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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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

You made it,now what?


Handmade Artists' Forum

  Hello! You made an amazing creation.You put your heart and soul into it. You need to sell it, but your not sure what to do next. Simply put,you made it now what? I may not have all the answers but I sure know where to find them. The Handmade Artist Forum! Yes that's right a place where you can mingle with other Artisans,get answers to the many questions you may have about selling your handmade items.You will also find  promoting, creating and marketing advice and idea's. I have shared this wonderful tool with you before here and here . What are you waiting for? You are gonna love it! Can't wait to see ya around the forum.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

More Time...

      Well This was an enlightening week for me.I had a big birthday 4? ugh! And I am no longer at my part time job. I was overwhelmed with work, and work ,and my teenage daughter's.lol   So I asked to cut back to three days a week,and within two weeks he come up and said "I'm gonna let you go". I was soo shocked I cried,never been fired before.He had a real good bogus excuse too.Oh well,I'm counting it as a Blessing! Gonna focus on my jewelry and my family! If you Pray, please say a Prayer for me ,I need all the help I can get!  So of course I spent the first day cleaning house. And now I am going to be filling up my shops! And I am actually going to have time to bring all those drawings I have stashed to life.And yes,of course I have more time for my blog now.Going to share some recipes and how to tutorials,some Texas road trips and of course some of my crafting friend's work! I can't stop smiling now,it's so exciting like living a dream.lol I can't wait to see what God has planned for me next! I hope you Have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Featured ArtistNancy of NancysWildArt's

Etched Sunflower Necklace

Wild Tree Of Life Gemstone Cross Necklace

          Nancy is a passionate wire wrapper from southern Illinois. I am so Happy to have the pleasure of meeting her through the Handmade Artist Forum . She makes some gorgeous copper and sterling gemstone pieces.One look and your sure to see how Passionate she is about bringing her creations to life.There are many examples in her HAF Shop ,like this beautiful Tree of Life Necklace.I think my favorite is this Sunflower Necklace! It's real hard to make up my mind they are all so pretty! She also has a really cool Blog.So Please stop by and check her out. Have a great week Friends!

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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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