Monday, December 29, 2008

Artisan Beaders Street Team's Giveaway!



I belong to a wonderfully awesome Street Team on Etsy. We have been giving away gorgeous creations for several weeks now. This is our last one and it happens to be a pair of pearl earrings from me. They feature freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver findings, and measure 1 5/8th inches long. These are so lovely because they are versatile - perfect to carry you from day to night!

How to enter to win:

All you have to do is visit my shop on Etsy, Creative Treasures by Donna, then leave a comment on our Street Team blog page with a link to your favorite item. We will be picking the winner** on Friday, January 2nd, at 5:00pm EST, so you have until then to leave a comment. The winner will be announced shortly after, so make sure you check back Friday night. Thanks for playing!

* If you don't have a Blogger account, please leave your email address or a way to contact you if you win.
** Winning name will be randomly chosen by using Random.org.

Thank you for stopping by and have a safe Happy New Year!

God Bless~

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sleeping Beauty Mountain With Snow!


This is Sleeping Beauty Mountain, the infamous turquoise mountain. This mountain is about 45 minutes from my home in the far southeast part of the Phoenix Valley. This is looking at it from the head down to the feet. You can't get the effect of the sleeping beauty which is what the mountain is known for. Isn't it beautiful with the snow on it?

What people don't realize is that it isn't a mine where you go into the side of a mountain or underground. The Sleeping Beauty Mine is just a side of the mountain that they blast part of it away and then they pull out the precious turquoise stones. The Sleeping Beauty Mountain was originally mined for copper and gold, but now the mine is closed to the public and mined solely for the turquoise. The mine was one of the largest producers in the world of turquoise. But now it only produces amounts of very small nuggets all of which need to be hardened.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is solid stone, no matrix and ranges in color from royal blue to a very light sky blue. To find natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is rare now a days. Most turquoise out there has been treated in some sort of way. So it is important that you know what you are looking at and who the seller is. Natural stone has not be changed in any way. The Stablilized stone has been saturated with a hard colorless acrylic or plastic to harden the stone and prevents it from changing colors from body oils and other chemicals. Then there are the Treated stones, they are stabilized and then color enhanced.

We also have Kingman and Bisbee Turquoise in the state. The Kingman Turquoise is still being mined, but the Bisbee Turquoise is not. So if you find any turquoise from the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, then you really do have a rare piece of turquoise. The Copper Queen Mine is for another day, it has a long histroy in world of copper and turquoise.

Hope you all have a great week, and Happy New Year!

Peace~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's Snowing!

Good Morning!

We've got snow, well, not here exactly, but up north. The Flagstaff and Grand Canyon area have gotten over a foot of snow as well as other areas in the northern part of the state. The ski resorts, yes we have four ski resorts in the state, are opening this weekend. Down here in the valley, we've had a lot of rain and we'll take it! We need it dearly! But with this little storm system that went through, it's made it more like Christmas, unlike last year when it was very balmy! We had to turn the AC down just to have the fireplace on. LOL! So now that it's more like Christmas, I think I might get out and do some shopping. ;-) Ok.....just kidding. I've just about finished with that last weekend. This weekend I'm baking, just a little. Don't do much of that anymore either.

At any rate, I'm taking a much needed break. I won't be around much for the rest of the year. I'm going to be enjoying my family.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Peace~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Procrastinator.....Who me?

Who procratinates here? The word procratinate; to put off, to delay. Oh, hummm.....none of us here do that, right? I always have all my ducks in a row, well except for maybe one. At least I don't loose them. The best well laid plans don't always come to fruition, do they? Well, I know my plans don't always come to completion as hard as I try sometimes.

Ok, I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. Have you? I know I'm not the only one out there, or am I? Aaaa, isn't Christmas in LESS than two weeks? Maybe I should go to the stores. I just HATE shopping, unless it's for myself of course! LOL! And then who doesn't like shopping, right? It was both my daughters birthdays last week, so I just can't seem to get in the spirit of shopping until I'm done with their birthdays. Even though they are adults, married and have children of their own, it's just out of line to think of shopping when their birthdays are upon us. Which brings up another point, why did I have two daughters in the same month, two days apart, and why on earth in December? I swear, I didn't have a thing to do with that! I did get that question for years from them also, why did they have to share their birthdays with each other. Why were their birthdays in December? Gee Mom, couldn't you plan better? They both swore they wouldn't do that to their children, but now one daughter has two children born in June, 10 days apart and the other daughter had twins the first time around. I guess they didn't plan either.

