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Tuesday, December 09, 2008


For those of you who LOVE Facebook, I have created a facebook page for Thumbelina Creations. Go check it out. You can become a fan as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Book is Here!

The Handbook to the handmade is in! Order your copy now. There are only a few left, so get yours before they are gone.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Book Update

Sorry, due to some nonpayment, the Handbook to the Handmade, volume 7 has not been released yet. Hopefully there be an update soon. You can still preorder your copy here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I made it to the cover!

I am extremely happy to announce that my jewelry is on the front cover of "The Handbook to the Handmade", volume 7! I also have a 2-page spread inside.
You can preorder a copy at a discounted price here. The book will be coming out soon.
You can also preregister for volume 8 here, or visit TimothyAdamDesigns.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Handbook in Production

The Handbook to Handmade is now in production! Yay!!! I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product and using it as an advertising tool. I am going to try to get the owner of the coffee shop where I sell my jewelry to buy a copy to promote my jewelry more. I will post a link where you can get your own copy, when it is finished.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Twitter Tweets

I have given in and joined Twitter. You can follow me here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Handbook Update

Hey there!
Things are moving along for the production of the Handbook to Handmade.
There are 9 spots left.
We are trying to get those spots filled, so come check the book out.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Finally... New Items!

Here are the pictures of the items that I promised from my previous posts; "Featuring...Shrink Plastic" and "New Items".

You can see more pictures in my store; thumbelinacreations.etsy.com

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Featured in a Book!

I came across a really neat idea. Have your store (Etsy) featured in a book that gets promoted worldwide! With 210 Etsy artists featured in 6 volumes, the handbook to handmade is a small cut of very talented artists from around the world.

"The Handbook to Handmade" is a 80 page monthly volume of 35 Etsy artists and their shops. This is a promotional tool that is used to help promote artists and Etsy. Timothy Adam is the creator. And it is now time for Volume 7.

Now I have become a part of it all. My store is to be one of the shops featured in Volume 7.

If you would also like to be featured, visit TimothyAdamDesign.

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Items!

I have tried out shrink plastic as a new medium in my jewelry. It is a lot of fun! I will be adding pictures within the next few days and adding them to my store.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Favorite Bead Stores

I am always searching for great deals on beads and store that sell unique one that will make my jewelry unique, too. So, I have compiled a list of my favorite bead stores for you.

Wal-Mart - It actually has some really great pendants, and the findings are comparable to other stores.

Michael's - Of course, the crafting superstore. Sometimes it can be more pricey than other stores, but they have a fairly good variety.

There are many great supply shops on Etsy. I am personally a big fan of supporting the Etsy community, since I have my own shop there.

Every once in a while, I take the time to check out a local bead shop or boutique. They don't have to be big stores to have amazing beads. In fact, because they are small, they sometimes have one-of-a-kind beads. Look in your local yellow pages. I'm sure you'll find one you absolutely love.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Technorati Favorites Exchange

I have come across a great way to increase traffic to my site via the Technorati Favorites Exchange. Ashish at Technospot.net and Maki at Dosh Dosh are promoting this exchange as well.

How to take part in this experiment :

1. Add Thumbelina Creations to your favorite list from this link : Add to technorati Favourites .

2. After adding me, you can leave comment on my blog with your technorati favourite link and I will also add you in my technorati favorite list .

3. You can ask other bloggers to exchange technorati favorites to increase your blog popularity. Also, visit these blogs to add them into your list; Technospot.net and Doshdosh.com.

You can also create a post like this and invite as many friends as you can to take part in this Technorati Experiment.

Here is my exchange list of blogs where you can participate as well and add their links:

Foreign Perspectives

Life in the Fast Lane
Our Journey

I will be updating this list as time allows.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Featuring... Shrink Plastic

Shrink plastic has apparently been around for a long time already. Goodness, why haven't I heard of it?! Anyway, I have found some great sites on the internet showing how to make awesome jewelry out of this stuff.
You can see tutorials and check out the finished products at Craft Therapy and PlanetJune.

