Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I started my own personal web site a year ago. I did well considering the economy I think. But after a lot of thought, I've have decided to close it down as of Dec. 31. It is just not cost effective right now. I am going to continue with my Etsy store, http://www.1989michelle.etsy.com/. So, you can still find me on there. I hope you will follow me. Also, check me out on Facebook. I would love for you to join me there!
Everything at http://www.howcharmingbymichelle/ has been marked down, and with FREE SHIPPING, that's a steal! Great for the holiay shopping.
On the up side, now I need to get all new business cards, packaging, etc. That will be fun!
Friday, November 13, 2009
He is currently working on a project for the Holidays that is a awesome idea. So I wanted to share it with you. He's taken some great "Winter" themed photos after our last snow fall and created great note cards. He came up with the idea to sell them and use the proceeds to buy presents for children in need for the Holidays. He's already sold 9 sets of cards. He's really working hard at and wants to do well. Actually, they are really cool cards!! I thought I'd help him out and try and do a little promoting for him.
The sets are $8 each and he's really done a good job at packaging them so they would make great hostess gifts for parties. If anyone is interested please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
My oldest son's season is now over. They did not do very well in the play offs, but I think he had a fun and good season. We have ordered his letter jacket, which he is excited about. We had it custom made. It should be here in 6 weeks. Just in Time for Christmas. I cried while we were ordering it. I know he was embarassed but I couldn't help it. He just looks so old! He just got his first job. He will be working at Aeropostle for the Holiday Season. He's such a handsome kid, I am sure he will sell lots!
Weston's Team is still going strong! These 12 year old's are tough kids. They made it to the play offs for the Championships. So, practice has gotten intense. Weston is struggling with some back issues but I think he will make it through the season. He is a busy little man. Working hard at his Middle School as a Student Body Officer and Taking Photo's in his spare time. I will have to post some of his work. He really has an "eye" for photography!
I also traveled back to Wisconsin for a few days and did a Fall Festival and Craft Fair. I shared a booth with my Sister'n law. Together we did really well. I was pleased. Well worth the trip. My trip was paid for and I got to visit with my neice and nephews. She makes Hairbows and Accessories for little babies and girls. If you have time, you should check out her website. It's http://www.ittybittyclippy.com/. I came home with some great Flower Clips for me. They look great attached to my winter knit visor beanie. I've had loads of compliments on them. I even got one in the boys school colors to wear to the games. SO CUTE!
So...now that things are slowing down a little, I am starting to get back into my blogging, revamping and adding new items to my websites (http://www.howcharmingbymichelle.com/ and http://www.1989michelle.etsy.com/)
and creating new ideas and designs. Currently, I am working with some naural brass materials making earrings. If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog page you can see some of my designs that are available in my Etsy Shop. Just click on the photo for more information on that item.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
With June coming to and end and July fastly approaching, I am finding my self getting closer and closer to One More Year Older! As my birthday is this Friday, July 3rd. The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. When I was a little girl I always thought that the Fireworks and Parade were in celebration of ME! HAHA!!!!! I wish you all a fabulus holiday and please be safe. Don't forget to keep your pets inside away from the heat and fireworks.
Here are some of my retakes....
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This week I decided to have a little fun with my wbsite. I had a treasure hunt for people who are members of my facebook group page, "How Charming by Michelle Jewelry Design". I gave away 3 of these necklaces. Crystal Nugget Pendant with 18" silver round cable chain. It was fun and I think I will do it again. It was just to say Thank you to all my supporting Face Book Groupies. If I had more followers I'd have a give away on my blog too. Maybe in the future, I'll have more followers to do that. Follow me please, and invite friends!!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Ok this is for fun! It was such a "Whoot!" to make.
I found this 1 1/4 inch silver plated Owl pendant on sale at the bead store and HAD to have it! His eyes are rhinestones. And it just seamed to me that he kept looking at me at the store. So, I brought him home.
This half beaded Necklace measures 18 inches long. The beads are 9mm turquoise dyed howlite stones and are attached with gorgeous fillagree bead connectors. The Chain is also silverplated and has a lobster clasp for security.
He's available on my website at http://www.howcharmingbymichelle.com/ come take a look!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
They turned out wonderful and I love them, but they brought me great stress! They were a special order from an old co-worker who at one time was my manager. He wanted something "one of a kind" and flashy. I spent a lot of time researching cuff links and have not seen anything like my finished product. I hope he likes them. It's a 8 x 13 mm bezel. I glued the photo in the bezel and over the top I glazed over with an epoxy coating that dried beautifully, leaving a glass like finish. I then soldered it on to the cuff link post. Soldering it was a little challenging. With such a small piece it was hard to center it without it moving around. But after taking a deep breath and drinking a bottle of Bud Light Lime......finished!!!!
The photo was compliments of Black Diamond Images Photography, Lloyd Robbins Jr of Fort Atkinson, WI ....thank you Lloyd.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My new creation!! I purchased these beautiful lampwork beads at a shop on Etsy.
They are called Midnight Cowboy. So, these are my Midnight Cowboy Earrings. Made with sterling silver ear wires and findings. The colors in these beads are so wonderful.
Check out Kelly's blog at www.kelleysbeads.blogspot.com to learn more about her unique form of art. Spinning Lampwork beads.
I've also been working on other designs lately and have added them to my websites. Please, please, please check out my websites and tell all your friends.
Friday, May 1, 2009
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hello! Today I am posting to my blog some new Lampwork Bead Linked Bracelets.
They measure a total length of 8.5" and are adjustable down to 7". There is a dragonfly at the end of the adjustable chain. It has a lobster clasp for security. The gold beads are chunky and fun. Made of gold plated pewter they will not tarnish and are lead free.
Check out the video in this blog for other colors and styles.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Welcome back to my blog - How Charming by Michelle.
This pair of Earrings are another one of my altered art jewelry creations. Using bright colored fabric and an button cover kit, I have made a great pair of spring earrings. They measure 3/4" . I removed the metal button hole and glued on surgical steel post with industrial strength glue.
In my video below, you will see that I have done the same with a slightly larger button (1") and added hair clips instead of the earring back. Great for your Easter Dresses!!!
Thanks again for looking. I hope you come back soon.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
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