Holiday Sale and some pictures

I have been wanting to put this up for a long time but have not had the chance to until now. I am having a 15% off sale again on etsy. Use this coupon code upon checkout: HOLIDAY15

This coupon code will expire on January 5th so you'll have a week to place your order. So now onto the pictures!

It snowed the day after Christmas here in NC for only one day. I wanted to make a snowman but there weren't enough snow. All the picture here was taken with my Canon S95 without any editing. All I did was re-size them.

I loved how this picture turned out.

Here is a picture of my Christmas tree. I don't want to take it down yet but will have to before the new year.
This is our first Christmas tree so we don't have many variety of ornaments just yet.

And here is my football birthday ice cream cake.
It was a snickers ice cream cake from Walmart and my husband tried writing out 24 on the cake with the candles =/. Why football? I don't know but it was delicious.

And remember back then when I wrote about the Marine Corps Ball? Well here is a picture I took at the table.
I had a lot of fun that day.

And here is a picture of me and my husband.
He doesn't want me posting pictures of us but oh well...

Well that's about it I believe. Like seeing pictures of things other than my jewelry? Let me know! Thanks for stopping by.

New One of a Kind Bracelets

I made two new bracelets and these are going to be one of a kind. I really liked how they turned out. I've been really busy with order lately due to the holidays so I wasn't able to find time to make new items. I still have things I want to ship out before Christmas and hopefully I will do that today. Well here are the new bracelets.

#629 Turquoise Mixed Bracelet
Features a variety of beads in silver and turquoise on this charm bracelet.
7" length

#630 Green Mixed Heart Bracelet
Features a variety of silver and green bead with a swarovski green heart charm.
7" length

Holiday Update

I just wanted to update on some things that are going on now or will happen soon. I am planning on raising my shipping prices for US orders so that I could provide tracking confirmation on ALL orders. I previously only provide this for orders $15 and over. I started providing tracking confirmation on all US orders starting today but will not raise the price until this Friday (12.17.10). This gives everyone a chance to place their order before the price change and get this deal.

I wanted to add a new product on my website before Christmas too but it doesn't seem like I could do this. It's taking a lot longer for me to put everything together so I am pushing this back a bit. We'll see how it goes.

I am also turning 24 at the end of this month! December 27 is the exact date. =) However, no vacation for me this year. I wanted to visit home (in Cali) but will have to push this back a little further. I haven't been back since I left to NC last January but we are planning on moving back soon. Maybe February?

So here's a picture of our first Christmas tree. We bought it last weekend and don't have many ornaments yet. It's small but I love it! Exactly what we wanted. We purchased it at Target.

I'll try to remember to take a picture once I get more ornaments on it. And remember, the cut off date to get your order in time for Christmas is December 18. Any orders placed after this date is no guarantee but I'll try to ship them soon. This only applies to US orders. The cutoff date for international orders already passed.

I think that's all the update I have for now. Happy Holidays!

Several new jewelry

I made some new jewelry according to what people want/ask for. I have a poll on the main page of my website asking what (type of jewelry) you want to see more of. The top two are ear cuffs/cuff earrings and cartilage/double piercing earrings. So that's what I made.

#326 Sterling Silver Clear AB Crystals Cartilage/Double Piercing
Features 3 swarovski clear ab crystals on this sterling silver double piercing. Can be worn side-by-side or one on the cartilage and one on the earlobe.

 #327 Sterling Silver Flat Heart Chain Cartilage/Double Piercing
Features a flat heart chain on this cartilage/double piercing earring. Can be worn side-to-side or one on the cartilage and one of the earlobe.

 and here are some cuff earrings I custom made

#CE257 Black Stud Stars Cuff Earring
Features a pewter star stud, pewter star charm, and a black crystal. This is for one side.

#CE258 Safety Pin Black Cuff Earring
Features a safety pin, swarovski black diamond crystal, and a double chain with a pewter star stud and black ear cuff. 

That's it for now. I hope you like! =)

Open heart earring stud

This is not something very new and different. I made this when I first made the sterling silver open heart double piercing earring for myself. I wanted something I could wear with the earring that would match but never added this in my store. No one ever asked for something to match with their earring but I finally decided to share this with those that are interested in purchasing something in my store but it's only for one ear and you don't know what you would wear on the other ear. Well here is it:

You can purchase this here
And these are the earrings that you could match this with:

I could also make single earrings for other single sided earrings when requested. I have a few more new items to add once I find more time. Thanks for visiting!

