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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Amethyst Crystal Gemstone Facts

February babies love the color purple. Why? Because, the birthstone for February is Amethyst. To learn about Amethyst, watch the first short video. The second video, because I love to draw, shows you how to draw an Amethyst. Check them both out, and leave me your thoughts. I have started a new baby blanket, that I think will be spectacular, plus a mermaid tail crochet project, and I have a new idea of something to paint on. Now, I just need more time, lol. For jewelry, one of my Rhodolite Garnet rings sold, and the Mandarin Garnet ring, both sold. I have to buy some new settings, so I can make some new pieces. I do have some wire wrapped pieces, that are new, in my Etsy shop, just need to feature them here on the blog.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Crochet Lime Green and Hot Pink Baby Blanket with 2 Matching Beanies

I finally finished this baby blanket. It didn't take so long because it was hard, it wasn't, just couldn't seem to squeeze in more than an hour here or there to work on it. I love these colors, and this stitch. Done in lime green, and hot pink with matching beanies. Fees have gone up for everything, so unfortunately I have had to tweak my prices on new items, and am rethinking my layaway. I love offering that service, but unfortunately the Paypal fees each time someone makes a payment, is ridiculous. For now it is staying, but I have to really think hard about it. If you have never had a crochet blanket, then you really should try one. So much warmer than fleece, especially if over a light sheet or other blanket. Check out this beautiful blanket and beanies set, in my Etsy store. 

 February is the birthstone of Amethyst. I have one ring, I will be relisting, that was returned to my shop because the size was wrong for the lady who bought it. Other than that, I am going to try and get some new Amethyst pieces made. Hopefully my craft shop will have more of the lockets, that I can fill with Amethyst gemstones.

 I had a brilliant idea for something new to paint on. I won't discuss it until I have one completed, so you will just have to come back often to see.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

You Know the Superbowl is Coming, Right?

I love football! If you read this blog, then you know I started a series of paintings in team colors. I started with some peacocks, then a horse, and now these two to commemorate the two teams in the Superbowl this year. These can be for any team, or group, that uses these colors. I do not use official team logos in my art, names, or trademark symbols. Now that the football season is over, I will probably have to get to the rest of the colors next year. After all St Patrick's Day, Easter and Mother's Day are all right around the corner. If I have the proper colored beads, I might try to squeeze out some jewelry before the big game. I actually did a peacock in the navy blue and orange colors. I am a navy blue and orange fan, lol~ To see the two below, and all my other items, visit my Etsy store. 



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Genuine Gemstone Keepsake Locket Pendant and Necklace

First an update about my Society6 store. For now I have placed it on hold, because I did not realize my computer does not make the proper pixel sizes. So, I do not have that technology. All my paintings have been returned to my Etsy store, and I am looking at possibly listing all the fun nature pictures we have taken through the years. Of course if they were purchased, those images would no longer belong to me, so I have to think about that.

 I found this adorable charm lockets, at my local craft store. I thought how cute would they look with gemstones in there. If you have ever bought parcels of gemstones, you know that a lot of them are so small you could not practically use them. So, I put a mixture of real colored gemstones, from my own personal collection in there, added a gold tone chain, and voila a beautiful gift idea. I hope to do more of these with more particular stones, like all the same color, or two contrasting colors, etc. This beauty is available in my Etsy store. This particular piece will come with the exact gemstones shown.  I do offer a layaway service.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Another Sale Via My Awespme Layaway Plan!

I am so glad customers are taking advantage of my awesome layaway plan, for my Etsy store.  My second item, this month, was one of the Raspberry Rhodolite Garnet rings.  I still  have one left in inventory.  The Orange Garnet ring also sold  I am so happy for these lucky buyers. 

Be sure to check out my Etsy store, for all my crochet, wood burning,  and jewelry items.  Yes, I do not have more than one shop, they are sold in one eclectic shop. 

Plus, I am slowly adding all my art work, and photography to Society6, where you can get prints, canvas, note cards, pillows, mugs, duvets, fleece blankets, wall hangings, tees, leggings, and so much more.  Be sure to visit and check out my store, Missy69.  Below is one of the items you can purchase. 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New for Valentine's Day Wood Burned Square Block Multi Picture Frame

I have been working feverishly to get some items finished for Valentine's Day, or could be for weddings or anniversaries as well. Below is a wooden block style multi picture frame. It holds four pictures, and I wood burned the top and each side. The top is Calla Lilies. Each side has a different word, and flowers, along with hearts. All hand drawn, then wood burned. This can be dated and personalized. Visit my Etsy store, to see all the other pictures, and possibly to purchase.



Friday, January 8, 2016

Raspberry Rhodolite Garnet Ring and Free World Wide Shipping in My Society 6 Store

My orange garnet ring, sold today, via my layaway service. The ring shown below is a Raspberry Rhodolite Garnet petite cocktail ring. It is available for purchase in my Etsy store. It too can be put on layaway. Rhodolite Garnet is natural in its color, and has a pinkinsh purplish hue to it. Check it out, if you are a January baby, Garnet is your birthstone.

My new Society 6 Art store, has a promotion going on right now, for free World Wide shipping. Simply use this link to purchase your item, to qualify. Promotion ends on January 10th, at midnight. I am adding new art work all the time, and of course I continue to paint and take photographs.


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