Friday, March 26, 2010

And the Winner Is....

We have a winner in the Kate and Oli Blog Giveaway! Angela Vaughan of Texas has won the green amethyst necklace!! Congratulations Angela! Your necklace will be on its way to you shortly.  :)

Green amethyst teardrop briolette necklace in goldfill

I would like to thank everyone who entered the contest and extend a very big welcome to all my new blog followers and Facebook fans!! I appreciate you all so very much!


I will leave you with this picture of my best fur friend, Barney. He's always next to me when I photograph my jewelry. This is a typical position for him.

Happy Furry Friday from Barney & Me!

Happy Furry Friday everyone!
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Until next time....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MsBelle In "Jewelry Affaire" Premier Issue!

I'm thrilled to announce that my "Twirly Slide" earrings are featured in the upcoming premier issue of Jewelry Affaire magazine, a new publication of Stampington & Company!

I'm excited beyond words and so very honored!

Look for it on newsstands in April.

I received my copy in the mail yesterday and was thrilled to see how beautifully they had been displayed and photographed. The entire magazine is filled with gorgeous pieces and wonderful photography. You'll have to check it out!

Thank you so very much to everyone at Jewelry Affaire Magazine! I'm eternally grateful! 


I hope everyone is enjoying spring so far. Easter will soon be upon us (as will the Cadbury Creme eggs!) and it will be time for coloring eggs. (I wonder at what age kids stop coloring eggs?) Mine is looking forward to it!

That's it for now. I hope you all have a great day!

Until next time....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kate and Oli Blog Feature Plus a Giveaway!

I'm very pleased to announce I was featured on the Kate and Oli blog today!! Also, I'm participating in a giveaway over there so make sure you visit to get all the details!!

Thank you so very much to Kate and Oli. I am so very honored you chose my shop to be featured on your beautiful blog!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Lovely Day

Yesterday was such a lovely day for so many different reasons.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the birds were singing all their happy, springtime songs. Even though it was a bit chilly, their chirping made me smile.

I had a nice conversation with my mother on the phone and she never fails to make me laugh. Thanks Mom!! You're the best! I love you! :D

Then I learned my 18k gold hoop earrings had been featured on this gorgeous blog by Lillyella.

Isn't it a beautiful collection?
Thank you so much Lillyella. I was thrilled!


After I picked up the boy from school, we went for his allergy shot (which by the way is going well. Not seeing any big results yet, but he's on his way). When he had done all his homework, we then took a little trip with Barney to get some dog food at Petco. Barney loves going to Petco. He always has a wonderful time there seeing all the people and making new friends. He always gets petted and gets his belly rubbed. He's such a sweet boy.

Sorry Barney. No salsa for you.

the nose knows

He paraded through the store with his head held high and his tail just wagging. He had a smile on his face the entire time!

And finally, (no, I didn't win the lottery. The Powerball isn't until Wednesday night!), my boy gave me the biggest hug for no reason whatsoever! I just love him. :)


Here's looking at you kid!

It was a lovely day. I think spring has something to do with it. It just makes everybody and everything seem a little better.

I hope you all have a great day today. Don't forget to wear green! It's St. Patrick's Day! You don't want to get pinched! ;)

Until next time....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Blog Feature and New Items

Today I discovered that my large 18k hoops were featured on this beautiful blog by photographer Julie Magers Soulen.

Thank you so much Julie! 
I really appreciate being included in your Friday Features! 

Julie is a very talented photographer. I love her Etsy shop. It's filled with spectacular photographs just ready to be framed and hung on your wall. Go check it out!


New Items Coming!

For most of the month of February I battled a pretty rough sinus infection. I finally kicked it only to have Kevin come down with it (as well as ear infections in both ears). Thank goodness for Amoxicillin for both of us! 

Needless to say, I didn't get very many new pieces listed in my Etsy shop as a result of being sick, but I  have some new items coming to my shop in the near future. Here's a sneak peek for you!

(top left) Kyanite briolette and hammered disc necklace; 
(top right) Pink mystic topaz briolette and textured disc necklace;
(bottom left) Smoky quartz baguette necklace in sterling;
(bottom right) Labradorite smooth briolette necklace in oxidized sterling.

Moss aquamarine onion briolette necklace and earrings in goldfill

(top left)Lemon quartz marquise briolette earrings in sterling;
(bottm left) Purple hydrothermal quartz marquise earrings in goldfill;
(right) Lemon topaz twisted spiral briolette earrings in sterling.

(top left) Blue hydrothermal quartz briolette earrings in goldfill;
(top right) Lemon topaz briolette earrings in sterling;

(bottom left) Citrine twisted spiral earrings in sterling;
(bottom right) Amethyst briolette earrings in oxidized sterling.

And already in my shop are these beautiful prehnite onion briolette earrings and necklace.
They're just waiting for their new owner!

They're not being sold as a set but are separate listings. I really do hope they will be purchased together though since they're such beautifully matched briolettes.


That's it for now. I hope everyone is staying warm and that the spring thaws begin soon for all of us! 

I'll leave you with my little Olympian on the ice!

After watching Apolo Ohno skate in the Olympics, he just had to try ice skating. He's really enjoying it!

Until next time....