Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday Jace!








My Favorite Photos of the Week







My DIY Milk Glass Project

For eleven years and four homes I've had the same problem.  What do I do with all those over-the-cupboard shelves?  Recently I ran across a couple of blog posts with DIY instructions for milk glass pieces.  Perfect.  Here is my Milk Glass makeover.







Definately a work in progress but I'm liking the results.  My pieces came from the thrift shop.  Spray paint in glossy white from Home Depot.  The tutorials I used are here and here.  More photos to come as I finish the project.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Christmas Ornaments

I just finsihed my new Christmas Ornament design for 2012.  It's available in copper and aluminum.  Find them in my Etsy shop.  a perfect personalized gift idea!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My New Camera







I recently bought a new camera.  I have been having so much fun with it!  I fully intended to keep my blog up-to-date with lots of great photos.  That hasn't happened but I still fully intend to.  Perhaps if I make a goal to tackle a new post each Sunday with highlights from our week.  In the meantime, here's a catch up of our Fall so far.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mixed Emotions

This was the view from the bottom of my stairs this morning.

Oliva and Jace are off to 5th and 3rd grade.
 
Alec is starting 7th grade.
 

I miss them already.

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Designs and Sites

Stay tuned, I'm photographing new pieces today, including an AWESOME unisex leather cuff and a very cute a la carte Mother's Charm Necklace.

In the meantime, sign up to receive emails of daily deals from a new site, launching very soon,  Dandelion Deals.  They will be featuring a piece from my shop during August. 

Follow this link to sign up.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Blog Review and Giveaway

Melanie is reviewing one of my Mother's Necklaces on her blog today and offering a giveaway of the same necklace (personalized for you, of course).  Head over and enter to win.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Design Stamps

I just wanted to show my new design stamps.  Add them to any piece of my jewelry or design something new with me.  I'm so excited to break these babies in!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Holiday House Spring Boutique


Join me this weekend at the Holiday House Spring Boutique.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9-6
at Saguaro Springs
1102 E. Tuttle St.
Meridian , Idaho
(Off Locust Grove Between Chinden and McMillan)
Enter the blog giveaway for a chance to win $25 in Boutique Bucks!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Scarves and Great Daily Deals Sites



Do you love all the daily deal sites popping up lately? My favorite are the ones featuring handmade items. I am amazed at the cool things that these talented artists can make.

I have had my jewelry and scarves featured on some of these sites and have loved working with the owners. Most are handmade artists themselves.

I thought it would be fun to post links to my five favorite daily deals sites. All feature strictly handmade items. I have snagged some great things at great prices from these sites and hope you will enjoy doing the same. Here they are:

Find "The Attic Light" here. Watch for my Spring Scarves on this site tomorrow (3/16/12) and several pieces of my jewelry on this site between now and Father's Day.

I also love "GiGiPetals". Find it here. http://www.gigispetals.com/ They will also feature several pieces of my jewelry between now and Father's Day.

"Sassy Steals" is another new site that I've worked with. Find them here. http://www.sassysteals.com/

"VeryJane" is a very fun site. They really feature some cute things. Find them here. http://veryjane.com/

And, of course, we can't forget "GroopDealz". Find them here, if you haven't already. http://www.groopdealz.com/index/index-alldeals

Enjoy! You should find some great things for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day on these sites! Happy shopping.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

GiGiPetals Giveaway

Check out my $25 shop giveaway running this week on GiGiPetals.



To celebrate my coupon code "JESSICABETEN" is active in my shop. Save ten percent on your entire purchase now through February 17th. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Necklaces in Aluminum








Aluminum is hot right now in the hand stamping world. Sterling silver is trading at a thirty year high which is causing jewelers to look for more affordable options for their pieces. Aluminum is a great alternative, not only for it's cost, but also for it's shine. Aluminum will not tarnish like sterling tends to do.


I use 1100 Pure Aluminum in my designs which has a lower rate of skin reactions than sterling does so it is safe for your skin.




You can find links below to the new aluminum pieces I have in my Etsy shop.







http://www.etsy.com/listing/92934435/personalized-mothers-necklace-hand?ref=v1_other_1

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92933135/i-am-a-child-of-god-hand-stamped-square?ref=v1_other_2

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My New GiGiPetals Feature

Check out my new GiGiPetals feature running this week. I'm featuring my handmade ruched scarves.

http://www.gigispetals.com/deals/show-deal

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

XO Gift Ideas

Check out my latest Etsy Treasury and find great "XO" Gift ideas.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODkwMjAyN3wyMDE4MDk5MTg0/xo-i-love-you?ref=pr_treasury

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blog Giveaway



Check out this review of my jewelry and enter to win this personalized Mother's Necklace!


Monday, January 16, 2012

My GiGiPetals Feature!

Have you joined GiGiPetals yet? Today is a good day to do it. They feature very cute handmade items at a discount. The other day I bought this:

http://www.gigispetals.com/deals/show-deal/id/153/valentine-s-day-vinyl-value-pack-9-kisses-and-p-s-i-love-you/

Two of my necklaces are being featured today. You can see them here:

http://www.gigispetals.com/deals/show-deal/id/184/antiqued-brass-handstamped-or-mixed-metal-valentines-necklaces/

Friday, January 6, 2012