Saturday, September 6, 2008

Name that Etsy Store Contest

Right now, I am using the name Colors of the Woods to sell my handcrafted jewelry, but I am just not content with the name. I have gone through many different names, but nothing is jumping out and screaming, "this is it!"

I would like to propose that anyone who wishes can suggest a name, and if I decide it is the one, I'll make you a one-of-a-kind bracelet.

Any takers?

Well, I forgot to give you a bit of info about me...I love the forest, nature, southern pine trees, dogwood blossoms, magnolia blossoms, my favorite color is green, and I use a lot of semi-precious gemstones in my works.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Just What I Like

I was surfing through Etsyland today and came across a fabulous store. I mean, some girls like shoes, some girls can't get enough of jewelry, but I... purses!

Plus, I am a country girl at heart, so these creations by hoganfe are right up my alley!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Amethyst has special meaning to me, as it is my birthstone. Not only do I love the color, varying from light to deep purple, but I love all of the myths and stories written about it.

Amethyst is actually a type of quartz and the most valued variety, according to a really interesting website I came across today called Gem by Gem. It has some interesting facts about gemstones, such as wearing amethyst in direct sunlight for too long can fade the color markedly, or that wearing amethyst can keep you from becoming drunk (don't know if I would want to put that to the test or not), and of course that it was the favored color gem for royalty for many centuries.

I found a nice strand of amethyst chip beads in northern Wisconsin this summer and made a chucky, but elegant necklace from it. You can find it on my Etsy page.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Sorry, y'all. I meant to get involved in this blog immediately, but I have been sick all weekend with the flu.

Please visit again. I am going to discuss how joining certain jewelry Yahoo groups can help you in your jewelry making and buying.

But first, I am going to take some more DayQuil and chill in my bed.