Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thailand's Queen Sirikit celebrated her 76th birthday on August 12. It is a national public holiday as well as Mother's Day. She continues to play an active role in the country's development. The Queen is known for reviving many of Thailand's ancient arts and crafts which has expanded immensely since 1976. With her encouragement and financial support, many women have been able to help support their families by producing handicrafts. She is also recognized as one of the world's leading conservationists. In 1986 she was awarded the certificate "Distinguished Conservationist - Forestry and Wildlife" from the World Wildlife Fund for her work in conservation. She has initiated several programs to carry out plans for reforestation by rehabilitating several forest areas, as well as a watershed conservation project. This remarkable woman is respected and loved by her countrymen. Long live the Queen!
Monday, August 11, 2008
According to Tim Gunn (Project Runway), every woman should have these basics in her wardrobe: trench coat, black and/or white turtleneck, jeans (a dark and a light pair), black dress, white denim jacket,black skirt, white button down shirt, cashmere sweater, tunic, flats and an oversized bag. Shoes and bags do not need to match.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The Olympics are now underway in Beijing, so I have created a collection of Olympic items from Etsy. Olympic Fragment, Olympic Rings Crochet Pattern, Good Luck Earrings,
Chinese Game Bracelet, Going to Beijing for the Olympics, Fat Panda, 2008 Olympic Symbol,
Olympic Colors Full Size Korker, Chinese Take Out Original Painting. (Pics are left to right, top to bottom; Click on the titles and you'll be taken directly to the shop).
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I was so surprised to open my email and find out that I had won a contest at Ametistadea's blog! I won an awesome polymer fridge magnet! Ametistea's Carrie and Kathy design and create one of a kind jewelry as well as explore new techniques such as polymer clay. Stop by their two Etsy shops. Their blog is featuring another contest for Aug. Enter to win a lovely Blush Pink Swirl Pendant. Check it out! You could be a lucky winner.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I've added some new necklaces to my etsy shop! Chalcedony with silver freshwater pearl, black onyx, amethyst, and a mix of chalcedony, onyx, tiger eye. etc. The pictures really do not do these necklaces justice. I recently bought a new camera and am still learning about its features. It is so frustrating because photos are so important, and I want excellent pics now! Click here to see more photos and read the info on each necklace.