Sunday, November 30, 2008

More new items in my Etsy shop...FREE GIFT WRAPPING! http://ping.fm/VKYzf

How much fun was this...RI seaside treasure hunt!!

Richard....my son, Fred...my hubby and I went on a treasure hunt on Friday. I have been reading about sea glass and researching the beautiful jewelry made with these gems from the sea. I talked them into coming with me on my adventure.... let's see what we can find! Rich was not to excited about the whole thing... he loves the beach as do I, but summer time is his thing. He loves to skim-board and body surf. Going to the beach on a day that got to a high of about 40 deg. was not on his favorite "to do" list for sure. My dh just went with it....

Here are the fruits of our labor... we walked and talked and found a few interesting items. The large piece of green/black glass was found by Rich...he was soooo excited. Funny, just a few minutes before he seemed like he really would rather have stayed home! My dh found the aqua piece...what a lovely color.


We also came upon some pottery shards..... this was my "find of the day". Definitely looks old to me... the ware or patina of the surface indicates that it has been around for quite a while. I have a vase that belonged to my maternal grandmother that has the same type of age or wear on the surface and I know that to be at least 100 years old.
We enjoyed some together time as a family and had fun seeing what we could find. Upon leaving all I heard from the 15 year old was .... when are we coming back??!!

Here is what "Mom" made with one of the finds....
I'll be listing soon on my Etsy site.
This piece of sea glass found in upper Narragansette bay in Warwick RI has a wonderful patina and is all wrapped up in sterling silver.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New items in my Etsy store.. Charka rosary, Celtic Carrousel earrings and some genuine RI Seaglass!
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Swarovski, Anna McCabe Craft Fair and eSMArts Team store

I've published another hub on Hubpages with information on Swarovski crystals and the fourth generation family run business that brings us outstanding jewelry findings and collectible figures. Please take a look
http://hubpages.com/hub/Swarovski-Crystal-in-all-its-facets

Here is my "Fruity Bracelet" sporting those lovely Swarovski's all around!

For those who are local, I’m inviting you to visit me at the Jingle-Bell Craft fair on December 6th at Anna McCabe School on 100 Pleasant View Ave. in Smithfield RI. The bazaar will be open from 9-3pm, Santa will be visiting, food and refreshments will be available. Come join the festivities – share the holiday spirit and do some Christmas shopping!
The eSMArts Team Store is celebrating its first sale~~ Last Sunday we sold our first item. Please check out the store and check out the items I have listed and hope to sell to help a worthy cause....








Cobalt and Flowers Earrings &
Nebula Bracelet first in the "Faceted Daydream Collection" by Diane

Wishing you all a blessed THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Swarovski...are you interested in this lovely crystal?? http://ping.fm/GjTg0

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Launching grand new collections both in writing: Jewelry Collecting and in jewelry design “Daydream Facets Collection" http://ping.fm/VRLWD

Launching grand new collections both in writing: Jewelry Collecting and in jewelry design “Daydream Facets Collection"


My interests have turned to jewelry collecting… What types of jewelry do you collect? What are the most sought after pieces in a given genre? How do I know about the markings on jewelry pieces of interest? What major jewelry manufacturing was produced in Providence RI (I've lived in RI all my life)...the "Jewelry Capitol of the World". All of these questions have been bouncing around in my head so I decided to write a series of Hubs around these very questions. I invite you to check my hubs frequently and let me know if these articles are of value to you. As always, I am open to comments and suggestions and your opinions are very valuable to me… feel free to contact me!! Here is the first in the series of Hubs: Coro Jewelry


Yet to be posted in my Etsy store…. "Faceted Fantasy Bracelet" This is the second in my new collection called: Daydream Facets. Veil Nebula Bracelet was the original piece that started this collection. I plan to develop this line- adding earrings, necklaces and bracelets all with wonderful faceted gems. Keep an eye out!



Lastly for this post, here is my latest in custom Rosary Beads headed for the UK today!

