Friday, November 26, 2010

unique ways to shop

I've talked about Etsy treasuries before, but must again. A treasury is a group of 16 items for sale on Etsy. The group has been assembled by a member of Etsy (either a buyer or a seller) and usually has a theme of some sort.

Perhaps an explanation of Etsy is in order as well. I've always said it was an online place to buy and sell all things handmade. In fact, you are not allowed to sell on Etsy unless it is handmade, vintage or supplies for handmade goods. I just googled and found this interesting website which provides a lot of insight...

I've tried my hand at a few treasuries and it is not a simple thing to do. But it sure is fun. It's obvious that some of the "theme's" are challenges and the winner gets featured on Etsy's front page. I found this "tag" on one that I was looking at - nonteamchallenge 7 - and discovered that it's a blog right here on blogspot. So since yesterday was my birthday and I could do anything I wanted, I took the challenge and created a treasury with the one item to be used as your theme - the ROSES IN VASE GLICEE. What fun to see how many different interpretations there are to that one piece of art! And what a great way to find unique and unusual gifts without spending hours looking.

Here's a link to the nonteamchallenge 7 treasuries:

Be gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

holiday shopping

Howdy! If you are looking for sales on designer handmade jewelry this week-end, come check out my Etsy shop. I now have the ability to create coupons on Etsy.



Use coupon code CYBER25

at my Etsy shop and get 25% off anything and everything.

Monday, November 15, 2010

simple beauty

This is one of my favorite places in America - White Sands National Monument. Pure simple exotic beauty. 

I especially like the wind patterns and the fact that it's warm enough to be barefoot.


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Last night I became a Curator for the first time! I created my first Etsy treasury. What fun and what a lot of work. So what's an Etsy treasury? It's a collection of Etsy items for sale that is created by anyone who wants to do it. I think you do have to have an Etsy ID, but you should have one of those anyway. What a creative way to shop! It is the season you know.

Click on this link and your computer will magically take you there.

Be gorgeous ;-D 

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I've been collecting new backgrounds for taking pictures of my jewelry. I found this board lying near a storage structure that was believed to be used by Butch Cassidy. So it's likely that he touched it. Way cool. And I like what it does for showcasing this Karen Hill Tribe silver rose necklace.

 And it's really good for stuff that likes to have it's pictures taken in the shade... like freshwater pearls...