Monday, October 31, 2011

And The Winner Is.....

Shannon Chomanczuk 
"For my Sweet Daughter" 

You've won the grand prize of  
(Value of $470)
a wonderful metal working package  & 
 artists components from 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and made this a great Giveaway and Sale!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Giveaway Update

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic support and entries into the Giveaway!  I will be going though and getting all the entries ready this weekend and the winner will be announced on Monday.

Good Luck and have a great Halloween weekend!
Regina :o)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


When I exhibit my work at an art show I am always asked "How do you come up with your ideas?"  I thought I would share the inspiration for my new Family Tree Ornament.

My Mom created this wonderful cross stitch family tree when I was little for my Grandmother.  My Grandparents had 8 kids and MANY grand kids and LOTS of great grand kids.  This cross stitch was huge and so ornate, the initials all in little hearts with the dates of the weddings, the kids initials and birth dates, leaves and texture of the bark and all.  I remember it hanging in her living room for years and just looking at it as the grownups talked.  It isn't the one shown but something like this.

Fast forward to today....

I made a goal for myself to create at least 1 new design every week.  I am a night owl and work until 3 or 4 am most nights.  So I am working away, starting to get tired, and ready to head to bed.  In the back of my mind I have been trying to figure out a way to make a piece of jewelry for my mom, who really only like bracelets and rings, with all of her kids, grand kids, and great grand kids on it.  There is only 25 names to be included!  I mean how hard can that be right? lol  I had just made a new Mom necklace with just the initials and thinking how to make a bracelet with just initials.  Hmmm.

The family tree flashes through my mind, I grab a note pad and sketch it out (which I never do).  Out comes a sheet of metal, the shears, and the stamps.  One hour later - The Family Tree Ornament is made.  And I love the way it has turned out!

What has inspired you?  I would love to hear some comments on your inspirations!

Regina :o)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sale Starts Tomorrow

The Early Bird Sale begins tomorrow Wed the 26th!  

25% off at my ceramic Etsy shops - and
coupon code: earlybird25

In addition to 25% off of your entire order you will receive a FREE SURPRISE BEAD with every order 
(no minimum purchase required)
The first 5 customers who purchase $50 (after discount and before shipping) will receive a $20 
gift certificate for a future purchase!

Wow!  Don't miss out on such a great sale!

All of the wonderful Artisans that are participating in the Early Bird Sale and Giveaway are listed below.  Just click on their picture and it will take you right to their shops and great sales.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A fantastic sale and giveaway!

Early Bird Designers Sale and Giveaway 

Wednesday Oct 26 - 28 and
25% off your entire purchase plus the first 5 customers that spend over $50 (after discount and before shipping) will receive a $20 gift certificate toward a future purchase! All customers will receive a FREE SURPRISE BEAD with every order (no minimum purchase required) 
    coupon code:earlybird25

As my blog giveaway I am giving away a $50 Gift Certificate good for either or 

Check out my previous post on How to enter the giveaway

For more chances to win some fantastic prizes please check out the other Artisans who are a part of the great Sale and Giveaway!

Melinda Orr ~ 

Karen Totten ~ 

Kristi Bowman~ Gruel  

Marla James ~ 

Susan Kennedy ~ 

Sue Beads  

Marie~Noel Voyer Cramp ~ 

Staci Louise Klinger Smith ~ 

    Marsha Neal 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Huge $450 + Give Away and Sale!

Fired Up Ladies Beads is teaming up with this fantastic group of artisans to participate in this great event!

I am offering a $50 gift certificate to the lucky winner of all of these great prizes!  
The gc will be good at or

Wednesday, Oct 26 through Friday, Oct 28 
25% off of your total purchase at or coupon code: Earlybird25

In addition the first 5 customers to spend $50 (after discount and before shipping) will receive a $20 gift certificate for a future purchase! All customers will receive a FREE SURPRISE BEAD with every order (no minimum purchase required)  
Gotta love that!

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to purchase unique one of a kind jewelry components at a discount.

How to enter the giveaway

here are the details
You can grab extra entries by:
You must be "following" the sites you comment on :-) 
  • Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry
  • Follow me on Facebook another comment here that you shared for 2 entries
  • Comment on each participating designer's blog (one entry per blog) 
  • Share this event on your blog and link back to this post -leave a comment here that you shared for 1 entry
  • Share this event on your facebook fan or personal page and link back to this post -leave another comment here that you shared for one entry
  • Tweet this event and share this url - leave another comment here that you shared for one entry

You must do a separate comment for each entry.
So you see...if you visit all the participating sites, 

(click the follow button) 

leave a comment on each 
and share on your social sites you can get up to 10 entries...this gives you great odds!



A fantastic giveaway!

Just found this fantastic giveaway for $450 in total prices!  Check it out and enter to win!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Enter to win!

Enter to win a free pot in the Virtual Indie Craft Show hosted by IndieBizChicks.  Go here to enter -

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

$500 Apple Gift Card Giveaway!

Indie Biz Chicks is having a great contest on their blog! Enter to Win A $500 Apple Gift Card! While you're there check out the rest of their site. It's full of great advice and tips for women running their own businesses.

I’m posting this to enter a contest offered by Cashier Live, a point of sale software company, at Indie Biz Chicks. Enter to win here:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mother Knows Best

I know it has been awhile since my last post and I really have no excuses to offer except I'm just lazy sometimes.  I have the best of intentions but they don't always come to be.  LOL  Sometimes I have to wonder how the heck do I ever get enough jewelry made to sell!   All my life I never had much "stick to it", until I found books in the eighth grade.  Then I never went anywhere without one in my hand (even the bathroom!)  It was like an extension of my arm.  Since then I have read 1000's of books and still am very passionate about reading today.  I would read all the time even now if I could.   

In my late twenties I did find that I enjoyed making jewelry and that I could "stick with it".  That is how I ended up where I am today, a fulltime artist.  I, unfortunately have some very bad habits that need to be broken!  One of them is that when I'm not selling I do not like to create.  Another being if it doesn't take off in a short time I don't pursue it.  Again, no stick to it! 

I have the best role model in my life and that is my mother.  My mother does know best.  She is an artist and she is a working and creating machine.  From the time she gets up til the time she goes to bed she is working and producing.  I need to take a lesson!    It isn't the amount of work that is really what needs to be learned but the passion that she puts into each and everything she works on.  I have said to her that I am so lazy next to her, because I am not creating when I know I should be,etc.  But she tells me that it isn't that she is so driven to work but that she LOVES what she does.  It is who she is, an artist. 

I am becoming an artist.  It is not always an instant manifestation, but for me it is a gradual awakening.  I am now developing into the artist that I want to be.  I know that I will never be as driven as my mother is, as that is just not me, but I know that as I grow older the desire is developing more and I will be who I am ment to be.