Thrift Store Finds Help Create Nature Friendly Haven In My Yard!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thrift stores make my creative side squeal with joy!

My mind goes into overdrive and I have to seriously monitor myself. I make a specific budget for the project at hand and don't allow myself to go over that. It definatley adds to the excitement of thrift shopping because I really have to dig to find what will fit into my budget :)

My daughter inspired me with her raised garden this year, and with her bee waterers. The bee population is declining, and it scares the crap out of me. I added several bee friendly flowering plants to my yard this year in hopes of attracting more bees, and to help our neighbor up the street who keeps bees. Don't want the colony to decline, I love buying his honey :)

 I struck out Sunday with me bestie in search of items to add to my yard for watering and feeding the insects and animals in my yard. $20 limit. We hit the thrift store and dollar store and collected these fun things (minus the pliers). Glass tea cups with handle, wire, marbles, silver sugar bowls, small crock and candle plate.

I have a closet organizer hanging in my tree, lined with burlap and soil to plant flowers in. These little cups hang perfectly from it!!! Added some grain, and it is buffet time for the birds.

I have a couple shepherds hooks in the yard that need something hanging from them. Wrapped the candle plate in wire, added the marbles and hung it from the hook. Add some water, just to the top of the marbles, and you have a safe surface for bees and dragonflies to land on and drink with no worries of drowning!!!!

Same principle here with this little crock! Placed it in the middle of my roses.

A wrought iron wall decoration was perfect to hang the little silver sugar bowls off of and fill with grain, and water.

It is the little things we can do to make our corner of the planet a little more safe and secure. Now the fun begins with sitting the yard, painting and watching all the critters take delight in their new feeders and waterers !!!!

Christmas in July Sale This Week Only - 30% Off!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Hippie Super Powers!!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

What is your hippie super power?

Mine is Peace, love and strength to endure.
Look deep into yourself, what do you feel, what do you see, what do you hear? Is that your super power? Is it love? Respecting others? Laughter? Playfulness?

Find it and share with everyone around you to save your corner of the planet!!!!

Earring Club - New From Just A Tish Designs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I've done it! I have made an earring club.

I got a call from my daughter, who had been brainstorming about my business, after talking to several of her friends when they asked her about her jewelry.  She says, "Ma! you need to do a club - an earring club." We chatted, hashed out some ideas, created a road map - and guess what!?! It is live!!!!

The most fun to come out of Just A Tish Designs! It's easy! Whether shopping for yourself or for someone else - fun is sure to be had by everyone! This is a purchase for the adventurous spirit. The person who loves a surprise. Don't hint at what your favorite color or stone is. If you feel like you need to be in control, and getting a surprise package in the mail works your nerves - this is not for you. If you have sensitive ears, and have metal allergies, this is not the purchase for you. It is meant to be a TOTAL surprise and fun. Let's keep it that way ;)

It will be fun, there are 3 options of the level of commitment you want to make.

Monthly -

3 Month purchase

12 Month purchase

Kinda like this -

You choose which option works best for you - a monthly purchase, a 3 month purchase or a 12 month purchase, then sit back and let me do the rest. Your first pair of earrings should ship in about three days after your purchase. After that, depending on what option you chose, earrings will ship out the first Monday of the month.

Let me break it down for you -

Monthly - (The Test Drive)

You will make your initial purchase, just as you would any Etsy purchase. You will receive a pair of earrings, artists choice. Earrings are valued between $15 and $20. It is just like making any Etsy purchase, you are only doing it once, the only difference, I am choosing the earrings for you.

3 months - (The Dare Devil)

You will pay up front for 3 pairs of earrings. Because you are paying up front, you are already saving $2 per pair! Sit back and relax, I will do the rest. Once a month for 3 months, you will get a surprise package in the mail - You will receive a pair of earrings, artists choice. Earrings are valued between $15 and $20. But I'm not done yet! Once you have fulfilled your commitment, and have have received all 3 pairs of earrings, on the 4th month, you will receive a free pair!!! Returns or refunds will void the free gift.

12 months - (All In)
This is the best deal!
You will pay up front for 12 pairs of earrings. Because you are paying up front you are already saving $5 per pair!!! Sit back and relax, I will do the rest. Once a month for the next 12 months, you will get a surprise package in the mail - You will receive a pair of earrings, artists choice. Earrings are valued between $15 and $20. But I'm not done yet!! Once you have fulfilled your commitment, and you have received all 12 pairs of earrings, on the 13th month, you will receive a free necklace valued between $35 and $50!!! Returns or refunds will void the free gift.

And as always - Free shipping!!!

The rest is up to you! Make your choice today!

Rhyolite and Jasper Necklace

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Here is the first of my designs using this years Spring palette that I wrote about in my last entry.
Rhyolite focal stone with jasper, swarovski crystal and light blue glass beads.  I pulled the colors for the beads from the focal stone.

Jasper is a tender stone allowing itself to bestow gentleness on the wearer.

I am always in awe at the color combinations that are found in nature that just work!

Pantones Spring 2015 Colors - Love them!

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Pantone Colors for 2015 are very exciting to me. So cool and light. Very inviting. The official color names are:
14-4313 Aquamarine
16-4725 Scuba Blue
14-5714 Lucite® Green
19-4052 Classic Blue
14-1213 Toasted Almond
16-1720 Strawberry Ice
15-1247 Tangerine
13-0720 Custard
18-1438 Marsala
14-4102 Glacier Gray

What I see is Lapis, Rhodonite, Carnelian, Turquoise, Jade and some fun Jaspers. From these stones come a very common theme - love, self love, self confidence - I can't wait to play around with my stones and make some fun jewelry for this Spring.

It's gonna be a great year!

Fun New Dangle Necklaces!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I am all about the dangle, the charm look. I keep going back to this type of design.

When I first started making jewelry it was just a natural progression to hand wrap beads and hang them on chain. Just the next step in learning jewelry design, so to speak.

I re visited that old design and have come up with these :)

I call these "Anything Goes"

This is a fun idea to use up the one offs that you have laying around from other designs. It makes a great collection of color, textures and sizes.  Even as you re purpose your older jewelry, set a couple beads behind, and you can make a memory necklace for yourself!!!!!

Right now these are only available locally at The Green Monkey, but I promise you will be seeing them soon in my Etsy store!!!

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