Go Big Orange! Jewelry that is!

Who doesn’t love jewelry?! And who doesn’t love jewelry, accessories and gear that help them to root on their favorite sports team during the Fall of the year! Here, at my house just 20 minutes south of the University of Tennessee Neyland Stadium, we are rabid UT Vols fans! Here is some awesome UT gear!

big-orange-collage

Jewelry for University of Tennessee Big Orange Fans! Found on Touched By God Jewelry Shop at http://www.TouchedByGod.etsy.com

Two awesome orange and white bracelets and two pairs of orange and white earrings!

Click here to shop for the Braided Seed Bead Bracelet!

Click here to shop for the Braided Woven Bracelet!

Click here to shop for the Metallic Pearl Finish w/Rhinestone Earrings!

Click here to shop for the Pavé Earrings!

Visit my shop here!

Enjoy the football season – and don’t forget, all this jewelry moves on it to the basketball season!

mwah (1)

tbg-circle

Crystal Shiny-Shiny Wrap Bracelet

Hellooooo Ladies and gentleman!


I’m trying to be a good little artisan/jewelry maker/social media marketer/SEO engineer/Pinterest virtuoso/tightrope walker by adding my new jewelry to my Etsy Shop, advertising it within my Etsy Teams and advertising the new products on Social Media which includes at the very least Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – oh, and this blog!.  As with any business, most time is taken up doing the drudge jobs like advertising and finances. Unfortunately, probably only about 10% of my time is actually spent on MAKING the jewelry – which is why I got into this type of business to begin with – to run my fingers through bowls of gems, to enjoy the light bouncing off a crystal’s facets, to look at a focal bead and ‘see’ the necklace, bracelet or earrings that it will eventually become! I just love to create – whether it is with beads, crystals, & wire or paper, string & punches or sewing fabric together so it hopefully looks like something that would fit on a body or crocheting yarn together, again so that it resembles a blanket or whatever I started out to make. I even love to create with music by playing the piano (I’m teaching myself to play by ear,) by playing my clarinet, or my guitar, or the organ. or the keyboard or even my voice!

Here’s a photo of the last bracelet I crafted which also happens to be the latest piece added to my Etsy Shop.

bracelet-czech-crystal-wrap-bracelet-pinterest-graphic

This is a Chan Luu Style (ladder-style) wrap bracelet made with Czech Crystals, silvery grey round leather cord, an acrylic crystal button and a silver Hibiscus Flower Charm. This piece looks great with a cover-up on the beach or the cord’s silvery sheen will make your holiday fashions look glamourous! AND, who doesn’t love the look of Chan Luu without the price tag! Come on over to my shop and check it out at this page. Do me a favor – if you are a Pinterest fiend pinner like me – go to this link and re-pin my jazzy bracelet one of  your boards or on a group board. I would appreciate it! Oh . . . and as usual, I will LOVE YOU FOREVER!

mwah (1)

 

tbg-circle

Just a’Dreaming – Loose Swarovski Crystals

A few months ago, I was so so sad 😦   A local bead shop, Lily’s Bead Box, went out of business. [They still have their Etsy Store.] That’s good but there is nothing like actually running your fingers through a beautiful crystal bowl full of Swarovski Crystals! WOW! What a rush! I LOVE shiny crystals! I could {and have} played in that store all day long! Oh well. I have grieved it’s loss and moved on, I think. Anyway, this lot of beads are singles that I bought on closeout at their store. Because most of them are small and I only have one of each (so, no earrings) I have shied away from using them in my jewelry. But tonight, I got them out and had a lot of ideas. Nothing too fancy . . . I think that these beautiful crystals don’t need much help in displaying their beauty . . . KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid. So, minimalist. Less is more. I took this photograph with my phone. Due to cropping, I don’t think they all showed up but you get the idea of their extravagance.

Loose Swarovski

 

Aren’t they gorgeous?! Of course, I do not believe that any photograph actually shows the true beauty of crystals. Keep your eye on these cuts . . . they WILL be showing up in my  Etsy Shop . . . and hopefully soon!

mwah (1)

Valentine’s Day Candy Wrappers

Thanksgiving 2015 has come and gone! So has the Christmas Season! Even the New Year has passed us by too quickly. We are now well into January 2016! 2016 ~ can you believe it?! Time just keeps moving faster and faster; like a train engine that starts slowly and continues to build up energy as it moves faster and faster and then WHOA! – full speed ahead! At that point, you can’t seem to slow it down – even if you wanted to. It seems to continue to gain more energy with each passing moment and, just like time, the days spin from time that your living into yesterdays. Then it turns into yesterdays turn into yesteryears and then, before you realize it, there are more days behind you than before you!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Candy Bar Wrapper Student Party Favor

These are my Valentine’s Day Chocolate Candy Bar Wrappers that are for sale in my Etsy shop! They come in sets of 10 wrappers with 5 having a white background with a red heart and 5 having a pink background with a green heart. These wrappers are super FAST & EASY! Most other wrappers for sell on Etsy are digital downloads. While those have the advantage of printing as many as you need – you also have to use your labor and ink to print them. Then, they must be cut to fit your candy bar. When you purchase my wrappers, I mail them to you pre-printed and pre-cut. All you have to do is wrap it around the candy bar and tape it in place! SO EASY and QUICK! I will even personalize the wrapper for you at the “From: ______” location. Just leave the name in the “Message to Seller” at checkout – one less thing for you to have to write. If you have multiple children or even one child that has many friends, the process of printing, cutting and writing is quite laborious! It may take a couple of weeks to get it all done! My wraps can be finished in just one day!  Just think of all the time you will save!

To order, just follow this link: my shop & this item will open in a new window. Please take notice that each quantity of (1) includes 10 wrappers for the low price of $5.99!

Here’s to hoping you have a quick and easy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for reading my blog and visiting my shop!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

mwah (1)