Friday, August 15, 2008

"Talent at eSmarts - Art You Can Wear"

“eSmarts” Guild Team, an Etsy Team, is lucky to have found an extraordinary artist who also happens to be a Marketing Maven. From her blog "My Gemstone Box" and very active group participation in “eSmarts” Yahoo Group, Diane informs and educates the team with marketing tips and tricks to help us navigate the jungle of Social Marketing sites on the World Wide Web.

As lucky as we are to get an experienced marketer in our midst, even better is the artist and her work. Fine gemstones, pearls and precious metals combine to create “simple yet elegant jewelry that is art you can wear”.

A wife and mother with a full time job as a Quality Engineer for a Rhode Island printing company, yet this giving artist still finds time to help the more IT challenged of us sign up for Flickr and LinkedIn, We Love Etsy and Scoutle, all the while creating and posting to Etsy her beautiful hand made creations.

See more of Diane’s “art you can wear” at her Etsy store UnicornGem1994 and figure out what LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr and many more are at “My Gemstone Box”. .

Art you can wear, what a wonderful vision.
Check out my blog/shop at A Beaded Affair and
my Etsy Store also A Beaded Affair

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sterling Heshi and Pearls

New in my Ecrater Shop Sterling Heshi and Fresh Water Pearls. What's Heshi? Hundreds of teeny tiny tubes of sterling threaded like a bead and it creates a light as a feather necklace that is a true pleasure to wear. Elegant and simple with a scattering of pink, white and peach fresh water pearls.

Check out my Etsy shop, A Beaded Affair, for more exciting creations in pearls, natural gems, sterling, gold and copper.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not Your Mothers Pearls

Posted by PicasaFresh water pearls combined with micro faceted blue sapphire.
When you hear that combination, if you are like me, you think of a strand of pearls with a sapphire clasp. But when the sapphires are as beautiful as these, why hide them in the back where no one would ever see them.
Now available in my Etsy shop, 3 strands of incredible white fresh water pearls combined with about 8-9 carats of micro faceted cornflower blue sapphire beads. These are the real thing. Fine pearls, fine color and accented with sterling clasp and professional fininshing. Inside length of 17 1/2 inches.
Prefer it in black pearls, different gems? email me at and design one just for you.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tag Your It??

It has been a very long time since I last played tag. In fact, I can't remember playing tag since my daughter, now 27, was a very little girl. Apparently, however, I have been tagged in a "Pyramid Scheme" tag game with other members of our eSmarts Etsy Team. Somehow, this feels like those "angel" prayers I get in email all the time and delete...Yes I'm a bad person, I don't forward the angels with prayers attached. Well, not one to be the spoil sport in the group, I will pass this one along since I was tagged by one of the talented ladies of eSmarts, ChezChani.

Following are the rules for our game of tag. I'm counting on all of you to play along too. Who knows where this may lead???

1) Link to the person who tagged you

2) Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading)

3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)

4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them

5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

So, what are a few random things about me that I can allow you to know

1) I love animals

2) My husband thinks I'm wonderful

3) I love my husband very deeply

4) I'm preparing for my first outside show in September

5) I want to open a bead shop and retire there

6) I fell off my diet this weekend

Well, there you have it. 6 totally random, unbelievably boring, facts about me. I need to live vicariously through the lives of others for any excitement at all. Now, as to the other blogs to tag? Who should I torture with this.....

Creative Junque

Annette Piper Jewellery

Blue Moon

Sweet Tarragon (My sweet DIL, not yet in eSmarts, but I'm hoping)

Always Wired Bead Lady

The World of Wezz

Link and Loops

Well, that is my Pyramid Scheme Blog for today courtesy of's all her fault...


Visit me at my other blog A Beaded Affair and my Etsy shop, yup, you guessed it, A Beaded Affair

Saturday, August 2, 2008


New and fresh this simple necklace will accent so many outfits you'll find yourself never leaving home without it. The soft translucent green of fine aventurine and new jade combine with flawless white fresh water pearls and sterling silver to create a distictive yet classic look. 21 inches. Matching earrings included.

Check out this and other unique pieces at my Etsy store, A Beaded Affair and while you're there, click on my Favorite Sellers and visit all the stores of the eSmarts team.