christmas card..issues…

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

I had lofty expectations for this years cards.

Unfortunately, the god of crafts wasn’t smiling upon me and I spent a good hour or so carving into a lino block to come up with less than desirable results. Sad face. I think we shall be sending out store bought cards this year. Humbug!!

Pretty cute little stag-reindeer though, right? Too bad he wont be guiding the way this Christmas.

 

more of those necklaces

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Finally managed to snap some decent pics.

I really am pretty happy with these and have been wearing my one non-stop.

I realize that I’m just giving away all my Christmas presents here, so if you get one of these, please act surprised! ❤

one for you, one for me

November 30, 2010 § 1 Comment

I’ve finally started to turn thoughts into actions.

Tonight was spent putting together the first of some little Christmas presents. These ones are for the ladies. dainty rosary style chains made with gold-fill wire and semi-precious stones. I picked out three stones: Black Spinel, Lemon Quartz and Garnet.

The Black Spinel is my favorite and I may have snuck myself a little bracelet along the way. Oopsie.

Spinel is a relatively rare gem, with the only known deposits in Thailand, Africa, Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka. It is mostly minded from the deposit in Thailand, so I’m imagining that is where these stones originate. I love it as a more mysterious alternative to Onyx.  Spinels are supposedly associated with love and are also said to encourage passion and perhaps even to increase the duration of one’s life. Black Spinel in particular is thought to be a protective stone with powers to help re-establish relationships and resolve issues. Adorably it is also believed to relieve sadness. What a precious stone indeed! From now on, this is my anti-sadness bracelet.

I will post more photos tomorrow when there is sunshine and I’m not forced to try and contort in front of the bathroom mirror to snap a shot on my phone.

CYBER MONDAY!

November 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

We’re having a Cyber Monday special right now!

Flit over to the i like you as a friend Etsy store today for free shipping on orders of $25 or more. What a perfect incentive to pick out some sparkly gifts for your little loved ones.

‘Tis the season

November 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s not Terry’s. It’s MINE!

This might not translate into American, but when I saw these on the shelves in my local store tonight, I had to grab one two. It’s an official sign that Christmas is just around the corner (oh gosh).

I may or may not have already eaten half of one of them…

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