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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ready for the summer?

Is everyone ready for the summer and the pesky mosquitoes?  I love being outside, but the mosquitoes eat me and my daughter alive.  We come in the house with so many bites, we look like we have the measles.  My husband doesn't get many or any bites.  It irritates me. 

The only thing I have found to get stop most of the mosquitoes is Burt's Bees Mosquito repellent.  It doesn't keep all of the mosquitoes away, but it does help.  At least we don't look like we have the measles. 

I have made some citronella container candles that will help with keeping the mosquitoes at bay.  Set these candles around the area people are going to gather and light them.  The strong citronella scent will help repel those pesky mosquitoes.  The more citronella candles, the better at keeping the mosquitoes away. 

Stop by my shop at and check out the citronella candles along with the other nicely scented candles I have listed.  You will like what you see.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

and the winner is....

Two Artisan Sisters won the candle.  It is a nice pillar candle.  I hope they enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Turquoise beads dangle from a spiral design silver colored bead, all on surgical stainless steel fish hook earwires.

These earrings have a casual, Southwestern feel to them, with a classic combination of turquoise and silver colors. Each earring has three round 6 mm turquoise beads suspended from the silver spiral bead with black accents. These earrings are 2 7/8 inches long.

 This old fashioned handmade lavender soap has shea butter added and is lightly scented.The recipe was formulated to be a gentle cleansing and conditioning soap, with tons of bubbles and a creamy luxurious lather.This soap has no gluten.
This soap weighs at least 4oz.
To help make your soap last as long as possible, keep it dry between uses.I have soap dishes for sale should you need some.
Thank you for stopping in!!!
Forget Me Not Soap Shop

 Hand painted Brown Bear
Titled, "Dozing"
This piece is done on 9x12 Canvas Board. Using Acrylics, Metallics and Artist Pens. Finished with a Matte Sealant. Ready for Framing or can be Framed Up Larger using Matting. This would be Cute hanging in a Cabin!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pinks and Purples

Take a look at these handmade items. 

These lovely earrings were created from 17mm x13mm purple luster glass czech nautilus beads.! I wrapped them to sterling head pins, and then hung them on sterling earwires. Thanks for looking at my earrings, and please check out my shop for more handcrafted jewelry and supplies.

Rose quartz hexagons have been paired with wood beads hand painted in shades of blue and cranberry and blue lace agate beads to create this charming and romantic pair of earrings.

The ear wires are sterling silver and the earrings measure two inches/50 mm in length from the top of the ear wires.

This bracelet is made from wood beads which I have handpainted in deep purple with hot pink polka dots. The beads have been sprayed with a glossy acrylic sealer. Square silver tone beads are used as spacers. The beads are strung on heavy elastic. A removable flower charm is attached.
Fits up to 7".

 A reusable gift card pouch I made from a charming purple and pink floral fabric that will easily fit several credit card sized gift cards. Dress up your gift card giving with this very unique gift bag. If you give a gift of cash or check, this eye-catching ‘envelope’ will really make an impression.

The inside is fully lined with white, and the end is tied with a striking pink ribbon through eyelets. Your recipient will be able to reuse the gift card wrap for their next gift card giving.

This stunning gift card bag measures about 4.75 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide. Be prepared for ‘WOW’ factor in your gift giving with this ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before’ packaging.

This bubble gum pink beaded ring is as pretty as a carnation. It has 2 shades of pink - a light pink on the outside and a dark pink in the center. This ring has been revamped from a vintage clip on earring that had lost its mate. I carefully removed the earring backing and attached it to an adjustable gold toned ring base using industrial strength glue. Measures approximately 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter.

All of my jewelry comes packaged in ribbon tied clear boxes - gift wrapping available upon reques

This beautiful necklace was handmade by me! Using Sterling Silver wire, I wire wrapped a single 15mm amethyst crystal teardrop (CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements). Add some gorgeous sparkle to your outfit!! This color also just happens to be February's Birthstone! ;)

Hangs beautifully from a 16 inch Sterling Silver cable chain. All Findings are Sterling Silver as well.

Crystal dangles approximately 3/4 inch.
I wire wrapped a single 4mm amethyst crystal by the clasp for a little added sparkle! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

check out these items

Look at these beautiful handmade and vintage items.  They can be found at   The pictures can be clicked on and you will be taken to the artist's shop.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Great Handmade Items

Here are some items from   They are very beautiful items.   This is just some of the great items you can find on Artfire. 

Friday, May 13, 2011


I am giving away a candle to the winner of my contest.  To enter the contest you must follow my blog.  From the people who follow my blog, I will draw a name and they will win the contest.  The contest ends May 20th.   The candle is a butterscotch color with a very strong carnation scent.  Good Luck!!!

Don't forget to visit my shop at

Friday, May 6, 2011

100 item goal

I have been working hard at getting more and more items in my shop.  Right now I have 90 items and my goal is to get over 100 this weekend.  I have a few more candles to create and post.  There are some that are ready to be posted, but haven't posted them to the shop yet.  I just finished making some chardonnay scented candles.  I should have them posted this weekend along with a few more. 

Some of the candles I plan to work on this weekend include some citronella scented candles.  Just in time for the summer mosquito season.  Instead of just having just the citronella scent, I am thinking about adding some other scent to the citronella.