Friday, April 30, 2010

More Winners

Jennifer has chosen the black dangles. I have drawn the other winners & they are...
#9 Crystal, she chose the pentacle~I don't have a way to get in touch w/ you crystal!
#3 Kimber, green dangles( & #3 comment was #3 winner!)
#8 Elizabeth gets the hearts.
Thanks again for stopping by,

Winner #1

Congratulations Jennifer~commentor #5. You are the first winner drawn. When I hear back from her about which charm she wants, I will draw the second winner & post those results. Thanks again for playing!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

International Charm Day is Here!

Charm bracelets.... as a child I envied my Mama Jayne's. I loved the sound, & all the tiny little treasures.I wanted one of my own, but only got the costume jewelry ones, you know the ones, they always had a ballerina in the middle whose head was a pearl.It never ended well w/ those. I always managed to twist the head off making her twirl. In my 20's I shopped a local flea market that had booth w/ coins & silver charms. Cigar boxes full of charms from gutted bracelets of yesterday. I still didn't have my bracelet though, so the charms stayed in the cigar boxes. Finally one Christmas I got my bracelet! Suddenly everyone I knew was going someplace where they would bring me back charms. I even got several doubles from 2 different European travelers. I went crazy @ the flea market. Soon my bracelet was full, overloaded even. I found another chain & restrung my single bracelet into 2. I did it right ,sterling split rings & a sort of organization between them, (romance & travel, in case you were wondering).I think because I wanted a charm bracelet for so long, I make them. Years ago, after a reunion w/ a friend I hadn't seen in too long, bracelets were made to observe the occasion. I made charms for both of us,not always matching but complimentary, & strung them w/ a beaded bracelet. I continue to make bracelets like this, as well as the more traditional charm from chain style

I have made 4 charms for giveaways. A gemstone pentacle, hearts,green dangles & black dangles. Please indicate your choice in the order you desire them. I will pick four winners from the comments~first chosen will get their first choice, second will get their choice(as available) & so on.I will pick the winner Friday morning. If you mention this giveaway on your blog I will enter you a second time. Good Luck & thanks for reading!

Monday, April 26, 2010

International Charm Day

It's coming~ International Charm Day April 28th!

head over to read all about it & sign up.

I am working on several charms & will have give aways

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back Among the Living

Yes, I'm still alive! It was a busy time getting ready for the Herbal Affair & I neglected my blog during the prep time. The push I needed to get back today was a giveaway. As much as I hate to let everyone in on it, Lorelei is having a giveaway ! She has tried out some new techniques & is letting go of some of her first born, so to speak. just head to her blog, & enter to win.

The show got off to a strong start, I was really busy in the morning, but by 12:30/1:00 it was raining enough to really thin out the crowd. There were times it was flat out raining, & times it was just a drizzling mist. It got colder & colder & a lot of the crowd went home early. I did have sales through the afternoon, just not nearly as busy as the morning. My 9 yr old nephew was my morning helper, he was great, @ the ready w/ bags for the purchases & eager to make runs for snacks. My 6 yr old niece was the second shift. This was not her first rodeo, she has a few shows under her belt & can break down a booth & pack the car w/ the best of them!
I'll post jewelry class news tomorrow, I need to take some pictures.