Jeri Spano on Aug 20, 2016
I love, love this shampoo. My dogs smell so good & their fur is so soft! Thank-You!
sparks19 on Aug 8, 2016
Beautiful!! I love this bracelet and want to order another one for myself. I purchased this as a birthday gift for a dear friend.
gagnon219 on Jul 27, 2016
Beautiful bracelet! Bought it for a friend as a gift and she loves it!
One door closes, another one opens...
"Just don't let me fall in love and get stuck here"..That was me to my brother, 7 yrs. ago. I was responding to his suggestion I rent a house across the street, in this very small rural Illinois town. Why? Just 7 weeks after a cancer diagnosis my fiance' died in my arms, on my brothers front porch. We were one of those rare couples who worked, played, and lived together, inseparable for 4 yrs. The finality of what had happened, I was not prepared for, and I was hitting a bottom.
As you've no doubt guessed, I did rent the house and began going through the motions of living to ease the minds of all who were concerned. Nights were something else entirely but it came around to Halloween, well known to be my favorite holiday. My sister in law, uncharacteristically stubborn, refused to leave my house until I went with her to the local party and there I met the man who would get me stuck in this town! While he is everything I thought I would never find again, the thought of living the rest of my life here in this small town...And then, 6 months after meeting my future husband, I broke my back. Once again, a complete lifestyle change to accommodate the limitations of my back. I began searching the internet for ways to work from home. I have always done a variety of arts and crafts and had been making a few bracelets, wearing them and getting compliments and questions about them. I was thinking about trying Ebay when I ran across Etsy and I immediately knew I wanted to set up a shop and make this my work. I was energized! but my husband, not so much. To his credit, in an effort to support me he agreed to be the sole bread winner for 6 months or so (until I came to my senses and got a REAL job, lol) He quietly endured my spending money, putting us paycheck to paycheck, buying beads and charms and chains and findings, promoting, and making a random sale here and there, making bracelets I had no buyers for. But, I was happier than he had ever known me to be and he commented on that one evening saying he liked knowing I was happy and knew it to be so by my humming. Christmas came right about the time my" trial period" (and then some) was over but suddenly I was busy, busy, busy and rather than die away to nothing after the holidays I was fortunate enough to have a custom order or two going steadily and before long I heard my husband mentioning that "people seemed to like those darn bracelets she makes" and he was reminding me in advance of the next holiday coming up and shouldn't I be getting stuff made now? He has done a complete turnaround despite himself. I hear bits and pieces back of comments he's made that sound a whole lot like he might be proud of me. I'm proud of him, I could not have done this without him. From my youth forward I've regretted not believing in myself enough to follow my dream of being a Graphic Artist. I always felt disappointment in the choices I had made on advice I felt obligated to follow. That's all gone now. Maybe now is the time I should be doing this, a time when I can truly appreciate what I get to do everyday when I wake up. I have made good friends here on Etsy, I never factored that in but what a great perk! So there you have it, the story of how my shop came to be..you'll understand why my story has no ending...smile!
Owner, Designer, Solo Run Shop But Not Complaining!
Creativity is an essential part of who I am. I am a spastic artist with a short attention span, constantly pursuing new ideas. I've never met an art form I didn't like. I've always got at least 2, usually more projects vying for my attention.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
ALL items offered in my shop are custom order items. Your item will never look identical to another. I require a date that you need to receive your purchase by and some info like color choices, length, interests or theme. You can expect to hear from me a few times while making your piece of jewelry and I'd like to assure you I have never missed a time frame so order with confidence!