Starfish Bracelet

I was trying to create a new piece for one of my customers but was stuck and noticed a few swarovski crystals I had just lying around so I decided to just make a new bracelet. Here it is:

#628 Sterling Silver Starfish Pearl Bracelet
This handmade bracelet features a crystallized Swarovski starfish crystal, swarovski clear crystals, and glass pearls. Chain is sterling silver flat hearts with a sterling silver heart clasp.
Only 2 available

Notice the quality of the pictures? I love my new camera! =) I think I could make the quality even better if I play around with it some more. I've been wanting to do so much but can't fit things into my schedule. I love crafts and I am planning something new to add to my website. I'm very excited to tell everyone but I don't have all the details, materials, etc to say more. I want to have everything prepared before I launch it. I do have new pieces that I will post up soon. Look out for my future posts!

Thanks Coupon Code

Hi I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. Of course I was busy too with my own family so I didn't get to post this sooner. I bought so much during black Friday. It was crazy! Now I'm here to share with you a coupon code just to say thanks for all the support. To get 15% off ETSY on all orders before shipping, type in the coupon code "THANKS15"

Code will expire on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:59pm pst. Just a few days left so here is the link to my etsy store:

My new camera

I mentioned in earlier posts that I purchased a new camera. I've been searching for a better quality point and shoot camera and have been looking on reviews online. I found almost all sites suggesting Canon Powershot S90 but I wanted something that records HD video as well so I was considering the Canon Powershot SD4000. I later found a camera that recently just came out. The Canon Powershot S95 is the succeeding model of the S90 and it includes HD video recording. The price is quite expensive compared to other point and shoot cameras I've purchased before but it was worth it. I am in love with this camera. So here is a picture of it (that I took with my older camera).

It takes really amazing pictures. Here is a picture I recently took outside my house. Just a sample photo.

and here is a picture of jewelry. I wanted a better picture because I wasn't happy with the picture I had of it before.

I don't have the best photography skills but I'm learning! =)

So just a little random update. There is 36 days until Christmas and 38 days until my birthday. I really enjoy the holidays but this year I'm away from family. As I've mentioned before, I'm here in North Carolina to be with my husband because he is in the military. Well speaking of military, tomorrow is the Marine Corps Ball and I'm really excited! I didn't get to go last year so I'm really looking forward to going this year. I bought a dress 2 weeks ago which I may take a picture and show you. I don't have shoes to match though so I have to figure something out soon. I also bought a ton of things the last few weeks. Anybody interested in pictures? (I'm finding reasons to use my camera)

I also like to add a "Christmas Deadline" for jewelry orders. In order to receive your order by Christmas, US orders must be placed by December 18, 2010 and International orders must be placed by December 4, 2010. Make your orders soon! Until next time =)

Holiday Special

I am having a holiday special on these gold gift boxes here:

#364 Gold Cotton Filled Gift Box
Limited Edition gold gift boxes designed for the holiday season.  
- Dimensions: 1.75in. x 1.25in. x 5/8in.

Here is my holiday special:

I currently only have these gold boxes and the other white larger boxes.

Gift certificate giveaway winner

I randomly chose a winner for the gift certificate prize. The winner is receiving a $10 gift certificate that she could use on anything in my online store: The winner is:


Congratulations! I've emailed you so all the details should be there. Thanks to everyone who entered. This is not my last one so don't give up!

Finally some new jewelry

I wanted to post this up before I go to bed tonight because I found time to take pictures and edit them earlier today. I'm happy to say that I have a few new pieces to show you. Finally! So here they are:

 #CE253 Lotus Pearl Dangle Cuff Earring
Features swarovski crystals and light pink pearls within silver flower petals forming lotus-like charms.

#CE254 Holiday Joy II Cuff Earring
Features green and red pearls and crystals just in time for the holidays.

#CE255 Plain Gold Heart Cuff Earring
A simple cuff earring in all gold featuring a heart stud.

#CE256 Gold Caged Stardust Cuff Earring
Features a cage design surrounding stardust beads and dangling filigree beads. Gold dangle hook is surgical steel.

A small update on the mini giveaway, only 5 people entered which gives all those who entered a really good chance in winning the $10 gift certificate. I am a bit disappointed with the number of entries but I am still going to pick a winner none the less. That will be on another post though so look out for that. I am also planning on posting more random pictures once I receive my camera case. I don't like taking my camera around without a case since it's so new. I'm excited!

Giveaway anybody? and Happy Halloween

I just wanted to make a quick post wishing everyone a Happy Halloween and reminding that my mini giveaway is ending tomorrow at 12am PST. Not many people have entered so there will be a greater chance of winning.

Here is a picture I took of a decoration in front of my house

I bought a new camera last week and was testing it out. I am going to be taking a lot more pictures and hopefully posting a lot more once I get the hang of all the settings.

Here's the link to the giveaway and as you can see, the prize is a $10 gift certificate:

Good luck and have a safe and happy halloween!

Want to be the 2nd Prize Winner for my last Giveaway?

