Saturday, 29 March 2008

Sale starts now

I am having a ♫♫MAD MARCH♫♫ sale in my Etsy shop.
PURCHASES OVER $12.00 WILL RECEIVE 10% OFF (in 1 transaction)
PURCHASES OVER $20.00 WILL RECEIVE 20% OFF (in 1 transaction)
(Shipping not included)

Put "MAD MARCH" in your purchase convo to receive your discount.


Thursday, 27 March 2008

Look what I bought

I purchased these gorgeous earrings from a fellow Etsian - Designs By Cher They look even better in real life than they do on the picture. I just love them.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Holiday ... Hmm?

Monday is upon us and it is back to work tomorrow. How can it go so quick? What have we done?

Friday was a lazy day and I spent until lunch time in my PJ's.

Saturday, did a bit of shopping, Gloria Jeans and beading.

Sunday - Oh yeah, went 4x4 up Mount irvine. It was so scarey I thought I was going to faint. Whole body went like jelly. The track was at least 2 hours mong and all on the edge of a mountain. Must admit nice views though. You can see some of the photos on my Flickr site .

Monday - well we absolutely butchered the flower bed next to the pool and chopped a tree down. Just looks like a heap of mess now. The back of Barrys Ute is full of bushes, grass and tree. Whoops. I hope it looks better in a few months time. We are absolutely shattered now and aching all over. Whilst we were packing away we found this little critter on the gardening gloves. At first I thought it was a bit of twig but then it moved. Left it for Barry to sort out. Haven't got a clue what it is!!!

Friday, 21 March 2008

Do I, Don't I???

Well I have signed up for the Lava Jewelry Spring 08 Beading Challenge . Got my beads just over a week ago and toyed with many ideas. Easter Friday was spent putting the beads together and I came up with this........

I am very pleased with the end result but not too sure about the photos. I have until 1st of May to enter the pics..........

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Back Burning Over the Mountains

Friday we received a phone call to say that the RFS will be backburning in our area. To those that do not know what this is. The fire service burn dry bush land to cut down on fuel for the real thing.....a bushfire. I know we were warned but to see it grips you with paranoia. Yesterday we had one mountain over the back smoking (see pic) and today I came home from work to see two of them going.
It can be quite scarey thinking what could go wrong and then trying to remember the bushfire plan that we would follow should the need arise.

1. Take dogs to friends.

2. Disconnect hard drive, grab photos, passports, insurance documents, school and course certificates and anything else that we think of. Take to friends.

3. Attach Jenny (generator) to water pump if electric is off and fight spot fires.

4. If becomes too fierce ....... get out.

5. Cry coz I lost all my handbags and shoes!!!!

Monday, 17 March 2008

New Spring Collection

I know here in Australia it is Autumn but I am still a Pom at heart. Spring is upon the UK which gave me inspiration for my new collection - wedding jewelry and flower necklaces.

The flowers are made with FIMO polymer clay add them with crystal jug beads (2nd Pic) or faceted glass beads (1st Pic) they make a delicate spring time addition to any ladies wardrobe.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

I Just Adore Handmade Lampwork

Just take a look at these glorious pendants I put together using handmade lampwork beads, swarovski crystals, daisy spacers and cones. Attaching them to more than one chain has a great effect. The blue lampwork bead was purchased from and the mauve/aqua lampwork from . Don't you agree they are exceptional artists.

Friday, 14 March 2008

The Treasure Hunt is ON.......

Well the JET Treasur Hunt starts today 12 noon EST time. That is 5am tomorrow (Saturday) for me. The excitement has set in and every one is on pre hunt nerves making sure their shops are ready.
For more details on the hunt check the Etsy
Earrings and store discounts are up for grabs.
Check my other post titled .... JET Treasure Hunt - March 14th. for more information.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

OMG I am in 2 more treasuries.....

I am such a show off. I have to post the treasuries again. Wish I could grab one myself sometime.
Thanks Malves1009 and Dashery .

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

In 2 Treasuries in one day.....

