Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Do you LOVE Venice????

Do you love Venice, Italy and all that goes with it? It's such a romantic place with it's canals, gondolas, it's beautiful architecture and art. How can you NOT love it? I personally think that the venetian glass is phenomenal. For me, the artistry is first rate. I wanted to create some fun jewelry that could be worn everyday with shorts and a t-shirt or that could be dressed up for a night on the town. Venetian glass is so sparkly, so it wasn't too hard to accomplish.

To create the necklace, I used a 30 mm Aquamarine Venetian Glass Coin from Artbeads. Then I paired the focal bead with a sterling silver chain, a bali silver toggle clasp, jasper rounds, and 6 mm Czech fire-polished Madeira Topaz beads.

For the bracelet and earrings, I used 14 mm Aquamarine Venetian Glass Rounds.

I got most of my jewelry supplies from Artbeads. I can always count on Artbeads to help me create beautiful pieces of art.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Just listed in my shoppe:

For a short time I will be offering a Buy One, Get One FREE special on these domino pendants. If you don't see one that suits you in my shoppe, contact me and we can discuss creating something special.

Hurry, this offer won't last long.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wacky Kracker Giveaway Winner Is......

Here is your random number:


Timestamp: 2009-05-23 00:55:06 UTC

Congrats to jemscout425. You are the winner of 5 sheets (that's a whopping 100 personalized round address stickers). All the labels must have the same design and personalization. Please redeem your prize within 30 days.

Thanks to all who participated.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A WEDDING in a BOX-Hammi Jammi Special

Mention this ad when you call and you will receive 15% off your entire order.

Why not give your attendants jewelry that they will wear again and again?

Give the perfect bridesmaid gift! Show your bridal party your appreciation with a special personalized gift from the heart. Friendship charm bracelets are perfect gifts to thank bridesmaids for being part of your special day. They can be done in almost any theme you would like using the color combination of your choosing. Made out of sterling silver chain and rhodium plated charms (friend charm is sterling) with Swarovski cystals. These are really are nice presents for someone special.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Find

I am always looking for good deals on beading supplies and new websites for inspiration. Recently I was was approached by a company (I was not aware of) to do some blogging for them. This company is Aunties Beads. I was really quite impressed with their selection of jewelry supplies, beads, and findings and really encourage you to check out their site. They have tiered pricing (so the more you buy the more you save) and they also have a Beaders Advantage Club where you can accumulate points for your purchases, get free shipping, and get 10% off all your purchases (including sale merchandise). There is a physical store located in Southlake, TX.

I wound up getting several products from their online store and have created some really beautiful (in my opinion) pieces of jewelry. The first is a turquoise and coral necklace, bracelet, and earring set. To make these items I used 10mm turquoise rounds, 12mm red bamboo coral carved diamond stands, and 4 mm flat bali spacers.

The next pieces I created using 12mm lampwork glass beads. I think black and white is so classic.

Then I also made 2 different bracelets using 14mm ceramic round beads and 17mm ceramic square beads.

So check out all the great jewelry supplies at Aunties Beads. I hope I provided some inspiration!!! Happy Beading!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wacky Cracker Stationary Giveaway

Whenever I need birthday invitations or announcements the first place I look is the Wacky Kracker online store. Casey and her husband who creates and draws the majority of the stationery designs have a wide variety of products in whimsical designs available for your purchase.

Casey has graciously offered to do a giveaway. Do you want to win these awesome circle address labels? She is giving away 5 sheets of these stickers (that's a total of 100 stickers). All the sheets must have the same personalization and design. This contest is only open to US residents and the free products must be redeemed within 30 days of the contest ending.

Are you wondering how to win? This is what you need to do for a total of 3 entries:

1) Go to the Wacky Kracker blog and become a follower (1 entry)

2) Leave me a comment about what products are your favorite from the Wacky Kracker online store (1 entry)

3) Sign up to follow the Hammi Jammi Jewelry blog (1 entry)

The contest begins Saturday, May 16 at midnight EST and will end on Friday, May 22 at 8 pm EST.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

For The Hip, Young Mom

Everyone seems to LOVE my domino pendants and pins that I've created. So, I thought I would make one to celebrate motherhood. I hand stamped a mother and child figure onto a painted domino. I added sterling silver 18 gauge half hard wire wrapping and then I have a Sworovski crystal dangling from the wrapping. This crystal symbolizes the month of January. I can add up to 5 crystals to a pendant. Here's a picture of what I made.

I'd love to hear your comments. If you are interested in one of these for yourself, you can contact me through this blog and I will set up a listing for you in my shoppe. I'm thinking these cool, hip necklaces will range in price from $35-$40 depending on how many crystals you need.

Looking forward to your thoughts!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother In Law

I know that I am lucky and blessed to have a mother-in-law that I love and get along with. She is such a strong lady...stronger than she gives herself credit for. She raised the man who I love to be a caring father and wonderful spouse. She helps us whenever she can with our children and her grandchildren. She has a devoted and supportive group of friends, many whom she's had for 30 years or more. She truly is a special lady which is evidenced by all the lives that she touches.

So when trying to think of something to give her for Mother's Day (because I think of her as my mother too). I wanted to make something that was as vibrant and beautiful as she is. I think I came up with something appropriate.

Too bad she doesn't read my blog. Maybe I'll let her read it after she gets her gift. I think she knows how I feel about her but I bet she would like to see it in writing.

Happy Mother's Day to all the special woman out there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just listed....

This was just listed in my shoppe. I thought it would be perfect for bridesmaids or for Mother's Day!

I would love to know what you think!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook...Saturday, May 2, 2009

For Today, May 2, 2009...

Outside my window... Nightfall

I am thinking... I can not believe 6 years has gone by since I had my first baby. The time has gone so quickly.

I am thankful for... a wonderful family, a successful birthday party, and just being surrounded by my sister, brother in law, and little nephew.

From the kitchen... It's all cleaned up from our family party...meatball sandwiches, salad, chips and of course, cake!!!

I am wearing... jean capris and a maroon long sleeved shirt with a domino pendant.

I am reading... Nothing at the moment. I need to get to the library.

I am hoping... that I get a good night's sleep tonight. I'm tuckered out.

I am creating... the favors for the MOMS Club banquet coming up.

I am hearing... Brennon and Aunt Shelley talking about football positions.

Around the house... everything is pretty much in order. I have some wash to do (but that's a never ending cycle).

One of my favorite things... seeing my husband interacting with my boys.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Brennon has off from school on Tuesday so we'll do something fun, Yoga on Tuesday night, MOMS Club banquet on Friday.

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