Friday, December 31, 2010

20% OFF coupon code for Plumb Pretty Jewelry!

Use coupon code NEWYR today and tomorrow only for 20% Off your entire order!  

Can't wait to see what 2011 holds for me!!  

Everyone celebrate safe tonight!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Celebrity Jewelry Trends of 2010

Here's some fantastic jewelry pics I came across while looking for new trends.  Love these! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale at Plumb Pretty Jewelry! 20% Off Coupon Code!


Use coupon code MONDAY20 at checkout and save 20% off your entire order all day Monday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

15% off coupon code for Plumb Pretty Jewelry!

15% Off anything in my shop this week starting today! Just enter coupon code 15OFF at checkout! 

Happy shopping!  

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklaces!

Here's my brand spankin new hand stamped sterling silver necklaces!  They are so cute and would make great christmas gifts! ;)

This adorable necklace is great for teens!  It comes on an 18" sterling silver ball chain with wire wrapped swarovski crystal in color of your choice.

This stunner would make a great gift for a special woman in your life! It comes on an elegant 16" or 18" sterling silver rolo chain with wire wrapped quartz briolette.

You can purchase both of these items in my shop.  :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway at Heckofabunch!  Winner gets choice of one jewelry item from my shop $30 or under!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing

This is really funny!  A man tries to pay his utility bill with a spider drawing! lol! 

Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing

Thursday, October 7, 2010



1. Part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when
you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap
when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm
pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you
how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a
moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do
anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue
Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and
it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page
technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I
know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given
Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between
boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you
just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand
a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars
team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay
strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never
get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times
and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating
their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and
Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find
and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7
seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey
in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it
only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also

HaHa!  Have a good day!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Easy Earring Display Tutorial

This will be my first year participating in a craft show and I've been looking online for pretty display ideas.  I found this one on a random google search and it has that great vintage feel I'm looking for. 

This tutorial is by twinkle-studio and you can find the full tutorial on her blog here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tons of giveaways!

I'm sure every fashionista worth her salt has at least heard of Lucky magazine but did you know they give away tons of free stuff every month!  The giveaway section of the magazine website is amazing and these are not little one item giveaways they are giving away 1000's of items!  So you're chance of winning is huge!  I've won hair products from them before but you can also enter to win clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, shoes, etc.  Here's the link   Good Luck!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

50% off coupon for jo-ann's fabrics today only!

Here's a 50% Off coupon for any regular priced item at jo-ann's online or in store.  It's for today only.  Thought I'd be nice and share.  ;)


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't forget to Enter my giveaway!

Only a couple more days left to enter to win this oxidized sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace I made from heckofabunch's giveaway!  Good Luck!  Giveaway ends Oct 1st.

Here's a pic of my beautiful stepdaughter Paige modeling the necklace for me.

My little Pepper (A rat terrier story)

My little Pepper is so darn cute!  She's the youngest of my 3 dogs so she's the baby and gets treated like a princess!  These pics are typical Pepper.  (She thinks she's queen of the mountain!)  We were washing our throw pillows and had them on the floor in a pile to put in the laundry and Pepper had to climb on top and lounge.  I thought she looked hilarious with her front leg all propped up surveying her kingdom! lol!

In the second pic I think she realized we were laughing at her and gave us her sad face.  Just about breaks your heart don't it?

In case you're wondering she's a 2 year old Rat Terrier from the local Humane Society.  My husband and I adopted her about a year ago and have not stopped laughing since!  She's got to be one of the sweetest and funniest dogs I've ever been around.  When we first went into the kennel part of the Humane Society we walked right by her to the puppies in the back.  We decided that a puppy would be too much work and should look at some older dogs.  We went back into the first kennel and looked at several dogs who were barking and scratching at their cages trying to get to us but I wanted to see the small black and white dog all curled up on her bed with her back to us.  She had a cute little green hankerchief tied around her neck and the tag on the cage said her name was Paisley.    The humane society volunteer met us outside with her and she shyly stood by and looked at us.  She was malnourished, you could see her ribs and tail bone sticking out.  The volunteer brought us a ball and my husband showed it to her and threw it to the other end of the pen.  She shot out like a light super fast and graceful with her long thin legs and little body.  It was amazing how fast those little legs could go!  She brought the ball right back to us.  She stood right in front of us with her little stubby tail wagging 100mph and looking up at us with those big chocolate brown eyes and I was a goner.  She's been our little Pepper ever since! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

changing my look!

