Team colors for school fundraiser – and a special offer*

I recently had a customer ask me to prepare some special glass jewel combinations – in her daughter’s school colors. She wanted to make some earrings in the colors of the school’s football team – she thought they’d be a good fundraiser item.

Such a good idea! Offering jewelry in your school colors can be a quick and easy fundraising item. In that spirit, I grabbed a couple examples of “team colors” glass jewels from my stock:

glass jewels in Kansas City team colors

Now it’s just a coincidence that the colors here – red and white, and royal blue and white – are Kansas City professional sports team colors. Really 😉

And of course there are lots of shapes you could choose – teardrops or rounds, octagons or navettes – I just had these pics prepared already. Chances are good that I have, or can get, jewels in your team colors.

And with that in mind – here’s the Special Offer I mentioned. Order ten or more pairs of identical jewels in your team colors – and get 20% off. This is only good till 12/31/15 and you have to mention your team to me when you order. That’s it though – mention your team, order 10 pairs of the same jewels, and get 20% off.

Go team 🙂

A charming DIY – decorate a Mug

It’s a cute, fun, and darling DIY idea. And did I mention easy? Find a white (or solid color) mug and add a heart. Show your love 🙂

DIY do it yourself mug with heart

It’s not a new idea, but when I saw this mug, I had to re-mention it! I first wrote about the idea of drawing on a plate or dish over at my Paper Jewels blog. Check there for more details – but basically, you use a Sharpie, you write or draw on your mug, and you bake it in a slow oven for a few hours. Presto – the image is now permanent.

The reason this mug inspired me (again)? It’s so simple – and heartfelt, no pun intended. You don’t have to be a great artist. You don’t have to be Careful, planning out a full recipe or poem to fit around the border. You just draw something you feel. A red heart. A funny lopsided unicorn. A bunch of stars. Anything that makes you – or your sweetie or your mom – smile.

Then cook the mug. Then give the gift. This is DIY with love!

P.S. I don’t remember where I found this image! I know, I’ve been bad about that. If you know the source, please tell me so I can give proper credit!

P.P.S. And if you just realized you didn’t get a Christmas gift for (fill in the blank) – grab a plain mug out of your cupboard – and draw a Christmas tree on it. You don’t have to go to the mall – you don’t have to spend money that yo’re out of – and you made it with love (or at least guilt). This rocks!

Multi Color Glass Wrap Bracelet

Okay, this time it’s not vintage. But the bracelets I found are so colorful, versatile and easy to wear, and inexpensive, and did I mention colorful? I just had to show you guys 🙂 ]

blue green and purple wrap bracelet from wrappedandsnapped on Etsy

Isn’t that a great bracelet? I had a really hard time choosing one to feature here. The shop is WrappedandSnapped on Etsy and the artist, Jennifer, has so many cool bracelets to choose from! She has a flair for mixing colors and textures, and that’s not even mentioning her braided cuffs.

Seriously, you need to go look – these are great for school, for gifts, and like I said – just for fun!

Vintage for the Home

I had intended to do a blog post about another goodie altogether, and I will, later. But then, just a little while ago, by complete accident I saw these:

Vintage Ducks Salt and Pepper Shakers

I’m not usually into “cute”. But these? These aren’t just cute, they are adorable and darling and other words I don’t usually associate with salt and pepper shakers.

I want them to have a good home. They’re from the 1950s. They should be loved for at least another 50. They are currently living with Ms Jeannie Ology on Etsy and I know she wants them to have a loving home too.

If you search for them and they are already gone, I will be sad with you – but then you should look around at Ms Jeannie’s other vintage treasures because there are many and they are wonderful.

Truly, almost, really as special as those little ducks.