Support Local Artists - Have A Home Party!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016




Do you love jewelry, hand made purses, door decorations? Do you love it when it is free? I thought so :)



Live in the Raleigh, NC area? Host a jewelry party, and I will bring the store to you! Don't live here? Don't let that stop you, you can host a party online!!

Have the party in your home - No ordering! The product is right there, take it home with you the same night!  It's called a floating party. Schedule your party to last a few hours, example 5PM - 7PM. Tell your friends to stop by. All the jewelry will be set up and ready for them to browse. No pressure, no schpeal, no marketing schemes! Use the time to shop, catch up with your friends, and have a good time!
OR
Have the party online (even if you live in the area, don't have to clean your house :) - orders are shipped the following day to the person who made the order. (*) The responsibility of delivery is off your shoulders! Seamless. It is super easy. Create an event on Facebook, and invite all of your friends. The event can last a maximum of 3 weeks. Post links from my Etsy store and some back to my Facebook page and let the shopping begin! I will issue you a special comment code for your friends to used when placing an order on Etsy. That way I know the sales came from your party.



You and your friends have ample time to shop, and chat about items, even message me or comment on my fan page about custom orders you would like to have. Remember, all items are one of a kind, I don't intentionally duplicate pieces, if there is a piece you are looking at, don't wait too long, when it is gone, it is gone. Orders ship to the buyer immediately, no need to wait til all orders are in! When the event is over, I will tally up all of the sales, and 10% of the sales, goes back to the hostess/host of the event in free jewelry or other hand made gifts!!!!!


Example - $1000 in sales, $100 worth of free hand made gift items!!!!
And it doesn't stop there!
If the event does $2000 or more in sales, the hostess/host of the event gets a LIFETIME 30% off coupon code to use in my shop anytime.
What is stopping you!!! Create your shopping event today and message me for your comment code!

Check out my prices on my Etsy Store and see how much that gets you!

Email me - tish at justatish.com!! Lets get this party started!!!!


So yeah, you heard me right! Happy shopping!!!!


*Due to the weight of some items, there is shipping costs that will have to be added to the online order. But as always, shipping on jewelry is free!


And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind

All of my creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit.

Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry made with love!

Tips For Getting Back Into Blogging

Friday, September 9, 2016

Getting back into blogging can be hard after a hiatus. What do I blog about? How to I find my flow? How do I prevent the "sit and stare", you know, when you type two words and sit and stare at your screen hoping for the words to just pour out of you?

I am in this same boat. I used to be a consistent blogger. 5 days a week. Exploring different techniques, show casing different artists, how tos', DIY's, product reviews. I had a great formula. Then I chose a different career path, and found I had less time to blog. So instead of making myself stressed by worrying about where my next blog post was coming from, I just put it on hold. I may want to come back to it, I may be inspired and have a great topic to share. 

What went from blogging 5 days a week turned into 2 times or less a month. 

And you know what? That is OK!

Since I am beginning again, I thought I would share some tips I have used to put myself back out there. 
 
1. Just do it! Seriously, sit down and do it. Make your first post - "I'm Back!." Don't pick up from where you left off. You are a different person now than what you were before. Grow your blog again, just as you have grown. 

2. Be consistent. Start small or go big, it is up to you, but be consistent. For example, commit to blogging two days a week to start. Give yourself time to jot down and flesh out ideas. As you gain momentum add and extra day. 

3. Rearrange your office. Get a new perspective.

4. Get a sketch book, composition book, note cards, keep them with you at all times. When inspiration hits, jot it down. That could be your next blog post!

5. Get back in touch with your favorite bloggers, find out what they have been blogging about. Let someone inspire you. 

6. Brain dump, brain dump, brain dump. As crazy as it sounds, it works. Just start writing. Let the words fall out, even if they are nonsense and are not on topic, let them out. Go back and clean it up later. You may have three topics going on at once and don't know it until you get all the words out. 

7. Have fun!


Below is my brain dump. Below is what my first blog post after hiatus was going to be about. As I wrote, I got a different idea, and now this post has become a post on getting back into the swing of things. 

See how it works!



"I would love to have a dog but I just can't afford one" 
I hear this a lot, and huge kudos to you for knowing that having pets is a big expense to give proper care. 
That being said, let's find a way for you to have the love and companionship of a dog or a cat with little to no expense! 
why is it expensive, how can it be free

I am talking about fostering for local rescues and shelters.

i need coffee

First you have to ask yourself, am I strong enough to do this. This is a very important question, because if you become a foster failure (i have 3 times now) then you have just done what you said you can't do - afford a pet. jldlskdflskdfjlksdlkjsldkjfsldkfjslkdjflskjfdakljdfowiegoaskjdfkasjdflksjdflksjdflksj You have to be strong because some rescue groups don't understand the damage they are doing by pushing people to adopt pets. 

fosters can be desperate and pushy. be kind with these words


You hear it all the time from fosters "he is up for adoption!" "don't you think he is cute! you should adopt him!" and when you tell them "no, I can't afford a dog, or no, I already have a dog" they keep after you. desperate to place that dog in a home, so they can pull another dog from a shelter. 

adopt don't shop

desperate can be the death of that animal - because that foster may find a home that the person was not strong enough to say no and now has a pet they can't afford, and that pet just went back to the shelter. 

don't forget to call about my sewing machine, get the car from the shop

So I am strong enough, what do you I do?

