Saturday, February 28, 2009


BOGO in my shop!
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE - Tonight only....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Great Photo Tutorial

My fellow Crafting in Color team member Tizzalicious has posted a fabulous tutorial on taking great jewelry photos on the Crafting in Color team blog and her own blog.

Tizz has included tidbits that she has learned taking photos of her jewelry for her etsy shop. She includes backgrounds, setting your white balance on your camera, shooting photos from unusual angles and even photo editing programs.

It's great advice-- all of which I need to be using for my photos too! Thanks Tizzalicious!

Check it out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Time to WIN Scrabble Tile Pendants-- Enter now!

Today begins the Jesse Janes' blog Giveaway!

Enter now to win these 2 Scrabble Tile Pendants pictured. Entering is easy!

Just visit my etsy shop at and look through all the items and choose your favorite, then return here and post a comment with the title of your favorite item and your email address.

It is important to leave a valid email address. Only comments with email addresses will be considered as entries into the contest.

That's it! It's super easy... win these scrabble tile pendants: Indie Crafter & Candy Hearts.

Rules : Take a look at the products offered in my shop and leave a comment on this post indicating which is your favorite and why. Please remember to leave contact information. You do not need to have a blog to enter, just a valid email address.

Please only one (1) entry per person.

There will be 1 winner.

Details : The contest ends Friday, March 6th at midnight EST. I will use to draw the lucky winner and will announce them on Saturday. If you are the winner, you will be contacted by email so you may send me your mailing address for shipping.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A "Greener" way of living.

My scrabble tile pendants have been reviewed by "The Green Scene" blog. It's a wonderful write up with great photos... check it out.

Scrabble Tile Pendants are made using recycled scrabble game pieces. It's a great 're-use'. I've also begun recycling vintage domino tiles as pendants. They are larger and give a unique look. These dominos are from the 1950's.

Check out the latest in my line of "recycle" pendants:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog Giveaway coming...

Watch for my Blog Giveaway beginning on Wednesday, February 25th!

There will be multiple prizes!

Remember to check back on Weds to register to win!

Made by Hand -

Have you checked out Made by Hand. By ME ???

It's a cool new community for artisans to display and promote their goods. JPATPURSES is on the front page now as the Featured Artisan. I love her work! I have a beautiful owl print pouch made by her... I love it!

Made by Hand has community forums, chats and even an area to create your own spotlight photo mini's. I am in the process of setting up my profile there... you can spotlight your items from etsy, artfire, silkfair, 1000markets and more.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Increasing traffic to your etsy shop

Want more traffic... and therefore more sales??

Check out the awesome information complied by Timothy Adam Designs. Timothy gives detailed steps to follow to increase your page rank, increase views, add Google Analytics, branding your business, wise spedning of your advertising dollars and more. I've used several of his tips and I give him a standing ovation! It's well worth the trip to check it out...

check out this cool business card holder from Timothy's etsy shop...

WEEKEND DEALS on Scrabble Tile Pendants

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February 21 & 22

Buy 3 Scrabble Tile Pendants & Get 1 FREE
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Excellent Gifts at an Affordable Price!

• Made with a reused Scrabble Tile & graphic images.
• Buy several to Interchange. Have a different look everyday!
• Non-toxic acrylic coating with Sterling Silver Plated Bail.
• Handmade, unique & may vary slightly in color or design.
• Pendants packaged in a small gift bag (up to 3 per bag).
• Pendants & chains are sold separately.
• Measures approximately .75” x .75”.
• Not recommended for children under the age of 6.



Monday, February 16, 2009

Funkadelic week...

I was going to write about some of the new items I listed on my etsy shop, but realized I'd feel better if I wrote about what a funky week I've had. It's like I lost my inspiration and I cannot focus on anything... It's like I'm walking between two worlds right now... not really in either one fully.

It's very strange.

I've been thinking about taking some classes at a local art teaching studio, only the classes I want aren't until the end of March. I am looking for inspiration and something new to spark my interest. While I love making scrabble tile pendants, I always feel the pull to create something new and different. That's why you see a wide variety of items in my shop.

I'm sure that the funk is connected to the lack of inspiration. Hopefully things will clear soon.... my creativity is very important to me.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Last Weekend for $ 4.95 Scrabble Tile Pendants!

$ 4.95 Scrabble Tile Pendants!

