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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.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Featured Artist Haffina

Gold Polymer Clay Mica Shift Heart Toggle Clasp

Midnight Mango Salsa Chainmaille and Lampwork Necklace with Gemstones

Red Velvet Milk Chocolate Iced Polymer Clay Miniature Cake

          Hello my friends!It's been a few months since I posted about my HAF friend Haffina from Australia.She has been busy to say the least.She is an amazing mother of five.She makes beautiful jewelry,love the hair accessories8)She also makes some impressive polymer clay products.Love her beads!Now for my most favorite shop of hers,I Love her miniatures!Well as you can see there is a lot to Love, when it comes to Haffina's gorgeous creations. I really enjoy watching her grow as an Artist she is always making me smile.Go see for your self,and remember when you place your order tell her Tam sent ya!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

HAF Featured Artist Teresa Rusk Creator of Trusk4U

Summer Pearls bracelet

Copper Swirls earrings

Cleo Handmade Silver and Copper necklace

   Hello my friends,If you are in need a smile just check out Teresa Rusk's Etsy Shop or her HAF shop.She is a creative ,sweet  soul I met through the Handmade Artist Forum.It's nice to meet people with the same addictions.LOL  She is another bead-a-holic as you can see.It was very difficult to only pick three favorites.I think she has a beautiful way with wire and she has an obvious passion for color.Be sure to follow her on Twitter,FaceBook and her Blog so you can keep up with her newest creations.Well there you have it how to start your week great:Visit Teresa8)Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Meet Eric and Larissa of Reef Botanicles

Coffee Soap

Chocolate Decadence 9 Round Pillar

Chocolate Chip Mint Lip Balm

Hello my friends.This week I have the pleasure of sharing this talented couple's work with you. Eric and Larissa of Reef Botanicals  make some of the nicest soaps,all natural!I know because I have tried their products and they leave your skin feeling amazing!8)They also make candles and more.You can also find more of their great products In their HAF Shop.Here are a couple of my favorites.Larissa has a really great Blog,a couple actually she has many talents like Face Painting.As you can see there is lot to learn about this Wonderful lady.Of course you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.Well that's about it all that is left is for you to go and treat yourself,remember when you place your order to tell them Tam sent ya!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HAF Featured Artist Lisa of Speranza Jewelry

Verdigris Patina Ocean Dangle Necklace

Hello my friends!I have certainly enjoyed getting to know about this artist.Lisa is the creator of Speranza Jewelry.She lives in Annapolis Maryland and she works in Washington DC.I am not sure how she fits it in her schedule, but she finds the time to make some very beautiful creations such as you see here.Check out her colorful Etsy shop or her ArtFire Studio.Truly difficult to choose a favorite.Be sure to check out her great Blog and remember the Holidays are almost here better get shopping! LOL

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My ArtFire

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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 ! ;)