Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Treasure Hunt

EAOC Summer Madness Treasure Hunt-Thursday, June 18th-Sunday, June 21st 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

The Etsy's Artists of Color Street Team is sponsoring an outstanding summer promotion. There will be lots of wonderful prizes to give away so you don't want to miss out. The rules are simple. Just search through the participating shops and find special letters that have been hidden in various listings. The letters will be hidden amongst one of the listing’s photos. Take those letters and form a phrase pertaining to the “Summer”. The phrase will change each day. It’s that simple!
Not only will you will have an opportunity to win a prize but you will also get to visit the shops of many very talented artists and maybe find a few new favorites. No purchase is necessary but if you happen to come across that one item, (or maybe two) that you just can't resist by all means BUY IT! :-)

Now, are you ready for Summer Madness? We thought so. Come join in on the fun!
The Summer Madness Treasure Hunt will take place in the Etsy Promotions Forum beginning Thursday, June 18th and ending Sunday, June 21st. Each day the EAOC Summer Madness Treasure Hunt will begin at 12 noon and run until 12 midnight, EDT.
Starting June 18th, check any of these sites for the phrase of the day:

When you have all the letters, respond back to with all listings containing letters that spell out the word of the day to win great prizes from the EAOC Team. Good Luck and Have Fun Hunting!Feel the Summer Madness!!! Join the EAOC Treasure Hunt!!
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Happy Hunting!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Win Fab Prizes

Summer Madness Treasure Hunt!
June 18 to 21,2009
Summer is here and to celebrate the Etsy Artists of Color Team invites you to take part in our great Summer Madness Treasure Hunt!
The Hunt is on from June 18th through to the 21st, so get your magnifying glasses out and get ready to search!
Each day will feature a unique phrase and the letters will be hidden inside some of our fabulous EAOC shops! Prizes awarded daily!!

More information is available at: and

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Azra Momin of Canada for winning the giveaway from The Velvet Box Connection. She has won this cute set, courtesy of The Velvet Box.
Thanks to those who entered.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Messin' with Pictures

So I was bored and didn't accomplish anything in regards to jewelry today. I was exhausted from work this week. I have been working on another blog post, but I just thought I would share that I have been messing with pictures.

What you can do with software these days... lol

I thought this was kind of fun, maybe I will take a portrait and change it into an oil painting.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Here's A Give-A-Way

So I am looking for followers for this blog, more hits on my website and more visits to my Etsy store. Well I have decided to do a give-a-way. It's nothing new and almost everyone is doing it, so here is my contribution to someone's jewelry box. At first I was going to do a quiz, but I decided against that. So this is what I am going to do. I need 25 people to enter. What I want you to do is: 1) Follow my blog. That's the easy part. 2) Visit my Etsy store and 3) Visit my website Now the reaon for that is everything that is on the website is not on Etsy. I would like for you to pick two different items, one from the store and one from the website and tell me what about and/or why you like the items that you picked. Comment that to this post and you will be entered into the drawing. This is an honest marketing attempt. :) The deadline to post is May 3oth 2009 and the winner will be selected by June 15th, 2009. Here it goes, let's see what happens. Thanks for looking and may Goodness be with you.

If you win, this earring and necklace set will be yours!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Conditions of the Atmosphere

Is the condition of your atmosphere peace, or chaos? If not think about this... You must first forgive yourself. Life is what it is, life. Limit taking in mindless chatter, it only bogs the brain. Eliminate the negative, whether it is a person, place or thing, get rid of it. Negativity will kill your spirit. Speak only those things that you wish to have and think and speak positive about current situations and issues, everything always works out for the best even if it seems like it won't. No matter what the out come, it came out that way for a reason, and you may not realize that until 3 years from now. No matter what you believe, you have what you say.
Don't worry and don't panic, do the best that you can with what you have to work with and call it a day. Worry and fear are two evil components that we don't need. They poison the atmosphere.
Drop the drama, don't make mountains out of mole hills.
Be quiet sometime and listen, it is not always about 'you'.
Be thankful for the little things and tell those that you love, 'I love you'.
Be giving, it will come back to you.
Love yourself, others can tell if you don't.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Helping My Jewelry Pics

I have always had issues with taking pictures of my jewelry. It was such a task, I would have to take a gazillion pictures to get one good or half way decent image. I still don't like that part of the process, I'd rather be making jewelry instead of taking pictures of it.

My cousin, who also does jewelry in Ohio found a blog with a girl who had instuctions for a home made light box, and I would like to thank RED PANDA for this, it works great here is a picture of mine.
Just a regular cardboard box with holes cut out at the top and on each side covered with a piece of white paper and you shine the light from all three sides. (I only have one light I am using right now, so I imagine when I get 2 more the pics will be even
It looks crude, but is very effective. Thanks again RED PANDA!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

First Etsy Sale April 23, 2009

I received my first sale on Etsy last night, and even thought it was just a pair of earrings that meant a lot to me, and boy was I excited. To know that people all over the country can look at and appreciate your work is a good feeling. Although I still have a regular full time job at a large corporate company, I look forward to the day when I can do one of the things that I was meant to do full time. I am always thinking positive and know that if others were blessed to do what they love as their only means of income, I know that I am blessed and will be doing the same thing one day. Here's a pic of the earrings I sold.