Handmade jewelry, handpainted candles and much more....

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Check this out - skinny wraps & defining gel!

Hadn't used a wrap for a few weeks.  Received my defining gel.  Wrapped last night with the gel and then used the gel again this morning.  Check out these results after 12 hours of wrapping - this is me - so I KNOW these products work. 



Check out these products and sites to purchase yours - 
I became a loyal customer and got 40% off right away!
No long-term committment either!


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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Featured Etsian # 17

Thursday, July 25, 2013

 Sign up for my mailing list / follow me and get a 15% off coupon for my Etsy shop!  Entire purchase!  Convo me/e-mail me and will send you the code for checkout!

Here are a few examples -

Arches National Monument - photo and Haiku


Looking through the arch 

one sees the world of wonders

created in past.

Copyright V. Rose 2011

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Featured Etsian #16 - SmilingBlueDog

Hi there,
My name is Angie and I am a little-known rural artist, living in the Kootenays- near the small art town of Nelson, in British Columbia, Canada. 

I love nature, and have a large range of interests, especially miniatures, animals, bright colors and shiny finishes, so they do prevail.
I am a one person shop, doing all the designing, making, printing, photographing, listing, editing, blogging, web site-ing and promoting, so bear with me while I grow some of those skills.

My husband is supportive and usually helps by doing most of my packing and shipping.

Please look around my shop, and contact me if you need some help or ideas.
By the way, I love to make custom orders.

 I make Wedding bouquet photo charms, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, pocket mirrors and more. My pieces make great gifts, some are one of a kind, some are hand painted, with bright colours, shiny finishes and all of them are made with attention to detail and love. Most of my charms and jewelry are made with semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal and glass beads.
Please look around, I welcome custom orders.
I try to include all the details you need and photos from different angles, but before making your purchase please read the description carefully (especially the SIZES- some of the images are much larger than the actual item), and be aware that colours can vary from one computer monitor to another.
I am happy to answer any questions or provide more photos if you like, just contact me.

SHIPPING: I ship worldwide, from Canada.
If your country isn't listed, contact me- with your location, so I can get us a quote.

For small items (jewelry and charms) please allow 1- 2 weeks for delivery in North America, and 3-4 weeks for everywhere else.
See my Policies, profile and if you need more information...
I have a blog: http://smilingbluedog.blogspot.ca
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smilingbluedogstuff
Twitter: https://twitter.com/smilingbluedog
Please note, that I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all of my creations

  Wedding bouquet memorial photo charm.  White shell pearl charm. Wedding bouquet photo charm with pearl, heart and frame. Wedding bouquet memory charm. Pink Roses. 

  Horse portrait - mini painting on 3 x 3 inch canvas. Original painting. Sun face, ceramic wall art. Yellow sun face. Pocket mirror, with gold pouch. Love... it's in the air. 

  Turquoise tranquility earrings. Frog earrings. Frogs and pearls earrings. Pearls and glass heart earrings. 

Pearl drops, pearl earrings Horse earrings. Horses and lamp work glass beads Turtle brooch with southwestern designs.


Monday, July 22, 2013

My life - transplanting the peach tree -

I pray the little peach tree I transplanted doesn't die - I did not get the entire tap root - but got the fence put up around it and transplanted.  However just as I got it into the ground with water drizzling into it - I received a call from the emergency center - hubby had pressed his emergency botton - first time he has EVER done that - they said he was in the house and feeling like he was going to pass out .  I literally ran into the house - not far - but threw my crutch and everything but the phone on the ground - immediately took his blood sugar again after running into the bathroom to get more strips to test - his sugars had been at 40 - (normal is the lowest 60 fasting) so after 2 T of honey and 2 cups of OJ - he is a type I diabetic so never has anything with sugar - which means his sugar had been below 40 - luckily the paramedics were right behind me almost - they did take him to the ER and gave him another antibiotic for his persistent cough - he has barely slept for the past month and getting worse - a possible type of pneumonia that doesn't show up on X-Rays and his kidneys are getting worse - his mother died of kidney failure.   His auto-immune nervous system disorder seems to be acting up - where blood pressure - which was low also - and he has high blood pressure problems - and sugars just do whatever they feel like doing. Anyway - that was my day Sunday - -wops doggie's paw watch going off - better take her out -

And if you are interested - hubby's dental bill has gone up so giving 25% off ALL jewelry and eye-glass -lanyards in my Etsy shop -


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lightweight Jewelry for the Summer

Need some lightweight jewelry for the summer?  Bracelets, necklaces earrings and anklets to show off that great tan and painted toenails!

To make things better - you get 25% off all jewelry and eyeglass lanyards throughout the month of July with code SALE25 at checkout.   So check it out - over 60 items to choose from.  Just mailed off a bracelet this morning. All items ship within 1-2 business days.


