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Friday, January 22, 2010

Who Knew!

Yesterday I was screaming for help with my FB Fan page and now I feel like a fool. Up to yesterday I had read that one needed 100 fans to change the fan page url but that information was incorrect. I was reading through some Etsy threads and discovered one only needs 25 fans to change the url. I found that our after I posted my blog, wrote on FB and Twittered my call for help. In the mean time I did change the url. 'Thank you' to all who 'fanned' my page and now I am up to 60 which is great.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Frustrasting...Facebook FAN Pages

I am getting really frustrated with trying to get 100 Fans on my Facebook Fan page. Reason? so that I can shorten the url. I have posted in so many Etsy forums, fanned lots and lots of people, asked on my regular Facebook page and nada. What bugs me the most is people asking to be fanned and then they do not fan back. With all the people I have helped I should have 100 fans. What's the secret? All this social networking stuff is really time consuming and I am not sure it is worth it. Anyone agree? Disagree? If you are reading this and are on Facebook, PLEASE 'fan' my page. Thank you!
My FAN page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-NJ/Sincerely-Beaded/98836489212?ref=nf

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Loving these Earrings!

This morning I was inpired and full of creativity. The earrings pictured here are one of the pairs I made today. Tiny pieces of brass and rhinestones all go so well together layered and on pretty brass leverbacks. I think these would be perfect for a bride or an evening out.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I did not have such a good day today but I should not be complaining. The people in Haiti are suffering so much. After watching the news today it appears things are getting worse not better. I wish they would fly the orphans to their adoptive parents and get the paperwork figured out later. There is so much devastation that organization is nearly impossible which is not good for those that are injured. Don't know what to say, just pray.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Today was a Good Day

I finished yesterday keeping my food under control so I felt good. I beat myself up pretty bad when I do not do the things I said I am going to do. Today was good. I went to Rockaway Mall to get some little things I needed. Did a little beading. We just came back from seeing Leap Year. I highly recommend it, funny and romantic. Plus the movie made me think about 'what is really important'. Surprised again by my friend Maria. who mentioned me on her website, she is a wonderful person and friend. And I am finishing the day with my food in control. Tomorrow is exercise day, more organizing, beading and out to dinner with friends.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Attitude

I have been very down and kind of negative lately. So many things going on that I have absolutely no control over. My goal is to focus on me. I have spent so much time on my Sincerely Beaded little business and have not gotten to far, so it's time to spread my efforts into some different endeavors. The first challenge is to take better care of myself. I was exercising at least 3 or more times a week and the past few months I have done nothing. So far I have at least been on the treadmill and did some weights 4 times over the past 2 weeks. The goal is to up this number and try to do something everyday. this will be good for my mind, body and soul. At the same time I want to control my FOOD. It seems I have been eating everything, cookies, pop tarts, cheese, chips, all the things that are not good for me. I am 6 hours into my day and so far I exercised for 1 1/2 hrs and am planning my food for the day. Here's to not letting myself down during the day my giving in to the food cravings. Wish me luck and will keep posting progress.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ice Cream!

I was thinking about ice cream and decided to make some yummy earrings today. The flavors are Chocolate Chip Mint, Neoploitian and Berries and Cream. This woven pattern lends itself to so many variations and I LOVE making these earrings. The Swarovski crystals come in so many colors, it's fun to mix and match them. Are you ready for a bowl of ice cream tonight?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

She's Awaiting Spring

I just made this cute necklace from some small things I had. A while back I had come across some really pretty mother of pearl rectangles and ovals and I thought, 'blank space' to decorate. The one used here is bordered with a very intricate etched design. The brass frame has this cute little bird and she is looking at something. The 'something' I added are tiny Swarovski crystal drops in pink, opal and olive. So then the question was 'What is she going to suspend from?'. I had this really pretty old chain and I added some Swarovski bicones just to dress it it up a bit. I think she turned out pretty nice.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Earrings365: 'Get your fill of ear candy every day of the year!'

Do you LOVE earrings? I know I do and wear different ones almost everyday. Then you will want to check out Earrings365. My good friend Maria opened up an exciting, creative and colorful website on Jan 1, 2010. Each morning she will be posting a new pair of handmade earrings. So far there have been different styles and colors posted, the choices are endless, something for everyone. Every morning I can't wait to see what she has made and view luscious pictures. Maria also designs necklaces, bracelets and more so please visit her other site BelieveStreet. Happy browsing and shopping!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Trying to Learn More About 'Social Networking'

Today I am spending some time reading about Facebook, Twitter and other sites. There is soooo much to learn and use. Reading through Etsy threads there are lots of people getting people into thier shops using these site. I sure have not figured it out yet. Always something to learn.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Will I EVER be Happy with my Photos!

I went for my photography lesson and the instructor said my pictures were really good! This is not what I expected but he did make me feel good. After reviewing my camera settings and experimenting with some light sources I ended up purchasing some lights and a board that the light clamp onto. I guess I just want that 'instant gratification' and have ALL mt pictures be perfect. Not so. Now I need to play and experiment with the light sources and my props. I took lots of pictures today and am only happy with one! No easy solutions here. I am not going to give up and I hope to challenge myself each day using my new toy. Wish me luck!