Friday, November 28, 2008

Mossy Woods Wirewrapped Necklace

I created this lovely necklace with moss agate leaf beads and tree agate rounds. I surrounded the central leaf pendant with 20 gauge wire wrapped with 26 gauge sterling wire and hill tribe silver beads. All wire is sterling for the wraps in this necklace and the individual links.
I had been debating on how to do the pendant for this necklace for a long time-and last night inspiration struck-I'm really happy with the results! :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Water Colors Wirewrapped Adjustable Sterling Bangle Bracelet

I created this gorgeous bangle by wrapping 20 gauge wire around a 14 gauge core. I added this lovely US artisan lampwork bead and sterling beads for a dramatic flair.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


TeamBBEST says:
Wednesday, November 12, 12:01 AM Etsy Time ~ Monday, 11:59 PM Etsy Time, November 17

Welcome Shoppers,

Life is Wonderful this Holiday Season when you shop our BBEST Limited Time Sale and find handmade and vintage treasures for everyone on your list, quickly, easily, and at remarkable values. So pull up a chair, get comfy and find the joy that our BBEST Team has to offer!

Here's something EXTRA WONDERFUL. Our BBEST HoLiDaY HuNt for registered etsy buyers. *** THREE WONDERFUL PRIZE PACKAGES will be given away! ***

These BBEST Team Members...

Kathy's Krafty Kreations, , Beth Peardon Prods,
ZudaGay,, Yankeegirl’s Watercolors,
Firefly Glass Design,, Sixsisters,
Sassa Lynne at Etsy,, Van Fleet Street Design,
joonbeam,, GinaBEE Supply
Precious Quilts, Onawhimsey
Chauncey Design,, artmixter,
JN Originals,, Lemachi Designs,
Hemlock Hollow Creations,, Ghi-Goo-ie Designs by Joni Stinson,
Talking Dog, Anna’s Jewelry,
Rosegardenfae,, Night Sky Jewelry,
The Button Hole,, Kittyd,

... have generously donated the fabulous holiday gift item collections seen here:



Play this way ... Holiday Hide & Seek:

Simply hunt through the shops below and look for the BBEST avatar seen above. It is randomly placed in one listing item photo slot in some of our shops.

Find the avatar. Copy the listing ID of each item. When you've found 10, convo the BBEST shop with that list AND come to this thread and post that you've done so. Do not reveal any hidden avatar locations to any eligible players. Your name will be entered into our random prize drawing! Limit one entry per etsian.

EXEMPT from this version are those team members who have a hidden avatar in their shops. EXEMPT from both versions are joonbeam, chauncey and sixsisters who are the team leaders and organizers of this sale and game.

Play this way:

Support Handmade. Save Money. For every $1 you spend in our participating shops, listed below, your name will be entered into the random prize drawing. All three prize packages will be given away.

a.) You must enter BBEST in the notes to seller upon checkout.

b.) only complete dollar amounts (ie. $7.65 = 7 entries) from each shop count. No amounts less than $1 will be combined between or among multiple shop purchases.

c.) the final sale price dollar amounts coincide with your entries . In other words, regardless of when the discounted price is finalized, the discounted total dollars determine the number of entries. (For example, some sale transactions are handled via convo / reserved listing with the sale price, others purchase and get a revised invoice.) If a shop has a mix of sale (reduced price) items and non sale items, all purchases do count toward your dollar amounts.

d.) excludes shipping/handling costs. Item costs only.

e.) Only purchase dollars from transactions with the shops in this list and made between 12:01AM Etsy Time, November 12, 2008 and 11:59 PM etsy time, November 17, 2008 qualify.

Winners will be announced on our team blog: on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at NOON Etsy Time. You must come by and look for the winner's etsy ID names listed there. Winners have 3 (three) days to convo the teambbest shop with their mailing address or forfeit their prize and subsequent names will be drawn.

You can play either or both ways. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

Each shop owner has their own sale style and terms, which you will find in their shop announcement.
We are all convo friendly. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or requests! Thank you for shopping with us and HaPpY HoLiDaYs!

Participating BBEST Team Shops for It's A Wonderful Sale 2008:


Yankeegirl’s Watercolors,
On A Whimsey,
Van Fleet Street Design,
Fairy Frond,
Althea Peregrine,
Jean Levert Hood,
Lemachi Gallery
Heron Kate,


Circle In The Sand,
GinaBEE Supply
The Button Hole,
Lemachi Designs,


The Knotty Sheep,
Sassa Lynne at Etsy,
Precious Quilts


Firefly Glass Design,
Nonnie’s Treasures,
Chauncey Design,


Jill’s Treasure Chest,
Glitz n Glass,
Lord’s Living World,
The Wild Hare,
Talking Dog Productions,
The Good Old Days,


Sending Love Gallery,
Kathy's Krafty Kreations,
Magdalene Jewels,
Night Sky Jewelry,
Hemlock Hollow Creations,
The Filigree Garden,
Ghi-Goo-ie Designs by Joni Stinson,
maryeb jewelry designs,
Anna’s Jewelry,
Wrist Wrap Works,


Beth Peardon Prods,



And a big thanks to joonie for putting this post together


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Well y'all anyone on etsy looking for trades?

I've written all over etsy and my shop... at
I'm looking for trades for Christmas. I'm interested in baked goods, bags, betty boop, johnny depp, and Nightmare before Christmas items. (No buttons)
I'm also interested in sarcastic shirts in a men's medium and drum or drumstick related items. If you're interested in any of my jewelry and have any of these items to trade, please send me a convo via etsy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Welll y'all America has elected a new President, it's time to say goodbye to George W.

While large corners of the world are busy celebrating Obama's presidential victory there will be some people feeling slightly deflated to see George Bush step down as US president.

Over the past eight years Bush has provided us with endless amusement as a result of his faux pas or ‘Bushisms' as they've been dubbed. Here are twenty of our favourites.

20. "Those who enter the country illegally violate the law." - Nov. 28, 2005

19. "We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans." - Sept. 6, 2000

18. "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - Dec. 19, 2000

17. "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." - Aug. 30, 2000

16. "I think we agree, the past is over." - May 10, 2000

15. "I understand small business growth. I was one." - Feb. 19, 2000

14. "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." - April 23, 2002

13. "I want everybody to hear loud and clear that I'm going to be the president of everybody." - Jan. 18, 2001

12. "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." - Jan. 3, 2000

11. "I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will." - Oct. 5, 2002

10. "I just want you to know that when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." - June 18, 2002

9. "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." - May 25, 2004

8. "I firmly believe the death tax is good for people from all walks of life all throughout our society." - Aug. 13, 2002

7. "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." - Sept. 17, 2002

6. "The truth of that matter is, if you listen carefully, Saddam would still be in power if he were the president of the United States, and the world would be a lot better off." - Oct. 8, 2004

5. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." - Sept. 29, 2000

4. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - Aug. 5, 2004

3. "Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" - Jan. 11, 2000

2. "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." - Jan. 27, 2000

1. "They misunderestimated me." - Nov. 6, 2000

I'm kittyd and I approve of this message.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Amazonite! Yeah I love it-don't you?

Well my wire protecters that I ordered a week ago finally came in today...I ordered them because I well misplaced my others. I'm hoping now that I have some more that I'll find the ones I lost...
Anyway, I'd been hovering over this amazonite necklace for a week, fondling the beads daily-very anxious to finish it off! I love this pendant-and the necklace-don't you? :)