About twenty years ago I was diagnosed with chronic major depression, dysthmia actually, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Along the way I also found out I have Anxiety Disorder. After giving up on medication, which never worked on me, and therapy, which worked somewhat, I set out to learn everything I could about my condition and … More Jewelry making and running a business while dealing with Mental Illness – sometimes something has to give.
Why should your desire for a fantasy wedding be limited by your budget. You can have it all at a fraction of the cost. … More Weddings on a Budget
As a shopper I get to choose when I will do my Holiday shopping, but as a seller, I have to follow form. … More Holiday Shopping, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday…..
I have no Native American ancestors. I’m pretty sure of that. Yet my heart is drawn to the Lakota and I don’t know why. Could it just be white guilt? … More After Reading “Bury My Heart on Wounded Knee”: My Heart, My Guilt and the Lakota
What is Boho/Gypsy Fashion?.
Go into any online shop and do a search for Jewelry and you will turn up hundreds and hundreds of pages. Seems like everyone is getting into making jewelry. When I started selling on line some people asked me if it wouldn’t be better to find another cottage industry to get into since there was … More Wow…even more jewelry…..
As a would be jewelry designer, I try to keep abreast of the seasonal trends in jewelry. This summer the trend has been for arms full of bangles – skinny, large, overstated, understated, every kind you can imagine. Arms full….almost up to the elbow. Now, most people won’t wear that many bracelets at one time; … More Fall Fashion Trends – Big, Funky, Boho, Gypsy, Statment Bangles.
Wow, been a while since I’ve been here. A lot has happened in the meantime. My shop has grown and I’m in the process of moving from Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/bluerosedreamer) to the Handmade Artist site – http://handmadeartists.com/shop/bluerosedreamer. Let me re-introduce myself. I love to make jewelry. It’s not only my hobby, it’s my sanity. I suffer … More It’s better Handmade!!!!
Okay, so I admit it – I’m a book-a-holic; I’m a bibliophile. I’m one of those people who started reading at an early age and rarely has her face out of a book (well, of course, I’m not reading a book when I’m on the computer). I got all excited the other day. My … More Is there anything in the world like the feel of a book in your hands?
I love the way glass pearls and crystals work together. I am falling in love with crystals. With the way the light reflects off of the facets. I started this shop on a shoe string budget – what ever beads I could find at the lowest price. As I’ve grown my supplies I’ve found that … More Emerald Green St. Patrick’s Day Crystal and Pearl Bracelet, Lovely Easter Accessory in Green Pearls and Crystals