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Fabulous Friday Christmas Finds on ArtFire!


Sorry that I haven't posted a Fabulous Friday Finds blog for a couple of weeks now.  My arts festival schedule was very intense (and mostly successful ) and I had to cut back on a few things for a while.  This weekly Friday Finds blog post was one of them.  Since my last show was last Saturday (yay!), I feel the weight of the world has lifted and now I can get back to fun things, such as Friday Finds posts.Since I haven't posted anything in a few weeks, I went a little crazy on this special Fabulous Friday Finds Christmas Finds post.  Soooo many pretties to choose from!  I hope you enjoy my eclectic handmade, vintage and natur... » Read More

Pretty Pearls for Christmas Girls!


Pearls, whether they are real or faux, are perfect for any time of the year.  But they are especially perfect at Christmas time for holiday gift giving, a jewelry treasure that will be  treasured and gladly worn often.  I decided to share some handmade pearl beauties from the studios of the Jewelry Creators Unite in Numbers (JCUiN) guild.  They are but a sampling of the stunning pearl creations in the "Pretty Pearls for Christmas Girls" collection I curated a week ago.  So pull out your Christmas list, jot down a few and buy handmade!  Diamond-shaped freshwater pearls, gemstone and 14K gold filled earrings handmade by Simona o... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 12 - Part 1


Well, here it is, the last week of the Countdown to Christmas 2013.  I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it's over.  Seems like we just started Week 1 of the Countdown but just a few short weeks ago.  Where does the time go . . . ?  This week, over 100 items were shared again - 113 to be exact.  There was a wide variety of items shared, some of which were: antique postcards and vintage items; dichroic glass beauties; handmade party and gift tags; jewelry and jewelry supplies; watercolor print; lampwork beads; sewn, quilted, crocheted and knitted items; handmade cards, vinyl decals; household accessories;... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 12 - Part 2


Well, here it is, the last week of the Countdown to Christmas 2013.  I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it's over.  Seems like we just started Week 1 of the Countdown but just a few short weeks ago.  Where does the time go . . . ?  This week, over 100 items were shared again - 113 to be exact.  There was a wide variety of items shared, some of which were: antique postcards and vintage items; dichroic glass beauties; handmade party and gift tags; jewelry and jewelry supplies; watercolor print; lampwork beads; sewn, quilted, crocheted and knitted items; handmade cards, vinyl decals; household access... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 11 - Part 1


It is so hard to believe that the Countdown to Christmas 2013 is at week 11!  Only one more Countdown collection left for this blazing fast year of 2013!  This week, there were a whopping 123 shares, a wide variety of:  jewelry and jewelry supplies; fused glass; antique postcards and vintage items; ornaments; handmade cupcake toppers and gift tags;  lampwork beads; quilted, knitted, crocheted and sewn beauties; handmade cards; vinyl decals; wine glass markers; keepsakes; handmade soap and many other items shared.  There is something here in the Countdown for each and every person on your Christmas gift list, even a hard to buy fo... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 11 - Part 2


It is so hard to believe that the Countdown to Christmas 2013 is at week 11!  Only one more Countdown collection left for this blazing fast year of 2013!  This week, there were a whopping 123 shares, a wide variety of:  jewelry and jewelry supplies; fused glass; antique postcards and vintage items; ornaments; handmade cupcake toppers and gift tags;  lampwork beads; quilted, knitted, crocheted and sewn beauties; handmade cards; vinyl decals; wine glass markers; keepsakes; handmade soap and many other items shared.  There is something here in the Countdown for each and every person on your Christmas gift list, even a hard to buy fo... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 10 - Part 2


WOW!  It's very hard to believe that Week 10 of the Countdown to Christmas 2013 has come and gone.  That leaves only two weeks left.  When we start, ten weeks always seems like a long time.  But does it ever flash by!  Despite some glitchiness, there were 103 shares this week - down a bit from last week but still a sizeable amount.  This week's Countdown included a wide variety of items:  quilted and knitted beauties, handmade wooden ornaments and jewelry boxes, whimsical watercolor paintings, vintage postcards, polymer clay designs, wire wrapped cocktail forks, stylish jewelry, fun decals, handy jewelry supplies, cut... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 10 - Part 1


WOW!  It's hard to believe that Week 10 of the Countdown to Christmas 2013 has come and gone.  That leaves only two weeks left.  When we start, ten weeks always seems like a long time.  But does it ever flash by!  Despite some glitchiness, there were 103 shares this week - down a bit from last week but still a sizeable amount.  This week's Countdown included a wide variety of items:  quilted and knitted beauties, handmade wooden ornaments and jewelry boxes, whimsical watercolor paintings, vintage postcards, polymer clay designs, wire wrapped cocktail forks, stylish jewelry, fun decals, handy jewelry supplies, cute gif... » Read More

