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Marketing Your Art/Crafts Business Online...

This week I made a small investment

in my online business, BeadedEmbellishments

I purchased an Ebook

from a fellow Etsy artist (EphemereasGarden)

The Ebook contained alot of valuable information

which was well thought out,

well researched, well organized

and well worth the money!

For anyone starting out

with their online art/craft business

or for people who want to step it up a notch

I would highly recommend it!

Here it is...

Click on the link beneath the picture

for more details

I welcome your comments!
Have a great week!

Launching...My New Collection

I absolutely adore

a multistrand necklace

It makes me feel pretty

and well accessorized

When I wear a multistrand necklace

it gives me the added 'oomph'

and that 'little extra something'

I feel I need to take my ensemble

from just  'so so' to SPECTACULAR
With that in mind,

 I've designed, created

and am now launching

this new collection of

multistrand necklaces

in my Etsy shop


(Click on the titles beneath the pictures for more details and for more photos of the necklaces)


I'd love to hear your feedback...
please leave me a comment


Another Giveaway...

Head on over to visit

Nancy at


and enter yourself

in her 10 days of Giveaways

to celebrate 1000 followers

I have donated a pair of

Amethyst Swarovski Earrings

which are the featured giveaway for today

Amethyst Swarovski Geometric Silver Earrings

Good Luck to everyone!

There's still time to enter all of her giveaways!

Stay tuned for the launch of my

Summer Multistrand Necklaces ...coming soon!


Are you Aware...?

Cancer Awareness Pin

I had been wanting to design

a piece of jewelry that would represent

my dedication to the very many

precious people in my care

who have been affected by so many different types

of cancers

I have been given the privilege of getting to know 

many people who are passing through

very difficult times in their lives

and am thankful for it

because I have come to know

through their experiences

just how precious and

how very  fragile life is

and how in life there are no guarantees

I was able to represent

5 types of cancers in this

particular Awareness pin through

 the colours I have chosen

(Breast cancer ~ pink)
(Ovarian cancer ~ teal)
(Colon cancer ~ blue)
(Pancreatic cancer ~ purple)
(Bone cancer ~ white)

The word "Hope" was included

to convey God’s message of Hope to those in my

care who are weary...

"For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the LORD,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

The angel was included

to serve as a symbol of God’s promise

" For it is written: 'He will command his angels

 concerning you to guard you carefully;

 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’"
(Luke 4:10-11 NIV)

The ribbon shaped charm

is the universal awareness symbol

I am thinking of making something similar
for my Etsy shop
I'd love to hear your thoughts...


Sweet Surprise

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled

The first gift idea was for a silk scarf

I posted a picture of a beautiful

plum and copper silk scarf

Shortly after I posted I was checking all the links 

to make sure they were correct and that 

they were working properly and

to my disappointment I discovered

that the scarf had just been SOLD

Immediately I was regretting that

I had not purchased it myself

when I had first found it

because it would have been so beautiful

with my new purple trenchcoat

that my husband had given me

for my birthday in March

I am spending the

Mother's Day weekend

at my daughters home

I arrived yesterday at dinnertime

Last evening, after we had

bathed Chloe and put her

to sleep for the night

my daughter, Karly

presented me with a beautifully wrapped gift

It was a large box

complete with her own

handmade decorations on it

Her eyes were sparkling

as she said to me

"I can't wait until

Mother's Day Mom,

I want you to open this now."

I opened the beautiful card

with the lovely sentiments

and then opened the big box

I removed crumpled tissue and

more crumpled tissue which filled up

the empty spaces

I removed some heavier weighted items

that were placed inside the box

so that I would not be able to guess

it's contents

I pulled out a blue envelope

with the words

Ocean Avenue Silks

I opened the envelope

and there it was

the beautiful plum and copper

silk scarf that I had loved

and thought was gone

and it was even more beautiful

than in the picture

Copper and Plum Silk Scarf

I was very touched by this

very sweet and thoughtful gift

from my daughter, Karly


from Chloe and Claude

What a wonderful

Mother's Day Blessing

and I am so thankful

for such a beautiful daughter

and all the richness she has brought to my life

Happy Mother's Day

to all the beautiful