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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Good Show

The Christmas in the South show in Jacksonville has been a lot of fun so far.   If you're in the area, the show runs from 11am - 5pm tomorrow.   Drop by - I'm in booth 608.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas in The South Show

Just a reminder - I'll be at the Christmas in the South show at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL this coming Friday through Sunday! 

Time has about run out to snail mail those discount admission post cards - they aren't e-cards!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ART Hop Was A Great Success

Last night's Art Hop was a great success!   There was live music and lots of goodies to eat.  We had lots of people through the Artisans Guild Gallery all evening.  

Friday, November 20, 2009

ART HOP Tonight!

For everybody in the vicinity of Gainesville, FL, tonight is the Uptown Art Hop.   Art Hop runs from 6 - 9 pm with live music, free food, and great shopping at the Artisan's Guild, Millhopper Square, Market Square and Thornebrook.   Come out and join the fun.  We have bicycle cabs that run between all the locations.

Here's a great necklace from the Vintage section on my website.  You can see a photo of this piece in an earlier post. I love the parade elephants!  I'll be adding more to this section as I locate new vintage treasures.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm trying a trial on Trunkt.   I don't have many items there right now, but we'll see how this works.

Does anybody have experience as a seller on Trunkt?

Vintage Jewelry

I'm adding a Vintage section to my website and I'm calling it "Vintage and Bridal" .

For everyone looking for "something old, something new......" I'm adding a number of interesting vintage brooches, earrings, costume pearls, and necklaces - and there's more to come.  

All the listings for tiaras and other bridal jewelry are prominently displayed - the Vintage items appear on the last pages of the section.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Necklace

Here's a new necklace design creation - just in time for the Holidays.    I'm in the process of getting the new necklace and earring photos up on the website.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wedding and Formal Wear - Great Idea

The New York Times recently ran a great article on rental runway fashions – a terrific way to save on fantastic clothes for a wedding or any other special occasion.   Here's the link to the article -

Rental and/or lightly used pre-owned dresses are great money saving options to consider when planning your wedding budget.  There are a number of shops online that specialize in pre-owned wedding attire and accessories.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beads for Sale

I am clearing out some extra Czech beads from my personal bead stash.

I have a lot of Czech bugle beads (mostly #2 or #3 size, and some #5s, plus some inch long bugles), some Czech rocailles/seed beads (mostly #11), and some gunmetal E-beads (#6 rocailles). These beads are perfect for crafts, bead weaving, and other bead work.

Most of the beads are silver lined. Package sizes range from 2 - 3 oz to nearly a pound or so and I'm willing to break the larger bags into smaller ones on request.  There are a number of colors available, plus silver and gold.

E-mail me at diana at and I'll send you a complete list of what's available and all the prices.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Computer System

We've been setting up a new computer system.  Everything has been up and running during this period, but I haven't been blogging much.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Made In the South Show

I'm doing the "Christmas Made in the South" Arts and Crafts show in Jacksonville, FL the weekend after Thanksgiving. If you are interested in attending the show, I will gladly send you discount coupons- just e-mail me your address. The show runs Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29.

You can always keep up to date on my latest designs by checking my blog at