Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Days to get caught up!

Schools going to be back in sesion for my daughter soon- Im not sure who's more excited, me or her! haha If we were in Alberta still, she would have started a few days ago! Summer is fun, but it can get boring after a while..... Yes, I am saying it can get boring! lol

So Yesterday I did a lot of wirework earrings, and I hope that they spark some interest! There are cone shaped ones, that I am going to do more of, just different colors of wire and fasceted beads inside of it. If you like them then let me know- I will do the color of wire and bead you ask for and do the same kind of design with the cone and beads inside it (I will add it tomorrow's day).

Here we go, a week to catch up with!
Day 169
Gold plated earrings (nickel free); red wire; inside a glass bead multicolored

Day 170
Gold plated earrings (nickel free);  purple wire shaped into flowers

Day 171
Gold earrings (nickel free); green acrylic beads; gold confetti circles
Day 172
Silver earrings (nickel free); silver plated head pins; glass pearl beads

Day 173
Silver plated earrings (nickel free); Silver plated head pins; Glass beads; Purple & pink softwater pearls
Day 174
Silver plated earrings (nickel free); gunmetal black eye pins; Silver metal ball; glass bead.

Day 175
Silver plated earrnigs (nickel free); Silver metal filagrea flower.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I have been husy today catching myself up as much as I can! I have made new earrings and have been doing LOTS of wire work! I can't wait to get back to normal days when Kira is in school, it's so much easier to attempt things I want to get done in a larger time frame! Plus she is already bored since a lot of her friends are away and busy :(  I can't wait to upload the photo's and edit them. I'll prbbly do it late tonight!

I hope that everyone's week has been going great! C Ya Soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 167 & 168

I've been really busy this week helping my husband work. He is repairing a boat trailer's axels....a bigger job than what was first thought! I'm detailing the trailer...okay, I'm just painting it- but still! lol It will finally be done tomorrow, yay!  Tonight I am catching up on some house work and laundry, then going to bed-- as I am very tired and sore tonight!

Day 167

Day 168

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 165 & 166

Another wild hot day here in BC! Today we went to Fields and all the summer items are half price, so my daughter picked out some items and one of them was a pool. It's a decent sized pool though! I can sit in it and it's chest deep....and just over 6feet long! So we stuck it on one of our back decks and filled er' up! My daughter is nine, but she is loving it...It was definately a good buy for only $15.00! 

Today I wanted to make some jewelry but never got around to it yet, as I was helping my husband fix up a boat trailor. It definately looked easier to me than I thought it But yesterday he was out too long and got heat/sun stroke- today he's just ILL! Poor guy!

Well here we go for yesterday and today's earrings.

Day 165
Gold earrings (nickel free) with gold plated jump rings formed into a chain

Day  166
Gold earrings (nickel free) with gold plated jump rings

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I am back and catching up! Days 155 to 164

Thankyou everyone for your great patience with me, I've had a lot going on lately and just have not had to time to get on here properly to do what I need to do. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!

Since where I live is the summer place people go to, I am already in my vacation spot! Beach is right here, swimming almost every day is the best way to beat the heat!

Day 155

Day 156

Day 157

Day 158

Day 159

Day 160

Day 161

Day 162

Day 163

Day 164

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 153 & 154

Tomorrow I will be going to GF. to the market to sell :o)  Crossing my fingers for a good day!

Day 153

Day 154
These will be a  suprise set of earrings (that you choose the color(s) you want)!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 152

I've been slacking too much on my post's, I didn't think I would find it more difficult during the summer months.... Especially when I'm not going away on vacation anywhere....So much for that!  Tonight at midnight if you are interested in a pair of earrings from batch 5 you can comment under the photo so I know it's taken (doesn't matter what you type just as long as it's obvious that you are purchasing those pair of earrings)!

Another quick note here- Since no one made any purchases from Batch 4 online, there will be no giveaway on the bracelet/earrings set. instead I will sell it like the earrings, and just add the money to the rest being raised!  So if you are interested let me know please, I'll sell the set for a donation price (you price as you see fit) + shipping ($6.00).Here's a photo reminder of the set.

Day 152
Silver plated earrings; Orange glass teardrop beads (with a clear crescent on the bottom) very unique!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Days 147 thru to 151

Sorry for not keeping up this last week, I found myself very busy preparing for the weekend. I ended up doing two different events this weekend, and had a great success, with both my personal jewelry business and EAD! Thankyou for everyone's support thus far on my journey. <3

Let's get to it, shall we!?

