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Share the Love Blogger’s Unite: Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Featured Artist Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite

This Weeks Featured Artist is Cindy Wilson of Sea of Dreams! At Sea of Dreams you will find stunning jewelry  inspired by the beauty in God’s creations. Most of her work is with the sea glass that is collected from Fortescue Beach, NJ. Authentic sea glass takes years to acquire the frosted finish and rounded edges that collectors prize. All of the sea glass in her shop has been created by the sand and sea over the years.

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Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com

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New Bracelets added to the Etsy shop!

I’ve added more bracelets 🙂  What do you think of my memory wire bracelets?

 Forest Green beads with Pearl White Dangles Bracelet  $8 on Etsy

Forest Green beads with Pearl White Dangles Bracelet $8 on Etsy

Green, Blue, Gold beads Bracelet $13 on Etsy

Green, Blue, Gold beads Bracelet $13 on Etsy

Multi Color Purple Shimmery Beaded Bracelet $8 on Etsy

Multi Color Purple Shimmery Beaded Bracelet $8 on Etsy

Multi Color Green Beaded Bracelet with Leaf Charms $8 on Etsy

Multi Color Green Beaded Bracelet with Leaf Charms $8 on Etsy

I Apologize- Still Busy!

So I know I haven’t been posting much lately- or at all for like a week!  I am sorry, I don’t want to go dormant here while I get things done!  Time management has never been my strong suit!
However I have been really busy creating things, so its not like I’ve been totally idle!  Lets catch up, shall we?

I’ve been applying for seasonal positions, wouldn’t it be awesome if I worked at Micheals or JoAnns?  Hobby Lobby would be great as well, but I have already interviewed there and with my math skills not up to par, did not get a job.  I’ve come to terms with it.  So many stores are nearby that there is a really good chance I could get hired by some retail giant!

October will be a busy month for me, my cousin is getting married October 20th and her bachelorette party is October 6th.  I have an idea of a fun crafty idea for us to do at the party, so I’ve been trying to get that set up.  Also working on the bridesmaid jewelry and having a hell of a time getting these floating necklaces to look evenly spaced!  I haven’t given up yet, but I’m running out of time to make them!  Plus I have the programs to make for the wedding, not too hard of a project, just a lot of information needs to be triple checked!

I’m also getting ready for a craft/fine art show and spaghetti dinner that the Knights of Columbus at my church is putting on October 14th.  So I’ve been pumping out bracelets and necklaces and earrings when I am not trying to do everything else!  I’ve taken a picture of my new bracelets for you all to see!  Also, don’t forget some of my bracelets are for sale in my Craftstar shop here.

Versatile Blogger Award

How exciting!  I’ve been nominated by my good friend Erinn of Mustelamania!  Erinn blogs about ferrets, “ferret news, fun, and love”.  Lots of fuzzy love I’d say!  Erinn and I met a several years ago in the online forum-sphere, back when I was brand new to ferrets and she had a few as well as great advice for me!  I no longer have my ferrets, but I learned a lot and am still passionate about ferrets and their well-being.  Erinn is the main lady over at Ferret Harmony, which I helped create as well as I do some behind-the-scenes work!  This isn’t in the “rules” but Erinn was nominated by the lady over at Tinkerwolf and if you are at all interested in raw feeding your pets, you gotta check out her website!  I’ve seen so little but I’m about to head over and read up a bit myself!

Per the Rules, THANK YOU ERINN!  For nominating me for this super sweet award 🙂  I also must share 7 things about myself!  Here goes!

1.  I’m an artist and designer and massage therapist, sometimes more 1 than the other!

2. I love penguins.  I collect them in every/any form possible, but I always prefer the fatter penguins….the fatter the better, as I always say.

3. I just went Gluten-Free about 1.5 months ago, I haven’t been tested, but I’m about 99% positive I have a gluten intolerance.  This means no BEER (one of my fave “foods”), no pizza, no hamburger buns, no bread, no tortillas for tacos or chimmichangas, no crackers!  Slowly getting used to it.

4. I currently have no pets of my own, but I like to claim my boyfriend’s parent’s spaniel Daisy, my dad’s doberman Gabriel, my boyfriend’s sister’s lab Bo, and pretty much any other animal I meet, as mine.  One day…one day…

5. I definitely hoard art/craft supplies, and except for my inability to organize them, I quite enjoy it.

6. I learned jewelry-making back in January and have since made 50+ pairs of earrings, 100s of beaded bobby pins, and more bracelets.  And starting 2 weeks ago I’ve started selling them in stores 🙂

7. I can’t swim.

And now I must nominate up to 15 blogs that I think deserve a nomination!  Here are some of my new faves:

EnergyMuse – I just started following them a few days ago (and they may be almost as new) but I already love all the info I’ve learned so far!  The blog is about gemstones and their benefits.  There’s more info in there and the last 2 days have been about Rubys and Rose Quartz, as a jewelry-maker, this is good stuff to know!

Studio Mothers – I might not be a mom, but this blog is full of creative energy and support and encouragement!  Every Monday is the Creative Intentions day where they encourage you to write down what you want to accomplish that week.  I love it!  I find I actually get those things done, even if I only see it that day, I still have it in mind what needs to be done.  Plus, other great articles and encouragement!

Domestocrat – I love her writing style, and she has great projects and real recipes.  She also inspired my 30 Before 30! She seems very down-to-earth, like a friend you’re reading about, and I like that in a blog 🙂  Its what I try to do, write like I talk- I’ve been told that before!

Rubicorno – Photography via iPhone.  And not just landscape or people photos, he alters them via some apps on the iPhone, and they become these thought-provoking photos and everyday places can be changed just by the effect he’s placed on them.

GlutenFreeHappyTummy – One big fat THANK YOU for this site!  While I haven’t tried many new recipes yet, I know I will soon!  Having only been gluten-free less than 2 months, I’m still only eating whats available instead of making much.  But she really tries new things, and tastes tests new products so I don’t have to.  Gluten-free food is pricey, to buy something and not like it- no longer an option!

Renegade Seamstress – FULL of DIYs and Refashions!  I love a good refashion, in fact I have a bag full of clothes that I want to refashion into something!  This chica has such a good eye for turning blah items into something fab!  This is the website that encouraged me to turn a men’s button down shirt into a skirt- I haven’t posted yet because the shirt I picked was threadbare and I need to line it before I can wear it!  lol

Sunshine Print

You Are My Sunshine via Etsy

Check out this cool print via my friend Jessica on Etsy!  You can also find her on Facebook! Buy it for your children, your boyfriend/girlfriend, or anyone you love!

Sunshine Print

You Are My Only Sunshine $15

Penny Mosaic Installation

Penny Mosaics

I saw this project on Facebook, WOW, you must see all that Mandolin Mosaics can do!  Just look at the depth these pennies add to the space!  And the textures and details really are amazing.  I want this!

Contact Mandolin Mosaics: Facebook ~~ Blog ~~ Twitter ~~ Contact ~~ Shop ~~ Etsy

Penny Mosaic Installation

Penny Mosaic Installation

5,000 pennies

5,000 pennies right here!

31,000 pennies

31,000 pennies total! WOW!


Spotted Canary School

I’ve just “joined the flock” at Spotted Canary School!  Its a website full of crafting resources, online classes, craft galleries, and what I hear is an awesome crafting community!  I just today signed up for an online self-paced course, Embellish Your Life, so I can learn some of the basics of using crystals to embellish fabrics, clothes, bags, etc!  I’m excited, I have a few crystals already and a pair of capris that I would love to add some bling to!  I’ll take photos for you all as I go along, and please do check out the site and join the flock with me!Image