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  1. Here are some of the things I have been working on.....

    Onyx ring, sterling and fine silver                          Japanese Chainmaille earrings (aluminum)                   Brass monogram pendant & Earringsbrass monogram earrings
    onyx ring in silver
    Japanese chainmaille earringsbrass monogram pendant
  2. Iconic signet ring: traditional signifier of old wealth and breeding

    Adored by powerful Egyptian kings and ancient rulers of the world, the conventional signet ring is today an essential piece of jewelry. History tells us that signets used to be traditional symbols of wealth. People wore them on the little finger and at some point in history the crest was used to seal important documents and letters. Some families still give signet rings to their sons as heritage. This iconic piece of jewelry bears many meanings – power, authority, status in society, and more.


    A ring made for practical purposes

    The signet ring was the first ring ever created to have a practical purpose. Dating from the ancient times – centuries before writing became widespread – legal documents and royal proclamations had to be marked and authenticated. Signets were used to seal envelopes and the only person entitled to apply the seal was the king. These two-dimensional “badges” had a special carving on the crest, and before marking anything it had to be pressed in clay or warm wax. Also known as emblems, signets were a symbol of supreme power and status in society. Soon enough they became indispensable in marking sales bills, commerce, and other documents.

    Wealthy people owned signets made of gold, which increased the general value of the carving. Following their practical purpose, these bands started having a much more important role. Worn by men only, in some societies they were meant to emphasize someone’s rank. This trend ended in the 18th century when increasingly more people started wearing signets as jewelry.


    A gentleman’s ring

    In the 19th century signet rings became essential fashion pieces. Men wanted the bands to be bigger, bolder and heavier. The carved emblem was meant to emphasize a person’s position in society. The best rings had stones made of garnet, ruby, cornelian, bloodstone and amethyst materials. The most expensive and at the same time, elegant signet, was the one with a swivel bezel design. All-metal rings had to be manufactured from gold or platinum. The raised bezel came with an emblem or symbol; oval or square-shaped bezels were the most common. At the end of the 19th century men started asking for a diversified design. They began thriving for signets with raised designs; some however, preferred intaglio engravings or sunken designs.

    Signet rings in the modern days

    Things have changed a lot over the years, and right now even women wear signet rings; however, they like to call them statement rings. Even engagement and wedding rings can be signets because they look different, extravagant and out-of-the-ordinary; which by the way, is exactly what every woman wants. Do you crave an original sense of style? Make it! Include a fascinating signet ring into your collection and have it custom made. When it comes to the metal, three types are the best: silver, gold and brass. The latter type mentioned is in trend this season due to its old-fashioned, vintage-like allure.


    Men can wear signet rings as well; even their wedding bands can have a crest. But then again, choose an elegant model and stay away from gypsy-like models with colorful stones and too much gold. Wear your band on whichever finger you want and be proud of it; of its significance. Even though today’s signet is just a fashion piece, it can still have the most meaningful significance to you and your family. We love these jewelry items because they can many any outfit stands out; this statement is addressed to women who love to make an impression. Pair the most extravagant gold signet & pink diamonds with a sheer, simple white dress. It will instantly make you stand above the crowd anywhere you go.

    Today’s jewelry is created to have an impact. Avant-garde women with a personal sense of style will love this trend. Signet rings have had a long and tumultuous history. For some people, they’re still a symbol of power (although it’s more inner than outer power); for others, they’re merely a really cool item to wear when you want to impress. Embrace the fascinating signet ring, its historical past and significance. Wear it with the greatest pride and choose metals, stones and carvings that mean something to you. The final piece will give you the most reassuring boost of confidence.

    By Christopher Austin and MyFamilySilver.com!

  3. Another memory of my beloved Stone - furry flannel!Stone in flannel
  4. oceanic necklace
  5. warm and cool necklace
  6. chain tunnel bracelet
  7. mixed mauve necklacemixed mauve necklace
  8. Southwestern Treasure Earrings
  9. hanging cardHanging Card
  10. Best Buds Card
  11. Hanging Card
  12. Lacy Net BraceletLacy Net BraceletLacy Net Bracelet
  13. Bold and Bright Bracelet
  14. Handley Farmers MarketHandley Farmers Market 7101 E Lancaster Ave                                                                                       Fort Worth TX                                                                                                 Friday July 10  8AM - 2PM


    The Artisan Market at Windsong Ranch
    Windsong Ranch Artisan Market  1001 Windsong Parkway South Prosper TX  9 am - noon
                                                                                                                         Saturday July 11 

  15. pink buds mini tapestry
  16. Beaded Beads Hair Tie
  17. Wild Violet Bracelet
  18. friendship bracelet
  19. Texas Beaded Bookmark
  20. Bellbottom Blues Bracelet
  21. Pink Flower Mini Tapestry
  22. Blue Soul Bracelet
  23. Blue Brocade Bracelet
  24. GO! Spain BraceletGO! Spain Bracelet
  25. Saturday May 23 -  Lancaster Rd location ONLY - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE  
                          Handley Farmers Market 7101 E Lancaster Rd Fort Worth TX
                           8 AM - 2 PM 

    Sunday May 24 and Monday May 25 ONLINE ONLY - storewide sale
  26. Blue Lace and Violet Lace
    delicate St Petersburg chain design

    Blue Lace BraceletViolet Lace Bracelet

  27. Blue Sky Bracelet
  28. Just Added - Black Gold Bracelet $15 - $10 on sale - Mother's Day Sale
    Black Gold Bracelet

  29. tubular treasure bracelet
  30. herringbone stitch braceletherringbone stitch bracelet
  31. beaded toggle braceletbeaded toggle braceletbeaded toggle bracelet
  32. Silver Baubles BraceletSilver Baubles Bracelet
  33. tubular herringbone bracelettubular herringbone bracelet
  34. peyote waves braceletpeyote waves bracelet
  35. Wood Bead Necklace 2

    wood bead necklace
  36. blue ndebele braceletblue ndebele bracelet
  37. I have finished making some asthetic changes to the website, and people seem to agree it is better!  :)  Besides the color change to 'alice blue' which required me to hard code the changes in to the template, I fixed some redundancy issues in the menus!  I will continue  tweaking little things as necessary to ensure a seamless, enjoyable experience.

    In other news, the last week for the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market is here :(  I do not have any information at this time concerning a new location; I have heard that the council member for that district is supposed to show up on Sat.  I have put out feelers to a few places in terms of the possibility of being a vendor or a presence, but nothing settled as of yet.....which is why this site's performance is so vital right now.  Please keep in mind this is my living, my only real income other than a monthly stipend from the government, which does not even cover all the bills.  I run this business myself with no  help other than some advice from friends.....it is a legal sole proprietorship with licensing and all......I just need orders!  This software cost me $6,000 for the license in 2011, and I am doing everything I can think of to make it generate some income for me.  Yes, I am aware of the design flaws and such, but as I am not about to just chunk what I spent out as a bad investment, this is what I have to work with.....I am doing my best to make it 'pretty' :)    
  38. enchanting aventurine jewelry set
  39. beaded bauble bracelet
  40. Here is a link to information on many gemstones that can be special ordered for custom pieces :

  41. Turkish Delight Bracelet
  42. inverted roundmail chain bracelet
  43. roundmail chain bracelet
  44. Necklace $20  Bracelet $10Chris Berthelet wood bead necklaceChris Berthelet wood bead bracelet
  45. golden rings earrings
  46. Portugal beaded bookamrk
  47. chain earrings
  48. So I found out that people think that my site isn't trustworthy and nobody would spend money on it!!!!!  It is cluttered, old, too colorful......
    I had decided to have a pink background for Valentines Day - guess it was a mistake.......

