Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I made it on to an Etsy Treasury!!

YAY!!! I just got an e-mail tonight that Wendy of AnemoneGirl Pick one of my necklaces for her Treasury.

I'm not completely sure how it works as far as when they get up to the front page, but I think it will be on Thursday (that's when it says it expires.)

Any how here is the link to see all the other pretties she chose.

Here is the necklace of mine :o)

New New New!

Our Nathaniel has been pretty sick for a week now. Just when we think he is getting better he starts throwing up again. Poor little guy!

If you are waiting on a package from me this is why it hasn't arrived yet, but rest assured my hubby promised I could work today when he gets home, and he will take the kiddies for me so your goodies will be in tomorrow's mail :o)

I was able to snap a couple of pictures today, with Nathaniel in my arms so I hope they aren't too shaky. I was just too excited and had to share!
I made these pieces some time ago...they are all hand shaped and formed from PMC (precious metal clay) A silver clay that when fired leaves a solid piece of fine silver.

These are a work in progress the final pieces will be in my shop when my little honey is well again.

These two are before the patina was added

This is after the patina was added...isn't that blue gorgeous! All four pieces went into the same bowl of sulfur but each came out a bit different! The heart with the crown stamped on it is set with a real diamond! Perfect for a little princess don't you think ;o)
This is after polishing to remove some of the excess patina This one is going on a key chain for me :o)
This little guy was a hard lesson learned. I fired it before the center was completely dry so it cracked. It's still solid and beautiful so I am going to finish the original design plan and keep it. (oh poor me ;o) It is set with a diamond too! When time and kiddies allow I will make a new one and let it dry through this time!

Monday, September 29, 2008

We have a winner!!!

Yay Dana of TuTu Monkey!!!

I'll send you an e-mail soon.

Thanks to everyone else who entered. Please forgive me if I didn't make it around to everyones blog to say hi, our 4 month old is sick with the flu and needing his mommy.

I'll have a new give away as soo as he is better.

Happy Monday to all!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall! It's time for another GIVE AWAY!!

I Love Autumn! I do dearly miss living where the foliage changes to vibrant hues of sunshine, golden brown and scarlet! The fiery rivers of Aspens peeking through the evergreens. The crisp cool air as the weather changes. I know one of the perks of living in Southern California is the mild winters but it does come at the cost of a gorgeous flower laden spring, and crisp Autumn color.
So to the good stuff....It's been far too long since I have done a give away but now that I am caught up on orders, and semi caught up on house work (can one ever be caught up there?) it is time!

With out further delay...

I am offering to one lucky reader, a totally custom fine silver bangle! The picture is an example of the most recent one I made that is in my SHOP now.

The winner can chose a charm or hand stamped disc, and gemstones to adorn it.

Enter to win for your self or for a Christmas gift for someone special!

Simply leave me a comment and then post a link back here so others can have a chance to win too! The give away will close Sunday night and i will post the winner on Monday September 29. Please leave me a link back to your blog so I can stop by and say hi and also a way to contact you if you win.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another new design!

I have been having such a good time making bangle bracelets with my new more powerful torch.

Here is one I finished tonight! Lucky Charm. I just got it up in my shop :o).

A crusin' good time!

Thomas is soon to turn 6! Where ever do the years go?
Thomas is quietly inquisitive. He likes to play it cool, like a sophisticated little man.

He tried to pull his little, Oh that's nice suave expression when we revealed that we were heading down to route 66 for the vintage car show today, but his facade faded when he saw the first supped up car! His eyes lit up and there was no hiding the excitement with an ear to ear smile.

He checked out the engine on each car oohed and awed over the fancy paint and was thrilled to hear the boisterous engines as they all lined up for the parade.

Here are a few of my favorite shots of the day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Birthday Party Fun!

Just some fun shots from a birthday we went to today :o)
For my Family from Tulsa that has come by to peek feel free to leave a comment and say hi we miss you all!

Friday, September 19, 2008

FingerPrint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at youI can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Here's how to join in. 1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back to Pamperink Beki so others can find the entire list of participants!

You don't hear about my Alexander much. He is our quiet child. This little man is so filled with joy his eyes literally have a sparkle to them. He observes everything and quietly soaks in the world. He is sweet and compassionate and an amazing gift from God.

Meggie is famous!

This site is just too much fun! I found the link on Kristen of Gock's Frocks blog.

You can up load any photo into one of their options. Hmmmm I can't figure out why my pictures are so small.

Lookie We made the cover of Vogue!

Take a few minutes and check it out but be warned the dishes may go unwashed for the afternoon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meggie sings in church

Like most two year olds my little Meggie Just can't sit quietly for an hour in church. Way two much to expect. When she gets too loud I take her out so my hubby can stay and participate in the whole mass.
So last Saturday we attended a baptism. Right on cue a half hour into the service Meggie started being goofy so I walked out to the foyer with her. There was another little guy out there about her age. The other mom and I shared an empathetic smile.
Meggie spotted the other little guy and immediately put on the charm batting her eyes and shrugging her shoulder to give him a coy little smile (oh daddy we are in for it when she's a teenager!)
So these two flirted back and forth and communicated in two year old babble. When all of a sudden Meggie turns around sticks out her butt and while shaking her little booty sings clear as day "I like big butts!"
Okay, in my defence she has three older brothers who are at that age where the word butt is funny and they have seen the Shrek Karaoke a few too many time. You know you've all seen donkey sing that song!
Anyhow the other mom just gave me this look like what are they teaching her. I was sooo red! Meggie was just disappointed that the little boy left soon after her serenade. Oh well at least we were at another church instead of our own, or I'm sure the rumors would fly!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A sneak Peek, & special offer for Blog readers!

