Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I've been considering...

opening a new store...The Chrysanthemum Boutique ( is going pretty well...i've been open since May and so far have 202 sales. I guess that's pretty darn good since Etsy is SATURATED with jewelry sellers. I've been blessed...but i've been working pretty hard at it too. I also sell my things at an affordable and fair prices...some say i'm not charging enough, but I just can't get myself to increase prices, I'm a MOM...I'm I understand some people, like myself ,who want to look like a million bucks but can't afford to shop at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales...that's who I design for and that's why I opened The Chrysanthemum. I use cost effective materials, use a lot of colors in my designs and truly put my heart and soul into every piece I create!
So, now, back to the new store...I was thinking about the other audience...those who can afford the finer things...those who can afford to splurge a bit...The ones who prefer sterling silver over silver-plated, or gold vermeil over gold plated, gemstones over glass...a truly mid price point, nothing too expensive, items between $20-$ what do you think??? Look out for Magpie Sparkles...sometime in January!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

New items posted today!

My checklist for today...

Things to do on my day off while Chase is in daycare...
1. Sell something!!!! A slow start to Cyber Monday :(
2. Wrap gifts and clean out my workroom!!!
3. Create more jewelry pieces....I made 6 things this morning and already posted 3!!!
4. Go to the post office
5. Shower (done)...oh, and brush my teeth, can't forget that! Maybe some makeup too.
6. Have a nice distraction-free shopping adventure all by myself!!!
7. Post more items in my etsy store
8. Organize my workspace (Maybe...that seems a little like work)
9. Try not to think about work tomorrow...
10. Post to my blog (Done!)
I love, love, love my boys but sometimes a little Mommy Break from work and kids is need

It's officially CYBER MONDAY

I'm so's officially CYBER MONDAY...I'm crossing my fingers and toes for a good sales day! I just posted 7 new items in my ETSY SHOP

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Okay, this will be my first official Cyber Monday...I'm crossing my fingers for sales! I just created about 7 new items I will be posting in my etsy store soon, but haven't had the time to take pictures. Okay, the truth is my camera is downstairs and I am too lazy and forgetful to run back downstairs to get it. Plus, Chase has been extremely "spirited" this weekend so most of my time is actually spent chasing (how ironic) after him.
I had a lovely Thankgiving in the desert this weekend, although I hate camping (in a trailer), dirt and sand, I loved being with my family and seeing the boys have so much fun riding around on the quads and playing in the dirt. We stayed for one night (Thank you Lord) and was back in time for Black Friday (Whoohoo)...I spent waaay too much money at Kohl's!!! I was a little disapointed at Target's deals.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneak peek at some of my new stuff!!!

Holy Moly...I'm Baaaaack!

Wow, I'm back from "vacation"'s been a while, so I apologize to my followers!!! Please visit my Etsy store...I've posted quite a few new creations. I also took the plunge and started to Tweet...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Takin' a Vacation...

Okay, I'm not really going anywhere, but i'm taking a short break to regroup and refocus...Things at work have been CRAZY busy, Nick (the oldest) is on summer break, and the baby....well, he DEMANDS constant attention. The poor guy has been teething so he's been extra fussy. :(
So just for a little while, I'll be a shopper on Etsy...In fact, I just bought this gorgeous purse on Etsy...i've had my eye on it for quite sometime and decide just a few days ago that NOW is the time to spoil myself a bit! Syl2830's store has the cutest and affordable handmade purses!!! I love her bags!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Wow...I just posted a ton of new stuff onto Etsy...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wow, I was featured on Handmade News!!!

Check out this link...
It's been a great week for me...Yay God, for making all things possible!!! I've had an increase in orders this week, worked with GREAT people to create customized pieces for them, and received VERY sweet emails from buyers, and was even featured in another blog!!! I've been quite busy, but it's the "good" kind of busy...I'm having such a great time!!!
Check out Carrie's blog called "Orange Speak"

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sick babies, back hurts, and MORE STUFF ON ETSY!

Yes, i'm experiencing a multitude of things right now...Nick was sick during the week...he of course passed it on to Chase who is back is killing me...but i've managed to post a boat load of new items onto Etsy. I think God gave me a zap of extra energy this week. I'm not sure how I would have made this far without him. Yay God!
So while Chase is napping I thought I would use this time to ONE, update my blog (sorry peeps), and TWO post new items on Etsy.