I haven't yet had a chance to try this technique, but be sure that I will. So, coming soon to my store... shrink plastic.


I recently had a table at the Crafting in the Valley Craft Fair in Linden, AB. It was held on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. I have had bad experiences with craft fairs in the past, so I was a little nervous. But I must say, I had a good time and really great traffic past my table. So, this is one show I will do again in the future.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mighty Girl

I recently read Maggie Mason's blog, Mighty Girl. On her blog, she has a list of things she wants to do yet in her life. It has inspired me to write my own list. My list is still in the beginning stages, but you can see what I wrote on Crafty Mom, my other blog.

Maggie would love to read yours too. Make your own Mighty Life List, and send your URL to maggie@mightygirl.net with the subject "Mighty Life".

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


I have joined a group of bloggers called BlogHer.com. BlogHer is the blogging community for women! We invite you to join us to gain additional exposure for your blogs and your ideas, (that's our mission). With more than 13,000 members and 10,000 blogs on our blog list, we're all working together to create a community that is fun, informative and supportive.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Craft Fair! June 7 & 8

I will be having a table displaying my jewelry at the Alliance Church in Linden, AB on Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Get Paid for your Opinion!

Have you ever wondered... how some people can appear to do far less than you do in a day and yet they have more money and more free time than you? It's time to change that. Start getting paid to take online surveys. Earn up to $150/hr. Start Right Now.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Items in My eStore!

I am putting new items in my estore. Check them out. I have been adding new types of jewelry to my collection. I am now using buttons (some really cool ones!), bottle caps, polly pocket accessories, and so on. If you'd like to see something in particular, send me a message or a comment.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I was featured in the Daily Artisan Spotlight yesterday. Go check it out.
You, too, can be featured. Just go to the Free Press! page of the website.

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Facebook Page

I have set up a page for my jewelry in Facebook to try to get the word out. Facebook is a great way to spread word of mouth about business and such. You can get fans, set up events and just let everyone know what you're up to.
You can visit my page for Thumbelina Creations, or set up your own here.

Thanks to all who voted!

Thank you to all who voted in our collaboration challenge. The day was a great success!
The design with the most votes is… Design 1, by CSerpent and AFibreJourney!

Thank you gifts will be going to the following people:

* Donna of TheGardenBath
* Niki of MillieDogDesigns
* Laurie of Punkinhead
* Dorothy-Jane of TurtleDreams
* Cyndi of TheTwistedPurl
* Andrea of QuirkyBags
* Beth of BethPeardonProds

Thanks to everyone to took the time to pick their favorite and to the people who had a hand in this event in some way. People's lives are changed with the help of HOST.

All of the jewelry were sent to HOST and are now listed in their store, HOST.etsy.com.
You can check out or buy my design here: Pink Glory.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Date set!

The date is set for voting for the best collaboration jewelry. Voting will be on April 23rd! Make sure you visit creativemindsforcharity.wordpress.com to see the pieces and then vote on the 23rd. You can also read more about the challenge on the site. The pieces were donated for charity. The charity we chose was HOST.etsy.com. The Helping Others Street Team helps other people within the etsy community that might need a helping hand.
Make sure you check it out.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Collaboration Necklace for the CGGE & etsyBead Challenge

A beautiful pink marbleized glass pendant with silver key charm, created by Carrie of Calyxann.
The short chain is 16 in. while longer chain is 18 in. The pink marbleized pendant with key charm is the focal point of the longer chain. The center of the shorter chain carries an antique silver button and light pink glass teardrop. Various other glass beads decorate the chains, as well.
This necklace is very light and comfortable to wear. It doesn't shift around on the neck. And all the glass beads sparkle when they catch the light.
The necklace was created by Jonquil of Thumbelina Creations.

