Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hamster Cell Phone Charm

When I think of rodents, I think of beady eyes and nasty gnawing teeth. This hamster, however, is a different type of rodent - a handbeaded seed bead charm that is so domesticated and tame that it will hang out on your cell phone or anywhere you want it to be.

Sweet and enjoyable, this hamster is carefully beaded with Japanese seed beads and measures 3 cm. in width and 3 cm. in height. The charm is attached to a yellow cell phone strap and includes a tiny aluminum bell. This cute accessory has a total length that is approximately 9 cm.

Available on Etsy, Handmade + Cute!

Feather Earrings

Thank goodness I didn't need to pluck any birds to create this feather earrings!  These are handmade seed bead feather earrings that won't tickle your ear.  They are lightweight and fun to wear!

Hand beaded with Japanese seed beads in shiny metallic colors, these cute earrings measure 1.5 cm. at its widest point and 3.5 cm. in length (without hardware). Dangles about 5.25 cm. from a surgical steel, silver plated earwire that is nickel free for sensitive ears.

Find it here on Etsy, Handmade + Cute.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Squid Earrings

I won't ink on you! I'm cute li'l squid earrings. Imagine me dangling from your ears! Handwoven with tiny Japanese seed beads on surgical steel, silver plated earwires. Nickel free for sensitive ears.

The handmade cute squids measure 1.75 cm. at its widest point and 3.5 cm. in length without earwires. Total length with earwires is approx. 5 cm.

Available on Handmade + Cute, Etsy.

Lanterns of Love

I "un-vacationed" my Etsy shop so now it's back online and open for business. I've been able to work on a few new beaded designs but my vacation goal was to complete my order for the "Lanterns of Love" charity listing.

Originally called, Lanterns for Japan, I changed the name to Lanterns of Love - inspired by a wonderful customer. Now, when you make a lantern purchase, you can choose to make a donation to the Japan Relief Effort (Japan Red Cross Society) or the American Red Cross relief efforts in Alabama (Madison/Marshall County, Alabama, American Red Cross Chapter).  

The American Red Cross Disaster Relief enables the Red Cross to provide assistance  to victims of the U.S. tornado disaster.  Alabama was the hardest hit state.  The Red Cross has served meals, provided shelter, supplied clean-up, comfort kits and health services to those affected by the loss and destruction of the storm.  On rare occasions, donations may exceed the expenses for a specific disaster and in this case, contributions are used to serve those affected by other disasters.  To learn more about the American Red Cross relief efforts in Alabama, please visit or call 256-536-0084.

Thanks everyone!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sweet Summer Kisses

Summer is officially here in our household and we're running around in circles, chasing our wiggly tail.  I'm placing my Handmade + Cute Etsy shop on vacation while I adjust to our crazy new activity that often gets me dizzy!  I hope to be back soon with a clearer mind and better focus.  Thanks so much for your patience and support.

Sending you sweet summer thoughts.

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