Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I LOVE Gemstones

For anyone that loves Minerals and Gemstones I found this great site that gives a list and picture with over 75 discriptions. http://www.mineralszone.com/gemstones/

Gemstones are precious or semi-precious stones which are cut or polished to be used in many different ways. Know everything of these gemstones, their hardness on the Mohs scale, their color and shape, the usage, occurances in the world and their technical specifications. Just click on any of the gemstone names below to see more detail.

Agate , Alabaster Alexandrite , Amazonite ,Amber , Amethyst ,Ametrine , Andalusite ,Apatite , Aquamarine ,Aventurine Quartz , Azurite ,Beryl , Chalcedony ,Charoite , Chrysoberyl ,Chrysocolla , Chrysoprase ,Cinnabar , Citrine ,Coral , Desert Glass ,Diamonds , Diopside ,Druzy Quartz , Druzy Titanium ,Emeralds , Fluorite
Garnet , Goshenite ,Heliodor , Hematite ,Hemimorphite , Indicolite
Iolite , Ivory ,Jade , Jasper
Kunzite , Labradorite ,Lapis Lazuli , Malachite
Moissanite , Moonstone ,Morganite , Mother of Pearl ,Nephrite , Obsidian,Onyx , Opal ,Pearl , Pectolite ,Peridot , Prasiolite ,Pyrite , Rose Quartz ,Rubellite , Ruby ,Rutilite , Sapphires
Scapolite , Serpentine ,Sillimanite , Sodalite
Spectrolite Sphalerite ,Sphene , Spodumene
Sugilite (Hemi) Sunstone ,Tiger's eye , Tourmaline Turquoise
Unakite , Yellow Sapphire ,Zircon

Monday, December 29, 2008

Magic White Treasury

What a beautiful Treasury I was included in just before Christmas!!

It was put together by

She has a beautiful shop of hand knit hats, scarfs and more!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!!

A special thank you to all that follow my blog and leave such beautiful comments..

All the best to you and your families!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My 12 days of Christmas!!

A few years ago my husband met someone who told him how he does the 12 days of Christmas for his wife. Well my husband thought it was such a great idea he now does it every year for myself and 2 kids. He really takes such pride in this and puts a lot of effort into it. Always something we can use, something very practical or something that will make us laugh. I won't go into detail about some of the gifts he's gotten us over the years but I have to say it is quite funny to see him have to come up with 36 different gifts (you know 12 for each)!!

So here are my 12 days of Christmas gifts this year, and I'll keep adding as the days go by.

On the first day of Christmas my husband gave to me....

A set of Reindeer Holiday Bath Towels

On the second day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

An expandable snow and ice scrapper

On the third day of Christmas my husband gave to me....

A beautiful snowman kitchen towel (my favorite winter theme)

On the forth fay of Christmas my husband gave to me...

A Mango and Papaya candle

On the fifth day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

A beautiful snowman hand towel

On the sixth day of Christmas my husband gave to me...
Matching bathroom pictures

On the seventh day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

Matching snowflake mugs

On the eight day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

A Christmas ornament with antlers on it that is called the Big Blue Bug, which is a land mark in the State of R.I.

On the ninth day of Christmas my husband gave to me.....

5 Lottery scratch tickets ( I didn't win but it was fun)

On the tenth day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

A Christmas theme kitchen stove towel

On the eleventh day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

Decorative hand loation and soap containers for my bathroom

On the twelfth day of Christmas my husband gave to me...

A box of Ferrero Chocolates

Monday, December 08, 2008

I was picked for the Treasury above and it was such a nice surprise!!

I was chosen by Niki Fashion who features beautiful Hand Knit and Crocheted hats and scarf's in her Etsy shop!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I Love Getting Mail

I got such a wonderful surprise in the mail the other day. This beautiful picture from Alison DuBois!! All because I was the first person to follow her blog. http://alisondubois.blogspot.com/. How sweet is that. This picture reminds me of when I grew up in the country of Foster R.I. and we had a small log cabin on our property that the original owner of the property was born in.

I have to say her Etsy shop is beautiful and I ended up(hearting) three of her items so that they would all show up on my blog as favorites!

Aside from Alisons, Original Artwork http://alisondubois.etsy.com/ also carries beautiful Note Cards, Gift Tags, Calendars and Books!

I can't wait to show my family this picture!!

Thank you so much Alison and I wish you much success!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sparkle for the Holidays

Adorn your self with some beautiful sparkling earrings this
Holiday season! Here are just a few from
http://obtp.etsy.com/ Free Shipping!!

Beautiful Pomegranate colored coin pearls are topped with a cluster of black faceted Czech rondelles and Smoke AB Swarovski crystals. All Sterling silver findings. Length 1 inch from bottom of ear wire.These earrings reminded me of a little girls holiday dress.

A Faceted cluster of Iolite stones that carry a denim tone sit on top of a creamy white coin pearl. All findings sterling silver. Lenght is 1 inch from bottom of ear wire

White Keishi petal pearls are clustered together to sit on top of a black agate 10mm bead. Sterling silver ear wires. Length is 3/4 inch from bottom of ear wire.

