Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Different Kind Of Advent Calendar

Wow sharing pictures with all of you has all of a sudden become a pain. My PC has decided that I need a new one, and will not download pics, so I have to download them to the laptop then email them to myself to use them. Ugh what a pain.

At any rate I wanted to share this with you as it is a craft after all. It is as of today 25 days until Christmas. I saw this idea for an advent calendar in a magazine, and tweeked it to suit my needs. They had a big fancy wooden bowl that they put the candles in. I used a round metal tin like a pizza pan, added 25 candles, cinnamon scented pinecones, and not pictured are tumbled rocks we got at the Aquarium when we visited. You can add garland, beads or whatever you like to it. Then every night you light one candle, until all 25 are lit, and then it is Christmas. I actually think this would be lovely as floating candles in water as well. Wish I had thought of that first. Some people count day one as tonight then the 25th is lit on Christmas Eve. I start on the first and the 25th is lit on Christmas. Try it, and tell me how you like it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Deals At Amazon

It is Cyber Monday, and only 26 days until Christmas. Every hour Amazon has a new deal, you can view them below and get shopping

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Countdown To Christmas: Pink Rhodolite Garnet Ring

Countdown to Christmas continues with 27 days left until Christmas this lovely pink Rhodolite Garnet ring from my Etsy store. Size 6 sterling silver, with rhodium plating. This is a petit and lovely ring on the hand. Very feminine and flattering, for any pink lover. Rhodolite Garnet is a pinkish red variety of the Garnet family. Garnet is the birthstone for January. Use Code 27 at checkout to get 50% refunded, making this ring only $24.99 I offer a free layaway service, and be sure to check my archives for all the sale codes. Don't miss this awesome chance.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Green Amethyst and Ruby Ring

28 days until Christmas, and I will try to list a new item from my Etsy Store, with a special code for you to get 50% off the item. Be sure to check my archives for all the codes. The codes are good until Christmas Eve 2010.

This is a Green Amethyst, also known as Prasiolite, ring with red sapphire accent stones. It is a size 6. The Prasiolite measures 8mmx6mm and is an emerald cut. Use Code 28 at cashout, to get 50% refunded to you, which would make this ring only $29.99 I only have one so don't delay if you love it. I offer a free layaway service to anyone interested in using it. Feel free to ask me any questions you need.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blue Topaz Earrings, December Birthstone

Did you know that Blue Topaz is the most popular and most purchased gemstone in the US? That is what I am told anyways. Did you also know Blue Topaz is the gemstone for December, and there are only 29 days left until Christmas? It is true, all true. Why not pick up that special lady the Blue Topaz earrings shown below. They are white gold, and quite feminine.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit

For the young girl on your gift giving list. Let her make her own jewelry, with this bracelet making kit. 32 days until Christmas.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Imperial Topaz The Original November Birthstone

Imperial Topaz is the original birthstone for November. However due to the rarity of finding it, and the expense of buying it, Citrine has pretty much become the accepted birthstone for November. They are very similar in color so it is hard to tell them apart. Imperial Topaz is a completely natural topaz. If I own any Imperial Topaz in my collection of loose gemstones, I have not yet found it. I would love to have one, though. With only 33 days left until Christmas, this is my gift idea for today.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Citrine and Red Carnelian Necklace

34 days until Christmas and I am pleased to offer one of my favorite pieces from my Etsy store. This is a genuine Citrine huge pear shaped pendant, with red Carnelian beads to make the necklace. My pictures do not do this piece justice. It is light on the neck, and will not weigh you down, but will give you a bold beautiful look. If you use Code 34 at cashout, I will refund 50% of your money to you. That means this beautiful necklace would only be $49.99. Citrine is the birthstone for November, and Carnelian is an alternate birthstone for August. I offer a free layaway service, and combined shipping. The codes offered on all my items are good until Christmas Eve 2010. so be sure to check the archives for some great deals, on great Christmas gift ideas.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Complete Jewelry Making Course

I missed yesterday's gift idea but here is today's. With only 35 days until Christmas The Complete Jewelry Making Course, is a perfect gift. I actually want this one. It looks awesome! I have several gemstone books, but no actual jewelry making books.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

37 Days Until Christmas WG and Orange Sapphire Pendant

Straight from my Etsy store, and with only 37 days left until Christmas I am offering this white gold, synthetic orange sapphire, and diamond pendant as today's gift idea. There is no chain, just the pendant. Click the link above to purchase. If you use Code 37 at check out, 50% of your money will be refunded to you, making this pendant only $24.99 The code is good until Christmas Eve, 2010. Be sure to check my archives for the other codes available. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1/2 ct Diamond Stud Earrings

38 days until Christmas and all ladies dream of diamond stud earrings. Give your lady this love pair of 1/2 ct diamond earrings this year.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Learn To Make A Beaded Gemstone Tree

This is such a cool idea. I wish I was nearly as creative as some of these people I see. This a gemstone bead tree. It looks very simple to make. Give it a try, and tell me how you like it.

There are 39 days left until Christmas, and here is today's gift idea. Be sure to check out the archives for all the gift ideas, and special sale codes for my Etsy store.



