The story behind “Esther” earrings

April 30th, 2009 Comments Off

It’s a simple story really. 

My sister-in-law came to me and asked me to come up with a pair of earrings for her friend.  She came over and I showed her my stash of beads and findings and we just started putting something together.  The result is this pair of fun earrings:

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(These earrings are antiqued with 18K gold leaf over sterling silver plated earwires and antique copper plated springs. Pink faceted luster edge glass beads and antiqued gold toned spacers dangle from the springs. About 2″ long.)

So I dedicated this set to my sister-in-law!  :)

Now, you can get this pair of earrings in my Etsy Shop

NOTE: Some earrings I have in stock and some I make to order.  As of right now, all can be shipped out within a few days.

 

First listings of Simplicity earrings!

April 20th, 2009 § 1

I’m back!

Yup, this time with jewelry!  I am kicking off my Simplicity line of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.  These will be made with white or neutral color freshwater pearls.  These are great for going to office parties, conventions, political events, and weddings.  

The simple design with elegance is what I’m shooting for.   Most of these will be made with sterling silver or 14K gold-plated findings. 

Here are the earrings I just listed:

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You can find these in my Etsy shop!

There will be more to come, so keep checking back!

Anyone wants a FREE handmade journal?

April 15th, 2009 Comments Off

Somewhat voluble is having a giveaway to celebrate her first blogoversary!!  It’s a beautiful handmade journal from Kreativlink

Original drawing on soft, ochre colored suede that’s sewn on brown felt. As with all my books, it comes with a handsigned “certificate of authenticity” card so it makes a great present too.

Size: 11 x 16 cm (4.5 x 6 inch)
Paper: blank, 120 g/m², 240 pages (counted both sides)

Filled is this softcover journal with tea-stained paper, hand torn and carefully bound with strong linen thread. The paper is smooth and takes all writing instruments and will also work great as a sketchbook for dry media..

So all you paper fanatics out there, go to somewhatvoluble to enter in this giveaway!

Tuna salad sandwich

April 15th, 2009 § 2

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Since DD can eat most of the things we eat now, I’ve been trying different foods for lunch.  After I twittered about getting a tuna sandwich yesterday, a friend of mine asked for a picture.  So this is in response to her request.  :)

Today’s lunch (and also yesterday’s) was Tuna Salad Sandwich.  I didn’t have any vegetables on hand so I just went plain + a little twist.

Ingredients for 2 – 3 servings:

  • 1 can of tuna fillet
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/3 cup of mayonaise*
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard*
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • a dash of black pepper

* estimated

I emptied the can of tuna fillet into a bowl and mashed it up really well.  Then I added about 3 big spoonfuls of mayonaise (about 1/2 cup) and a teaspoon of dijon mustard and mixed it up.  I then sprinkled the sugar and black pepper on top of it and mixed it in.  I added the raisins (the twist)last.

Any of the condiments can be added to your taste.  The tuna was salty enough for me, so I didn’t add any salt.  But if you like stronger taste, then feel free to add some salt.  The sugar was to bring out all the flavors.

So it was because of the raisins, DD was able to finish the sandwich without any problems even though she doesn’t really like the slightly strong smell of tuna.  Hey, whatever it takes, right?  :)

Yes, Twitter…

April 14th, 2009 Comments Off

I don’t know how many people are like me who weren’t really into the whole e-networking scene but ended up converting.  Just a few years ago, I liked the good old paper and pen for a planner instead of a PDA and a good old phone call because typing on IM is too slow. 

But recently, I have gotten myself a Facebook account and, just yesterday, Twitter.  Yup.  Through all the resisting and determination of not getting into these social networking sites, and especially the giving of your life over to the small tweets of 140 characters of yourself and others, I broke down. 

What is to become of me?  Will I sit in front of my computer and type updates of my life every half hour?  Will I check the tweets of the people I follow on my Blackberry when I can’t get my hands on my computer??  Will I install Twitter on my Facebook so everyone can see that I have Twitter???

Too late…

Already done them.

It’s not too bad so far.  It’s kind of neat to be able to just type a simple sentence instead of sitting here for an hour trying to figure out what to write for this blog.  Being a SAHM, time is of the essence.  So small tweets here and there can actually help my DH and other family members and friends to know what DD and I are doing at home.  And I’m also using it to keep people updated on the progress of my shop, too.  So far, it’s a win-win situation.  We’ll see when I start to forget to twitter…

If you want to follow me on Twitter and see what a crazy (or boring) life I lead, click here.

New start, new website

April 13th, 2009 Comments Off

I have been on a hiatus for about 7 months now with regard to my Etsy store and my website for reasons that only a SAHM with a baby would understand.  But DD is growing up and does not need my constant attention any more.  So my mind is drifting ever so slightly back toward crafting and designing. 

With the fresh feeling of the newness of Spring, I’m very much inclined to freshen up my website also.  So here is an attempt at reinvigorating my poor neglected website.  And I’m very excited about the possibilities!

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