Monday, March 23, 2009

Prettiness for Spring

Isn't this a gorgeous piece? Lori Anderson is the very talented jewelry designer who put this together. Just in time for spring. I recently visited Lori's blog and learned she was hard at work already on Spring craft shows. I've yet to do another since the Shecky's showin February, but I must get going on that! I also sympathized with Lori as she talked of her struggles with migraine headaches. They are the worst!! If you've never experienced one, be glad! I've suffered with them for over 10 years, but during my last trimester of pregnancy I had them almost EVERY day! It was a bit difficult to work during those times.

Be sure to check out Lori's site for some beautiful designs, including a section on Pet Adoption jewelry, which I just thought was so unique! I've never seen anyone else design with the paw print ribbons that I use in my Bracelet for Simon. Check out what she's done with them. Great work Lori!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party & Special Discount!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to my little part of the blogging world! I am so glad you joined! If you are a new visitor, my name is Michelle Harvey and I am a mommy to 3 1/2 year old Chloe. I have a handcrafted jewelry company, Michabella Creations, where I create unique, limited edition, elegant, and fun pieces! My blog is about my crazy life of being a WAHM and I also feature other independant artists, and talk about things that are important to me! I'm really enjoying meeting new moms and to show my appreciation for visiting me, I am offering a special discount on all my jewelry for the duration of the party! Just enter code "UBP" at checkout to receive and extra 25% off your purchase! I would love it if you followed me here on my blog or on twitter to learn more about my daily goings on.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Published Article!

Just a quick little post to let you know my article entitled "Going Green..For St. Patrick's Day" was published by the Chicago Sun-Times! It was originally posted at Beautiful!Fabulous! where I am a contributing jewelry writer. I'm very excited to have 2 published articles under my belt!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17 is here again and time for some good old Irish traditions. Okay, some I'm only part Irish, but I love it all the same. My Irish Soda Bread is in the oven and my Corned Beef & Cabbage is in the crockpot. I wish you all a Happy St. Patick's Day!
Before you go, stop by and visit TiLT Creations. She is a SAHM also and makes some pretty great bags and accessories. She also includes some great recipes on her blog!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Good Thing For the Animals

Animals have also been very dear to me. As a child I wanted to become a veternarian to help all the animals I could. We got our first cat when I was 14 and now my parents have 7! My kitty is 11 and as many of you know, my beloved dog passed away in Sept. I have belonged to many animal organizations over the years and I work closely with a local SPCA to supply them with my Bracelet for Simon.

I have recently become acquainted with Romeo and his friends. Just look at this face:

Romeo, and his owners, have joined forces with other anipals to raise money for homeless animals. I encourage you to check out the $1 FURPOWER Donation Challenge. It's a great way for us to help animals without, as Romeo puts it, "breaking our mousy banks"! I made my donation, will you help as well? The animals thank you!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Virtual Girls Night Out W/ Ann

I am joining Ann for her Virtual Girls Night Out tonight. It's a great way to meet other bloggers, comment, and get a great recipe while you're there! What a great idea Ann! Tonight we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, which I LOVE, and playing a game called the Shamrock 3. Here goes:

Name 3 places you'd like to be right now:
1. Ireland (that's a given)
2. At a spa
3. with friends in the city

Name 3 things you will NEVER drink again:
1. Jagermeister (it's just gross)
2. Peppermint Schnapps (ditto)
3. Gin

Name 3 people you'd like to pinch, because they aren't wearing green of course:
1. David Cook
2. Ryan Phillippe
3. Chris Daughtry

Join in the fun!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

What a whirlwind of a week I've had! I haven't had a chance to post since my Shecky's show in Philadelphia, but we had one of the most successful shows ever! We sold most of our new spring pieces, including the one pictured above. This piece, which hasn't made it onto the website yet, features chunky teardrops of Lime Green Quartz. I happen to love green, so I wanted to showcase these stunners front and center. The remainder of the piece is fine cable Vintaj brass chain. I just adore working with these brass components! I also came home with 9 orders that I'm working on fulfilling!

With my non-existence at the computer last week, I missed posting about a lovely lady whom I've been acquainted with for quite some time. Hilary Johnson is a fellow jewelry artist with a wonderful blog. She recently wrote a post on Twitter, which I am becoming quite addicted to. I still need to figure out how to post my RSS feed to my blog, I think Hilary's article helped me out!

This week on Creative Bloggers, we are featuring Terry Spier of Magical Beadstalk. What a lovely blog and website Terry has! She recently wrote a post on the lack of hours in a day, which I can totally relate to! In fact, I believe I wrote a post with that exact title not that long ago...hmm. Her day seems a lot like mine, with the exception that mine consists of taking care of little Chloe and usually a nap! She really wears me out!

I hope you'll check out these great ladies and also my ning site. I'd love to have you join us!