Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One World One Heart Blog Promotion

First you all have until February 8 to add your blog. Just follow the link to find out the details:

Second I'm having a blast! I thought I'd just quickly scan a few blogs maybe enter in a few of the drawings however I was wrong! People are amazing, the blogs are soooo interesting, and the give aways are incredible!

This all started on January 25th, it is now January 27th. I started on the 1st blog and I'm now in the 70 something blog! My plan is to read each and everyone of them! Soooo if you've looked at mine I will get to yours I'm just stopping to smell the roses in each blog I visit!

Just to put things in perspective I'm only at the 70 something blog, my blog is #426 and so far there is 721 blogs, with more being added until February 8th! I've seen and learned alot, and I've seen some things I want to add to my blog to make it more appealing! I'm still at a loss of what to share on my blog, and/or what people find interesting. However this is helping to visit others and see what they share. I think the first hurdle I had to overcome was to visit blogs and not feel like a voyeur :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Blog Promotion and Give Away

Xanna's Jewelry Box is participating in a phenomenal blog event called "One World, One Heart". This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others just like yourself, make new friends, and get a glimpse of the world around us and see what others are doing. Thousand of blogs are participating in this event, and I'm so excited to be a part of it all, and I encourage you to click on the link below and find out more about all the other bloggers participating.

Who am I? My name is Xanna. I'm fairly new to blogging as my blog will attest to every once in awhile :) I created Xanna's Jewelry Box as an outlet for some of my creative ideas and I'm a dancer instructor. I teach mostly ballet and jazz to 3-12 year olds, where creativity is worn like a fancy dress and honesty is like a summer breeze, sweet and refreshing.

OK enough about me for the moment, now it's time to get to know all of you and have a little fun doing it, so on to the bracelet you could win by just leaving a comment!

"Spring Overture" bracelet
Length: 7 1/4-9"

Spring: the transition period between winter and summer.
Overture: an instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio or ballet.
To me it is the beginning to something beautiful for more the one sense! This bracelet has the warm colors of a spring sunrise, with these beautiful boro beads and spacers by BC Lampworks. The three strands of dancing pearls between each set of boro beads, are the reminder that winter is not quite ready to go quietly, and the sparkle of the 2XAB Swarovski helps to unit the two striking colors! All of this will sit strikingly on your wrist!

This could be yours...Simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure you leave some way for me to contact you should you win... a link back to your blog or website or your email. That's it!

Have fun and check out The Whimsical Bohemian for a list of all the blogs playing this year! You will have until 12:00 am Pacific Standard time February 15th to leave your comments, Winner will be announced later in the afternoon on February 15th.

~Xanna :)

UP DATE (1/27/10)!!!!! For each 100 comments I receive for the drawing I will add another item to the drawing. This is my first year an I didn't realize how phenomenal it really was! Now your odds are better :) ~Xanna

Drum Roll.....Here are the two new prizes! If I get over 300 entries I'll then add another, have fun!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"It's a Wonderful Life"

To cool not to share!!!! I went to an antique show today and was doing the usual perusing of the booths when I came across a booth that had a lot of memorabilia from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" (one of my favorites, hence the reason I had to stop). I was looking at a picture of George, Mary, and ZuZu Bailey and... this lady said "That's me!" I gave her the look my daughter's give me when they think I'm crazy, I lovingly call it the "are you stupid look". Undaunted she says "In the picture that's me, ZuZu!" After a lot of "Are you serious" and "No Way" I ended up purchasing a cookbook and of course she had to sign it!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Why I have New Post overload today :)

I'm sorry for the overload of newly posted items. I decided that I was going to get a photo tent and lights, so I could fulfill one of my New Year's resolutions (take better photos of my jewelry). Because that is the biggest comment I receive, how much better my jewelry is in "real life" verses on the web. Which I suppose is a positive comment, however it makes me wonder how many sales I have lost because my pictures could be better!

Anyway I received my tent last week and was sooooo excited to start taking pictures, because I live in the North West of the United States and it has been raining non stop, and it has been impossible to go out and take pics of the new items I have created! As I start opening up my box of goodies, I notice the tent is HUGE, like able to fit a small child huge! Ok.... well I can work with that. Then I pull out my background piece, ummm it's blue/gray, nope can't work with that I wanted blk/wht! So now this is going from bad to worse, and I'm beginning to think maybe I should have gone with the DIY model on the web! Now I move on to the lights; bulbs (check), tripods (check), lights fixtures (check), swivel piece to hook light fixtures to tripod......Nope! Well this has been a complete and utter waist of time and money and then I read their return policy...and it just keeps getting better and better! I'm thinking maybe I'll call them direct.

Luckily we have since had a sunny day, so I ran outside took pics like a mad woman and posted them just as quickly. I hope you enjoy the posts and my little bit of ranting ~Xanna :)

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ Island Sunset necklace

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ Ophelia turtle necklace

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ "Summer Lovin" necklace

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ "Old Glory" bracelet

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ "Spring Fever" earrings

"For the Love of Lavender" charm bracelet

♥ JUST LISTED ♥ "For the Love of Lavender" charm bracelet

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Good to be Back

Wow! What a busy Holiday between family, friends, shopping and food :) I've been a little lax with my posts, however I plan to get back to the swing of things in the coming days. One thing I did accomplish these last couple of weeks is to become a part of Artfire. You can view some of my items down at the bottom of my blog. My goal is to offer different items in each store :) With www.xannasjewelrybox being my main store. If you'd like to take a look at my Artfire shop up close you can visit me at It is still a work in progress and I will be adding more jewelry in the days to come! Thank you for sticking with my blog it is good to be back and see you all!
Xanna :)
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