Saturday, February 13, 2010

Small Blessings - Circle of Friends

Amazing blessings happen everyday.

Both Glitz and I are forever amazed at the wonderful friends we are continuously making as members of ETSY.  We find, are found and discover precious folks all over the net.  At times during the day,  we just take a minute and discuss, in total amazement, the special blessings we receive from awesome folks who touch our lives in the most unexpected ways.

I wanted to share a few of those moments with all o' you'll (That's Texanize for YOU)

A potential customer, new to ETSY, was clicking away at all the lovely things she saw in Glitz's shop, not realizing that she was actually creating an invoice.  LOL, so when she was done, she suddenly found she owed quite a bill to us.  She convo'ed her mistake and we quickly reversed the purchase.  The next day, she was back with another order and this message.

GlitzGlitter  - Your jewelry is amazing! I had a difficult time narrowing things down and am very happy I found your etsy sites! The "bubbly" pieces that I purchased have special meaning to me. My sister-in-law always has a saying for when we are troubled, "just put it in a bubble and blow it away"! That has followed through my family, and we have been known to send 6 packs of bubbles through the mail at various times. 

Well, my sister was just diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a skinny-minnie-multi-pack of lime-green ribbon tied bubbles arrived for her, from my daughter, just in time to overlap with my visit 'home' for her chemo, head shaving, and birthday celebration. Right before we left, the three sisters together blew bubbles with each other, in fresh fallen snow, to blow our cares away! It was a very memorable and tender moment! The bubble jewelry that you have made will find homes with these sisters. Thanks for sharing our circle! 

(Name Removed)

Did we cry?  You bet your sweet *ss, we did!

As a Valentine's Day  gift to new, undiscovered, or renewed shops on ETSY, we (a few fellow ETSYians, Glitz and myself) decided to make our next Treasuries totally out of these folks.  We all called our Treasuries,  "Love To A Stranger" Here's mine;

As is customery, I sent out a little note letting everyone know this was the treasury they were featured in and to have a Happy Valentine's day, 
when I got this note back,

BeadFrenZ - Thank you for noticing my work, even more for the wish of luck. I noticed that you give 5 percent to the cancer society. I have a low grade blood cancer myself, and was wondering, if you don't mind, how has cancer touched your life?
All the Best,

(Name Removed)

Did we cry?  You bet your sweet *ss, we did!

Any wonder why we support ETSY Project Embrace? 

To make your own donation online, visit our personal fundraising page.

Jet Of The Day

On Thursday, February 11, 2010

Glitz Glitter was featured on (JET) Jewelry On ETSY TEAM's Blog

Gorgeous Handmade Gemstone, Pearl
and Crystal Jewelry by GlitzGlitter

When I looked at GlitzGlitter's shop this morning I was very impressed - in the most positive way. This is a really cool shop. This handmade jewelry is made to accent the gorgeous briolettes, beads and drops that are the focal points of these pretty earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets and Wire Wrapped Rings. These styles are made in several metals and with all types of drops and beads - so they're available in a great price range.

If you like hoop earrings with gemstone drops, take a look at the Golden Amber Brick Red Garnet 14k Gold Filled Hoop Earrings, featuring multicolored garnet briolettes. The sparkling colors of the garnet match perfectly with the gold filled hoops.

Check out the Swarovski Ruby Crystal Briolette Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace for a sparkling accent! If you like a more serene look, the pretty Lavender Frosted Pink Amethyst Teardrop Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace might be what you've been looking for ...

A piece I really liked was the Violet Purple Recycled Glass Sterling Silver Necklace. It has a cool bead with a fabulous matte finish that looks like seaglass; its perfect on a silver cable chain.

The Plum Purple Czech Glass Teardrop Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace is a good match for the featured earrings shown in the photo above. The Grape Purple Teardrop Oxidized Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings were made with color coated copper wire and beautiful glass teardrops.

You'll find a great mix of other jewelry designs too. The White Freshwater Pearl and Black Cherry Garnet Sterling Silver Necklace is gorgeous; the Mint Green Moss Prehnite Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Bracelet is a pretty sparkling green color; and the electric blue Aqua Blue Zebra Striped Mother of Pearl Coin Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are just stunning!

I could go on for a long time, because there are over 400 handmade jewelry items in this shop! I recommend taking your time and really exploring here, because there is going to be a lot you'll like. Visit and bookmark GlitzGlitter today ... you'll want to make this one of your regular online shopping destinations!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Signs of Old Age

I thought you would want to know about this e-mail virus. Even the most advanced programs from Norton or McAfee cannot take care of this one.    

It appears to affect those who were born prior to 1960. 


1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. done that! 

2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail ! that too!

3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person. yep! 

4. Causes you to   send it back to the person who sent it to you. Really?

5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.  well darn! 

6. Causes you to hit "SEND" before you've finished. Ohno - not again! 

7. Causes you to hit "DELETE" instead of "SEND."   and I just hate that! 

8. Causes you to hit "SEND" when you should "DELETE." Oh No! 

9.  (I'm adding this one)  Causes you to "SEND" the "REPY" to yourself when it was meant for someone else.  I am famous for this one.

If you feel you are displaying any of the above symptoms, please don't bother calling a computer tech.  He probably already has the infection too!  
At least I have a name for it now and feel so much better...

Before I forget, we have joined ETSY Project Embrace, an etsy team, dedicated to the awareness and cure for cancer.  5% of all sales at both Glitz Glitter and BeadFrenZ is donated to the American Cancer Society.  
If you don't find what you are looking for with us, search: teamepe for other fine sellers also donating to the cause... 
Oops, have I already told you?  Blame the virus!

Monday, February 1, 2010

TV News St Louis, MO Station KSDK

TV News Station KSDK has a weekly program called Craftmom featuring Julia Sandvoss.  Last Friday, Julia went on camera sporting the "First Kiss" necklace she purchased from Glitz Glitter Creations and her matching Special Order earrings.  We are honored.

To see the complete video of the show, we are providing the link here Craftmom.

Thanks Julia and BTW You look FABULOUS!