Fabulous Friday Finds #14 on ArtFire


I'm sorry I had to skip last week's Fabulous Friday Finds.  I was involved in a 4 day show, selling my jewels.  Although it started out very slow, it ended with a bang and became my best show since moving here to El Paso.  Yay!  This week was catch up week, one item on the list being Fabulous Friday Finds!  So many fun and creative items to chose from - it's hard to narrow the features down to only twelve!  I hope you enjoy this 14th edition of Fabulous Friday Finds - and maybe a few will show up on your Christmas list!?!  "The Tie Scarf - Flowers in the Garden" fiber art scarf created with Peruvian alpaca yarn by Andrea of An... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 9 - Part 2


Quilting!  Handmade soap!  Digital art!  Christmas ornaments! Knitting, crocheting and sewing!  Gift tags!  Polymer clay art!  Jewelry!  Decals!  Vintage!  Table accessories!  Lampwork!  All this and more can be found on this week's Countdown to Christmas 2013, Week 9, of handmade and vintage items hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  And, believe it or not, we are now 3/4 of the way through the Countdown - only 3 weeks more.  The weeks are flying by . . .      Week 9 on the Countdown hit a new record for participants/shares:  133 total!  Browse through and you will find there is... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 9 - Part 1


Quilting!  Handmade soap!  Digital art!  Christmas ornaments! Knitting, crocheting and sewing!  Gift tags!  Polymer clay art!  Jewelry!  Decals!  Vintage!  Table accessories!  Lampwork! All this and more can be found on this week's Countdown to Christmas 2013, Week 9, of handmade and vintage items hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  And, believe it or not, we are now 3/4 of the way through the Countdown - only 3 weeks more.  The weeks are flying by . . .      Week 9 on the Countdown hit a new record for participants/shares:  133 total!  Browse through and you will find there is som... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 8 - Part 2


Looks like we are officially 2/3 of the way through the Countdown to Christmas 2013!  It seems the weeks are flying by (my Mom in her wisdom said they would, going faster the older we get).  Week 8 has come and gone . . . and in its wake, a record breaking 122 handmade and vintage items were shared - the most ever!!!  This week's Countdown included a wide variety of items:  jewelry of all sorts, vintage postcards, polymer clay, quilted and knitted beauties, decals, jewelry supplies, gift tags, handmade Christmas cards, antiques, wooden ornaments, lampwork, digital downloads, fun beads table accessories, dreamcatchers and more in the 12... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 8 - Part 1


Looks like we are officially 2/3 of the way through the Countdown to Christmas 2013!  It seems the weeks are flying by (my Mom in her wisdom said they would, going faster the older we get).  Week 8 has come and gone . . . and in its wake, a record breaking 122 handmade and vintage items were shared - the most ever!!!  This week's Countdown included a wide variety of items:  jewelry of all sorts, vintage postcards, polymer clay, quilted and knitted beauties, decals, jewelry supplies, gift tags, handmade Christmas cards, antiques, wooden ornaments, lampwork, digital downloads, fun beads table accessories, dreamcatchers and more in the 12... » Read More

Fabulous Friday Finds #13 on ArtFire


I'm sorry I had to skip last week's Fabulous Friday Finds - was involved at a huge Christmas Fair, trying to sell my jewels.  This week has been much more calm and I was able to search out unique and creative handmade items from twelve ArtFire studios to share with you this week.  That's always a FUN job!  I hope you enjoy this 13th edition of Fabulous Friday Finds - and maybe a few will show up on your Christmas list!?!  Here are the handmade beauties for this week:Rustic copper flower bracelet with lampwork teardrops and Indonesian blue and yellow beads handmade by Gloria of ChrysalisJewelryMulti-colored nuno-felted free-size vest wi... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 7, Part 2


Here it is Week 7 of the Countdown to Christmas . . . where does the time go!  Seems like the Countdown just started.  Week 7 has come and gone . . . and in its wake, 117 (the most ever!!!) handmade and vintage items were shared.  What a wide variety of items there are in this week's Countdown:  quilted, sewn, knitted and crocheted items; polymer clay pieces; jewelry supplies; handmade gift tags; vintage and antique items; lampwork and fused glass; soap; vinyl stickers; and, jewelry of many styles, just to name a few of 117.  Even the hardest to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list will love something from the items ... » Read More

Countdown to Christmas 2013 - Week 7, Part 1


Here it is Week 7 of the Countdown to Christmas . . . where does the time go!  Seems like the Countdown just started.  Week 7 has come and gone . . . and in its wake, 117 (the most ever!!!) handmade and vintage items were shared.  What a wide variety of items there are in this week's Countdown:  quilted, sewn, knitted and crocheted items; polymer clay pieces; jewelry supplies; handmade gift tags; vintage and antique items; lampwork and fused glass; soap; vinyl stickers; and, jewelry of many styles, just to name a few of 117.  Even the hardest to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list will love something from the items shared... » Read More
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