This necklace was created for the CGGE & etsyBead collaboration challenge. You can read more about this challenge at http://creativemindsforcharity.wordpress.com/
You can vote on your favorite piece at http://creativemindsforcharity.wordpress.com/to-vote/


Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com

I just installed a nice little tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Links around the World

I got tagged by LuckyGirlTrading.
Let us all help each other out by doing each and everyone a little favor . . . building our Technorati ranks and probably our Google page rank! How? By doing this tag! ^_^ I am making this not only to build up my own blog, but of course, to build up yours as well! So tag along, and lend us your helping hands.

Disclosure: The image was taken from a very informative site about parenting: more4kids.info

This is the Links Around The World Tag.

Instructions: 1. Place your link after the list. If you have more than 1 blog, feel free to add them all here!

2. After placing your blog’s address/es, you must tag 5 or more bloggers that are not yet on the list, this is to keep the ball rolling. (Please remember to let the bloggers know they've been tagged!)

Links around the world tag:
1 - Momhood Moments 2 - Business Mars 3 - A Simple life 4 - moms….. check nyo 5 - Mommy’s Little Corner 6 - Pampered 7- HappyHeart 8- Make Every Day Your Lucky Day 9- Thumbelina Creations 10- Place Your Link Here

I'm tagging A Rose By Name, Elektra Jewelry, Doucepoints, DeLavande, and Ivonnardona's Creations, and Nicole for Modern Glam.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Featuring... Entyqua

I am Becki. I am a SAHM to one gorgeous little girl!
About the creations
I make both costume and genuine stone/metal jewelry as well as finish Jewelry boxes, card making and other paper crafts and coming soon I will be doing clothing as well! I have a lot of creative outlets
For my Jewelry: I use a lot of natural stones and beads for my creations, my favorite being wood and gemstones. I also love to use pearls weather they are freshwater or faux pearls have a very elegant feel to them and always and a touch of class to every piece they are used in! All my jewelry designs are Hand made with care a love. Also you will always find each piece is very unique and will never be recreated. If you need a necklace or bracelet made to a certain size please specify during checkout, if I have the extra materials I can make the changes! I also LOVE to do custom work! I love to share ideas with others to come to a creation that might not be with out two great minds working together!
For the Finished Jewelry Boxes
I LOVE to paint I love to decorate I love to take something ordinary Like a plain unfinished wooden box and make it dazzle. These are one of my favorites of my hobbies. They come to me from a craft store plain dull and wood colored and ends up with color and flair and style I love the transformation!
For the paper crafts
I am a scrapper I will always be a scrapper I have so much scrap I don’t know what to do with it! SO I make cards and other paper related crafts! I wish I had enough time to do this more than I do!

Visit Becki's store and blog at:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Featuring... Elektrajewelry

Dina Cuomo -
I have been passionate about jewelry all my life. At the age of 15, I traveled to Greece for the first time and fell madly in love with 18k and 24k gold. The warm, rich color of this gold enhanced the stones and settings of each beautiful design. The fact that gold was so reasonable in Greece at that time allowed me to bring back amazing trinkets for my closest friends. I returned from my trip with scarab rings, filigree pendants and all sorts of interesting designs that thrilled each of the recipients. For years, I wore gold jewelry until discovering that silver was equally lovely and complimented some of my favorite stones better than gold. I guess the seeds were planted early on and my first real attempt at jewelry design happened on a ski vacation. I decided to take a jewelry workshop on one particularly cold morning and loved the results.

I am a sparkle freak. Things that shimmer and shine have always attracted me. As a child, I glittered everything I could get my hands on and always left a trail of glitter behind me. My love of sparkle only intensified when I started to wear and admire jewelry. My exposure to Greek artisan jewelers from a very young age and my Greek background have influenced my love of 18k and 24k gold and my choice to work with gold vermeil. (24k gold layered over sterling silver) I chose the name Elektra for my shop because it means bright and shining. I make one of a kind jewelry pieces to accommodate many different styles and fashion trends. My time and energy is devoted to creating pieces that can be worn and enjoyed for years to come.
I love to work with gold vermeil, Bali sterling silver, semi-precious stones and vintage glass beads. Lampwork beads and Venetian Murano glass have become some of my favorite materials. The colors of these beautiful Venetian beads are so exceptional, they add another dimension to my jewelry.


