Sunday, November 27, 2011

Eye Candy!

I'm too exhausted to post anything with substance...I've spent all day photographing, editing and listing on Etsy.  I can't complain, 74 degree temperatures at the end of November don't happen often here in Virginia, and I soaked up the sun outside most of the day!

So...that leaves me with what to post?  Ahhh....eye candy listed in my Etsy store recently of course!!

Vintage Silverware Bracelet -Hansel & Gretel Upcycled Rare German - Early 1900's

     Fused Plastic Necklace - Modern - Upcycled - Gray - Gunmetal

Polymer Clay - Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brooch Pin - Floral

                Polymer Clay Necklace - Wisteria

            Polymer Clay Cylinder Necklace - Sunny Days Florals

        Polymer Clay Bib Necklace - Jet Black - Floral - Pink Parisian

                Bohemian Ladder Necklace

          Polymer Clay Necklace - Hand Forged Copper - Purple

                Polymer Clay Bracelet - Florals - Flannel Gray & Coral

I'll be working on more components this week...bead sets, clasps, toggles...hopefully will have them listed by the week's end!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lori Anderson's - First Annual Virtual Craft Show

From November 26 - December 3, Lori Anderson is hosting an online craft show featuring 70 artisans and craftspeople. Every day, Lori will be listing all the shops and sales going on which you can view by going to her site (click on the banner above)...and the best part??  THERE'S 70 GIVE-AWAYS TO BE HAD!!!!!!


Here's how you win: 

For each of the 7 days of the show, you get a point for each of the following (you don't have to do all four)....

 Commenting on Pretty Things Blog/First Annual Virtual Craft page
Facebooking Pretty Things Blog/First Annual Virtual Craft page
Twittering Pretty Things Blog/First Annual Virtual Craft page
Blogging about Pretty Things Blog/First Annual Virtual Craft page

Be sure to have either a blog with an email contact, or leave an email in your comment so I can notify you!  

Drawing will be held a couple of days after the show. 


Here's Moobie Grace Designs' give away:

Designer's Dream Eclectic Mix 


1.  Polymer clay oval toggle clasp in taupe, with a dainty lavender flowering vine and gorgeous antique white sari silk.  Clay toggle measures approximately 1.5" in diameter, not including copper bail.

2.  Polymer clay bead and hammered copper toggle set in rich, woodsy shades of brown.  Accented with topaz hued crystals and beads, and includes sari silk in coordinating color.  Beads measure nearly 2" in diameter, while hammered toggle measures 1" in diameter.

3.  Eclectic mix of lime green and shades of gray polymer focal bead with brass center accents and beads, with cool shade of gray sari silk length. Focal bead measures approximately 1.25" in diameter.

Value $35 


To celebrate I'm also offering 10% off my Etsy Shop (for all my blog reading friends) November 27th - December 3rd.  Use code VCSBLOG10  at checkout.

You can also check us out on Facebook to keep up with new listings, news, etc!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I started my blogging journey determined NOT to reveal too much about who I am, trying to keep myself separate from my business.  I quickly realized that my business, what I design and create, and my personality are completely entwined.  So, without further ado...

♥ I don't wear my heart on my sleeve, so stop looking for it! 

♥ Mess with my kids and it gets ugly...FAST! 

♥ I'm a yarn snob

♥ I miss my Mom. Every. Single. Day!! 

♥ I'm a little schizophrenic with my music choices. 

♥ I'm definitely not a crier, but that doesn't make me cold hearted. 

♥ I have high morals and often ponder why others don't. 

♥ I like being a little quirky, but I know where the fine line between quirky and just being weird is drawn. 

♥ I love fashion trends and spend way too much money on them! 

♥ I'm a tattoo addict.

♥ I'd give anyone the shirt off of my back if needed, but I won’t be taken advantage all! 

♥ I'm a complete book nerd. 

♥ I'll gladly fight for what I believe in, and I stand by my convictions, always!

♥ I love sitting back and watching karma take's even sweeter knowing it wasn't caused by your hand. 

♥ I'm the girl who will spend hundreds on a purse, yet buys off brand ketchup. 

♥ I like using my creative side, although sometimes it gets me in trouble.

♥ I think outside of the box, which is a quality that doesn’t seem to be appreciated much anymore. 

♥ My friends ARE my family!

♥ My own personal hell would consist of being forced to watch Star Trek and listening to bluegrass music!

♥ I'm brutally honest, and I call things as I see them...the truth hurts doesn’t it? 

♥ I'll do just about anything once. 

♥ I love art. The more obscure, the better!

♥ I tend to burn bridges earlier than most, but luckily my gut instinct has always been correct. 

♥ I usually do things ass backwards, but I don't need you to point it out, as I'm fully aware.

♥ I’m a girlie-girl but I hate the color pink, drama and acting like an airhead. 

♥ I have no regrets in life...but would like to rearrange a few things. 

♥ I'm a dare devil, bungee jumping anyone? (It was great!)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'll Go Sit In The Corner Now...

Wow!  I stink at blogging on a regular basis...SO not good for business!  I mean well, then 23904828 other things seems to pop up during the day and I never get around to publishing anything I've written.  

Not to mention I've just been in a funk lately.  I chalk it up to the impending cold weather just around the corner...and the fact that it's Nov. 15th and I haven't bought a single Christmas present!!  Opps!

I've had lots of studio time lately...not that anything's being accomplished :)  In fact, when I result to cleaning the house...creativity is at an all time low...I'm not in the least bit OCD!

I'll share a few recent creations...still playing with sari silk...

A few bag charms...

Of course some bohemian earrings...

And of course necklaces...

I have a few more things that I'll be listing soon in prep for Lori Anderson's First Annual Virtual Craft Show