Wednesday, April 27, 2016

History of the Diamond as an Engagement Ring

She is a little quirky, but she has some interesting facts.  Watch the video below, and learn how diamonds became the traditional engagement ring.  There is actually more to learn about this topic, so I will be doing some research on it for a later post.  I probably won't do a video though, lol.  Videos are all the rage, and I really should do some, but bleh I don't really want to.  Enjoy, and don't forget to visit my Etsy store.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is less than two weeks away. You better get shopping now! All of these items are handmade by me, and are also new to my shop, within the last two weeks. I have lots of great jewelry, art, and crocheted items in my Etsy shop, so be sure to check them all out. The first item is a wood burned wall plaque, that says Home Sweet Home, with palm trees, ocean water and a sailboat. The second item is a small trinket, or jewelry box, all hand painted with roses and butterflies. Last but not least, is a beautiful butterfly beaded cuff bracelet. Click here, to view my shop, or you can always click the widget on the sidebar.

Monday, April 18, 2016

How Rough Diamonds are Cut and Polished For Jewelry Making

If you did not know already, Diamond is the birthstone for April. You lucky April babies! Any diamonds I have in my collection are already set in jewelry, so I have no items I have made to sell. But, I will be sharing some interesting facts about diamonds, throughout the month. I am not a super huge fan of diamonds, except for cognac and blue diamonds. But, the video is awesome. It will show you how diamonds are cut from rough stones, and polished. Have a great day! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I love to research, and will try my hardest to find the answer for you. If you don't own a gemstone identification book, yet, there are some really cool free apps available now that are much handier and easy to carry.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sold Out!

All three of these items are now Sold Out! I am so happy someone will be loving them. I probably will make another of the hooded bath towels, in another color. I don't care for made to order items, too stressful, so it won't be listed until I make it. Visit my Etsy shop, by clicking on my Etsy mini in the left hand column.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Acrylic Painting Missy69

As you can see, I am not blogging as much as I would like to. I need to get onto some kind of a schedule, like I used to. My homeschool blog is need of attention as well. Oh well.

 I actually did two of these ruby-throated hummingbird paintings, one facing East, and the other West. I was going to list them together, but then I thought what if someone only wants one. They are painted exactly the same, and both are available in my Etsy shop.  If they look a little bit different it is because I had to use two different cameras, so lighting setting was different.   They are done on wrapped canvas, ready to hang, all done in acrylic measuring 10x8. I am super pleased with how they came out, and they will look beautiful hanging on any wall. Check them out in my Etsy store.

 I had my first crochet item sale, yesterday. I love to crochet, and was thinking of giving it up, as I have no need for all these baby things. But, now I have renewed hope, lol.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I Love Hummingbirds!

I have said before that painting nature is one of my most favorite things to paint. It is also one of my most frustrating things to paint, since I want my painting to look exactly like whatever it is I am painting. This is sometimes very difficult. I did one hummingbird painting, a few years back, that I love, but now I have drawn out two matching hummingbirds, on two separate canvas. They will be sold together, in my Etsy shop, once I get them painted. We have a hummingbird feeder, and I think the most I have had at once is three. They are so much fun to watch, and if they get used to you they will just stay there and let you watch. Some people even get the privilege to feed them from their hand. I would love that! I probably won't get a chance to paint them until next week, but that is ok. In the mean time I will watch videos to get their colors embedded in my brain.

 I also drew out two new wood burning projects. One for Mother's Day, that will be here before we know it, and another tree of love, that I absolutely love because the flowers look like Shamrocks. I didn't get it done in time for St Patrick's Day, but if you are Irish, or love Irish symbols, this piece of work will be special. Be sure to check back to see it, should have them done tomorrow.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

My First Product Video for My Etsy Shop

Etsy has added a new feature where you can create videos for your Etsy shop.  Now, I need to make a story video, to upload.  But, for now I am doing product videos, using Slidely software.  Click the link below to see my first ever Etsy product video.  More to come, I hope, lol.



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