Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thank you Andrea!

Today I resurrected my blog to say thank you to AndreaDesigns. See the post here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Hi, I'm spending the holiday with my husband's mother and his brother's family away from home. Unfortunately, the cat must have found my mouse because it will not work. Guess I'll have to stay off line and have fun!

Hope your holiday has been fun.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's A Jewelry Thing!

Today's rider is ItsaJewelryThing. She has some gorgeous items, including:
On sale for under $15!
Hurry while the sale lasts!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Here's a sample from her studio:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Jewelry is Dangerous!

My fellow crafters, I must admit weakness. I fell almost completely apart under the weight of my daily promotion duties when I added one more chore - columnist for HMN News. Because my chosen department is not one in which I am expert, to say the least, extensive research is needed for each of my columns. That, a chance for an exclusive jewelry show,and remodeling my studio (which has major problems since the change to fusion squared off pix, and was in the process of being reorganized already) and daily guild blogs (which I haven't managed for a couple months at least) and Crazy Train blogs on every other day and Forum responses and Sneakers Tuesday did me in. All this should be manageable, some of you may say, since I'm not working, but I have the job search and actually enjoying my hobby as well. I'm still learning most of these thngs, so they are time intensive. I simply couldn't do it. And it depressed me that I couldn't. I don't want to give up any of these things, but I just must cut back.

I'll blog once or twice a week on each blog. That means that I will promote the crazy train rider in the Forums and on Facebook and Twitter through Plurk. At the end of the week, whichever day it ends up falling on, I will do a quick introduction of each Crazy Train rider for the week on my blog. I will continue to do RSS feeds for them. Not sure if it will be daily or weekly.

I will continue my research for HMN and my columns, especially now that the output requirements have been changed. I will spend a minimal time in the forums and almost no time on Plurk or Twitter or other venues until I establish a routine that is comfortable. I hope you will forgive my inattentiveness in the past and until then.

Thank you very much to those of you who sought me out on various venues to find out how I was doing. It was appreciated.

I'll see you sometime next week!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Next stop, Wyredonwire!

Happy Monday, everyone! Ok, ok, Have a Monday with minimum frustrations. Mondays are hard on all of us, even those of us without 9-5 jobs!

Remember to stop into Green Wise and get ideas about our planet's health. Amy Deutsch has a new column, A Greener Recovery. Read about it here. My last column about cleaning dishes without detergent is still there.

Be sure to catch the spotlight on two West Coast Crafter guild members on my other blog, Stop by!

ArtFire Jewelry Designer and Supply Shop guild is having a giveaway this week. Check the link for details.

Today the Crazy Train is visiting Wyredonwire.

The studio introduction is, "Thank You for stopping by. I am just opening so I will be adding new products for you regularly. If you would like to see more of what I offer please check out my shop over at etsy where you can also see that I do have a 100% customer feedback! If you have any questions please send me a message."

And the artisan's bio is, "****ARTIST STATEMENT*****
My jewelry is a mirror. Not only does it show the reflection of myself,but also of you and your personality. I am compelled by a love triangle. My need for a creative venue, the need for beautiful objects to be manipulated and your need to be beautifully adorned.

"I most frequently work with Sterling silver, Gold filled, Copper, Brass, Leather,Gemstone, Swarovski Crystal, Pearls. However any medium that inspires my imagination to transpire can be found in my designs.

"I have been creating jewelry in some form or another since I was a small child. In the past 8 years is when I became serious about it and started to sell my jewelry.

"I also sell on etsy"

So stop by this interesting studio and then come back and leave the artist a message. I give randomly give away a set of earrings or a bracelet to one commenter each month. Enjoy your day!