Friday, August 13, 2010

New shop & new blog! =)

Hi! =)

I have some fun and exciting news to share!! I have recently made the decision to create a new Etsy shop. It is something that I have thought about for a while now. If you did a research on-line for Blue Moose Creations, you would not only find my shop, but you will also find another shop with the same name. When I created me etsy shop name, I didn't do a research for any one else on-like with this name. I don't want to take someone else's name, and I also want to be known for my own as well. I want to distinquish my self and be unique. I decided to just use my own name. My new shop name is ChalleneVi Designs and it is located at Challene is my first name and Vi (short for Viola) is my middle name. I really hope that I made the right decision. I have had quite a few sales that I am so very proud of and I have a bunch of feedback too. I feel like I am starting all over again, but as I have been doing this, I feel as though I did the right thing. It just feels right.

I hope that I am able to gain the same fans that I have had, as well as some new ones and that my journey on the road to finding my unique path is a fun one! I want to be able to have my jewelry stand out and be something different and stunning and beautiful! Please wish me luck!!

Thank you!


P.S. You can also find my on faceboook here and on twitter here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

WOW!! I didn't realize how much time has gone by since my last post! Things have been fun and hectic all at the same time.  We went on a little road trip this last month and our boy had a great time! Besides being on the road, not much has been going on.  It has been nothing but pouring rain and cloudy weather.  I also have made a few more pieces of jewelry that is now posted in my shop! =) I always love new items!!
Mushrooms!! A result of so much rain fall!!
My boy in his new sandbox.

My boy hanging out in the car when our buddies had an engine problem...
Our buddy Kevin, sad about his truck.  Steve (my hubby) in the background helping out.
My new pink topaz earrings
Flourite earrings on oxidized sterling silver
Peridot Earrings!! So pretty...

Thank You!! Challene

Friday, July 9, 2010

Three Day Sale!!! 15% Off plus free shipping 7/9 - 7/11/2010

In celebration of my 30th birthday on Saturday, I am giving anyone who sees this 15% off plus free shipping! Just enter "Happy Birthday" in the notes to seller during checkout and I will refund you the difference.  =) You can see my shop here.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! =)
Mama and Tyler

Wish upon a dandelion...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blooming Lillies

This time of the summer has been fun with my new flower bed! My lillies are blooming wildly with gorgeous summer colors! =)
Pink Lillies
Yellow/Orange Lillies
Dark Red - almost black lillies!
Forget-me-knots are starting to bloom!
White Lillies!

I also have quite a few new items in my shop as well.  I have been making my own balled earwires which are so fun to make! 
Freshwater pearls on a hammered disc
Simple pearl earrings
Starlight Necklace
Smooth labradorite gemstone necklace
Beautiful earthy peruvian blue opal earrings
Natural keishi pearl, white moonstone and a sweet heart charm necklace

I have other items new in my shop that I haven't listed here, but I have been having fun trying out new ideas!! =)

Thank You! Challene

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ruby Love...

My  Ruby Love Charm necklace has been featured on a lovely blog!   You can see this feature here.

Thank you sexyhandmade!

Magical Stone Gray

Thank you to MaijaFeja for including my Gray Moonstone Necklace in your beautiful treasury, properly titled EPL - Magical Stone Gray! I appreciate it very much!! =)

Thank you!! Challene

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata is another treasury that is absolutely beautiful!! I am honored that darkmaiden chose my Dream a little dream necklace to be amongst all the other beautiful artists.  Thank You!!!

Schone Dinge

My Moon Glow Earrings have been featured in a lovely treasury by SchickiMickis named Schone Dinge.  It's beautiful!! =)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rustic Treasuries...

I am falling in love with all things rustic! My style of jewelry is slowing changing and I love where my creative ideas are taking me.

I made this sweet necklace for a customer who wanted a custom order - Lapis Lazuli, Pearl and Spectrolite on Antique Copper.