If you notice my blog looks a little funny or maybe changes colors each time you load the page IT IS NOT YOUR LACK OF CAFFIENE!   I'm playing with new backgrounds.  Hopefully have everything lookin fabulous soon! ;)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute Halloween Craft!

My KNET team member on Etsy Embellished Bayou just posted a tutorial on the adorable ghost lanterns on her blog and I HAD TO SHARE!  They are so cute!  And very affordable to make for a halloween project!  Here's the link

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Twitter Hop Thursday!

I've decided to be more active with my blog!  I see a lot of people having a lot of fun blogging about all kinds of crazy stuff and I think why don't I ever do that!  So now I'm going to try to blog more often and have more cool links and giveaways and fun stuff! Yay!

Here's the 411 on the Simply Stacie twitter hop!

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!

Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!

1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Twitter for the four hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!


Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code”. Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

We have selected a Twitterer of the Week from last week’s entries and the lucky winner is samsstuff! They will be in the #5 spot! We will choose next week’s winner from everyone who participated today.

Please only add your Twitter url. All other entries will be deleted. Thank you!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Low Carb Taco Pizza on a Zucchini Crust

Anyone low carbing needs to check out this blog!  Fabulous low carb chef with mouth watering recipes like this Taco pizza  Your Lighter Side...: Taco Pizza on a Zucchini Crust:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Handmade business reality tv! lol!

You gotta see this!  A website that shows the average (non crafty) person why handmade items cost more than machine made mass produced products.  

I bet you can't even get through 2 minutes of these videos! lol!  

Check it out here

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Wire Wrap Ring Tutorial

I love Youtube!  There are so many great FREE tutorials!  Here's a great wire wrap ring tutorial I came across.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Etsy Treasuries

If you've never been to Etsy's treasury you really need to check it out!  I'm so lovin all the cool new fall treasuries. 

Here's some treasuries I've been featured in
blue harvest
Changing Season's
Lost in wonderland
Early Autumn
Zesty Lime & Teal Twist
Feeling Blue
Blush Pink and Celery Green
Astral Autumn
Mustard Greens
Bohemian Flair

And here's the pictured one I curated myself! :)
Night time is the right time...


Hand painted wooden cross

I love the look of hand painted wooden crosses.  Normally I'm all emcompassed with my jewelry but I thought I would try out a design I'd had in my head for awhile.  My mom makes a lot of wooden hand painted craft type items but for some reason I've always shied away from them.  I really like the way it turned out. 
 Here's my first attempt.  What do you think?  Should I make more?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Trinket Box Was On The Front Page of ETSY!!!

OMG I'm so excited!  My trinket box was on the front page of Etsy today!!!! I'm celebrating with 10% Off everything in my shop for my blog followers today! When you make your purchase put in message to seller that you follow my blog and I'll refund your discount back! :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thunderstorms again?

If it's not heat and humidity over a hundred degrees, it's thunderstorms!  Gotta love this midwestern weather!  Oh well it gives us a good excuse to stay inside and shop! ;)

If you missed my bracelet giveaway over at heckofabunch's blog don't be too sad I've got another giveaway in the works soon and it's gonna be sweet!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm giving away a bracelet!

My friend Terra is hosting a giveaway for me on her blog.  I'm giving away a blue stretch beaded bracelet with butterfly charm.  The giveaway runs for the next couple weeks so be sure to get over there and enter.  

Also if you like entering giveaways Terra's blog has a ton of great ones so be sure to check them out while you're there!  

