Blue Roses Design

Hi, I’m Vincenza, 53 years old, mom to three really cool people, and grandma to two awesome little people. I’ve been married to the love of my life for almost 30 years, and our life has been one big adventure. My husband, a disabled combat vet, served in the 82ndAirborne for 11 years and we […]

Rebeca Mojica Blue Buddha Boutique
blue chainmaille

Rebeca Mojica | Blue Buddha Boutique Rebeca Mojica (owner & founder of Blue Buddha Boutique) is an author, instructor and award-winning chainmaille artist. She is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine and the author of an instructional jewelry book, Chained, (North Light Books, 2010). She first began making maille in 2002 […]

Expanding With Pinterest

Like so many of you small businesses out there, I try to keep my eye out for new ways to promote and connect with potential customers. There are so many new online applications popping up on a regular basis, it is always tough to know which ones are a good use of our time and […]


Among the many simulants manufactured to substitute for natural diamond, Moisonite is probably the most successful at duplicating the beauty of the diamond. Moisonite is a synthetic, lab created mineral (SiC) silicon carbide. This artificial gemstone is manufactured by Charles and Colvin. Its optical properties make it have greater brilliance than natural diamond.  When cut […]

Best Friend Day
bestfriend day

Best Friend Day! June 8th is BEST FRIEND DAY Best Friend Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend. It’s a day to honor and cherish the relationship. If you’re lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have a number of best friends. Best friends are very, […]

Meet Albina Rose our Latest Contributor
Fabric Crochet Cuff

My short story. I make jewelry. It is designed for the free spirit, infused with romance and a sprinkling of magic. It is my desire that when you wear Albina Rose jewelry, your free spirit will be released, you will feel the enchantment of romance and a warm glow from that touch of magic. It […]

Meet our latest Contributor Rapunzel’s Garden
handmade doll with dog

I am Sabine, doll maker, teacher and mother of two wonderful adult children. Together with my husband I live in the utmost tip of Germany, just by the border to Denmark. I’ve got a degree in curative pedagogy and work with children who are suffering from dyslexia. I love making pretty things with my hands […]

Happy Haberdashery Bracelet

I live in New York City with my 17 year old dog Harry. Although I consider myself a New Yorker, I grew up in a village with a population smaller than that of the building in which I now live. A lot of who I am was shaped by my childhood, growing up in a […]

Stained Glass Butterfly

Hi I’m Kris, I’m the mother of 2 grown children & the grandmother of 3, 2 girls and a boy. I live with my favorite furry friend, Jaz Cat a 12 year old half Maine Coon who hangs out on my legs a lot! I live & grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have […]

Kitzbitz Art Beads by Jolene Wolfe

Hi there, my name is Jolene Wolfe, most people call me Jo. I am a lampwork bead maker and have been making glass art beads and messing about with hot glass since the summer of 2007 when my Mum gave me my first basic torch for my 30th Birthday. I am a self employed stay […]


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