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Thursday, November 20, 2008


I decided that every little extra savings helps in this economy, so through December 15, 2008, I am offering free shipping on all pieces. Just convo me through Etsy, or leave a message in notes to seller and I will send a revised Paypal invoice. If you prefer to pay and finish up, I will refund the difference after payment is received.

The Glass Menagerie will be participating in a craft fair on December 6, 2008 at Santa Maria. If you are in the area, stop by and see me.

More pieces are going up today, so keep checking the shop. You can find me in two places: or

This hematite and silver reversible bracelet is the first one up today. I have discovered that pictures really are not the same as the feel and look in person. Everyone that has seen this bracelet falls in love with it. Since black and gray are favorite colors to wear, this bracelet goes with everything. There is more sparkle on one side, and the other side is slightly subdued. I promise this one is not going to last long.
I will talk with you later.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Sunday

I hope everyone's Sunday is going well. Well, the home show was yesterday, and it was a very nice show. The home we were invited to was beautiful. I feel that it was well attended for being in a private home, and I took several custom orders and sold some additional items. One of the best sellers was the Mother's bracelet shown here. (Yes, I took pictures today and am listing items.) I have only listed this item so far, but look for the Teacher's Bracelet, as well as many more in the next few days. I am going to try to get in to the show at Santa Maria in Mundelein, IL on December 9. I do have enough pieces to sell there.

I took some quick pictures of my table while it was set up in my home. The pictures are not the greatest, but I thought I would share them with you, since you have to keep hearing about the show. You all are so patient, to keep coming back while I prepared for this show. It was fun, but I'm happy it is behind me. Now that the table is done, it should be a breeze.

The stands were all custom built by my husband, as well as the lighting that he put together. The lights are all polished chrome, and the displays are wood and stainless, so the table does look high end (but I am a bit prejudiced). The table cloth is light purple satin, and that is not showing well in the pictures.
Well off to list more and to finish dinner. Thanks for visiting, and let me know what you think of the table (in spite of the picture).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you Veterans!

It is Veterans Day, and today should be the day that we make sure to give thanks for the men and woman who serve our country by putting their own lives on the line every day, past and present. I always believe in counting my blessings, and they are definitely at the top blessing list today.

I have completed many new pieces, but have not had time to take pictures. I'm hoping on Sunday, after the show to get them listed. Since this is the first show that I have done in years, it is like starting from scratch. The table looks great, due to the hard work my husband has put in making displays and lighting.

On Sunday, he customized a desk that he got from work, and made my workstation so much bigger. I'm getting used to it, but really like it better.

So, please bear with me the rest of this week, and I will be more on track next week with new listings.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Featured Artist Thursday and more

This very talented artist makes the cutest wristlets bags in the most beautiful colors. The colorful fabrics that are used really make you want more then one. You can find these on Etsy at: Ange is the owner of this shop and states in her profile, "I love bright happy colors, trees, leaves, flowers, lakes, and refreshing breezes. I love putting stuff together and creating something more than just the sum of the parts.That would probably explain why I love fabric so much. I can find any and all of the things I love printed on fabric and I can make something out of it." She is also talking about using other media's in the future. I personally can't wait to see here creations. Her shop is a favorite of mine, and I bet becomes one of yours too. Ange's Etsy mini is also on the blog on the left side. It will allow you to see more of the colors she uses.

On the personal side of my business, the home show is drawing close as November 15 comes closer. My husband made me beautiful displays for bracelets and earrings and is now working of lighting. I am so fortunate to have such a supportive husband. He even sells my creations on the train!

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

Did you vote today? I did this morning, and am very interested in the outcome of the election. Tonight as I sit in front of the tv watching, I will also be beading. Such a great combination! I'm so behind on posting the new items I made. They need to go up, so I can get your opinion on them.

I switched the etsy mini's on the right and left of page. Make sure that you take a look at them. There are so many amazing artists on etsy and also on 1000 markets. If you haven't heard of 1000 Markets, they are located at: This site is still in the early stages, but I'm proud to be there and grow with it.

I'm still looking for the Mary Engelbreit December/January magazine in the stores. If you have it, check out the Etsy ad. I'm in it!

I will post soon with new pictures and items.