Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
You might be asking why is she posting this again?
The "My Dad" key chain has been hand picked by Etsy in their Father's Day guide. I am so excited that they have picked this as a part of their gift guide. Please check out their full guide for some great Father's Day gift ideas.
Thank you Etsy!!
Etsy :: Gift Guides :: Father's Day
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The "My Dad" key chain is the perfect way to show Dad how you feel.
Available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com The key chain is a 1 inch sterling silver disc and has the words "Wise,Kind,Strong, and Fair" handstamped around the outer edge and in the center "Dad" is hand stamped. The disc is attached to a split ring. Artist note: The letters on this disc have been hand stamped one at a time. I do not use machines. The letters will not line up perfectly and are not meant to this is part of the charm that makes your piece one of a kind. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same. The charm has been slightly brushed and the letters have been oxidized/antiqued to make them stand out it will appear to be aged or slightly tarnished but has been given a good polish.
All Designs Copyright of Kristen's Custom Creations 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Will and I have a game we play where we go back and forth saying, "I love you" and one of us usually says "I love you more" and if I say it back he gets really serious and says, "No Mama I love you more". I know it is silly but every time we do it I think to myself that this is a moment I would like to keep forever. I have been asked where I find my inspiration for new designs well it is the little moments with Will that inspire me. I designed the "I Love You More" necklace as my reminder. I wanted this piece to be very unique so you will see that it has a new chain that I just love. The "I Love You More" necklace is available in my shop and was made with love! http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
The "I Love You More" necklace is a 1 inch sterling silver disc with the words "I Love You More" hand stamped around the outer edge of the disc. The sterling disc hangs on a beautiful chunky sterling silver 18 inch chain and includes an artisan crafted sterling silver heart. Artist note: The letters on this disc have been hand stamped one at a time. I do not use machines. The letters will not line up perfectly and are not meant to this is part of the charm that makes your piece one of a kind. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same. The charm has been slightly brushed and the letters have been oxidized/antiqued to make them stand out it will appear to be aged or slightly tarnished but has been given a good polish. Thank you for visiting Kristen's Custom Creations.All Designs COPYRIGHT Of Kristen's Custom Creations 2008.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Have you seen the previews? I can't wait to see the season finale of Ugly Betty. It looks like there will be some real cliff hangers. I really have a love/hate relationship with cliff hangers. I love the suspense but can't stand waiting until next season to see what happens. Will Betty accept Henry's proposal or go to Rome with Gio? I am crossing my fingers she will pick Gio. Lindsay Lohan is making a cameo appearance tonight and poor Betty, Lindsay's character calls her a human shield! Daniel has a son??? What will Amanda and Marc be up to tonight? Don't you just love their one liners. They are so mean and since it is TV it is ok to laugh. What will Thursday nights be like with out Ugly Betty!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Initial Guitar Pick is a 1 inch sterling silver charm that you can have up to three initials stamped. The guitar pick hangs on either a 24 inch or 30 inch stainless steel ball chain. Please note in the message to seller the initials you would like stamped and the chain length. You can chose to have all the letters the same size also. Please also indicate the order you would like the initials, i.e. first name,middle,last or first name,last (larger letter) middle name. Artist Note: The letters on this necklace have been hand stamped one at a time, I do not use machines. The letters will not line up perfectly and this should not be considered a flaw but part of the charm. The letters have been blackened/antiqued and slightly brushed to make the letters stand out. This piece has an aged appearance and will appear slightly tarnished but rest assured it has been given a good polish and all by hand.Thank you for visiting my shop. Please convo me if you have any questions or would like a custom piece designed.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
I just love these new initial charm necklaces. They are so fun and I love the really large letters.
My new favorite necklace is my Grande Triple Initial necklace with my initial, my husbands, and of course Will's.
It seems that every time I flip through a magazine you see a celebrity with an initial necklace of either their own initials or their families initials. I have always liked anything monogrammed or personalized but like the simplicity of these brand spanking new initial charms. What will you have a Single,Double or Triple?
To purchase please visit http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Whenever I see previews for Oprah's favorite things I make sure my Tivo is set. I love seeing what she picks and have even purchased a few things. I never thought I would wear Uggs but when she had them on a while back I thought I would see what all the hype was, and I have to say they are very comfortable.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Throughout our lives there are many people that will greatly impact our lives but it is the great teachers that you will remember for the rest of your lives. It is funny how you never forget their names and they don't even know how much they made an impact on your life. I have always thought that teachers have a thankless job and they surely aren't paid enough.
I created the "Inspire" necklace since I believe a teacher inspires you to learn new things and do things you think aren't possible. They impact the lives of our young and truly shape the future.
Here are some teacher quotes:
I touch the future. I teach. ~ Christa McAuliffe
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
All practical teachers know that education is a patient process of mastery of details, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ~ Bruce Lee (This is my favorite one!)
The "Inspire" necklace is available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I designed one of these necklaces for my niece since she is graduating this year. I can't believe she is already graduating it seems like just yesterday that she was just a little girl, and just yesterday that she was a flower girl in our wedding! Where does the time go???
Both necklaces are available in my shop http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
I will leave you with some graduation quotes that I like:
Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed. ~Erma Bombeck
The tassel's worth the hassle! ~Author Unknown
Hitch your wagon to a star. ~Ralph Waldo EmersonWherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Anyone who has read my blog knows that I love taking quizzes so here is one you may like. Which "Sex and the City" character are you most like? I am most like Charlotte but Carrie was a close second. Have fun!
Can't wait to see the movie it is being released at the end of the month.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Birthstone jewelry is hot,hot,hot especially for Mom's and teens. I do remember being a young girl and loving the cheap costume birthstone jewelry they sold in the girls section of department stores. My Mom use to let me pick out what I thought was such gorgeous jewelry and was always pleased when they had my stone, the Emerald.
I had no idea how popular birthstone jewelry was but after shipping off my last batch of Mother's Day orders today (yes some of my customers waited until the last minute but we won't name names!) I thought about how many little birthstones I hand wire wrapped this month, let just say it was a lot.
I of course had to do some research about the history of birthstones so here is what I discovered.
A birthstone coordinates with the month a person is born. There have been many different sets of birthstones used throughout history and in different cultures. In 1912, in an effort to standardize them, the American national association of jewelers, Jewelers of America, officially adopted the following list; it is currently the most widely used list in the United States and many other locations, including Australia and Thailand. Some alternates have been adopted to be a less expensive substitute for a cut stone.
I think jewelry history is just fascinating!
Visit my shop to see my collection: http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Over the weekend we spent A Day out with Thomas. Will had so much fun and was so into riding on Thomas. He was grinning from ear to ear almost the entire time. Will never has liked wearing hats but wouldn't take off his Thomas hat and if anyone tried moving it he would immediately fix it.
If you would like to take your kiddos to see Thomas check here for their schedule http://www.thomasandfriends.com/usa/parents/dowt.html
Hope you enjoy our pics!