Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Santa angel2
Here's wishing you all a truly blessed 2010!
See you next year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MsBelle Featured on Charlotte Women's Style Examiner!

I was thrilled to be featured on Charlotte Women's Style Examiner to represent shopping locally in Charlotte.

Thank you so very much! I'm quite honored!


I hope everyone out there is ready for Christmas! As always, I wait until the last minute and catch sales wherever I can. It's almost a tradition now, I'm so slow in getting things together. But I did save some money which is a good thing! Now I just have a few more packages to wrap and then everything will be good to go for Santa to come down the chimney. Kevin's getting so excited. He can't wait for Christmas morning!

May you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year (if I don't pop back in before 2010)!

Until next time...or next year!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Sale of the Year!

Well, Christmas is almost here folks! Another year has flown by and I don't know where it went! I haven't even begun my gift shopping yet so I'll be scrambling for presents when I do find the time to get it done. But for all of you who are smart and are purchasing gifts now...I'm having a sale!

Free **WORLDWIDE** shipping
plus 15% off all items
now through Sunday,
December 13th.

(Sale ends at midnight Eastern time.)

I also have some new items coming to the shop over the weekend so keep an eye out. Here's a sneak peek at what will be coming.

This is just a portion of what I hope to get listed this weekend (if my eyes will let me!).

Take care everyone! I hope to see you in the shop. Come grab some deals while you can!

Until next time....

**Update 12/11/09
I changed the free shipping offer to include worldwide shipping instead of only in the U.S.!


Monday, November 30, 2009

One Day Sale Plus Indie Icing Feature!

This morning I was honored to find my amethyst rondelle necklace featured on the IndieIcing,com blog in their Mini Monday article! Thank you so much to IndieIcing for choosing me to be a part of your feature! It is greatly appreciated!


For today only, Cyber Monday, I have discounted a select group of items at 25% off their regular price! And today is also the last day for Free Worldwide Shipping on all items in my shop, so hurry in now for some really great savings on these beautiful pieces! (Items in reduced section cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.)

(Don't forget to become a Facebook Fan and enter your code upon checkout for the discount on all other regularly priced items!)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Happy Cyber Monday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! The Sale is On!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The Holiday Sale is on! I have now changed all the items in my Etsy shop to reflect ZERO SHIPPING! An additional 15% savings for all my Facebook fans. Come join me on Facebook and enter the special code you can find there to receive your discount!

Many blessings to you and yours during this wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm Back! And I'm Having a Sale!

I'm such a bad blogger. Such a very bad blogger. Do forgive my absence of the last few months. I've been busy with life since having gotten back from the mountains this past summer. There has been a lot of homework helping, trips to the library to check out tons of books for the boy (Kevin's on the honor roll and is the top reader in his class!), play dates to the park, Spirit Nights at Cici's Pizza and Chick Fil A, and just plain ol' being with my family. Tuesday night is always spent with NCIS. You'll always find us there at 8:00 PM watching Dinozzo getting his head snacked. Wednesdays it's GhostHunters and Friday is Smallville. (Boy, did you see Lois and Clark last week?! Steamy!) But I promise I will try to get back to my blog regularly. I know. You're all thinking "Yeah, right. Heard that one before." Well, maybe this time it'll happen!

OK. Now on to my news....

I'm having a holiday sale!

Beginning Black Friday, November 27th through Cyber Monday, November 30th, I am offering free worldwide shipping in my Etsy shop! All items will already be set to zero shipping for your convenience.

Above is pictured some new work just recently added to my shop. This is just a sampling of what you will find at MsBelle. The perfect gemstone gift may just be waiting for you there! And if you fan me on Facebook you'll receive an additional surprise this weekend! A little something extra just for my Facebook Fans. So if you're not already a fan, come on over and join me! Then let the shopping begin!

I hope everyone has a glorious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday! We'll be heading for the mountains Wednesday to be with our gang in Ashe County. May you all be safe and have a blessed holiday!

Until next time! Happy shopping!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Last Few Lazy Days of Summer

Peridot briolette and hammered circle necklace in goldfill

Hi all! I hope everyone has had a great summer. We've been busy here in the mountains. That's why I haven't made many appearances since we arrived here. Now we only have one week left as Kevin goes back to school next week. My goodness, how time has just flown by!

