Saturday, July 31, 2010

3rd Annual Limerick sale starting tomorrow!!

I'm excited!
Tomorrow starts 8 days of my 3rd annual Limerick sale!
There's a ton to celebrate (which is the reason for this fun yearly sale)!
Simple Vista Necklace
First - the ancient Irish celebration of Lugnasadh happens right around Aug. 1st.  Lunasa is the anglicized (or modern) version of the gaelic Lugnasadh so it stands to reason that I would celebrate around this time.  :)
Second - My birthday is on August 8th (the reason I named my shop after the Irish celebration of August).
Last - (but not least) my 4 year etsy anniversary also happens on August 8th and at the risk of sounding cheesy, I could NOT have done any of this without Etsy!

So, what is a limerick sale you ask?  Its simple, really - every day for 8 days there will be a different, fun sale in my shop.  To partake in each sale you MUST write an original limerick for me.  You can shop every day if you want and pay as you go or (if you don't want to miss out on any of the sales) save it all up till the end - BUT - you must write a limerick every single day that you partake in the sale!  New (and one of a kind) items will be added every day so make sure you check back often!
Sound good?
So all you have to do is check back here every day or check my shop to see what the sale of the day is.  Now get your pens (or keyboard) ready.....

Coming soon!  Desert Sunset Stacking Ring Set
All limericks will be posted on my blog!  Let me know if, for any reason, you would rather not have me post it.  :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Long Goddess earrings

Coming soon to my shop! I made these as a proto type a few months back and have been testing (wearing) them out ever since!
I love them SO much that I'm making more for my shop! Design will be the same but some will be a little longer, some will be post earrings, some will be french hooks (as shown) some will be shiny silver, some will be blackened and some will be matte (as shown). Exciting, huh! heheh
Who knew that one pair of earrings could come with so many different options! Maybe I'll even add gemstones!

New in the shop

OK, so I know I've been away from the blogging world for a while (it's the story of my life) but I'm super excited about this new necklace. Why? Because it has changed my mind about Mother of pearl. I'll be honest. I've never really been a fan of the pearly stuff... Maybe on some cool, old vintage buttons, yes... but on jewelry?? I've always shied away just a bit. {Oh, and just a point of interest here: The pearl has been known as a "stone of sincerity", bringing truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause"}
Well, I made this necklace - one for myself and one for the shop and I haven't taken it off since! For one, it goes with pretty much everything ('cause it's a neutral)! For two, it has these amazing, mystical, metaphysical healing powers (who knew I needed them)!

Mother of pearl helps calm boisterous behaviour (yes, I know I'm normally quiet but when I let myself go I can be quite obnoxious and loud and run right over people in a conversation). Mother of pearl also helps you see yourself in the way others see you (see above)... Which is great when you have that umpteenth argument with your spouse about the same exact thing you've been fighting about for 20 years (OK, maybe only 10 for me). I can finally calm my obnoxious powers and see things from his point of view. heheh.

Mother of pearl also (and true to it's name) is a great shell for mothers. It brings calm, sincerity, innocence, integrity and focus. My kids will love this necklace! Unfortunately, they've been at grammie and grandpa's for the whole of it's existence - so they will have to experience it's powers another day... Hopefully soon! I miss the little munchkins!

You can read more about this necklace here:

I call it a Mother's "Dog Tag" - because it's about the same size as a military dog tag, but it's a different kind of battle... the kind of battle that helps raise healthy, smart, independent, loving and aware little people.
Hope everyone is having a glorious day!