Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Where have I been?

Been doing some soul searching.

I remember back in 2006 praying to God to give me something to help pull me out of the well of depression I had found myself in. Soon after, I taught myself how to create rosaries. It gave me great peace and was very theraputic for me through my post-partum depression.

I had decided then to share my rosaries with as many people as possible by offering them for sale. I stumbled across Etsy and the rest was history.

I noticed recently that every time I got away from what started me in the handmade community -- as far as jewelry making is concerned -- the success of my shop falters. Not sure if it means anything, but...

I'm going back to basics.

After the jewelry currently in my shop sells out (or I get tired of waiting for it to go, whichever comes first), I'm going to go back to creating rosaries and chaplets. I'm also going to go back to donating 10% of all the proceeds to a different charity every month; tithing being one Catholic concept I have absolutely NO problem with.

Doesn't mean I'm closing my other shops -- no way there. Doesn't mean I'll cease being a crazy old lady who can be occasionally random. Just going back to the beginning.

Luke 6:38 folks.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's August and that means Giveaway!

I love doing giveaways: not only does it expose folks to my blog and my products, but I love giving things away.

There are two ways to enter this giveaway:

1. Answer the trivia question correctly
2. Follow my blog and help me promote this giveaway!

What will you win?

A $10 Gift Certificate for my shop. You'll receive this as a download directly to your email. The Gift Certificate will be good for 90 days.

Now for the trivia question:

There are only two alternative names for the type of mineral called Corundum. What are the two names?

a. emerald and diamond
b. ruby and sapphire
c. diamond and beryl
d. aquamarine and sapphire

Yeah, I went there. Give it a go and good luck!

Runners up who actually follow/help promote this blog will get a
$5.00 gift certificate.

If you follow/help promote, then leave a comment with the appropriate links

Have fun!

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