Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Birthday Gifts for Scorpio

Scorpio October 23 – November 21 – associated with beginning and ending. Scorpions are determined, resourceful, intuitive, emotional, and magnetic, but they can also be jealous, compulsive, secretive, and stubborn. They are self assured and confident. They like being involved in work that is meaningful and they do not like shallow relationships and flattery. Scorpios are independent and will give everything for love. Even though they give the impression of selfish and self-centeredness, they are capable of incredible self sacrifice. They are loyal, courageous, with a great love for luxury. Keep that in mind when planning a birthday party or outing. Order the finest wine and plan your party at the finest restaurant.

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How about giving a wine and cheese journal like this one from Small Square design

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Artisan Jewelry Gift Certificate Results

to Darcy from Iowa. She is the winner of the gift certificate.

Thank you everyone for participating in my giveaway. The response and the feedback I received for this giveaway was fabulous, I wish I could meet everyone face to face. I learned a lot from your comments, but first let me answer a question reqarding nickel free jewelry.

There was a comment about nickel allergies and if findings and clasps in my pieces are nickel free? I use a combination of Sterling Silver, fine silver, gold filled, metal and sometimes silver plated findings and clasps. I always mention which metal I am using in my listings (you can also look at the list of the materials). You can be assured that sterling silver and fine silver and Niobium are the only metals that 100% nickel free. You may already know that white gold has nickel (for color and strength) and 14kt yellow gold may contain nickel.

As a note of caution – findings or jewelry marked as nickel free can contain anywhere from .05% to .01% nickel (very very small amounts). I will add a tag of ‘nickel free’ to my nickel free pieces for ease of use.

Here are the changes I am planning on making, based on your comments:

Big Onyx Hoop Earrings by Zeba on Etsy

Big Onyx Hoop Earrings by Zeba on Etsy

Big black hoop earrings are back with a big splash. Black conveys serious and conventional as well as mysterious, sexy, and sophisticated. Big hoops say chic, modern and glam. Put on a pair and you have an instant Diva like the red carpet celebrities.

These earrings make a perfect gift for a July or December birthdays, or a 7th and 10th year anniversary gift.

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