and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. Quench your thirst for affordable stuff!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

(Belated) Make it Monday: Transforming Book into Purses

Welcome! I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Mine was full of Starcraft2 and mimosas :) 
Admittedly, I have not started this craft but I have been yearning to do this for a while. Speaking of which, this could be the motivation I need to go down to the Book Store (yes, that's the name of the store) and get a book and finally get started! But, this looks like a wonderful  idea that isn't too difficult. 

Click here to view the source page.
In other news my Etsy shoppe was featured in a blog! Exciting news :) Please go on over and check out the blog over at Melinus Treasures.

Also, yesterday I received a special request for octopus tentacle earrings: one of my favorites. I've only made a few pairs and this time was sure to make a pair for myself and here they are. They're incredibly odd, unique and fun! I would like to get another pair listed on my shoppe today. Feel free to request custom items from the shoppe because special requests are my favorite.
Blue Ringed Octopus Tentacle Earrings

Sorry for being a little lame, but I hope you like the introduction to a great craft idea.
Thank you for stopping by and hope that you're having the start to a fantastic week!

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's Friday Friday Friday!

New listings, earrings and more promotion!

First attempt to twisted pseudo stained glass earrings. They're not that bad, but also not good enough.

Twisted Pleasure for $14

Top View

<3  Tile Earrings - not yet listed

<3 Side view - not yet posted

How sweet it is to be glucose- not yet listed

Side view

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thirsty (for stuff) Thursday - Newbie Edition

     Happy Thursday! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for checking out my blog, and a special thanks if you're a follower. It means a lot, and your support is greatly appreciated :)
      It's that time of the week where Etsy desirables are revealed. This week I was inspired to pounce on Etsy shops that are awaiting their first sale, so newbies or as I have learned in gaming speak: n00bs 0.o Let's give them some support with their new stores!

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've set up a FB page for my jewelry line. Please stop by and like it :) I would greatly appreciate it. Click Here to access the page.

Before we introduce the new sellers allow me to introduce a couple of my newest listings/items:

Enchanting Wings for $12

Small Pi Earrings - not yet listed...what do you think of them?

Side view of smaller pi earrings.
Allow me to introduce Great Items from Neophyte Sellers!

Domo Baby Bib by dwgifts for$25

Fabric Flower Brooch by TwoPartsLovely for $12

Blown Glass Tumbler by FireontheMountainAZ for $33
Due Citta Uno by mariabelle for $22
Musical Pocket Journal by KJNicol for $3.50

Butterflies on a Vintage Music Sheet by Vintage Lite for $10

Beautiful Multi-colored Feather Earrings by zoomazoom for $25
Hurricane Season 8-x-10-print by notsocrystalline $20
Quincy Monster iphone Pouch by Lizzybugwings for $15

Feminine Handmade Necklace bylasmedinas for $25

And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed these items and feel inclined to stop by their shops.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday despite any rainy weather.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Make it Monday: Braided Necklace

Welcome to this week's Make-it-Monday where we'll make an necklace thats easy to make and economical!


      Happy Monday! Hopefully you had a pleasant weekend. I went on my first wine bus wit my boyfriend and a large group of friends. We started out in Novato, Ca and then headed out to Wilson Winery, Kokomo Winery, and my favorite Papapietro Perry Winery on our wine bus! Despite the rainy weather it was quite lovely and the wines quite delicious. I'm no wine connoisseur by any means, but I can definitely enjoy a good wine.

I saw a cute necklace at Target last week and didn't particularly feel like spending $20 on something I could make for significantly less. Sorry, I made this and completely forgot to take pics, but the directions are relatively straightforward. So here we go!

What will need:

  • Metal Jewelry Chain and jewelry wire cutters
    • Michael's Crafts has a wide variety of metal chains that range from $2.99-$3.99 ($1.80-$2.40 with a 40% off coupon)
  • Jump rings 
    •  Various sizes can be purchased in one package $2.99
  • Beads, string and needle -- make string of beads
    • I literally have a box full of beads that I am willing to sell for ridiculously cheap. If you're interested please shoot over an email
  • Clasps - some are on sale at my Etsy shoppe
  • Embroidery thread - 35cents
    • Other alternatives if you want something a little different
    • Yarn, ribbon, string of pearls, string

      Cost= 3.99 (chain) + 2.99 (jump rings) + 0.35 (thread)  + 1.80 (beads) = $9.13 not counting coupon discounts. Not too shabby!
  • Making it is pretty straightforward-->
    • Measure the length of chain, thread to desired length - add an additional 2-3inches for braiding
    • Attach jump rings to each end of:
      • Bead string
      • Chain
      • Tie embroidery thread in a knot and slide jump ring in the middle
    • Attach smaller jump rings onto a larger one 
    • braid
    • After braiding attach smaller jump rings onto a larger one - this should keep the braid intact. 

There you go! I was able to make 2 necklaces with one package of chain (one part in the dark blue necklace, and 2 parts in the necklace above). If you have any questions feel free to comment/email me. Also, please post/email me pics of your make-it Monday projects and I'll post them on the blog!
Thanks for checking in, and have a great day!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thirsty (for stuff) Thursday - Flickr Edition

Free giveaway <3Check out my shoppe, email me your favorite item and enter to win it in my next giveaway!

     Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hopefully you remembered to wear green today...come to think of it, today's posting should have been themed but the idea completely slipped my mind. Not to worry, there are lots of great items in store for you today. I hope your week has been going swell thus far. I must admit mine feels a bit slow and quite uneventful. Anyway, let's spruce it a up a bit with great Etsy finds from Flickr groups filled with talented Etsy artisans.
First, my newest items:
Blue Bells: Up-cycled Plastic Earrings

Eukaryotic Cell Earrings
Flickr picks:

Half Moon-Copper Earrings- anikosandor- $29

My Pet Lobster- Heatherazzi- $10.50
Lyre Earrings - weathergirl - $20
Goldfish Tank Necklace- Goodthings88- $27
Minou Kitty - Needlings- $10

Tadashi ipod Sleeve- angelinafongdesigns- $15
Rainbow Cake Slice Earrings- Alliesminis - $11
Infinity Scarf- simpletruths- $35
Nana the Corgi Leather Keychain-leatherprince- $18.50

Bacon Eggs Breakfast Necklace- roscata- $16

There you have it, this week's Etsy Desirables- Flickr Edition. Please be sure to check out the shops! I hope this brightened your day, let me know if you want to see anything in particular or want your items featured in next week's edition! Just email me at