Saturday, November 21, 2009


I'm having a Winter Sale in my etsy store--- -- It's buy one item at regular price, get the second item of equal or lesser value for half price. Check out my inventory in my Picasa album or etsy store. Include winter sale in the comments at checkout and I"ll send you a revised invoice or if you've already paid via paypal, I'll send you a refund for the difference. I also have a clearance sale at my vintage shop--- http://www.allweneedislove/ check it out for destash and vintage laces and ribbons!

Don't forget the drawing for the pink amethyst earrings....leave your comments (remember you're going to share your favorite holiday and why--see post just below!)
Here's my newest trinket with some lovely lampwork by Jena Fulcher---WinterWonderland Mauna Kea Style (did you know you can ski on the big island of Hawaii??? Ski in the morning and surf in the much fun is that!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Well the last drawing turned out really well and I appreciated all the grateful hearts that responded by sharing a few of the blessings in their here is another drawing with an opportunity to win these gorgeous carved pink amethyst and gold filled earrings. They are simple, but elegant and I hope you'll like them well enough to play along again. These lovely carved and faceted stones over 10mm and about 10 carats total weight.

Here's the deal--All you have to do to enter is comment on my blog with your favorite holiday and why you like it best. I'll be doing the drawing on December 1st to don't dwadle--get your comments in there!

P.S. I started a sale yesterday in both of my esty stores--- (jewelry---buy one, get one half price) and (vintage laces, ribbons and destash) so stop by for some great Christmas gifts and discounted prices!!!!

Oh here's a p.p.s. for you--I was invited a couple of months ago to participate in a promotional program for Since I've used them for years, it was an easy fit and I was happy to be included. Thru December I have a 10% off coupon good on any purchase large or small, that they invited me to share with my blog readers--- just use this code: SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0424 with any purchases you make thru December 31 and you get an extra 10% off, plus their great free U.S. shipping on any order as well (and only $1 to Canada). I get my favorite sterling crimps, softtouch stringing wire and swarkies there...but they have so much more. It's so much easier than driving to downtown Los Angeles and picking up those small last minute purchases!

Monday, November 16, 2009

We Have a Winner.....

We have a drawing winner---but first a few words from our sponser...that's me! I'm so happy to have heard from so many of your with your gratitude list and it's only fair that I list three of my own--

I'm grateful for my faith, that helps me make sense and find purpose in this sometimes crazy world we live in!

I'm grateful for an awesome family--husband, children, grandchild (loving, longing sigh), parents sisters, in-laws and more...who make my life rich with love.

I'm grateful for wonderful friends who warm and lift me.

There's so much more, but that's a good start!!!! I can't forget to say how blessed I am to have each one of you in my life and say thanks again for your uplifting comments and sharing your blessings with us all! Now on to the real reason you stopped by today---who won the drawing?!?

And the winner is---- TRENDA (Claire Gideon) soooo Trenda, give me a shout with your shipping address to my email at and I'll get that little treasure right off in the mail to you with a hug and a big thank you!

I really enjoyed this ... soooo..I have another drawing up my sleeve that I'll be introducing this check back for a second chance offer you can't refuse! 'kay???

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FINALLY!!!! It's a 'Happy Thanksgiving' Drawing

Finally! After a long absence, it's time for another drawing and give-away here on my blog. I'll be drawing the winner on November 16, so you have several days to enter to win this charming pendant on a silk ribbon. The lampwork bead is a beauty by Melanie Moertel hung from a hand dyed silk ribbon and string in the most scrumptious colors! The sterling slider ensures you can wear this at your favorite length and I think you'll like it...soooooo.....

here are the rules: November being the month of thanks, can I just say thanks ffor stopping by now and then! You'll have to add your own expressions of gratitude to be entered into the drawing. Just post a comment with three things you are thankful for, and I'll put your name in the drawing---that's all! My listis soooo long, I'm sure three isn't too many to ask you to share, right? Post early, post often...count your blessings and think happy thoughts, for a place in the drawing on Monday, November 16!!!
Now, make like a pilgrim and give thanks!