Thursday, March 31, 2011

The First Treasury from Etsy

How great!  VintageHillbillies A Etsy saw my Spectator Bracelet and included my in my first treasury!
Check her out also.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Win Free Earrings!

Hi jewelry lovers! I am back at it, and to show my appreciation to those who admire my designs, I am having a give-a-way. I am giving you a choice of one of 3 pair of earrings (listed below)that I have made.

This is what I am asking you to do. Just visit my pages & and etsy shop and tell my what your favorite item is and how you would wear it. Also if you are on Facebook "like" my fan page and follow me on twitter!/thevelvetbox and of course follow my blog here. Post your comments here and I will draw from those who participated. The expiration date for this contest is March 31st, 2011 at midnight. I will draw April 1st, 2011. Family members not eligible. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Thanks for your participation! Happy window shopping!

Give-A-Way Coming Soon

In an attempt to gather more followers for my blog, twitter, etsy and the infamous fb, I will be doing a give-a-way. I haven't quite figured out exactly how I want to do it. So stay tuned for your chance to win... something. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Slowly but surely - My new set, 'Cleo'

The photo is not what I really want it to be, but I wanted to get something posted.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's Been a Long Time.

I have not been here in a while. I was on some sort of sabatical. I wanted to see if I would be able to keep all of this online activity up. I am not promising that I will be posting every day or every week. Seeing that I have a full time job and a small jewelry business, I have decided to manage my time better and do the best that I can do with what I have to work with. I will not put any undue pressure on myself by trying to keep up with others, when all they do is their business and nothing else. So if I get 2 or 3 pieces made, photographed and posted in a week, I am going to be happy with that. All of that being said, I am back and I am going to take my time.

A re-post of something I thought was a nice read:

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.