Friday, December 31, 2010


Wishing everyone good  health, happiness and a blessed 2011. 

 As for resolutions, I read these in an ad in a magazine and they do sound pretty good, 1. save more money every month (that would be nice)  2. get more free stuff  (this I think can be done by using coupons, buy one get one free, free drink with order etc. I think this was a cable tv ad).   3. hit the gym (healthy habit).  I would like to add getting organized to that, now I've really extended myself.   

 Getting organized will included organizing the studio.  Since we had water damage with the rains coming in, a new floor will probably be in order first.  Will be keeping you posted on this  "little"  venture as the new year begins and of course, more jewelry making, craft shows, stones, rocks and more....have a fun and safe evening!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Year End Sale @ MY Etsy Jewelry Shop

 SALE at the Etsy shop. You need to enter coupon code 2010SALE at check out for 20% off your total order. SALE till midnight Dec. 31, 2010. You can click on the link to your right or click on over to ...and don't forget to join us on ...happy shopping and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I know that it was sure busy around our place.  I got the best gift I could ask for, my son got to come home from his base at Fort Drum, NY, so the whole family was together for Christmas.  Now relaxing and winding down the year and ready for a great new year!

 Oh, here is a picture of my birthday gift, Dec. 22, from my husband.  Anyone have one of these Paragon Fireflys?...any tips, advice, suggestions are certainly welcomed...would love to go to "school" from your experiences.

Friday, December 17, 2010

FARMERS' MARKET Cancelled is FREE Shipping Friday

rain, rain, go away...IEJ will NOT be at Monrovia Farmers' Market tonight, Friday Dec. 17th...sorry for the inconvinience...please feel free to contact me, I'll be checking my e-mail throughtout the day and of course is open 24/7...and..
‎~it is... FREE Domestic Shipping Friday and EVERYDAY @ ...many companies are doing Free Shipping Friday today, a great deal, now is the time to go on-line to your favorite companies...and don't forget handmade at Etsy...happy shopping..

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Chocolate Christmas Jewels

Source: Better Homes & Gardens Annual Recipes 2007

Festive holiday cookies.

Servings:         about 36 cookies
Prep time:       25 minutes
Cook time:      8 minutes

About 20 large gumdrops (no spiced or black candies)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut gumdrops into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt ; beat until combined. Add cocoa powder and beat well. Beat in egg and milk. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in pecans, cranberries, and chocolate pieces.
Drop dough from a rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press several gumdrop pieces on top of each cookie. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

Some jewels for all the Christmas cookie bakers out there...have fun...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Farmers' Market Friday~ 2 left

Yeeesss! I will be at Monrovia Farmer's Market tonight.  The shopping season is coming upon us fast, or so it seems, with Christmas Eve being on a Friday, we have two Fridays left at Monrovia to finish out the year.  Farmers' Markets, any local one near you, are a fun way to get your shopping done. It's not like going to a mall, it is more like an evening out with music, resturants, food booths, face painting, handmade gifts, pony rides, Christmas lights, mainly a strolling, casual atmosphere...oh... and Funnel Cakes with strawberrys and whipped can't find all this at the mall!!! get out this Friday to Monrovia or your local Farmers' Market and ....SHOP HANDMADE!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

ETSY LISTINGS~(soon to be)

Here are some new jewelry pieces that need to be listed in my Etsy jewelry shop, I'm a little behind at the moment, but here are some things that I've come up with to make listing a little easier and faster.  Some of you seasoned Etsians probably already do these things, or maybe have some better tips.  As I finish a piece of jewelry, on a sheet of paper I write the measurements, length of necklace, earrings, bracelet, size of all the stones used and type of stones.  I get pictures taken as soon as I can, even if I'm not going to download them or list that day, when I view them, I crop and then will compress the one's for Etsy and write the identifying numbers of the ones I want to use.  The name for a piece usually comes along the way, I find...and determining price before you even start to list is goes...have I left anything out?  I would love to hear how you go about your listings, any good tips or suggestions?...or hey, even critique...please chime in...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Farmers' Market Friday

I will be at Monrovia Farmers' Market tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. , so for all you locals, stop by and say hi...and by the way, only three fridays till Christmas!  It is going fast.  I have some new earrings to bring out tonight....

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Blog followers and Facebook friends I'm having my first special coupon discount, just for you, for Cyber Monday, at my Etsy jewelry shop, starting now.  Just enter code FBFRIENDS25 for a 25% discount off your total purchase @ are truely appreciated...and yes, of course, you can join our blog here and Facebook here now...just mouse over to your right.

  This is my first cyber holiday season and I'm very excited to be selling my jewelry in the cyber community, so to speak.  In fact, I never heard of Cyber Monday until just recently, even though I do shop on line very oftern myself.  Here is some interesting info about Cyber Monday courtesy of Wikipedia:

The term "Cyber Monday" is a neologism invented by, part of the U.S. trade association National Retail Federation.[4] It was first used within the ecommerce community during the 2005 holiday season. According to Scott Silverman, the head of, the term was coined based on research showing that 78% of online retailers reported a significant increase in sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2004.[5] In late November 2005, the New York Times reported that "The name Cyber Monday grew out of the observation that millions of otherwise productive working Americans, fresh off a Thanksgiving weekend of window shopping, were returning to high-speed Internet connections at work Monday and buying what they liked."