Monday, November 15, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Day 40: Mother Horse and Baby Horse Pin

Today in my countdown to Christmas is this lovely mother and baby horse cameo brooch. This is straight from my Etsy store, and if you use CODE 40 at cashout, I will refund 50% of your money to you, making the price of this pin only $7.50 This would make an awesome gift for the horse lover, or animal lover, on your list. The code is good until Christmas Eve 2010, and there are other codes for other items so be sure to check my archives. Happy shopping, 40 days until Christmas!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Platinum Diamond Necklace

41 days until Christmas and today I am featuring a bezel set diamond pendant and necklace, set in platinum. Want your special lady to feel extra special? Then this might be your gift for her this year.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

42 Days Until Christmas Royal Purple Amethyst Ring

I have been catching up on a lot of blog reading, groups, and forums for Etsy sellers. There seems to be a lot of talk about resellers on Etsy. You are supposed to report such stores so it can be investigated. Well must be I was reported because I had to provide a whole bunch of info to Etsy. At first I was offended, then I got over it. I assure you my jewelry is made by me. If it is not, and it is vintage, I clearly state that in the listing. I do not make my own settings, though it is a goal for the future. My settings and semi mounts are purchase from Rio Grande, JTV, and Ebay and a few other sources those are my main ones. If anyone ever has a question about my pieces, please feel free to ask me.

For day 42 on my Countdown to Christmas I am offering this lovely Amethyst ring from my Etsy store. If you use Code 42 at cashout, I refund 50% of your money, which means this ring will only cost you $12.50. The codes for all my jewelry pieces will work until December 24th. So be sure to check out my other Etsy items I have listed on this blog for the countdown. I offer a layaway plan too. Be sure to ask all questions you need to.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gems and Jewelry Pocket Guide

Today's gift idea is this awesome book about jewelry and gemstone buying on the go. Such as at a flea market, or antique auction. It will teach you all the things you need to know.

Since I left Entrecard I need something to keep me socialized. So I joined Mom Bloggers Club and created a new group there. I would love to have anyone who wants to, to join. Simply click this link, and sign up to join the group. It is called Moms Helping Moms, and the theme is obvious I think. Hope to see you all there. There are tons of other great groups you can join as well.

Only 43 days left until Christmas!!!!!




Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day and 44 Days Until Christmas

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The countdown to Christmas continues with only 44 days until Christmas. Why not get the special man in your life some nice jewelry for Christmas? Gold chains are always a good option.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Day 45 Affordable Emerald Earrings

Emerald the beautiful birthstone for May babies, and one of the most popular gemstones in jewelry. Yet it can be very expensive as well. Below is a lovely pair of earrings, without the huge price. This is my gift idea for Countdown to Christmas today with only 45 days left.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

46 Days Until Christmas Gift Idea Healing Gems Chakra Kit

Only 46 days until Christmas and here is a very cool gift idea. Do you know someone who is into gemstones, healing powers of gems, or just wants to learn and begin collecting? This 21 piece gemstone Chakra kit is the perfect gift idea, and it is only 20 bucks. You can't beat it.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea WG Orange Sapphire and Diamond Pendant

Countdown to Christmas continues and we are down to only 47 days remaining. This is straight from my Etsy store, and is a WG orange synthetic sapphire, and diamond pendant. If you use Code 47 at checkout, I will refund 50% of your money. That means you will get this for only $24.99. The code is only good until Christmas Eve 2010, so don't delay. Each code is only for the piece in the post it represents. It will not work for any other merchandise. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I offer a free layaway service as well on all my Etsy store items.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Day 48 Beading Kit

This kit will provide you with all you need to learn to make 4 complete bracelets. That is right there are only 48 days until Christmas, and this is the gift idea for this day. If you have a teen, co worker, or any woman who loves jewelry this would be an awesome gift. Maybe you have always wanted to start to learn to make your own jewelry. This is a great starting place, at a very reasonable price. Get through the long, cold winter, by learning to make your own special jewelry.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gemstone Identification Kit

If you can afford this kit, I highly recommend you purchase it. I paid 90 dollars just for my refractometer. I own this book as well, and use it on a very regular basis. This is an awesome gift idea for the jewelry lover, or gemstone collector. 49 days left until Christmas, so shop now.



Friday, November 5, 2010

Give The Gift Of Love With Diamonds

If you have read my blog for a while, then you know I am not a diamond girl, unless they are blue diamonds. The Christmas gift countdown continues with 50 days left until Christmas. What a wonderful gift these earrings would be for that special woman in your life. All women need at least one pair of diamond earrings in their wardrobe.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Countdown To Christmas


Today for day 51 until Christmas, I am showcasing these Citrine earrings from my Etsy store. These beautiful sunshine yellow Citrine earrings are listed at $34.99 in my Etsy store. But if you purchase these earrings, and on cash out type in the code Day 51 I will refund you 50% of your money. You must type in the code to get the discount. Each time I post a new item from my store it will have a special code assigned to it. The codes only last until Christmas Eve 2010, then they will no longer be accepted. That means these earrings would be only $17.50. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make Your Own Citrine Jewelry

Countdown to Christmas begins today. There are only 52 days left until Christmas. Come on and get making some lovely Citrine jewelry for Christmas gifts. Each day I will post a new item that could be made into gifts, or you could purchase as a gift for someone on your list. All items on this blog will be jewelry, or crafting related.

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