    I am a real person who makes real jewelry and really will ship it !!!!!!!  My site is a StoresOnline template that I paid $6,000 for!  The site is totally SECURE - payments are processed through PAYPAL.

    I have been working at this since 2009 BY MYSELF, since I do not have money to hire people.

    Please spread the word - this is a LEGIT. BUSINESS!!!!!!
  49. Byzantine weave chain bracelet
  50. wirework jewelry set
  51. wire and bead earrings
  52. African Turquoise jewelry set
  53. beaded bracelet
  54. From now through Jan. 1st, ALL items will be discounted!  Also, don't forget to check my YouTube channel for daily updates on my business and my California Vacation!

  55. agate chain jewelry set
  56. Right Angle Weave Gold and White Necklace $40hand stitched bead necklace
  57. Fruit Basket 1  $68delica bead tapestry
  58. Simple Loops Earrings $15silver spiral earrings

    Wrapped Loops Earrings $10 colorful bead earrings

  59.  Peacock Bargello Tote Bag $30 (design by Sharen Johnson)needlepoint tote
  60. Pretty In Pink Pendant Necklace $16.00 wire wrapped bead pendant
  61. The technical snafu with my email has been fixed on the site.....my amyshandmadejewelry inbox is temporarily full, so I have re-routed everything to amyshandmadegifts@gmail.com - please make note of the change.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

    I am looking for suggestions to help my site improve, so if you are reading this, can you please take a moment to go through the site and tell me HONESTLY -

    What could I be doing better?
    What is not on the site that you would like to see/be interested in buying?

    This is much needed and appreciated!  Since I am only at a physical location 2 days out of the week, I REALLY need this website to work for me!  Please send me an email and let me know so this can move forward!  THANKS!
  62. Swarovski Earrings $20  Swarovski Bracelet $30 Swarovski crystal earrings

  63. Swarovski Pearl Bracelet  $45                              Swarovski Butterfly Earrings  $20

    Swarovski braceletSwarovski earrings

  64. As an experiment I am offering 4 NEW greeting cards on this site!  They feature fancy folded medallions which were made using a technique called tea bag folding.  If these sell, I will be adding more from my other site!!

    handmade greeting cardhandmade greeting cardhandmade greeting cardhandmade greeting card
  65. Here are a few pictures of my booth at the Farmers Market.....this was right after setting up; I have since made it nicer!  I will be sharing more photos soon.....
    Downtown Arlington Farmers MarketDowntown Arlington Farmers MarketDowntown Arlington Farmers Market
  66. This weekend at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market there will be grass-fed beef hotdogs, scavenger hunt, possibly beer......come on out!  I'm sure I will have some - if not all - things on sale.....!!!

    DAFM  215 E Front Street  Arlington TX   8am - 2PM (possibly later)
  67. The GO! Collection will now also include beaded bookmarks - here is one for Switzerland......
    Switzerland beaded bookmark

  68. I just added 3 bracelet and earring sets; they are made of genuine semiprecious stone chips (amethyst, aventurine and rose quartz).
    amethyst jewelryaventurine jewelrysemiprecious jewelry
  69. Denim Crystal Jewelry Set  $36
    blue beaded jewelry set
  70. Exciting news!  I have reserved space at the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market!  Look for Amy's Handmade Gifts in the corner every Friday and Saturday from 8am-2pm!  This market is not just veggies; in addition to organic produce there is bakery, jewelry, cross-stitch, candles, plants........with fun activities scheduled for the summer there's something for everyone!

  71. Genesis Rainbow Tapestry, made with genuine Miyuki Delicas and FireLine thread......

    Delicas beaded tapestry
  72. This one actually has acrylic bezels in it, so it is priced much lower.......

    cuff bracelet
  73. The Lillystone Collection Classic Rosettes Wire-Wrapped Ring

    designer cocktail ring
  74. The Lillystone Collection Classic Lace and Rosettes Bracelet

    designer bracelet
  75. The Lillystone Collection Classic Crystal Earrings

    designer earrings
  76. The Lillystone Collection Classic Lace and Flowers Earrings

    designer earrings
  77. The Lillystone Collection Classic Elegant Loops Earrings

    designer earrings
  78. The Lillystone Collection Classic Brown and Gold Loops Earrings

    designer earrings
  79. The Lillystone Collection Classic Beaded Loops Earrings

    designer earrings
  80. The Lillystone Collection Classic Lace and Flowers Necklace

    designer necklace
  81. The Lillystone Collection Classic Seed Pearls Necklace

    designer necklace
  82. The Lillystone Collection Classic Golden Splendor Beaded Necklace

    designer necklace
  83. The Lillystone Collection Classic Rosette Beaded Necklace

    designer necklace
  84. The Lillystone Collection Classic Faceted Glass Beaded Necklace

    designer necklace
  85. The Lillystone collection Classic Brown and Gold Wire-Wrapped Ring

    designer cocktail ring
  86. The Lillystone Collection Classic Brown and Gold Beaded Bracelet 

    designer bracelet
  87. The Lillystone Collection Classic Crystal and Pearl Earrings

    designer earrings

  88. The Lillystone Collection Classic Crystal and Rose Earrings

    designer earrings
  89. The Lillystone Collection Classic Golden Bead Earrings
    designer earrings
  90. Beautiful Bronzite Jewelry Set
    Bronzite jewelry

  91. The Lillystone Collection Classic Lampwork and Chain Earrings

    designer earrings
  92. The Lillystone Collection Classic Gold Beaded Earrings

    designer earrings
  93. For Reveal #3 we have The Lillystone collection Classic Gold Beaded Necklace
    designer beaded necklace
  94. The Lillystone Collection Classic Brown and Gold Chain Necklace

    designer necklace
  95. The brand-new designer pieces are being added to The Lillystone collection page right now!  These have been meticulously designed and constructed by Amy Berthelet for the New York Institute of Arts & Design's Beading and Wire Working Course.  They feature hand selected glass and Czech crystal beads in brown and gold tones, as well as hand-forged elegant clasps.  These pieces are perfect for a night out at a fancy restaurant or the opera.

    The first reveal is the Classic Brown and Gold Beaded Necklace.....

  96. inspirational charm bracelets
  97. The next beaded tapestry that will be offered on my site is coming along great!  I really love making these!  From now on I will use only genuine Miyuki Delica seed beads and Fireline thread for the highest quality.  

