Sunday, January 23, 2011

Etsy Featured Artist: Contempo Jewels

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to my super talented friend Staci Egan from Contempo Jewels. Staci has been handcrafting jewelry since 1999. She creates original and custom jewelry for any occasion. Her designs are nature inspired featuring wire working techniques using precious metals, freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones.

Staci lives in State College, PA (home of Penn State). Besides selling on etsy, Contempo Jewels can be found at some galleries, boutiques and art shows. Her studio/gallery is located in Surface Artist Cooperative ( Surface is an old barn that has been completely transformed. It showcases 6 creative women in several different mediums including pottery, home decoration, photography and bath & body products.

Staci specializes in custom designs and bridal "It’s my absolute favorite! Being a small part of someone’s big day is an honor and I cherish every moment. I am happy to create custom designs on any budget".

Please remember, when you buy handmade you are supporting an independent artist and small business.

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Contempo Jewels is a proud member of the Etsy Treasure Lover Team!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One Goal= Zumba Convention

Ok guys! I’m on a mission and it’s called Zumba Convention!!!

In order to make this happen, I need to come up with a lot of $$$. So, for the next few weeks, I’m going to be making t-shirts and headbands for sale. Aside from super cute, the headbands are reversible and have knit sequin fabric in the middle. You have the option of selecting one with sequin fabric on one side only for $10 or sequin fabric on both sides for $15 (you pick the colors). Custom Designed T-shirts are $20.

If you are participating at the Zumba Bobcats Halftime this year, the headbands would be perfect to match your outfit!! Even if you are not, they are still great to match all your zumba gear. They also look great with a cute pair of jeans. I can make them in any color and different theme. Think about Spring coming up. Imagine some lime green, pinks, purples, flowers, etc...
To place your order, you can go to my fan page or my Etsy shop and convo me. Or, you can send me an email to with your choices and your paypal account so I can send you an invoice. Once payment is received, please allow 3-5 business days for your order to be shipped/delivered.

Care Instructions: hand wash in cold water and let air dry otherwise the sequins will just vanish. Do not dry clean :-)

Please pass the word and share with your FB friends!!!!! Mention it on your blog. If you are a zumba instructor, tell your students!!! Just tell the world, ok? I really want to make this happen!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcome 2011!!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2011!!! The year 2010 was one of the most challenging years for me. Still, I'm not complaining. Those challenges are what make life interesting :-) They help us grow and look at things from a different perspective. I am so looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that 2011 has to bring. For some reason, I'm really excited about this year!!!!!

This past year, we were lucky to have a white Christmas! My son was in heaven!!!

No major New Year's resolutions as those tend to disappear so fast :-) My goal for this year is to "Make Someday TODAY!" and take action. That will take care of everything. I need to stop complaining about not having enough time. Let's just do it! That includes blogging more often :-)

This week I am taking time to make a few items and send them to Canada for an auction organized by Bamboletta Dolls to help baby Molly and her family. The story is heartbreaking. When I see things like that, I immediately want to do something about it. I know I can save the whole world, but ‎every little bit helps. "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do." - Edward Everett Hale So, if you would like to contribute any handmade item go to Bamboletta's page for more info. Or if you can make a monetary contribution, go to Molly's page.

I'm also taking time this week to be more active on my Etsy and Facebook fan page. I'll be listing some of the things I have left from my past show. A lot of super cute accessories. my pictures don't really make justice to them.

Another thing I'm working on this week: Dolls!!! Yeah!!! I've been wanting to start my dolly drive project forever. The time is now! I will need about 300 dolls by the end of May. This batch will be going to Liberia. I will blog about it and advertise it with the hope to get people involved and help. I'm so super excited about it!!!

That's it for today. I'm going to get ready to go to Amelie's French Bakery in NoDA with the family. We love that place!!!

Have a wonderful day!