Just have to brag, as this has never happened before. These lovely people have both put my creations in their treasuries. Thank you very much ArtMadeByTammy and LittleBrownBird.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

I Went Dotty

Just have to show off the beads I fell in love with yesterday. Bright red with white dots. Sort made me feel like having a crazy moment, if you know what I mean. Do something mad!!! I put them together with czech crystals and silver daisy spacers to make a funky pair of earrings. The title for them ......... Go Dotty For These Earrings.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

We Are Relieved Again!

Since having breast cancer in 2000 I have gone through a few scares. This last one was a nightmare.

First scare was backache and ended up being a deformed lumbar thingy.

Second was a cyst on my cervix. Turned out OK.

This last scare was for bowel cancer. Geez I thought. I had blood tests monthly for 3 months all showing an elevated CEA figure (highest being 3.7). After checking on the internet that smokers could go up to 5 and I do smoke I thought "not a problem". Doc insisted that further checks be done. So I have just spent yesterday at the local hospital so a specialist could have a looky in the "you know whaty". I can only describe the last 2 days of prep as ....... baby wipes.

Anyway results are clear. I am free from the body invasion. What a great relief for the family and I.

Thursday, 6 March 2008


The Jewelry on Etsy Street Team (JET) is getting ready for their next fabulous Treasure Hunt. just follow the clues leading through 17 of our member's shops until you find our... POT O' GOLD

The contest begins Friday, March 14th at noon. (EST)So, mark the date and get ready for a fun-filled hunt.
What's in the pot you ask????

How about we let our friend the leprechaun tell you...
"Hey there etsy about I make a big POT of corned beef and cabbage???? Heh Heh...don't think many of you would search for that in our contest. The truth is...maybe I will brew a batch of green beer in the POT. won't search for that either.
For now I can tell you this......all the "Lucky" etsians who correctly complete the hunt will be winners of a One Day Shopping Spree at select members' shops. And, you don't even have to be Irish!
In addition, the first 20 correct entries, submitted by residents in the United States, will receive a handmade pair of pierced earrings created by a member of the team. Due to the complex legal systems in many different countries, the earring giveaway cannot be extended to etsy members outside of the United States.
I'll tell you a little secret, (don't tell anyone), the team is also going to have "Instant Winners" throughout the hunt. But, you have to keep checking the hunt promo thread to win!! So...I'll see you at the hunt."
Take a look in the JET TEAM Shop and you will see examples of the beautiful artisan treasures created by our members.
Keep your eyes open for our contest thread in the Etsy Forums on March 14th at noon. It will be in the Promotions section. All the hunt rules will be posted there.
Don't forget.....Contest begins at noon on March 14, 2008. (etsy time)
Jet Team Shop:
Etsy Forums:
Promotion Section:

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Gorgeous Artisan Lampwork Beads

Take a look at these gorgeous lampwork beads. Put together with silver spacers and swarovski crystals they make an absolutely dazzling and elegant pair of earrings.

Similar Artisan lampwork Beads can be purchased from .

Sunday, 2 March 2008

We have to laugh!!!

How was my Sunday? Hmmm???

Bought a boat 5 months ago and did our licenses. Took the boat out for it's first launch today. Beautiful sunshine, not too hot..........ok so far. We are not in the water yet!!

It took about an hour for the damn thing to start. Got settled, relaxed and read my book. Mmmm nice I hear you say!
Dwain (my son, last pic) drove for a while and was over zealous on the throttle leaving me screaming at him and losing my Billabong cap (it just blew off and sank). That was my favourite cap and i still had it on when the above pic was taken. Whilst trying to retrieve my cap we ended up banked and had to use the oars to push out of the mud. I decided I had had enough (heart was racing now) and they dropped me off so I could go home and left the boys carry on (Pete, a family friend came too). Anyway, they nearly ran out of fuel and had problems getting the boat back on the trailer so they all had to jump in the water (waist high). Pete had his mobile phone, digital camera and wallet in his pockets, ruined now. Barry (hubby) had his wallet in his pocket. They eventually got home and took the trailer off the car (didn't put the bricks under the wheels) and both of them couldn't hold it so the trailer and boat rolled down the drive, breaking the gate and ripping some fence panels out.
So all in all it was a great first day on the boat.

I bought a Domain

My goodness I bought and I donot have a clue what to do with it. At the moment it is linked to my Etsy shop so eventually I will need someone to give me a hand.