  98. All items discounted, now until Mother's Day....gift wrapping/personalized cards on request.

  99. pink jewelry set
  100. beaded napkin rings
  101. crystal wrapped candle
  102. zebra design jewelry set
  103. The Lillystone Collection
  104. The Lillystone CollectionThe Lillystone Collection
  105.  The Lillystone CollectionThe Lillystone Collection
  106. The Lillystone CollectionThe Lillystone Collection
  107. Coming SOON!  Delicate seed pearls and beads long necklace
    Lillystone preview
  108. Here is a necklace I just finished for a customer....she wanted it in her school colors
    custom order necklace
  109. Here are a few more new necklace designs I will be premiering as part of The Lillystone Collection - as soon as I finish my design course.
    The Lillystone CollectionThe Lillystone Collection
  110. Now until March 17, all items with green in them are on sale!

    green sale
  111. golden and blue jewelry setgolden and blue jewelry set
  112. Here is the design.....beaded tapestry design
    First I need to purchase THIS so I can select the exact colors I need.... http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H201093SE

  113. I finally finished it!!!!  It did not turn out as well as I had hoped; the beads were unevenly sized and the background is too dark while the lettering turned out too light.  Also, when I put it on my little sweetie, she tries to eat it!  NOT GOOD for an article made of GLASS BEADS - soooo she has to wait to grow out of this biting phase before she can have her new collar.

    beaded cat collarFaith with beaded collar

    Faith with beaded collar
  114. These are stamped .925 on the chain and on the core of the beads!  More colors coming soon.....
    Euro-style necklaceEuro style beads
  115. beaded jewelry set
  116. Here is an upcoming bracelet and ring that will be featured SOON
    designer braceletdesigner ring
  117. Here is earring pair #4 !
    designer earrings
  118. Here's a peek at two more Lillystone additions to come!
  119. here is another new pair of earrings that will be part of the Lillystone Collection in the near future :
    designer earrings
  120. From now until New Year's Day, EVERYTHING on this site will be on sale.  

    JUST ADDED - Beaded Tapestires!!!!!  Here is the first one, it is called Holy Spirit Flame.
    beaded tapestry
  121. From now through Tuesday, there will be a category of jewelry on sale each day.  Here is the schedule :

    Friday - Rings

    Saturday - Earrings

    Sunday - Bracelets

    Monday - Necklaces

    Tuesday - Jewelry Sets
  122. Here is a preview of the 1st pair of original designer earrings for my jewelry design class that will eventually be added to the Lillystone collection

  123. future addition to Lillystone.....

  124. For my final project for jewelry design school I am expanding my Lillystone line of designer jewelry......here is a preview of the first one of the new necklaces - out later in 2014!

    This one is done is shades of brown and gold, with crystal bicone beads in the center and a unique hand forged clasp...
    Lillystone Collection
  125. Our Black Friday Sale will start at 9am this Friday (11-29-13) and run until 9am the following day!  All orders will get a FREE greeting card of their choice from our sister site Amy's Handmade Gifts .  
  126. Here are a few pics of my booth - and the neighboring ones too -  at ArtsGoggle last weekend in Fort Worth.....
  127. Here is how far I've gotten on my 1st seed bead tapestry - I will be taking orders for customers designs!  Haven't yet determined pricing though.....need something other than an hourly rate for these!!!!
    seed bead tapestry
  128. This is something that The Lord showed to me as far as the direction I should take and types of items I should make.....it's a bold move, and not one I could ever do without His help!  I am working on.....

    seed bead tapestries!

    Here's the start of my 1st one, it will feature a Holy Spirit theme :

  129. Well, a couple days ago I bent wrong or something and wrenched the muscles in my lower back.  Ouch.  So since I had a doc appointment already scheduled for yesterday, I told her about it, and she gave me a prescription for a muscle relaxer and said I needed to rest in bed for 3 days!!!!  :/  So here I am in bed with my darling volunteer nurse kitten asleep at my feet. I can hear my husband doing the sinkful of dishes in the kitchen BY HAND - the dishwasher broke a few days ago :(  So I am getting caught up on my Sheffield School studies and my Bible Institute studies too.  I will also work on that huge project the Lord dropped into my spirit.  I also may need to accompany my husband tomorrow to get me added onto his plan at the county hospital - something I have been putting off, but with this back pain I have to just do it......On another front, I have submitted my registration for the Fall ArtsGoggle in Fort Worth, but I have not heard back about my placement yet.  I am asking to be either in front of or actually inside of Zio Carlo Brewpub on Magnolia - we shall see.....
  130. beaded bracelet for Germany
  131. multi stranded jewelry set
  132. My other gifts site AmysNotions.com is temporarily down due to having to restructure.  The site itself is now at www.notions.yolasite.com and the online store has been disabled.  If you wish to purchase greeting cards, coasters etc. please email me at amyb@execs.com or call 817-393-5007.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but it was necessary to cut costs.  I will post updates as things change. - Amy S. Berthelet, Owner
  133. Summer sale running now until August 1st!  Everything is on sale!
  134. As of July 11, this site will not longer be utilizing ProPay to process credit card payments.  When I signed up with the company, I was not aware that I would be held responsible in the case of fraud against me.  With no orders, I simply cannot afford to have people stealing from me and have to pay it out of my own pocket.  I have been told that I should be glad I got the merchandise back......it doesn't do me any good if nobody buys it!

    I will continue to offer PayPal as a payment option for my customers; it is not necessary to have a PayPal account as there is an option to just enter your card details.  If someone has a PayPal account they may also pay by e-check or PayPal funds.  The customer needs to return to my site after the payment transaction is finished in order for it to register properly.

    When funds allow, I will implement PayPal's merchant account for credit card payments - it is $360 a year.

    Please note that paying through PayPal does NOT mean that the merchandise is 2nd rate or a ripoff......I still make EVERY PIECE myself here in my home office, and the lowest quality material I use is glass, NEVER PLASTIC (jewelry).  Again, when I begin actually making a profit with my sites I will begin using higher-quality materials such as real silver and Swarovski crystal (I already use these in custom-ordered pieces).

    I apologize for the change, but it is necessary to allow me to keep this website running.  vThank you for understanding.

                      - Amy B. 
  135. Ethiopia Bracelet
  136. cross charm necklacecross charm necklacecross charm necklace
  137. charm necklacecharm necklace
  138. cross charm necklacecross charm necklacecross charm necklace
  139. cross charm necklacecross charm necklacecross charm necklace
  140. cross charm necklacecross charm necklacecross charm necklace
  141. Can be worn as a necklace or bracelet - thought by some to help arthritis pain *(NOT medical fact)
    magnetic hematite wrap
  142. I have just added a bunch of new items to both sites, including jewelry and hand-tooled leather!  Here is the first addition - Crystal & Pearl Cross Necklace
    cross necklace 
  143. I wanted to show everyone just where Amy's Handmade Gifts is located and how/where the products are made.....

    Amy's Handmade Gifts is a Sole Proprietorship owned and operated by just myself (Amy Berthelet).  I do all the designing, assembling, and shipping from my home office in Texas.  I also do all of the web design and promoting there.  The Designs By Chris pieces are done in the same location (Chris is my husband).  Here are the headquarters in Arlington, Texas - my office is the middle window.  Also pictured below are shots of my workroom and the materials I use.....suppliesworkroomworkroom
    Amys Handmade Gifts
  144. bird earrings
  145. This one is for a customer who is adopting a baby from EthiopiaEthiopia bracelet
  146. I will be selling mainly my greeting cards/other gift items and SOME jewelry.....