Good luck!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

25% Off Sale!

Christmas in July Sale 25% Off everything in my jewelry shop!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Roller Derby Anyone?

Sooo I went to my first roller derby team practice today.  Wow am i sore!  I hurt in places I didn't even know I had!  And my poor bloodied knees.......I am going to have to invest in some knee pads before the next practice. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vintage Ornate Fork Pendant Handmade

My first fork pendant! 

Vintage ornate gold plated large serving fork made into a unique pendant on a long thick vintage chain. 

This is a "first peek" I will have it listed in my shop shortly!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome Wednesday!

Hi! I'm linking up to Welcome Wednesday, hosted by Take It From Me.  I'm hoping to come across some new interesting blogs and hopefully gain a few more followers.

I enjoy posting about my new handmade jewelry pieces I've listed on Etsy, craft tutorials I come across, and my life in general.  I can't wait to meet some new friends!   Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Adorable Plushie Puppy Tutorial!

Who doesn't love plushies?  These super adorable little critters are all over crafting sites right now and it's easy to see why! 

I found this easy tutorial and pattern on the Woman's Day Magazine web site. 
I may attempt to make one if I get some free time.  If you try it please share your pics!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Japanese Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Technique

I stumbled upon this video the other day while looking for creative gift wrapping ideas. It's called furoshiki. Originating from the Japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste; Furoshiki is eco-friendly wrapping. Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. Check it out!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Handmade jewelry wall hangers on Etsy

My Mom was just complaining that her jewelry box is too small and she can't find the necklaces she wants or they are getting tangled together in the jewelry box she has.

Being the Etsy afficianado that I am I set to work to find just the thing! Check out these fab handmade jewelry holders I came across

I love this beautiful jewelry "tree"! By RedBarkDesigns

This pretty and simple peg board holds a ton of jewelry! By JewelryHoldersForYou

Here's a cute painted board to hang on the wall by tammnoony

This stunner is by Melissa Woods

I love the diversity and creativity that can be found on Etsy and these jewelry holders are a great example of the beautiful craftmanship that the artists put into every piece.  Enjoy!  Maybe my mom will find something she likes!

Oh and if you need any jewelry to hang on your new jewelry holder check out my handmade jewelry shop here.  ;)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monster Jam!!

I'm getting ready to go to my first monster truck show!  Huge trucks with colorful names like "grave digger" driving over regular size cars and jumping off ramps!  Sounds redneck?  You betcha!  I can't wait!  There's a chance for thunderstorms so I'm doing my "no rain" dance! lol!  I'll be sure to get some good pics for y'all who don't have the pleasure of a good monster truck rally in you area! ;)

Monday, April 26, 2010


I truly love handmade jewelry but sometimes I'm looking for something a little different.  There's a great jewelry store in town that I've bought my fine jewelry in since I was old enough to get my high school class ring!  They have such gorgeous pieces!  but sometimes they are a little out of my price range......

I recently came across this 925 silver jewelry site and the jewelry is just amazing! And just like what my jeweler carries.  You have to go through a jeweler to buy from it so I applied last week and got approved today! If you'd like to purchase anything from this amazing site you must enter my jewelers code PLU90648.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, April 23, 2010

How to Wear Hair Accessories


As the mercury rises and chic hair baubles heat up the runways — from outsize bows at Marc by Marc Jacobs to understated crimson barrettes at 3.1 Phillip Lim — learn to don headbands, pins, and clips without looking like a Gossip Girl reject. - Marie Claire Magazine


The best and most stylish way to wear hair accessories is to fix your 'do first and then add the accessory. 
 Pull your hair back into a ponytail or chignon first. If you prefer to wear your hair down, tease the crown to add height. 
Add a product to your hair when wet like mousse or gel before styling to give your hair some hold but avoid slippery, silicone-based serums that can make your hair more slippery and risk your accessory sliding out.

You can buy my cute hair barrettes at my Etsy shop!