Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It would not be right if I did not feature some of my favorite artist on ETSY and Jody of 1ofmykind is one of those amazing artist. She has spent the summer adorning stars in Hollywood such as, Fergie, Jessica Alba and Anne Heche to name a few, with her jewels.
This is what Jody has to say about her work:
I stand by my workmanship for life...1 woman, 2 hands, a pile of pliers, passionate about my work as well as supporting others on their OWN artistic journeys. May you tread a new path in lieu of walking the footsteps of another as creativity cannot be echoed, imitated, taught nor is simply an innate quality of being human. Click your heals you're already there :)
Here are a few of her gorgeous pieces that are in her shop:

Go ahead JUMP IN! These classic droplets will take you anywhere you want to go this summer.

Elegant droplets emulating the aquatique crystals of an Art Nouveau chandelier. Simply stunning and unforgettably 1ofmykind.

Fairy Dust Flutterbling Butterfly Ring
This bewinged creature sits atop your hand to remind you...
it's what you have lived that makes you who you are
and who you are phenomenal!

A long standing 1ofmykind favorite as featured at Steelo, (Bucktown) Chicago (2003-2007)

As seen here on Supermodel Marissa Miller :)

Meet my new favorite :)

My Dragonfly Series meets my Stained glass series and kinda like chocolate and peanut butter, it's working for me. I LOVE this!

Antique Czechoslovakian golden topaz and aquamarine glass jewels corseted 1ofmykind bronzed brass French tooled filigree and a 1ofmykind bronzed brass repousse dragonfly.

Radiant for real! This antique Czech jewel will glow in black light so..... RAVE on :)

1ofmykind jewelry is simply stunning, unforgettable, and impeccably designed!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007


I just joined Blogvertise!!! I am going to earn money with my blog. YEAH!!! All I have to do is talk about different advertisers products and services in my blog. I love to talk so this will be FUN!!!
It is easy to get started with Blogvertise. All you have to do is register your account with Blogvertise and blog with their service.
Once your account is registered you will then add your blog for review and approval.
Once approved you are then emailed task and new assignments to write about in your blog. When the task is assigned to you all you have to do is mention the website in your blog and provide at least 3 links to the website in your blog entry. How easy is this???
You do not even have to endorse the website's products or services, just mention it, discuss it, or relate to it somehow in your blog entry.
After you have written the blog entry you submit it back to Blogvertise for approval and they will review your entry one more time.
Once your blog entry is approved , you will be paid after 30 days for your entry via paypal.
If you would like to make money with your website also join Blogvertise!!!! TODAY!!!

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things About Myself!!!
1. I design and make unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. Some old (vintage reconstructed), some new (modern & trendy), but always Strong! Sexy! and Soooo Stylish!!!
2. My favorite saying: Dare to be different! Stand out in the crowd! Wear SOHOBEADS JEWELRY!
3. I just got married in Feburary for the 3rd time. My first marriage was 20 years. My second 1 year (my husband died).
4. My husband & I have 7 grandkids between the 2 of us.
5. I work 3 jobs. I have my own jewelry business (Sohobeads), I work for a Mary Kay district manager (bookkeeping), I work at a shop on the beach where I sell my jewelry (Geronamo's Outpost).
6. I live in paradise!!! FLORIDA
7. I walk every morning at 5:30 am. I need to loose weight and get in shape!!!!!
8. I just turned 48 on July 1st.
9. My favorite movie of all time is: PRETTY WOMAN...It is one of very few movies that I will watch more than once.
10. I am a girly girl. I love to keep up with fashion. I love to shop!! I love to dress up!! I am most definitely not a t-shirt girl!!
11. I am a cajun, originally from Louisiana, I love to cook!! Love crawfish, boudin, and cracklins!!!
12. I love all types of music...jazz,cajun,blues,reggie,country,symphony,christian,top 40,and rock n roll.
13. My favorite number is SEVEN!!!

Hope you enjoyed reading and learning a little bit about who I am...
I just joined Thursday 13!! You should take time to give them a visit...

Thursday, July 26, 2007


It is time for the July Pcagoe Challenge. The theme this month is: SUMMER MEMORIES!!! Please go vote for your favorite piece.
Here is some of the pieces in the ETSY treasury. My entry is Rainbow Beaches.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

SUNDAY- The FIRST Day of the WEEK!!!!

Each day this week I am having a theme!!
Today is First!!!
Jesus rose on the first day (Sunday), The first day (Sunday) is the Lord’s Day!
Today can be the FIRST day of the rest of your life!!
GOD should be FIRST in your life!!!
So shall the last be first and the first last. For many are called but few chosen
Seek ye first the kingdom of Heaven and all things will be added unto you.