So, back to Christmas shopping...I'm going to start it tomorrow. Seriously, with the economic times that we find ourselves in, we aren't buying gifts for the family. We had a family meeting and we've all decided that we don't need anything. We've pooled our money together and are helping a family in our Church who have four children and not a penny to their names. They both have college degrees but both were laid off of their jobs. Jobs here in AZ are scarce to say the least, as I'm sure they are across this country. But the children don't need to suffer. Since we've started our plan here, we've gotten many people in the our families and friends to join in. We've ended up with a beautiful little nest egg for this family. We are really going shopping tomorrow for them. The young man told us if he gets a job soon, which he's been applying for many, he will pay us all back. We told him to pay it forward to another family in need. Lord knows there are many families in need today.

So I guess it's time to stop the procrastinating and get with the program. Really, I can't wait to go shopping tomorrow. It'll be a family thing, that will be fun. Just wish the temperatures were a bit cooler, it'll feel more like Christmas, not like living in the desert! LOL! Oh, and we will be buying for our own grandchildren, we wouldn't want them to think Grandma and Grandpa are complete looney toons! LOL!

Have a great day!

Peace~

Friday, November 28, 2008

After Thanksgiving Sale!

Hello Everyone!

For all of you who live in the states, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now it's time to get ready for the big one! Christmas! Yep, it's almost here!

I had a One Man Show today and did pretty well considering it was for only two hours. I was a bit reluctant at first to even do the show. But at my sister's urging, I did it. With the economy like it is, I didn't think anyone would want to spend the money on jewelry. That normally wouldn't be considered a priority in these days and times. So I was a bit blown away by the success of the show today. Except for the few orders that I got today, the things that sold today were for gifts for someone else. So I think people are out there buying, just not as much as in the past and not for themselves.

I am offering a special from now through this Sunday. A "Buy One Get One At Half Off". Buy your first item at regular price and then your second item of equal or lesser value is 50% off. You can't beat that! So come on in and take a look around, you just might find something for that special person in your life. Maybe even something for yourself!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Peace and God Bless

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thank Goodness The Weekend Is Here!

Hello Everyone!

Man, it's been very busy around here for the past few weeks. I've had to put in a lot of overtime at work. Good when the paycheck comes in, but not so good in my personal time. Which there seems to be none of lately! LOL! I'll try and keep up in the near future.

I hope you all have had a good week. We still are in the 80's here, so no real winter weather yet. It's kind of late in coming this year. With our luck, it'll be cold on Thanksgiving day and Christmas and that's about it! LOL! I really don't like living here! Don't like the desert!

I have listed several new things this past week and hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get the rest listed. I've already sold a couple of the new items too. I'm happy!

Hope you all have an awesome weekend! Hope you come by and take a peek at my etsy shop.

God Bless,
Donna

Sunday, November 9, 2008

NEW LISTINGS!

Hello Everyone!

It's been a very busy last week. I'm hoping this week is better. I did succeed in getting some new earrings listed. Check them out below.

I hope you all are having a great fall! We have finally gotten some cool temps, more like fall weather for us. At least my AC hasn't been on for several days now! We actually heard thunder and saw "some" rain today! WOW, that's weird! Haven't seen rain for months!

Hope you all have a great week.

God Bless,
Donna

Monday, October 27, 2008

ABSTEAM GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone!

It's time for our Artisan Beaders Street Team weekly! This is the 2nd week of a series of fabulous Giveaways of wonderful handmade items from the team. Our Giveaway this week is a lovely brooch from Meri of Elbit Enterprises.


Please stop by our Blog and learn how you can enter to win this gorgeous brooch. While you are there in our Blog, be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for some fantastic Holiday gifts!

Hope you all have a great week!

Peace ~
Donna

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

GIVEAWAY!

The Artisan Beaders Street Team I'm on is doing a series of weekly giveaways! Starting today, and every Monday for the next few weeks, one of our members is giving away a fabulous item. This week, it's a pair of gorgeous earrings from Broken Teepee Designs.



