Wednesday, November 18, 2009

And the Winner is....

And the winner of my free giveaway is.......*drum roll* danielle Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly.

The way I did this was I gave each of you a number so for example donidodesigns numbers were 1, 2 and 3 since she had three points. I rolled a 14 which was danielle's number.

Thanks for playing and checking out my site! I will have another giveaway in the spring!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven't been on, real life has gotten a little hectic. Anyhow just wanted to remind everyone of my free Give Away that ends November 17th! Here is the link to the Giveaway.

Expect some new winter inspired pieces this weekend! Time to get ready for the holiday season ;]

Hope the rest of your week is awesome!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) I have just put in my Etsy shop a new necklace which matches the earrings in my giveaway!

As a reminder I am still having a FREE GIVEAWAY! Ends November 17th

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Necklace soon, Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Thank you if you have already entered my FREE GIVEAWAY! I have good news. If you like the earrings I will be selling a matching necklace that is like this one, of course with the right color scheme. I am going to put it in my Etsy store as soon as I take a picture of it.

Thanks again for the support!


Etsy Shop
Belle the English Setter ;]

Sunday, October 18, 2009


As promised I am announcing a giveaway! I settled on making a pair of earrings using sterling silver, silver metal beads, gray glass pearls, and cut rose quartz glass beads. It ends November 17th at midnight eastern time and the winner will be announced November 18th!

To Enter:

1. Go to my Etsy Shop and please post your favorite item or a critique here with contact information (1point)
2. Become a non-annonomous watcher of my blog (1point)
3. Post a link on your blog and post here that you have (2points)
4. Buy an item in my shop and post here that you have (10points)

You can have a maximum of 14 points to enter. I will use to pick.

Please ask any questions if you are unsure of anything.
This is open to anyone in USA or Canada
Shipping will be free.
Ends November 17th at midnight eastern time.
The winner will be announced November 18th!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

GIVEAWAY soon... :D

Hey everyone,

Hope your week is going well thus far! Just want to give a heads up that I will be announcing a giveaway this Sunday, October 18th. I haven't decided on earrings or a bracelet but it will definitely be fall/winter inspired.

Get excited :D


Belle :]

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Earrings!

Hi everyone

Just wanted to let you know I have put up a new pair of earrings in my Etsy shop! It incorporates aquamarine Czech glass, silver plated spacers, antique pressed glass and sterling silver findings.

I should have another bracelet and couple other things to add also.

Stay tuned!

Friday, September 25, 2009

BOGO 9-25-09 to 9-28-09

BOGO! 9-25-09 to 9-28-09
Buy one item in my shop and get a free pair of earrings!
**If you purchase a necklace or bracelet I will make the earrings to match.
**If you buy a pair of earrings let me know in the "Message to the Seller" If you would like a second pair of the same or if you would like something else.

Go to my shop

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Three new items!

As promised here are the three new items for sale in my shop!

A Sunset Winter Earrings

A Winter Crystal Necklace

Thanks for looking! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Expect New Items

Hi Everyone!

TGIF!! Just a heads up to expect some new fall and winter inspired pieces this weekend. I have been so busy with real life and the weather's been drab, but I promise the sun will shine and I will finally get to photograph all the jewelry I have been working on. Hurrah!

Stay tuned...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fall Necklace


So I have a new necklace for sale in my shop. It is very much a fall inspired necklace with a feature of tan, gold, white, gray pearls with a bright purple pearl in the mix for some fun. It is a long necklace that can be worn long or as two strands. It features a sterling silver heart toggle for its clasp and sterling silver beads with silver plated spacers.

Check it out in my Etsy store :

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Necklace

Hey Peeps,

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new necklace in my shop:

It's a 3 strand illusion necklace that includes gold plated string, lavender freshwater pearls, gold freshwater pearls, gold starburst beads, swarvorski crystals, and gold glass pearls.

It has gold filled spring clasp and gold filled chain, which makes it adjustable. The beads are held in place by gold plated crimp beads.

