Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Almost Famous!!!

Breaking news!!!!
I was fortunate to be chosen to be featured in one of my fellow Etsyian's blog!!!!!




dancingKitten.jpg image by chongyh01

I have been smiling and doing the happy dance all day!!!


I was so thrilled to be chosen by Andrea!!  She is doing a great job promoting Canadian sellers.

Check out her ETSY shops. Andrea is very talented and not only makes beautiful jewellery, but cute sprites and paper products as well!!





Tonight just might be a martini night!!!!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sometimes a girl just needs a Stud!!!

I have had more than a few requests for post and back earrings, as not everyone likes dangles. Me? I love them. The longer and more elaborate the better! But sometimes wearing dangles just isn't practical.

Post and back earrings are also referred to as studs. At least that's what I call them.

You asked for studs...and I am bringing you studs!!!



Beautiful Tiger Eye wrapped with sterling silver


What?? Were you thinking more along the lines of this...?????


Sorry, but I don't provide THAT kind of customer service!!! Ha!!


Here is something for you to listen to while you are looking at more of my studs!!! (I'm so funny I can't stand it)

I dare you to keep a straight face while you are watching the Weather Girls in their epic cheesy video!!!



Sodalite and Sterling Silver



Gorgeous freshwater pearls!!


Sparkly Swarovski Crystals in all the birthstone colors!









Brown Goldstone..




All of these studs are available in my ETSY shop!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Breaking News!!!!!

Ok. Now that I have your attention......I had two sales today in my ETSY shop!!

Take a look..........





These beautiful earrings are made from opalite briolettes and wrapped with 14k gf wire.

These also sold to the same client!!!







These beauties are made from opalite and swarovski crystals. I wrapped the opalite with sterling silver wire in my chaos pattern.  This is the second time I have sold this style of earring!! I know I'll be making them again!

My other news is that I have created a beautiful ETSY treasury combined of all Canadian sellers.  Take a peek!


Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

I am going to continue "incubating" today , and am going shopping, instead of prepping!!!

:)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Incubation

Well it's Labor day weekend. The weather has turned cool and it seems like it's October not the beginning of September.

I am attempting to prepare for my classes next week and I am procrastinating with a capital P.  I only have a few days left before I start teaching and I have no motivation to do anything.

My dining room table looks like I am busy. My books are open, my powerpoint is up, and  ready to be revised...








I even have my TA's helping me out!

But I haven't done squat. I am surfing the web, twittering and facebooking instead. Oh, and writing this blog entry too! Anything to get out of reading about pregnancy induced hypertension.

Good old Wikipedia defines procrastination as...."the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time.....While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. "

OK- I knew that.  Read further...

"Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder..... "the psychological causes of procrastination vary greatly, but generally surround issues of anxiety, low sense of self-worth, and a self-defeating mentality."

YIKES!!!!!   And here I thought I was just being a lazy slug. When in fact I might be a lazy slug with a deeper problem.


Okay. So I don't procrastinate all the time. Most people don't.  I did a bit more searching on the web (more procrastination) and found that maybe I am an "incubator" and not a procrastinator.

 What's an incubator?  Well it's not this......




or this..........

  
 According  to an article by Dr.Robert Biswas-Diener.... "Procrastinators may have a habit of putting off important work. They may not ever get to projects or leave projects half finished. Importantly, when they do complete projects, the quality might be mediocre as a result of their lack of engagement or inability to work well under pressure.  Incubators were (those).....who had superior-quality work but who also worked at the last moment, under pressure, motivated by a looming deadline. "
 
Incubation + Pressure= Superior work

So the next time someone calls you a worthless, lazy, goldbricking, procrastinating slob, you can say "au contraire."
Tell them you are a worthless, lazy, goldbricking, incubating slob!

Telling someone you are incubating is much more impressive than saying you are procrastinating. 
 
Check out these flashdancers dancing to Joy Division's "Incubation."

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Something neat!!!!

I just discovered a really neat app to promote my ETSY shop.

Take a look at this....  Starry Dreams Jewellery Designs Magazine

How cool is that!!!  This magazine is able to store 25 listings, but it will take you directly into my shop. 

Best 99 cents I ever spent!!!