    Bits of Texas Craft Fair "Door prizes every hour, live bands, vendor give-aways, food/drink concessions, face painters, balloon artist, over 150 vendors to shop from!" June 15th, 2013 9:00AM - 6:00PM Norris Center Sundance Square 304 Houston Street Fort Worth, TX 76104 Admission Fee is $6.00 for 18 years and older.

  147. "Drops of Splendor"
    crystal earrings
  148. lovely delicate Czech crystal bracelet "Party Elegance"crystal bracelet
  149. bracelet for a friend - it didn't turn out as well as I hoped.....from now on I will only make these using pre-threaded needles
    Argentina bracelet

  150. This is the new style.....Canada beaded braceletCanada bracelet
  151. She is 8 weeks old and the newest addition to our family. She is sooo tiny and cute and full of energy - our Lilly still hasn't come to terms with her yet......
    new kitten
  152. Here are some pics of my setup inside  - had to tear down quickly and head in as soon as I got set up when storm clouds rolled in.....
    First Saturday on Magnolia showDesigns By Chris ChainmailleFirst Saturday on MagnoliaFirst Saturday on Magnolia show
  153. Weather permitting.....I will be in the Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub lot today from noon-6pm.  I will see if I can set up a table inside if a storm hits.  My husband Chris (Designs by Chris) will also be there with his chainmaille!

    First Saturday on Magnolia - vintage shopping and more
    Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub
    1001 W Magnolia in Fort Worth, TX  
  154. For all those who are interested in the inspiration for my GO! line of bracelets...




    Also, don't forget about First Saturday on Magnolia coming up on June 1 in Fort Worth.

  155. Brazil Christian Missions BraceletGO! Brazil Bracelet
  156. This guest blog comes from a lady named Karen Tillman (Kat) who loves making beaded jewelry (and other crafts too) as much as I do!  Enjoy!

    Leftovers Anyone?
              If you have your own jewelry business as I do or you love to make jewelry as a hobby, then you have THOSE leftover beads that you don't know what to do with.  You know those beads; the six leftover from that bracelet or the three leftover from that necklace.  THOSE beads!
             Here is a solution that will use all those dreaded leftover beads.  A memory wire wrap bracelet.        It can be fun and even the kids can be involved.  The first thing that needs to be done is to separate the beads, sizes 4-8 mm mostly and larger ones for that pop.  Put all shades of red together, blue shades together, etc.  This is a great job for those little fingers and the kids will learn too, colors and counting.  It is a great rainy day project or girl scout project.   It doesn't matter about the different sizes and shapes because that is what gives the bracelet character.
              You will need about 100 beads to complete your bracelet.  These bracelets are fun, colorful and easy on and off.  They can be made with expensive beads or leftovers like our bracelet.  If you already bead, then the only thing you need to purchase is the memory wire.  There is enough wire in the package to make many bracelets.
              Lay out your work items; wire cutters, pliers, memory wire, beads and a charm if you like.  Cut off a length of memory wire that will encircle your wrist three times.  Using your pliers, make a small loop at one end so the beads won't come off.  Now for the fun part, the kids will love this. everyone can be an artist.  You can add the beads using one color or two, in a pattern or mixed up.  It requires patience.
              When you get to the end make sure the beads are snug and make another small loop and add the charm in the loop.  Now you have a pretty wrap bracelet that you can keep or give as a gift.  But it also clears up THOSE leftover beads!    
    My name is Kat  and I have a small jewelry shop  where I create beaded jewelry.  I love to create because it is so satisfying.
  157. Having missed last month - we were at Scarborough Faire - I WILL be at this one!  June 1 at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub - 1001 W Magnolia Ave Fort Worth TX from 12-6 pm!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/612951298733332/  (this is last month's event, but the other details are the same)

    Hope to see you there :)

  158. I was so inspired by this today; I hope to some day do something similar - the only difference is I would be also preaching the Gospel while traveling!  :)



  159. This is the last one I am doing with the right-angle weave (at least for a while) - I will be experimenting with the square stitch next.
    Japan missions bracelet
  160. Indian agate jewelry set
  161. This will be the first of a new, and hopefully interesting to the readers, series of guest blogs I will feature on my site.  They will be from various experts in the handmade jewelry/ornaments world and will explore various aspects of design, handcrafting, components and more.

    The first article is from Xena Sadovsky of the Jewellery Maker website, and it is about an intriguing product called 'Copper Clay' - hope you enjoy it!

    Introducing Copper Clay
    Copper clay is an exciting wonderful way to style up beaded jewellery. Whether you are starting from scratch, a wonderful hanging lucky charm pendant design will improve any of your jewellery. Kick start your summer months with a new wire or chain beaded necklace! You can even uplift those homemade bead necklaces you were thinking of restyling. Bring in some copper clay modelling to design your own patent piece of jewellery that leaves your friends and family in amazement.
    Jewellery Designer & Teacher Natalia Colman features on our Jewellery Maker TV show in the UK, and is a specialist in Silver clay & metal clays. She has some great tips for stylish pieces of art for that individual look that you are after.
    “The copper clay is 100% metallic copper, just powdered down and mixed using a synthetic binder and water” says Natalia Colman on our Jewellery Maker show.   “What’s wonderful about it is there is something in creating something from scratch, it is true artistry”, it is well worth doing and we can’t recommend it more highly.
    copper clay


    Some tips for making your jewellery
    Basic handling rules
    ·        Get clay out of packet, clay is very dry, hold in square piece of cling film as to protect the copper clay.
    ·        Use liquid glycerine (from chemist, good on hands) and rub in to soften clay, not water; it ruins the clay.
    ·        Once clay is open, it is only good for 24 hours before it dries, so keep cool and dry, and use within day of opening.
    Learn various techniques of rolling, texturing and shaping the clay
    ·        Place clay on Teflon sheet. Rub glycerine balm to lubricate your sheet, and to keep the clay from sticking to surface.
    ·        Roll out copper with rolling pin, ensuring a nice smooth surface without cracks.
    ·        Create patterns in the clay, using a tool, to create a religious or tribal design for your charm, earring or pendant.
    ·        You can use some cutters to get your piece out of the clay, like you would when baking.
    ·        Add a tiny little hole around half a centimetre in, for your wire using a clay pick. You can widen when dry with a screwdriver once it is dry you wish this to be bigger to allow cord to string through instead.
    ·        Dry clay ready for firing, on a radiator, using an airing cupboard or a baking tin on low heat top oven for 10 minuites.
    ·        If you have any cracks in your clay one it is dry, mix a bit of clay with some water and paint it into the cracks like a ground and it finishes it beautifully, then repeat the drying steps to solidify copper clay before firing.
    Creating or uplifting your own bead necklaces
    ·        Lucky charms bracelets requiring some bright beads and shiny precious metals.
    ·        Celtic copper earrings with patterns created out of a ceramic mould and pressed into the clay, before firing.
    ·        Religious necklaces, The Crucifix for a Christian’s necklace, you could also include some prayer beads.
    ·        Dismantle an old custom necklace you want to freshen up and add your copper charms to the design.
    ·        Make a summer necklace using yellow Spessartite Garnet Nuggets and your copper artistry pendant
    Spessartite Garnet nuggets

