Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I won a giveaway!

Last week on twitter I stumbled across the Aussie Handmade Giveaway. It's a blog featuring the work of Aussie artisans. I entered the giveaway featuring these wonderful hair clips by Vanilla Pixie on Etsy. I was surprised and happy when I heard I won. It's the first time I've won a giveaway. It was just in time too, Pepper's new hair needs some taming and what better, cuter way to do it?! Thank you to both Carley of Vanilla Pixie ans Jess of AHG. I love them!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cool Promotional Video Tool

I was catching up on my blog reading last night and came across this link on Silja Erg's blog. It's for a site called You can make slide shows of your art or photo's and upload them to youtube, your blog, facebook or twitter. It's a really neat promotional tool and I had a lot of fun making my slide show. Check it out!

Thanks for sharing Silja!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Halloween Necklaces in the Shop

Halloween Necklaces, originally uploaded by EmbellishYourself.

It may seem early but I have added some Halloween necklaces to the shop. Now you will have plenty of time to wear and enjoy them.

Stay tuned for more new designs plus a new line of Blythe necklaces coming very soon!

Monday, August 17, 2009

And the Winners are.......

Congratulations to Taffyyarn for suggesting the winning name of Pepper. I really like that, it fits her and makes me think of chilli peppers. It also brings back memories of the movie Annie because one of the orphans names was Pepper. Pepper it is!

I have to say, out of everyone's suggestions, there was at least one name from each person that I really liked, making it a difficult decision. You all are so creative and suggested names I never would have thought of.

Because of all the great suggestions, I decided to have a drawing for a second necklace. My husband drew the name this morning and the winner is.....

Congratulations to Suzanne!

I will contact each of you ladies to get your choice of necklaces and addresses. Thanks to everyone for participating. It was a lot of fun!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Doll Buns!

A few months back, I discovered these cute little buns on Flickr and fell in love. I HAD to have one! Tammy aka Frenchpants on Flickr makes these adorable little buns for dollies. No two buns are alike! I love checking out the Doll Buns group on Flickr, not only do you get to see the latest buns but there are a lot of clever and creative pictures of their adventures once they make their way to their homes. If you are interested in one, you can adopt one for 10 bucks (an absolute steal) but you better get on the waiting list, they are quite popular!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Customers

new necklace, originally uploaded by steph.peachey.

I really enjoy when my customers post pictures of their girls wearing my creations. Steph has a few of my necklaces and always posts pictures and blogs about them, it makes my day! Doesn't her girl look adorable wearing her new panda necklace?

I started a flickr group to showcase the girls and their jewels and would love it if you would join and post pictures of you or your girls wearing the jewelry I create. The group is open to everyone, even if you don't own any jewels from me yet, please stop by and browse.

On a side note, please don't forget the giveaway for a dolly necklace in the "Name that Girl" contest featured in my last post. The contest ends Sunday August 16th at midnight Pacific time. There are so many wonderful entries so far, it's going to be a tough decision, so I've changed things up a bit, the winning name will receive a necklace and I will also have a random drawing for a second necklace! Thanks everyone for your participation so far, it's been a lot of fun!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A New Do and Name That Girl Contest and Giveaway!

My girl finally has on her new wig from Sleeping Elf. I've had it here for a week or so but was a little hesitant to put it on her. The way these wigs are made doesn't leave a lot of room for hair so I had to give her a haircut first. I found out, I am not very good at that. She had frizzy ADG hair anyway and it was starting to look really bad. Luckily, I don't plan to change her hair anytime soon. I love wild, curly, red ragamuffin hair and that's exactly what she has now.

So with her new do, she needs a name. I was thinking of having a little contest. I am not very creative when it comes to names and thought that I would ask you all for help.

To give you some insight, I will tell you a little about how she has inspired me and how she has evolved. You all know I make glass beads on a torch, I had always wanted to sell them but didn't really make anything that stood out, then I discovered Blythe and was so inspired to make tiny necklaces, I finally took the plunge and opened shop. So with that in mind, and her crazy orange hair, anything fire related is a possibility. Also, as a kid, I loved Pippi Longstocking and Orphan Annie, both are red headed ragamuffins. I like quirky names for dolls, but am open to any and all suggestions.

If I choose your name, you will win a doll necklace. If you don't own a doll, I will give you a coupon good for $10.00 off any item in my shop and free shipping. If for some reason, I still can't decide on a name, I will enter everyone into a drawing to determine the winner.

Please post a comment with your suggestions along with your email address.
The contest will run through next Sunday August 16th, midnight. I will announce the winner Monday August 17th by 12 noon Pacific time.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shop Update!

New Necklaces 08.05.09, originally uploaded by EmbellishYourself.

I have a few new necklaces in the shop. I wanted to add a few summery style necklaces before summer comes to a close. There is also a matching apple necklace set for back to school!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Pleasant Surprise!

I recently found the blog Fashion Doll Review. It's interesting, has a lot of great links I want to explore and it's about dolls of course, all kinds of dolls! I was pleasantly surprised to find that Alison reviewed my doll necklaces. It made my day, thank you Alison!