Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sick...and Philosophical

I've been fighting a sinus and chest infection for about a month now...and I've decided I've been miserable long enough, so I've finally made an appointment to go see a doctor tomorrow. The one thing I miss most about being a child was having Mom to take care of I'm Mom, and while I whine and complain, for the most part, I get it done, rather I'm sick or not.

And then at night when all is quiet and it is just me and my thoughts in the dark, I think....I think about two incredible women I would have never met if not for the web, etsy, and blogging. I have never truly met them however I call them friends and look forward to their posts and all of their new products. However lately it has been quiet for them both, one has gone through several back surgeries and just when things were looking up she suffers an emergency appendectomy. My other friend is fighting cancer. I miss them both and while I'm whimpering about my sinuses and shortness of breath I pray for both of them to get better. I didn't mean for this to be a sad post, just a reminder of all the beautiful women that maybe your best friend, neighbor, or loved one, who may be sick, or sad, or just need a caring word and hug :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ Heart of Olea necklace

Olive oil was used for anointing and for lamps, and therefore all the good of love and of charity; for the oil is the very essence of the tree, and is as it were its soul, just as the celestial, or the good of love and of charity, is the very essence or the very soul of faith; and hence oil has this representation.

This olive colored, sparkling, iridescent heart pendant created by Earthworks Studio, is the center piece of the necklace pictured here. It is suspended by two strands of vintage faceted seed beads, hooked to two boro beads created by Quinlan Glass, and highlighted with Swarovski crystal. All are brought together with a silver chain and a simple heart toggle clasp for a truly unique necklace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Here in the Pacific Northwest we are usually smack dab in the middle of 9 months of rain! (A little known fact: the Pacific Northwest has the only rain forest in the United states.) With all of that being said, when we have some sunshine we all hurry and buy new sunglasses (because we've lost the ones from summer) and we get out in the yard to enjoy a little Vitamin D. When a sunny day happens to fall on a weekend and is close to 60 degrees in February, well, we then feel truly blessed. However it is the Northwest, so the legs in shorts are probably more blinding than the sun itself!

Off to enjoy another day of beauty :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ Hope's Kiss necklace

Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink. A pink carnation means "I will never forget you". Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.This striking necklace showcases a heart pendant created by Earthworks Studios. It is a lovely pink with a iridescent blue sparkle deep within it's center. This opulent heart hangs from three strands of seed beads, some of the seed beads are a pearly pink the others are vintage faceted seed beads. All three strand are connected at each end to a luscious pink nugget pearl nestled between two sparkly Swarovski® crystals and then connected to an antiqued golden chain and simple toggle clasp.

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ Amber Waterlily charm bracelet

A charm bracelet blending the rich colors of the Southwest and the glass artistry of the Northwest.

The boro heart was created by Earthworks Studios. The colors swirling within it's depths reminded me of the Grand Canyon, of water and desert, of sea and sand. To continue with this idea, turquoise hearts were added along with lots of specialty cut Swarovski crystal in a sea opal and iridescent copper color. A few bronze nugget pearls and some silver hearts were also added to give depth and texture to this one of a kind bracelet to grace the arm of any western girl at heart.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Drum Roll...For winners of "One World One Heart" giveaway

I'm sad to see this end. I couldn't get to all the blogs I had originally wanted too, and enjoyed meeting everyone I did get a chance to visit. However all good things must come to an end and I'm so excited to announce the winners! Over 300 comments were left so lucky me I get to give away 4 bracelets! Thank you all for visiting and don't be shy come back to see me anytime I have enjoyed the company, and the many things you all have taught me!

First winner is #117 Sussie from Sweden

Second winner is #71 barb cabot from United States

Third winner is #39 Bleubeard and Elizabeth from United States

Fourth winner is #250 Connie from United States

Congratulations to all of you! Thank you, ~Xanna

Sunday, February 7, 2010

To follow or not to follow......

One thing I have learned....Is just because someone else has a jewelry business, doesn't mean they won't become a fan and a customer of your jewelry, or any other item you create for that matter!

I often thought "I better not fan people, they may think I'm some jewelry spy coming to take their jewelry secrets!" Boy was I a little out there in my thoughts. As it... so happens I ended up buying beaded rings for Christmas gifts and I've had a couple of sales myself from other jewelry artists. Moral of the story you never know who your next customer may be ♥

Below is the link to the ring artist and the style of rings I bought as my gifts:

Friday, February 5, 2010

2 more prizes for the "One World One Heart" blog promo

Can I just say WOW! I didn't expect to have the responses I have recieved when I decided to participate in the "One World One Heart" blog promo. I also didn't plan to catch a cold, which has really put a damper on the whole traveling the "Magic Carpet". Hopefully I can get back on and ride blog land in a couple of days. In the mean time I've added two more bracelets to my drawing, and if I recieve over 300 comments before February 14th I'll add another! Have fun all! ~Xanna

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