Friday, July 31, 2009

And The Giveaway Winners are...........

I had my first giveway eligible only to my Facebook fans . I used a random number generator to choose 2 winners who would each win one pair of earrings. And those winners are:
Angelina Fong who is a talented Etsian with a lovely shop featuring pillows, paintings, coasters, and knitting needle holders. You can visit her shop at She also has a facebook fan page at
Angelina won the Simulated Chalcedony Sterling Silver Earrings

The next winner is Davida of Lydia Spa Collections who is also a talented crafter that makes bath and body products (body butter, oils, sprays, etc...) featuring natural butters and oils. You can visit Lydia Spa Collections at and on and at Also check her Facebook Fan page at

Davida won the Opalite Sterling Silver Earrings

Congrats ladies and thanks for entering.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Earrings Giveaway!

I am giving away one pair of earrings to two of my Facebook Fans only. Find out how to enter by visiting my Facebook fan page.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Birthday Etsy Special

It's my birthday today but I'm celebrating all week-enjoy 25% off and free shipping all week at my Etsy shop . And stayed tuned for more birthday week specials.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Got My New Facebook Username. Yay!

For the past couple of days I have been on Etsy forums, Facebook, and Twitter trying to get fans for my facebook fan page. I needed to get 100 fans before I could get a new username and shorter url.-and I finally got past the one hundred mark today. The new url is:
Please feel free to become a fan-I promise not to overload your feed.Lol. And I will update you on all new jewelry, discounts, sales and giveaways. And if anyone becomes a fan, I will become their fan if they leave their links on my wall. Be sure to follow on twitter too @tourmaline2777 and I will follow back.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Another Movie Screening: Paper Heart Review

Last Thursday I had the chance to screen another film thanks to the beau winning tickets. The name of the movie was Paper Heart which is half fiction and half documentary. It is about a girl named Charlyne Yi (played by herself) who doesn't really believe in or understand love and thinks that she might be incapable of falling in, or being in love. In order to find out more about love Charlyne sets out to make a documentary with her friend Nick (played by Jake M. Johnson) who is also the director of the movie in the movie . Charlyne and Nick go across country interviewing real life couples who had been married for 50 years or more and asked them how they met and fell in love. While the couples are telling their stories puppet sequences are used to illustrate the stories. And I must mention that all of the puppets were handmade by Charlyne-gotta give it up to a fellow crafter. Charlyne also interviews actors, bikers, wedding chapel coordinators, kids, etc... about their views on love and the scene with the kids is particularly funny. During the making of the documentary Charlyne starts to fall for Michael Cera (played by himself) and Nick wants to make the development of their relationship a part of the documentary.

Overall I really enjoyed this film. It was quite funny and not forced but naturally funny. I would say it was quirky but I am starting to dislike that word due to over usage (along with the word swag). I thought the match up of Charlyne and Michael was perfect-they both have this way of being totally goofy, awkward, funny, and loveable. I give this movie 2 thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone who loves offbeat, indies. It opens in select theaters on August 7th. Go See.

I almost forgot to mention the Q&A! After the movie Charlyne and Jake M. Johnson made an appearance at the theater and there was a Q&A that lasted for about 20 minutes. It was cool to see them in person and hear their stories about where the concept of the movie came from and the process of making it. They also talked about some of the scenes that did not make the final cut. It was a fun time.

Paper Heart Trailer

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Etsy Shop has Reopened! 20% off and Free Shipping

Yesterday I reopened my etsy shop ( and added some new items. I will also be adding some new items today. I am offering 20% off and free shipping on all orders today. So if you make a purchase 20% will be refunded to you. Please take a look and let me know what you think and if anyone is interested in making payment arrangements outside of Etsy just let me know. Thanks.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yay! I Got My $100 Prize Package From Mychelle!

Today I received a $100 prize package from my fave skincare line which is Mychelle Dermaceuticals. I won for becoming a fan of Mychelle on Facebook and attending the Win A $100 Prize Package From MyChelle event.
I got five full sized products and I am soooo excited. They have given away two prizes and there is still 2 more prizes to be won. So go ahead and become a fan-you could win-I did. Also be sure to check the fans filter to see what the fans have to say about Mychelle.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

500 Days Of Summer Review

Last night I was able to view a free movie (screening) thanks to the Beau winning us tickets. The name of the movie is 500 Days of Summer and I guess you could call it a romantic comedy-but it's it's a little more quirky and offbeat than the usual Hollywood type of romantic comedy. It's basically about a guy named Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who totally believes in true love, fate, soul mates,etc.... Tom falls in love with a gal named Summer (Zooey Deschanel) who does not believe in those things (true love, fate, etc..). Over a period of 500 days the story of their relationship is told but not in a consecutive or linear fashion but in random order. For instance, day 300 might be shown before day 1 or day 2. And I really liked that aspect of the movie because it seemed to keep the story fresh and unpredictable. Overall I really liked the movie and I would definitely recommend anyone but especially to those who like unconventional films.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Hiatus Is Over!!!

For the past few weeks I have been on sort of a hiatus from making jewelry. In fact, I did not make one item for the entire month of June. I guess I needed a little break especially since I had been previously working well into the morning for trunk shows. Plus I had no shows scheduled for June so I could relax for the month. But now it's time to get back in full gear. I want to make as much jewelry as I can, re-open my Etsy shop, and find more opportunities to sell & promote. So here's to productivity. It's time to create.