Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Treasury!! "Who's Your Daddy??"

Are you looking for an idea for Father's Day? I found some unique and cool gift ideas! Please check out my new treasury! "Who's Your Daddy?"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

YUMMY Gemstones!! =)

Here I am, giddy like a child, wanting to jump up and down and scream "ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!" I have come to realize that I am a hourder of gemstones! OK, not really, because I will eventually let them go to someone who will cherish them as much as I do.

Today, I received my first package of goodies that Prilosec OTC has helped me to obtain. I have made a couple of supply/tool orders using the awards I was given to use towards my passion. The first order I put in was for some semi-precious gemstones to use in my jewelry. As soon as I received it in the mail, I had to open it! I was sitting in the parking lot where my mailbox is located, with my 17 month old baby boy in the back seat, playing away with his baby ipod. He didn't mind waiting, he was content and happy! I opened them up and they just took my breath away!! =) Of course, once we got home, I had to take them out again and look at them in more detail. I am amazed at such beauty and I love how they come from the earth. Natural, organic, and precious. I have several ideas of what I am going to create with these and I can't wait to get started!!

Tonight, I took a few pictures of the stones so you can see what they look like before they are used in my jewelry. The pictures don't do these stones justice, but I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!! =)

In this first picture, the stones you see are as follows:
AA Black Spinel Rondelles, AA Pink Opal Marquise Briolettes, AA Rhodolite Garnet Dew Drop Briolettes, AA Rhodolite Garnet Rondelles, AA Pink Topaz Pear Briolettes, Pink Ruby Pear Briolettes.
 In the second picture, the stones are as follows:
AAA Crystal Quartz Diamond Briolettes, AA Multi-Moonstone Pear Briolettes, AA Peridot Rondelles.
In the third picture, the stones are as follows:
AA Pink Opal Heart Briolettes, AA Peridot Pear Briolettes, AAA Black Spinel Heart Briolettes, AA Rose Quartz Dew Drop Briolettes, AAA Lapis Lazuli Heart Briolettes.
I will write again soon when my other orders come in and also when I get some more pictures taken of the jewelry I make out of these lovely gems!
Thanks, Challene

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!!!

I can't seem to get enough freshwater pearls lately!! =) Today, I added a new pearl necklace and a pair of pearl earrings to my shop! I think they turned out pretty good! Please take a look...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Etsy Giveaway - Key To My Heart Charm Necklace on

I made a new friend the other day! =) Her name is Helene and she has some of the most beautiful jewelry!
She is a metalsmith, and she makes beautiful rings (above picture is one of her gorgeous rings!) and earrings (picture below) and pendants.  She asked me if I would like her to host a giveway of one of my items on her blog and of course I said YES!! =) Her blog, Helenes Dreams, is wonderful because she shares her experiences with her adventure in metalsmithing, and has an amazing Etsy Shop.  Please take a moment to stop and look at all the wonderful work she has.
She is hosting a giveaway for my "Key To My Heart" Charm necklace.  This necklace is made with AA quality rainbow moonstone, a sterling silver heart key charm, all suspended from an 18 inch sterling silver chain.  To enter this giveaway, please go to Helenes Dreams. This giveaway will end on Sunday, May 16th at midnight. A winner will be picked using Up to four entries are accepted per person. Helene will post the winner on Monday, May 17th in the evening. The prize will be sent out to a winner who has claimed their winning within 3 days of being notified.
Thank you for taking a moment to read about Helene and I hope that you participate in this fun giveaway!! =)

Thanks! Challene

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hi There! =)

Etsy has come out with there new Treasury East!! Yay! Today, I was able to create a new treasury in there and it was fun! I am calling this one gemalicious...  The items I chose are from some of my favorite jewelry creators that I have found a long the way.  I look up to these sellers and there shops.  They have created a business for themselves and they seem to do amazing!! I hope that maybe I could be like them one day!! =)

Please take a look and show some love to the designer's! =) You can see the treasury here:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gemstone Hoop Earrings

I had a lot of fun creating these new style earrings! =) I think they turned out great! Large amethyst wrapped gemstone hoop earrings and small labradorite wrapped gemstone hoops.  =)

Hey Sweet Mama - New Treasury!!

I made a new treasury last night! It has been a while since my last one! It is in celebration of Mother's Day to come! Please check it out!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Friday!

I am so glad it is Friday! I don't have any big plans this weekend, only to spend it with my baby boy and to enjoy any nice weather that may come our way! =)

I just listed 4 new items in my shop today! Please check them out and I hope you enjoy them!

New websites found...

I have recently made some new discoveries!! The following websites are fun and amazing!! =)

  • Handmade Highway, Pave Your Own Way
This blog is a great directory for handmade sellers to join! You can get access to many different handmade shops and products.  I like the idea of all these different sellers in one spot to research.  Also, they have blog features and giveaways.  I decided to register and see what happens.  It cost me $25.00 ($10 registration and $15 for the year), and if my shop is accepted, I will get my name out there a bit more! =)

I love being able to see what other artist's out there are making and for me, I buy all my gifts for holidays this way. =)  I support handmade 100% and I also find unique gift ideas for my family and friends!

Please check out this wonderful blog!!

  • Craftgawker
Craftgawker is a gallery where anyone can showcase their art, crafting and photography skills. It's a place for you to discover new artists and handmade goods to inspire your own creations.  When you first open this site, all these photos just POP out to you and I love that!! You can upload your own photos for approval and this is another great way to get your items out for others to see and enjoy!

To go to craftgawker:

These two websites look so much fun and I can't wait to see what happens with them! I will be sure to post more information as I get it!!

Thanks! Challene

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Items... =)

I sometimes get so behind on posting on here! Sorry about that! =) I have tons of new items in my shop! Here are some pictures...

WOW!! New Gems...

I received a new package in the mail the other day and I wanted to just jump up and down!! Getting new gemstones is like being a kid in a candy store!!! =) Here are my new gems...

Rainbow Moonstone, Turquoise, Labradorite and Amethyst!! =) SOOOO much fun!
I will post my new jewelry I make with these soon...
=) Challene

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Earrings... Spring is in the air! =)

Good Morning!  I posted two new pairs of earrings in my shop today! =) They are very colorful and remind me that Spring is coming!
Rock crystal quartz marquise briolette, wire wrapped in sterling silver, with rock crystal quartz rondelles, pink and green tourmaline and rhodolite garnets all adorning the top of these beautiful earrings! Earwires are handmade my me.  =)

Purple Amethyst heart briolette gemstones on sterling silver spiral charm that reminds me of a music note.  So Pretty!