Contact local shelters and rescue groups to inquire about becoming a foster

what am i doing? how am i gonna start blogging again?

Foster for your local county shelter
ASPCA 
Local rescue groups
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There is an example of my process. I hope it inspires you get back into your groove and share your thoughts with the world.

And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind

All of my creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit.

Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry made with love!


Fresh off the Bench! Sterling and American Beauty Turquoise

Thursday, August 25, 2016


These are those everyday earrings :)

So easy
Cut 18" sterling wire to 4.5"
Use your round nose pliers to make a small loop on the ends.
Find the middle and bend the wire up - using an ink pen or something similar to bend the wire around to make the bottom of the loop.
Hammer slightly to give strength and texture
Add any stone, bead, crystal so forth for a focal
Attach a jump ring to the top loops and add an earring wire
Wear and be fabulous!


American beauty turquoise is a beautiful bright blue stone, full of healing. So much healing in fact, it is called the Master Healer.  No wonder people who are on a spiritual journey are drawn to turquoise!

And as always,

All of my creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit.

Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry made with love!



Apatite - Creativity

Friday, July 15, 2016

I went to the bead show last weekend to look for some beads for a custom order, some new strands to spark my creativity because I am doing a trunk show at The Purple Loft Art Gallery in OKC in Aug, and to look for some apatite for myself. I wasn't for sure what I wanted in this stone. Did I want beads for a necklace or bracelet? Maybe some earrings. Did I want a small stone for wrapping for a pendant? I figured I would let the stones talk to me while I was shopping and see what happened. 

There were so many beautiful stone bead strands there, it was hard to keep my focus. I had to touch all of them!!! I think I did well choosing my selection, and the creations have started to flow!


While shopping I walked by this little beauty three times. The last time by, it was time to commit. It was talking to me saying, "you are a pendant wearer, I am perfect for a pendant!!!" So I obliged, and bought it. I wrapped it in sterling silver, and the wire went around it almost by itself!


Gemstones that you wear around your neck are the ones that affect your personality.  These are also close to your heart which works with your desires.  Apatite is used by artists and others who wish to have more creativity in their lives to increase their creativity and imagination.  It may be used as an interface point between consciousness and matter to translate our humanitarian aspirations into healing, information, communication and teaching.  It supports creative ideas and bringing them into reality, as well as developing the business skills needed to make a living from one's passions.


I love this little stone, and can't wait to go on our journey together.

And as always,

All of my creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit.

Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry made with love!







Little Charms Sending a Big Message - Charm Necklaces

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Charms are the big thing heading into fall 2016 according to Harper's. 
I love the simple statement that a charm cluster makes. That simple statement by no means is less powerful in the right combinations. 

This piece is light blue hand made ceramic bead with little spots. It is playful with the seed bead charms,  and the color blue let's people know you are a believer in peace. Paired with a tiny chalcedony bead for brotherhood, and look at what you are saying! 



 This tiny charm cluster of calcite, amethyst, labradorite and swarovski crystal is a message of peace. Amethyst is the stone of peace and labradorite and calcite reduce stress. Beautiful!!!
All of my creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit.

Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry made with love!

Where to Find me in May!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I will be all around the area in May, first at the Friends of the Page Walker House, May 7th for Herb Fest
http://friendsofpagewalker.org/

I will be joining my friends Judie and Julie. We will have the cutest boutique booth there!! Jewelry, prayer flags, wreaths, coasters, cards, seed packs so much!!!! Here is an example







Then again on May 14th in Fuquay-Varina, NC for the CreateFest!! Family fun with music, art and food!! Come out and dance with me!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/967577063279504/
I will have new designs just for these events, don't miss out!

Welcome March and Spring!!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

March is here, and welcome Spring!!!!

I am excited about the changes in the weather, the green grass, the white blooms of the bradford pear and decluttering!!!

I think we all start to re access ourselves after the first of the year. We ask things like, where am I going, what am I doing as the calendar re sets. Sometimes it is hard to begin when the days are dark and cold, but as spring comes, I know I put it into high gear and start to get things done!!!

I am applying to more galleries with my paintings, starting to do more events, like First Friday and applying to festivals. Moving and shaking to get my creations out to the public, locally and across the internet. I am more recently motivated, and I contribute that to the weather. 

To help with my focus, I have switched out my pendant from my moonstone to gaspeite. Gaspeite is for de cluttering and perfect to help keep me on track. 


So here is to doing big things, staying on track and accomplishing my goals of creating new works of art to share with my friends!!


And as always..
I send you love and peace.
Be blessed!
 
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