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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

HAF Featured Artist Terri Baskett Of S&T Creations

Hello,This weeks featured Artist Is Terri Baskett of S&T Creations.She has beautiful Jewelry In her Etsy shop.She also Has a very Nice Blog.Here are just a few Of my favorites from her shop.You really should grab some coffee and take your time browsing there are a lot of beauties to look at.I am sure you will find one for you!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Playing with Chain

I came across some chain the other day.Instantly I envisioned my latest creation.I am so excited to share this newest design.I am so pleased I am making a few variations.What do you think of them?They are 4" long and very light weight. 8)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life Is Good!

Life is so good.I just had to share,hope some rubs off on ya.lol I had off today so I spent the day making some earring designs that have been in my head for a while.I have several more Ideas and materials to make I just haven't had time to make them.Today was awesome I made three new original designs I will share them with ya soon I haven't taken pictures yet.I even got some house work done.8) Yeah I am feeling pretty good.And I am also a featured artist for the Handmade Artist Forum so I have been reading some really nice posts about me.http://paradisepurls.blogspot.com/ and http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ There are a few more also. Man they sure make me feel good,It is nice to be recognized and even better when it is by such awesome artists whose work I admire.Yeah,Life is good! How are you doing?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Featured Artist Tuscan Road Designs

Oh are you in for a treat! I would like you to meet Holly.The talented artistic creator of Tuscan Road Designs.When yo see her style you will know exactly what I am excited about.Her Etsy shop is full of unique collectible pieces,you will surely find that special gift for that special someone.You might as well get that for yourself(that one that caught your eye right away).You will find that her blog is pretty awesome also wait till you see those cute critters she has been caring for.See him up there isn't he cute?You will smile8)What are ya waiting for go visit her and tell her Tam sent ya!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two More to go Thursday

I have worked six days straight at my part time job,I still have two more to go than YEAH a weekend off.Funny huh?Just 1 month ago I was worried I wouldn't be able to get a decent job in this economy,the Lord certainly Blessed me.Not only did I find a job It's a great one.I sure don't want to seem ungrateful and complain it's to much work.I did ask him to just schedule me four days a week he was very nice.I hope I am still on the next schedule.lol I am excited I have taken about 500 pictures of new items this week.I just started editing them I should have some to share in the next few days.I hope you are as Blessed as I!I hope your summer is off to a great start. 8)Two more to go.......

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Featured Artist of A Touch Of Glass Jewelry

I would like to introduce you to Brenda Miller.She is the awesome ,talented creator of" A Touch Of Glass Jewelry".I check out her Etsy Shop frequently I love to see what is new.Her Unique beautiful pieces speak for themselves as I am sure you will see.I have a few favorites so it is hard to choose.She also has an ArtFire Studio.Stop by her blog to see what is new with her also,she has a beautiful blog.The fused glass cabochon pendants each have their own personality.The Domino Pendants and the Art Pick Earrings are pretty awesome too.Now go see for yourself I would love to hear what you think!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My first ArtFire Artifact YEAH!

I am so excited! I went to my ArtFire this morning and noticed I have my first artifact 8) 8)

Guild Artisan

This artifact indicates that the artisan is a member of at least one trade guild. Guilds are a team system within the handmade community that provide for cooperative efforts to learn, teach, compete, and improve the community and the arts. Guilds have their own virtual Guild Hall, forums, Art Cast channel, and Gallery. A Guild Artisan is an active participant in at least one Trade Guild. I will have to check out and see what other Artifacts I can earn,because this is a real honor.It is a great feeling.I love ArtFire! 8) I am having a sale this weekend at my ArtFire. Be sure to browse ArtFire and explore the other talented Artists Shops.Treat yourself, you deserve it! LOL Have a great Saturday! I have to go to work now 8)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Getting By.

Hello my friends.I have had a very productive couple of days off work.Yesterday I cleaned house and did well,mom stuff.Today I made some jewelry got some editing done and took some pictures.All in all I feel I got a lot done.I wanted to get pictures with my light box but I just didn't have time to play with it.I have to make some minor adjustments with the light and camera angle then I should be able to produce some of the nicest pictures I have taken yet.As soon as I get everything tweaked I will share it with ya. I just started running a sale in my ArtFire and Zibbet Shops.I am not sure what else I should try as far as promoting myself.If you are looking for a special gift please keep me in mind 8) Well back to the day job tomorrow.I hope all is well in your world!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fantasy Dream Knits Did you see her Shops?

I have to tell ya,this weeks featured artist is Awesome.She is a mother of five,and she knits and crochet and well pretty sure after looking through her Etsy shop that she can do just about anything. In fact I bought something for myself today and I can't wait to get it.That's not all she has an Artfire Studio also.If you really want to visit a cool blog check hers out at.Here are a couple of my favorite items from her shop.I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Have you met Kazumi?

I will be featuring a new Artist each week so I can introduce you to some of my newest friends.My first featured Artist Is Kazumi,she is from Japan and Is very talented as you shall see.She has two Etsy Shops. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SockysWorld This adorable shop has the most unique sock monkey's I have ever seen and her frame purses well when you see them you will fall in love.In her other shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/knkchalkartdesigns the most gorgeous chalk art.You are really cheating yourself if you don't visit both.She also Has a really cool bloghttp://crafts-project-log.blogspot.com/. I sure hope you stop by and tell her TamsJewelry sent ya!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Light Box Results

Pearl Teardrop Earrings By TamsJewelry
Pearl Teardrop Earrings By TamsJewelry
Pearl Teardrop Earrings By TamsJewelry
Pearl Teardrop Earrings By TamsJewelry
Experimenting with the light box and I still want to try a couple other lights. The pictures are not as white as I would like them to be.They did come out good I think here let me show you.The pictures with the clear white back grounds are the pictures taken with the closed light box the ones with the cotton looking back grounds are the pictures I am currently using.I am pleased with the results.What do you think?I would love to hear your suggestions!

I Made It

Yeah,I made it! I have two days off from work so I can get started on pictures today with the new light box I built.I am so excited. Everything in my world is going great I hope you are doing even better.I better get to work I have over 500 items to take pictures of it will probably take a month to get them done but the results should be worth the patience LOL 8)

My Mini Etsy

My ArtFire

ArtFire.com's Rapid Cart Remote Checkout Technology


TamsJewelry's ArtFire Shop

Unique Gifts

Women Over Fourty 8)

This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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Smile it makes you look younger ! ;)