Kandi Cuffs

I've been obsessed with making kandi cuffs for the past few months. I used to be involved in the rave scene and I loved the bright colors and fun accessories. So I started creating kandi cuffs and listing them in my Allysin Etsy site:

If you want to check them out, click here: Allysin Kandi Cuffs

My creation

Ways to Make Money 2

Here are a few other reputable survey sites. I'll add GPT and PTC sites in the next couple of posts.

1. Pinecone Research: the best. You get paid for every survey by check or PayPal. Membership is not open often so you have to search for a link. The amount of time it takes to complete the surveys is always reasonable and payment is usually $3. There is no survey disqualification which means you always get paid for your time! This is definitely my favorite survey site

2. Lightspeed Panel: Lots of surveys. Payout is through PayPal. Payment is reliable, being credited for the survey is not. You can redeem your points for prizes or cash. I always take the money. 575 points allows you to receive $5 by PayPal. It takes 5-7 days to appear in your PayPal account. http://lightspeedpanel.com

3. Permission Research: This is an ok survey site. I don’t qualify for most of their surveys. However, they do offer a token for every survey that you attempt and you can use that token to play their slot machine and win some points. I managed to obtain a $25 Macy’s gift card by accumulating tokens. I received my gift card super fast and have heard that other members have had good experiences with redeeming their points. One major disadvantage about Permission Research is that they want you to download their software upon registration. Somehow, I managed to avoid that. I would not recommend the software download. I’ve heard some bad things about it. http://permissionresearch.com

4. SurveySpot: This site is great. Its easy to qualify for surveys because they send so many. Sometimes, it takes a few weeks to be credited for a survey but Surveyspot is reliable. A lot of members have claimed to have made a lot of money with this site. Payment is by check. http://surveyspot.com

New Halloween Items

These new items have been listed and relisted for the upcoming Halloween season. They're in my Kitschy-kawaii shop: Allysin


1. Halloween Kandi Cuff
2. Orange Flower Studs
3. Black Flower Studs
4. White Flower Studs

Free Stuff and Ways to Make Money

If you are looking for free goodies and great deals check out these sites:
Free Stuff Times:

My Good Cents
: A great blog with money savers, great deals, sweepstakes and other fun ways to make a buck

I'll start with a few good survey sites and add some more in the next blog post. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Opinion Outpost: Their surveys are between $1-$6 dollars and come a few times a week. They are easier to qualify for and the pay each month by check. The payout is only $5. This is one of my favorites. I’ve made over $100 in about 2-3 months. http://OpinionOutpost.com/join/6422461

2. Your2Cents (now known as Toluna): The site is legit but surveys don’t come that often. The site has greatly improved. They have polls, profiles and an active community. Once you reach $10 you can request payout. I have cashed out with them a few times. However, the only thing I don’t like about them is that it took 2 months for me to receive my check. Toluna

3. Synovate aka Global Opinion Panels: Another great survey site. I have cashed out with them over 5 times. Once you reach 5000 points or $5 you can request payment. The surveys usually aren’t very long and they give you a nice amount of points. Payout is by check. It takes 6-8 wks. to receive payment. Global Opinion Panels

4. HCDsurveys: I don’t get many surveys from them but some people seem to love them. Cash out is 1000 points ($10). Checks take 6-8 weeks. HCD Surveys

5. MyView: you get $1-$5 per survey but you can’t cash out until you accumulate $25. I like MyView but it has its disadvantages. They take a while to approve surveys. Even though, you completed a survey, MyView still has to approve it and that can take a week or more. I did cash out with the site and I received my $25 payment in less than a week. They pay through Paypal. MyView

Jewelry Giveaway!!!

Want to win a pair of earrings from my shop? Enter here:
A Little Etsy Love

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My jewelry shop: Jewelicide


Swagbucks is a pay to search site. You get points for doing normal searches like you would on Google. You can then cash those points in for prizes such as gift cards, cds, video games, posters, etc. I've already cashed out for a $15 itunes gift card and three $5 Amazon gift cards. If you want to check it out or sign up as my referral, click the banner or link. Swagbucks

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New Supplies=New Jewelry!

New Supplies

New Supplies

Peruvian Chalcedony and Gold Fill Earrings


Watermelon Tourmaline and Lemon Quartz Earrings


A Super Easy Way to Make Money!

Lately, I have been trying to find easy ways to make money on the side. One of my favorite money saving blogs recommended a site called, YouData. YouData pays you just to browse websites. The websites aren't spyware sites. They're sites that I would normally visit. Here's an example of a site that they pay you to visit: fossil.com. I made over $1.50 in only a few seconds. There is no minimum payout and you get paid every friday through Paypal. You definitely won't get rich on this site but YouData is a great site for those of us that are trying to earn a little extra money.


Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth on Etsy

I am more of a seller than a buyer when it comes to Etsy but I have a huge weakness for homemade sweets. In fact, my first Etsy purchase was for some chocolate chip cookies with butter cream filling. They were absolutely delicious! I definitely plan on buying some more! There are tons of Etsyians that have shops that just make my mouth water. I swear that I can smell some of those goodies through the screen. lol. Here are a few treats from some Etsy shops that look amazing:




1. Brownie Sampler from A Sugar Affair

2. Almond Joy Sundae Cupcake from Delectable Delights

3. White Chocolate Fudge with Toasted Almonds and Butter Toffee from Sugarsmitten

The Bracelet that will Never Sell, Finally Sold!

The Tangerine Dream Cuff finally sold! It was listed in my Etsy shop over two years ago, it had over 39 hearts and just about a kabillion views. It was finally adopted and sent to a good home at the end of February.


Here it is

I'll be making another one soon so be sure to check out the shop: Jewelicide

Jewelicide Poll Results

71% of voters thought that I should keep my name.

29% of voters thought that I should change the name, Jewelicide.

So, my jewelry shop name will still be called Jewelicide Jewelry.

The End of Jewelicide?

Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions for a new shop name.

Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day and Shameless Self Promotion
-These cute little earrings have been in my shop and have not been receiving much attention so I decided to promote them here a bit.

Check out these
Swarovski Valentine Earrings

These earrings are made with gold fill findings, Swarovski bicones and red glass hearts. They're a cute little gift for that special day. They are listed here in my Etsy shop: Jewelicide.etsy.com