Just a few examples: 


Friday, July 19, 2013

Featured Etsian #15 - BelleBloomVintage

Let's help out this new Etsy seller by faving her items and her shop.  Not on Etsy?   Check out her Facebook page and Pinterest boards mentioned below.   This is a great story on how she decided to create an Etsy shop as well as her love of creating handmade gift boxes combined with exclusive vintage and handmade items - read her story and decide for yourself. 

Welcome to Belle Bloom Vintage and Collections! Our shop features primarily quality vintage (and handmade) treasures that have been stored away for decades and some handcrafted goodies made by me.
I come from a line of very talented family members who I have always wanted to share with you through Etsy. My dad used to make jewelry 30 years ago and sold many other valuable goods in order to provide for the family. He immediately had to pursue another career because it was just not enough to sustain the family that time. Though he put a lot of hard work in making jewelry to feed the family, he definitely would go back now to making jewelry in a heartbeat!

My auntie has always been so amazingly crafty. 30 years ago, she was responsible for making all the macrame jewelry and accessories featured in this shop. She spent diligent hours crafting macrame jewelry to sell to help our struggling family.

All of their merchandise have been safely stored and in great condition. They pride themselves in possessing high quality merchandise and using high quality materials in their crafts.

My family has inspired the creative side in me that I am very excited to share with you. I love making boxes and wrapping them! I spent countless hours on each box to perfect every detail with care and love. I always enjoy seeing the smile on people's faces when they see a nicely wrapped box that contains their gift. Feel free to send me a message regarding customizing gift boxes for you!

How could this shop exist without our manager and masco, the pup, pictured in our avatar? I'm a proud auntie of the dog who lives far away with my brother. I do miss the pup a lot though! I keep my home smoke-free and pet-free, so that means...the pup is not allowed here.  Still miss him. 
Anyhow, now that you learned my ultimate secret for wrapping and my family's history, we hope you enjoy your stay in our shop. We also hope that you would allow us to pass along a piece of our family history and love to you and your home! 

 BelleBloomVintage's Shop Announcement

Elegant, beautiful, simply vintage assortment of household goods, jewelry, accessories, and collectibles. Vintage items are over 25 to 30 years old and great for personal, gifts, display, or collecting.

Please enjoy your stay as you browse around our products. We will be adding new items each day so come back and visit us soon! Thank you for stopping by.

Now you can "Like" us on Facebook and get updates and any fun stuff. Share the page with your friends, too!


...and also follow us now on Pinterest to pin our items!  We repin as well.


  Handmade Macrame Bracelet w/ Ceramic Beads, Chinese Macrame, Macrame Bracelet, Knotted Jewelry, Cord Bracelet, Chinese Macrame Bracelet Vintage Handmade Chinese Macrame Necklace-Red/Black, Macrame Jewelry, Knotted Necklace, Nylon Cord Jewelry, Asian Jewelry,Oriental Necklace Vintage Handmade Chinese Macrame Wall Hanging Ornament, Home Decor, Chinese Butterfly, Chinese Knot, Good Luck Chinese Knot,  Necklace Cord 
   Vintage Chinese Neck Tie Clip with Jade Jewel, Gold Tie Clip, Simple Tie Clip, Elegant Elaborate Tie Clip, Gifts for Men, Mens Accessories Vintage Chinese Heart-Shaped cloisonné Pendant Lock (Double-Sided), Elegant Simple Oriental Pendant,  Chinese Jewelry, Chinese Locket Vintage 18K Gold-Filled Stony Plates Linked Bracelet, Large Gold Bracelet, Fashion Bracelet, Stylish 18kt Bracelet, Retro Jewelry 
  Vintage 18K Gold-Filled Plated Band Link Necklace, Shiny Necklace, Beautiful Gold Necklace, Vintage Gold, Womens Chain Necklace Vintage Handmade Chinese Macrame Earrings, Macrame Jewelry, Knotted Earrings, Nylon Cord Jewelry, Asian Jewelry, Oriental Earrings Handmade Jewelry Gift Box (Red Plaid), Jewelry Box, Necklace Box, Craft Jewelry Box, Handcraft Box, Classy Jewelry Box, Gift Box, Fancy Box

   Vintage 18K Gold-Filled Twisted Bracelet, Gold Chain Bracelet, Gold Bracelet, Elegant Simple bracelet, Fashion Bracelet, 18kt Gold Bracelet Vintage 18K Gold-Filled Stacked Necklace, Simple Gold Necklace, Thick Necklace, Heavy Gold Necklace, Retro Necklace, Gold Filled, Elegant Handmade Jewelry Gift Box (Silver Plaid color), Floral Gift Box, Gift Box with Rose, Fancy Gift Box, Crafty Box, Premade Wrap, Handcraft Box