Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Sale 2010!

It's TIME FOR A SALE!!! From now until Midnight Monday, May 31, 2010 there will be a sale in my

Sale Details: From now until Midnight Monday May 31st, take 10% off your purchase up to $49.99, take 15% off your purchase of $50 - $100, and take 25% off... your purchase over $100! The more you buy the more you save! 

Mention MAY2010SALE in the comments section of your order and I'll send you a revised invoice or refund the difference through PayPal!  

Happy Memorial Day! 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Gems may be precious, but friendship is priceless"...

The title of this post came from an unknown author, but I really loved it and it was very fitting for what I'm going to write about. Thank goodness for friends. They are the rock's that stand by you through everything, good or bad. They, like Mothers and Sisters, don't judge. They just listen and let you cry when you need to (Like yesterday, thanks Sarah, Ann and Ally!). 
I've been going through a little bit of a rough patch lately. A few posts ago, I mentioned that I have a blood clot in my liver. After much testing and blood work, the doctors have finally gotten all the results in, that THANKFULLY are negative for any sort of disease. Everything is functioning as it should, however, this is a mysterious clot that had just popped up out of nowhere and it has to go before it does some more permanent damage. The treatment for it... blood thinners. Injected in my stomach, twice a day. YIKES!!! I'M.NOT.HAPPY! It hurts. And so I cry... to my friends (and my parents, and my husband, and my sister), and they all let me. Good people.

I love to make jewelry for the special people in my life... my friends and my family. It makes me happy. And there are some people who I design matching pieces for (Ann), one for her and one for me. It's fun to have "Friendship Jewelry".  My sister and I have some matching things, my Mom and I have some too and this time it was Allyson's turn. 
Ally and I met MANY years ago, while working for the bank. We were kind of inseparable. Then just like life changes, so do jobs, and people move away from each other, get married and have children. Sometimes it's hard to stay in touch. After 10 years, we found each other again on Facebook, and it's like we just picked up where we left off! It's awesome! She has a beautiful 5 month old baby that I just LOVE, and we spend a lot of time together. So today, in an effort to make myself feel better because I've been down in the dumps, I made us some "Friendship Jewelry". Matchy Matchy, because that's how we do it! :)
Ally's Necklace:
And mine:
I've named them "KRISTAL Paradise". Get it? It's got both of our names in it. :)
The only difference is the two beads near the clasp. I alternated them so we would know who's was who's. I used these GORGEOUS Bali Silver Toggles (To die for!!) and Catherine Ondrey Glass beads that I've had and didn't want to part with (But I don't mind sharing). There are Swarovski Crystals in Erinite and Pacific Blue Opal (My Favs), genuine Tourmaline donuts and briolettes, and green seed beads that are lined with blue (like they were made just for this). Bali Silver, of course, and a whole bunch of support from my friend who sat looking on, occasionally picking up her jaw off the ground. Then reaching down to help me with mine! LOL! 
Friends...They truly are a Godsend. Thanks to all of mine who are, and who have always been there for me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy listing!!

It's been a busy few days of listing on Etsy! I've got at least 20 new things up in the past couple of days. 
Check them out when you have a chance!
 These earrings make me happy! And I can use all the extra happiness I can get!
This post is going to be short and sweet because it's Thursday night...
Grey's Anatomy Finale!!!!
Shhhhhhhh, it's on!! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lot's to catch up on!

Well, there has been a TON of stuff going on here. I'm getting ready for Sunday's home show. It is going to be FABULOUS!! I just know it! I had to take a brief time out though last week. Without going into too much detail, I was admitted to the hospital last week where they found a blood clot in my liver. I am now undergoing treatment to dissolve it. So I am in less pain and managing the therapy ok from home. If you can say a prayer for me that it goes away quickly, I would really appreciate it!! :)
Now, on to the happy stuff! Here's a look at the Mother's Day gifts that I made for my family. 
First is the ring that my sister's husband purchased for her... she wanted pink/black. I think it's OUTSTANDING!!!
And here is the bracelet that we gave to my Mother...The colors are also so beautiful and I'll be making more of this combination soon. 
The other picture I wanted to upload just wasn't working so you get the idea from this one how pretty it is. Looks lovely...Like my mom! :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I've been working away over here, so I've been a little quiet! Did some photo's of my Niece's communion on Sunday. She's adorable!! Being her Godmother made it even more special for me to capture these memories for her. 
And I've been working on getting things made for the jewelry show on May 16th. 
I also had to work on a custom order for Mother's Day for my friend Ali. I bought myself a beautiful ring for Mother's Day from the one and only Rickie Voges, and I had it on Sunday. It was a big hit, so I pulled out my ring bases that I've had in my stash for a while and decided to give it a try!
Here it is!
That's it for now! I'll be making more pieces later on, because it's "Keep me Company Tuesday", so look for more pictures tonight! :)