Friday, January 28, 2011

Making Egyptian Jewelry

Hi There!

I found this interesting little article on designing Ancient Egyptian-style jewelry. I'm a major history buff and have always admired Egyptian artifacts, (spent many days in the bowels of the art museum as a teenager). This article literally dispels some myths about the symbols used in making Ancient Egyptian-style jewelry in the modern age. Check it out!

And please, take a moment and tell me what you think about it, okay?



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Product Review: Super Clear Resin

Here's a review for resin jewelry makers from!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Somebody Likes Me!!!

 hey, Check this out!

I was featured in this cool treasury! you know I'm a color freak and this one is a knockout! Take a look!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Etsy Scam Warning!!!

I'm helping to spread the word on this scam. It's a variation of the Nigerian bank scam that was running rampant a few years back. Etsians beware!


How to Start a Jewelry Business

I'm always looking for ways to improve my business. I found this article on and thought it was pretty good business advice. That's my niche as a writer (my other life), so I thought I would share.

Be sure to let me know what you think! Thanks!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Hemp Jewelry

 Hi There!

Here is a great little video from on the basics of making macrame hemp jewelry. Since going green is part of being a responsible world citizen, using hemp is relevant. I used to make wall hangings and such when I was younger, so this had some appeal for me. I hope for you too!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Newest Treasury!

 Heidy-ho, Neighbors!

Alright, so I'm a little goofy today! It's because I'm so excited about this latest treasury! I'm probably known for "Screaming Mimi" treasuries because I'm a freak for colors. This time though I went for subtle; warm fire, glass of cognac subtle. Check it out! And take a second to tell me what you think, okay?

That's it for now, but we'll talk soon!



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

 Hi Everyone!

 Yeah, I know the new year came in a couple of weeks ago. I've been cleaning my house and (re)organizing my work space. I have more than one enterprise going here and the place is so small, overlap is an ongoing problem. (That and I'm a bit of a slob too, I'll admit it.)

However, I'm really pumped about this year! I intend to make this blog a happening place in 2011 with some new ideas and some new goals. I'll continue to give crafting and jewelry tips and plug my fellow Etsians. But I also intend to involve you guys more by doing surveys I hope you'll participate in, and running a few contests.

I also plan to have some guest bloggers talk about the business of running a craft or jewelry business and anything else you guys may want to find out about. Please leave me a comment here or contact me through my Etsy shop with any suggestions you may have.

Anyway, I hope to see more of you throughout the year and wish you all love and peace!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Congratulations from Designs by M'Ayanna!

Hello Everyone,

I want to congratulate the Winner of the first-ever giveaway from Designs by M'Ayanna, hosted by Blue Butterfly Vintage blog!

Virginia Higgins of Hazelwood, MO.

 Congratulations on winning the Green Crystal Cuff! Thank you for participating!

And thanks to everyone else who participated, as well. Look forward to more giveaways in the future.

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to All!