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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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ready for Rally Heading to Luchenbach :)



Almost there.I have been doing what I always do before every show.Cramming.lol I work like a dog to finish as many items to take with as I can.I have enough but I always feel like I need to make more.I am sure I am not the only one with this weird quirk.Okay maybe I am.Lol Tomorrow morning I will run last minute errands and then I will take pictures of my newest creations.Then I will head over to Luchenbach and set up my booth.I will share this with you as soon as I get the pictures done.I did a few triple stranded necklaces.Man I am getting butterflies again.Here is a picture of a custom ordered Chocolate Cultured pearl necklace,and some hemalyke earrings i just finished.Now I am gonna go load up and head for Luchenbach,wish me good look!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thanks For Supporting My Bead Addiction!



Hello my friends.The party was a success for my friend and I.We both did very well.A Huge Thank you to the Alamo Springs Community for supporting my beading addiction.I learned a great deal also.I will be doing my best to line up a few more of those parties this summer.Starting tomorrow I will be getting ready for the Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally at Luchenbach Texas This weekend.This will be my 5th year I think for this event.I love it .The best part for me is I don't have to go far Luchenbach is my back yard.It is more like fun than work. Anyway I hope to see ya there!Here is a couple of pictures my daughter took at the party.

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's Hard to be a shy salesperson!

I am almost ready for tomorrow.I am so nervous.It is hard to be a good salesperson when you are shy.I have been trying to overcome this problem for a while.I still get this sick feeling before each event.What if nobody comes? I try to think only positive thoughts.Well I have games to play, lots of refreshments and lots of jewelry, and my friend is coming to sell Mary Kay .We are gonna do our best to sell out.Say a prayer we need all the help we can get.Thanks! I have to go bake a couple of cakes now.I hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Do You Think Of My Store Display?


I just have to show you this display I just delivered.I am gonna work real hard next month on gaining a few new accounts.I will talk more about that later.I am almost ready for Saturday,I am so nervous.I am so shy ,I think that is my biggest weakness when it comes to sales.Wish me Good Luck okay!Do you like my display?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Getting Ready for Saturday Mother's Day party.

I have been working overtime trying to get ready for the party Saturday.I ran an add and I have fliers to give out on Friday.I am working on price tags today.I bought a new camera yesterday.My other one fried.All the pictures I took of the blue bonnets last week turned out horrible.Any way I can't wait to take some pictures of the Mary Kay/TamsJewelry party.I have lots to do. I just wanted to let ya no I am hanging in and working hard and I made it through karate class and my birthday and, I have a big smile on my face today that I wanted to share.I hope you got it! :):):):):):):):):):)Pass it on!LOL

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Luv Friday Follow!

Hello everyone,yes I survived my birthday yesterday.Didn't cry to much LOL. Anyway I am so thankful it's time for Friday Follow. Blog hopping is one of my favorite new addictions.I have met so many nice people and learned so many new things that I don't even feel guilty about having so much fun.I am getting ready for a mothers day sale at my church.My friend Alice and I are going to have a Mary Kay/TamsJewelry Party.If you are in Texas stop by.It will be on April 24th.Message me for details.Should be fun.I have been working on stringing freshwater pearls.They are pretty time consuming,I am double knotting today so I can't play for to long.Haha.I will share some photo's soon of all the new stuff I have been working on.Have fun hopping around I no I sure will!Thanks for stopping by for Friday Follow!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flicks is Free and Fun For Everyone Not Just Business Owners!

  • Hello everyone!Hope you all are having an awesome day!!I have to share something with you I stumbled on in the forums.Go to my artfire shop(just click link at the top right above my picture)Yes,right there lol. okay when you get there click on artisan bio there,wait a second do you see it that big red box with my photo slideshow.Isn't that cool?Best part is it is free anyone can sign up.Just follow this link to get your own you can add one to your blog .You can create one with your photo's and e-mail it to family.http://www.picturetrail.com/samples/flicks If you are adding this to your Artfire,go to My studio and past code in"About the artisan". That should do it!Have fun,hope ya have time to play around with the layouts.If you have any trouble with it let me know I will do what I can to help ya.I have tons of work I am behind on.I also need to update ya on my "sale experience"I promise to do it soon.Have fun with Flick!I no I can't wait to get more time to go back and play with it.Have a great Hump day!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Changes I need to Make Instead of Enemies LOL

