Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Now that I have so much TIME

In the evenings I like to watch tv after dinner. I hate being non-productive, so it's hard to just sit and watch tv. Crocheting I've found is a nice thing to do while watching tv, except that my husband likes to keep the family room kind of dimly lit, so working with dark colors is pretty tough to see.

I've made a couple of crocheted then felted bags. I'm a jewelry making girl usually so I made them just to see if I could really. I like the colors; especially the black and pink. I need more dimension I guess and I'd like to line them in the future when my sewing machine fears go away. But its a good start. The green one is about 7 inches wide by 8 1/2 long. The black one is 7 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches long. I just single crochet them until it looks ok, knowing it will shrink with felting and just wing it. I have one more black one I'm finishing.


I just want to let you know that it is with heavy heart, that after January, I will no longer be the editor of Thrifty Boutique Jewelry.

My decision to stop writing for the blog stems around my realization that I just have too much on my plate at this point to handle; my family, my jewelry company, my hopefully soon flamenco dancing again, and my recent extensive back surgery and recovery. I loved writing as it was something I never thought I would do and I did it for over a year, 5 reviews/per week. Something like 266 or so. Wow, that’s a lot! I “met” so many amazing and talented and very dedicated designers for those 14 months. I loved getting to know them all. As well, I know we have an awesome readership following, so keep reading the Thrifty Boutique Jewelry blog and Thrifty Boutique .

Thrifty Boutique Jewelry blog will continue in the meantime with Rosie as the editor. She is the main editor of Thrifty Boutique blog as many of you may know and the one that got it all started.

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free in the comments section.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Event for February

All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation
Give your Heart to the Arts
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, Ca 92835
10:00 am Jewelry & Fine Art Sale
11:30 Luncheon
Contact info 714.447.7484
$45 per person...tax deductible portion $25
Just want to Shop?
Showcase shopping pass $10
12:15-2:30 pm

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Lot's of New Ideas

I ran across these incredible Chinese pendants and had to get them. As a child, my sister and I were always excited to find out about our Chinese Zodiac and what it meant. These pendants are hand-carved and painted on bone. Each one is a different animal depending on your birth year and they are on a green silk cord with a macrame type closure that closes by pulling 2 strings in an opposing direction. I priced them at only $34.

The other addition to the site is a new Collection. Now there are 5 Collections. This is the Fun Collection; a grouping of jewelry and accessories are for the young attitude. I pulled some pieces from the other collections that would fit in this collection, plus added some new things. I just love the cherry earrings. They are porcelein cherry beads on wire handcrafted by Earthenwood Studio.

This has been a hell of a holiday season for me. With the back surgery I had back in October, trying to get through the holidays with meals to make, company to entertain, and shopping to do as well as keep this business afloat was a real challenge. I'm fairly good at multi-tasking and pain killers, so it worked out and I'm here with new things for the new year. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tomorrow: Thrifty Boutique Jewelry Contest #12

Tomorrow's Thrifty Boutique Jewelry contest is sponsored by Fourteen Carrots Jewelry. They are donating a gorgeous necklace. Same place, same time; you know the drill (if not, read last post and it will be on Wed. until further notice).