Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
From the Artisan:
Welcome to She Designs Jewelry! My name is Sheila Hendricks. Please enjoy looking through all my lovely creations! I also take custom orders, so if you have something specific in mind, please let me know. I would love to create something unique for you! I have some new ideas swirling in my mind and will be working on them in the next few weeks. I hope to be sharing those with you soon! I blog a few times a week so stop by there to catch up at http://www.shedesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Please visit often as I add new things often. And please send me a note if I can create something special just for you! Thanks! Sheila Hendricks, She Designs Jewelry
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Here is From the Artisan:
Xtra Xtra "Bead All About It" news. Welcome to our studio!! Here you will find a wonderful selection of top quality, beautiful ,semi-precious gemstone strands, pendants and other gorgeous items to create your one of a kind necklace, bracelets, earrings and more. You will be very pleased. We'll be adding more items often, so please be sure to stop back often. Lots of beauty with unsurpassed quality! Looking for something particular..Let us know! We have semi precious for every price range!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Since I do not have to give you more clues to narrow down my location, which is Front Royal, I can just tell you about our hike today. It was very cold yesterday and I was really worried about Jim being out on the trail in just shorts and a light weight jacket. It started off chilly but it got colder as the day went on. I was in the van working on jewelry and when I stopped to take a break and go on a little walk with Beau I was amazed at how much colder it was. We went right back in the van and I put long pants on and put Beau's jacket on him. We started out on one of the trails and we came upon a deer grazing and eating. He didn't even seem to be too bothered that we were there either. He just stopped eating and watched us for a while and then just moved a little farther away and started munching again. I had a hard time getting Beau out of the woods. He loves all the different animal scents.
On today's walk he even rolled around in the grass on his back. He was a happy little Basset. It was much warmer today. The air was still cool but the sun was out an it felt really good. It made you feel all nice and toasty. When Beau and I were walking in a meadow today I heard someone yell out hey Beau. It was a hiker that we had met on the trail yesterday. He remembered Beau and came over to pet him again. Everyone remembers Beau on the trail.
IT'S ALSO CRAZY TRAIN TIME
Today's crazy train rider is Deb Vandet Designs. She has a little bit of everything in her studio. I especially like the microscope slides that she has decorated and turned into pendants. My husband is a medical technologist and has worked in medical laboratories for over 30 years. Still he wasn't as impressed as I was. I think it is very creative.
Here is Deb's from the Artisan
Welcome to debvandetdesigns! Handmade jewelry for you and artful adornments for you and your home. I use mixed media and a variety of techniques, new and recycled components to make my original designs. Whether your style is girly or goth, I might have something you'll love. If not... I would love to make it for you. Custom work and collaboration on a piece of jewelry that is personal and meaningful for you is a joy for me.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Also of note from our adventure.... I found this very interesting. Everyday as we were driving into the park there were so many squirrels running all over the place. At times we were stopping and swerving just to keep from running them over. And we also saw plenty of deer in the brush just by the side of the road and some even in the road. I was able to take this picture of one by the road. But today when we were driving we didn't see any not any squirrels or deer. Was it because it was rainy and cold?? Or did they know it was Sunday and they were sleeping in?? Or perhaps they were all in church?? It was just very different than all the other days we were there. Where do you think they were???
Saturday, May 16, 2009
From the Artisan: Welcome to Creative Haven! This is where you will find all things created by me. I love to design jewelry among various other arts and crafts. I am always trying something new and different, so if that's what you're looking for you've come to the right place. You will find everything from jewelry to wood projects.
Friday, May 15, 2009
We did 2 different one mile paths. At first Beau wasn't too sure about going. So he consulted with Hiken C. A. Bear about it. Then once he was actually on the trail and started to pick up all the different "scents" the woods have to offer, there was no stopping him. He even came upon a bunny on the trail. It is amazing to me how tame all the animals are that we have seen this week. It's like they know there is no hunting in these woods. Now, don't get me wrong, they do run from you. But they will give you a little look over before they do and they only run when you get close. Yesterday I got a good picture of a young deer that was eating grass by the side of the road too. But this picture of Beau and the Bunny was too good. This is a cute B & B in the Shenandoah National Park. And now Beau is on his bed sound asleep. And I may be doing the same thing too.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I just left my son's house in Dayton Ohio. I traveled north and east and it took us 9 hours including stops to get to our destination. For this giveaway I am looking for both the city and state we are in. More clues will be coming tomorrow to help you narrow it down.
The prize for this giveaway is the heart pendant shown above. Good luck.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tucson, AZ – Today marked the launch of a new social media website, VoteHandmade.com. Powered by Reddit code and ArtFire.com, Vote Handmade serves as a link sharing platform for artisans and crafters of all types and specialties.
On VoteHandmade.com, users can share handmade items from venues all over the web with fellow users, up voting and down voting just like on Reddit. This allows artisans the opportunity to not only socialize and share links, but also to promote their quality product and drive buyers to their online studio.
VoteHandmade.com also aggregates news, instruction and business tips for the online craft world. With hundreds of thousands of handmade sellers and millions of handmade items currently listed for sale on the internet, VoteHandmade.com is a great place to see the best of all venues and all artists as voted on by their peers.
VoteHandmade is like the world’s largest juried craft show. Any user can submit an item from any site. VoteHandmade is free to use, free to join, and free to promote.
More About ArtFire.com
ArtFire.com is an interactive craft marketplace designed to bring artisans from different geographic locations and backgrounds together. On ArtFire, artisans are able to not only set up a customizable studio, but also are given the chance to meet fellow sellers though a number of interactive features available on the site. Artfire is more than just a venue, it’s a vibrant artisan community.
“We wanted to give artisans the chance to promote their items in a way which was not only free but also fun,” said John Jacobs, CEO of ArtFire.com. “Vote Handmade allows them to share and interact with artisans from the many different venues on the web.”
“We felt it was important to build tool specifically designed for artisans,” Said Tony Ford, COO of ArtFire.com. “It is our hope that the crafting community will use VoteHandmade .com to further their business and networking online and shoppers can go to one place to see the best of the best artisans in all craft disciplines.”
She has so many different items in her studio to choose from. There is an assortment of fun jewlery like this Peace Sign ring, jewelry displays like the one pictured here, as well as bookmarks, incense burners and even body lotions from Laura's day spa. Laura works with polymer clay which is something that I would love to learn some day. You can really use your creativity and the possibilities are endless. Once you visit La De Da Creations you will know what I am talking about.
This studio is one of my favorites on ArtFire and one I love to browse through often. Maybe it's because it takes me back to the days of my youth. I know it's definitely a fun place to shop.
Oh and did I mention that this jewelry holder glows in the dark. So break out the incense, grab the body lotion and let's all have some fun.