Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Thankful
By Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
Many Blessings,

Monday, November 12, 2007

Just listed this new ornament! I am so pleased with how it turned out. It would make a wonderful gift for grandparents, aunts/uncles, godparents, co-workers, you name it. Customize it any way you'd like, with favorite pics, verses, poems, etc. Remove the ribbon afterthe holidays and hang it from a decorative hook. Receive 10% off your total purchase if you mention this post! Happy Holidays!

Find it here!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Just listed! Some new hand-stamped sterling jewelry in both our eBay and etsy stores. Can be personalized/customized just for you!
These make beautiful holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!

Wow - time goes by so fast! What I wouldn't give for 3 or 4 extra hours in every day just to get everything done.

Let's see - what have we been up to? We made a trip out to a local pumpkin farm for some autumn fun. They have a petting zoo, lots of fun games and play equipment for the kiddos, a huge corn maze, and hay rack rides. The weather was perfectly crisp and cool, and we just had the best time!

Happy Autumn!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Some other great news on the selling front - Dawn of AnnaKate's Closet has been gracious enough to pick up some of our clothing and jewels to sell in her brick-and-mortar store in Virginia. One of the items they will be selling exclusively through their store is our 'Princess' soldered necklace. If you'd like one, please email her and tell her. I believe they'll be offering them online sometime soon, as well!

Today I received an email from Kelly, who just happens to be the editor of Australian Beading Magazine. She asked if they could feature our personalized soldered pearl bracelet in their magazine. Wow - what an honor! She also asked if I would mind writing a tutorial on soldering. This makes me a little nervous, as it has to be nothing less than perfect. Also, it has to be my own, as I know there are other ebooks out there on soldering. I'll post more about this as it comes together. To celebrate, anyone who mentions this post when making a purchase, either from eBay or Etsy gets 10% off of their total purchase!



Thursday, October 4, 2007

Here's a sneak peek of our new Halloween set, to be listed tomorrow:
It's a OOAK and ready to ship, best fit for sizes 3 (Bella's size), 4, or 5. Tons of color and fun, Halloween without being scary.

Giving in....

Since blogging is all the rage, and I have bucked the trend until now, I have finally given in. I think I can probably manage a post a day. Mostly, I see it as a tremendous advertising opportunity for our Bella Button business. It's easy to get lost in the flood that is eBay, and now Etsy! It seems that those who have blogs typically have more sales, so here we come!

We just listed a soldered glass ornament on eBay and Etsy. Find it here ...

Also, watch for a OOAK Halloween set that is ready to ship, to be listed later this evening. I know, I know - it's late in the game for Halloween! But it's so cute - we just had to. Someone might like it, too!

Have a blessed day and thanks for reading!