Thursday, February 25, 2010


...was a struggle. With every new day, comes another lesson in patience for me. So, I keep moving forward. (I think I can, I think I can) I am a person who values hard work, determination and personal responsibility. I become frustrated with the many people I meet who display none of these qualities. What happened to pride in oneself? Or taking responsibility for one's own choices?

Ok, so that's my rant of the day. Back to positive thinking for me! So, I listed some adorable new jewelry to my etsy shop today! I would love to take credit for all of the work, but I cannot crochet to save my life. So, I support my fellow etsy crafters every chance I get.

the crochet flowers in these earrings are from She makes beautiful crochet pieces! (and she's really nice, too)

again, the crochet pieces in this bib necklace are from, and the illustration charm is from These women are both very talented and accommodating, as well as inspiring!(more photos of these pieces in my etsy shop:

I'm working almost 24 hours a day lately, between trying to focus on my etsy, running Revolve and trying to keep up with my animals. I think we need to figure out some way to make days longer. Maybe a 28 hour day? 2 more hours of productivity & 2 more hours of SLEEP are desperately needed in my life! What do you think? Let's start a revolution!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sorry Blog, I didn't mean to abandon you....

So, it's been a while since I've posted... sigh.
My life feels like a snow globe that some mean little kid keeps shaking. Upside down. Every time I turn around, it seems there is something else that I was supposed to do yesterday. Groceries? I can live on whole wheat bread, jam, and nutella for weeks! As long as I have coffee, that is.
I have been working on jewelry

hiring new shopgirls at "work"

and trying to nurse my sweet little ferret (Bugsy)back to health.

Bugsy has recently celebrated his 5th birthday, which is ferret old age. He's just getting old, I guess.

Oh, and I turned 31 somewhere in there. Sigh. I am now "in my thirties", that just sounds weird. Mostly because I generally like to act like a child. Life's too short to miss all of the fun. I did buy a new vacuum with my birthday money, which is a very practical/grown-up thing to do. Having a dog that sheds like 20 cats, will make even a frivolous soul like me do something responsible.

Oh, and I also apologize to all of my loyal readers for abandoning you as well. I hope that I didn't offend the 2 of you!

Bye for now!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Feeling Hopeful...

Today, I sold 2 more items in my etsy store! I feel like I'm starting to gain momentum, and it feels good. I'm so glad that other people actually like my jewelry designs, I was worried that i might be the only one! I just finished a bunch of new pieces yesterday, but I haven't had time to list them on my etsy, yet. Here's a preview:

I got those great illustration charms from The Thin Veil on etsy! They are super fun!
I made my own necklace with 3 little bird illustration charms:

Well, I'm off to my day job at the best little shop around! (Revolve Clothing Exchange) Have a superfantastic day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Earrings!

I made these adorable earrings today! Stop by my etsy shop to see the rest of my jewelry! Have a great day! Gotta run to my day job!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I heart Tiny Hands Jewelry!

Tiny little bites of adorable to string around your neck!

I stumbled upon this jewelry designer today while networking for my own etsy shop. I believe that all of us little indie shops need to help each other to succeed, so please check out her etsy shop, too!

I am seriously impressed with the amount of detail that goes into this work! Some of her charms are even scented! (not the sushi ones- I hope) These tiny little sculptures are truly works of art! She is now running a contest each month, where you can win some of her super sweet charms! The link below will take you to the contest page!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Item for my etsy shop

These little sweeties were just posted to my etsy page this morning! I love them dearly, so much that I'll probably make myself a pair! I recently ordered supplies for my spring/summer jewelry to be created very soon! Stay tuned...