EtsyMom Spring Contest

Spring Bouquet
I love Spring. It is my favorite season, with the anticipation of warm weather, camping and being outside. And the flowers! Sigh.
This pendant was made with a glass lampwork bead as the focal point, with gunmetal copper wire and buttons to add the accents.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Featuring... Anne Dundas

Hi! From Sydney, Australia!!

I have been creating jewellery since early 2004. It quickly became a passion which helped fill the time while caring for my mum who has MS.

Jewellery then lead me to the wonderful world of lampwork beads. Yet another way to play with colours. It's such a thrill to play with molten glass watching it flow and form beautiful objects.

I also spend my time designing business cards, etc for other jewellery designers. If you'd like to check them out, you can find my designs at: www.annedundas.com/graphics

My Blog: www.annedundas.com/blog

Monday, February 11, 2008

Featuring... ARoseByName

Anna is a self-employed wife and mother of two teenage daughters. She enjoys beading and finds that it is her therapy for stress!

She and her daughters and first tried beading many years ago. Over the years, the beads have gotten smaller and the designs more intricate. Although her girls no longer bead, they enjoy wearing the pieces that she has created.


Friday, February 08, 2008

Featuring... soandsewcrafty

Karen Copland is a wife and mother of four. She loves taking fabric and turning it into something beautiful and useful.

"Sewing is my passion! I've been sewing for family, friends & customers for over 30 years! I take great pride in the items that I make."

SoandSewCrafty is a great shop! There are some great items to check out. She loves to do custom orders, so if you don't see something just like what you have in mind, just convo her and you can work together to create your dream!


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Featuring... ThatsHeadley

That's Headley! Jewelry Designs is about a journey in wearable art in semiprecious gemstones, wire, and glass. Color, texture, balance, and richness are my design goals. I've been "beading" since junior high, and for the last couple of years have expanded my use of wire wrapping. I've also added silversmithing to my techniques. Silver is always bona fide sterling at the least, and sometimes fine (99.9% pure) silver.

I rarely make two pieces alike, because I like to have fun wearing jewelry, and seeing myself coming and going is not fun! Sometimes, though, when something comes out especially wonderful, I might make just a few to share the fun. I love to do custom work, too, so if you have something inspirational you would like to have a custom piece to wear with or to, send me a picture or description of what you would like, and we can be creative together!

My blog, where I put my newest creations and comment on life, the creative process, and other fabulous Etsy artists can be found at http://thatsheadley.blogspot.com


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Featuring... Yaslani

I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore and then moved to Los Angeles where I studied Fine Art -Painting at Otis Art Institute. Before long I found myself back in New Jersey where I detoured from art for a while and settled into a normal life fully stocked with a corporate job. Turns out normal isn’t for me. Making things is an addiction. A packrat by nature, I believe all items have a second life and I love using recycled items and supplies that are gentle to the environment.

My work consists of bamboo pendants and mixed media paintings. I use found objects, bamboo, ephemera, old paper, acrylic, goauche, pencils, pens, ink, glitter… and anything else within my grasp. I’m influenced by pop culture, color, music, animals, fashion, movies, magazines and too many artists to mention. There are no heavy messages in my work. I consider my art to be an aesthetic conversation. A lovely chat between friends sometimes relaying a story or an inside joke. The only judgement I make with my art is “am I feeling this or not.” The “not” pile gets recycled for another day.

Yaslani is the brainchild for all my creative outlets. There is so much more I plan to do. There are so many more beautiful conversations I plan to have and I’m still planning my escape from normal. Stay tuned.

New Blog

Up until now, I have done the majority of my posting on a different site. Thumbelina Creations is now moving over to this blog, due to ease of use and appearance. To get any past blogs and information, I will keep that site up for a while.