Friday, December 2, 2011

Does Christmas sneak up on you too?

Christmas is fast approaching! If you're anything like me, it will sneak up behind you, poke you in the side and you'll scratch your head wondering where the time has gone and how can it possibly be December, let alone, Christmas!? Thanksgiving has come and gone, along with all the leftovers, and now I must really get on with my Christmas shopping. Jeepers, I almost forgot the Christmas decorations, and the cookies! Somewhere along the way I must get cards for my family members that are spread around the country and let them know that they are in our hearts this holiday season, as well as all year round! And then of course, there's always the pre-Christmas parties. Oh, wait, what am I going on about? We don't do all that partying, we leave that up to the younger generation. :-)
I've also been busy adding new wrap bracelets to my Bonanza site. I was looking for something new to make and saw them on a website and was blown away by the price! I researched them a bit, taught myself how to make them, decided that if I could do them at a more reasonable price, I could add them to my Bonanza site and share them with others looking for last minute gifts. And, as an added bonus, they're fun to make and the designs are endless. You can have words, names or phrases of your choice, knotted closures, button closures, and a variety of choices such as leather or suede to trap your beads between. You can also have a single, double, or triple wrap and even more if you choose. Of course, the price does increase as the wraps increase and according to the beads that are used. However, I always try to keep my items affordable for everyone. ;-)  Here's a sample of just a few:
Triple wrap bracelet
single wrap button closure

If you click on my site you can take a look at everything I have listed. I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.
Now, I better get busy on my list of things I must get done in the next 22 days.  A Very Merry Christmas to all!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Renaissance Faire at Bonanza Oct 1 - Oct 31

Bonanza is having their third annual Renaissance Faire from Oct 1 - Oct 31st. There are over 200 participants and I am one of them!  Everyone puts their items on sale and there are coupons from 10 - 50% off along with other surprises in individual booths. When you click the Bonanza  link you'll be taken to a list of all the participants.
At jewelrybylinda,  which is me, you'll find a coupon for 10% off your entire order and as you travel through my booth you'll find a recipe for a scrumdillyicious apple cake. FREE! Just copy it, follow the instructions and enjoy!
I'll be adding more items throughout the month so be sure to check in often! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Back!

I'm always amazed at how quickly and easily I get side tracked and run off course for days and months at a time! Back in May I put my Bonanza booth on vacation because I was going to go on vacation for a few weeks. I went to see my brother in Seattle and from there we visited my son and his family in Montana  and then returned to Seattle and stayed there for another week long visit. I love both places and always hate leaving my family behind when I return home. 
After returning home I  had my Grandson with me for the summer while my daughter worked and in order to give him lots of love and care I decided to just wait till school started again to put my booth back up for business.
Well, here it is, just one week till school starts, (jeepers the summer slid by quickly!) and I'm ready to jump back into the cyber world. I opened my booth last week and only have a few items there right now but will continue to add more as time permits. I check on things every day and as we move into our Fall and Winter months I'll be around even more! We still have a lot of lovely days ahead and I'm going to enjoy each and everyone!

Monday, April 4, 2011

2 Special Bonanza friends

I'd like to showcase 2 special Bonanza friends. Jazzy and Calcedonia. Both of these ladies take great pride in their handcrafted items and you won't go wrong doing business with them.
This first item is from Jazzy

 Jazzy handcrafts all her jewelry items and is very particular about her work. If she’s not pleased with something she’ll take it apart and start over until it meets her standards. If you need something customized just ask and she’ll be happy to help you.

Next is Calcedonia

 This adorable handcrafted blue and white  ensemble comes from Calcedonia and is fitted for 18inch dolls, American Girl or Springfield collection. All of  Calcedonia’s items are unique and one of a kind.  Stop by and see her scarves and hats for big girls too!
Calcedonia also does customized work and is a joy to know.

Manic Monday @ Bonanza

Every Monday in my booth at Bonanza I have a Manic Monday sale. It's a great day to buy some of your favorites  and get a great deal! Just click on the Manic Monday category on the left side of the page and get one item at regular price and the second, of equal or lesser value, FREE!!! For instance, you might like this stretch ring and choose these cat's eye pierced earrings as your free item. Stop by my  booth and see all the great choices. You can also find more great items by visiting this link and seeing all the other great Manic Monday sellers!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A few more of our great Bonanza sellers!

The following are a few sellers I've picked to showcase some of their great deals. If you click on their names you'll find a shortcut to each and every booth!





and last but not least is LuvMyBxr

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A little bragging for my fellow bonanza peeps ;)

Today I'd like to take the time to show a few items from some of the other Bonanza sellers so you can see all of the variety that you'll find in the Bonanza community. 