Aren't they pretty? And they could be YOURS! For more information, and to enter to win, visit our blog. Winner will be picked and announced this Friday.

Hope you all have a great week!

God Bless~
Donna

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!

Hello Everyone!

Oh dear! I've been tagged by two of my dear sweet friends, Vicki of Orion Designs, and Robin of Bead Nest Designs. I wasn't sure at first what to do, but after reading both their blogs I know now I need to post the rules here and then tag seven more people. This is going around blogland and it will be fun to find out some interesing facts about people. So here are the rules.

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Now... 7 things about me...

1. I live in the very HOT southwest desert of Arizona....and hate it very much! LOL! I've also lived in Minnesota, Louisiana, and Texas. But I was raised here in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2. My husband and I met while in high school. We started dating when I was a sophmore and he was a junior. We've now been married for 36 years. WOW, I've been with the same man for over 40 years now, including the years before we were married! I must be insane! LOL! Just kidding!

3. I Am a nurse and have worked in the medical field for over 30 years now. I'm ready to retire again, which I was for two years.

4. I have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. I LOVE being a grandma, it's the best of the best! If only I could have done that first before I had the girls!

5. Since I have a very stressful job, my stress relief is my making jewelry. I've done this for many years, just started selling my creations only about 10 years ago.

6. I love to go camping up in the mountains, hiking and fishing. Just give me my fishing pole, some worms and I'll be content for hours! And yes, I can clean a fish in no time flat!

7. I HATE to cook, but I love to bake! We are going into my farvorite time of years where I get to do a lot of baking and I give it all away to my family, and friends.

Here are some awesome bloggers, check them out!
1. Breathtakingbracelet
2. Sugabeads
3. Fivetoninedesign
4. Designsbycori
5. Crystalimpressionsjewelry
6. Pawprintsproject

Have fun everyone!

God Bless,
Donna

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Artisan Beaders Street Team

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a great week! We are going into a busy time of the year aren't we? Seems like there is something going every weekend now. I also wanted to let you all know about this awesome street team on Etsy that I'm part of. Check out our blog at, Artisan Beaders Street Team! I'm sure you'll be able to find something you are looking for. We have a Artisan Beaders Holiday Gift Guide also, be sure to check that out too!

This past week has been very busy. We went to San Diego last weekend and I think I've been playing catch up since. Our granddaighter was very ill and ended up in the hospital the week before. She has Lyme Disease and because of the rash from the bite she ended up with cellulitis. She's only five years old, so she was pretty sick for several days in the hospital. So grandma (me) had to go see her and make sure she was ok. It was also her fifth birthday. So we really enjoyed our birthday time with her and just visiting with the rest of the family.

Hope you all have a great week.

God Bless,
Donna

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Summer Is Over!

Hi Everyone!

I'm sure summer is over for most of you, but here in the desert, we are still in the high 90's to low 100's. It just doesn't seem to want to end. It never does! LOL! I still can swim in my pool and lay out if I wanted to, but I'm not interested in that. I want FALL!!!

I haven't had time to make anything new this week. Been putting in some overtime at work. By the time I get home I'm all pooped out! So this weekend I'm going to get busy and see what I can come up with. I need to relieve some stress! Where's my hammer and some wire? I need to do some pounding! LOL!

My youngest granddaughter was in the hospital this week also. She has Lyme Disease and cellulitis in her leg and foot. She's home now and improving rather quickly. Make me very happy! We are going to San Diego next weekend to celebrate her fifth birthday. Can't wait to see her.

Hope you all have a great weekend and next week.

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike!

Hello Everyone!

WOW! Such a tremendous storm! I use to live in Houston and New Orleans. I'm so glad that I've left there now and live somewhere that doesn't have natural disasters. BUT, I have very close friends who still so live in these two places. I've lost contact with my friends in Houston now. Some I know have been evacuated to downtown Houston. So many people are without power and it's going to be days before they get power back on. So many have lost everything! Galveston, the Strand, such a pretty historic areas of Galveston Island. They are all under water now. I'm just amazed at how this went right smack over Galveston! Please continue to pray for the people effected by this storm!

God bless,
Donna

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good Morning!

