Update: I think that I have received a few sales after joining Twitter. It has brought traffic to my Etsy sites and I have also discovered some some great artists and Etsians. Plus, its somewhat addicting.
I am also experimenting with 1000 Markets and Art Fire.
There's nothing cooler than lego jewelry with gemstones embedded in it! I love these two items so much.
This necklace is made with synthetic ruby corundum set in 14kt gold, sterling silver, etc.
Link to Fruitstripe Necklace
Link to Fruitstripe Bracelet
Check this Etsyian out. There are tons of awesome goodies in this shop!
80 Percent of U.S. Populace Now Selling Handmade Jewelry
WASHINGTON, DC—According to a Department Of Labor report released Monday, four out of five Americans derive at least a portion of their income from the sale of handmade jewelry. "In the past 10 years, the number of Americans selling or attempting to sell jewelry of their own creation has risen tenfold," Labor Department spokesman Gary Hardwick told reporters...-The Onion(http://www.theonion.com/content/node/31542)
-Ha ha. Even though this article is satirical, it sure seems like everyone is making and selling handmade jewelry these days. It's such an intense and competitive market.
Why is it that every time I bend down to pick up a penny I get crap from my roommates? They say I look tacky picking up stuff off of the ground or whatever. For me pennies add up-they are still considered to be currency, i.e. pennies=money and money=good.
I'm not destitute, I live a very comfortable suburban life, however, I am still going to pick up every frellin' penny I see. Needless to say, the people who give me crap about this do not even have a dollar to their name much less a friggin' penny. Leave me be penny haters!
Here's an example of a successful penny picker-upper, the dude has $13,084.59 in pennies: Penny Jackpot Dude
oh ya, According to Coinstar, there's more than $10.5 billion in loose change sitting idle in American homes.
If anyone knows where I can find some please let me know. I will greatly appreciate it!
Recently, my mom purchased some flowers from Home Depot and put them up in the front yard. Shortly after two robins decided to create their new home and start a family in the basket of flowers. Every time my mom takes the plant down to water it they go insane.
If you look closely you can see the mother or father's head poking out
The eggs have recently hatched but I haven't taken a picture of the babies yet.
Teardrop Earrings on Etsy
These earrings consist of Peridot and Carnelian along with glass teardrop
Tourmaline and Garnet Bracelet on Etsy
watermelon tourmaline along with faceted garnet and gold vermeil
Teardrop Necklace on Etsy
These necklace consist of Peridot and Carnelian along with glass teardrop
Most of these pictures are of Old Atlanta Prison Farm and some unknown place.
The Atlanta Prison Farm is 290 acres. It was deserted and had been used as a police training ground, a burial ground for the zoo, and a landfill, among other things.
The 700 bed prison farm is located within Northeast Atlanta. The inmates at this facility served sentences for ordinance and traffic offenses and were routinely assigned to farming, livestock, cannery and dairy operation details. -http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/corrections/doc_history.aspx
Here are a few from old Atlanta Prison Farm (click for bigger pic):
I have no clue what the last two pics are of. I know it is somewhere in the Lakewood area of Georgia.
(click pics to enlarge)
Amethyst,Ametrine and Peridot Necklace
lolite, garnet and sterling silver necklace
Peridot and Carnelian Bracelet on Etsy
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Lemon Quartz Necklace Link
The necklace consists of blue topaz, aquamarine, peridot, amethyst, citrine and a huge 9 carat chunk of faceted lemon quartz.It measures 17 inches but will have a 3 inch sterling silver adjustable chain.The clasp is a sterling silver lobster clasp.
The pendant is 9 carats of lemon quartz and measures an inch long.
I'm Proud of this one!