Thank You!! Challene

Spring Bling: Blue Moose Creations Review and Giveaway, Hosted by Simply Stacie

Stacie with Simply Stacie is hosting a review and giveaway for me!! =)  She is so sweet and said the kindest things about my jewelry, I appreciate it very much!!  If you would like to see what she had to say and also to enter the giveaway, please check it out here.

Here are the earrings you could win!

Thank You!! Challene

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blue Summer Skies

I created a new treasury today! =)  Blue Summer Skies 

I love the softness of blues, it soothes my soul...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alaskan Wildflowers

My yard is blooming and full of beautiful Alaskan wildflowers!! I love this time of year when everything is starting to be so colorful!  Here are some pictures that I have taken around my yard:

                                                                       Prickly Rose
Wild Geranium
Dwarf Dogwood
Labrador Tea

Also, here are a few new items in my shop...

Ruby Briolette Love Charm Necklace on Oxidized Sterling Silver
Aqua Chalcedony Briolette Earrings on Oxidized Sterling Silver
Aqua Chalcedony Briolette Necklace (a perfect match for the earrings!)
Olivine Earrings - Peridot Briolettes on Oxidized Sterling Silver


Welcome to Facebook Like-You-Back (the meme formerly known as Fan-You-Back) hosted by Kelly's Lucky YouCoupon Mommy of 3 and Simply Stacie!

Are you looking for new Facebook pages to follow and new friends who like your page? Then join us!

1. Add your Facebook page to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Facebook link for the three hostesses and “like” them on Facebook. Leave a comment on their wall and they will like-you-back.

3. Like as many more Facebook pages as you want, leaving comments with links so they’ll know where to like-you-back.

Want to help spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog? Write your own post telling your readers about FLYB. Below the linky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code….” You can also find the code for the Facebook Like-You-Back Button on the sidebar at the right.

***Our Facebook Page of the Week is Blue Moose Creations!! She takes the #4 spot.***

Want to be our ”Facebook Page Of The Week”? Under the profile picture on a Facebook page, you’ll see “Suggest to Friends”. Please suggest to your friends that they “like” the Facebook Page of the Week, Blue Moose Creations! Leave a comment below, telling us that you suggested to friends and we will enter you in a drawing for the Facebook Page Of The Week next week. Next week, we will ask everyone to suggest to friends that they follow the Facebook Page of the Week. It could be you!

Thank you for participating and let’s have fun!

By the way, we’d love to have you stop by our blogs too – here’s where we are:

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Please link up directly to your Facebook page only. All other links will be deleted.

Ruby Red Summer

A super big thank you goes out to lillya for including my Ruby Love Charm Necklace in her gorgeous Ruby Red Summer treasury!! =) 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Green with Envy

Thank you theothermagdalene for including my Olivine Earrings in your beautiful Green with Envy Treasury!!


The First Dandelion

Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass--innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.
Source: "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman

My Sweet baby boy, Tyler, picking Dandelions for Mama

Front Page Feature!!

YAY! My Rain Drop Earrings made the front page of Etsy! =)  The beautiful treasury "Grass and Sky" is a very refreshing treasury and I am so glad to be a part of it! This is the second time I have ever had my jewelry on the front page, so I am super excited!!  I wasn't able to get a screen shot while on the front page, but I was able to get a copy from

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Luscious Rainbow

Thank you to blackcatcraft for including my opal earrings in this Luscious Rainbow treasury!! =) I love rainbows!

a i r

a i r - a breathtakingly beautiful treasury made my knkjewellery!  Thank you for including me!! =)

Rustic Beauty

I absolutely LOVE all things rustic, organic and natural! This Rustic Beauty treasury captures this perfectly! Thank you to VeryCarey for including my Olivine Earrings is this beautiful treasury! =)

The Sea - Etsy Treasury Feature

I have been so fortunate lately to be a part of several new treasuries! This has never happened to me before! =) I have been working very hard on my photographs and maybe what this is telling me is that I am doing a better job of it! =) 

Below, you will find a beautiful treasury that reminds me of the sea.  This was created by mallo and it is wonderful! =)  Also, please take a moment to check "The Sea" treasury.