Just thought I would share a little sneak peek of something new I made.

This is a set of three hand forged sterling bangles. They are stamped with Faith Hope Love and are held together by a hand formed and forged heart. I just got them listed so you can find them here.
As a little special to my blog friends I am offering 10% off in my store, for the remainder of the month of September! Just be sure to leave a comment in the box at checkout and then wait for me to send an updated invoice before paying.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!


Friday, September 12, 2008

A Girl needs her jewels!

I found my little Meggie raiding her sister's jewelry box the other day. Isn't she cute :o)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Love a challenge!

I often get requests for pictures or designs that there just isn't a ready made stamp for. These are often my most challenging orders, and the most fun! I love to combine different design stamps of even letter stamps to come up with pictures.

Here is a sample of an owl I made for Dana of the Old Red Barn. We are still working together on the final design but I thought he was too cute so I had to share him.

Have n idea of something else for me to make? Leave me a comment and I'll see what I can come up with. :o)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My baby is growing up :o)

The transition from wrinkly little newborn who only has eyes for mama to vibrant pudgy 4 month old who can't turn his head fast enough to see the world around, is such an amazing miracle! The awareness of the world around is physically apparent in his facial changes. The sweet giggles when his belly is kissed, and squeals of delight as brothers and sisters vie for his attention playing peek a boo.

My little Nathaniel is 4 months old. He is an endless well of joy for our family. The changes in infancy happen so quickly I hope to savor every moment.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just Because :o)

It has been a little bit of a rough week. As expected with the oldest three in school for three weeks now, those nasty little germies have found their way in and are making their rounds through all 8 of us. So the other day Rob came home with these.

Just to see me smile :o)
Thanks Baby I love you!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Still Looking for an auction winner!

Happy Saturday!!

I am still attempting to reach the winner of the Nie Nie auction for an item out of my etsy shop.

Mark won the item....Mark if you happen back across this blog I have sent a couple of e-mails. I know how it goes with the spam filters so if they were missed I though I would give it a chance here. Please send me an e-mail with Nie Nie auction winner in the title.

For my other winners Thank you again so much and thank you again to everyone who bid on these items and those on other blogs!!!!

If you would like to follow up on Stephanie's and Christians Progress check out her sisters blog here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Finger Print Friday!

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at youI can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Here's how to join in. 1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints.

Be sure to link back here at Pamering Beki's blog so others can find the entire list of participants!

Let me introduce you to my honey! This is Robert. God’s fingerprints are all over this amazing man! When I met Rob for the first time my heart fluttered! I knew right away he was a wonderful man. He has devoted his life to God and to our children and myself. He works extra hard so I can stay home with our six children. Every day he gets up kisses the kids and I goodbye and heads off to Teach. (4o 8th graders that alone takes a special man!) He has happily sacrificed much so that we can raise our family on one income. He is loving and generous and devoted. I am truly blessed by this man! I love you Babe!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We have a winner!!!

Yay Suzy! You have won the Old Red Barn Co. scrub set give away!
Look for an e-mail with details :o)

I will feature a new artist tomorrow! There will be another Jewelry give away next week. (well tree jewelry it is a Christmas ornament made by my two little hands)
Hope everyone have a lovely Wednesday!

Don't miss out on a Yummy Give away!!

Well you can't really eat them, but with names like Cinnamon Apple Peach

(How can I not be partial to something Cinnamon!)

Black Berry Sage

& Lavender Vanilla you can smell Yummy!

Take a few minutes to read the Feature Below On Dana of the Old Red Barn and then leave a comment for a chance to win one of her Scrub soap sets! I will draw the winner on Wednesday when my kids give me a minute to get on the computer ;o).

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Nie Nie MONTH! & other important info :o)

Thank you so very much to everyone who bid on items this last week!!Together we raised almost $400 to send to the Nielson's.

I have high hopes of getting more items up for auction soon.

Until then I am offering 10% OF ALL MY ETSY SALES for the month of SEPTEMBER to the Nielson fund.

No need to leave a comment about it at check out It will be for all sales not just for the people who came across this info here.

With the Holidays fast approaching this is a great time to get some of you shopping done and give something extra to a family in need!

Now for the WINNERS!

I will be contacting everyone that I have an e-mail address for by tonight if you are a winner and don't hear from me then first check you spam folder if it is not there then please feel free to contact me my e-mail is jewelrybycanela @ yahoo .com

For Auctions # 1 we have Mark

For Auction # 2 we have Jeff & Nicole

For Auction # 3 we have Dejah

For Auction #4 we have jjsmith

For auction # 5 we have Jean

Thank you again!!!

I hope everyone's week is filled with unexpected blessings!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Two Hours left for Nie Nie auctions!!!

These five auctions for the Nielson Family will come to a close at 8:00pm Pacific Standard time today 9/01/08.

I will post the winning bids and e-mail the winners late tonight or tomorrow morning.

There will be some more auctions starting sometime early this week so check back!

Please take a moment to Peek at the feature I did below for The Old Red Barn Co. I am running a give away for some of her fabulous products that comes to a close on Wednesday 9/03.
(It is not an auction just a goodie give away open to everyone!)
Have a lovely Monday Evening!!