Thursday, October 29, 2009

Win Some Jewelry

Want to win some earrings by RWestDesigns Jewelry? Then go and check out this lovely blog by Anna. It's a wonderful blog. So sweet and I find myself getting lost in her words! She has contests every month to win neat things on her blog. We've teamed up this month to give away some Jewelry from RWestDesigns!! Go to her blog for details, and I'm warning could spend hours browsing through this delightful blog!!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Really neat giveaway on from Amanda @ Amanda is giving away some of the neatest social/business cards I have ever seen ! They are so adorable. I need a LOGO so I can own some of these. For your chance to win some visit handmade success! LOVE them!!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Okay so I picked two favorites for this week...who's counting? I'm hoping you are!!

I bought my daughter one of the "cake" hair bows before her first birthday, which of course she wore for her 1st birthday party. Now it is her official birthday party bow! She wears it to all of the birthday parties she attends.

I love cake and all that that entails, I'm always looking for cake, cup cakes, truffles, petit fours, yada, yada, yada.......

Anyway I love this "cake" check it out at:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Jewelry

Good morning on this fine Tuesday! I have been taking pictures all morning of jewelry that needs to be posted on Etsy. I also spent 8 hours on Sunday doing this. I like taking the pictures, but I don't love sitting in front of the computer for hours uploading and listing all day. I keep thinking I want to get into my "new" workspace and get to making jewelry with some beads I had bought quite a while ago and forgot I had...found them again when I rearranged my "studio"/craft room!!
Has the Christmas shopping bug bit you yet? It hasn't me, still seems so far away, but I know it's just around the corner. I would be delighted to sell all my jewelry for Christmas....remember I will ship to where you want me to! The packaging will be just as FUN as the contents!

Gotta go list some new items on Etsy....this is your sneak peek ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This Week's Favorite Etsy Artist

Oh my gosh! I love all things Cherry...and this website is right up my alley!

I love the patterns and colors she uses in her jewelry. It's very Cherry Punk.

Check her out at :
What a neat jewelry line! Bright, whimsical, and whole lot of fun!!!
I love finding these fun things on Etsy.....there are so many creative people in this world!!


Wow !

I was just talking about liking to make people happy and hoping my jewelry does just that!! I want to share with you some feedback from some customers:

From Cecelia Yopp, CA:

WHERE DO I START?? HONESTLY...I RECEIVED MY JEWELRY TODAY AND THE PACKAGING ALONE WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL....AND THEN THE PRIZE INSIDE!!!!!! RWestDesigns are TOP QUALITY!!! I am a huge fan of Silpada Designs...BUT I have found my REPLACEMENT....I AM SOOOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO ORDERING MORE PIECES......the items I received today came just in time to be worn to a function I am attending tonight....I am POSITIVE my turqouise & shell necklace will be the topic of discussion!!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH QUALITY PRODUCT AND SUCH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE...YOU SO HAVE A NEW CUSTOMER IN ME...AND NOW MY BEST FRIEND AS WELL!!!!!!

To all potential customers, if you are skeptical...don't be....what you are getting is top quality jewelry!!!! THE PIECES I RECEIVED TODAY HAVE TOTALLY HOOKED ME INTO RWEST DESIGNS JEWELRY ....AND I WILL PROUDLY WEAR IT EVERYWHERE!!!!!

From Kristen Cook, NC:

I received my earrings today and I love them. I'm definately a pink kinda girl!

Lori Bennet, NC:

Hey Becky, I love your jewelry.

Susan Willets, ME:

I received my earrings today :) They are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to wear them! Thank you :)

Thanks guys...I will post them as I get 'em!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Having Fun

I've always loved to give.....I absolutely love the excitement or pleasure on someone's face. I love to make people happy. I guess it goes back to the "Golden Rule" treat people as you would like to be treated. I have thoroughly enjoyed giving away the few items I have given away, this brings me so much joy I see a lot more give aways coming.....if you haven't won anything yet keep trying...

It's funny jewelry makes me happy, creating it makes me happy, the colors and shapes and textures of beads make me happy. I truly enjoy what I do. I love each piece I create. They are sometimes hard to let go, it's saying goodbye to my friend. However, you know what? You will hardly ever see me wearing a piece of's not that I don't like it, or like to wear it...I never seem to have the time to find the right piece, or haven't made the right piece for me. Mostly I put them up on Etsy to sell. Once I list them, I put them in an airtight , sealed bag with an anti-tarnish strip, so I'm not constantly polishing jewelry! So they are not easily accessible for me to wear so unless I make the piece for myself.......I don't have any to wear. As in my crazy life I always seem to put myself last. Trying to get my business off the ground, making jewelry, babysitting 3 children, taking care of my daughter, and my husband, running a household, just doesn't leave much time for myself! I need to learn how to balance it all. If you have any pointers please share them with me, I know I'm not the only person who's always last!

Look for next weeks favorite artist/items .... I enjoy sharing things I like. There's so much of it out there!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This Week's Favorite Artist

I love the unique and unusual. These ceramic wall pieces are just that......
Some of my work was recently picked as someone's favorite. I thought what a great idea and I want to pay that forward and start my own list of Favorites on my blog. After all I can't talk about myself ALL the time .......can I?

This artists work is absolutely stunning. I found her on the front page of Etsy one day. Please check out her work. I love it. One day I hope to own a few pieces of this amazing artwork. her name is Heather Knight and she has a blog also ..... Check her out at:

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Some of my work is in the blog

THANK YOU Vicky of

I am flattered and honored to be in your blog.
I greatly appreciate the recognition.

Please take the time to check her work she is a fabulous
artist also!!

It makes me feel good when someone else likes my jewelry......

Thank you again Vicky.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Busy Busy

Well I've been on the computer all morning working on increasing traffic to my etsy site and FB page and Blog...have I left anything out??
IDK!!!! I am giving away increase the awareness of RWestDesigns Jewelry......I don't have any followers here yet...but if you stumble across this blog, or you came here because I suggested get a prize have to become a follower of this site, or buy something from my etsy shop by the end of this week Oct. 11th is the deadline....If you missed it and are finding this site after that date...don't worry I've got lots of things to give away...and there will be more chances!!!

You ask what am I giving away??? Well...... follow me to find out!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

About Me

I am addicted to beads and making jewelry! I discovered this passion in 1998, I immediately taught myself to bead, and I have been addicted ever since! I sell my jewelry even though it is hard to let go of each piece!! You can check out my work on Etsy. I have a link on this blog! I am also working on other venues to sell my jewelry to earn money to feed my addiction, and to help pay for my daughter's adoption!

My husband and I adopted the most beautiful baby girl in 2008. I also have a blog about my experiences with adopting and raising this beautiful baby, it is a work in progress, but you can check it out at

I also have been fighting my weight and PCOS all my life I have also started a blog about this journey which has led to diabetes and I will be starting insulin soon, which scares me to death. You can follow my journey with this horrific disease at

If you want to know more FOLLOW ME!!!