This is the last weekend for the pricing special at Jesse Janes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I love this print by artist and illustrator Diana Evans, another fabulous Crafting in Color Street Team member from It's the boldness of color and the beauty of the autumn leaves... I even chose this print for my most recent treasury. Autumn Red, is a print of a Mixed Media illustration on 8-1/2 x 11 Epson Premium Matte Heavyweight Stock.

The rich red color just says "Valentine's Day" to me...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

There's No Place Like HOME....

I know I've been featuring various Valentine's Day items... but I just had to share my latest creation--

Mosaic Scrabble Tile ART Pin

I have a line of Mosaic ART pins & magnets in my etsy shop... check it out : Mosaics & Magnets I love the look of these new accessories. Anyone can wear a pin on their lapel, or have another magnet on their fridge. At just $7, they are a perfect little gift for your Valentine...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love is a puzzling thing...

This says it all... by Kitsch Cuisine

Sunday, February 8, 2009

THINK PINK for Valentine's Day gifts...

Red isn't the only color we associate to Valentine's Day... Pink is very warm, sensual and speaks to the heart chakra.

Check out these fabulous pink goodies handcrafted by sellers...

This super sized, beautiful pink chunky cowl by MsThrifty is hand knit from recycled yarns.

I have a thing for bunnies.... and I LOVE this "Love Bunny" by tizzalicious. Of course, I love everything in her shop... but this bunny is my favorite. Tizzalicious is a fellow Crafting in Color Street Team member.

Of course, it's not Valentine's Day without chocolates... straight from one of my all time favorite etsy sellers-- Double Dipped Sweets. These awesome chocolate dipped pretzels are perfect for a Valentine's Day gift for your chocoholic... everything I have ever had from Double Dipped Sweets has been finger licking good... My last treat was chocolate dipped double stuffed oreos... you can't go wrong with those! Of course they didn't last long... LOL!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Win a Scrabble Tile Pendant!!

Jesse Janes is featured on Craft today for a Scrabble Tile Pendant giveaway-- check it out!

You could be the lucky winner of a Knitting Lovebirds Scrabble Tile Pendant:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Candy Hearts

Who loves those Valentine's Day conversation hearts?

What better than to be able to wear a great reminder of those as a necklace? That's what I thought when I created this cute Valentine's Day Candy Hearts Scrabble Tile Pendant necklace.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Valentine a Day

Daily, now through Valentine's Day I am going to feature one Valentine's Day gift idea. There are such incredibly talented artists on that I would liek to showcase some of their beautiful work...

Today, Feb 5th: A Love Tree Cup and Saucer by Lucky Little Dot

One bright white porcelain cup and saucer set with the painting of a love tree. Each heart is hand painted with love and care.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine's Day - Recycled Gift Wrap

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, in fact I had to send my honey his gifts early because he's leaving for a trip in a couple days and will be gone through the holiday. Unfortunately that means we will be doing Valentine's Day via a phone call... but it's been like that in previous years at times too. We make due even though we live on either side of the country. Soon, we will be moving to NY though. It will nice to no longer be 3000 miles apart. We've been together going on 7 years, so it's time to get it together... and live together.

As I was wrapping his gifts I remembered the fabulous Valentine's Day gift bags I purchased from The Ole Bag Lady on I use the bags to wrap items that I sell in my shop, such as tins and pendants. Giving gifts, or wrapping items I sell is enhanced by adding a fabric gift bag with ribbon that can be used and reused, again and again.

The Scrabble Tile Pendants that I create use recycled / reclaimed scrabble tile game pieces, so I love it when I can add a gift bag that can be recycled as well.

Check out these beautiful bags from The Ole Bag Lady. Also, visit her shop. you're bound to find bags that you will love, and her prices are so inexpensive for such quality made bags. I love her shop & am a frequent customer.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New line: Disc Pendants

I've been working on a new line of pendants for Jesse Janes -- they are very cool! They are 7/8" metal discs with graphic images and a window finish, similar to the Scrabble Tile Pendants... They come complete with the chain.

See what you think:

Monday, February 2, 2009

It's Multi-Colored Monday at CiC

As a proud member of the Etsy Street Team: Crafting in Color, I admire the range and diversity of our members' creative abilities. That said, today is 'Multi-Color Monday' on the CiC team blog.

Check out this funky hat by happycloud: