Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Etsy Treasury - Aqua: my heart

Howdy! I apologize for being MIA recently. I have a craft show coming up this weekend as well as making a handmade Christmas. It's rough but I love it :) I'm decorating in blues, greens, and silver. Can't wait to share all the decorations with you.

A pair of my earrings were featured in Country Chiq's fabulous Etsy treasury - Aqua: my heart. Love all these light blue items!

Mademoiselle Mermaid has an item in this treasury as well. I featured her shop in this post. I LOVE her leg warmers.

You've also got to check out Country Chiq's Etsy shop. They have some very cute items. Some of my faves...

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

Good Morning everyone!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I'm stuck at work :( Enough said. The winner of the Giveaway, because I'm feeling very thankful today is going to be both the comments.

Mel said...
oh! oh! oh! pick me! :)

Jared said...
This would be a perfect christmas gift for my wife!!

I also have a coupon code for everyone to use at my Etsy shop.Code:  HOLIDAY will get you 20% off your purchase and from now through Tuesday, every purchase will receive a pair of flower earrings of your choice for free!!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't forget

...about the giveaway. Ends tonight. To enter, go over to this post and leave a comment. You'll get an awesome gift certificate to my Etsy Shop.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! I, unfortunately, don't think I'll be able to eat much. I started making a new product on Sunday morning. I got way too into the process of hand sewing some beads and absent-mindedly ate an entire bag of atomic fireballs. They're delicious. I can't just suck on them either, I wait until I can bite into them and then chew the Shhh out of them. Seemed like a good idea at the time but my mouth is now in tatters. Raw and swollen. It's getting better but is still painful and I've only been able to eat yogurt, smoothies, and soup. Lesson learned! So if you happen to come in contact with me tomorrow and I'm in a horrid mood it's because I haven't been able to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks fireballs for being so incredibly tempting.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy First Day of Thanksgiving Week

Happy Monday! The first day of Thanksgiving Week.  Hope everyone had a nice break. As well as being super excited about Thanksgiving (I LOVE me some food), I had a very creative weekend! For the past couple of weeks, I have been the unlucky host to a nasty case of creative block. I had a breakthrough so I'm moving on finally :)

With that in mind, I'd like to share something. I have a craft show coming up in early December that I'm going to be making tons of goodies for. The Holiday Glitz Shopping Spree. If you live nearby (Mobile, AL) you should definitely save this date....

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Etsy Treasury - November smells like...mandarin

Yay Saturday!!! Saturday has to be one of my favorite days!! Snuggling with the furbabies and lying around until I get the urge to do something which usually is about an hour after I wake up :) On a side note, the colorful treasury that I'm about to share reminds me of Country Strong when Gwenyth Paltrow says "Don’t be afraid to fall in love, It’s the only thing that matters in life. Fall in love with as many things as possible." I have fallen in love with color! BTW if you haven't seen that movie, you should. I don't like country music but that movie is awesome!

Back to out regularly scheduled program; Today I want to share with you another beautifully colorful Etsy Treasury that features my earrings. I absolutely adore this mandarin color.

November Smells Like...Mandarin by Persefoni {I lurve her name!!!}

 I really want that felted bouquet. Isn't it lovely!

Hope everyone has an awesome day and thank you so much for stopping by ;0)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall Mini Wreaths

Here are some pics of the custom mini wreaths I've been working on. I finally managed to get them finished and take some pictures.

I'm sure you've seen plenty of the yarn wreaths but just in case you haven't and you'd like to make one, know that they are very easy but time-consuming. I'm way too impatient to take pictures for a tutorial but I promise I will on my next wreath. I always buy the straw wreaths that are wrapped tightly in clear plastic. They're easy to work with and I like the knobby looking shape after they're finished. Basically you tie the end of the yarn around the wreath. Knot it tightly and then wrap the mess out of it. Goes by quickly when you're watching tv. When I finish wrapping mine, I put a line of hot glue or LocTite on the back of the wreath and stick the end of the yarn in it. I normally cover up the glue spot with felt flowers so really it wouldn't be the "back" of the wreath but you get the idea.