This first item comes from zenbreeze .  You will most definitely want to visit her booth, by clicking on her name above,and browse her gallery of  art
11x14 Print Mermaid Fantasy Ocean Seascape Sunset Fine Art   

      Siamese Cat Crow Raven Moon Art New  handmade           


Next we have darcy777 . Darcy will make you handmade soaps to delight you or maybe even crochet you an Easter egg :) Click her name and stop by for a visit!
Our next stop is with   EdHardylovr. If you like Ed Hardy, this is the place to shop! And you'll find a collection of other great items as well.
Last but not least is abbysattic . Abby likes collecting old china/porcelain, sterling silver flatware and etched crystal and occasionally they'll make there way into her booth along with other interesting items.

                 Cambridge Chantilly Creamer Sugar Sterling Sheffield Base

Well that's it for this time, but come back again and see if maybe your booth shows up. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little about me :)

Let me tell you a little about myself. I'm a mother to 4 wonderful children, a wife, a daughter and a grandmother to 6 lovely grandchildren. 4 years ago I left my job as a produce manager in a family owned grocery business. Lifting 50 lb crates all day long was starting to take a toll on my body and I just decided that my health was more important than the paycheck. Of course, that was right before our country took a nose dive and prices sky rocketed!!! I sometimes wonder if I was just the least bit hasty in throwing in the towel, because that pay check would sure come in handy now.For instance,  I recently went to the store and wanted to purchase a green pepper. As I started to drop it in the bag I looked at the price on the sign and almost swallowed my tongue! $2.00 for ONE pepper, ON SALE!!! And that wasn't by the pound it was EACH! My family laughs at me because I would often tell them stories of customers complaining about the produce prices and here I was doing the same thing. The difference is, I didn't grumble and complain in the aisle and make a spectacle of myself, I just politely removed the pepper from the bag and put it back with all the others that weren't being purchased, I didn't really need it that bad. I did tell my hubby tho, that this summer our garden was going to have peppers aplenty and I would chop and freeze as many as I could!! (Which, by the way, was something I didn't have time to do when I worked.)
Ok, I got a little side tracked, sorry. The first year I was off I spent my time cleaning, painting and doing all the chores that I didn't have time to do when I worked, but after all that was done I was like, ahmmm, hmmmm, now what can I do. Everybody I knew, worked. My children were all grown, and working, with families of their own. My hubby works odd hours and most of my time is spent trying to entertain myself. We live in the country, away from all the shopping malls or any other kind of entertainment so joining a gym, volunteering, or even working part time, was not something I considered. The gas alone would run us in to the poor house.
And all of that is what led me to making jewelry. I went on the computer one day to see if I could figure out how to make bracelets with some vintage buttons I had and now, here I am. I absolutely love making jewelry. My first attempts at it make me chuckle when I look at them, but hey, we all have to start somewhere. 
The pieces I make are not that out of the ordinary and are actually quite easy to do. I get loads of pleasure out of  creating something, no matter how simple or dainty it may be. I eventually got so much jewelry on hand that I had to find a way to share it with others and that's when i came across Bonanza . Bonanza is a place where I can  have a booth, post pictures and descriptions of my items and not pay anything until I sell it, and even then the fee is low. It's a user friendly site where the members help each other and friends can be made.. When I sold my first piece I practically did back flips, I could now technically say my hobby was sort of my job, and my days are filled doing something I love! Which, I need to check on a few things, so I'll continue with this a bit later. Maybe you'd like to take a little jaunt through my Bonanza booth? I'd be happy to have you stop by and while you're there you can visit others as well! :-)

Here's a sample of what you'll find there ;-)


Day 3

Ok I'm back for another try and I see I have another follower, that makes 2 and counting! LOL! I noticed in my previous post that I had a few things I could have done better. One being the link to my bonanza booth. Seems I need to figure out how to post  so that  becomes a link.
 bonanza That was a test, if it doesn't work just chalk it up to my inexperience and as I travel around this site I'll test a few other goodies. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My second attempt!

Well, as you may or may not be able to see, my blog has been sitting here with only a title for the past several months. I don't know why I feel so intimidated by this, but I do. I made mention in a forum at Bonanza, which is a wonderful website that I sell jewelry on, that if I got a few followers maybe it would motivate me to figure out how all this works. Low and behold, I got my first follower, and yuppers, I got motivated!!!!
Sadly, I have a dentist appointment this afternoon and must keep this short but I will be back to continue working on my blog and hopefully generate some interest. Until then, have a wonderful day, and check back to see how far I've gotten. :)
Oh, here, let me share a link with you to my jewelry site