Famous Quotes:Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself. M. R. DeHaan, M.D. (1891-1965) American Bible teacher

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Famous First Kiss Quotes:
It was brief, swift, and then it was done. It was a professional job. I needed to be kissed, and I was kissed.
Actress Uma Thurman

This girl said "Yes" when I wasn't ready. I kissed her lightly and got so dizzy I had to sit down.
Actor Antonio Banderas

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva, into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
Leonardo DiCaprio

If you kiss on the first date and it's not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it's better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else.
Jennifer Lopez

First X-ray

In 1901 Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, and he truly deserves his place in history because his discovery revolutionized the medical world. A series of experiments helped him notice that barium platinocyanide emits a fluorescent glow. Combining his observation with a photographic plate and his wife’s hand, he made the first X-ray photo, and thus, made it possible to look inside the human body without surgical intervention.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Featured-Husband & Wife Etsy Shops!!!!!!

I had the question in my head, Are David & I the only couple who each have a shop on ETSY? Well, I did find these two fun shops that belong to another husband & wife team.

Brandy has the ETSY shop:
& her husband Dennis has:

Since I know Dennis would want me to do the gentleman thing and let his wife go first, I will do just that.

The first thing I couldn’t help but notice, being from Florida, was these gorgeous Emerald Ocean Earrings. These earrings are made with Emerald green and copper colored glass beads, gold plated sea stars and gold plated ear wires.
Earrings dangle 2 inches.
A fun pair to wear!

Also these lovely Blue Moon Earrings. These earrings are made with filigree copper antique looking findings and blue Lucite memory type beads.
Totally fun to Own
these earrings hang 1 3/4 inches

Brady is a member of PCAGOE-Polymer Clay Artist Guild of ETSY and has a wide selection of handmade polymer clay beads such as the following:
Animal Print Round Polymer Clay Beads & Starry Hibiscus Nights Polymer Clay Beads

At Anderson Soap Co. you can spoil yourself with all natural spa quality handmade soaps. As I look through this shop the soap looks good enough to eat and the names and combinations he has used makes just imagine lying back in a tub of hot water and just enjoying the aroma coming from the wonderful smelling soaps.

It was so hard to limit myself to just showing you three but finally I did.

1. Tango with Mango Soap Bars Mmmmmm......Mango do I really need to say more.
The scent of this bar is going to be a true hit!
Made with Shea Butter this bar will not only moisturize and leave your skin feeling wonderful. The Mango Scent leaves you thinking about the wonderful morning shower making you wish you could be home lathering up.
Bars weigh approx. 5oz.
Listing is for 1 tango with mango bar
each bar contains:
Distilled Water, Shea Butter, Vitamin E oil, Olive Oil, Sodium hydroxide, Essential Oil, Colorant gel.

2. Lime and Cucumber Melon Soap
Smells So Good!!! This soap lathers beautifully leaving your skin so silky smooth, fresh, juicy, clean and crisp and made with lime peels it’s a great gentle exfoliate.

3. Apricot & Lemongrass Massage Soap Bar
This soap is a exfoliating, stimulating and cooling treat poured in a mold so it massages while making you squeaky clean.

So come on in and take a peek at both of these fun shops, you won’t want to leave!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I Can See Things!!!!!

(credit of picture goes to shadowplay on flickr)

I can see things!!! Can you????

When I look into my husbands eyes I fall into a sea of deep blue that sooths and relaxes me.. I can see how much love he has for me in those gorgeous blue eyes...
They say the eyes are the key to the soul.
What do you see when you look in someone's eyes????




Everyone at BlogCatalog hopes you will join us and blog this Wednesday in the first world wide blogger social campaign to raise awareness about organ donation and the issues surrounding organ donation.

Be an Organ and Tissue Donor

Help Create a Donation Friendly America!

Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people. Giving the "Gift of Life" may lighten the grief of the donor's own family. Many donor families say that knowing other lives have been saved helps them cope with their tragic loss.

My husband was a organ and tissue donor, when he died three years ago. I am glad to know because of him being a donor he might have saved several other peoples lives.

The Shortage:

Each day, about 77 people receive organ transplants. However, 19 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.

How to get started:

1. Register with your state donor registry
2. Designate your decision on your driver’s license. Do this when you obtain or renew your license.
3. Sign a donor card now. Carry the donor card with you until you can designate your donation decision on your driver’s license or join a donor registry
4. Talk to your family now about your donation decision. Help your family understand your wish to be an organ and tissue donor before a crisis occurs. Then they will be prepared to serve as your advocate for donation.

Organs and tissues which can be donated:

Organs that can be procured include: the heart, intestines, kidneys, lungs, liver, pancreas. These are procured from a brain dead donor or a donor where the family has consent for donation after cardiac death also know as DCD. This is where the donor has not progressed to brain death.

The following tissues can be procured include: bones, tendons, corneas, heart valves, femoral veins, great saphenous veins, small saphenous veins, pericardium, skin grafts. These are only procured after someone has died.

Organs that can be donated from living donors include the lung, partial liver or pancreas and the kidney.

To find more information visit: OrganDonor.Gov


Your old cell phone buys phone time for troops!!!!So many Americans express the desire to reach out and support our troops serving in , but many just do not know what to do. This is a way you can help. Donate your used/discarded cell phones and earn calling card minutes for American troops.


Cell phones for soldiers

Veterans Advantage

Each phone donated generates one 250 minute calling card, and each $40 donation is worth one 1,200 minute calling card. Check out the web page for drop spots or mailing information, or send a donation to the Marine Corps League. Used phones can be in any condition.