You can find Mrs Priss's tutorial to make the pom pom felt flowers here. For the leaves, I wing it and cut out some leaf shapes. Pinch the end together and put a drop of glue to hold the "pinch". It doesn't have to be perfect :)

Camo yarn. You know you're in the South now. I can't remember where I found the deer silhouette. I basically googled it and then cut it out and traced it onto my felt. Cute. I mean, very manly ;)

I love these argyle wreaths. This wreath did cause me some trouble because I'm a perfectionist and had to put a dab of LocTite on all the X's so they wouldn't budge. For this wreath, I cut out the diamond shapes first and attach them to the wreath with a dab of LocTite. Wrap the orange yarn at a wide angle in one direction. When the yarn reaches the point where you started,  put a tad bit of glue to hold it in place on the back of the wreath and then start wrapping at a wide angle in the opposite direction to make an X on the top of each diamond. I made sure the diamonds stayed in place with ANOTHER dab of glue. When I reached my starting point I glued the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath. And Ta Da. The end. You have a wreath that has pretty much been glued to death :)

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! The flower jewelry is going back to regular price and the discount code BLOG20 is no longer effective after tonight so hurry over to Jewelry by Jenn to get some Christmas presents for the cheap ;0)

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Thursday Giveaway

Happy almost Friday!!! As if that isn't exciting enough, I have a this week's giveaway looking all pretty and ready to be shipped to one lucky winner.

A gift certificate for $15 at Jewelry by Jenn! Because I love you ;0) To win this wonderful certificate of shopping delight, just leave me a comment. Say anything. You can tell me your favorite color, your best friend's name, whatev. Just leave a comment on this post and the winner will be picked by next Wednesday, November 23rd.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Etsy Treasury - In the Pink

How fun is this treasury?! Mary Brooks' In the Pink treasury is full of pretty pinks and fun fuschias. Vintage brooches and fuschia feathers = GREATNESS. I want one of everything please.

Don't forget to enter this week's giveaway for the chance to win a gift certificate to Jewelry by Jenn. I'll be adding these gift certificates to my shop this weekend. I can't wait to bedazzle some more cards and get them posted. Oh Happy Day!

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Etsy Treasury - Candy Apple Red

Mathea featured my earrings in the gorgeous treasury: Candy Apple Red. There are so many great items in this treasury, I don't even know where to begin. I love the rich color of candy apples. Love this treasury!

Some of my very favoritest items from the treasury: Christmas Photography, the Felted Scarf, and the Red Ribbon Wreath. What's your fave?

Be sure to check back in tomorrow when I feature this weeks giveaway :)

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And the Winner is....

Comment #7!!! Debby!! I'll be sending your earrrings to you asap! Congrats, lady :)

debby said...
Oh I also love love love any type of earrings and bracelets:)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My picture-taking skills are lacking

Last weekend we went to Pensacola for a wedding and got to spend some time with friends that we don't get to see a ton of. For some reason, I only took pictures before the wedding and at the very end of the night when no one should have been taking pictures AT ALL. They're scary...the pictures, not the people. Well, most of the people. But I digress, sorry.

My picture taking skills had slightly diminshed at this point so instead of actually aiming at subjects,
I used the flash to blind my husband. That's how I roll!

Hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures of the small wreaths I made. If it ever stops raining here :(

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the two pairs of earrings!! It ends today!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Funday Monday

....I lied. It's not a fun day ha. When is Monday ever fun? Unless it's your birthday but today's not my birthday and I'm definitely in need of some sleep. So I'll be back tomorrow with pictures from this weekend's wedding adventures and some cute mini fall wreaths. I'll leave you with a little teaser of what I did yesterday.

Rhinestones, an old shoe, and a heating pad = YAY

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - Saturday Edition

This week's fantabulous deal in my Etsy Shop is a coupon code! Go to Jewelry by Jenn and enter the code BLOG20 for 20% off your purchase. That's on top of the $5 flower jewelry sale. Can't beat that! Coupon code is only good for one week so hurry over and stock up on those Christmas gifts.

Coming soon to the shop: more feather earrings and gift certificates handmade by yours truly (there will definitely be some bling bling certificates next week...I just bought a ginormous bucket of rhinestones!).

And don't forget to enter the Giveaway for a chance to win not one but two pairs of earrings. Just go here and leave your comments on the post. Drawing will take place on Tuesday.

 Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. It's beautiful here!! See you soon ;)

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Owl & Thistle Discount Code

Didn't want anyone to miss Laurl's comment on the previous post featuring her shop. She left a coupon code for us all...because she's awesome.

Thanks for posting items from my Owl and Thistle store. These items are so much fun to create and have endless applications. I hope you post your Christmas cards so we can all take a gander and enjoy your creativity! Please use my holiday coupon code HOLIDAYBLOG on my site for a 15% discount for the rest of the year!

Be sure to go check out her shop!!!

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Etsy Obsession - Owl & Thistle

Keeping in mind that I will be making my own Christmas cards this year and I totally NEED everything in her shop, I'd like to introduce you to Owl & Thistle. Introduce = I have been stalking their shop and would like you to as well :) Laurl, one of the two sisters who have created this magnificence, also happens to be on our Etsy team Alabama Accents! I am feeling like a proud team momma right now. There are tons of other great shops on our team and I'll be posting on more of the members' shops later. So back to the goodness of her shop.