Aquamarine teardrops dangle beneath a cluster of pale green florite and swarovski crystals, all 925 sterling silver findings, approx 1 inch long.

Beautiful light Amethyst faceted rondelles sit atop Bronze Keishi Petal Pearls which are nestled on top of a two tone faceted Czech glass bead. All 925 Sterling Silver findings. Approx 1 inch from bottom of Sterling silver ear wires.

A cluster of faceted black glass sit on top of a smoke grey faceted glass round bead. All 925 Sterling silver findings. Apprx 1 inch from bottom of rounded ear wire

A beautiful cluster of faceted pale green florite, light amethyst and rose quartz gather on top of a clear crystal quartz teardrop. All attached to a sterling silver rope ring and ear wires. Length is just over 1 inch.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Are you Looking for Jewelry for the

Holidays check out my shop

http://obtp.etsy.com where I have FREE


Also click on the FABULOUS FUN FINDS BUTTON >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

to see a list of shops featuring their own


Sunday, November 23, 2008


And the winner is Digital Misfits!! Congratulations!!

Be the winner of this 4 pack of Cheerful Holiday cards!!!!!

Kelly from http://KellySchwark.etsy.com is offering this Blog Give Away for a 4 pack of Holiday Cards!!

All you have to do is visit KellySchwark.etsy.com then come back and post a comment here on your favorite item in her shop. The Winner will receive 2 Martini Madness in dark blue and 2 Martini Madness ice blue cards. These cards come beautifully packaged so perfect for yourself or ready for gift giving! The winner of these beautiful cards will be announced on November 28th BLACK FRIDAY!!

I was lucky to fine KellySchwark.etsy.com in the forums on Etsy the other day and even luckier to receive 2 of her cards (1 of each) that are being given away. I have to say Kelly's artwork is wonderful and the best quality of materials!!

You can
also see some of Kelly's beautiful oil works, hand painted furniture and hand painted childrens cloths at
www.KellySchwark.com or visit her blog http://KellySchwark.blogspot.com to learn more about her.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Early Bird Catches The Sale!!

From Friday November 28th - Monday December 1st AKA Black Friday and Cyber Monday All my jewelry will be 15% and will also include FREE SHIPPING.

But you can make a purchase now at OBTP and convo me just prior to check out and mention this blog post and I will adjust your items so you will receive your 15% off NOW!! Perfect gifts for your girlfriends, family or office party. Or just buy something nice for yourself. Most items under $30.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wow I made a Treasury and the Front Page all in one day and to think my bracelet was the inspiration!! My item is the top middle I am so excited!!

A Touch of Color 2

And it's all thanks to Ophelia Miller of Ophelia Miller Boutique She put together this beautiful treasury with my bracelet being her inspiration! Ophelia Miller's Boutique carries handmade bags that are made with high quality fabrics and notions. Meticulous care has been given in making each and every item.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Are you looking for a nice yet affordable gift for the office, a Secret Santa gift or maybe just a little extra sparkle for yourself. I have these beautiful earrings for just $15 and free shipping now through the end of December!! All Sterling Silver findings and each semi precious stone is separated by a band of Swarovski crystals. Visit http://obtp.etsy.com to see more pictures of these earrings and more affordable jewelry!!

Rose Quartz and Carnelian , Rose Quartz and Garnet, Rose Quartz and Chrysoprase

Saturday, November 15, 2008

AND THE WINNER OF MY NOVEMBER BLOG GIVE AWAY IS http://crochetbymommaj.etsy.com/ !!! Please visit Crochet by Mommaj s shop to see more of her beautiful handmade items. Thank you to all that participated and left such wonderful and nice comments! Please check back for my December blog give away!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Have you started your Holiday shopping yet?

Check out these 2 shops I found!!!

Lost River Rags specializes in creating hand poured, Goats Milk Soaps, Goats Milk Lotion, & Soy Candles! Her price range is $2.00 - $13.00 She offers some wonderful sampler packages also.

Do you have that hard to please person or maybe a Secret Santa office party that you need a little something for. LOST RIVER RAGS has many items to choose from and I have to say some wonderful scents! It was hard to choose but these are just a few of my favorites!!

LOST RIVER RAGS offers a wide selection of items at a wonder price why not put together your own little gift package! They also welcome custom orders so if you have something special in mind please visit http://LostRiverRags.etsy.com/ or just click on any of the highlighted links......

Pumpkin Pie Goats Milk Lotion 2oz.

Now that you have your gift you need that perfect card!!

Kitty Kat Kards

Only recently got into card making. Kitty Kat Kards believes that homemade/handmade cards give everything a personal touch. She decided to put her two two loves together by making cards that feature origami, and thus, KittyKatKards was born. She also using rubber stamps so some of her work will feature stamped images.

Kitty Kat Kards offers Invitations, note cards and envelopes, seasonal, holiday and more! Kitty Kat Kards also welcomes special orders, so if you have a special occasion coming up and need invitations or thank you cards you will definitely find something unique in her shop! These are a few that caught my eye.

Please visit http://KittyKatKards.etsy.com to see more and pick out your favorites!

Origami Thank You Card (crane)