    3 methods for firing the copper at home
    ·        Place artefact on a firing block, ensure you have your fire torch filled with gas, wearing goggles and hair tied back.
    ·        Circulate flame, the clay will go a dark brown/charcoal colour for about 10 minutes, then place in water using metal tong.
    ·        After cooling period, put into Picklean® (Safe Pickling Powder) to oxidise, rub with a stiff brush to bring out that salmon pink colour and shine. Then fire again to bring out brilliant oranges and pinks

    copper clay

    copper clay

    If you wish to find out more about the clay making process from our jewellery and Gemstones Experts then here are a few tips. 
    Go straight to our Jewellery Maker website and look for Copper Clay in the search menu. You can find products associated with copper clay including kits, including firing torch and all other tools you will ever need. We also have scheduled lessons and classes with Natalia Colman our specialist that you can come over to participate in. If it is too far for you to travel to visit, we are also live on air on the 10th of every month. You can even watch us on DVD’s and free full episodes of the show on our Jewellery Maker Youtube Channel.
    Thanks very much for taking a look.
    Xena Sadovsky            

  162. I will be showcasing my jewelry and ornaments   This Sat. from 4-10pm

    Amy's Handmade Gifts will be on the block of 1600 Park Place Avenue.

    Here are some pics of the event!
    ArtsGoggle 2013

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  163. Heavy Gauge Wire Frame Pendant Necklace
    wire frame necklace
  164. Danish cluster earrings!
    Danish cluster earrings
  165. The Mother's Day Sale will be ending tonight by midnight - order your gifts today!

    Expedited shipping is available by request - call or email for prices.
  166. Spiral Earrings!spiral earrings
  167. Gospel Bracelet - highlights the 6 points of the Gospel message
    Christian bracelet
    Black - Our sin separates us from God, leads to death and hell
    Purple - God is a righteous judge and He must judge our sin
    Red - God loves us and sent His Son to die and shed His blood so we could be made right with God
    White - In order to receive this love and forgiveness we must repent and turn from our sins
    Blue - We must put our faith, all our life's hope and trust, in God and in what Jesus did for us on the cross
    Gold -  No matter what prayer we pray or action we take, it is God who grants salvation and eternal life 

  168. Just added - 5 new Christmas ornaments  $2.75 each
    Christmas ornamentChristmas ornamentChristmas ornamentChristmas ornamentChristmas ornament
  169. From May 1-11 ALL items on this site will be discounted!!!!!   TONS of great gifts for Moms!!!!

    If you want your order shipped faster than USPS 1st class, please include a note with your order.  An additional charge will be calculated and emailed to you after the order has been placed.

  170. wire wrapped frame with heavy gauge wire
    wire frame
  171. pink stones jewelry set
  172. Set includes 3-strand necklace, ring and earrings!
    bright beaded jewelry setbeaded ringbeaded earrings
  173. New technique!
    wire spirals
  174. Choice of 5 styles - only $1.00 each!
    rhinestone ringrhinestone ringrhinestone ringrhinestone ringrhinestone ring
  175. Danish clusters
  176. I am slowly turning my unofficial business official; I am now registered in the state of Texas and am required to charge sales tax.  Any orders within TX will have an additional 8% added on from now on......I hate having to raise prices, BUT I have been basically not charging tax OR labor for 4 years.  Next I will be registering with the city and filing my dba, but since those cost money I have to wait a bit.......and I also now have a business liabilty insurance policy!

    Texas sales tax permit
  177. Christmas ornaments
  178. but didn't turn out quite the way I had wanted.....santa decoration
  179. This lil guy is waiting for his 2 friends to join him!
    new project
  180. Here are some pictures taken during the First Saturday on Magnolia show on the patio of Zio Carlos in Fort Worth...
    I made a few sales - not bad for the first run of the event!
    First Saturday on MagnoliaOn the left is another lady's vintage display; mine is the table with the folding chair (I am not in the picture).

    First Saturday on Magnoliacustomer standing by my display

    Lulu's Unique Shopview of Lulu's Unique Shop, the featured vendor (the airstream trailer)

    Lulu's Unique ShopLulu's Unique Shop trailer

    First Saturday on Magnoliasign inside

  181. This is a pearl and crystal necklace I made for a customer for his baby granddaughter
    baby's pearl necklacebaby pearl necklace
  182. My next appearance in public will be at the First Saturday on Magnolia show on April 6, at Zio Carlo Brewpub in Ft Worth.....


    Your application to become a Crafted Art Productions Partner Vendor has been approved!
    You are officially a Partner Vendor and now eligible to receive exclusive benefits like discounted show fees, opportunities to book your space before the general public, and more.
    We enjoyed reading your application and looking at your items! We can't wait to see you at a show so we can get to know you better. Here's to many, many excellent shows together. 

    Happy creating! 
    The Crafted Art Team
    Crafted Art Productions
    1504 Clover Lane
    Fort Worth, Texas 76107

  184. This necklace is made of faceted jet glass rondelles and knotted silk thread, with a dangle - it was designed for my Lillystone Collection.
    knotted beaded necklace

  185. Here are the first pictures taken with my new (to me) Nikon Coolpix L26 camera......
    beaded bracelet
    This is one of my projects for the jewelry design school

    And this is a new silk thread knotting technique I just learned!
  186. Congratulations Maria Ann Green!  She gets to pick any item from this site as her prize.

    Remember if you leave a VALID comment on the blog OR place an order you are entered!
  187. beaded earrings
  188. This jewelry wardrobe consistes of 3 bracelets and a necklace extender - it will be listed tomorrow - Monday the 25th
    beaded bracelets and necklace set
  189. I am planning some good changes for this site in the coming months!  I am currently in the process of updating some of the photos - making them much clearer and sharper and in a better setting.  Hopefully this will give you a better 'feel' for the pieces.

    I am also looking in to starting a section featuring pieces that were FULLY manufactured in the United States - meaning EVERY bead, wire, finding etc. as well as the assembling of the piece.

    Also, I will be adding some new 'popular trends' jewelry featuring things like Hello Kitty, owls, bling etc.

    I am hoping these changes will have a positive impact!
  190. This one took less time to make, but turned out simply stunning!!!!!
    coins jewelry set
  191. This is the first set where I am actually factoring in the value of my time making these pieces - hence the higher price.  Up until now, I have only been asking for slightly more than the cost of materials.  From now on, I will be offering full-priced jewelry AND clearance items, so there is something for everyone.  I will NOT raise the price on previously discounted items- you will always be able to buy these at the original low prices.

    Here is the first offering in my higher range.....This took quite a bit of time to do
    glass beads jewelry set 
  192. There will be a benefit for the Art Department of the Fort Worth School District on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday the 17th
    Invincible Geekend
    Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub
    1001 W Magnolia Ave.
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    There will be an arts show on the 16th at 2pm, and I will be selling my jewelry (and maybe some of my other crafts as well).  And my husband Chris will be there showcasing his chainmaille work. 

    I got my instructor evaluation back on my projects from the design school - turns out I have a lot of room for provement.  My wire wrapping in particular needs work - and I HAVE to invest in a point-and-shoot digital camera.  So my schooling may be on hold until I get more practice (and money)......