Friday, November 26, 2010

About Black Friday~wikipedia

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Especially popular in the United States and Canada, the event is spreading to other nations such as Australia and the United Kingdom. On this day, many retailers open very early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.
The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term began by 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the period during which retailers are turning a profit, or "in the black."

15% Discount off all jewelry till Sunday 28th...

Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your own home @  .  ALWAYS ENJOY FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING at my Etsy jewelry shop.  $6.00 international no matter how many items you purchase. Please read shipping info @ Etsy.

I have not been shopping on a Black Friday since 2000, if I even went then.  I prefer to avoid the crowds and the parking situations.  But this is the first time I've had a computer away from home so I will take a look to see what is big out there this season!  Enjoy your shopping excursion today all you "braver-than-me-ladies and gents".  Would love to hear what goodies, bargains and hot deals you came upon.  Me and other arm chair shoppers, let's refill our coffee cups and click, click, click....

Monday, November 22, 2010


Starting tomorrow, we're having a 15% sale on all our jewelry @  .  Details: Nov. 23rd 8 a.m. thru Nov. 28th, 8 p.m. (central time).  As always, enjoy FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING!  Our first holidays are upon us at Inner Earth Jewelry and we are very excited.  Just remembered, any orders during this time will be promptly shipped out on Monday the 29th, we're taking time off for Thanksgiving with the family.  Please feel free to ask any questions and we will get back to you asap.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


For those of you who might not know.... yes you must register/have an account to buy at Etsy.  Here is a link to help anyone interested in doing so... happy shopping... ~*If you are new to Etsy, click on this link for an easy checkout guide:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Farmers' Market Friday

That time of the week has rolled around again, ready or not!  Yes, it is Farmers' Market Friday.  Buckets must be redone, after the blog, as I went to another indoor show yesterday.  I like to keep my "stuff" down to a minimum.  Two buckets, jewelry case, small folding table, camera, lunch pail,(dating myself with that last note) and purse, two trips in with my small fold up hand cart, but today things need to be put back into their respective buckets for every Friday set-up.  I plan on elaborting more on the shows, on what I learn at every show in future blogs.  Hopefully, each show will be a walk in the park.  But for Friday, there are a few more things, ez up, tables, 4 buckets, chairs etc. but curb side un-loading.
So, as I said must get to work but wanted to chime in and leave you with these beautiful stones to dream of:
2 strands of 10mm faceted lapis lazuli rondelles, beautiful blue coloring with lots of pyrite flecks,....what to do...what to do...?

Monday, November 8, 2010


This is a must-share....a girl after my own heart....great tips and info for those of us who love those unique, one-of-a-kind special finds....Buzz from Bobbie Thomas
Whether you’re already into buying vintage or you’re interested in getting started, check out the video above featuring tips and tricks for making the most of thrift store shopping! To read the article and get the links to the... shops mentioned, click here.See More

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Office With No Windows" by Astrid Alauda

The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there's nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky.

Wow, I like this.  It must be shared.  It's smart, and I dare say, this is my all time favorite quote, or more like poem, of jewelry and gemstones in particular.  Is there a quote or poem that  you particularly enjoy?  Would love to know!

Monday, November 1, 2010

54 Shopping Days Till Christmas!

I know it is only November 1st but, there are 54 shopping days left till Christmas.  Somebody had to be the first to say it, to remind you,  even though we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet.  At least I waited till after Halloween.  It is not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts.  Etsy,  is a wonderful place to shop on line for handmade, vintage and unique gifts.  At my Etsy shop,  you will find one of a kind (ooak) handmade jewelry, created with love.  Give some click love to IEJ and Etsy to start your Christmas shopping now... getting up from chair and getting dressed, optional!

I just wanted to add, thumbnails, badges, etc. for Etsy and Facebook, Flickr to come the mean time....please join us on  and check out our photo share site at  .  I can be reached @  .

Happy November!  

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
...Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare
Witches in Macbeth.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mookite~beautiful stones

Infinity Bracelet~just listed this in my etsy shop, .  Mookite is just a great example of the beauty of nature, deep, earthy colors....

~~"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour."~William Blake

Friday, October 29, 2010

...make way cyber world, it is I!

Okay, so I just did it.  I started a blog.  I don't know alot about it but I figured out , that for me , it is easier to dive in, finally, and learn by doing.  So this I will keep short and sweet.

Today is my weekly farmers' market at Monrovia, CA.  I do like to get out and keep in touch with the customers and friends I have made in the two years that I have been selling my jewelry.  I take alot of pictures of my jewelry booth, jewelry, friends, family and customers that stop by.  I share the helpful tips I learn along the way and I'm always eager to learn from you too.  Every sales event is an adventure to me, the preparation, the anticipation but most of all, the people I meet and talk to, they keep it "fresh" and interesting and are always full of surprises, and we all love surprises.

So, time to get the car loaded...until next time...