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Are you ready for Free Friday?

Are you ready for Free Friday?

Merry Christmas! If you’ve been busy making jewelry and still have some left over after giving out your Christmas presents, you need a place to sell them….right? I’m offering my latest ebook for free for the next couple of days as an early Christmas gift […]

Homemade Christmas

Homemade Christmas

   Please enjoy this article by guest blogger, Kate Web. Christmas is a great time to get crafty. You have the cold weather which stops you from wanting to leave the house, especially when it involves several layers and thick boots. You have the need […]

History of Christmas Ornaments

History of Christmas Ornaments

In A.D. 336, an early Roman calendar first mentions December 25 as the date of Jesus’ birth. This date was likely influenced by the year-end pagan festivals to celebrate the harvest. Celebrations included specially prepared meals, decorating of homes, gift-giving and singing. Gradually, pagan traditions […]

Savory Pumpkin Soup Perfect for the Holidays

Savory Pumpkin Soup Perfect for the Holidays

As of yesterday, I had 3 delicious, traditional Thanksgiving meals. All of the required items were represented. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and cranberries were represented on my plate. Full stop!!!! It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet! The idea of having one more Thanksgiving dinner may lead me […]

A Jamaica State of Mind

A Jamaica State of Mind

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] Two weeks ago, my family and I visited Jamaica. This was my 8th trip to the island country, and it did not disappoint. I first visited Jamaica when I was 7 years old, […]

Craftsy – another great website for online tutorials and patterns

Craftsy – another great website for online tutorials and patterns

I just love Craftsy It is one of those websites that I visit on a regular basis. Not only have I taken several of their tutorials for jewelry making but I’ve sold jewelry making patterns there as well. They offer free mini courses so that you can […]

Making my Own Laundry Detergent

Making my Own Laundry Detergent

My sister has been making her own laundry detergent for a while now. I remember one early morning, she was whipping up a batch with her shiny, red, Kitchenaid Mixer. As the fragrant, white Borax Flakes mixed with the Washing Soda and Laundry Soap, I realized that […]

Repurposing Office Copy Paper from the Recycling Bin

Repurposing Office Copy Paper from the Recycling Bin

Have you ever looked into your office’s recycle bin? Most of the paper there is probably only written on one side. There may be plenty of sheets that are even blank or only have writing on the margins. What a waste! At least many businesses […]

Harvest Festival Inspirations

Harvest Festival Inspirations

Several years ago, I purchased a beautiful dragon’s blood agate focal bead that reminded me of the luscious grape juice from a red grape as it drips down the side of a wine cask. I enhanced the design with Tibetan silver grape bunches, tourmaline, and […]

Clean out that Junk Drawer and Learn Wire Wrapping Today!

Clean out that Junk Drawer and Learn Wire Wrapping Today!

  Coupon Code: 5today Link to the course: https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapping-found-objects/ Have you ever tucked piece of sea glass or seashell into your pocket? Has your child ever picked up a ‘treasure’ for you on the beach or in the park that you have accumulated in your junk […]