Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ordering A Custom Design on Artfire

I have so many questions through Artfire, asking how to customize a piece of jewelry, I decided the topic needed it's own blog post. I actually did not know it was quite so confusing until I tried it myself.

So here it goes! Give it a click...

And if you made it this far, use code 'blog' in the Artfire checkout for free shipping on your total order!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An Afternoon at the Mountain Nature Trail

Always a fun way to spend the afternoon. Nothing eventful or even noteworthy....
Except that I decided that my HTC phone with a camera is actually much better than my actual camera.
This one is my favorite. At full size, you can see geese along the bank.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I've been busy!

I added some new pieces to my Website and to my Artfire shop.....

There are more to come, as well as a big give away and a whole new line!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A little revamp....

I thought it was time for a little change!
Stop by and my Artfire shop and let me know what you think of the new look!

And just for visiting...receive 20% off your total purchase. Use coupon code "Followers" to claim your discount. Valid through 9/5.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Weekend Special!

A really awesome deal on my hand stamped rings!! Running through Sunday night, I am doing a BOGO on my 1/4" Sterling Silver, hand stamped ring.

Available in my Artfire shop and on

Use code BOGO at checkout and treat yourself!


Friday, May 13, 2011

A Long Road

On Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, North Alabama experienced a series of tornadoes that left a heartbreaking path of destruction.

I have seen thousands of pictures, read stories that made me cry endlessly and drove through some of the hardest hit areas, where people were sifting through rubble in an attempt to pick up fragments of memories that were once their homes. It is unreal.

I know I was one of the many that bemoaned the nearly week-long lack of electricity and loss of modern conveniences. We incessantly checked our cell phones for even one hopeful little bar of signal. Hundreds of thousands of people were in that same boat. We flocked to the grocery stores in search of ice and any fresh food we could find. There was some humor in trudging through the darkened stores with the somewhat unwashed masses. Lots of ponytails and baseball caps, wrinkled clothes and strained laughter. We weren't prepared, but the spirit of generosity and simple Southern manners prevailed. And we were fortunate.

I stood in my driveway with my family (yes, after the frantic weather reporters told us to take cover) and tried to snap pictures of a tornado beginning to form, while being pelted with hail. But in the end the worst of it missed us and we still had a home, a roof over our heads and our family was safe.

Not so for others.
195 people died in Alabama alone, with a death toll of 340 people in the tornado outbreak area.

The recovery effort is massive. You can help by visiting:

The American Red Cross

The Salvation Army

Feeding America

But there are more ways to donate, other than monetary contributions. People everywhere are reaching out - contact your local churches or civic organizations for more ways to help in the recovery efforts.

Worst. Blogger. Ever,

Not that I consider myself a 'blogger' in any way, shape or form. I have a serious case of envy for those that can take a topic and put their own spin on it that incites hundreds of people to follow, tweet, digg, stumble and all of the other mysterious social networking things that I am slowly trying to familiarize myself with. while I don't think I am a complete moron when it comes to all things online, I am definitely behind the curve. My one and only college computer class taught Wordstar and predated the world wide web. For that matter, my last foray into the real working world was so long ago that Windows was something that put a neat little icon on my screen that did nothing bur promise cool things to come and lock up the computer if you dared to click on it.
But my intentions are good....even if my mastery of the blogger dashboard leaves something to be desired!

All of which leads me to this - my 'congrats, you won' post has been languishing in 'drafts' since I created it, unbeknownst to me. did it occur to me that no one had emailed me to claim their prize? for a moment, but that was when the plague swept through my house, dropping the kids like flies. And the subsequent trips to the doctor, followed by the whining (mostly my own!).

And as we returned to normal, the storms hit. That is a whole 'nother post in itself. Five days without power, hot showers and ATMS. Grocery stores not able to run debit or credit cards... and even if they could, no fresh food. No power to the gas pumps. No ice to save what food you could (again, a topic deserving it's own post). But we were fortunate!

So scroll down a bit. I recovered the post that has been hiding. And since I made you wait so long, a little gift! Enter the discount code ' thankyou ' at checkout for a 10% discount on your order

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And the Winners are...

There are two winners - one quote chosen by me and one random drawing for all the entries.

The quote I chose was 'life is too short to be small', submitted by lindalandig. I chose this quote for it's simplicity and because I would just love to see it on a ring in my tiny font - a perfcect statement!

The winner of the random drawing - and yes, I did it old school, with little slips of paper in a bowl and my youngest as my assistant to do the actual drawing - is Erika of indiespotting.

So, drop me a note and let me know your choice - ring or two charm necklace!

Thanks to everyone that entered!!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

I need your quotes! Two winners will be chosen...

I made this ring in a 1/2" wide, but decided I would prefer a 3/8" width (although this one will be available too!)

But...I want new quotes and this is where you come in! Submit your quote and enter to win a two charm necklace or personalized ring.

I have a number of fonts that will work on the ring, so don't worry about the length!

How to play.... one entry for each of these

1.)Follow my blog

2.) Tweet this blog post using @words2wear

3.) Link to my blog on your blog or FB page

4.) Follow me on Twitter (it counts if you already do!)

5.) Last, and most important - leave a comment with your quote and let me know about your other entries (do as many as you like!).

"My winning quote"
I followed your blog
I tweeted your blog post (@yourTwittername)
I linked your contest to my blog/FB (www. your
I follow you on Twitter (@yourTwittername)

And the Two charm necklace:

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Two Winners will be chosen - the winning quote and a random drawing from the entries!


I finally took some pictures of available fonts! Of course, I left some out. For the time being, here are all but 5 of them...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grand Opening

To kick it off....$20 off your $45 hand stamped jewelry order. Use code TWEET at checkout. Valid thru 3/28.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Putting it all together...

The website seems to be functioning and the Artfire shop is coming to finish stocking!

Click the logo to check out the website so far!