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One Lucky G-ma!

Jaden the Rock Star!

07 You Baby click to listen to this sweet song!

ring ring….as I answered the phone this afternoon at work. “Grandma, can I come over tonight!”

I rushed home tonight to greet our little sweetie! Oh, not here yet….good, I had a little time to let Savannah out and get his bagels and cream cheese away….just in case! Grandma always has to be prepared!

Gems and Stones for Grandmas Jewelry

So, I just started up my computer to get some labels and things printed to happily ship my Etsy orders, when I hear Jaden upstairs! “GRANDMA! running down the stairs! “I have something for you!” So, he comes running in with a Ziploc bag full of  “Gems” for me to make jewelry! (Talk about my heart just melting!) So I open the bag and dump the rocks out on my desk. The super smooth white ones, I found….Kyle, my friend found this one….little Jayden found this one! “I like all the white ones” , I said. “I found all those white ones Grandma!”

These are the things that make parenting the best thing ever! How cool is it when a little one not only thinks of you all on his own, but then has him and his friends go digging for “Gems & Stones” for his grandma to make jewelry! I would have loved to have been there to witness this! Imagine all these little guys running in the house to Mom! Muddy hands open, “Mom, we were digging for “Gems and Stones for Grandma for her to make jewelry! Real gems! She can sell ’em on Etsy! They’re so HUGE, she’ll probably be rich!”

Jaden's Shop

Did I ever tell you how much Jaden loves Etsy, yep, he does! Every year he grows up so much! But, I remember when he would sit on my lap and we would browse Etsy! It inspired Jaden so much! In fact, I had an Open House at our home for my jewelry. Jaden was SO excited. So, I get a phone call the night before my Open House….”Grandma….could I have my own table to sell the ornaments that I am making?”  Well I was so excited, “Yes, of course you could!” He was such a little salesmen! He did great! I think every person that came would have bought one…but he sold out before everyone could get one of their own!

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Meet My Etsy Friends!

Meet My Etsy Friends!

1-08 With a Little Help from My Friends

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I love Etsy, it’s a great community of artisans! I’ve met so many wonderful people! AND, I have an Etsy shop there, two actually, lindageez and lindageeztoo!  I love the entire creative process, from choosing the gemstones to making the jewelry just perfect! It’s easy to get excited when you see your creations finished and I am always so eager to  get them photographed and listed! And when they sell, wow, I can’t wait to package it ever so carefully and send it along it’s way!

My love for handmade items doesn’t just stop at jewelry and metalsmithing! I LOVE all kinds of art in my home, it makes the house so warm and friendly and full of spirit! I love to display in my home, bits of creations that always seem to  find the perfect spot!

I also love to browse Etsy, checking out all the beautiful artwork from all my fellow artisans! And there are SO MANY talented people here! The shops that I am writing just a pinch about, are all friends that I have met along the way,  artisans that I have personally talked with and purchased things I really love from their shop! Meeting and getting to know them has been wonderful distant friendship…distant, because none of them live anywhere near where I live! (Well, Gary from BoxNMor, he’s just a few towns away!) The friendship always began with a simple convo….that’s Etsy talk for sending them a message through their Etsy shop that they will respond to! The replies were ALWAYS warm and friendly! And in some way, each and every one of us connected! A friendship grew out of a genuine caring communication! And that is one of my favorite parts of Etsy. These friends that I am speaking of, have been supportive and encouraging to one another and it’s never been competitive! After all, there are millions of people in this world, enough to go around for all of us!

Each one of the shops I am honoring, are not only skilled but also UNIQUE artisans!  Each and everyone of them, pour so much love into their creations! Finding these extraordinary  treasures, makes Etsy my first place to look when I want to buy something special for myself or for a gift!

Please take a moment to read a bit about my friends,  just click the top tab MEET MY FRIENDS! I will be writing just short little introduction about them, along with a link to their Etsy  shop in their article! You can also read my friends blogs in the Blogroll and check out the categories on the sidebar on the right., a link for their shop will be listed in the appropriate category there also.  I highly recommend all of these shops, you will truly love the treasures they create! So, take a moment and browse through their shops, it’s so much fun!

I hope you ENJOY these shops as much as I do! And for me, I enjoy their friendship as well!

ps, the page isn’t totally complete yet, but be sure to check it often and read about my Favorite Etsy Friends!

Until Later,

Love and Peace

Linda

lindageez

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