Air Kisses

In my last post I told you there was an exciting reason (besides the obvious cool-factor) that I have an ad on my friend Fidget’s site. If you haven’t already heard, to celebrate the new home of her widely-read blog Finding Yourself Despite Yourself, Fidget is holding Blogstravganza, a sweepstakes featuring handcrafted prizes sponsored by a variety of artists and designers. There are four prize packages including my Pearl Cascade Earrings shown above (ARV. $90.). You can enter daily through Saturday, September 22 2007 at 11:59 pm EST by filling out the form here.
Be sure to read the sweepstakes rules first! Good luck!

I recently joined etsyBEAD, a street team for Etsy sellers who make or use beads in their work. I'm having a blast participating in the etsyBEAD Theme Week (EBTW) sale! From September 9-15 the theme is Dressed Up Denim. You can find the sale items every week by searching for the tag EBTW at I received a warm welcome into the group too; I was surprised to be featured in several treasuries by Cassowary Jewelry, and I’m currently in one by Paolo Designs Limited. Treasuries are collections curated by Etsy members and they only last 2-3 days, so look here now! [expired]

My Vintage Lucite Rose Earrings were featured in the EtsyBloggers Carnival of Colors in an online collage by El, a Saipan-based artist who runs Tantalizing Stitches. She's also a dedicated animal activist - a portion of her crochet sales go to rescue projects, and she manages the new Etsy for Animals shop, with 100% of the proceeds going to the animals.

Thank you to all of you mentioned above for introducing me to your friends.
Mwah! Mwah!

Gems and Findings
  • BUST Magazine recently announced its call for artists for the 2007 Holiday Craftacular. Now in its third year, the event will host over 200 vendors, DJs, dancing, and drinks. The shopping party will run from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, December 8 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the heart of New York City. The BUST Craftacular vendor application and list of FAQs can be found here. Applications are online only, and must be submitted by October 15, 2007.
  • On September 4 the House of Valentino confirmed the retirement of Valentino and his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. They will do one more ready-to-wear show and one more Haute Couture season ending in January 2008.
  • Scientists believe they have found the world's oldest diamonds in the Australian outback.
Pearls of Wisdom

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
~ Dr. Seuss

Pearl Cascade earring photo by me, Glamorosi, all other photos in this post are the property of and are published here by written permission of the respective artists.

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