Day 147
Silver plated earrings; Glass lime green beads; blue crystal glass beads

Day 148
Silver plated earrings; gold/clear faceted glass beads; Silver metal cubes; silver glass bicone bead.

Day 149
Silver plated earrings; Light blue glass bead encased in a silver drop flower

Day 150
Smaller version of photo uptop, but inside is a blue glass pearl bead. 

Day 151
Surgical steel wire earring hooks; silver metal spacers; Purple sodalite beads

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 145 & 146

A few crazy thunderstorms here this way, but today was a nice day! It was sunny but later on it got quite warm! Earlier this week I took my daughter and nephew to a art class thing, and I think they had fun :) They were doing glass mosiacs, got to learn how to cut the glass and such. Next week I'm going to do a class with my daughter, which I am excited about! It's good that in such a small community that they are putting together all these things for the younger kids to do!

Day 145
gold earrings (nickel free); clear/gold faceted glass beads; gold metal beads

Day 146
Silver earrings (nickel free); Light blue glass beads.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 142-144

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! I went out of town Saturday for a family wedding, and came back yesterday afternoon. I was planning on doing my blog from where I was staying but I couldn't remember my account I figured I'd do it when I got home. Then I got busy cleaning and doing laundry- so now here I am!

It's 5 am, I've had a terrible sleep, I was going to shower to see if that would help- then couldn't because we had a thunder storm. It was insaine! Lightning seemed like it was right here, thunder was crazy loud and at one point it just started to pour like crazy! So I thought it passed by, but it seems like there's a little more to come around! That's one thing about living in the mountains, is when it thunders- IT THUNDERS! (My chair just vibrated from the thunder) If I had my camera I'd video tape this storm, just to show everyone how loud it is.
  I am suprised my daughter hasn't woken up from it, she sure must be tired! I sure hope it does stop in a couple of hours, Kira's first day of soccer camp is today !

                   On to the fun stuff!

Day 142
Silver earrings (nickel free); silver plated chain; glass faceted bead; metal star shape

Day 143
Silver plated earrings (nickel free); Glass bead (odd shaped, almost like a faceted triangle) very unique!

Day 144
Gold earrings (nickel free); Light blue glass bead; gold metal beads.

I'm sure you've noticed that I've not done any giveaways this month yet. That is mostly due to my sales (I've had none so far).  My monthly goal is to try to sell at least half of the earrings, or as close as I can (what I don't sell I take with me to farmers market to try there). So I've decided that for the remaining time (till the 26th), I am going to sell the earrings like this ---> Purchase 2 pairs of earrings for $18.00 and get a third pair of earrings free! (The price includes shipping). So if you want to purchase earrings under this pricing, go to the photo album and leave your paypal email under the three photo's that you want! If you see someone's paypal under the photo, then those earrings are spoken for!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 140 &141

This week I've been child free and have found myself taking pleasure in doing absolutely NOTHING! Well except some cleaning here and there, but otherwise I've just been relaxing! Though at times I sit here and miss having someone bugging me! lol

Day 140
Silver earrings (nickel free); Glass beads; gold  metal ball.

Day 141
Silver earrings (nickel free); purple acrylic faceted beads; silver metal star hanging under it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 138 & 139

So I've been working the last few days on earrings....I worked ahead with the earrings about 10 days ahead... that way I can give the camera back to the owner (BTW Thanks Mom!) lol Im sure she'd like to get pictures of the grandkids while they are visiting her.  Now I have everything ready to go....I just have to go through and edit the photo's right now, then I'll add them to here.

This month I haven't had any sales yet, but hopefully I will this weekend, I'll be taking them to the market with me and hopefully sell a few of them!
Day 138 <3
Wood colored beads; 1 Purple glass bead as accent; silver earrings (nickel free)

Day 139
Red glass drop beads; silver bead cap on bottom; silver earrings (nickel free)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 136 & 137

I could have sworn I blogged yesterday, but apparently not! Yeesh- what is up with my brain these days?!

Day 136

Day 137

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 135

Well today is a day for relaxing for me, though Kira doesn't like that. She'd of course rather go out to the beach but Going in the sun every day here isn't that great for her...sensative skin mean that she can't enjoy the summer heat as much as others. She's just getting over her heat rash on her arms and legs, just like when she was a baby.

Well here's today's earrings <3

Day 135
Silver earrings (nickel free); green disk shaped wood beads; orange catseye glass bead

Saturday, July 9, 2011

day 134

Another hot day is upon us! Sucks that I am sick though. But it seems like everyone else is enjoying their day :o)

Today's Earrings <3

Day 134
Silver earrings (nickel free); purple glass beads; Pink wood beads