Sunday, September 28, 2008

* New * Economy Series - Line of Silver Necklaces

With the economy in the pits, I thought it would be a good idea to create a beautiful line of affordable jewelry! Meet my "Economy Series" , a stylish yet simple 16 inch silver jewelry line targeted towards teens and young adults! They are all priced at only $14.50 and come complete with a jewelry box so they are the perfect gift for the young lady in your life!

Find them HERE in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fab Find - Eco Friendly Zippy Pouches

These are soooo cute! I dont know about you but I use a little zippy pouch all the time, they are perfect for those smaller bags or when you just need a couple bucks and your ID for a show! I found these Eco Friendly Hemp Coin Purses made by JenniferJoyCreative and fell in love with them! They would be great gifts this holiday season and they come in SO many cute designs! I have my eye on the water droplets one :)
For more information visit her etsy shop at

Monday, September 15, 2008

BPA Free Water Bottles

If someone were to ask me what I would hate most to go a day without, it would be a tie between my water bottle (filled with ice cold water of course) and my Berts Bees chapstick! I literally carry my water bottle with me everywhere, so when all this talk about BPA Free bottles came about, I had to get one.
I bought myself a SIGG Lifestyle Bottle and a Nalgene "On the Go" bottle. SIGG had super cool designs and colors available, so it was hard to resist but I wasn't a big fan once I started using it. It has a screw top so it takes awhile to open, if youre just using it around the house that's no problem, but if your working out or on a hike that can be a big pain!
Im also pretty picky about my water staying cold, and the SIGG bottle didnt seem to keep its temperature for very long, Im guessing that has something to do with the fact that its made of aluminum. The most positive thing I found with the SIGG bottle was that its very durable!
As for my Nalgene "On the Go" bottle, I love it! Its tall and thin so it fits in my hand easily (I have to use 2 hands for their thicker bottles) and it also fits in the cup holder in my car which is a huge plus!
The top slides open so its easily accessible and very durable.
For more information on both brands visit and

Saturday, September 13, 2008

GrassRoots - "Get Grounded" Facial Mask

I love this face mask so much I had to let everyone know about it! "This mineral-rich face mask works to purify and smooth skin while controlling oil with a blend of minerals from across the globe."
The mask includes White China Clay, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint so its very cooling on your face and the smell is so energizing! I use mine once a week and notice results as soon as I wash it off my face! Its amazing, I cant wait to try more of their products!

Visit for more information!

UPDATE: Im VERY sad to report that GrassRoots has discontinued all of their masks :(

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My favorite Etsy Purchase far. I have loved LOTS of the things Ive bought from Etsy, but this Radio tank I found at is by far one of my favorites! Im a huge fan of American Apparel (yes yes I know there is a lot of talk going on about the company but their tanks fit me best) and when I did a search and found this one I knew I had to get it! Its so cute and unique! It was shipped quickly and its just as perfect as it is in the picture! (Except I don't look quite as perfect as the model but hey, who does?)
I recommend this seller any day!

(FYI, thats not me, its taken from SarStar77's listing)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Featured Artist : Lunar Earth Wire Wraps

I had to feature this guys artwork, its amazing! I bought my boyfriend one of his pieces last Christmas and he loved it so much he bought himself another one this summer!
These are hand wrapped one of a kind wire wrap pendants adorned with beautiful (and sometimes very rare) stones! You can check out Jah Loves amazing work on his website at

Much Love,

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Support Local Music!!

Being so close to the Austin Tx, the Live Music Capital of the world, I have developed a love for talented local artists! There is something so exciting about having your own hometown band and watching them grow both in talent and with their career.
I have included a list of music from my area that I love, such a wide variety of talent and types of music! Feel free to comment and include your favorite hometown band!

- Jam Band - Dimitri's Ascent

- Bluegrass - Green Mountain Grass

- Hip Hop - Heroes

- Hip Hop - The Word Association

- Texas Honky Tonk - Joel Hofmann Band

- Rockabilly - The Skeletons

- Jam Band - Funkotron

I will be adding more to the list as time goes on! Enjoy :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Find me on Flickr!!

Find me on flickr! Im just starting to really get into it, the groups are so much fun and I love seeing more into the lives of my fellow etsians! (Link below)

Sticks and Stones on FLICKR

Putting a face to the designs!

Ive been making jewelry for about 15 years now but have always been too shy to put my face to my work! I always sold online and never let anyone know who I was. I have no idea why??
Finally this year I have learned to take pride in my work and put myself out there! The hardest thing was telling my boyfriend! He likes to make fun of me (playfully of course) for everything so I thought I would never hear the end of it! We live together so he was wondering why I was spending hours a day in my "Office"/ crafts room so I finally had to give in and show him my work! Much to my surprise he was very encouraging and PROUD! After telling him I was happy to tell anyone who asked, my parents were surprisingly proud as well.

It feels so much better to out in the open about my hobby/craft. Anyone out there who might be iffy about sharing their work with the world, think again!
Have a great weekend everyone :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

For your Teen!

Hello everyone! I cant believe that summer is almost over and Christmas is right around the corner! I decided to come up with a new style of necklace called the "Boyfriend". It was inspired by my 13 year old little brother who wanted me to make him a "Surfer" style necklace for his trip to the beach this summer! Its nicely priced at $10 so it can be a perfect gift for your son, nephew, or boyfriend! I plan to come up with many more necklaces like this before Christmas comes around!

Update: I thought I would include a picture of my handsome little brother in his "Boyfriend" style necklace!