Lace tape!!!!! I am in love with lace and doilies (among everything else) and O&T is filled with it all.

If that's not enough to convince you to hurry over to their shop, I don't know what is! I'll be over there buying some of the lace tape .2 seconds after I hit publish on this post so you better get it before I do!!!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Giveaway Wednesday Woop Woop

As promised, I have the first giveaway for the 7 weeks til Christmas. I want to do a larger prize but as of right now I'm trying to figure out how to ship it so that can wait until another week. No peeking! Soooo until then I have two pairs of earrings that will go to one lucky winner!!

The first pair are antiqued silver and black swarovski crystal chandelier earrings. "This is a pair of sparkling chandelier earrings. Ornate antique silver earrings with shiny round, black swarovski crystals dangling below. These are sure to dazzle with any outfit. Measuring 3 and a half inches from earwire to the end of the longest dangle. They hang from silver fishhook earwires." Ooooh. Aaaah.

And a little Alabama-inspired goodness. "For those of us with big hoop dreams...
These large hoop earrings are made from 50mm silver-plated hoops on silver fishhook earwires. From earwire to the bottom of the hoop they measure at 3 inches long. I used an 8mm Siam (red) Swarovski crystal on each and 6 and 4mm grey and clear Swarovski crystals.
Also perfect for those Bama Game Days!!!"  Aaaah. Ooooh

You have 3 chances to win. For each option below leave a comment on this post and the winner will be announced Tuesday evening.

1. Follow JennP1751 Blog (click the "follow" but on the right side of my blog) and then leave a comment in this post. If you're already a follower you can just say hey :)

2. Like Jewelry by Jenn on Facebook and leave another comment on this post letting me know. If you're already a liker of my Facebook, leave a comment and let me know

3. Last but certainly not least, leave a comment and tell me what kind of jewelry you wear most! Simple.

I'll pick the winning comment Tuesday, November 15th and announce it that evening. Good Luck!!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Personalized Address Stamps

Pick Your Plum's awesome deal today is Personalized Address Stamps. Perfect for the holidays! I bought one to stamp our Christmas card envelopes. The maximum order on the stamps is 12 and the shipping is a set $3.50 whether you order one or twelve. The stamps are $8.75. You really can't beat that price for a Personalized stamp. HURRY and get your stamps before they're out!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Isn't it amazing

I was just thinking about something (it's rare that my attention span allows me to recall any one thought) and figured I'd share it. I haven't been feeling much like myself lately. I stopped working out. Wake up late. Get to work with no time to spare. Look a hot mess pretty much all day. But November 1st I told myself that all that would stop. So I've been getting up 15 minutes earlier where I actually have time to put on some makeup and wear cute clothes. I get to work early and have time to stretch and get comfortable in my chair before I have to become all corporate-like. It's amazing how much of a difference that 15 minutes makes. I feel better, look better so my day's better. I'm feeling pretty good. The step where I actually start working out again will hopefully just fall into place...I'm not initiating that one :0)

The above picture has NOTHING to do with anything but that's one of the images that Google spat out for the search term "amazing". If you want to find out more about the sci-fi magazine you can go here and read all about it. I didn't. But that's just me. It's a vintage cover, says amazing...why not?

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Birthday Paint Party

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was awesome. Friday night was my niece's (I lurve being an aunt!) birthday party at Paint Party Studios. We listened to Justin Bieber and even had a super cute cake with Justin's mug on it. I mean, I got to spend my Friday night painting, eating cake, and listening to Justin Bieber. Thank you, Tay!

Birthday Girl Tay in the center. Can you believe she'll only be 7 on Wednesday?!?
She's so grown!

My painting: Beautiful Moon

Can almost-thirty-year-olds have a Justin Bieber party? My birthday is in about a month...

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - Holiday Promotions and Giveaways

There's officially 7 weeks until Christmas...technically starting tomorrow. I've decided to do something special for the holidays. Each week (starting on Saturday) I'll have a special promotion in my Etsy shop. Not only will I have a special once a week BUT I plan on having giveaways, new products and something that I'm verrry excited about....Handmade Christmas. I'll be sharing all my handmade Christmas crafts and gifts with lots of pics and tutorials. I can't wait!!

To get us started:

Saturday, November 5th all flower rings and earrings will be $5 with Free Shipping for the US and Canada. The sale will last a week so you have plenty of time to stop by and get some adorable flower jewelry. I have a ton of new earrings and rings to post as well so check back often.

Hope everyone has a FANTABULOUS weekend!!!

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