Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Hand Crocheted Cuff Bracelet Boho Woodland Tribal Brown Orange
Chunky crochet cuff bracelet with a large rustic flower-shaped button
accent. Warm autumn colors include brown, orange, gold and aqua.
Stretchy cuff slips on. Woodland tribal influence, one size fits most
Just the thing to set your inner flower child free.
Perfect in any season for the free spirit who appreciates the unique.
The yarn is a premium quality wool that looks like artisan hand spun.
Handmade by Mimi in a no tobacco, no pets environment.
Packaged in a cute faux animal print baggie perfect for gift giving.
Ships in the US in a Priority Flat Rate box to protect the button.
(Button may prove a choking hazard. Buttons and beads are not for eating, regardless of age or species. Thank you!)
(Artfire took our banners away, so...)
This is the most repinned item
on my Pinterest
Snowman Earrings Handmade Swarovski Pearls Crystals Christmas Jewelry
Are you looking for a pair of holiday earrings that will take you well
beyond Christmas? How about a pair of fun handmade snowman earrings?
These elegant beauties, appropriately named SPARKLING SNOWMEN, were
carefully handmade with glowing Swarovski crystal pearls, Swarovski
rondelles with red crystals, "jet" black Swarovski crystals and sterling
silver. Because these handmade snowman earrings are not like much of
the traditional "in your face" holiday jewelry, they can be worn with
your party clothes, to the office or with casual clothes. They exude a
beautiful, subtle charm and will be loved and worn for years. The
SPARKLING SNOWMEN beaded earrings were designed and handcrafted by
Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
+ Large Swarovski crystal pearl: 8mm
+ Small Swarovski crystal pearl: 6 mm
+ Swarovski rondelle collar: app. 7 mm; "Siam" crystals; silver plated brass
+ Swarovski crystals for hat: 6 mm faceted rondelles and 4 mm faceted bicones
+ Metal: sterling silver and silver-plated brass
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
+ Length: app. 1.5" / 3.8 cm from top curve of the earwires
The main body of the SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings are made with two
different sizes of white Swarovski crystal pearls. Swarovski crystal
"pearls" are man-made pearls, but unlike many synthetic pearls that use a
plastic core, Swarovski pearls have a lead crystal core. Mimicking the
weight of real pearls, this crystal core also allows the pearls to warm
to the skin as real pearls are known for. Consisting of multiple
layers of luminous pearlescence (crushed pearls) that gives the look and
feel of famous South sea pearls - at a fraction of the price! Just one
glance at the photos and you will notice the exquisite, glowing finish
of the pearls.
To add a sparkling fun touch to the holiday earrings, silver-plated
brass rondelles were used between the head and the body of the snowmen.
The rondelles were set with 6 faceted "Siam" Swarovski crystals, adding
cheerful Christmas red to the jewelry. As you can see from the photos,
the color is a deep red - I just wish the photos would show the amazing
sparkle. The collars give a whimsical look to the snowmen, almost like
they are on their way to a formal gathering!
And all formal snowmen must wear a hat! The hats of these SPARKLING
SNOWMEN were created with two types of crystals in "jet", a true black
Swarovski color. Faceted Swarovski crystal rondelles make up the brim
of each hat and a 4mm faceted Swarovski crystal bicone makes up the
crowns. More sparkly goodness!
The body of the earrings were strung on sterling silver head pins. The
top end was carefully wire wrapped into a loop. The loop was then
connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish
to the SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the SPARKLING SNOWMEN
earrings, please be sure to check out photo #9 for a size comparison
with a dime.
Glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.
Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul,
helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings will be carefully packed in an organza
jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Monday - Twitter Tree©
The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
"He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
This was passed on to me by another pumpkin. Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.
I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
HOW TO CALL THE POLICE . . . etc.
George Phillips, an elderly man from
Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up
to bed, when his wife told him that he'd
left the light on in the garden shed,
which she could see from the bedroom
George opened the back door to go turn
off the light, but saw that there were
people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked
"Is someone in your house?"
He said "No," but some people are
breaking into my garden shed and
stealing from me.
Then the police dispatcher said "All
patrols are busy, you should lock your
doors and an officer will be along when
one is available"
George said, "Okay."
He hung up the phone and counted to 30.
Then he phoned the police again.
"Hello, I just called you a few seconds
ago because there were people stealing
things from my shed.
Well, you don't have to worry about
them now because I just shot and killed
them both; the dogs are eating them
right now," and he hung up.
Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a
SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire
Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance
showed up at the Phillips' residence,
and caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the Policemen said to George,
"I thought you said that you'd shot them!"
George said, "and I thought you said
there was nobody available!"
A distraught senior citizen
phoned her doctor's
"Is it true," she wanted to know,
"that the medication
you prescribed has to be taken
for the rest of my life?"
"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor
There was a moment of silence Before the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then,
just how serious is my condition
because this prescription is
marked 'NO REFILLS'..."
An older gentleman was
on the operating table
and he insisted that his son,
a renowned surgeon,
perform the operation.
As he was about to get the
anesthesia, he asked to speak
to his son.
"Yes, Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, Son,
do your best,
and just remember,
if it doesn't go well,
if something happens to me,
is going to come and
live with you and your wife..."
The older we get,
the fewer things
seem worth waiting for in line,
mostly because we forgot why we
were waiting in line in the first place.
When you are dissatisfied
and would like to go back to youth,
just remember Algebra.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up
your zipper... it's even worse when
you forget to pull it down.
Two guys, one old, one young,
are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart
when they collide.
The old guy says to the young guy,
"Sorry about that. I'm
looking for my wife, and I guess I
wasn't paying attention
to where I was going."
The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a
I'm looking for my wife, too...
I can't find her and I'm getting a little
The old guy says,
"Well, maybe I can help you find her...
what does she look like?"
The young guy says,
"Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall,
with red hair,
blue eyes, is buxom...wearing no bra,
has long legs, and is
wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the old guy says, "Doesn't
matter, --- let's look for yours."
And this final one ...
keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth!"
Thanks for stopping by!
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When I started blogging I didn't know what I would blog about each day.
Once I set myself a schedule, it has become easy!
Mostly Business - Monday Business, promoting, tools, goals and achievements.
Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.
Win It - Wednesday A new giveaway begins Wednesday and a winner is chosen.
Thursday Thoughts Just random posts of whatever seems to be on my mind.
Friday Fun Generally a cartoon or a funny story, to make you SMILE
Saturday Not always a post on Saturday's.
Sunday Spiritual posts honoring God.