Sunday, January 31, 2010

New listings!

I've finally taken the time to list a few new things in my shop!
Bright Glass Bead Bracelet.
5 different coloured glass beads on sterling silver links with a hand forged clasp.



Blue Balls for Girls Earrings.
Honestly, for the name, I couldn't help myself. They're BLUE BALLS!! Ahem. Dyed blue agate half drilled beads on oxidized sterling silver ear wires.


Vintage lucite flowers with Swarovski crystals, brass toned bead caps on a sterling silver ear wire.

Oxidized sterling silver ear wires with white AB glass beads.





Friday, January 22, 2010

Relief for Haiti - Update

So, according to Etsy, I can't list that I'm donating to a charity without express, written permission from the charity I'm donating to. As much as I'd like to post to the world that I'm donating 25% or 100% of all my proceeds to charity on my Etsy store, I can't.

So, in order to help the Haiti relief with my Etsy store, I've donated some small items to www.HeartsforHaiti.etsy.com. This is an Etsy collective; hundreds of Etsy store owners (including myself) coming together to donate items and shipping costs for Doctors Without Borders.Hundreds of items have been listed (and sold and relisted) and thousands of dollars have been raised. I truly hope to see these numbers continue to rise and, in the meantime, I'll be pulling out my wallet and heading out to the Red Cross myself to donate.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Relief

My heart and thoughts go out to everyone in Haiti tonight. My thoughts are also with anyone who has family or loved ones there. I sincerely hope that your loved ones are ok.

This is such a tragedy and is really hitting me hard right now. I don't know anyone there and I've never been there myself, but my heart wells for these people. The 2004 tsunami didn't hit me this hard, not did Hurricane Katrina. I don't know why I'm feeling this way, but it compels me to act.

I will be donating 25% off all my sales at Frog Princess Designs to the Canadian Red Cross. If you wish to make a donation through me, I thank you for your support.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/frogprincessdesigns

If you wish to donate yourself to the Canadian Red Cross, here is the link:

https://www.paypaq.com/redcross/en/corporation/index.php?login=haiti&password=support


Thank you.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010

Happy New Year!

Ok so I am a little late. Life has a way of interferring at times.

2009:

It wasn't exactly a good year.

  • I lost 2 grandmothers within a month of each other
  • I quit my job in a fiery rage and sat around unemployed for 2 months

On the other hand, I did do good things that year.

  • I quit a dead end job
  • I figured out what I want to do with my life
  • I went back to school again (night courses, online learning)
  • I took 5 classes towards my life goals
  • I discovered that, while I'm not universally loved, I am respected
  • I took some silversmithing finally!

2010 goals:

  • Eat healthy
  • Play with Wade
  • Laugh
  • Take more classes both professionally and for fun
  • Craft more
  • Be in a craft sale
  • Excel at work
  • Help others
  • Get my passport
  • Take a trip
  • Be happy!