Each of the natural gemstones used in this rosary relates to the Chakra's
CROWN CHAKRA - SEVENTH CHAKRA Obsidian
3 black\white stones near cross
Located above the head. This chakra links the individual with the universal. Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world. Use obsidian to help block negativity of any kind. As a black gemstone, it symbolizes self control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Energies:
Healing , Protection, Divination, Peace
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THIRD EYE CHAKRA - SIXTH CHAKRA Sodalite
1st decade to the right
Located between the eyes. This is intelligence and psychic power. Sodalite Gemstone
It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Energies: Power, Healing, Luck
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THROAT CHAKRA - FIFTH CHAKRA Turquoise
Between decade stones
Located at the throat. This is the creativity, self-expression and the search for truth.
Turquoise-Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.
Energies: Luck, Love, Protection, Healing
HEART CHAKRA - FOURTH CHAKRA Aventurine
2nd decade
Located at the heart. This is the higher consciousness and love. Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart chakra stone.
Energies: Luck, Money, Healing
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SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - THIRD CHAKRA Amber
3rd decade
Located at the solar plexus. This is the sense of identity. Amber energy properties
•Brings a care free, sunny disposition
•Promotes good luck and success
•Dissolves oppositions
•Helps with stomach, spleen and kidney complaints
•Reduces joint problems
•Alleviates teething pain in babies
To early Christians, amber signified the presence of the Lord.
Energies: Love, Healing, Protection, Power, Luck
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SACRAL HARA CHAKRA - SECOND CHAKRA Carnelian
4th decade
Located at the genitals. This is the chakra that monitors sexuality and reproduction.
Carnelian is used for these benefits:
•gives energy
•protects from bad vibrations
•guards against poverty
•helps give a sense of humor
•calms the temper
Energies: Power, Healing
ROOT CHAKRA - FIRST CHAKRA Rhodochrosite
5th decade
Located at the base of the spine and groin area. This is the animal or base nature.
Rhodochrosite in pink tones:
•soothes the heart
•stimulates warm feelings of love and compassion
•benefits the creative process
•promotes intuition
Energies:
Love, Power, healing


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New blog post at http://ping.fm/I0RkI take a look at our team store http://ping.fm/TBkLB help out a eSMArt artist in need!

eSMArts Team: Getting ready for the holidays and New to my Etsy store...November birthstone-Citrine earrings

Christmas tree ornament or suncatcher from MyGemStoneBox by Diane available at our eSMArts Team store. This makes a great gift for teachers, friends and family. Made with silver wire and Cathedral crystal and gold beads, amber crackle, amber AB beads and gold bugle beads. Finishing touches are pearls to complete the look. Beads are 4mm, 6mm & 8mm. Approx. size of each snowflake is 5" x 5".
I have others soon to be added! Also, listing at my Etsy shop done in red and crystal!
I am offering free wrapping on all items purchased from now until Christmas! One less gift you have to wrap! Good deal and FREE!


Here is another I have just completed it is all pastel pink and green crackle beads with gold bugle beads and Cathedral crystal beads and a few Czech square beads. I have not listed it yet! Enjoy the preview. If you are interested please feel free to contact MyGemStoneBox by Diane!

Lemon drop slide earrings

These lovely faceted citrine brioletts are suspended using sterling silver wire to sterling silver slide earring chains. Earrings measure approx 3 1/2" long but when inserted into the ear you can choose the length of the dangle. The citrine stones measure 12 x 9 mm each.Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. A deep golden variety from Madeira Spain can resemble the costly imperial topaz gem stone, which is one reason that citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to those born in November.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New posting at my blog check out our new team store with sales going to worthy causes http://ping.fm/8E97x

Etsy eSMArts Team Paying it Forward....



ALL PROCEEDS GO TO WORTHY CAUSES!


eSMArts (etsy Social Marketing Artisans) is a global collaborative of mixed media artisans whose mandate is to foster friendship, creativity, connection, inspiration, discussion and plenty of cross promotion via implementing social marketing principles in order to drive traffic to our Etsy storefronts and other sales sites.



Our team believes in Paying It Forward and our intent is to utilize this shop to do just that and support those in need. Recently, one of our flock, a fellow Etsian, suffered a loss that makes it impossible to sell her products. All proceeds from the sales of these items go to replace her stolen computer. The items in our shop are donated by the caring and wonderful members of eSMARts towards that end.


In the future, we will select other groups or people with a serious need for financial support and it will be announced here who we are supporting. Come and help us help someone who really needs us right now.


The team shop is run by ABeadedAffair... Lois is a wonderful caring jewelry artist that is always looking to lend a hand. She is a successful business woman who runs a title insurance company and a growing jewelery business and yet finds time to champion worthy causes like this. Please visit A Beaded Affair to see more of Lois' designs and supplies.



Here are other samples of items you can purchase and help out a worthy cause:

A pair of Canada Geese guard their nesting spot. Artist: Van Stewart Bevil












This is a 7.5 inch Biaggi/Troll bracelet with sterling silver stoppers. The beads are cored with Sterling Silver and made from Cyan Blue and Cyan Green glass mixed together for the subtle effects seen. Each bead measures 20 mm wide x 12 mm high. Artist: wilmas-whimseys



Warm brown etched glass rectangles with copper trim are matched with copper beads and goldstone to form this lovely fall necklace and pierced earring set. Copper beads in a decorative disc form are paired with golstone, and other copper beads are matched with brown etched glass beads that match the larger rectangular ones. Artist: S & T Creations

Please stop by and see the many other offerings the eSMArts team has put together to help one of their own.


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