I get many compliments for the one I made for myself and already have had a few orders placed at my work. Get yours now!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, August 15, 2009


So I just want to say go see District 9. It is such a wonderful sci-fi movie. It captures the imagination while still having concepts that the audience can identify in their own life. I am not meaning this to be a review in any sense of the word, I just want to say it is one of the only worth while movies to see this summer.

I have to say if you are squeamish this movie might not be for you as it is violent and graphic at times especially at the end. But the violence and graphic nature is not every second of the movie however. It has a very nice pace and was well balanced.

Just my two cents :] Hope you all have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TREASURY alert :]

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to let you know that my shell earrings have been featured in a wonderful orange inspired sea treasury on Etsy.

Check out the other really cool artisans!

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Bracelet & Store

Hi Everyone,

So I just want to say I have a new store, as you can tell by the changes I have made to this page. The reason behind this is Katabasys is just a very uninviting name for a store and did not represent the objects I was trying to sell. My new Etsy store is A Perfect Dream.

I also decided that I will just be selling jewelry and will include bracelets! I am not much of a bracelet wearer but they are fun to make. Here is my first listing of a bracelet:

A Dusty Rose

It is made of a variety of materials. There is a lot going on with in the three loops which make it up. There are antique cut clear glass beads, glass faux rose quartz beads, gold coated spacers of various sizes and shapes, glass Czech beads of various colors, white fossil beads, glass pearls and freshwater pearls.

Check it out here!

Hope everyone is having a nice Monday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hi Again


Sorry I haven't really been on. I have been super busy of late, first moving then going to a wedding then a small vacation and now I am getting ready to start my first 'real world' job! I hope that once I can buckle down I can post more and get back to making some jewelry, but for now I will continue to be a bit absent.

Hope everyone is well!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FEATURED- By the Fabulous GiDu

Hi Everyone!

I have been featured by the Fabulous GiDu! The blog is just a little more in depth view of me and what inspires me. Check it out! or click on the button on the right which says Featured by GiDu.

Also you should just stop in to read Gina's blog. It is well set up and she has many great posts on diy and finds she has found on both Flikr and Etsy. You wont leave disappointed!

See ya!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Necklace & Facebook fan page

Hi Again!

I am writing to announce another necklace in my Etsy shop!

Usually I am more fond of navy blues with silver and white but I really love this piece. I used several differently dyed freshwater pearls including large dark grey nugget pearls with navy blue round glass beads, accented by gold colored metal spacers and metal beads with a gold foil touch.

This is a classy piece that is perfect for going to work with or dressing up any outfit. I can make matching earrings and bracelet, just convo me.

The necklace is about 18.5 inches long with a pretty brass swirl toggle closure.

Also if you are interested fans on my Facebook fan page get an automatic discount on my Etsy shop. After becoming a fan when you buy something from my shop, just let me know who you are in the message to the seller and I will either change the price before you pay or refund you via paypal. You can either click the picture above my profile or go here.

I hope everyone is having a nice Monday! Thanks for reading :]

FEATURED in a Blog

Hi Happy Monday!

I have been featured in a lovely blog! The Title is Etsy by the Sea and my orange scallop shell earrings have been featured. If you like the beach or anything related you should check it out :]

In the meantime I am working on a few necklaces and hoping that today will be sunny enough to take pictures.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Earrings, Necklace, and Photos!

Hi Again,

I feel like I am almost spamming people with posts! Anyhow just wanted to say I have some new stuff in my Etsy shop!

Here is my new necklace. It is composed of various sized white freshwater pearls and clear cut glass beads knotted together with red string. The clasp is a sterling silver heart shaped toggle. This allows it to be worn as two necklaces! Wear the toggle in the front and you have a classy pearl necklace or wear it in the back and you have a funky fun necklace that goes great with jeans.

It will soon become your favorite thing to wear ;]

Visit my shop to see the other new stuff!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fun Treasury

A few of my Etsy friends are featured in this treasury. Check it out! There are some really unique and fun pieces such as a cute baby friendly teddy bear, water color painting, and an upcycled scarf!

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry: Jacaranda Designs June Giveaway - Green Tea Pearl Bloom Necklace!

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry: Jacaranda Designs June Giveaway - Green Tea Pearl Bloom Necklace!