I know some of you are starting to experience the beautiful days of early fall. BUT, here in the desert, we are experiencing a summer that won't go away! It's still in the 100+ temps. It is just dragging on this year, well, like all years really! LOL! Hopefully the temperatures will start to drop enough that it will be cool in the mornings.

I have listed a new pair of earrings yesterday. Very pretty wire wrapped garnets and sterling silver. Come take a peek at my "Cranberry Ice".

Hope you all have a great day! Enjoy the cooler weather!

God Bless,
Donna

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I've been in here! Been really busy with working and all.

My ankle is doing a lot better, BUT, I still have to wear this brace for another two months. Man, I must have done this up big! LOL!

I have listed another pair of fall/Halloween earrings this morning. So come on by and meet BOO!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiay weekend!

God Bless,
Donna

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dog Days Of Summer!

Hi Everyone!

Well, summer is almost over. I know a lot of our kids here have been back in school for almost a month now. The rest are starting back this week. So that means....FALL is almost here! My favorite time of year! YEA!!!

I've listed my first Fall item this week. They are a perfect pair of pumpkin earrings! Great for that fall celebration! Or that pumpkin carving contest you are going to go to! LOL!

So come on by and take a peek at my etsy shop. You just might find something you can't live without! Hint, hint, hint!

Have a great day!

God Bless,
Donna

Saturday, August 9, 2008

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL

Hello Everyone!

I'm having a Saturday Night Special on my Etsy Site. So come on by and see what you can get!

* * * * * * * SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL * * * * * * *

~ ~ ~ One of a kind Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces and More ~ ~ ~

SNS Sale Saturday August 9th, 2008 until 6:00 am Sunday morning, August 10th, 2008 EST.

20% off everything, “Not” including the already reduced 50% off Summer Clearance items!
Only one discount per item.

* * $ * * $ * * SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE * * $ * * $ * *
~ ~ ~ ~50% off ALL Summer Clearance Sale items~ ~ ~ ~

