Saturday, November 13, 2010

I have a cold...

Yes folks, it's the cold and flu season, and I have been blessed with stuffy, runny, hurts when you cough kind of sickness.
With that, I dedicate this Etsy Treasury to those who are also suffering with similar symptoms... I hope it brings you a laugh. :)

Click the pics to see the entire treasury, visit the individual listings, and leave a comment. :)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Cobweb Corner - Designer Blog: Jewelry Makeover - Episode 2 - The Hawkeye Necklac...

Cobweb Corner - Designer Blog: Jewelry Makeover - Episode 2 - The Hawkeye Necklac...: "This is the second in my series of taking old jewelry 'mistakes' and remaking them. These items include jewelry I made when I was first star..."

I love what Carla did to re-do a necklace that just wasn't selling, into a lovely set that shouldn't stay in her store for long.

Have a look, and see what I mean. :)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Networked Blogs

I just added the Networked Blogs widget... follow along if you like. :)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Coming Soon to CCJ&T

My favorite soap supplier has discontinued her product line... so if I want to keep enjoying my favorite soaps, I'm going to have to make them myself. :)

Coming Soon!!! 

That means I'll have lots of extra soap, so keep an eye out for CCJ&T's new line of quality handmade goat's milk soaps! I'm also planning on making up some awesome gift packages combining my jewelry creations with my soap, for a true "bath & beauty" experience. ;)

What do you think about that?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer Musings featured on ETT Blog!

I just found out an Etsy treasury that I put together is now featured on the Etsy Twitter Team Blog!

It's a collection of items by fellow Etsy Twitter Team members. As you can see, we have some awesome talent among us. :) Check out the blog when you get a chance, , and head on over to and check out all the different goodies offered by the team! search:etsytwitter team

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Stuff!

I recently purchased some really pretty Murano glass lampwork beads, and I've started making some one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with them. Here are the ones I've listed today...

Blue & Green Lampwork Glass Pendant

Silver Foil in Ice Cube Drop Earrings
Green Lampwork & Crystal Glass Earrings

You can click on the pictures to go to their listings, or find them and more one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry in my shop at:

Thanks for looking! :)
Linda :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Bella Tu means "beautiful you"...

... and beautiful you will be and many compliments you will get, when you wear any of the fun, funky, and elegant necklaces, bracelets, and earrings offered by Bella Tu Jewelry

Bella Tu Jewelry features gorgeous combinations of swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, semiprecious gemstones, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver. Each piece is handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail so that your lovely treasure will be cherished for a lifetime. 

This is my favorite piece in the store... 
Autumn Light...Murano Golden Brown Bali Sterling Bracelet 

For something lighter, and cooler for the lovely summery weather we've been having, take a look at these Summer Breeze Aqua Cluster Lampwork Earrings...

and finally, I love this L O V E pendant necklace in fine silver

Bella Tu Jewelry is a fellow member of the EtsyTwitter Team
and you can follow @bellatujewelry on twitter. 

Monday, March 08, 2010

Here kitty kitty...

I got a new Etsy Treasury today, 
and I picked items from my fellow Etsy Twitter Team members.


You can see it at:
for the next two days. 
After that, you can go to 
and do a search for "etsytwitter kitty" 
to find the individual items. 
Meow :)
Visit the Etsy Twitter Team's blog at:

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Mikiye Creations... Etsy Twitter Team SOTW

This week's Etsy Twitter Team's "shop of the week" is Mikiye Creations.
Mikiye specializes in beautiful floral accessories for your hair...

Here are some examples that look like they come fresh from the garden!

Mikiye also does fabulous classic jewelry...

Maybe best of all, she makes stunning bridal accessories ...

Special Offer from Mikiye...
 This week, make a purchase at and
 add "SOTW" in notes to seller...  your shipping will be refunded through Paypal. :)

More about Mikiye:

The Etsy Twitter Team is a wonderful group of Etsy shop owners who promote through Twitter and support all things handmade...
visit our blog:

Thursday, March 04, 2010


I'm heading out to the Red Cross Hero's Breakfast this morning.
It's inspiring, uplifting, sometimes sad, always makes me proud to know such wonderful people in our community.

And, there'll be bacon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

PunkyJane is no punk!


I love PunkyJane Jewelry. :) Sandy Simpson has an awesome selection of handmade, handstamped sterling and fine silver jewelry in her Etsy shop... even pieces for your pets! 


She can customize a necklace for mom...


She can commemorate a special date...


She can immortalize a pretty face! 


Visit PunkyJane Jewelry to see all the many things Sandy can do with  some little pieces of precious metal, and a lot of skill and talent! :)

W E B ~~~>
B L O G ~~~>
T W I T T E R ~~~>
F A C E B O O K : Become a fan! ~~~>
PunkyJane is the Etsy Twitter Team "Shop of the Week"! 

She's offering free standard shipping on everything her shop now through February 25, 2010. Use 'TwitterSOTW' in the message to seller box at checkout and your shipping will be refunded via PayPal. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A site to promote your blog...

FYI... I found a traffic exchange to promote your blogs on, called Coffee House Traffic. It's easy and fun.... your blog will be viewed by other bloggers as you view their blogs. I take 20 minutes or so a day to surf a few traffic exchanges, and this one is not full of "get rich quick" scams, like most of them out there are. They're looking for more bloggers to join, and it's free. 