It's been over a month since my last giveaway ended and I never heard from the 2nd prize winner. Therefore, I am going to choose a new winner. Originally, I was only going to choose 1 winner for the grand prize but I was so happy with turnout of the giveaway, I ended up choosing two people. I am going to switch up the prize for this new winner though. Instead of selecting one jewelry item $10 and under, I am going to give away a $10 gift certificate good for anything on

 So I wanted to create a whole new post since I wanted to choose someone who read this post. All you have to do is leave a comment under this post. The comment could be anything but only the people who entered the original giveaway can win. You could comment as much as you want but there is only one entry per person. I will randomly choose a winner in 1 week (November 1, 2010). I think that's about it so good luck!

Update 10/19

It's been a while since I last posted anything new. I have been very busy since I last added something new to my store. It even took me a while to send out the prize for my contest but it's been sent and received. I wish I had new things to show you all but I don't (at least not yet). However, I am bringing back a cuff earring that was discontinued. So here it is:

#208 Double Chain Star & Heart Cuff Earring
This single sided black and silver double chain cuff earring features a pewter heart stud and a star charm.

My laptop broke down on me a few weeks ago and sadly, I haven't backed up my laptop in a while so all my data are somewhat lost =(. I've been wanting a MacBook for a long time and I finally got it. I'm still learning and getting used to Mac so any tips are much appreciated. As for my old laptop, I'm still trying to get it to turn on. The problem was that the monitor won't turn on. This has happened before and I was able to eventually turn it on but so far, no luck. I am also planning on getting a new camera. I know I just got a camera less than a year ago but that's going to my husband so I could get a new one! =) I have my eye on a Canon Powershot S95 so hopefully I will get that soon. It will motivate me to take more pictures! Then I will be posting more pictures on this blog.

The holidays are just around the corner and I have some jewelry plans for this including some sales and deals so keep a lookout for that if you're planning on giving jewelry to loved ones.

My orders are not affected and I am still making orders fairly quickly as I have been. However, international orders will take a little longer since I cannot go to the post office as often as I had been before.

Giveaway Winners

I'm very happy and surprised with the turn out of this giveaway. I was planning on ending this giveaway for this past saturday whether or not I've reached 70 followers but before I could make a post on it, 70 followers were reached already. With as many entries as I received, I decided to give away an additional prize.

The first winner will receive the prizes indicated in the giveaway post (as well as a few additional items chosen by me).
The second winner will receive any jewelry of their choice in my store (with a value of $10 or below, excludes limited quantity items) as well as a few additional items chosen by me.

The winners were chosen by random on so here are the winners.

So the first prize winner is: Rena
who is receiving the prizes:

and the second prize winner is: Emely
who will chose a jewelry item of her choice.

Thanks for everyone who entered. I will email the winners and try to send the prizes out as soon.
And welcome to all the new followers.

Giveaway Update

We've reached the end of the giveaway! 70 followers have been reached and I'm giving it until 12pm PST tomorrow (9-11-10) to close the giveaway. This allows those who have not entered to enter before I end it. I've been really busy this past week. I have a few more items to add to the giveaway but have not taken pictures of them so I will try to do that by the time I announce the winner.

A small update on me:
Like I mentioned before, I would be really busy starting the end of the month but it came sooner than expected, which means I would be posting things a little less frequent than I have been. I will try to get back to how things were before once things settle down so don't worry! Since the giveaway turned out so well, I will most likely have another one soon.

Last chance to enter the giveaway

Cuff Earrings and small update

Here I go again with cuff earrings. I can't help it. Probably about 90% of my orders are from cuff earrings since it's not something you could easily find in stores. I've purchased several new charms and I am excited to create new things once I get into that creative mood again. Hopefully soon because like I mentioned before, I'm going to be really busy starting near the end of the month but I'll still try to keep up with orders like I have been. So on to the jewelry.

#249 Sterling Silver Pearl Double Chain Dangle Cuff Earring
Features a mismatched double chain cuff/dangle earring pair with swarovski crystals and glass pearls. This is completely 925 sterling silver. Available in peach pearl and pink pearl.

CE250 Sterling Silver Butterfly Pearls Cuff Earring
Features two pearls and a sterling silver butterfly charm. This is for one side and is completely 925 sterling silver.

CE251 Butterfly Pearls Cuff Earring
Features two pearls and a silver butterfly charm. This is for one side.

CE252 Dangle Charms Long Cuff Earring
Features three different beads on each dangle. Hooks are sterling silver.

As you can see, I'm getting stuck with naming these jewelry. I like to just be direct with the names but now I'm running out but I'm still going to keep naming them. Just bare with me with the names.

I will update on the giveaway soon. I wanted to add more things to the giveaway so it'll be in a different post. Thanks for visiting!