Don’t forget to put SNS in the notes to the seller in order to get your discount.

~~~Thank You for stopping by and have a great weekend~~

God Bless,
Donna

Sunday, August 3, 2008

NEW LISTINGS!

Hello!

I finally got some new listing up this weekend. Please come and take a peek! I also still have my Summer Clearance going on. 50% off certain items in my Etsy shop. Just look in the Clearance section. Darn it! I tried to get the link in here, but I can't seem to get it to work. Sorry guys! Just click on the Etsy link to the right of this post. It'll get you there. :-)

I'm hoping this week I can get this cast off my leg. It's been a hot summer! Can't with to see what the doctor says on Tuesday. My ankle is still sweeling, but it is really a lot better.

Hope you all have a great week!

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, July 26, 2008

SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE and NEW LISTING

Hello!

How's your Saturday going? Great here, as long as you stay indoors! It's pretty hot and humid outside. We may get a dust storm and rain later this evening. Happens a lot this time of year.

I have a new listing today. It's a gorgeous necklace made with Chalcedony gemstones and sterling silver. I've also added some Swarovski Crystals to finish out the beauty of this necklace.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13708208
(Copy and past in your address bar.)

I still have my Summer Clearance Sale going on. So, come on by and see what you can get for a GREAT price!

Peace,
Donna

*CLEARANCE SALE*

Hello Everyone!

I'm having a Summer Clearance Sale. I am offering 50% off certain items until they are gone. So you might want to hurry up and see what you can't live without!

So come on by and take a peek, you might find that special something you've been looking for!

Ok, I've tried and tried to put the link in this post to my sale. But it's not working. It won't let me enter the link. So you'll need to go to my Etsy shop to the right of this post and click on it. It'll take you to my Etsy shop and then you can find the Clearance Sale items. Sorry about that. But I just can't get the link to work.

Peace,
Donna

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Still In A Cast!

Hello Everyone!

Well....I'm still dragging this cast around! I did get to ditch the crutches this week, but still have the walking cast on. This is not a good thing in this heat and humidity! Don't EVER injure yourself in the summer months! LOL!

I've also been working a lot, so I haven't had time to get anything listed this week. I promise I will try this weekend. I just need to edit some pictures.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer, it's half over now! Yippeeee, we have only 3 more months of realy hot weather! LOL! Can't wait for the fall.

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, July 19, 2008

MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I made it through another week, but I still have my new "Best Friends" hanging around. That would be my cast and crutches! LOL! This is not a good thing when it's 110+ outside! I sure hope the rest of the six weeks goes by quickly! I don't make a good patient! :-) My hubby has been a trooper through all this. He's done all the grocery shopping and laundry, but says that he's becoming a housewife! LOL! Welcome to my world!

I will be listing new things this weekend. I've been working all week and then when I get home I have to put my leg up so I haven't been able to get anything done, like photos and listings. So that is my priority for this weekend.

Have a great weekend, see you all later!

Peace,
Donna

Thursday, July 10, 2008

STILL HOBBLING AROUND!

Hello Everyone!

I'm still on crutches and with the cast on and it's just not a nice thing to be wearing in the summer heat here in AZ. We now have our monsoons here, so not only is it HOT, but it's humid on top of it. And just about every evening we have a dust storm and then rain. So we end up with just mud everywhere. LOL! But at least it is a change from the glaring sun! :-D

I haven't had much time to create with working and all. But the nurse I'm filling in for should be back soon. Then I should have some time again for myself. I will be listing a new pair of coin pearl earrings tomorrow. So come an by and take a peek!

Hope you all have a great weekend! :-D

Peace,
Donna

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The 4th Surprise! OUCH!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. Here it was hot like it always is this time of year, but I had a big surprise. I injured my ankle, I have a hairline fracture and a whole lot of tendon and ligament damage. I spent three hours in the ER and didn't get to really enjoy my evening! LOL! I now have an air cast boot up to my knee. This is not very comfortable at all, never would be, but with the fact that it's 8 million degrees outside, it doesn't help! :(

I did manage to list a new necklace. It is made with brass, a nice alternative to gold at a fraction of the cost! It's a great alternative to gold. It is made with Citrine, Garnet and Carnelian gemstones. I named it, The Tigress! Very pretty. So, come on by and take a peek at it.

I hope you all have a great week, see you all soon!

Peace,
Donna

Thursday, July 3, 2008

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

I do have a few things on sale in my Etsy shop. A group I belong to on Etsy is having a sale, it's called, "Catch A Wave". Here is the link,

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=ebtw+wave

It's going to be a quiet weekend here. It's really way too hot to do anything. We are going into what we call our Monsoon Season. We not only have the hot temps, but the humidity goes way up. Then we get our dust storms and then the rains. We tend to get a lot of flash floods this time of year to. Since we live way out in the country, we sometimes will get stranded and can't get home or leave our house. The roads are flooded. But we just wait for a while and all the water eventually runs off and we can get moving again. The ground is so baked hard from the sun, that the water can't absorb into the ground, so it just runs off. Then when it does rain, the steam just keeps coming up from the hot ground and roads, kind of freaky! LOL! Yes, the desert is a strange place to live!