Please don't hesitate to help us honor all of the men and women protecting that which is worth protecting. find the phones in your junk drawers and ask your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.

God bless you, God bless our military, and God bless America!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


ONE WEEK ONLY!!!!! July 16-22!!!! ONLY!!!!
Everything listed under section titled "PCAGOE Polymer Clay" in my ETSY Shop
is a WHOPPING 20% OFF!!!!!!
All you have to do is when you purchase a polymer clay item put PCAGOE20% in "Comments To Buyer" and wait for revised invoice before paying!!!
Happy Shopping!!!
Just GO HERE!!!!!!
Here are a few of my newest polymer clay pieces!!!


<3 lessthanthreedesigns


If you are looking for some cute cards no need to look any further.

Drop someone a line in the most adorable way with this set of two toasty cards. These cards are made with card stock and measure 5.5" x 4.25". The inside of the cards are blank, and they come with their own envelopes.

Know someone sick or just feeling under the weather wish them a speedy recovery with this set of two adorable wisdom teeth cards.

Surprise your sweetheart with a note and or send your dad a thank you for all the wonderful things he does. He will be the big fish with this set of two goldfish cards.

There is even something for the music lover. They can rock out in style with these two awesome rock on records cards.

Go see all the wonderful card designs along with many other things in this ETSY SHOP!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy:

"Who inspires you?
My husband is my inspiration. He is always encouraging me. He brings me home presents (books, magazines, jewelry display cases) which will help with my jewelry business. He also carries my business cards with him and hands them out. How many men will do that? I am very lucky to have his support.
What inspires you?
Everything around me! I feel like I live in paradise. I live in Florida by the beach, so a lot of my inspiration comes from the beach, ocean, shells, wood, tropics, nature, etc.

Where do you create?
I have a room that was first a carport turned into a den and now my studio. I seem to have taken over the whole room, so will say it is my studio. I hope to one day have a real studio outside of my home.
How long have you been working with polymer clay?
I took two classes last year at Joann Fabrics, then did nothing. When I saw this group (PCAGOE) in April, I decided I wanted to join. I picked up my clay and started making things. I am pretty much a self taught artist. Polymer clay is so much fun to work with. The possibilities are endless."


I have a NEW BANNER!!!! It was designed by an awesome person. She has tons of pictures and some really great graphic designs on flickr. Please take the time and go by and see this lovely ladies work.
Actually she made 2 banners for me. here is what the other one looks like:

I love both of them!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to make these for me!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Le Photique

Le Photique
I was looking today to see who had added me as a favorite when I came across this awesome shop of two very talented artist.

“Le Photique is the photographic design collaboration of Jacqueline Sourvelis and Rachel Seelen. After years of work in the photography and design industry, these women crafted a post-production photographic service and retail boutique. They specialize in one-on-one design customization to meet the needs of each client and thrive on creative challenges.

As a team, they share an interest in the dynamic relationship between fusing images with unique products. Their combined passion for family history, found photographs and innovative concepts are the heart and soul of this business.”

Their shop features these unique lightswitch covers covers that I just fell in love with:



And the cutest necklaces you have ever seen!! Take a look at these cuties:


Please make these ladies who are new to etsy feel welcome by taking a look at this etsy shop! You are bound to find something from these lovely ladies you will like!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Think Before You Blog

Featured Artist- STEELHORSE1

Today I feature Steelhorse1

I thought that since I feature different artist on my blog I should at least feature my husband’s shop one time. He just recently opened up a shop on etsy. His passion that he does for fun is photography. He has traveled all over the world and taken pictures of the different places he has been. I thought I would let you see a few of the ones he has in his shop.
Before we take a tour here is a picture of the man behind the photography, my husband, David.

First, let’s go over to Europe and see some of his pictures from there.
If you go to Europe it would not be right if you did not go to Paris. Of course, that means pictures of The Eiffel Tower(a black and white) and The Louvre(digitally altered)

Here is his description of The Louvre:
Each print is limited edition of 50 and is hand signed & numbered by artist. *note whether you want it signed on the back~if not noted, it will be signed on the front.
Media: Professional quality glossy photo paper (Matte finish can be requested at no additional charge)
Series: Digitally Altered Photos
Title: The Louvre 1/50
Size: 11X14 white mat, mounted on foam board, ready for framing, opening is 7 1/2 X 9 1/2
Date: 2003
Location: Paris, France
From there we move on to:

The Coast of Italy

A Morning In Spain

and then to: Life In Amsterdam
We cross over to South America and visit: San Paulo, Brazil.

On to Mexico as we love the Mexican Riveria where we went on a wonderful cruise:
The Race Is On

Mexican Sunset

And it would not be right if we did not include our own neighborhood, the good old USA.
Here are some pictures from California, Louisiana, and the state we live in Florida.
California-Reading Paper

Louisiana-The Blues Club

Florida-Lite Smoking Crab

I hope you enjoyed looked at these pictures and you take the time to have a look at shop as David is new to etsy and could use some loving!!!! Steelhorse Photography!!!