You might see a few splash pages for other sites that are being grandfathered in, but they are few, and they're only accepting family-friendly blogs and blog splash pages from now on. 

So come on over and join me at

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Big Time UWIB Giveaway!!!

Unique Women in Business Yahoo Group
having a

"Feel the Love"
The Great Valentine's Giveaway!
One Winner will enjoy an outpouring of love
with the following gifts arriving to their door
from Unique Women in Business from around the world!
Beach Escape Pendant by Maria Soto Robbins of artbymsr

Cherished Collection-Archangel Wings by Karen Terry of JMJCreations

Hearts and Roses Mini Wallet by Rita’s And Bags and More
Lovebirds - Antiqued Birds and Red Hearts -
Valentine's Day Earrings by Tracy of Polished Two

Luggage or bag tags by Bridget of Japip

Monogrammed Note by Jennifer Pilchak of Lilly Pea Designs

Note Cards by Julia
Pink Flowers Aceo by Julie WabiBrookStudio

Rose Geranium Perfume by Cory of Aquarianbath

Rose Love Garter by Donnielle of DesignKnitFun

Tapestry of Love Print by Robin Maria Pedrero

Vintage Pink Heart Earrings byTrudy aka Momma Goddess

To be eligible to be in the drawing for the
“FEEL THE LOVE” UWIB Great Valentine’s Giveaway
post a comment on the UWIB blog.
Here is the link to the blog to enter your comment:
One winner will randomly be chosen from the list of on
February 14th 2010,
Valentine’s Day.
Twelve packages will be shipped directly from the shop owners
to the winner’s door.
The small print says it’s all FREE, No SHIPPING Costs, No Fees!
UWIB ladies give to their communities around the world
and wish to share the love with friends, family and the world!
Written and organized by Robin of RobinMariaPedrero on Etsy
Thanks for stopping by, and as always,
Bloom Where You are Planted!
Big Hugs,

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who pilfered it from:
;) ;) ;)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Twitter, and the quest for more followers

This question was posted by a fellow UWIB member, and I thought my own observations about Twitter might help...

"I haven't figured out how to increase Twitter following. I googled it but it was no help. One article said to follow people connected to what you do. How do you find them?..."


I've found that Twitter, though it can be effectively used as a business tool, it is really just an interactive social micro blog. 
Twitter doesn't like when you use outside tools to increase your followers, and using them will eventually get your account suspended, especially the sites that auto tweet, DM or follow other tweeters for you. 

The best way to use Twitter is to just be yourself, tweet about what interests you, follow others who you find interesting and DON'T ONLY tweet about your business, new listings, sales... no one cares.
Start off by doing a search on a topic that interests you, and follow a handful of folk who post interesting tweets.
DON'T follow too many new people at once, Twitter will see that as suspicious activity and will suspend your account. 
How many is too many? Twitter doesn't say, but of the folk who've followed me and been suspended, I'd say the number is less than 300, but I wouldn't follow more than 20 at a time. The idea is to get to know people and grow your followers slowly.

I started by following other Cape Codders, folks here with UWIB, fellow web nerds, deal sites and funny people... ya gotta have funny people on your list. :)
See who other people you like are following. Don't worry about who's following you, at least in the beginning... it's about who YOU follow and interact with. If they're polite Tweeters, they'll follow you back, at least long enough to see if they connect with you. Then the ones that DO connect, will recommend you to others, respond and re-tweet your tweets... that's where you'll get quality followers.
Keep in mind, not many tweeters join Twitter to shop, but if they like you and connect with something you offer, you WILL get some sales... at the very least, you will get some exposure. 

I follow 600+ people and have 800+ followers. I have gotten a few sales from Twitter, and I have bought more than a few items that were shared by folk I follow. But mostly, I find Twitter to be a pleasant pass-time where I keep up with friends, make new ones, share some laughs, gain some ideas and inspiration and generally have a good time.

I hope this helps you, and if you're not already following me, you can at:
I'll follow you back. :)
Take a look at my lists, especially

Monday, January 18, 2010

Musings of Snowflakes

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…” 
~ Francis Bacon, Sr

I just finished reading a lovely posting by a fellow EtsyTwitter Team member Foxy G.
It has some thoughtful quotes along with photos and links to some awesome ETTeam handmade
items inspired by the beautiful and unique snowflake.

You can read the whole post here.

I found a few more ETT snowflake offerings I'd like to share...

Dusty Snow Resin Earrings by beadworkbyamanda

Pitch Black Winter Ring by seedtobead

Snowflake Cowl by knittingguru

WINTER WHITE with Mini Colored Snowflakes Paper Origami Ornament by SalonDArte

And finally, here's one of my own handmade pendants made using a photographic image of a real snowflake,
printed on photo paper, encased in resin and embellished with glitter and then hung from a handcrafted ribbon necklace.

click the pic to go to listing

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shop of the Week: Lost Mitten

Shop of the Week: Lost Mitten

Boy, does this shop bring back some fun, early video game memories!
There's a Megaman coaster, a Nintendo controller tissue cover and a Mario notepad...

see what other goodies you'll find. :)

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