    Hope to see you at the show on Sat!
  193. Congratulations to Heather Winfrey!  She gets her pick of any item on the site!  

    Anyone posting a VALID, non-SPAM comment on the blog or an order is entered!
  194. I will be out of town from Feb.  4-9 on a mission trip to Denver.  This time I will be flying, so I will not be able to have my inventory with me  (I'm not sure I can even manage to bring my laptop).  If you place an order, it will be filled no later than Feb. 10.  Thank you for your understanding, and God bless!
  195. Here is my final project for this unit, a bracelet that was recycled from using components from another (the metal roses)

  196. And these are the matching earrings - Roses For Elizabeth...I had to get a bit creative with these, since I ran out of some materials!
    beaded earrings
  197. Alice's Cosmopolitan Necklace - this one took a LOT of planning and determination!
    beaded necklace
  198. working on this design for a customer....Guatemala missions bracelet
  199. Today is the last day to enter the monthly drawing to win an item of your choice from this site - just submit an APPROPRIATE (NON-SPAM) comment or place an order and you will be entered!  Name will be announced tomorrow.
  200. Congratulations Brenda Heimeyer!  Brenda gets to choose anything from this site as her prize!  Names for the December drawing start today.
  201. So I have not posted for quite some time......I had to drop my business in order to look for 'real' work due to financial setbacks.  I am now performing online tasks for Clickworker and Leapforce, and hopefully the money will start coming in soon......today being Saturday I have decided not to do any of the regular work, but instead to spend some much-needed time giving my websites the attention they deserve!  I also need to start adding some new pieces - one is currently in progress......

    The annual crafts bazaar at the Arlington Plaza retirement home did not go so well this year; they put us towards the entrance in a corner out of sight, so many people didn't even know the bazaar was happening!  Sadly not one of my things was sold......

    Tomorrow at church the people in the School of Church Planting will be running the whole service!  Our pastors are in Miami for the 1st ever DBC Pastors Conference.  I will be part of the Prayer Team, and my husband will also be on the stage for prayer following the worship.  It is going to be an exciting day!!!!

    Last Wed. I went to the American Airlines Center in Dallas to see Rush; I passed out gospel tracts beforehand outside the venue.  It was one of the most incredible light shows I have ever seen!  Later I found out that one of the guys at our church was on the setup crew!

    Well, that's the quick rundown for now - time to find something for lunch and pay more bills.....
  202. Another addition to Designs by Chris!
    Chainmaille Ring
  203. Here is the latest addition to the Designs By Chris collection
    Leather Ring
  204. NIKKI FABBRO - congratulations!  You can pick any item from my site!  :)

    The next drawing will be held on November 30 - anyone leaving comments on my blog or ordering anything is automatically entered!

    *Names are entered once for the current month only - does not rollover UNLESS the winner does not respond.
  205. It's Sunday, and that means no work for me!  Yesterday my husband and I attended the School of Church Planting at our church - Deliverance Bible Church in Hurst, TX - and found out that all the future church planters will be RUNNING the church one Sunday in December while all our pastors are in Miami at a conference!  This is a huge challenge for all of us, especially those who will be stepping up to preach and lead worship.  My husband willl be praying after the praise and worship, and we will both be part of the prayer team which prays for the service before it starts.  

    In the evening we attended a wedding shower for an engaged couple at our church; it was in a small community center of an apt. complex, and the kids were pretty energtic!  They were jumping and dancing and keeping us all entertained!  :)

    Today is the usual schedule - service at 2, then we pop over to the Kyrie service in Fort Worth that Calvary Lutheran hosts in a bar - Zio Carlos on Magnolia Street - and THEN finally the Joyful Noise Worship Centre that for NOW is held on the patio of the Taco Cabana on Little Road in Arlington.  I feel the Lord is calling me to look into a new location soon, most likely at a rehearsal place in Arlington.......

    That's about it for today!
  206. I have been neglecting blogging for the past week or so.....been super busy on Tophatter though, trying to get things sold!  I have had minimal success, and am still experimenting with what people over there want and how much they are willing to pay.  I have TONS of supplies now, everything from boxes to ring blanks!  Here are a few pics of some cheaper things I am putting over there...

    Hello Kitty EarringsTurquoise RingRhinestone RingWire Wrapped Ring
  207. This one is made of silver aluminum rings......
    aluminum chainmaille necklace
  208. Chris has made a bunch of new chainmaille items!  Here is one of his latest - Black and Red Cross Concho Necklace
    chainmaille necklace
  209. Real gemstones in this one!  Carnelian, crazy lace agate, peridot, and freshwater pearls, also Tibetan silver, on knotted silk thread.
    gemstone jewelry set
  210. Thought I'd share a few pics of different things.....
    Here is my 'baby' Lilly - she is 8 and ADORABLE!

    Then there is Stone....at 12 she went to be Jesus' kitty, we miss her so!

  211. Anyone posting SPAM comments to this blog be advised, it will not help you, as I go through them each day and delete spam......any real comments will be entered into a monthly drawing to win an item of your choice on this site.

    As I have not gotten a response from last month's winner of the giveaway, the names from last month will be re-entered into the Oct. drawing.  Again, please only comment if you really are interested in the post, and please check your spam filters and add amy@amyshandmadejewelry.com to your approved list, so winners can get their notices!  Thanks!

    Today is the block party where I will be setting up a table for my jewelry and perhaps my other crafts as well - anyone in the Arlington Texas area, it is from 2-10pm on Shady Hill Lane.  There will be hotdogs and hamburgers, a bounce house and of course my jewelry :)  I believe a Scentsy seller will also be displaying her items.
  212. Here are a few pieces I put together exclusively for the Tophatter auctions.....glodtone crystals braceletVictorian cameo with crystals choker
  213. Congratulations to Paul Simong, the September drawing winner!  He wins his choice of 1 item from this site!

    The next drawing will begin tomorrow at 9am - same rules - leave a comment on the blog or be the winning bidder on Tophatter.com for one of my items on auction and you will be entered  for the next giveaway on Oct 31.
  214. Today is the last day to be included in the September drawing for a random item from this site!  I will draw a name tonight around 10PM and announce the winner on here and in an email......just leave a comment on this blog and you're entered!  The drawing for October will begin Monday morning at 9am.

    In other news, fall is trying to arrive again here in TX - after ANOTHER heat wave of 90's, it is in the 70's and rainy!  It feels so good to be able to wear something other than a tank top, shorts and sandals!  But on the not-so-good side, our recently repaired roof sprung a leak, which I discovered yesterday after emerging from my office to finally eat......so it is a construction zone again.  This time my husband has to wait until the rain ends so he can go out on the roof to find the leak.

    Today is the usual Sunday routine - DBC (church) at 2pm, then grab a burger and head over to Kyrie at Zio Carlo's in Ft. Worth, then the Joyful Noise Worship Centre in Arlington around 8.  Havin my coffee now - I found some coffee pods at Walmart for my Senseo machine!!!!  :) 
  215. Right now I am making 2 GO! France bracelets for the Pastor of our church and his wife, for when they go to Paris next year and do missions as a family.  For the first time I am engraving in cursive on the medallions, which looks a lot nicer!

