Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! I am enjoying every one of them. I'm looking forward to responding to each of you. Not quite yet, though.
I've received a few emails alerting me to the fact that some of you are having trouble commenting. I'm sorry about that. What has worked for some is this; you first have to "join" my blog via gmail and then miraculously it allows you to comment! Mysteries of blogger, eh? Please don't hesitate to email if you're having trouble with getting the comment feature to work.
We have another week or so till the giveaway ends. Yes, we have a guest judge! No pressure for you there! :)
BTW, I kind of thought you would all be worried that a sweet little child was sitting on the back of a big dangerous gator. Not so, you're all feeling sorry for the gator! Really, she weighed all of 45 pounds. It didn't hurt the gator! Besides that was his claim to fame. He's a star afterall not a purse!
Hello guys and gals,
How presumptuous of me! I meant Hello fanci and Petra, and welcome to Stregata and Alice.
Thanks to all of you helpful ladies- I appreciate the pointers and kind words. Fanci is an amazing blog mentor, and I'm sure she appreciates all the pointers you're sharing with me too. Aren't ya fanci? Getting a bit of a break, eh?
So you're wondering if I've been up to anything this week, are you? Oh yeah, I've been busy. I'm sporting two lovely suitcases under my eyes as proof. And not just puny little carry-ons either, the big ones. Mega bags! Xtra large like my pictures for you gals
Want to see? Before my BIG announcement? Why yes, there's a big announcement later on. Stay with me here.
I listed this
And these that have fossil seashells caught in a whirlwind. That's exactly what you were thinking when you saw them, isn't it? Yup, great minds think alike! hmmmm or do fools seldom differ?
and for those of you who are a tad bit more cultured, there's these
Black tourmaline and quartz with textured tin and sterling.
Just now listed these beauties
Modern Victorian Assemblage 2. Yes, there's a 1, but I jumped ahead as I'm prone to do.
A few more, bear with me... then the BIG announcement you've all been waiting for!
these have lovely buttery Hessonite stones. Aren't they yummy?
Upcycled printed tin with gravel texture, czech beads and blackened Vintaj embossed metal.
"She loves me, she loves me not". The earrings are sweet, she's not. She's a vamp. Sad story, really. anyway.....
You've paid your dues, you suffered through all those photos. A chore, I know....
So now the news... dadadaduh.
It's a GIVEAWAY people!!!!
now is when you pretend to be excited.
and here's what you can win cuz you know you really really want some of my jewels.
now is when you pretend to want some of my jewels...
did I give you enough time there? ok let's move on then..
here's the loot, count em, THREE!
hmmm I said three, didn't I? well yes, I sure did.
C'mon you guys, you know there has to be a little suspense.
So here's what you need to do. Write a comment. Ask a question.
Teach me something I don't already know. Wait, that's too easy. Scratch that.
Comments and questions.
My favorite, most interesting ones win!
I might even have a surprise comment judge. Just you wait and see. so you might have to impress two, yes two people! Not so easy as it seemed, eh? You thought since there's only 5 of you reading this blog that it was going to be super simple to win, didn't you?
hahahahahahahaha (fiendish laugh inserted here)
speaking of inserting things, I really wanted to show you some things from fanci's new shop listings. and of course, being the best blog mentor ever, she did explain how to do it, how to have multiple windows open at once and copy listings and, really? but......I'm too tired to try some new blog process and risk losing, well you know what happened last time. Anyway, check out her Mother Of Pearl locket necklace. Insanely cool. And the sold section for her latest bird bracelet and drusy earrings. Not that it does any good to see what we missed out on, grumble grumble
And Petra's blog has some wonderful new xtra large pictures of her clay eye candy. You've got to see her sea glass rings. the glass is all melty in the clay. LOVE IT! And you know, btw, she lives by the sea, so the sea glass in those rings is the real thing. And the silver fern on black ceramic is amazing. If you've not visited her site before, I recommend after you enjoy her jewels and new bead collections, you do know about her bead collections, don't you? that you peruse some of her older posts as well. my oh my, that woman lives in an incredibly beautiful spot!
So if I had figured it out, you could have just gone straight to each listing. But c'mon, my descriptions have enticed you to go see their cool stuff, even if you have to navigate through their sites, right? right? And you can click on the links to their sites so really, how hard is that?
ok so you were expecting an interesting animal of the week photo? ok then....
how's this for interesting?
now before any of you think this is a terrible idea, let me just say, that no children were harmed in the making of this photo. In fact, said child thought this was great fun.
yeah, yeah, the gator's jaws were taped shut and a bunch of gator handlers were surrounding them just out of the shot. so settle down people.