The pretty peridot necklace above is just perfect for the August baby. It actually made the front page of Etsy a few days ago and I was just thrilled! I still have a few briolettes left and can make a few more of these but not very many. It's a lovely petite necklace that would be a great layering piece. I love the rich green color of the stone too.

I made this beautiful coin pearl set for a dear friend's future daughter-in-law. I was so honored and very happy to make it and it turned out so lovely.
Coin pearl set - custom order

I also made the following three necklaces as custom orders just recently.

Smooth labradorite pendant
Commission - Smooth polished labradorite briolette pendant in sterling silver

Rose quartz rondelle necklace
Rose quartz rondelle necklace in sterling - custom order

Smooth labradorite briolette necklace
with texture circle link
Commission - smooth labradorite briolette textured circle necklace

I've had several custom orders and have a few more in the works. If you need anything created, have an idea for something you'd like, I'd be happy to discuss a piece for you too!

Well, I'll catch you later. It's back to summer for us while we can!

Until next time....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chosen as the Delight of the Day!

How wonderful to find that my earrings were chosen as the "Delight of the Day" on!

Thank you so much CraftNouveau! I'm so honored!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Creative Loafing Charlotte Blog Feature!

Today I was featured on Creative Loafing Charlotte's blog in their shopping section called "Klepto".

How awesome is that? You can read the blog post here.

Thanks so much to Creative Loafing Charlotte and Samantha Webster, author of the article. I'm so very honored and grateful!


I'll catch up very soon with what's been happening since I have been in the mountains!

Until then, I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Suddenly Summer


Summer is here in all its hot, humid glory. Yesterday morning Kevin and I went to the park with friends before it got to unbearably hot. We encountered lots of cool things!

(aka tadpoles)

Red dragonflies
Species Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant (the males are the red dragonflies!)

I have since learned the red ones are the male of the species Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant
red dragonfly

hundreds of tiny toads (or are they frogs?)
little guy 1
You had to watch your step, they were everywhere along the edge of the lake!

and the kids had a lot of fun
running boys

screwy face


Such a lovely day.


Last week was Kevin's scout camp. He had great fun and it was such a pretty place.
the lake

The camp had a medieval theme complete with knights, swords, shields, etc.
knights in armor

tent and weapons

Kevin made his own shield
his finished shield

and had a sword fight!
sword fight
(not real swords of course)

He liked the slingshot
slingshot practice

and the BB guns
BB guns_sized

They did some fishing
the gang fishing

and when it got too hot, there were popsicles

He had a great time! Definitely a memorable experience.
I hope he gets to do it again next year too.
keep the outing in scouting


We'll be making our way to the mountains later in the week. It takes a couple of days for me to get things ready and packed. But hopefully we'll be there by the 4th of July!
Ola Belle fireworks

I'll write again when I can!
Hope everyone has a fantastic summer!
sand castle (summer is here!)

Until next time....

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Epheriell Designs Blog Feature

I'm so very flattered that my citrine dolphin briolette earrings were featured on a lovely blog.

Every Sunday Epheriell Designs' blog features 5 fab Etsy finds in her Superb Sundays post. I was very honored she chose my earrings for this Sunday! Thank you so very much for making me one of your fab 5!

So go check out her blog! It's full of wonderful Etsy finds as well as her own beautiful jewelry! I think you'll like it!


Tessa has made a return to my shop after a very long absence.

These are some of my favorite earrings. I love filigree as well as amethyst, and together it's a combination you don't want to miss!


That's it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!

Until next time....

Monday, June 15, 2009


My local bead shop, Beadlush, had a very welcome visitor over the weekend. His name is Arun Shah of Bollywood Beads and he brought all his goodies for a trunk show! It was great to see him, and delightful to see his pretty beads!

There were all shapes and sizes, colors and cuts.

Loads of rondelles

Huge briolettes

and these massive onions!

Never seen any that big before

Kevin even had a great time

He loves to look at all the beads.

You can see all the pictures I took in a set I created on Flickr. There were more beads than I could get pictures of!

These found a new home
some of my goodies
with yours truly!

Oh, one of the best parts...the Mimosas.
I only drank one but it was yummy!

Next time the trunk show comes to Beadlush, make sure you stop in. You won't regret it (but your wallet might!).


Finally, late today (around rush hour EST) I found myself on the Etsy's front page!

Etsy Front Page 6.15.09

My new whiskey quartz made a brief appearance!

Thank you Etsy gods! :)


Hope you all had a great weekend and have a terrific week!

Until next time....