Such a pretty necklace! If you like pearls (or love pearls like me) you will love this giveaway! It is really simple just click the link to go the the entry page and besides posting your favorite pearl jewelry from her etsy shop you have several other ways to gain entries. Good luck!

Just briefly about my favorite piece:
It is made with lovely freshwater coin pearls with a sterling silver clasp. What is really unique about this piece is the use of gunmetal color Japanese delica beads in between each pearl.

For a price of $60.00 you can't go wrong with a piece that will be your favorite for everyday or for those fancy nights out on the town!

Check out Jacaranda's shop!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Reopened Etsy Shop and New Earrings


So I am back in Western NY and I just reopened my Etsy shop! I didn't know how much I have been hooked into the Etsy community and I am glad to be back. I have a new pair of earrings for sale to commemorate the event as well as celebrate the upcoming 4th of July :]

You can click on the image to go to the shop listing. Thanks for looking!

Click here to go to the main page of my shop.

Thursday, June 11, 2009



I am so sorry I haven't posted anything in over a week! I have been in Michigan and Wisconsin both visiting with my boyfriend and looking at apartments. My shop has been on vacation since I left and I am hoping to be able to re-open when I get home. Although I move June 25th so I am stuck trying to figure out if I re-open and maybe have a moving sale or just wait until Ann Arbor.

In other news I am excited to be a mid-westerner! I have lived in NY state my whole life and I am anxious for a change. Everyone seems so much friendlier :)

Hopefully I will be able to update something more substantial in the next couple of days. Happy Thursday :]

Monday, June 1, 2009


I am happy to announce the winner of my first giveaway! Using from 1-40 the lucky number is 15 so the winner is Judy Brittle!!! I will be sending her an email shortly!

To everyone who entered thank and keep looking I will be having another giveaway soon!

Saturday, May 30, 2009



I have decided that since I am not really going to be home until June 16th that I have put my Etsy shop on vacation. I don't know how often I will be posting on here but I will try :]

Just a reminder Monday is the last day to enter my FREE GIVEAWAY!! Thank you for everyone who has entered already and good luck! I will announce the winner at midnight!

Hope everyone has a nice Saturday!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where'd my time go?

Hi Again!

Hope everyone had a very nice weekend! When I was getting home from Hershey yesterday I was trying to plan my craft time and realized that all the time I thought I had didn't exist! For example I am getting my top wisdom teeth out tomorrow and don't plan on doing any work then. Friday I am leaving for a few days with my mom to babysit my cousins in Philly, then the next Friday I leave for Milwaukee to visit my boyfriend and to go look at apartments in Ann Arbor. A week break and then I will be moving to Ann Arbor! I have about two weeks then I have to go to my cousin's wedding in Atlanta and then the next week I start work. Oy vey.

I will manage though! I have so many good ideas and such great material to work with. I am going to start investing in Silver clay soon, so watch out for some really new stuff from me :]

Also don't forget my free giveaway! It ends June 1st!!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day as I am in Hershey, PA with my family to celebrate!

Thank your vets, soldiers, firefighters, and police officers in your life :]

By the way Hershey is epic! The hotel smells like chocolate! And the amusement park is so cute and fun...I didn't think there were going to be any roller coasters and there are some really nice ones. And by nice I mean I wouldn't go on it haha I am a chicken. Click the image to see all the fun things that are happening here! I am seeing Coldplay tomorrow!!

See ya Tuesday!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduated...More Craft Time!!

Hi Everyone!!

So I am newly graduated and that means no school, job starts in the middle of the summer sooo I have time to make jewelry! Hurrah!!

In celebration I have two new earrings posted on Etsy, tell me what you think!

Click the pictures to go to the Etsy Listings :]
*****Don't forget my FREE GIVEAWAY *********************

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Graduating on Sunday! Reminder

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I have been a little absent but I have been packing and getting ready for my graduation from college on Sunday! I will be receiving my B.S. in Biochemistry/Minor in Classics. I am so excited to start anew and actually be an adult.

I am moving to Ann Arbor, MI this summer and will be starting work for the Molecular Imaging center as a Laboratory Technician. Hopefully in two years I will be applying for graduate school.