Hello my friends.Response's to my posts yesterday from here and Artfire Forums have prompted me to stop the sale for several different reasons.Yes I do listen.No I do not want to cheapen or devalue my work or any ones Else's either.With that said I have edited my three shops the sale and experiment are over.I know I told ya I would run this sale till April 15th if there is something you had your eye on let me no I will adjust it for you right away.I learned many things to prompt me make many changes.It will of course take some time to apply all these useful tips.Such as I need to have different items in each store so I don't confuse Google with duplicate titles and descriptions.They will all be edited accordingly hopefully before summer.Next I have to let loose with the pictures.Add some excitement I guess you would say.Want to have this done by October.Let's just say I have my work cut out for me.Thank you all so much for your help with this.I have to get myself pumped up for karate.It's tough,I am sore from the beating I got in forums last night.Just like me to learn everything the hard way.LOL Have a great Monday My Friends!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Feedback Says Go Up!

Well I posted in forum about thoughts on the sale and pretty much everyone agrees I need to raise my prices.I have heard that such a low price cheapens my work.I was even told that it was a boner idea and i think that wasn't meant to be a good thing.Any way I will continue to keep the low prices no matter the out come since I promised to keep it going till April 15th.However I have come to the conclusion so far this was probably one of my worst ideas.Live and learn.And a very kind soul directed me to a great blog that gave a formula for pricing jewelry and yes according to the formula I will be adjusting my prices by mothers day.Thank you all so much for your advise and direction in this matter.Yes thanks for helping me find my wayhttp://www.home-jewelry-business-success-tips.com/pricing-handmade-jewelry-too-low.html

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How many sales can I get doing that?

I am doing an experiment.I had put pearl earrings $5.00 free gift and free shipping posted at all three shops.Two weeks no sales, crazy.I just no when the customers see the quality they will come back.Any ways did some research.Decided to do something totally crazy out of desperation for first sale at my Zibbet.I changed those five dollar earrings to .10 plus shipping minus the free gift.Leaving me no worse off cost wise and On Etsy I got 19 sales Artfire 0 sales Zibbet 0 sales.Now I am not sure why it is not working at the other two shops.I am gonna continue this experiment until my birthday next week.I will let ya know how it's going.If you need some great earrings at an awesome price please check them out.First buyer on Zibbet will get something special for helping me out.If you know any techniques that might work let me no.I am always open to suggestions.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Just sharing

Found this on facebook had to share:)I do not like it Uncle Sam, I do not like it Sam I am. I do not like these dirty crooks. Neither how they cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals. I do not like their secret deals. I do not like the speaker Nan. I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'. I do not like this kind of hope, I do not li...ke it, nope, nope, nope!...

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Welcome to My World

Well here it is Friday.Blog Hopping Friday follow is so fun.I have been looking forward to it all week.I have been so busy getting ready for the show at the end of the month that I have failed taking a break all week.So now I am gonna treat myself and slack off on everything this morning.I feel really guilty.Seems I always feel guilty when I am having fun welcome to my world.Karate has been very challenging for me lately.The jump rope sucks 200 uhgh. I am sure I am crazy I am gonna get my work out in this morning before I get to blog hop.Oh I better get started.You have a great day!Thanks for stopping by.I will come visit ya soon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Life is Beautiful!

Here it is Wed. already time flies.I have had my best week ever on Etsy.Sold 19 items with this experiment,unbelievable.I will share details in a month when the experiment is over.I sure hope you all are doing great also.Life is Beautiful!!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter!I hope you and your family Have a most blessed day.Don't forget to stop and count your blessings and thank God.I thanked God for all my wonderful friends and family,good health and well I am just getting started!HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

GOOD FRIDAY FOLLOW!!


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I am so excited .My girls have a four day weekend.I love Easter. We will dye eggs today and hang out.Gonna get together tomorrow with a lot of relatives we haven't seen in a while.Yes sir it's gonna be a great weekend.I am Blessed.I love Friday Follow so of course I am gonna blog hop this morning before they get up.Hope y'all have a fantastic Easter and yes,enjoy blog hopping:)

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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!

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

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 ! ;)