Hope you have have a great weekend!

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Busy Week!

Good Morning Everyone!

Man, I had a very busy week! I ended up working 48.5 hours this weeks. I'm not use to working that much! LOL! But I sure do like getting that money when it comes in. :) It's also been a hot week here too. But I think we might be moving into monsoon season and the temps seem to drop a little bit, but the humidity goes way up. So we can't win either way! LOL! But at least the sun won't be blazing everyday. There will be some clouds to block it here and there. that does help somewhat!

I'm just hoping with the weekend here that I have time to create. I did get a new pair of earrings listed earlier in the week and I'll be listing another pair in a little bit. I do have some items on sale and will again for the next two weeks. So come on by and take a peek, you might find something you like! :-)

Peace,
Donna

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hello!

How's everyone doing on this HOT weekend? It was already 115 today at noon! Man, I HATE summers here! Why am I here? I haven't a clue! If it were up to me, I'd be living up on some side of a mountain! With my fishing pole in one hand and my jewelry pliers in the other! Great combination, eh? LOL! Hey, I need to do something while waiting for the fish to bite! :-)

I will be listing some new copper earrings in the next few days. Hope you all can come on by and that a peek.

http://www.ctbydonna.etsy.com

Have a great week! Stay indoors in you live in the southwest, or live in your pool! :-D

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Listings!

Hello Everyone!

I have two new listings today. They are shown below. I love the set. I really like the blues and coppery brown together. I just might have to make myself a set! :)

The green multifaceted glass earrings are nice too. They are perfect to wear during the day to school or work and then for an evening out too. Very elegant earrings! :)

Hope you all are having a great weekend! It's very warm here, and tomorrow is suppose to be worse than today. We are suppose to get to 110 tomorrow. Geese! Ok, I'm ready to move to someplace a whole lot cooler!!! LOL!

Peace,
Donna

Friday, June 13, 2008

Our EtsyBead Sale Is Almost Over!

Our "A Day At The Beach" Sale is almost over! So come on in and take a peek. You'll find all sorts of "Beachy" things to wear!

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=ebtw+beach

Summer is finally here! Our temps are on the rise and the pool is warm enough to be able to stay in for more than five minutes! And your lips don't turn blue anymore! LOL!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Enjoy the outdoors! But not too much sun!

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, June 7, 2008

PSSSST! I'M HAVING A SALE!

Hello everyone!

I'm having an Etsybead sale right now. The theme is "A Day At The Beach". I now have several things on sale that go with that theme. Here is the link below to those "Beachy" sales.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5031192&section_id=5206578

Here is the link to all of our Etsybead "Beachy" sales.

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=ebtw+beach

Hope you stop by and have a great time looking around! In fact, everything is 15% off until 6:00 am tomorrow morning.

Peace,
Donna

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Earrings!

Hi Everyone!

I just listed my new pair of earrings! I love the way they turned out. They are made with brass and 14kgf. The look of gold, but at a fraction of the cost! Who could say no to that?

Summer is here for sure! It's been in the triple digits here. We really see no end in sight until around October now. So it's time to buckle down and stay indoors for the hottest time of the day. We come out just in the morning and later afternoon and evening. We sound like cave dwellers! ROFL!!!

Enjoy your summers everyone!

Peace,
Donna

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Weekend~

Hello Everyone!

I will be out of town from Saturday, May 24th through Monday, May 26th. We are going up to our annual Sedona golf tournament. Well, by husband and his brother and brother in law are gong to be golfing. We ladies will be going to a wine tasting place and then shopping and partying. It will be nice to get out of the heat down here in the valley for a few days. I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend!

I have a few new things to list, but with working again for a while, I've gotten a bit behind. I'll try to get them listed Friday or Saturday morning before we leave.

Peace,
Donna

Saturday, May 17, 2008

NEW LOOK!

Hello Everyone!

I happy to say I got rid of that black blog page! LOL! I really didn't like it and I had a new logo made for my Etsy site, so I just followed it over here. I hope you all like it. It's very feminine and soft.

I also have some new earrings listed, I have them shown below. So come on by and take a peek! www.ctbydonna.etsy.com

I hope you all have a great weekedn! Stay cool, it's a HOT one out there today! Well, in Arizona it is! It's suppose to be 106 by Monday! UGH!

Peace,
Donna

Monday, April 7, 2008

New Earrings!

Hello Everyone!

I have listed a new pair of earrings. They really are pretty and with a lot of movement to them. Hope you like them.

Hope you all have a great week. Get out and enjoy the weather! It's beautiful here this time of year. Love it! Now that's the only time you are going to hear me say that....soon it will be like 100+ degrees again and I'll be wishing for winter! LOL!

God Bless

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hello!

Hi again!