In other news, don't FORGET about the FREE GIVEAWAY click here to go to post :]

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

FEATURED- By the Fabulous GiDu

Hi Everyone! I am really excited to say I have been featured on GiDu's blog! or should I say my photography has been. She has feature themes she posts on her blog and today's is Italy! I was lucky and she used my Oldest Bridge in Florence picture. Check it out here or you can always look at it at my shop.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

GiDu on Etsy:
Buy Handmade

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Necklace in Shop

Hi Everyone! I have a new necklace for sale in my shop! I need to take some more pictures but I really like this piece. Let me know what you think. Check it out

PS don't forget to enter my FREE GIVEAWAY!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Another giveaway for $10 gift certificate from Brass Hussy. Giveaway ends 5/18/09

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Also if you really like these earrings, I made another pair to sell in my Etsy shop. Check it out!

Also thank you for everyone who has already entered!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Give-Away Diva: Mom Jewels

The Give-Away Diva: Mom Jewels

As I promised here is another great giveaway!! To enter just subscribe to their newsletter.


PS don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Well I have my giveaway I have been checking out other ones:

Here is one from Grosgrainfabulous is a pink picnic dress, soo pretty!

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I will be posting others throughout the weekend, but don't forget to enter mine!

Friday, May 8, 2009

First GIVEAWAY. Ever :]

Hi Everyone!! I just would like to announce my first giveaway ever!!! You could be the lucky winner of the pair of earrings pictured below. They are gold and black earrings (gold plated wire and earrings with black cut glass beads and glass dice beads). Just post a comment, it can be of anything like critiques, just saying hi, and please include a way for me to contact you like email :] I will be announcing the winner JUNE 1st!!!
Good luck!!! :]

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cool Peeps x2

Hi again! As I promised here is Omshanti and SatinDolly. Kate at Omshanti sells the best soaps and lip balms known to man! I love her Everything Citrus lip balm and I am eying her new Peach soap called "Georgia on My Mind " She is a very lovely person to talk to so go check out her shop:
Buy Handmade

Denise at SatinDolly is equally cool. She uses polymer clay to make the prettiest roses. I recently purchase black rose earrings and she was fantastic and made me a matching black rose ring. I get so many compliments when I wear any of the pieces. Please check out her shop:

Buy Handmade

Hope everyone had a swell Monday ;]

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Listing and Cool Peeps

Hi again! Thanks for the compliments on my other post, you guys rock :] Just wanted to say I posted another picture on Etsy. It is another view of the Tower of Siena:
Also I wanted to mention that I just bought a cowl from ToilandTrouble:

Buy Handmade

She is really sweet and nice to work with! I recommend checking out her shop

Tomorrow I will discuss two other shops that I really love, stay tuned!

Friday, May 1, 2009

My First Treasury!!

So I have been really busy with finishing up my school work so that I can graduate at the end of the Month, but I was pleasantly surprised when I signed on to Etsy today. Snowflakedesign kindly choose my Arezzo Street photograph for a tribute to Etsians in Rochester, NY.

Check out the Treasury:
Check out Snowflakedesign etsy store

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Necklace!

Hi again!

So I had time yesterday to create a lovely multi-strand illusion necklace! I love this type of necklace and own several myself. Check it out below or at my Etsy shop:

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Earrings!

Happy Etsy Day!!!

Hey I just made and posted two new earrings! I am working on some more stuff this weekend so keep your eyes open for some new necklaces and anklets!
Check out my etsy shop:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Stuff

So I am excited to announce that I bought some new supplies (From: capecodjewel and akaLulaBeads) and that I will be making jewelry this weekend! yay

I would start right this instant but I am finishing a paper. Boo

Also Happy Earth Day!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fridays!! I just wanted to say that my mom is bringing my beading supplies from home so I will be able to work on some new stuff before May!! Hurrah :]

Stay tune for new jewelry in my ETSY SHOP!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Hey! My first blog ever. I will be using this for purposes of promoting my Etsy shop! I work with jewelry and photography. If you like Italy or simple jewelry check me out!


Or check my Deviantart out for other photos and drawings :]

Thanks for looking and check back for updates!