    While I was attempting to follow Tophatter auctions and cut beading wire, I snipped the end of my left middle finger with the scissors.....looked worse than it was.

    And while RSVPing for the neighborhood block party on Oct. 6, the lady who runs it told me I am allowed to set up tables and sell my jewelry!!!!  For anyone in the area of Arlington, TX it is on the block of 5700 Shady Hill Lane, from 2-10pm.  I am so excited!!!!

    Now to work a little more on the bracelets before leaving for Bible study......
  216. This is something I came up with just for the crowd at Tophatter.com - a simple crystal and goldtone chain bracelet.  I am also experimenting with my scanner and different backgrounds to make the pics more appealing.  It seems that if I just lay a piece of light color cardstock over the jewelry instead of the flat top of the machine it looks slightly better......I am in the market for an affordable priced Canon Powershot.
  217. Starting today I will be sharing some personal stories, tidbits about my day and the 'inner workings' of my company.  I spent most of today just trying to log into my AmysNotions site, which has not been cooperative lately!  I also want to send my appreciation to Paul and Wanda for all their patience - I know I can be a pain to work with!  ;)  Happy birthday Wanda!!

    Everything else is rather slow here.....I tried to auction off an ensemble this morning at Tophatter.com, but nobody placed a bid :(  I  did make a new gold and crystal bracelet, but I need to find a better camera other than my flatbed scanner - I guess it looks clear enough to me but it actually isn't to anyone else????

    I will also let you in on the antics of my beloved cat Lilly - 1/2 of Lillystone (Stone passed away earlier this year), and share those pics too.  She's probably curled up in a laundry basket somewhere.....she prefers boxes and baskets and paper bags to the store-bought pet beds!Lilly cat
  218. Normally this would be in my other AmysNotions.com store, which is currently experiencing some technical difficulties - so it has been added to the Ornaments page instead on this site.....
    decorated candle
  219. I have just lowered the shipping rates for all locations!  Now shipping to the US is just $3!  To Canada is $5, and everywhere else is $7.
  220. I have an item in tomorrow's Jewelry Auction - it is on Standby, and will not be in the actual auction until someone bids the $5 minimum - it is the Shield of Style Ring!  The auction starts at 11am tomorrow (Sept. 14) and here is a link to enter....

    beaded stretch ring

  221. serpentine jewelry set
  222. I experimented today with placing an item on Tophatter.com for auction - it was the Abalone Watch.  It sold for a total of $21 BUT the buyer had a $10 credit - plus PayPal and Tophatter fees.  I am supposed to be getting the $10 back from Tophatter.....if I do I will consider placing items on auction from time to time.....I will announce it on my site beforehand - and every winner will also be placed in the monthly drawing!

  223. Well, I have finished the first 2 projects for Unit 1!  Yesterday I assembled a collage made up of things that inspire me - mine is all Victiorian-style decor.  Lots of ruffles, lace, pastel colors, and images that evoke a feeling of richness and luxury.  Today for project 3 I have to take an old piece of jewelry and cut it apart and think about how I can use the components to create a new piece of jewelry.  When my assignments come back from the school I may share them on here.  I'm off to recycle some jewelry!
  224. I received the first lesson shipment yesterday from the Sheffield School of Interior Design!  I am going to be taking the Jewelry Design Course.  Included were a textbook, 2 smaller study guide books, 2 CDs and a DVD - plus slipcases to hold them all in!  I started immediately - there is a certain order you are supposed to do each lesson in, alternating between audio, video and text.  Now I am beginning my 1st assignment!  I have to find examples of jewelry I love and jewelry I don't care for, print the pictures and paste them on paper, and then answer some questions about each kind.  There are a few more assignments for this Unit, including making a collage and taking some old jewelry apart and examining it and coming up with ideas on how to redesign it......and while I am doing all this I also will be paying bills, working on this website, and who knows what else?  Oh yeah, church stuff!  My life is packed full of blessings and I love it!
  225. Starting at the end of September I will be giving away a random piece of beaded jewelry (ornaments in the winter months) to 1 winner every month -  just enter your information on the form to be placed in the drawing.  1 entry per person per month.  All information is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone.
  226. This is a Christian missions bracelet for the Democratic Republic of Congo....I ran out of my usual silver medallions and haven't gotten my new order in yet, so I substituted another style of bezel instead.  This particualr bracelet is longer than normal......
    Congo bracelet
  227. rose quartz ringwire ring
  228. beaded stretchy ring
  229. turqiose beaded ring
  230. Ukraine flag bracelet
  231. United States flag bracelet
  232. New Zealand bracelet
  233. Italy flag bracelet
  234. tag
  235. photo mat
  236. mini magnet
  237. Best Memory Magnet & Hopes Magnet
    mini magnetmini magnet
  238. dreams tag with ribbon
  239. For anyone having difficulties with placing an order online - simply go to whatever item you wish to purchase and click the Add To Cart button.  You can look at the items in your cart by going to the Shopping Cart page on the left-hand menu.  When you are ready to check out, go to the Order/Checkout page on the menu - otherwise click on the Continue Shopping option.   You can pay using a credit/debit card online at the checkout page.  If you wish to send a check or money order by mail, you can print out the order page, fill it in and mail it with your payment - the mailing address is on the contact page and also at the bottom of the site.

    If you still have any questions PLEASE email me at amy@amyshandmadejewelry.com or call (817) 393-5007.
  240. Favorites Bookmark (Cards Etc.) bookmark
  241. If anyone has tried to place an order recently and found that the shopping cart did not work, I am sooooo sorry - my account with ProPay had expired and I didn't catch it! :(  It is now up and running again, so please feel free to shop to your hearts' content!  And in the future, if something doesn't work  on my site for any reason PLEASE email me at amy@amyshandmadejewelry.com - the same goes for my AmysNotions site - the email is amy@amysnotions.com.  You can also call me at (817) 393-5007 with regards to either site.

    Some of the new happenings at Amy's Handmade Gifts : at AmysNotions.com, you are able to choose from 47 different USPS shipping methods, with the cost for shipping automatically calculated!  In the future, I may add other methods like UPS or FedEx, if there is a demand.
    Also, I am able to ship orders from home now through the ProPay merchant account, so if you pay by credit card the shipping can be expedited!  More to come on this later as I do more research.

    I am still receiving quite a few spammy emails from people in other countries trying to prey on my sympathies with their fake  stories.  These are going directly to the junk folder, so please just don't bother sending them.