It's a beautiful day here in Arizona. Thank goodness, my AC went out in my car and it doesn't go in to be fixed until next week. So I hope it stays beautiful for my sack! LOL!

I've been able to get some more things listed in my Etsy shop. Please stop by and have a peek. I've listed a few below for you all to see.

Have a great rest of the week.

Peace and God Bless!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good Morning! SALE in my Etsy Shop!

Hello!

It's a beautiful day here in Arizona! You probably won't be hearing that from me before long, but this is our good time of year before we have our long, HOT 100+ degree days! :)

I have listed new pieces of jewelry this week and will be listing more today. I hope there is something that you like. I do have an unadvertised 10% off everything sales going on until the end of March. All you need to do is put "Spring Sale" in the notes to the seller when you check out on Etsy. If you don't have an Etsy account, just email me and I can do a separate invoice through Paypal. Please do not pay until I can send you a revised invoice. Here is a link to my Etsy shop. http://www.ctbydonna.etsy.com

Hope you all have a great day, get out and enjoy the weather if you can.

God Bless,
Donna

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New Listings!

Hi Everyone!

Come and check out my new listings in my Etsy shop! I have listed some new things this weekend and will be listing more in the next few days...I hope. I've also been called into to work Monday and Tuesday. But maybe in the evenings I can them listed.

Hope you all had a great weekend. WE certainly did. the weather was beautiful here! It always is this time of year. That's why everyone wants to move here! BUT come July and August, everyone wants to move away! LOL!

Have a great Monday! :-)

God Bless,
Donna

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Listings!

Hello,

I just wanted to let you all know that I have listed a new necklace that is made of Larvikite Gemstones. It's really pretty. They are a light to dark bluish gray stone and exhibits light blue flash like reflections on some surfaces of the stones. I then added Swarovski crystals in jet and black diamond ab. All findings are sterling silver.

The earrings that are new are made of copper and freshwater pearls in olive and Swarovski crystals in olivine ab. All findings are genuine copper.

I do have more, but I need to get busy and get them edited. Hope you all have a great weekend and check back frequently, you never know what you might find.

God Bless

Monday, March 3, 2008

Wonderful Weekend!

Hello Everyone!

WOW, I had a great weekend. I had sent out a newsletter and four of my past customers came and bought quite a few things from me. Thank you very much everyone!

Then we went Sunday and spent the day up at one of our lakes boating. We've been having warms temps lately, like in the low 80's, but on Sunday morning when we got up it was cold. It was only suppose to get to 68, and that's about what it did . The lake temp was 54, very cold. But we had a wonderful time and came back home all tired out! LOL!!! I was a bit concerned about the grandkids, so we kept a close eye on them. The snakes are coming out now and you never know when you'll see or hear one! Not a pleasant sight!

I do have some new earrings and a necklace to list and I'll be getting that done this week. Please stop by my etsy shop, you just might find something you can't live without!

Hope you all have a great day!

God Bless

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Long time no see!

Hello Everyone!

I've been working a lot lately and things just get behind when that happens. So, I'll try and catch up here now.

I have some new things listed on Etsy. I'll post the pictures and link below. I hope you all get a chance to take a peek at my site.

It's been really warm here lately too. So much for winter for us in the desert! Summer is just around the corner. It was 80 here today and it's suppose to be 81 tomorrow. :( I hope those of you who are still buried under mounds of snows will be able to enjoy some spring weather soon.

Peace,
Donna

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tucson Bead Shows

Hello Everyone!

I went to the Tucson Bead Shows last week. I spent four days down in Tucson and had the most awesome time at the shows! I am very fortunate that I live only about an hour from Tucson and that I also have an Aunt who lives in Oro Valley. Oro Valley is just north of Tucson. So I not only had a wonderful visit with my Aunt, I got to see the beads shows too and get some lovely gemstones. I also was fortunate to meet with some online frineds while down there. I meet up with Susan of (cserpent) who is in TBO on ebay with me and EtsyBead on Etsy. She and her Mother and I had lunch together several days while down there. I was lucky to meet up with Vicki of (vickiorion) from EtsyBead. We had a wonderful visit too. I then found Sharon from (matursuksema) and had the most enjoyable talk with her and her daughter. Then I ran into Heather Davis of the famous Blissful Garden Beads. What a beautiful young lady. Very talented!

I wish everyone had the opportunity to go to Tucson some year when the shows are on. They are really awesome, something to see to believe. There are shows all over the city, the whole city turns into the big Bead Show! LOL! It's fantastic!

I better get busy beading with my new beads! :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

God Bless,
Donna

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello!

I hope you all are having a wonderful beginning to a New Year! It was a very busy holiday for us, as I'm sure it was for all of you. But things have started to settle down and we can all get back into the routine of life! LOL!

I have listed some new things on my Esty site and I've also listed some things back on Ebay. My ebay ID is : Ctbydonna. I will be listing more earrings tomorrow. Hope you stop by.

Peace & Blessings,
Donna
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