Friday, June 1, 2007

Fun With The Kids....Yeah Right.

Fun with the kids....yeah, right.
They are driving me crazy.... School has been out for approximately 27 hours and I am already about to pull my hair out. Why can they not figure out that we can do fun things if they will just behave? I wanted to take them to the store to do some shopping today and to a restaurant for lunch to celebrate the start of summer vacation. I had good intentions. Unfortunately they cannot seem to figure ot how to behave like people today. I feel like I am living in the monkey house at the zoo! My daughter just dove off the coffee table onto the loveseat about six feet away like she thinks she's a superhero. She knows this is wrong and has been told at least five times already to stop. The boys aren't behaving any better. I hope this is just them letting off steam from being in school for the last nine months. They had better adjust and get this out of their systems or they will have a miserable summer. I know I sound like the mean mom, at least that's what my kids think, but my house will not survive them for long if they keep this up.

I've been working on some new things for Ginger's Gems when I can get a spare minute. Resin castings are my new project. They're actually turning out pretty good. Still not good enough to sell (I'm a perfectionist), but I'm improving and soon I expect I will be offering resin items in my shop. I've been doing as much as I can to prepare for the craft fair I'm participating in at the end of June and I'm hoping I'll be ready. Lots and lots to do...

I listed some new earrings yesterday. They're called "Ophelia's Brook" because that's what they remind me of. They're made from sterling silver findings and beautiful Venetian millifiori style blue beads. I'll attatch a picture. Have a great day and visit me at Ginger's Gems. I'd love to have you.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Stuff at Ginger's Gems

Over the last several days I listed several new items in my etsy store. I would love to hear what you think. My personal favorite is my For Love Of Lampwork bracelet. I made all the lampwork beads. :) I also listed a couple pairs of earrings, some knitted bags I mads, and updated my jewelry photos with new ones that I think are better. I've been a busy girl. Have a great day!

Ginger's Gems

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Friday!

Until 6:00am on Saturday, I am offering a 20% discount on all items in my shop. I have lots of one of a kind beaded jewelry that would love to find a new home with you. Please check it out. :)

If you'd like to take advantage of my sale just type FRIDAY in your message to me at checkout and I will send you an updated invoice. Have a great weekend and happy shopping!

Ginger's Gems

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Grrr...Why Can't The Grocery Store Just Deliver?

I hate going to the grocery store. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to take my little one with me, but, alas, four year olds can't stay home alone and it's hardly worth paying a sitter for a grocery trip. Whenever we go to the store, he is all hands. He tries to put anything and everything in the cart. It doesn't matter if it's toilet bowl cleaner or frozen broccoli, he thinks we need it. What should be a thirty minute errand always turns into an hour when I have to take him with me. He actually behaves himself when we go other places. I don't know what it is about the grocery store that just screams "MISBEHAVE!" I've tried letting him take toys with him, talking to him the entire time, and I've even tried bribing him, but nothing works. I know I shouldn't bribe him, but nothing else seems to be working.

Okay, I'm done ranting. I've been doing quite a bit of work on my etsy store, Ginger's Gems, lately. It's looking pretty good. I need to take more photos today so I can list some more of my jewelry. I've also signed up for some local craft fairs and my husband and I did a flea market over the weekend. We made a few new contacts and sold some pieces, which means I met my goal for that little adventure. Hopefully I do well at the craft fairs I've signed up for.

I did pretty much nothing yesterday due to this miserable sunburn I've got so I'm just dying to go downstairs and start making something. Unfortunately, life has to come first today (stupid grocery store). But I will definitely be working on something later.

If you have a chance, check out Ginger's Gems and let me know what you think. I would love to hear some feedback. Have a great day!

Ginger's Gems

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My New Hobby!

Well, I have a new hobby. Last week I purchased a beginners kit for making lampwork beads thinking it might be fun, but the whole torch thing seemed a little scary. Well, I tried it, and I am hooked. It is really a lot of fun. It's time consuming, but I think it's well worth it. So far I have made 12 beads, some pretty, some not so much, but the best part is whether the beads turned out or not, I had fun making each and every one. My husband even tried it and he liked it, too. I may have to share my new toy :)

I also made nine new pieces of jewelry today that I plan to display at a flea market I'm going to this weekend. It will be really nice to get out and do an activity offline with my jewelry. Well, I better go. I gotta get some sleep sometime. :)

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

I have been a busy bee this week! I have made 37 new, original pieces of jewelry this week, several of which I posted as new listing at my etsy store, Ginger's Gems. The kids have been trying to help and I'm finding that my "Kids' Bead Box" is coming in very handy. This afternoon I am planning to work on some more pieces - the ideas just keep coming! I would love to hear some feedback on the pieces I have pictured on myspace if anyone would like to comment it would be great.

Tonight, I'm planning on meeting some friends at a bar, which will be nice for a change - no kids - I love them, but being with them 24/7 is a little trying.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Ginger's Gems

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Welcome to my new blog. I'm pretty new at this so bear with me.

This blog is going to be my soapbox for venting my frustrations about my jewelry business. You are welcome to comment, make suggestions, or just plain rant right with me.