    Thank you for reading this; I hope to please many different tastes in the future with my new offerings of jewelry and other projects! - Amy B.
  242. GO! preach the Gospel in Canada and South Africa!
    canada flag braceletsouth africa flag bracelet

  243. Ruby Hoops and Sapphire Hoopsred hoops earringsblue curved earrings
  244. made this one for a boy at churchIreland flag bracelet
  245. 4 new pairs of earrings just added!blue and brown earringsblue pearl and crystal earringsblue, red, and silver butterfly earringsamber and silver chain earrings
    Blue Drops, Pearl Drops, Silver Butterfly and Amber Drops
  246. Poland poland flag bracelet just 1 for my husband for now.... 
  247. Not selling these; they're going on our tree!
    embossed metal christmas ornaments
  248. The Pin Jewel Bracelets will be marked down 50% until next month (August)!!!

    pin jewel bracelet on sale
  249. Ocean Treasures Jewelry Setpastel jewelry set
  250. Laugh Circle Embellishment, Bloom Card, You Are My Sunshine Card, Hello Card
    paper and ribbon embellishmentflower and ribbon cardflower cardflower card
  251. Fathers Day Sale ends tomorrow at midnight - make sure you don't miss these great deals on gifts for Dad!
  252. Linked In Blue Jewelry Set  blue agate and crystals set
  253. Designs by Chris items ON SALE now until Fathers Day!
  254. now available at www.AmysNotions.com - Painted Pansies Linen Bag
    painted beaded linen bag
  255. From now until Mothers Day, selected items will be on sale!  See the MOTHERS DAY SALE page.
  256. Berries & Cream Gems Jewelry Setquartz gemstones set
  257. Earring Extravaganza!  4 new additions today.....
    faceted ice earringsamethyst swings earringsbeaucoup de facettes earringsplatinum and red earrings
  258. FREE with every order on my sites - the braceelet with jewelry purchases and the bookmark for purchased at AmysNotions.com
    free beaded braceletfree bookmark
  259. I have been noticing a LOT of comments that seem to be coming from forums that have absolutely nothing to do with this site - FYI every day I go through all new comments and DELETE the ones that are SPAM - I have no idea where these are coming from (some seeem to be legit. threads from other forums about various topics) - but they will not be showing up here.  PLEASE make sure your comments are pertinent to the blog post!  Thank you - Amy
  260. As of today I am reviewing and deleting all SPAM comments - all guest posts have to be approved first before they appear on my blog, so PLEASE make sure they are valid and appropriate to my site before posting!  Thanks!
  261. jasper beaded jewelry set
  262. India beaded braceletsays INDIA on the front of the medallion, back says GO! MK16:15
  263. I have been receiving numerous calls from companies promising they can improve my rankings - I am currently paying off a license at Stores Online, which means I will not have any disposable income until after 2013.  And if I decide to go with a company for SEO help, it will be Stores Online.  Until then, please do not contact me about optimizing my site - I have plenty of free tools currently at my disposal; I simply have not had time to work on it much lately, due to other pressing matters.
  264. For webmasters - Please do not request 3-way exchanges or exchanges with non-relevant sites.  I accept sites having to do with jewelry, fashion, directories, etc.  Right now I have a large number of link partners, so I am mainly looking for one-way links.
  265. aquamarine beaded bracelet
  266. If you are intending to commit fraud by 'ordering' from this site using a bad cc, trying to gain illegal access to my bank accounts etc., be aware - YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO THE FBI.  I do not take this lightly.
  267.  With ANY size order you will receive FREE an amethyst glass beads bracelet - value $5 !!!

  268. Foil Medallionsacrylic ornamentsSweet Suede Stockingsstockings ornaments
  269. Ribbons & Pearls Jewelry Set  ribbons and faux pearls set
  270. The entire Lillystone Collection has been discounted through Valentines Day!  Take advantage of these low prices on high quality designer pieces; sale ends on 2-15-12.
  271. dangling pearl earrings
  272. Christian missions bracelet for Berlin Germany
  273. cameo pendant necklace
  274. I will not be in the office from Jan. 16 through Jan. 23 due to an out of town trip - if you place an order during that time it will not ship until Jan 24.  Thank you - Amy
  275. Brand-new large-scale designs by Christopher Bertheletwood beads braceletwood beads braceletmetal butterflies jewelry
  276. Lacy Hearts Earringsbrass filigree earringsChained Wheels Earringsgenuine brass earrings
  277. Office Elegance Setsophisticated ensemble
  278. Golden Watch Jewelry Setwatch and earrings
  279. Peach Lilly Earringsdangling designer earringsLittle Wings Charm Braceletbrass filigree charm bracelet
  280. The premier design in the new line of designer jewelry is the Delicate Rose Necklace!designer necklace
  281. Just finished  Vintage Art Ornaments
  282. EVERYTHING will be on sale until January 2, 2012 to make room for new products.  I have started purchasing supplies for the upcoming Lillystone line of jewelry; it is gonna be fabulously gorgeous!  :)  
    Wishing you all a happy New Year - be safe!
  283. I will be putting ALL merchandise on sale tonight; it will run through Monday.  Hope you are enjoying your Christmas!
    Merry Christmas
  284. for Belgium and Wales  Belgium bracelet
    Wales Bracelet
  285. I have just added a set of birdcage ornaments to the site which I think you will love! 


    For the next few days, I will be going through some training for call center work, so I probably will not be able to add more Christmas inventory until next week.  Please be assured, I do check this site every day and orders will NOT be delayed!    

  286. I will be extending the sale until 5 PM!!  I have also slashed shipping prices!!!!
  287. Last night as I was about to put everything on sale, my little netbook froze up, and then Windows refused to load.  I got an early Christmas present from my mother-in-law - a brand-new HP notebook!!!  So please accept my sincere apologies about the sale not starting at midnight - I will now be extending it until Monday morning - thank you for your understanding - God bless! 
  288. Bead Bracelet and Watercolor Card
    beaded braceletwatercolor card
  289. Don't forget tonight everything is on sale starting at midnight - for 24 hours ONLY !!
  290. made for a customer
    Chile bracelet
  291. Starting at midnight on Thursday, EVERYTHING on this site will be on sale!  This will only be until midnight Friday, so make sure to take advantage of this 24 hour sale! 
  292. Bogota BraceletHere are some photos of items that were custom ordered
    Kenya BraceletNuevo Laredo BraceletRomania BraceletArgentina BraceletMayan Boys BraceletMayan Girls Bracelet

  293. The sale on spring and summer jewelry items will only continue through the October 31, so get your deals now!

    Regarding the new GO! line, I expect to get some supplies for making engraved tags sometime next month, and I will begin making the bracelets - I think I will do Germany (Berlin and Munich) next, after completing South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg).

    I am currently working on party favors and invitations at my other site, AmysNotions.com. 

  294. I am working on 2 brand-new concepts for jewelry lines...Lillystone will be higher-quality pieces with an intricate look, and GO! will be pieces featuring the flag colors of various nations!  Stay tuned for further updates.....

  295. I apologize for the glitch with the shopping cart - the processor that I am using had anerror that is now fixed since I brought it to their attention!  This was only for ppl trying to use Discover card....should now function perfectly!

    Check out the latest item available - "Copper Connections" in Jewelry Sets.

    And in my other site Amy's Handmade Gifts (Amysnotions.com) I will soon be adding a brand-new project - handmade bath items!  They will be rose-scented.  I will announce it as soon as I am finished and have them listed.

  296. I have just enabled FREE SHIPPING on orders totaling over $75.00!  Look for coupons, giveaways, and daily deals in the future too!

  297. My latest card collection "Polar Party" has been added to my other gift site, Amy's Handmade Gifts.  Next on the list - crochet!  This will be a major challenge since I haven't done this since I was a little girl, learning from my grandmother.

  298. I may just be getting the hang of this now!  My site is evolving day by day - now it is easier to view the products in a category, plus I am giving my home page some new looks as well.....the summer sale will run through Sunday, so take advantage! 

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